Forget spending time and money at your local spa. Pamper yourself with these simple, homemade facial masks. Give yourself a fun beauty treatment—you probably have all the ingredients you need.
Brighten up your dull, oily skin with a rejuvenating strawberry face mask. Strawberries are not only good for your health but also for your skin. They are rich in vitamin C and antioxidants that offer skin lightening, brightening and anti-aging benefits.
2. Plain yogurt
3. Lemon juice
5. Measuring cups and spoons
1. Cut 4 to 5 fresh strawberries into pieces and mash them thoroughly using a fork.
2. Put ¼ cup of the mashed strawberries into a bowl.
3. Add 1 tablespoon of freshly squeezed lemon juice to it.
4. Add 1 tablespoon of plain yogurt.
5. Mix in 1 tablespoon of honey.
Your skin will have a healthy glow after applying this tropical mask to your face. This recipe is designed for all skin types.
1. 1 ripe banana
2. 1 tablespoon honey
3. 10 drops lemon juice
1. Mash one half of a banana.
2. Mix in a tablespoon of orange juice and a tablespoon of honey.
3. Apply to the face and keep the mixture on for 15 minutes.
4. Rinse with lukewarm water and then moisturize.
This moisturizing mask is great for stressed-out skin from a day outdoors. Mash the avocado until it’s soft and then mix in the yogurt and honey until it forms a paste. Apply to your face and leave on for 10-15 minutes. For a more intense dose of hydration, incorporate one or two teaspoons of virgin olive oil into the formula, which instantly softens and smoothes skin.
1. 1/2 ripe avocado
2. 1 teaspoon plain organic yogurt
3. 1 teaspoon of honey
Egg white proteins work great on oily skin types because this ingredient tightens pores and zaps acne-causing bacteria. Whisk it with orange juice (a dose of vitamin C) and turmeric, an herb that has brightening properties, to help even out your skin tone—but wear an old T-shirt since the powder can stain. Leave the mask on for 15 minutes and wash off the mask with water once it’s dried.
1. 1 egg whites
2. 1 teaspoon of orange juice
3. 1/2 teaspoon of turmeric powder
Dark chocolate can works wonders in terms of perking up our moods and giving us a boost of antioxidants, when consumed. If applied topically, you also get the benefits of its anti-aging properties, which help the production of collagen. Combine it with honey, coconut cream and avocado, and you have a wonderfully creamy concoction that easily glides onto your face. Apply a delicate layer, leave it on for 10 minutes and gently rinse it off. Plus, it smells amazing and you’ll want to set aside some leftover cocoa nibs to nibble on.
1. 1/2 cup of cocoa powder
2. 3 tablespoons of oats
3. 4 tablespoons of cream
4. 1/4 cup of honey
Honey, Cinnamon and Nutmeg
This face mask, made of all natural ingredients, will make your skin shiny and healthy, preventing the appearance of pimples and exfoliating as well.
1. 1 teaspoon nutmeg
2. 1 teaspoon cinnamon
3. 2 tablespoons honey
Treat yourself with a simple yet effective papaya face mask to get beautiful, glowing skin. This beauty recipe nourishes your skin with the goodness of papaya, honey and lemon juice.
1. 1/2 ripe papaya
2. 1/2 teaspoon honey
3. 1/4 teaspoon lemon
The caffeine from coffee grounds in this cocoa-licious mask helps to reduce swelling and puffiness, while the antioxidants in the cocoa help to reduce aging, and the yogurt replenishes lost moisture.
1. 2 tablespoons freshly ground coffee
2. 2 tablespoons pure cocoa powder
3. 1 tablespoon honey
4. 3 tablespoons yogurt or sour cream
Apple Cider Vineger and Oatmeal
Cold weather can aggravate rosacea, leaving faces reddened and blotchy, and sometimes bumpy as well. The apple cider vinegar helps to stabilize the pH of your skin, while the oatmeal lessens irritation and the other ingredients soothe and moisturize.
1. 1.5 tablespoons dry instant oatmeal
2. 2 tablespoons plain, unsweetened yogurt
3. 1 tablespoon apple cider vinegar
4. 1 teaspoon honey
5. Strong-brewed green tea
Kiwi is rich in vitamin C, which is important for collagen synthesis, thus helps in skin rejuvenation. Kiwi also contains a generous amount of alpha-hydroxy acids, which exfoliate, nourish and brighten skin, minimize the appearance of wrinkles.
1. 2 Kiwis Pureed
2. 3 Tbsp Plain Yogurt
3. 1 Tbsp Orange juice
4. 1 Tbsp Almond or Olive Oil