DIY face masks to heal the skin naturally
SPA style beauty treatments at home are absolutely the most popular thing these days.
To give the right hydration or to nourish and tone our skin, it is often not enough to use the face cream, but we need a mask that deeply hydrates or soothes immediately. Find out how to create a DIY face mask with natural ingredients to meet your skin’s every need!
The DIY face masks are excellent beauty allies, also ideal for an immediate effect. They must be done regularly to get satisfactory results. Whether they are moisturizing, soothing, anti-wrinkle or for oily skin, you can prepare them at home with natural ingredients that we all have in the pantry or that are easy to find at the supermarket or herbalist’s shop.
Moisturizing and nourishing banana
For dry and chapped skin, the banana mask will become your best ally. The ingredients needed for this mask are: a banana, a teaspoon of honey and a plain yogurt.
Put all the ingredients in the mixer until you get a liquid and homogeneous mixture and apply it on the face, leaving it on for about 15 minutes. Rinse with warm water, eliminating any residue of the mixture. Let the skin rest for a few hours and then apply a light veil of moisturizer. Your skin will be soft and velvety.
Purifying kiwi for oily skin
If you have oily skin, you need a purifying mask: this time the ingredients are a kiwi and two teaspoons of plain yogurt, to be mixed together once the kiwi has been crushed with the help of a spoon. Spread the mask on the face for 15 minutes, rinse with warm water and apply an astringent toner with a cotton swab.
Undoubtedly one of the most important ingredients to illuminate the face is lemon, a real beauty ally for your skin: mix its juice with a spoonful of honey, then gently massage the mixture on your face leaving it on for 10 minutes before rinse with fresh water. Dab your face with a soft towel without rubbing and apply a moisturizing lotion.
DIY face mask against pimples and blackheads
To make a mask against pimples and blackheads, simply combine two tablespoons of baking soda and two tablespoons of lemon juice to create a creamy consistency to spread on the affected areas with circular movements, leaving it to act for about 10 minutes. After the exposure time, rinse with warm water and pat dry with a soft towel. Use a moisturizing and purifying fluid. The bicarbonate has a light exfoliating action while the lemon will help the skin to regenerate.
Soothing and relaxing face mask with honey
To prepare this mask, recommended for those with couperose skin or to soothe facial redness, you will need to use a spoonful of honey mixed with 4 or 5 strawberries previously washed, drained and crushed well. Spread the mixture on a clean face, avoiding the eye area, leave on for 15 minutes and rinse with warm water using a sponge. Then apply your usual cream.
Anti-fatigue eye contour with sweet almond oil
To reduce dark circles and to nourish and moisturize the eye contour we can prepare this anti-fatigue mask with sweet almond oil and honey that will make the skin even softer. Just mix two tablespoons of honey and a teaspoon of sweet almond oil, which you will find in herbal medicine, in a small bowl. Mix everything and, when the mixture is ready, apply it to the eye contour holding the mask for at least 10 minutes and then rinse your face with warm water. At the end, apply your eye contour cream.
Mask for oily skin with yeast
Mix a level tablespoon of baking powder with an egg yeast, and apply it all on the face, with particular attention to the T-zone. After 15 minutes, rinse with fresh water and apply a toner. Your skin will be fresh and your pores will be noticeably smaller.
Simple DIY Egg White Wrinkle Mask
This is a mask that you can also do twice a week or when you need a lifting effect before a night out. Here’s how to prepare it: add a tablespoon of honey to the egg white until you get a thick mixture that you will apply on the face, leaving it on for 20 minutes. Finally rinse with warm water with the help of a sponge. Then apply a good moisturizer.
Firming face mask simple to make with yogurt
To combat the loss of skin tone on the face, the ideal is a firming mask to be made by mixing together two tablespoons of oats to which you add two tablespoons of orange juice and, finally, insert the equivalent of four a little at a time spoons of natural yogurt. Mix everything well and leave the mixture on your face for 20 minutes. After rinse with cold water and apply a moisturizing fluid.
Anti-fatigue and decongestant chamomile mask
To eliminate facial fatigue and eliminate and decongest redness, it is useful to prepare a chamomile face mask, also suitable as a night mask before going to bed. You can use both the chamomile sachets and the flowers, to be purchased at the herbalist’s shop. Infuse the sachet or the chamomile flowers, let it cool and then add a spoonful of flour. Spread the mixed products on your face and leave on for at least 15 minutes. For a decongestant effect, once you have prepared the chamomile, let it cool in the fridge for about twenty minutes. Then wet some cotton pads with the infusion and place them on your face, leaving it to act for at least 10 minutes.
Useful tips for applying the face mask correctly:
- It is important to apply the mask immediately after preparing it to ensure that it does not lose its effectiveness.
- The greatest effect of the face mask is obtained in the first 5 minutes of application but it is good to let it act a little longer to improve its effect.
- When we put on a masks with astringent power, such as the one for enlarged pores, we must be careful not to speak or move the face too much so as not to ruin the effect and risk pulling the skin too much.
- Always remove the mask with the help of a sponge or cotton pads soaked in warm or cold water depending on the type of mask.
- After making the face mask, always apply a cream suitable for our skin type.