Since the pandemic started, a lot of salons and spas closed because of COVID restrictions. But we should not neglect personal care.
You do not need to go somewhere else to pamper yourself. Here are some Do-It-Yourself face masks that are as good as what you can find in the stores. These facemask recipes apply to different skin types and problems.
Turmeric for Hyperpigmentation Mask
Hyperpigmentation (or darkening) is what happens to your skin because of sun exposure, acne, and advancing age. All you need in this facemask are ½ teaspoon of turmeric powder and 2 tablespoons of raw honey. Just mix all the ingredients in a bowl to create a paste-like consistency. Gently massage the paste all over your face, and let it sit for 10-20 minutes. Then, you can wash it off with warm water.
Do this 1-2 times a week to see lightening in your problem areas.
Banana Lemon Mask for Oily Skin
Oily skin occurs when pores produce a lot of sebum, which can cause clogged pores that trigger acne and inflammation. To help prevent your skin to produce sebum, all you need are 3 ingredients: 1 banana, 1 tablespoon of lemon juice, and 1 teaspoon of extra-virgin olive oil. Mash the banana in a bowl and add the lemon juice and olive oil to create a paste. Apply the mask over your face, and let it sit for 15 minutes. Then, wash it off with warm water.
You’ll see a big difference in your skin texture.
Aloe Vera and Tea Tree Oil Overnight Mask for Acne-Prone Skin
Tea tree oil is a natural, antibacterial ingredient that fights acne. However, using it alone can be harsh on the skin. Aloe vera can calm it down. Just mix 1 tablespoon of aloe vera gel with a drop of tea tree oil. Apply on the problem areas overnight. Rinse in the morning with warm water.
Your acne will shrink and eventually, you will have clearer skin.
Avocado and Honey Face Mask for Dry skin
Having dry skin can be irritating, so here is a facemask to help you moisturize your skin. All you need is half an avocado, mashed, and 1 tablespoon of honey. Leave it on for 20 minutes. Your face will be moisturized because avocados are full of fatty acids that help soothe dry skin. Also, honey is a natural hydrator.
You’ll have glowing skin in no time!
Facial masks provide many benefits to our skin. But sometimes, it’s hard to visit spas to have the treatment we need. Doing homemade face masks is the solution. Using ingredients right at your fingertips saves you time and money.
So, what’s your favorite DIY face mask?