If your skin feels dull and dehydrated then you should try using a face mask.
While there are plenty of face masks in the market, not all of them can suit your skin type and needs.
You should try masks that will give you glowing skin in the comfort of your home.
These are made from natural ingredients hence, they do not pose risks of side effects.
In this article, we will discuss incredible DIY (Do It Yourself) masks that will make your skin glow. Keep reading to find out what’s best for you.
1. Honey and Avocado Face Mask for Calming Skin
Our skin is prone to getting irritated and red when it is exposed to makeup, skincare routine, dust and smog.
Hence, you need to calm your skin and soothe it on the weekend when you do not need to apply makeup or go out.
For that, you will need honey, avocado and coconut oil.
- 1 teaspoon of coconut oil provides essential fatty acids for moisture and hydration
- 1 teaspoon of honey acts as an antioxidant
- 2 drops of lavender oil work to soothe and cure the redness on your face
- 1/4 of avocado has essential fatty acids that make your skin supple and provide moisture
Mix all of these ingredients, put them on your face, sit back and relax. Then wash your face after a few minutes.
Speaking of moisture, avocado can also help deliver proteins and vitamins to your skin from its superfood qualities.
Take 1 avocado and mash it completely after peeling it. Mix it with 1 egg white and 1 tablespoon lemon juice.
Apply it on your face and let it sit for 30 minutes then rinse afterward.
Similarly, you can combine 2 tablespoons of honey with 1/2 tablespoons of lemon juice and put it on for 30 minutes.
This mask uses the antioxidant properties of honey to remove scars and dark spots.
However, lemon juice is such a strong ingredient that you should use any mask containing that not more than 2 times a week.
Moreover, if you add an egg white to the mask then you can also reduce the appearance of pores. Lemon juice and eggs have astringent properties along with the moisturization from honey it becomes a good mask for your face and pores.
Honey and avocado will come in use in many other masks together. Keep reading to know about them.
Use Of Cocoa and Oat Meal
Cacao powder, chocolate and oats help to moisturize your skin while enhancing skin brightening. Cacao also boosts blood circulation giving you plump skin.
One of the masks includes:
- 3 tablespoons oats for added moisture
- 1/4 cup honey
- 4 tablespoons cream
- 1/2 cup of cocoa powder to add an antioxidant effect
Mix all of the ingredients together and apply them to your face for 10 minutes. Rinse it later.
The antioxidant properties in both cocoa and honey brighten up your face not and preventing signs of premature aging.
You can also mix 1/4 papaya with a tablespoon of cacao powder and a little aloe vera gel.
This mask mixture radiates your skin immensely as aloe vera gel contains plenty of vitamins either it is A, C, B12 and others.
Hence, it hydrates the skin, gives it a radiance boost and calms it as well.
Moreover, the papaya in this mask acts as an exfoliator that gets rid of the dead skin cells to reveal your glowing skin underneath. Use this mask for at least 10 minutes on your face.
You can also add half avocado and a tablespoon of honey to some oats. Honey here is a humectant that retains moisture while also regenerating tissues and healing the skin.
Oats will nourish, hydrate and calm your skin while avocado contains nourishing oils which smoothen the skin’s texture. You can also add 3 tablespoons milk instead of avocado to act as an exfoliant and brighten the skin. Use it for 15 minutes before rinsing.
If none of these masks are for you then we have another oatmeal maks to nourish and soothe your skin.
Bled around 3 teaspoons of oats with a teaspoon of milk. When the mixture turns into a paste, add a teaspoon of rose water and yogurt. Apply for 15 to 30 minutes to get smooth, clean and nourished skin.
Face Mask for Hyperpigmentation and Uneven Skin Texture
Hyperpigmentation is due to excess melanin production in the skin. Your skin becomes darker in certain spots than in others.
This as a result gives your skin an uneven texture and complexion. Hence, you need to first get rid of your hyperpigmentation and then improve your skin tone.
Use a tablespoon of turmeric powder, one tablespoon honey, and a tablespoon of fresh lemon juice. Mix it all with water.
Tumeric is well-known to fight hyperpigmentation. It also fights wrinkles and skin irritation if you regularly use it for 4 weeks. Hence, turmeric and lemon juice are a terrific combination to address hyperpigmentation. Plus, the honey (or replace it with 1/2 avocado) makes the skin supple and smooth.
Though you should not use it longer than 3 minutes. Be careful while applying to specific areas where there is dark skin and wear gloves while applying it.
You will have to be consistent to see any results. Use it at least 2 times a week for 5 weeks to notice results.
This turmeric powder will also come in handy when you will want to improve your skin texture. After you get rid of hyperpigmentation, you can use this mask to return the suppleness of your skin.
It is also quite simple. It includes a tablespoon of turmeric powder, honey and yogurt mixed together.
Yogurt also contains lactic acid which exfoliates the skin off the rough texture and dead skin cells. This leads to the regeneration of new cells while honey makes the skin elastic and soft as it attracts moisture.
You can also use turmeric with coffee to provide the skin with antioxidants and caffeine.
Add a tablespoon of yogurt to one tablespoon of coffee and the same quantity of turmeric powder.
Mix it well and apply for 20 minutes before wiping with a warm damp towel.
Caffeine helps to reduce inflammation in the skin. You can also apply this mask underneath the eyes as it can reduce dark circles and puffy eyes. And the antioxidants nourish the skin and make it glow.
Treating Acne and Oily Skin
Acne and blemishes usually appear more in oily skin while rough patches exist in dry skin.
Acne also leaves behind acne scars. While there are spot treatments available for acne scars, spots, blemishes and whiteheads, you should once try DIY masks before going for these expensive creams and treatments.
Your ingredients are a teaspoon of turmeric powder, one tablespoon of manuka honey and 1/2 teaspoon of Dead Sea salt.
These three combine to become a powerful product against infections, inflammation, sebum, redness and irritation.
Manuka honey heals and it can also fight against bacteria. Turmeric is clinically proven to work for hyperpigmentation but it is also effective in reducing redness.
Moreover, it is antibacterial and anti-inflammatory. Its combination with Dead Sea salt will get rid of the infection, calm down the inflammation and give you clean skin without any spots or scars.
Apply this mask for standard 10 to 15 minutes and then rinse with water.
However, in order to get rid of acne, blemishes and blackheads, you will have to get rid of excess sebum that congests pores.
You will require a quarter blended cucumber and half an avocado. Cucumber has a cooling effect as it has high water content. This will help to hydrate the skin.
Dehydrated skin produces more oil to compensate for the lack of hydration. Hence, the cucumber balances that out. Additionally, it also contains Vitamin C which helps to stop further breakouts.
Avocado controls the production of oil in your skin. It has plenty of Oleic Acid that reduces the fine lines on the skin and decreases inflammation. That is a win-win!
Face Mask for Dry Skin
Dry skin needs plenty of hydration which they can get from ingredients such as aloe vera and banana.
Mash bananas thoroughly and add two tablespoons of aloe vera gel plus three teaspoons of almond oil. Mix it well and apply it to your face for 15 minutes before rinsing.
This mask will help to moisturize and soothe your dehydrated skin. It can remove the flakes and rough patches on your skin while giving it much-needed moisturization. The fatty acids in the almonds easily get into the skin to leave it supple and soft.
You can also use a simpler mask to hydrate your skin using bananas, yogurt and lemon juice.
Bananas are full of nutrients and yogurt contains lactic acid that will get rid of the rough dead skin and exfoliate the flaky skin.
Add a few slices of banana to a tablespoon of yogurt and half a tablespoon of lemon juice. Mash the bananas and mix it well till it forms a paste.
Leave it on your face for about 30 minutes and massage it gently for 2 to 3 minutes so that it works effectively.
This will leave your skin feeling fresher and softer than before.
You can try any of these DIY face mask this weekend.
Give your skin a much-needed break from all the dirt, pollution and products. Let it breathe through nature and natural ingredients.
If you try any of these masks, let us know about your experience in the comments.