We clothe our body to protect it from cold and snow and hail, but when it comes to our face there’s only so much we can cover up. What we can do to stay protected against environmental aggressions is set up a proper face care routine.
As we make the transition toward spring, it’s all the more important to give the skin on our face, which is the most sensitive part of the skin, particular care.
However, we can’t always afford to splurge on facial masks. What do we do then? We make our own.
Homemade all-natural facial masks are relatively easy to prepare. With just a few ingredients and some basic tools, you’ll be paving your way to a healthier and brighter skin in no time.
Only remember to use mainly organic ingredients because the skin on the face is thinnest and more prone to soaking up toxins.
Jumpstart your spring beauty with these easy-to-prepare DIY natural face masks!
One mask for all skin types
You only have to go about as far as your kitchen whenever you want to moisturize and soothe your skin face, whichever your type. This miracle mask only asks for two ingredients that you probably always have in the refrigerator. If not, you definitely should.
- 2 egg whites
- 2 tablespoons of yogurt
Separate the egg whites from the yolks and place them in a clean bowl. Mix with 2 tablespoons of plain yogurt (you can use Greek or goat milk yogurt, but definitely not flavored) and apply to face. Leave the mask on for up to ten minutes and then rinse gently with warm water. Follow up with a warm washcloth.
Egg whites – high in proteins, collagen, and vitamin A – will leave your skin feeling smooth while reducing fine lines. And the active cultures in yogurt will help clear up blemishes while gently exfoliating the top layers of the epidermis.
The mask for oily skin
I know how much you must hate having oily skin, but did you know that oily skin ages better than dry skin? Yay!
And now that you can use this natural mask to help reduce sebum production you will start loving your skin type more and more.
- 1 ripe banana
- 1 tsp lemon juice
- 2 tbsp honey
Mash the ripe banana really well, add the honey and the juice of the lemon (you can replace lemon juice with orange juice) and mix until blended. To get a smoother texture of the mask you can use a blender to mix the ingredients. Leave the mask on for about 15 minutes, then gently remove using a warm washcloth or simply wash it away.
If you only have green bananas at hand, best to wait until they are ripen. Store and ripe the bananas in the refrigerator – this will prevent micronutrient loss, then place them in a zipper bag and store in the freezer to make sure you always have some super-ripe bananas close by.
One mask for the dry skin
One thing that happens to some of us women at some point in our life is that our skin changes, from oily to dry, dry to oily and every other possible combination.
If you’ve ever found yourself in the situation of suddenly having to maintain and care for dry skin condition and not really knowing where to start, this mask is going to help. A lot!
- 1/2 mushy avocado (meaning very ripe)
- 1 steamed carrot
- 1 tsp honey
- 1 egg yolk
- 1/2 tsp oil of your choice (it can be anything from extra virgin olive oil to jojoba oil, coconut oil etc.)
Mash the steamed carrot and the avocado until creamy (you can throw them in a blender). Add the honey and egg yolk and stir by hand. Apply mask to face and leave on for about 10 to 15 minutes, then gently rinse with warm water. Apply preferred moisturizer afterwards.
When making your own all-natural facial mask, always consider the following essential:
- Sterilize hands and tools before preparing and applying mask.
- Apply mask only to clean face.
- Use organic ingredients.
- Pamper skin afterwards with a face cream designed for your skin type.
- Most importantly: know your skin type and know that if something hasn’t worked for you, you may need to tweak the ingredients a little. Don’t worry, you’ll get there.
Those were my thoughts of the day on how to make your own natural face mask with ingredients from your kitchen. Keep it classy and…
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