Homemade Face Masks
If your face always looks dull or irritated, it may be because you’re using the wrong products for your skin type. Facial skin generally falls into one of three categories: normal, oily or dry. Each type requires different treatment. Rather than experiment with expensive store-bought treatments, try homemade face masks. They’re made with natural ingredients that smell and taste great. With regular usage of the homemade face masks, you will definitely notice a smooth glowing skin.
Homemade Face Masks for Oily Skin
Avocado & Egg Face Mask: Beat the egg white properly and mix in the avocado so that you have a soft pulp. Now along with the lime juice, put the pulp in a blender so that you get a smooth mix. Apply this on your face and wash it off after five minutes.
Potato Mask: For a quick and simple homemade facial mask for oily skin, slice a raw russet potato in half. Use a fork and poke the raw end of the half potato a few times to draw out the juices. Rub the raw end of the potato around your face, avoiding your eyes. Let the potato juice sit on your skin for ten minutes. Wash your face and pat dry. The potato juice will help draw out and absorb facial oil.
Baking Soda and Water Mask: Whether you say homemade face masks for pimples or for acne, they are similar to each other. This recipe is best for medium pimple breakouts. Make a paste out of baking soda and water. Apply this and retain mask for 20 minutes, the rinse with water. Use 2 times a week for best results.
Oatmeal Mask: Try an oatmeal and water facial mask to help reduce oil while exfoliating your skin. Mix together three tbsp. of rolled oats and three tbsp. of hot water in a small bowl. Adjust the water amount as needed to create a clumpy paste. Spread the paste on your face and let it sit for 10 to 15 minutes. Use your fingers to gently rub the large clumps of paste from your face. This will help exfoliate the skin. Wash the remaining paste from your face and pat the skin dry.
Cucumber & Plain Yogurt Mask: Use cucumber and plain yogurt for a refreshing facial mask. Peel and slice 1/3 cup of cucumber. Place the cucumber in a food processor or shallow blender with 3 tbsp. of plain, unsweetened yogurt. Blend until a smooth paste is created. Spread the paste onto your face and let sit for ten minutes. Wash your face and pat dry.
Homemade Face Masks for Dry Skin
Strawberry & Clay Face Mask: Take the strawberries in a small bowl and crush them well to extract the juice. While stirring the strawberry extract, add honey to it slowly. Next add the clay also while stirring the same. Apply the mask and let it rest for fifteen to twenty minutes. Once dry, wash with cold water.
Honey & Egg Mask: To make the mask, mix together 1 egg yolk and 1 tbsp. of honey. This may require a few minutes of mixing by hand, as honey can take some time to blend with another ingredient. Once the two are blended, add 1 tsp. of olive oil and mix well. Rinse your face with warm water and pat dry. With clean hands and fingers, apply the mask to your skin. Leave the mask on for 45 minutes, then rinse off with lukewarm water and gently pat the skin dry. Enjoy the feeling of moisturized skin. While this works as a great moisturizer, don’t overdo it. The moisturizing mask should not be applied more than once a week.
Aloe Vera & Milk Mask: Some of the classic homemade face masks for dry skin are prepared with aloe vera gel. In a small bowl, combine 4 drops of essential oil, 2 teaspoons aloe vera gel, 2 teaspoons powdered milk and 1 ½ tablespoons thin honey. Use this mask over face and leave for 15 minutes. Wash thoroughly with warm water.
Cabbage & Banana Mask: Cabbage and banana face masks work well as an anti-wrinkle treatments. Mash a quarter-banana into a smooth pulp and spread on the face for about 15 minutes. Similarly, grate some cabbage and boil it in milk until it becomes a soft paste. Once cool, apply the mask on the face and neck for 20 minutes. For very dry skin, add one raw egg and some vegetable oil to the boiled cabbage and make a paste. After cooling, apply it to the face.
Avocado and Olive Oil Mask: Avocado is one of the miracle fruits, loaded with antioxidants, vitamins and minerals. Provide these benefits to your skin by using an avocado face mask. Mash flesh of a ripe avocado with a few drops of olive oil (or almond oil). Cover face with this mask and leave for a long period before washing.
Homemade Face Masks For Acne Skin
Apple & Honey Mask: Take half of an apple, and grate it. Mix it with four teaspoons of honey. Apply it on the affected skin part and let it stay there for about 15 minutes. Rinse off with water. This face mask works wonders on dry skin, and you can use it daily as it prevents outbreak of pimples and also brings glow and radiance to the skin.
Baking Soda Face Mask: Baking soda is one of the most popular ingredients used in homemade acne masks. Baking soda works well for an acne face mask because it helps get rid of oil, it also prevents pimples, and it works as a natural exfoliant to remove dead skin cells and unclog pores. To make a baking soda mask make a paste using baking soda and water. Apply the paste to your face and leave it on for about 15 minutes.
Dry Basil Leaves Face Mask: This face mask is also called acne tonic basil mask. To make it, take 10-12 tablespoons of powder made from dry basil leaves. Soak it in water for 2 hours. Apply it on the face and let it sit there for about 20-30 minutes. Remove it with warm water. Lay a wet hand towel on your face for 10 minutes. Use this dry basil leaves face mask once in a week.
Oatmeal Face Mask: Oatmeal is commonly used in skin care because it helps cleanse without drying, and it exfoliates the skin to remove dead surface cells and unclog pores. Oatmeal can be mixed with a natural antiseptic like honey to make an acne face mask. Use one single serving pouch of plain unsweetened oatmeal and 1/4 cup of honey to make the mask. Apply the paste to your skin and leave it on for 10 minutes. Rinse your face clean with warm water, and pat dry with a clean towel.
If you are ready with the supplies for homemade face masks, more than half of your work is done. After applying masks, you are expected to leave them on the skin for some time, about 10 minutes or more. Use these natural face masks and see the radiance in your skin after washing off the masks.