Pamper your skin with these fast and easy facemask recipes
Do you suffer from dry or oily skin, pimples, acne, facial blemishes and scars, blackheads, or a flushed face? Do you worry about premature skin aging?
Why spend tons of money every year on facial skin treatments when you can use the following natural facemasks to rid yourself of these skin problems we all face from time to time?
Most common facemasks depending on skin type
1 – ½ ripe avocado
¼ cup raw honey
(For pimples, acne, dry, and aging skin)
Avocados contain oils that remove flaky skin and replenish its hydration. Honey contains plenty of anti-oxidants and unclogs skin pores and slows down the aging process. It also prevents pimples and acne from forming due to its anti-bacterial properties.
Mash the ingredients and apply it on your face for 10 to 15 minutes; wash off with cool water.
2 – 1 ripe banana
1 tbsp. raw honey
½ cup yogurt
(For pimples, acne, blemishes, redness, swelling, dry, and aging skin)
Bananas are not only filled with vitamin A, B, E, and potassium, but they also protect the skin and delay aging. They also reduce skin discoloration.
Yogurt contains lactic acid, which unclogs the skin pores and softens it, and due to its antibacterial properties, it prevents pimple production. It also cools the skin down and reduces redness and swelling.
Mix the ingredients, keep for 20 minutes, and wash with warm water.
3 – ¼ of a Papaya
½ tsp. fresh lemon juice
1 tbsp. raw honey
(For pimples, acne, blemishes, redness, scars, and oily skin)
Papaya contains vitamin A, C, Potassium, alpha-hydroxy acids, antibacterial properties, and papain, which rejuvenate, firm up, exfoliate, lighten, and smoothen the skin.
Lemon juice also refreshes, cleanses, lightens, tightens, and removes the skin’s oiliness. Tomatoes are also good alternatives to lemon since they do a similar job.
While honey (which is used to moisturize the skin) is used in this facemask, it is used to even out the acidity of the lemon and make it gentler to your skin.
Simply mix the ingredients, leave for 15 minutes, and rinse with warm followed by cold water.
4 – 1 egg white
(For pimples, acne, blackheads, aging, and oily skin)
For blackhead removal, simply separate the egg white and apply it on your face. Then apply thin coats of tissues and allow the layers to dry. Apply more egg white on top and repeat the same process until your face is covered with paper and egg whites.
Keep it on your face until it dries; then peel off the tissue off your face and wash with cold water. Egg whites tighten the skin pores, remove blackheads, and remove extra sebum, which reduces oiliness.
On the other hand, if your face is dry, then it’s best to apply the egg yolk instead and keep for 10 to 15 minutes before washing it off with cold water.
5 – Final tips
- Before applying of any of these masks, it is best to exfoliate your face with a mixture of brown sugar and olive oil.
- Also, always keep in mind that you should do several patch tests on your skin to see if there is any counter-reaction to any ingredients, since some might irritate sensitive skin.
- Finally, before trying to solve skin dryness and other issues externally with facemasks, you should always make sure you are properly hydrated and maintain a healthy diet, because what you consume is always reflected on your skin condition.
By: Luma Kudsiova