If you want to learn how to make your own facial masks at home instead of going to a salon and breaking your bank then read this….
Brigthen: Cut a slice of ripe papaya and remove the seeds and pulp. (You can save the pulp for a nice snack later if you prefer). Clean your face and then rub the inside of the papaya peel, focusing on the lines (wrinkles) around your mouth and temples, eyes, neck and hands.
Let it dry for about 15-20 minutes and then rinse with warm water. Once finished, your skin will look brighter, with a more polished finish. You can do this mask twice a week.
What it does is the enzymes in the papaya help exfoliate, repair sun damage, help diminish age spots and help smooth your skin.
Exfoliate: You need:
- 1 tsp. honey
- 1 tsp olive oil
- 1 packet of plain oatmeal
Combine the honey and olive oil and separately, prepare the oatmeal using less water than what it says on the package to form a paste. Add the honey and olive oil mix to the cooked oatmeal and apply it as a scrub by gently rubbing it in small circles over your skin, but avoid your eye area since that part of your skin is the most sensitive and thin. Rinse off with warm water and pat dry. You can do this mask twice a week.
What happens is the oatmeal exfoliates while the honey and olive oil moisturizes your skin.
Cleanse: You need:
- 1 TBSP plain Greek yogurt
- 2 tsp olive oil
- ½ tsp lemon oil (not lemon juice)
Combine all these ingredients together, but don’t worry if it looks a bit runny because it doesn’t pour out easily. Massage this mix over your skin, then immediately wipe it off with a washcloth soaked with warm water, but just to let you know that this mixture tends to be very sticky.
You can do this daily and you will want good-quality oil and you don’t need any harsher products when it comes to acne, just be careful around your eye area.
- For oil and blemish-prone skin:
Lift and tighten: You need:
- 2 TBSP. plain yogurt
- 1 TBSP fresh lemon juice
First, clean your face and neck and then combine these two ingredients and apply it to your face and neck. Let it dry for 20-30 minutes (you will feel the mask tightening, which creates a lifting and firming effect). The longer you leave it on the more of a firming effect your will have. Once you are finished, rinse off with warm water and then a cool rinse. This mask can be done 2-3 times a week or whenever your need an instant facelift.
This mask will help you fade any age spots, acne scars and even help keep blemishes and acne away. It also helps with an uneven-skin tone.
Tone: After cleaning your face, brew up a cup of chamomile, or green tea and allow it to cool. Soak two clean round makeup sponges in the tea and squeeze out any extra liquid. Place them over your eyes and leave them on for 15 minutes. You can do this daily.
Soothe: You need:
- 2 TBSP. honey
- 1 TBSP apple cider vinegar, or lemon juice (which ever you prefer)
Clean your face and then combine the ingredients and apply to your skin. Leave it on for 20 minutes and then rinse with warm water, then with a cool rinse. You can use this mask three times a week.
What this mask does is help heal, moisturize and balance the pH in your skin. The honey is a humectant and natural antibiotic that heals and moisturizes. Apple cider helps balance the pH of your skin and soothes damaged skin.
Moisturize: You need:
- 1 TBSP. oatmeal
- 1 TBSP. fennel seeds
- ½ cup boiling water
- 1 TBSP honey
First off, boil the water and then add the fennel seeds. Allow them to steep for 10 minutes. In the meantime, grind up the oatmeal in a blender. Once the 10 minutes are done, strain the seeds and discard. Let the water (tea) to cool down to room temperature and then combine the tea with the oatmeal and honey. Clean your face and then apply the mixture and leave it on for 20 minutes. Rinse with warm water and then rinse with cool water. You can use this mask twice a week.
Brighten: You need:
- 2 TBSP sour cream
- 2 TBSP honey
- 1 TBSP apple cider vinegar or lemon juice
Clean your face and then combine the ingredients and apply it to your skin and leave on for 20 minutes. Rinse off with warm water and then with cool water. You can use this mask twice a week. What this mask does is help heal, exfoliate, brighten and moisturize your skin. It helps refine your pores, fade acne scars, and prevents anymore blemishes from forming.