Homemade Face Masks — Create Your Own Facial Masks

Treat yourself and your skin to some TLC. Give yourself a facial.

It’s not only good for you, if feels great too. You can make a facial from ordinary kitchen goods. Here are some recipes which are inexpensive to make and you probably have the ingredients right in your kitchen. A homemade face mask is a mixture of natural ingredients mixed together to make a mask for one’s skin at home itself. The face mask should be made according to one’s skin type. First of all there lies the need for one to recognize one’s skin type. Like for e.g. if one’s skin get’s sticky, oily, itchy etc when one goes out in the sun it means one’s skin is oily. A homemade mask will take you no more than a few minutes to put together, and once you have the basic ingredients ready in a jar you can have your own instant facial mask ready for use. The best thing is that the mask is tailor made especially for you.

Normal, combination skin, oily and blemished skin

Mix one egg white, 1/2 cup cooked instant oatmeal, a teaspoon olive oil and a few drops of lemon juice until smooth. Spread on your face and neck, leave on for 15 – 30 min then rinse with lukewarm water. Few drops lemon juice will help to reduce blackheads while egg white will leave your skin feel “tight” after this mask application.

Honey Mask Recipe

The best facial mask is honey. Place a cloth in warm water and apply to your face to open the pores. Smear on honey, and leave on for 15 to 30 minutes. Rinse off with warm water, then use cold water to close the pores. Use once a week.

Egyptian facial mask-A little egg, a little milk, a little olive oil and you have the makings of an ancient mask. Grape cleanser-split 2-3 grapes and rub the flesh over face and neck. Rinse with cool water. Massage into the face and neck . Leave on for 15 minutes and gently rinse off. Dry Skin Mask-mix 1 tsp. of butter in 1 teaspoon of water. Apply it thoroughly into all the dry areas and leave for 15 – 20 minutes. Rinse with cold water. Another facial mask is oatmeal facial mask-take 2 tsp oatmeal and 1 tsp baking soda and add water to make paste. Apply to face and all over the skin and rub gently. Do not apply any type of facial mask just before a special occasion, the reason for this is the drawing power of the mask can flush the skin.

Moisturising

Moisturising morning and evening with a natural moisturiser hydrates, moisturises and protects the skin from daily pollutants.

For a moisturizing and nourishing mask, blend a mashed banana with white cosmetic clay and apply.

For normal skin, mix 1 cup yogurt, 1 tablespoon orange juice and 1 tablespoon lemon juice and apply it on your face. Clean it off after 20 minutes.

For dry skin, use a mixture of cooked oatmeal and honey; it is a very good moisturize and cleansing agent.

Banana-Avacado Mask ingredients 1/2 over-ripe banana ,1/2 over-ripe avacado ,2 Tbsp unflavored full-fat yogurt and 1 tsp olive oil ,Mash banana and avacado, combine with other ingredients, and mix well. Apply liberally to face and neck. Leave on for 20 to 30 minutes, then rinse with warm water. Lighten circles under eyes Recipe-to lighten dark circles under your eyes, wrap a grated raw potato in cheesecloth and apply to eyelids for 15-20 minutes. Wipe off residue and apply an eye cream. Ingredients 4-5 very ripe med-size strawberries ,2 tsp. heavy cream and 1 tsp. honey. Puree strawberries, cream and honey together in a blender. Apply to your face evenly. Leave it on for 10 minutes. Rinse off with cool water or soft wash cloth.

Strawberry Mask

4 to 5 very ripe, medium size strawberries
2 teaspoons heavy cream
1 teaspoon honey

Rinse the strawberries in lukewarm water, and dry with a clean cloth or paper towel. In a small bowl, mash the fruit with a fork. Add the cream and honey, mixing well. Leave on for 20 minutes

People with sensitive or sunburned skin might find the strawberries irritating. Test on a small patch of skin first to assess your skin’s reaction.

Cucumber delight

Mix into a blender a combination of one mashed banana, and half of cucumber. Drop in a tablespoon of honey and half a cup of lemon juice. Spread over the face and rinse off after thirty minutes.