5 All-Natural Face Masks You Can Try

Monday, Aug 31, 2015 01:51 PM

Don’t want to spend too much on a facial treatment? You don’t need to! Here are a few masks you can make from ingredients in your own home or your nearest grocery.

Milk

Want smooth, glowing skin? Give your face a milk bath by applying a mask made from ¼ cup powdered milk mixed with water. You can also try mixing 1 tablespoon of milk with 1 teaspoon of honey and another teaspoon of oatmeal for a pore-cleansing facial. Leave it on for 10 to 15 minutes then rinse off and pat your skin dry with a clean towel.

Oatmeal

As mentioned, you can mix oatmeal with milk and honey for a rejuvenating facial. You can also try combining 1/3 cup of oatmeal with half a cup of hot water, then adding in 2 tablespoons plain yogurt, 2 tablespoons honey, and 1 small egg white. Not only does it soak up excess oil, the oatmeal also helps get rid of dirt and grime.

Sugar

It’s important to exfoliate every so often – about twice a week – to remove dead skin cells and excess oils. Use brown sugar and mix it with honey and olive or coconut oil, then rub the mixture into your skin in a circular motion. Rinse with warm water then apply moisturizer right after.

Yogurt

Get younger-looking skin by applying cool yogurt on your face. It’s rich in lactic acid and reduces the likelihood of lines and wrinkles. It also has anti-bacterial and anti-microbial properties, which will help remove pimples. Make sure to choose organic or Greek yogurt to get the proteins your skin needs.

Egg

Is your skin oily or dry? Whether it’s one or the either, you can use this everyday ingredient as a simple remedy. The trick is knowing which part of the egg to use. If you’re prone to dryness, use the yolk to moisturize and rejuvenate your skin. The egg white, meanwhile, works wonders on oily skin. 

Banana

A fruit that reduces dark spots and wrinkles? Look no further – a banana is just the thing. Mash it up and apply it to your face, then leave it on for 10 to 20 minutes. As everyone knows, bananas are rich in potassium, which actually helps hydrate the skin, leaving it softer and smoother. Even better, it contains both Vitamin A and B: the former is an antioxidant that strengthens the skin’s protective tissue, reducing acne and blemishes; the latter locks in moisture, which helps prevent wrinkles, fine lines, and flaking.

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