No matter how well you take care of your skin, overtime it is bound to become damaged. Even though commercial products can “claim” to repair your skin, the better option is always to use natural products for the simple fact that chemicals simply are not good for you skin. Here is a list of easy-to-make face masks that you can make at home that will not only save you money, but your skin will thank you.
Dry, Flaky Skin
Dry skin can be a pain, especially in the winter months when the weather is particularly harsh. Try these two masks to eliminate your dry skin problems.
Avocado & Honey Mask
Avocados are rich in vitamins and minerals which makes it perfect for repairing damaged skin as well as hydrating it. The oatmeal also aids in removing dryness or irritation caused by dryness.
Directions: Use half an avocado, 1 Tbsp honey, 1 Tbsp yogurt. Mix it together until it creates a thick paste and then apply to clean skin for 10-15 minutes. Rub in a circular motion to gently exfoliate, then wipe away with a clean damp cloth.
Oatmeal & Honey Mask
Oatmeal is naturally soothing for irritated cracked skin while the honey works to trap moisture beneath the skin's surface.
Directions: Use 1 tsp of grounded oats and one tsp of organic honey. Mix these two ingredients until it creates a thick paste, then apply to clean skin for no longer than 10 minutes. Rinse with warm water.
Chileee, the shine. It never fails to appear no matter what you try. Oily skin can leave you feeling greasy and not to mention that no primer in the world seems to keep the makeup from sliding around your face. Say goodbye to shine by trying these two natural masks.
Strawberry, Lemon and Honey Mask
Strawberries and lemons are highly acidic which make them perfect for oily skin. They will absorb excess oil while the honey ensures that the mask won't be too drying. These three make the most amazing mask for fighting oily skin.
Directions: You will need 1 teaspoon lemon juice,1/2 egg white,1 1/2 teaspoon honey, 3/4 cup organic strawberries. Put all the ingredients in a blender and blend until smooth. Apply the mixture for 10 minutes or until dry then rinse with warm water.
Lemon Juice and Plain Greek Yogurt
The Lemon Juice and the Yogurt Balance each other out perfectly. The Lemon Juice will suck the oil from your skin, while the yogurt traps the moisture within the skin so it doesn't dry out.
Directions: Combine two tbsp of plain yogurt with one tsp of lemon juice. Apply the mask for 20 minutes then rinse.
Egg Whites and Yogurt
These two ingredients are all you’ll need to create a powerful mask that will work for your combination skin. The egg whites will help to control the oil while the plane yogurt gives your skin the moisture it needs.
Directions: First you will need to separate the egg white from the yolk. When this is done, mix the egg white with two tbsp of plain yogurt. Apply to face and leave for 5-10 minutes before rinsing with warm water.
Banana Oatmeal Honey Mask
The banana and honey in this mask works to hydrate the skin, while the oatmeal soaks up any oils that may be lingering on the skin's surface.
Directions: Mash bananas completely until it is lump free then mix in grounded oatmeal. If the oatmeal cannot be grounded then you can leave it whole. Apply this mixture over your face for 20 minutes, then rinse with cold water.