Today I will be talking about the best homemade face masks for all skin types that can be DIYed at home easily with things available in your kitchen/refrigerator/vanity stash. With extensive commercialisation and marketing we have almost forgotten Grandma’s kitchen tips and find ourselves reaching for items available readymade, off the shelves. While these products help in saving a lot of time, most of them are loaded with a lot of chemicals which are unwanted for the body. In this post I will share some of the best homemade face masks which I have tried and are suitable for almost all skin types. These are economical, eco-friendly, safe and completely natural.
1. Turmeric Face Mask
Turmeric is known for its antiseptic, healing and anti-cancerous properties. The use in a face mask help in de-tanning and making the skintone bright and even. For this face mask you will need 1 teaspoon of turmeric, 1 teaspoon of milk and 1 teaspoon of raw organic honey. Mix turmeric with organic honey and let it merge into each other completely by keeping it aside for a few minutes. Now add milk into the mixture and apply it on the face. Keep it on for 15 minutes or until dry.
2. Anti-Acne Face Mask
A homemade face mask which prevents repeated occurance of acne and gets rid od acne scars at a faster rate. This contains a mixture of honey and cinnamon. Yes, it has just 2 products and trust me it works wonders in a very short period of time. Mix 1/2 teaspoon of cinnamon powder in 1 teaspoon honey and keep it aside for 15 minutes. Put in on the areas of the face where you experience acne or are prone to. Continuous use of this mask for 7 days will reduce the pimples and marks considerably.
3. Anti-Tanning Face Mask
While the mask number 1 works as an anti-tanning mask too, a honey lemon concoction works wonders when applied to a fresh tan. Mix 1 teaspoon of honey with 1 teaspoon of freshly squeezed lemon juice and rub it into the skin for approx. 5 minutes. Keep it until the facial skin starts feeling strecthy and wash it off with water. The moisturising properties of honey and bleaching nature of lemon helps in getting rid of tanned dead skin on the surface.
4. Pore Reducing Face Mask
Coconut Oil has been an Indian household companion for years now. Some generic brand names have a special place in our hearts from our grandma’s times. This face mask which includes coconut oil helps in reducing pores, moisturises face while acting as a natural sunscreen too. Woah!!! For this you will need 1 heaped teaspoon organic coconut oil, 1/4 teaspoon of turmeric powder and 1 teaspoon mashed ripe banana. Mix these 3 ingredients and massage into into the skin for a few minutes. Wipe off the residues with cotton.
5. Anti Aging Face Mask
Carrot is supposed to be a wonder veggie present in the kitchen, asuperfood which whether consumed or applied directly on the skin has numerous benefits on the body. The Vitamin A present in carrot helps in providing the much needed retinol the human system. This face mask helps in getting rid of fine lines and wrinkles. For this you will need 1 boiled carrot, 1 teaspoon honey and 1 teaspoon yogurt. Mash the boiled carrot and add yogurt and honey, mix the ingredients well. Let it sit for 15 minutes and wash it off with water. Make sure to splash with cold water to close the pores and moisturize.
6. Blackhead Removal Mask
Get rid of pesky blackheads on your oily T-zone with this easy peasy face mask. For this you will need 1 egg( egg white), 1 teaspoon lime juice and a toothbrush. Take the egg white, add lime juice to it and whisk this mixture well. Apply this mix on top of the blackhead areas such as nose, chin, forehead. Let it remain for a few minutes and gently take it off with the help of a soft toothbrush. This will help in exfoliating the blackheads away.
7. Brightening Face Mask
For enhancing the facial complexion just before an imporant event or a party, these are the only 2 ingredients that you need in your face mask. Take 4 teaspoons of baking soda and add 1 teaspoon of honey in it. Apply it onto the facial skin and neck and let it stay for 15 minutes approx. till the skin starts feeling stetchy. Dip a towel handkerchief in warm water and rub the face mask off the skin. Finish it off by washing the face with cold water.
8. Aloevera Face Mask
Aloevera is one just kitchen ingredient which has the most soothing properties of all. It is known to calm red skin and heals sunburn. This face mask will help in reversing the damage caused by sunburns and skin tan in summer season. For this you will need 1 teaspoon aloevera gel, 1 teaspoon almond oil and 1/2 teaspoon rose water. Apply this mask onto the skin wherever the affect has been more prominent and remove it by wiping it off with a damp cloth. Regular usage of the same over a week and above will show impressive positive results.
9.Smoothening Face Mask
We ladies love a smooth, silky cashmere like feel on skin especially when its the face. This coffee milk face maskhelps in getting rid of dry,flasky skin and makes the facial skin as soft as baby’s bottom. FOr this you will need 1 teaspoon fresh ground coffee powder (alternatively you can use instant coffee powder as well) and 1 teaspoon raw cold milk. Mix these two well and scrub onto the face gentlyfor 2-3 minutes. Leave the face mask onto the skin for a few minutes to maximise the benefits.
10. Multani Mitti Dry Skin Face Mask
You might be wondering how can multani mitti (Fuller’s Earth), an ingredient considered beneficial particularly for oily skin be a boon for dry skinned people too. For this you need 1 teaspoon multani mitti powder, 4 almonds crushed into powder and 1 teaspoon raw milk. Mix the three things and apply it on face for 10 minutes.Wash it off with cold water and watch your skin transform from flaky to soft, smooth and supple.
These were the 10 homemade face masks which require 3-4 ingredients and can completley transform the way your skin feels and looks. Do let me know your DIY masks too or if you try any of these that I have mentioned.
Until next time,bye bye!!