OK, let’s be honest. Beautiful looking skin is one thing we all want, isn’t it? Of course it is. When we look at ourselves in the mirror, we secretly hope our skin looks clear, smooth, and glowing. Sometimes, we invest a lot of money on facials, masks, and product after product, and we are not always blown away with the results, although we might be blown away when we realize how much money we spent. (Shh! Don’t tell.)
The good news is that nature is so awesome that it provides tons of ingredients we can use to give our skin a boost. Often, we have those ingredients lying around the kitchen, and even if we don’t, we can just pick them right up at the store. So, how about we get our hands dirty and whip up some fabulous face masks? Sound like a plan? Let’s get to it, then.
DIY Face Masks
The “Mud” Mask
This one removes dead skin cells, fights acne, rejuvenates skin, and much more.
- 2-3 Tablespoons Greek yogurt
- 1 tsp. cocoa powder
- 1 tsp. buttermilk
- ¼-1/2 of a banana, mashed
- 1 tsp. honey
- 1 tsp. lemon juice
Combine all ingredients in a blender or food processor. The thickness should be enough that it does not run down your face. Apply a layer of the mask to your face and let it sit for 20-30 minutes. Wash off with cool water, then splash some cold water to close your pores.[Source: http://www.essentiallyeclectic.com]
Vitamin Bomb Face Mask
According to celebrity aesthetician Ildi Pekar: “this mask contains vitamins that treat wrinkles, dehydration, and even skin tone and texture.”
- ½ of a Banana
- 1 Apricot
- 1 tablespoon of lukewarm water
Cut the apricot into small pieces. Peel the banana and cut it as well. Blend both fruits with lukewarm water until creamy. Apply mask to entire face except for the eyes, lips, and nostrils. Leave it on for 20 minutes and then rinse with cool water.[Source: https://www.newbeauty.com]
Bye Blackheads Mask
- 1 tbsp. unflavoured gelatin
- 2-3 tbsp. milk
- a small bowl
- a makeup brush
Put gelatin into the bowl then pour the milk over it. With a small spoon, mix the ingredients well, then put them in the microwave for about 15 seconds. This will make the milk and gelatin blend in one smooth composition, making it sticky. Take it out, test how warm it is (because you don’t want to burn yourself), and apply the composition to your face as soon as possible with the help of the makeup brush. Let it dry, then gently peel it off.
Now you have a few ideas. If you try them, let us know how it went. We’ll be sharing other recipes with you soon that are suitable for different types of skin. We hope you enjoy them!