7 DIY Face Masks To Cleanse, Restore And Nourish A Glowing Complexion

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DIY Face Masks

While the hot summer days aren’t a year-long affair, the hyperpigmentation and dryness you picked up from the sun may, sadly, stick around.

Although a trip to a fancy spa facial would rejuvenate the parched patches away, sometimes a refreshing DIY face mask is the way to go.

Trust us on this one. Humble ingredients like honey and turmeric not only save you some bucks, but they also give you that incredible glow – hello supermodel skin.

Moreover, choosing the perfect mask for your skin type can be daunting, especially with millions of face mask brands in the market.

However, delving into your kitchen counters makes this pocket-friendly hack feel like a day at a fancy salon.

So, when you’re looking to give your skin some TLC but can’t seem to get the time to rush to the beauty store, here are the most popular DIY face masks to try out right now.

Just don’t be tempted to eat them…

The Dull Skin Mask

DIY Face Masks rasberriesDewy, revitalized, and glowing. That’s what we’re going for here. Green tea and raspberries are brilliant at busting blemish-causing bacteria, while vitamin C revitalizes your lackluster skin. Impressive right? Well, here are the ingredients you’ll need to make this glow-boosting face mask.

Ingredients

• 1 cup of boiled water
• 1 teabag of pure green tea
• 6 raspberries
• A dose of vitamin C

How it works

• Soak your green tea in boiling water for two minutes
• Cut open the bag and place the tea levels in a small bowl.
• Mix the tea leaves with mashed raspberries and a dose of vitamin C to form a thick, chunky paste
• Once the mixture cools, apply it over clean, dry skin and let it sit for 15 minutes
• Rinse off with lukewarm water and pat your face dry

The Acne-Prone Skin Mask

It doesn’t matter if it’s a team of pesky whiteheads or one enormous angry pimple; acne isn’t a great look. Since acne products can be a tad bit costly, a homemade DIY mask is a way to go, and this super powerful mix might just be what you need.

BTW: It’s a gentle recipe, so feel free to slather it on your back and chest, too.

Ingredients

• A drop of tea tree oil
• 1 tablespoon of aloe vera gel

How it works

• On its own, tea tree oil (an organic acne-fighter and antibacterial) can be too harsh on your skin
• Therefore, mixing it with aloe vera (a calming and hydrating ingredient) negates the potentially skin-irritating effects while soothing your breaking out skin
• Keep the mixture on clean, dry skin for 10 minutes
• Rinse it off with lukewarm water and moisturize afterward

The Hyperpigmentation Mask

DIY Face Masks with tumericIf you’re not a fan of slathering your skin with every acid and vitamin in the book, then this DIY face mask recipe is your best bet at fighting hyperpigmentation.

Lemon juice packs a powerful punch with its antioxidant properties that reduce premature aging and sun damage, while turmeric is scientifically proven to reduce wrinkles and address hyperpigmentation.

Honey kicks out acne-triggering bacteria and helps give your skin that radiant and youthful look.

Ingredients

• 1 tablespoon of fresh turmeric powder/juice
• 1 tablespoon of lemon juice
• 1 tablespoon of honey

How it works

• Mix the ingredients to form a thick paste
• Apply the mixture to specific areas on your face
• Let it sit for 5 minutes before rinsing it off with warm water
• Repeat the process twice a week for six weeks to see the desired results

The Blackhead-Eliminating Face Mask

If blackheads or dark spots are your biggest beauty terrors, you need to mix up this simple recipe – and there isn’t any powerful acid in sight.

Charcoal works as a powerful magnet that draws out and absorbs excess oils from your skin, leaving it blemish- and blackheads-free. Gelatin is packed with collagen, thus giving your skin the suppleness and radiance you’ve been looking for.

Ingredients

• 1 tablespoon of activated charcoal powder
• 2 tablespoons of unflavored gelatin
• ½ tablespoon of bentonite clay
• 2 tablespoons of warm water

How it works

• Combine activated charcoal powder, gelatin, and the clay in a small bowl
• Pour in the warm water and mix it up to form a thick, chunky paste
• Dab the mixture on clean, dry skin and gently massage it into your skin (you can also use a small and soft-bristled brush)
• Leave it on for 15 minutes, then rinse it off with some warm water
• Dry your face and moisturize

The Dry Skin, Hydrating Face Mask

If your moisturizer hasn’t been doing much to quench your dry and blotchy skin, this homemade hydrating face mask might be your knight in shining armor.

Yes, the avocado might serve as an Instagram-worthy spread, but it works much better on your ‘money-maker’. Studies suggest that an avocado mask prevents skin damage, hydrates your skin, minimizes breakouts, and improves skin elasticity. It’s one of the best face mask ingredients of all time.

Honey acts as an ideal humectant as it helps your skin retain moisture. It also helps with the appearance of scars and gives your skin a supple look.

Oats, on the other hand, step up your face mask game. They are incredible at calming, soothing, and hydrating your skin – that’s why beauty brands like Aveeno and Garnier invest in the oat formula.

Ingredients

• ½ avocado
• 1 tablespoon of honey
• A handful of oats

How it works

• Mash the avocado and oats in a small bowl
• Combine the mixture with a tablespoon of honey
• Slather the paste on your face
• Let it sit for 15 minutes, then rinse it off with lukewarm water

The Oily Skin Face Mask

DIY Face MasksIf you’ve been looking for glowing, radiant, and less oily skin, try this homemade baby. It’ll take the stress out of your crappy day while it zaps out the blemishes and gives your skin a radiant look.

The egg white acts as a natural antibacterial and prevents clogged pores while absorbing excess oils without damaging your skin.

Aloe vera gel is the real MVP in soothing, hydrating, and revitalizing your skin.

Ingredients

• 2 tablespoons of fresh aloe vera gel
• 1 egg white

How it works

• Mix the ingredients in a small bowl
• Dab the mixture on your face
• Leave it on your face for 10 minutes
• Rinse off with warm water and pat your face dry
• Apply your favorite moisturize for a hydrating look

The Sensitive Skin DIY Mask

Between unending skincare routines, germs and pollution, your skin can get overwhelmed and easily irritated. Fortunately, this homemade face mask recipe helps soothe and nourish your skin in an instant.

Coconut oil delivers deep hydration, while the honey gives your skin a hit of antioxidants. Lavender oil, on the other hand, not only gives your home that spa-like feel, but it also soothes redness to give you a glowing look.

For supple and moisturized skin, essential fatty acids like avocado are the way to go, and this face mask packs a punch.

Ingredients

• 2 drops of lavender oil
• 1 tablespoon of coconut oil
• ¼ avocado
• 1 tablespoon of honey

How it works

• Mix the ingredients in a medium-sized bowl
• Slather the paste and gently massage on your face in a circular motion
• Let it sit for 15 minutes and rinse it off with warm water
• Pat your face dry and moisturize

 

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