Some of the best DIY face masks ever created are easy, cheap and conveniently homemade. You’ll be tempted to taste these nutritious and delicious recipes that are intended to treat your face.
Here are a few basic recipes for homemade face masks based on your particular skin, no matter if you have oily, dry, sensitive or combination skin.
1. Oily Skin Face Mask
If your skin is somewhat oily or greasy, try a yogurt or plum facial mask.
Plain or organic yogurt is a superior hydrating agent for the skin since it’s loaded with lactic acid, which helps to effectively shed dead skin cells and revitalize new skin cell growth.
Plums have anti-oxidant vitamins A and C that protect your skin against free radicals and also increase skin’s pliability, suppleness and overall appearance. Both of these particular vitamins are typically used in oil-control and anti-acne products for skin care.
Recipe: Poach and thoroughly strain four ripe plums, and let them cool. Mash them together and combine a few tablespoons of plain or organic yogurt, a small spoonful of sweet almond oil, and add just enough cornflour to make a workable consistency so you can easily apply it to your face. The sweet almond oil is rich with anti-microbial properties that stop bacteria from spreading which is the main culprit in acne.
Caution: This recipe is very sticky and messy!
2. Dry Skin Face Mask
Avocados are one of the healthiest foods on our planet. This makes sense since they contain the two essential fatty acids omega-6 and omega-9 (which contribute to skin’s suppleness and help the regeneration of skin and tissue), vitamin E moisturizing properties, and chlorophyll (the essential matter in plant life, which helps to regenerate our skin cells). Avocados are perfect for dry skin since they absorb easily into the skin.
Recipe: Completely smash up a ripe avocado. Add in a small spoonful of super-hydrating liquid honey and blend them together well before applying to your face.
3. Sensitive Skin Face Mask
Butter is an outstanding source of vitamin A. And, since vitamin A helps to revive skin’s texture and accelerate blood flow to collagen fibers found deep within the skin, it’s excellent for eliminating wrinkles and fine lines.
Recipe: Cut off a tablespoon from a stick of unsalted butter and let it acclimate to room temperature. Once the butter is soft, add in a small amount of rolled porridge oats and a tablespoon of creamy plain yogurt. Mix the ingredients well until they are just smooth enough to apply to your face easily. The combination has a cool and calming effect.
4. Combination Skin Face Mask
Bananas are a good source of nutrients that help skin stay supple and enormously soft when they are used topically. Simultaneously, they are wonderful for combination skin types since they are non-oily.
Honey is great for skin that tends to breakout since it decreases pimple redness, dries them out, and pulls the moisture from them due to its solution of concentrated sugar.
Peaches have the capability to soften the sebum so that the excess oil can easily exit the follicles without peeling the skin’s surface.
Ground almonds exfoliate dead skin cells and refine the tone of the skin.
Recipe: Combine two ripe bananas, two peeled/stoned peaches and a few tablespoons of pure honey. After the ingredients are thoroughly mashed together, then add in a couple spoonfuls of ground almonds and mix all the ingredients together. Lastly, add a small amount of rolled porridge oats to sufficiently bind the mixture together and apply to your face.
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