DIY Homemade Face Masks for All Skin Types
Are you low on the budget to buy a good face mask? Are you running out of the one you bought too? Fret not! There are things in your kitchen using which you can make your own face mask according to your skin type without the need to spend an extra penny. Isn’t it just amazing?
The best part about making a mask at home yourself is that they are completely organic and therefore, very gentle on the skin. However, keep in mind that the results may take quite some weeks to appear, but they sure do. The slower the results, the more long-lasting they are too.
So, what are you waiting for? Read through, pick a mask that goes with your skin type and gets your gloves ready!
DI Mask for Oily Skin
1 - Orange Peel Face Mask
Do you want to get rid of the grease and shine on your oily face? Orange peel can be a treat to your skin. It has got astringent properties that help in contracting the pores and removing the sebum from the skin. Plus the vitamin C in the peel brings a healthy glow to the skin on regular use as well.
All you need to do is take some orange peel and grind it. Then add icy cold rose water to it to make a paste out of it.
Rosewater is a great toner for oily skin. You can also use water or yogurt as per your preference and availability of the ingredients. Apply this mask using your fingers and make sure the consistency is not too thin.
Leave it until it dries up and then scrub it off. Using this mask two to three times a week can help control the grease on your face.
2 - Soothing Cucumber Face Mask
Cucumber consists of vitamins and potassium that do not only soothe the skin but also fade the scars, improve the tone and help in getting rid of the tiredness around the eyes as well. Plus, the best part is that it also regulates the production of natural oils on the skin.
Always have half a cucumber in your refrigerator. Take it out when making a mask and blend it with a few drops of lemon juice, egg, and some mint leaves. All these ingredients are friendly to oily and acne prone skin.
Apply the paste over your skin and leave it for about 15 minutes. Wash it with warm water and use a tad bit of moisturizer if the skin feels too dry.
3 - Egg White Face Mask
Egg white works wonders for overly shiny skin with large open pores. It makes the skin firmer with each application and makes the pores smaller with time as well. You can prepare your sheet mask using egg whites only. Now, isn’t that interesting?
Take a few tissues and two to three egg whites in a bowl. Apply a thin layer of egg white to the skin using a flat brush.
Stick pieces of a tissue paper to the skin and then apply another layer of egg whites over it and stick more tissues on top.
This way, it will turn into a cover that sticks to the skin, and as it goes dry, you will have to peel it off. The cover will draw out all impurities and oil in the pores out on the tissue, leaving your skin firm and clean.
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DIY Face Masks for Dry Skin
1 - Avocado and Honey Mask Face Mask
Avocado is the best friend of dry skin because it consists of healthy oils that nourish the skin and help in getting rid of all the dry patches formed on the skin.
Honey, on the other side, consists of antiseptic and anti-inflammatory properties and therefore, it helps in getting rid of any redness and bacteria prevailing on the skin.
Take an avocado and mash it in a bowl. Add two spoons of raw honey and mix them well together.
Apply the mask using your fingers on your face and leave it for 15 to 20 minutes. Rinse it off with warm water. Repeat this twice every week and get the supple skin you long for.
2 - Aloe and Milk Face Mask
Raw milk works wonders for dry skin and is also considered as an intense moisturizer. On the other hand, aloe vera consists of soothing and healing properties that help in replenishing the damaged skin cells. Together they make a great mask for dry skin.
Take half cup of raw milk and add two spoons of aloe gel and honey to it. You can also add mashed avocado for turning it into a thick paste.
Apply the mixture on your face and leave it for around 15 minutes. Rinse it off and use a serum for locking its benefits.
3 - Banana-Meal Face Mask
Now, what is a banana-meal mask? It is a nice exfoliating mask for those with dry patches of damaged skin accumulated on their skin. The mask is made of banana, oatmeal, and honey. Oatmeal works as a great scrub while banana is enriched with vitamins and has hydrating properties.
Plus, adding honey to the mask will enhance its benefits and reduce the inflammation on the skin.
Take one ripe banana, half cup of oatmeal and two spoons of honey and blend them all.
Take out the paste in a bowl and apply it to your skin. Leave it for about 25 minutes and then gently scrub it off the skin.
Take a gentle foaming cleanser to clean your face and apply a toner to remove the smell of the mask and lock its benefits into the skin.
Now that you know which ingredients might suit your skin best, you can mix and match to make your customized face mask as per your preferences. If you have dehydrated skin, try adding essential oils and serums to your mask.
You can also use cucumber and aloe vera for making night eye masks for getting rid of the puffiness under your eyes. I hope you try one of the recipes above out and benefit from it greatly.
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