Face masks are very important because they are an excellent way to correct or maintain beautiful skin. They are essential to keeping your skin youthful and glowing! Deciding which mask is right for you—or forking over tons of money for a facial—can prevent you from investing in one. However, facial masks are necessary to clearing out our pores, hydrating, moisturizing, detoxifying, and cleansing our skin. But which should you be using? If you’re not looking to spend tons of money trying to find the perfect face mask, you can use basic natural ingredients right from your house! No matter what mask you are using, most people forget the very first step that can make a huge difference. Always steam your face over a cup of hot water, or press a hot cloth against your face prior to the mask. The heat works to soften skin while opening the pores to allow for maximum cleansing.
Below I will provide you with some great face masks using house ingredients to use for your skin type. I have used these ingredients and found them to be extremely helpful in getting my skin on the right track! My face is changing constantly. During the winter my skin is very dry and during the summer its usually more oily than I would like. I am always switching up what I use on my face to achieve what I am looking for.
♥ Masks for oily skin
Ingredients: 1/2 banana, 2 tbs. honey, 1 lemon OR orange.
Preparation: Mash up the banana, add in the honey and mix. Add several drops from the lemon or orange. For best results, blend it. Apply to face and leave for 15 minutes and wash away with a cool washcloth. Follow with your regular moisturizer.
Ingredients: 2 tbs. cucumber juice, 1 egg white, few drops of lemon juice.
Preparation: (This requires the use of a ninja or smaller blender). Miss all of the ingredients together until it forms a paste. Apply carefully and let sit for 20 minutes. Wash off with a lukewarm washcloth. Use this mask once a week to rid of oily skin.
Ingredients: 8 strawberries, 1 tbs. yogurt, 1 egg white, few drops of lemon juice.
Preparation: mash the strawberries with a fork and slowly beat in the egg. Add the yogurt and then follow with a few drops of lemon juice. Leave it for 15 minutes rinsing with lukewarm water.
♥ Masks for acne-prone skin
Ingredients: 3-6 aspirin, 1 lemon, 1 tsp. baking soda, 1 tsp. warm honey.
Preparation: Crush the aspirin until it makes a powder and then squeeze lemon over the powder allowing it to make a thick paste. If you have dry skin add the warm honey for moisturizing. If you have oily skin, skip this step and add a few more drops of lemon. Leave for 15 minutes. Wash away with lukewarm water.
Ingredients: 1/4 c. boiling water, 1/3 c. plain oatmeal, 1 large yellow or white onion, 1/2 tsp. honey.
Preparation: Pour oatmeal over boiling water and let sit for 5 minutes. Make a smooth puree out of the onion in a small blender. Add the honey and onion to oatmeal while it is still warm. If mask isn’t thick enough, use more honey. Leave on your face for 10 minutes washing away with lukewarm water.
♥ Masks for dry/chapped skin
Ingredients: 1 very ripe avocado, 2 tbs. honey.
Preparation: Mash the avocado in a bowl then stir in honey. Leave on for 10 minutes. Wash off with a cool washcloth.
Ingredients: 1 carrot, 1/2 avocado, 1 tbs. honey, 1 egg white.
Preparation: Steam or boil carrot until its so tender you an pierce it with a fork, mash it until its a creamy consistency. You can also blend. Mix in the mashed avocado. Then add the honey and the egg white and continue mashing by hand. Wash off with warm washcloth. Follow with your regular moisturizer.
♥ Masks for sensitive/sunburn skin
Ingredients: 1 c. cold Greek yogurt, 1/2 c. oatmeal.
Preparation: Mix these two together and just apply to face for 15 minutes. Washing off with cool water.
Ingredients: 1/2 cucumber (blended), 1/4 c. aloe gel, 2 aspirin tablets.
Preparation: Blend cucumber, then mix in aloe. Crush aspirin to a powder consistency and mix it in. Leave on your face for 30 minutes and finish with a cool rinse.