The pandemic allowed us to explore home beauty treatments. For some (reluctant self-waxers), the changeover was unpleasant. Still, it also popularized the DIY face mask—one of the most pleasurable (and practical) skin-care solutions available, right in your kitchen.
A DIY face mask prepared from basic materials puts self-care into perspective. You are spending the time to care for yourself. You also know where each ingredient comes from in your fridge or pantry, chosen by the person who knows your complexion best: you.
Despite having only three ingredients, this face mask packs a powerful punch. The recipe's antioxidant-rich green tea and raspberries help brighten dull, drab skin with each application. Isn't that impressive? Here's what you'll need to give it a shot:
Method: After steeping your green tea for two minutes in boiling water, slice open the top of the bag and empty the tea leaves into a small basin. Mix the ingredients using a small fork to form a paste.
For a healthy dose of vitamin C, blend the raspberries with the blueberries (the chunky nature of the berries is OK, it's simply the natural texture). Take a lump-sized amount and apply it to clean, dry skin for 15 minutes. After rinsing with tap water, blot it dry with a towel. Apply twice for incredible results.
Bananas are rich in nutrients, making them excellent for DIY facial masks that hydrate, brighten, and even temporarily fill fine lines. Coupled with other superior components such as anti-inflammatory honey, calming yogurt, and brightening turmeric, it creates a potent combination.
Method: Banana and banana peel are used equally to create this face mask's secret ingredient (which contains most of the nutrients). It's best to slice the skin, crush the banana, and mix the rest of the ingredients into a yellow paste.
Rinse the lotion entirely off, then apply a little quantity to clean skin and let it on for around ten minutes. Your skin will seem softer and more supple due to this treatment.
We get it: Sometimes, you simply want a face mask that targets specific areas—and if you're searching for a quick fix for puffy under-eye circles, this is the product because caffeine has the power to constrict your blood vessels and temporarily tighten your skin.
Method: Use a mixing bowl to mix all ingredients, gradually adding additional honey until you get a thin, liquid mixture. Use a fan brush to apply this BB because the goal here is to apply the blend only under your eyes. Your eyes will look less puffy straight away if you let them sit on your skin for 10 minutes before washing them off.
This simple formula for irritated, sensitive, or eczema-prone skin is broken in this face mask lesson. By the way, it's soft enough to apply to any part of your body so that you can apply it to dry regions such as your legs and arms.
The star of this easy DIY is oatmeal, which contains antioxidant and anti-inflammatory qualities that help soothe the dry skin and exfoliate the dead cells on your face. It's much better when combined with antibacterial honey (and a little water for consistency).
Method: To receive the maximum relaxing benefits, combine all ingredients in a dish, spread a thin layer over clean skin, and let it on for around ten minutes.
We all know how our skin can often look...off? (Or am I the only one?) That's when you'll need this homemade face mask. It's refreshing, relaxing, and leaves your skin looking dewy. But don't take my word for it; YouTuber Georgia Peach's flawless skin is more than enough proof.
Greek yogurt is best for reducing inflammation because of its high lactic acid content (which aids in skin-softening) and probiotics.
Method: Mix it with oatmeal and honey in a dish; apply on your face and leave it on for fifteen minutes. Wash your face with warm water. Your skin will feel incredibly soft.
This custom face mask for acne-prone skin includes a calming, dark-spot-busting solution made with nutmeg, honey, and milk and a brightening, anti-inflammatory mask made with turmeric. However, our personal favorite is another effective spot-treatment mask containing tea tree oil and aloe vera gel because it is simple and effective, with only a two-ingredient recipe.
Method: Tea tree oil is a natural antibacterial and acne-fighting ingredient, but it's far too strong to use on your entire body (even as a spot treatment). It may practically burn your skin if not diluted with enough water). To offset the potentially unpleasant effects of this mask, aloe vera is used to soothe irritated and broken-out skin. Let it rest for ten minutes on clean, dry skin before washing it off and applying moisturizer.
Another one of my favorite anti-inflammatory masks is made with aloe vera and matcha powder.
Aloe vera is an excellent remedy for sore and itchy skin, relaxing and gently moisturizing. Anti-inflammatory and redness-reducing properties are attributed to matcha powder.
Method: After mixing the ingredients together, apply a thin layer to clean skin and let it sit for twenty minutes before rinsing and moisturizing.
They are typically loaded with harsh chemicals that cause more harm than good. However, this technique employs only two ingredients—egg whites and aloe—to gently absorb excess oil without damaging the skin.
I know it sounds weird to apply raw eggs to your skin. Still, egg whites contain a natural antibiotic that can help prevent blocked pores while absorbing excess oil. (They won't be as effective as professionally researched and designed acne remedies, but they won't hurt either unless you're sensitive to eggs.)
And, of course, aloe is a relaxing, soothing, and moisturizing powerhouse. If you have oily skin, this two-in-one face mask can assist.
Method: Mix the ingredients, then dollop them onto your face for 10 minutes before rinsing them off.
This mask is for anyone dealing with hyperpigmentation and acne scars. Turmeric, an antioxidant and anti-inflammatory that has been researched to gently lighten discoloration while destroying bacteria on your skin, is the key ingredient here.
Method: Using straight turmeric without a "buffer" will briefly turn your skin vivid yellow. So, add a dab of yogurt or oil to build a barrier and avoid any jaundice-like feelings, then let the mixture on your skin for 10 to 15 minutes before rinsing with your regular face wash.
This DIY face mask effectively reduces the blackheads on your nose.
Method: Mix the ingredients, then apply this thick black face mask coating to your nose. As a heads up, take a test to check your skin's threshold before keeping it on for too long.
As a "magnet," charcoal draws out and absorbs excess oil from your skin, making it great for oily and blackhead-prone areas of the face and body. Just keep in mind that this mask dries into a peel-off, so use it only on your nose, which has a more forgiving skin tone.
Glowing skin is a symbol of excellent health. No wonder face masks have grown in popularity. They're simple to use, enjoyable to create, and significantly improve our physical appearance. Masks may moisturize skin, eliminate excess oils, and help pores seem minor. Additionally, they help in the removal of contaminants. So, utilize these ten amazing facemask recipes from WomenWire.com to reclaim your skin's lost radiance.