Face masks should be part of your beauty routine as they are usually designed to remove any impurities that may be blocking the pores on your skin. You see, beauty experts recommend that you do this treatment at least twice a month to help renew your skin. But if you think that this means having to make an appointment at the spa, which can be pricey at times, you might be surprised to find that you can make your own face mask using kitchen ingredients. Not only is this cheap, but you’re also in better control over what you place on your skin. If you want to learn how to make your own face mask, here are a few recipes that you might want to try out.
Honey and avocado
If your skin is becoming dry and flaky regardless of the moisturizer that you are using on your skin, you might want to consider making this treatment. You will need a tablespoon of honey, ½ of avocado, and a handful of bran or oats. Combine all the ingredients in a small bowl to create a paste, then apply on your face. Leave it on for 15 minutes before washing it off with lukewarm water. The ingredients used in this face mask helps nourish the skin while removing impurities so that your skin will gain back its natural glow.
Matcha green tea mask
Matcha is gaining a lot of followers nowadays as its numerous benefits are being touted by health experts. We all know that green tea is rich in antioxidants so combining it with matcha means only one thing, and that is your skin will be getting some of its needed nourishment. To make this DIY face mask, you will need a tablespoon of matcha green tea, a pinch of cinnamon, a teaspoon of honey, 5 drops of sandalwood essential oil, and half a tablespoon of boiled water. Mix the ingredients in a small bowl with the boiled water being incorporated into the mix slowly until you achieve a paste-like consistency. Apply the mixture on your face while avoiding the eyes and the mouth. Sit back and relax for 20 minutes before washing it off.
Aloe vera gel and papaya
If you have sensitive skin and you are worried that anything you put on your skin can trigger breakouts or inflammation, then this DIY face mask is actually good for you. What makes this face mask useful is that aloe vera gel is packed with various vitamins and minerals that your skin will thank you for. Papaya, on the other hand, has exfoliating properties which can remove dead skin cells. The cacao powder makes this concoction even better. For this DIY face mask, you will need a squeeze of aloe vera gel, a tablespoon of cacao powder, and ¼ papaya. All that you have to do is to combine everything in a small bowl then apply on your face. Allow the mixture to stay on your face for 10 minutes before washing it off.
Honey rose mask
What else can you use to help refresh and rejuvenate your otherwise tired looking skin? This honey rose mask is definitely worth using. We all know that honey is useful when it comes to treating various skin conditions because of the vitamins and minerals that it contains. Now the rose is good for exfoliating the skin and has a nice scent to it too. In this homemade mask, you will need 1 ½ tablespoons of raw honey, 2 dried roses cut into small pieces, and 2 teaspoons of melted coconut oil. Combine all the ingredients in a small bowl then apply it evenly on your face. Leave it on for a few minutes before washing it off.