Previously, I talked about the benefits for using homemade face masks and today I am sharing with you some DIY Facial masks and peels.
Tomato Face Mask / Peel
You can make your own tomato face mask peel. Such tomato face mask would help purify skin and shrink enlarged pores. Ingredients for the face mask:
Note-It is better to prepare the tomato mask right before using it.
- 1 small tomato
- 2 small teaspoon of lemon juice
- a few drops of olive oil
- 1/4 teaspoon unflavored gelatin( help bind the mask together an provide skin with vitamin K)
Juice the tomato then mix it with the rest of the ingredients. Warm up the combination in a microwave for a few seconds ( Be careful not to burn your skin with overheated mask). Leave it on your skin for 20 minutes then gently peel the mask off your face. Wash your skin with lukewarm water and apply moisturizer.
Apples and Honey Homemade Clarifying Mask
Besides being rich with vitamin A ,B and C and an excellent anti-oxidant agent; apples have glycolic acid that helps clarify and rejuvenate tired skin and act as a peeling ingredient. Honey is well known for its curing and antibacterial ability. Honey helps soften skin and give it a healthy glow.
To enjoy the benefits of apples and honey together, here is what you need to mix:
1/2 grated apple
2 tablespoon of honey
a few drops of lemon juice
Apply this mixture to clean skin. Keep the mask on for 20 minutes then rinse well with lukewarm water. Apply moisturizer.
Papaya Homemade Face Mask
Papayas has a special type of healing enzyme papain that has been long used to treat sunburn and skin rash. Papaya enzyme is used in many skin care products as it helps in moisturizing and nourishing skin. To make a mask that is suitable for all skin types:
Mix 1/cup of mashed ripe papaya
2 tablespoons of yogurt
1 teaspoon of lemon
mix well and apply to cleansed skin for 20 minutes. Rinse well with water and apply moisturizer.
Bentonite Clay Homemade Face Mask
Benotinite clay has been used for ages to detox and clarify body inside and out. This mask will help tighten and smooth you skins. You can also use this mask to get rid of blackheads and blemishes. Any clay mask would have a drying effect on your skin. Add honey if you have dry skin to add moisture back into your complexion.
3 tablespoons of bentonite clay (available at health food stores)
2 tablespoons of honey
Seeped green tea
Mix bentonite and honey first then add the green tea gradually till you reach desired consistency. Leave the mas on your face till it dries, rub the off the clay gently then wash and moisturize your face and neck.
Coffee Homemade Face Mask
For a quick fix and to give your face a natural lift, use coffee powder left after brewing your morning coffee. Coffee helps tighten skin and stimulates blood flow to clear and detox your complexion from toxins. You can apply the mask to your neck and face including the area around the eyes, but avoid the lips. Here is what you need to mix:
2 tablespoon of leftover of brewed coffee grind
2 tablespoon of unsweetened cocoa
3 tablespoon of plain yogurt
2 tablespoon honey
Apply this homemade face mask and message it into the skin with gentle circular strokes. Leave it on for 20 minutes then wash off and moisturize your skin. You can add a few drops of lemon juice if you have oily skin or use drops of almond oil if you have dry skin. Enjoy beautiful skin!
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