Face masks are a simple care remedy that is very useful for caring and nourishing one’s skin. As we see around us, today, life is so hectic and stressful that it not only affects our health internally but externally too. Face masks help one take better care of their facial skin, keeping it healthy and glowing beautifully.
But why use it?
The skin of the face area is much sensitive than the skin on the rest of our body. Along with it, it is also the most exposed area of our body that has to deal with the environment and its changes constantly. And with the way the level of the pollution increases every single day, add to it the effect of stress, it all sums up to lead to various skin ailments.
However, not all skin types are the same and each kind react to the environment and stress differently. For example, people with oily skin usually have to deal with more pimples than people with dry skin. Dark spots, excess oil, blackheads, rough spots on some regions of the face and not to forget, dark circles are just some of the most common problems faced by man and woman alike.
Here are some DIY natural face masks that would not only make your skin glow but also simple to create from ingredients that you might find right at home.
1. Tomato Face Mask
Tomato juice is rich in antioxidants and works well to fight acne and acts as an astringent which helps remove blackheads and tan. Facemask prepared with tomato refreshes the skin and provides it a natural glow.
- 2 tsp tomato juice
- 3 tsp buttermilk
- Cotton balls
Squeeze out fresh tomato juice and mix it with buttermilk. Then using a cotton ball, apply it gently all over the face and the neck, if you want. After 30 minutes, wash it off.
2. Strawberry Face Mask
As strawberries are rich in vitamin C, they are an excellent ingredient to prepare face masks that nourish and revitalize the skin. The acidic nature of strawberries helps get rid of blemishes and scars.
- Quantity Strawberries 6-10,
- honey one teaspoon
Blend or mash the strawberries and honey together. One can use a blender or can do it by hand too. However, only whole strawberries should be used, not the ones cut up and packaged available at the supermarket.
When the mix is ready, apply it on the face and then let it stay for around 20 minutes. Afterward, it should be washed away with lukewarm water first and then with cold water for the second time.
3. Orange Peel Milk Face Mask
While orange juice is good for keeping the skin hydrated, the fruit’s peel has anti-bacterial elements that help in curing oily skin and acne problems.
- One spoonful of orange peel
- Milk (add accordingly)
Peel an orange and take the skin. Let the skin dry completely before grinding it into being finely powdered. Then take a spoonful of the powder and pour milk into it till it becomes a thick paste. When the paste is ready, apply it on the face gently. Wash it off after it dries.
4. Tomato-Lemon Mask
Combination of tomato and lemon helps get rid of the excess oil due to its acidic nature and clear the blemishes and scars.
- 1 Tomato
- 2 Tbsp lemon juice
Take the tomato and squash it into a puree. Then add two tablespoons of lemon juice to it and mix well. Then apply it on the face as well as the neck area. Letting it stay for twenty minutes, wash it off with cold water.
5. Almond Face Mask
Containing Vitamin E, the oil from almond keeps the skin healthy and safeguards it from the damage caused by UV Radiation. It also helps to keep the face smooth and prevents from lines appearing anywhere on it.
Ingredients: Almonds and milk
Soak four to five almonds in milk and keep it like that overnight. The next morning, peel the almonds’ skin. Then mix both of the ingredients and make a paste. Apply a fine layer over the face and leave it for the night. Wash it off with cold water in the morning.
6. Turmeric Face Mask
Turmeric, an essential condiment in every household, is not only useful for healing wounds and stopping blood from overflowing an injury, but it is also a beauty care ingredient as it prevents from early aging of the skin and provides a natural glow to it.
- 1 tsp turmeric powder
- ½ teaspoon baking powder
- 1-2 tsp rose water
First mix the turmeric powder and baking powder. Then add the rose water to the mixture little by little till it becomes a paste. Apply the paste on the face and leave it for five minutes. With fingers, a bit wet, remove the dead skin by massaging your face in small soft circular movements. Then, for the first time wash the face with lukewarm water and second time by cold water before drying it.
As we all know precaution is better than cure, here are a few things one should pay attention to before and after using a face mask:
- First and foremost, they layer of the mask one is applying should be thin.
- Avoid using any makeup product for a short period.
- Be careful what kind of face pack you are using and if the ingredients in it might be harmful to your skin.
- Another necessary detail one has to pay attention is to avoid washing one’s face with a face wash within a day of using a face mask.
- Drinking lots of water after a facial is essential so that the skin remains hydrated.
And if you follow the instructions correctly and be alert, using home-made face masks is not just cheap and convenient but also healthy.
About the Author
Emylee is a freelance content writer and a blogger who is specialized in home remedies, natural cure, fitness and power yoga. She is a nature enthusiast who contributed her piece of work for many website like www.howtocure.com. In her free time you can find her in adventurous trips and hanging out with family and friends.
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