There really is no need to spend loads of cash on a fancy spa day to get a luxurious face mask. Not when most of the ingredients are hiding in your kitchen cupboards and your fridge! Homemade face masks are easy to make, cheaper than beauty brands, and they are 100% natural without any harsh chemicals. Pamper yourself with these 5 DIY face mask recipes for softer, smoother, and healthier skin!
1. Simple Banana DIY Face Mask
Bananas aren’t only a tasty and healthy snack, but they are packed full of nutrients that also work great on your skin. Bananas are rich in vitamins A, B, and E and are also a great source of potassium which hydrates skin cells. All you need for this homemade face mask is one medium-sized ripe banana. Mash it into a smooth paste and apply evenly over your face and neck, leave to set for about 15 minutes, then rinse with cold water.
2. Homemade Face Masks with Lemon
Lemons are one of the top ingredients for a DIY face mask. The happy citrus fruit has excellent antibacterial and antioxidant properties, which helps to protect and repair cells. For beautiful, glowing skin add lemon juice to a quarter cup of olive oil or sweet almond oil and apply to clean, dry skin, then rinse.
3. Oatmeal Homemade Face Mask
If you are looking for a homemade face mask for acne-prone skin, then oatmeal and coconut oil will be the perfect combination. This DIY face made recipe has antibacterial and antifungal properties, reduces inflammation and helps restore the skin’s natural pH balance.
Add just 1 tablespoon of coconut oil in a ¼ cup of warm water, mix well, add 3 tablespoons of oatmeal and stir to form a paste. When the paste has cooled, add to clean, dry skin. Let the homemade face mask set for 15 minutes and then gently massage your face for a further 5 minutes and then rinse.
4. Yogurt and Aloe Homemade Face Masks
The nutrients present in yogurt means it is a very effective face mask ingredient. Zinc is an anti-inflammatory, calcium helps to hydrate your skin, it has B vitamins for rejuvenation, and lactic acid which acts as an exfoliant and helps moisturize your skin. You can make your own face mask with just plain yogurt or add in a little fresh lemon juice and pulp and a teaspoon of aloe.
5. Nourishing Honey Mask
Honey’s natural antibacterial properties make it perfect for a homemade face mask for acne and blackheads. For best results, use a high-grade raw unfiltered honey. All you need is just one teaspoon, apply to your skin and let it set for 15-20 minutes. Then rinse with lukewarm or cold water.
Homemade face masks offer great benefits to your skin, are cheap and easy to make, and what’s more, organic face masks are completely free from chemicals and preservatives!