5 Easy Homemade Face Masks
For those of you who don’t have the time to visit a spa for relaxation, these 5 homemade face masks are a great solution for regenerating and protecting your skin. Moreover, they are all made from completely natural and non-toxic ingredients.
Avocado Mask for Hydration
- 1/2 ripe avocado
- 1 teaspoon plain organic yogurt
- 1 teaspoon of honey
This hydrating mask is great for stressed-out skin from the outside effects. Mash the avocado until it is soft and then mix it in the yogurt and honey until it forms a paste. Apply to your face and leave on for 10-15 minutes. For better hydration, incorporate one or two teaspoons of virgin olive oil into the mixture, which immediately softens and smoothed skin.
Egg White Mask for Pore-Obliterating
- 1 egg whites
- 1 teaspoon of orange juice
- 1/2 teaspoon of turmeric powder
Egg white proteins are perfect for oily skin types because it tightens pores and zaps acne-causing bacteria. Whisk it with orange juice and turmeric, an herb that has brightening properties, to help even out your skin tone—but wear an old T-shirt since the powder can stain. Leave the mask on for 15 minutes and clean the mask with water when it is dried.
Honey Mask for Calming the Skin
- 2 tablespoons of pure honey
- 1 teaspoon of cinnamon
- 1 wedge of fresh lemon
Put the honey in the microwave for a few seconds, then mix it with the cinnamon and the juice of a lemon wedge into a small bowl. Cinnamon is great for reducing inflammation and redness—also, it sops up excess oil. Lemon acid helps in exfoliating your skin, but it can also minimize the appearance of dark spots. Gently massage the mixture onto your face and leave on for about 15-20 minutes, then clean it off.
Brown Sugar Scrub Mask for Exfoliation
- 2 tablespoons of brown sugar
- 2 tablespoons of virgin coconut oil
Brown sugar removes the dead skin while coconut oil packs it with moisture. At the end the result is a soft and gloomy skin. Use equal parts brown sugar and coconut oil to form an easy scrub, apply it on your face in gentle circular motions, let it sink in for a few minutes and clean it off with warm water.
Oatmeal Mask for Redness-Reduction
- 2 tablespoons of raw oats
- 1 teaspoon of honey
- 1/2 of a banana
Oats are a natural exfoliator, but they’re also famous for their soothing powers—they are great for a treatment of the skin after beach if you have forgotten to put on your sunscreen. Mash it up with ripe banana to form a paste. Honey gives it some grip and also has anti-bacterial properties that calms down the inflamed skin.