5 Easy Homemade Face Masks

Hello Friends,

This past week I’ve been looking into the mirror and what has been staring back at me has been tired, angry, dull skin. This is quite embarrassing to share, because after all, I did study aesthetics and I am quite obsessed with beauty products.  I breathe, eat, sleep skin care ( or at least I try to) on a daily basis.  I knew it was time for me to give myself a mask treatment. I usually tend to use a mask treatment mid-week, to kind of give my skin a pick me up, and an extra glow that cleansers don’t tend to provide.

I’ve always been interested in homemade masks since I was in school, I don’t know why I never have gotten my hands in making them, I guess I can say it’s so convenient to go to a store and pick up a great mask already in a bottle.  So I decided I’m going to try making some and seeing how my skin reacts to them.  That prompted me to look up great recipes and share them with my viewers.

Today I found a great article for beginners like myself , so listen up if you have acne, dehydrated, wrinkles or anything in between stay tuned I have the mask for you!

 

1. Scrub-a-dub! Avocado-Oat Face Mask

Honey Face Mask for the ultimate skin revival. With avocado and coconut oil, this is a great mask for all sorts of skin issues.
Honey Face Mask for the ultimate skin revival. With avocado and coconut oil, this is a great mask for all sorts of skin issues.

Source: healthmunsta

Originating from Central America, avocados have taken over the health food world by a storm! And now, there’s no reason not to include it in your natural skin care regimen either! With a creamy fluffy texture that feels like you’re applying a luxurious mousse to your skin, avocados are rich in highly potent ingredients that are absolutely wonderful for skin. Let’s find out what these key nutrients are below:

Nutrient
Benefit for Skin
Fatty Acids
Lubricate, moisturize and soften skin
Biotin
Promotes healthy skin, revitalizes dry and cracked skin
Vitamin A
Heals peeling skin, essential to cell health and functioning
Table showing just some of the nutrients in avocado for this exfoliating face mask.

Pro Tips:

  1. You can keep the mask for longer, if you have time. Keep it on until it dries.
  2. Don’t use soap after washing off your face mask. Soap is harsh and depletes the skin’s natural oils.
  3. Keep a batch of oats powdered before hand to save time whenever you apply the mask.

 

Ingredients:

  • 1 table spoon oats powder
  • 1 table spoon of mashed avocado

Instructions:

  1. Gather your oats powder and mashed avocado, and place them in a mixing bowl.
  2. Using a fork, mash up the two ingredients until you form an even mixture
  3. Apply this onto a clean face and allow it to rest undisturbed for 10 – 15 minutes.
  4. Then wash off the face mask by rubbing your face in circular motions. This will help further exfoliate and scrape off dead skin cells, revealing new soft skin underneath.
  5. Pat your face with a clean cotton towel. No need to moisturize your face since avocado has natural fats that will deeply hydrate your skin.

 

 

2. Intense Hydration: Honey Face Mask with Coconut Oil & Avocado

Honey Face Mask for the ultimate skin revival. With avocado and coconut oil, this is a great mask for all sorts of skin issues.
Honey Face Mask for the ultimate skin revival. With avocado and coconut oil, this is a great mask for all sorts of skin issues.

Source: healthmunsta

From Egyptian Cleopatra to mysterious Arab empresses, honey has always played a major role in these beautiful women’s regimens. Could honey be the ultimate beauty weapon? There are many compounds in honey that are still not known to man! And newly discovered compounds extracted from honey are featuring in cosmetics everyday. Why get only a pitiful share of honey’s nutrients from a chemical cosmetic product? Lather raw honey luxuriously all over your face, I say! Here is a brief summary of some of the nutrients in honey that make it great for skin:

Nutrient
Benefit for skin
B-Complex Vitamins
Detoxify skin, prevent acne breakouts, boost skin health, oil control, reduce redness & irritation of skin
Vitamin E
Popularly known as the best nutrient for skin; also called “the Healer”, reduces the appearance of scars, reduces pigmentation, powerful anti-oxidant
Zinc
Reverses free radical damage, prevents premature aging
Vitamin K
Brightens skin, reduces dark circles
These are just a few of the nutrients in honey which make for a great hydrating face mask.

Pro Tips:

  • For this highly beneficial face mask, I definitely recommend having a facial steam. This will really help open up your pores and enable the goodness of the face mask to penetrate deep.
  • Use raw organic honey, if possible. But natural honey is fine too!
  • Don’t worry about melting the coconut oil. As soon as it comes into contact with your skin, it will automatically start melting.

 

Ingredients:

  • 1 teaspoon of natural honey
  • 1 teaspoon of avocado, mashed
  • 1 teaspoon of coconut oil

Instructions:

  1. In a small bowl, mix together all the ingredients listed above with a spoon or a clean finger.
  2. Wash your face and pat dry. Using clean fingers, massage the mask into your skin.
  3. Continue massaging for around 60 seconds, and allow the mask to rest for 10 – 15 minutes.
  4. When the time is up, simply wash your face with warm water and pat off with tissues. The tissues will help get rid of any excess coconut oil left over from the mask, while allowing some of it to stay on your skin, thus letting your skin stay hydrated.

 

3. Banish Acne: Egg White Face Mask with Lemon & Honey

Potent egg white face mask with honey and lemon juice. Purpose: Anti-acne
Potent egg white face mask with honey and lemon juice. Purpose: Anti-acne

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Egg white is a popular face mask ingredient, and with good reason! It is rich in so many nutrients that impart a glowing healthy radiance to dull skin. Here are some of the nutrients found in egg white:

Nutrient
Benefit for Skin
Protein
For tissue repair and growth. Promotes strong wrinkle-free skin
Potassium
Hydrating and moisturizing. Preserves moisture in skin cells.
Magnesium
Eliminates toxic and cell damaging free radicals that create wrinkles
Riboflavin
For youthful radiant skin. Slows down the aging process of skin.
Egg white contains these nutrients, which help to repair acne-damaged skin, promote healthy skin cells and smooth skin.,

Top Tips:

  1. If you don’t have a facial brush for applying face masks, do consider getting one for just this purpose. It will make your work less messy.
  2. Make sure you keep your facial brushes clean and wash them regularly.
  3. This mask may sting a little because of the lemon juice. If you are sensitive to lemon, feel free to use less lemon, or dilute the mask with water.

 

Ingredients:

  • 1 egg white
  • 1/2 a small lemon
  • 1/2 tsp honey

Instructions:

  1. Crack an egg and separate the egg white from the egg yolk. You will only need the egg white for this recipe.
  2. Get a mixing bowl and squeeze the juice out of 1/2 a small lemon into it. Make sure you remove any seeds.
  3. Add in the honey to the egg white and lemon juice and begin whipping the mixture with a fork or small whisk. Beat it until it reaches a fluffy consistency.
  4. Now onto a clean face, apply your freshly prepared face mask all over your face using a clean cotton ball. If you have a facial brush to apply the mixture, make sure you use a clean one.

 

4. Wrinkle Rescue! Zesty Banana Face Mask

Banana Face Mask with yogurt and orange juice. Purpose: Anti-aging
Banana Face Mask with yogurt and orange juice. Purpose: Anti-aging

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Did you know bananas are also called “Nature’s Botox”? They sure are! That’s why this face mask is perfect for preventing premature wrinkles caused by UV light exposure and also for fighting fine lines and wrinkles – all without going under the knife! Here are some of the nutrients in banana that make it one of the best fruit for the face:

Nutrient
Benefit for Skin
Potassium
Locks in water to hydrate dry skin
Vitamin C
Produces collagen, boosts skin suppleness, powerful antioxidant, fights free radical damage
Lectin
Destroys harmful bacteria on skin, promoting smooth clear skin free of pimples
Amino Acid
Maintain skin elasticity and strength

Pro Tips:

  1. Got over-ripe bananas? Don’t throw them away! Use them for a luscious banana face mask!
  2. Store your left-over face mask safely for 5 – 7 days in your refrigerator.
  3. Wanna add an exfoliating boost to this mask? Just add some ground oats to it! Got dry skin? Add some coconut or olive oil to the mask to lock in moisture.

 

Ingredients:

  • 1 small banana (ripe)
  • 1 tsp orange juice
  • 1 teaspoon of greek yogurt

Directions:

  1. Combine the ingredients in a mixing bowl and mash-up with your fork to create a smooth even mixture. Sometimes I just pop them in a small blender for a quick smooth mask. Don’t worry if you don’t have Greek yogurt, any yogurt will do.
  2. Start with a fresh clean face and apply this mixture onto your skin using clean fingers or a clean brush.
  3. Allow this mask to rest for 10 – 15 minutes (the standard time for most face masks do their thing). During this time, why not take a few minutes to sit in a quiet place and meditate on peaceful happy thoughts? A stress-free and happy mind is the key to ultimate beauty!
  4. Now wash your face with warm water and pat dry. Your skin should feel fresh and relaxed.

 

5. Yogurt Flush: Skin Brightening Face Mask

The goodness of strawberries plus yogurt and honey, gives an awesome skin brightening face mask.
The goodness of strawberries plus yogurt and honey, gives an awesome skin brightening face mask.

Source: healthmunsta

Strawberries are heart-shaped and are often used to symbolize love. It’s probably the best-loved ice cream flavor in the world, and coupled with the nutritional superstar, yogurt, here’s why it’ll soon be your best-loved face mask in the world! Let’s take a look at the nutrients in yogurt:

Nutrient
Benefit for Skin
Lactic Acid
Promotes smooth skin, exfoliates and moisturizes, clears pigmentation, reveals brighter skin, fights wrinkles
Calcium
Fosters skin renewal, revealing new bright skin underneath
Vitamin B5
Brightens dull skin, lightens acne scars
Table showing some of the nutrients in yogurt which make this skin-brightening face mask very effective.

Pro Tips:

  1. Yogurt can really stick to your skin when dry, so make sure you begin washing off by gently patting your skin with warm water to soften up the dried parts.
  2. Strawberry has exfoliating properties so don’t rub it in too hard when washing or it may cause redness.
  3. Use an ice pack to close up your pores and prep it for makeup. Simply wrap an ice-cube in a cotton cloth or towel and rub it all over your face.

 

Ingredients:

  • 1 ripe strawberry
  • 1 tsp raw honey
  • 1 tsp yogurt

Directions:

  1. Select the ripest strawberry and mash it up in a bowl along with the other ingredients. Use a fork to mash it up, or just use clean fingers!
  2. Wash your face with a gentle face wash and pat dry. Using clean fingers, just slather on this delicious-smelling face mask all over your face. Avoid getting into your eyes, of course.
  3. Leave the mask on for 10 – 15 minutes, or until it dries.
  4. When the time is up, begin gently scrubbing off the face mask using warm water. Clean off all the mask and close up your pores using a splash of cool water.

Are you going to be trying any of these great masks? I know I am let me know in the comments below

 

Love, chicki

 

Source:http://healthmunsta.hubpages.com/hub/DIY-Homemade-Face-Mask-Beautiful-Skin

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