There are many ways to make your own masks at home to reduce redness, remove blemishes, and get rid of dry patches permanently. By making your own mask at home, you’re in control of exactly what’s in it, so you know it’s free from harsh chemicals and toxins that may actually be more harmful to your skin than helpful. Here are some super cheap “Do It Yourself” face masks with readily available ingredients.
To note: Be sure to test the face mask by first applying a patch to your hand to check if an allergic reaction occurs.
1. Turmeric, honey and yogurt mask
Turmeric is an ingredient that has been talked about for centuries, due to its anti-inflammatory, antimicrobial, and antioxidant properties; Turmeric is a go-to skincare ingredient in many Indian homes. These properties help heal wounds and scars, lighten your dark circles and overall facial glow, prevent breakouts. Personally I would recommend this face mask over and over again, it has worked wonders on my skin and I can’t stress that enough. This mask is wonderful for acne-prone skin because the anti-inflammatory properties of turmeric combined with the lactic acid found in yogurt which dissolves dead skin cells and the antibacterial properties of honey work well together to prevent acne. and diminish your acne scars. Plus, it also evens out your skin tone, reduces dark circles, and slows cell damage.
directions: To prepare this face mask, simply add a tablespoon of honey, a tablespoon of yogurt (firm yogurt works best) and half a teaspoon of turmeric in a bowl and mix well. Apply it on your face and gently massage in a circular motion. Be sure to wash it off in 15 minutes as any time longer than that can cause a slightly yellow tint to your face.
2. Coffee and honey mask
Coffee is usually found in every household. Sipping on a cup of coffee is a daily routine for most people, but did you know that coffee is extremely good for your skin? It contains many antioxidants that work against skin damage while improving your blood circulation, it is an excellent exfoliator with the ability to penetrate deep into your skin to remove impurities that other common exfoliators are unable to do, it can also eliminate an unpleasant tan. .
directions: So, for this mask, mix well 1 tablespoon of coffee powder and 1 tablespoon of honey in a bowl until a fine paste forms. Massage this mask onto your skin in circular motions and let it stay on your skin for 20 minutes. Then, rinse it off and enjoy your newly hydrated and glowing face.
3. Avocado and oatmeal face mask
Avocado is probably one of the trendiest fruits in recent years and rightly so because it has so many benefits for you. The fruit contains many essential minerals and vitamins such as iron, magnesium, potassium, vitamin C and B, and of course the good fats. It also has a range of benefits for your skin. From healing dry, damaged, and sensitive skin to improving your skin’s elasticity, avocado is definitely a great skincare ingredient. Oatmeal is another beneficial ingredient as it can absorb excess oil, prevent acne and remove dirt from your pores, which turns out to be an exceptional exfoliator. Its antioxidant and anti-inflammatory properties can also help treat dry skin and slough off dead skin cells.
directions: Cook 1/2 cup rolled oats according to directions. Mash 1/2 ripe avocado with skin and seeds removed and mix with cooked oats. Mix well until the pulp is completely dissolved. Then apply to the skin and wash off after 10-15 minutes.
4. Chocolate-Cinnamon-Honey Mask
Who doesn’t love chocolate, right? What if we told you that chocolate could be used to help treat your acne? Yes, you read that right, your skin loves chocolate as much as your palate. Chocolate is packed with organic compounds that make it a powerful antioxidant while protecting you from sun damage. It also removes dead skin cells and moisturizes your skin to make it soft and supple. Chocolate and cinnamon is a combination we often see in desserts, but it also works great for your skin. Cinnamon has antibacterial and anti-inflammatory properties, making it an excellent fighter for those pesky pimples.
directions: Mix one tablespoon of cocoa powder, one tablespoon of honey and a pinch of cinnamon in a bowl to make a paste. Add more honey if the paste is too thick. Apply it on your face and wash off after 20 minutes.
5. Banana, baking soda and lemon mask
When you read these three ingredients together, you probably think of the ever-so-delicious banana bread, but no, all three ingredients work perfectly together to give you a great face mask. Banana, known to be a magnesium and potassium booster, also works amazingly on your skin. It acts as a fabulous exfoliator removing all the excess oil and clogged dirt in your pores. Banana also acts as “natural Botox” since it contains silica which reduces your wrinkles and sagging skin. The fruit is also known for its sun protection, reduction of hyperpigmentation and action on dry skin. In addition to banana, baking soda’s gentle exfoliating ability helps dry up pimples and its antibacterial properties prevent further breakouts from occurring. Lemon also works as a lock and key with baking soda as it reduces wrinkles, fades scars and brightens your skin giving you a beautiful glow.
directions: Mix two tablespoons of mashed bananas with one tablespoon of baking soda and half a tablespoon of lemon juice. Stir well and apply it on your face. Rinse off after 10 minutes.
Do-it-yourself face masks are perfect whether you’re looking for a chemical-free alternative, having a day of self-care, or just want to have a girls’ night out with all your BFFs. What could be better than relaxing with a healthy face mask that will surely help your skin in the long run.