Instead of purchasing facial masks available in the market, preparing your own facial masks at home is not a bad idea. Especially when so many homemade facial mask recipes are available for your use. The methods of preparation are not difficult at all, and they save you some money as well. Once you understand how to utilize these homemade facial mask recipes, the job becomes easier for you. The ingredients and recipes should be chosen depending on the type of skin.
For example, if your skin becomes sticky, oily, or itchy when you go out in the sun, you have oily skin. In such a case, when choosing from several homemade facial mask recipes, the one that has less-oil based ingredients should be selected. And stay away from oily substances like oil-based creams and milk cream.
If your skin dries up irritably in windy conditions, you should recipes that have oil-based ingredients such as milk cream and milk. The characteristics of neutral skin are that it becomes only reasonably dry or sweaty in windy and sunny conditions respectively. Those having neutral skin are fortunate in the sense that they do not need to take too much care of their skin. However, they should also be careful and use the ingredients in correct proportions.
Here are a few natural homemade facial mask recipes. So why delay? Prepare any one of them that suits your type of skin, and make your skin glow.
If you have neutral skin, you need these ingredients for preparing your facial mask – one egg white, half cup cooked instant oatmeal, one teaspoon of olive oil and a few drops of lemon juice. Mix all the ingredients till smooth. After spreading the mixture on your face and neck, wait for 15-30 minutes. Follow it by rinsing with lukewarm water. The small quantity of lemon juice added helps in reducing blackheads, while the added egg white keeps your skin tight after you apply the mask.
In case you have dry skin, the ingredients needed for making your facial mask are – one egg yolk, one teaspoon each of olive oil and honey, and a small quantity of Vitamin E oil. Mix the ingredients and spread the mixture over your face and neck. Leave on for about half an hour, and then rinse in tepid water. If dryness in your skin persists, add a little more olive oil.
Another homemade recipe suitable for dry skin is that of Egg Almond Facial Mask. The ingredients needed for this mask are – one egg, and one teaspoon of almond oil. First, beat the egg and add to it the oil and mix them well. Spread the mixture evenly on your and let it be for nearly 15 minutes. Then rinse it off with cold water. This suits people having dry skin because almond oil is known for making dry skin smoother.
For dry and spotted skin, you need as ingredients dry oatmeal (preferably grinded in a blender), honey and plain yoghurt. Mix the ingredients together and make a paste. Apply it on your face and neck and leave on for about 20 minutes. Rinse with lukewarm water. If necessary, you may add some salt and olive oil to make your skin smoother.
If you have oily skin, Milk of Magnesia is an excellent option. All you need to do is rub it thoroughly on the face and leave on for just about 10 minutes and then rinse it off with tepid water.
Fruit facial mask recipes
Apple Facial Mask suits all types of skin, especially in autumn. The ingredients you need are – quarter of a nicely ripe apple, one teaspoon oatmeal, and one teaspoon honey. Mash the apple using a fork and add the honey and oatmeal. Spread the mixture over your face and leave it on till it completely dries up on the face. Rinse it off with water at normal temperature.
For preparing Avocado Facial Mask, mash half an avocado and apply it uniformly all over your to leave it on until it dries up thoroughly. Then wash it off with cold water.
Banana Honey Yoghurt Facial Mask requires the following ingredients –
one banana, one teaspoon honey and two teaspoons yoghurt. Mash the banana thoroughly and mix it with the honey and yoghurt. Spread the mixture evenly on your face. Let it stay on your face until the skin absorbs it completely and your skin dries up. Rinse it off with cold water.
For making Cucumber Yogurt Facial Mask at home you will need half of a cucumber, and one tablespoon yoghurt. First make a puree of the cucumber and the yoghurt in a blender and spread the puree uniformly on your face. Allow it to remain for about 15 minutes and then wash it off with cold water.
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