Making face masks can be a great way to bond with family members and friends. The benefits of making your own face masks are endless.
- Cost efficient.
- Natural as there are no preservatives.
- Anti-ageing benefits.
- Keeps your skin hydrated and moisturized.
- Helps with breakouts,
- Helps to balance the skin and keep it looking radiant and healthy.
- As an added bonus, you can always eat your mask after you are done placing it on your face. It is safe for children which will help you teach children about the importance of a skin care routine from a young age.
Anti-aging & Acne Remedy Mask
Why spend money on Botox when there are perfectly good bananas in your fridge? Bananas have a natural enzyme that lifts your skin and keeps your skin feeling soft and moisturized throughout the day. Your skin will start to feel and look softer as well.
Mash up a medium-sized ripe banana into a smooth paste, then gently apply it to your face and neck. Let it set for 10 to 20 minutes, then rinse it off with cold water. Apply a moisturizer and you are ready to go.
For people who suffer from Acne, bananas can help you as well. 1/4 cup plain yogurt, 2 tablespoons honey and 1 medium banana. Place this on your skin for the same amount of time as the mask above, rinse off with cold water and apply a moisturizer. The honey in this mask will balance your oil production and help with acne breakouts.
Fresh & Rejuvenating Mask
I love going for a spa treatment and treating my skin to a milk bath and facial. You do not need to spend all that money at a spa because you can give your skin the same treatment at home.
Mix 1/4 cup powdered milk with enough water to form a thick paste. Thoroughly coat your face with the mixture. Allow the mask to dry completely. Rinse the mask off with warm water. Warm water will help break down the milk particles so that it is easier to remove.
Your skin will feel fresh and rejuvenated after this mask. You can also add powdered milk into your bathtub to give your skin a full body mask. Treat yourself to a full spa day at home with this trick.
Pick Me Up Mask
If you’re looking for a quick pick-me-up that will leave you feeling and looking better, give yourself an oatmeal facial. As a skin care therapist, I recommend this mask to all my clients.
Combine 1/2 cup hot (not boiling) water and 1/3 cup oatmeal. After the water and oatmeal have settled for two or three minutes, mix in 2 tablespoons plain yogurt, 2 tablespoons honey, and 1 small egg white. Apply a thin layer of the mask to your face, and let it sit for 10 to 15 minutes. Then rinse with warm water.
The oatmeal will help to exfoliate your skin, yogurt and egg white will keep your skin smooth and honey helps to balance your oil production as well as helps with anti-aging. This mask is an all-around mask that will help your skin with any problems it is having at the moment.
Pore Tightening Mask
Cleansing your skin and tightening your pores is one of the key steps to keep your skin looking healthy and breakout free.
Mix 1 teaspoon plain yogurt with the juice from 1/4 slice of orange or lemon, some of the fruit pulp, and 1 teaspoon aloe. Leave the mixture on your face for at least five minutes before rinsing it off.
I recommend that you use this at least once a week. The aloe will help smooth and heal the skin whereas the acidic fruit is going to help tighten your pores. If you do not need to tighten your pores, you can leave out the acidic fruit and just place the yogurt and aloe onto your skin.
Tips to remember:
- Always make sure that the ingredients you are using are fresh and not past its sell-by date.
- Make sure that your masks are mixed completely before placing them on your skin. An unmixed mask will result in mixed results on the skin and not all the active ingredients will work on your whole face.
- Don’t forget to place the mask on your neck and chest area as well. All these areas count as one when it comes to a face mask as the skin is thinner in these areas and will age quicker than the rest of your body.
None of these masks should burn if they do then remove them right away. The acidic fruits will make your skin tingle not burn.
You can mix and match with these masks. You should do a mask at least twice a week but that does not mean you need to do the same one every time. Make the mask that is best suited for your skin for that day.
Organic ingredients will give you the best results so try your best to only use organic and natural products.
Always apply a moisturizer after the mask and cleanse your skin before the mask. Apply an SPF if you going outside after your skin routine.
Skincare does not need to be expensive. You can look after your skin without spending an untold fortune. My clients love using these DIY masks throughout and they love to make them with their children. Do not worry, these masks will not harm your children’s skin in any way.
Let us know which DIY masks you use at home. Tell us how your skin feels after trying these masks on your skin. Feel free to ask us any questions and we will answer as best as we can.
‘Beautiful skin requires commitment not a miracle”- unknown.
Guest Contributor: Sally Mitchell began her career as a makeup artist, and after receiving a diploma in Clinical Dermatology decided to combine her passion for makeup artistry and skincare becoming a licensed beauty professional. Now she shares useful skin care tips with readers of the Lumeskin blog.
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