First ever (junior) prom and you wake up to see a huge pimple protruding on your chin. Exciting right?
Well, that is the exact day when I started shelling huge bucks on store-bought creams and masks, to get rid of my acne prone skin. But despite trying every cream and mask available on the face of this earth, my acne had started to get worse.
That’s probably because of the harsh chemicals used to make all face creams. I wish I had realized the fact earlier, but by the time I was graduating high school, it was already too late.
One day, in a desperate effort to get my baby soft skin back, I stumbled upon an article - Food for skin. That was the day, when I came across the term DIY Face Masks, and boy did I get hooked!!
Just as we eat nutritional food to keep ourselves healthy and fit, applying superfoods to our face, helps keep our skin healthy, glowing and free of any diseases.
The best part is, most ofthe food used, to make face masks at home, are staples from your grocery list. They require no dirty business and cost almost nothing.
So say b-bye, to all those expensive creams and treatments, because you will never need them again after trying out the following easy homemade face masks, which are made using the most natural and organic of ingredients.
Without further ado, here are recipes of 10 DIY beauty masks to nourish your face:
Beginning with of my fav, diy mask, the Acne-Buster Clay Mask.
This is a two ingredient mask, and gives almost instant results. Unlike other beauty regimes, you don’t have to use it for a couple weeks to get desired results.
You will need:
Mix the two together with a wooden or plastic spoon. Because Bentonite absorbs metal, so a metal utensil will change the masks properties. The mask will have an almost frothy consistency.
Apply it to your face and let sit for about 10 minutes. Wash the clay off with water and pat dry your skin.
The clay, works to absorbs all impurities from the skin, while the apple cider vinegar acts as an antiseptic and dries out all blemishes and also helps attain a balanced pH value.
This DIY Blackhead Cleanser Mask, is a life saver. Way better than those commercial pore strips and so easy to make. I like to call it a DIY facial mask, because it makes skin super soft and dirt free just as after we get a *coughs* super expensive facial done.
All you need is:
Both of which are readily available in most, if not all, kitchens.
Mix the two up in a microwave safe bowl and zap it in the microwave for 10 seconds.
Apply the gooey mixture on to your face and let dry. Peel off, once it has dried and Ta-Da, super soft, blackhead free skin is what you get.
Disclaimer: It might get a little stinky once you microwave the two things together. But who said, beauty comes, smelling good?
Oily skin is one of the hardest to take care of. It is prone to catching dirt from the surroundings which makes having an acne-free skin, inevitable.
Here’s a simple face mask recipe that I certainly swear by.
This three ingredient mask works to remove oil and also tighten pores which wards off all dirt from getting into the pores and forming acne.
Mix the three ingredients together and apply on face for 10 minutes. Wash with warm water and see it get rid of all access oil. The peppermint extract will give you a luxurious and fresh feel.
This Tomato-glow mask, is one of the best diy face masks, I have used in a while. It gives your otherwise dull skin a smooth and even glow.
You will need:
Crush tomatoes in a glass bowl and mix brown sugar and honey in it, until it forms a smooth paste.
The tomato works as an anti-oxidant, absorbing all dirt and fighting free radicals. While the brown sugar works as a healthy exfoliator, riding the skin off all impurities.
Apply the mixture, to your face and let sit for 5 minutes. Rinse with water and pat dry.
The cucumber-yogurt mask, is bets for getting rid of the acne scars. This do it yourself face mask, helps reduce acne inflammation, lightens blemishes, removes access oil, works as an anti-septic as well as moisturizes skin.
You will need:
Mix the two together and apply to clean skin. let sit for 15 minutes and rinse with cold water.
This one ingredient, super amazing, DIY facial mask helps rejuvenate dry skin by providing it with the right amount of moisture. Making it soft to touch.
All you need is a:
Mash it up until it forms a smooth paste. Apply a thick layer over the face or areas of face you feel are dry, and let sit for 10-15 mins. Rinse with water and be dazzled!
Peel off masks, help get rid of black heads and excess dirt. I found the store bought ones, extremely helpful, until I found these recipes for DIY peel off masks, which are just too easy to make and also help brighten your complexion.
Here are some of my go-to recipes for DIY peel off masks.
Here’s another peel off recipe, which includes only egg whites. Works amazingly well, when it comes to removing blackheads and tightening pores. Follow the link for a complete tutorial.
If you suffer from dry scaly skin or even a combination skin, where part of your skin is dry, keeping your skin moisturized at all times, is a must.
Citrus and yogurt face pack is a DIY face mask, I can always vouch for, when one wants to moisturize and nourish their skin.
You will need:
Mix all of these together in a glass bowl and apply to face. Let sit for 20-25 minutes. Wash with water and pat dry. Apply a thin layer of natural moisturizer, such as jojoba oil and you are done!
To hydrate your skin, the first and foremost thing one needs to do is, take at least 8 to 12 glasses of water each day.
Further, oily skin doesn’t remain hydrated for too long, and needs to hydrated with the help of masks. Such as this, orange an aloe vera gel mask.
Mix them together and apply on face, except near the eyes. let sit for 20 minutes and rinse with lukewarm water to get the right finish!