Homemade Facial Masks You Must Try

Facial masks are beneficial for our skin in many ways, they unclog pores, rehydrate our skin, help stimulate blood circulation and most of all they remove dead skin cells and dirt from the surface.  As we’re all leading busy lives, we sometimes forget the importance of taking care of ourselves and our skin.  Following are simple and easy to make facial masks you can make at home, with ingredients most of us have in our pantry.  These masks don’t take much time to make, and the benefits are definitely worth it.  Not to mention that they cost a fraction of what you would pay at the spa.

1.Baking Soda

Baking Soda

Baking Soda

You need it for baking, you might use it for scrubbing, but did you think of putting it on your face as an exfoliator?  A perfect home remedy to remove dead skin cells that are sitting on the surface of your face and clogging your pores.  Mix with coconut oil and apply the paste to your face.  Leave on for 5 minutes and gently massage as you rinse off with lukewarm water.  Your skin will be left fresh and glowing.

2.Bananas to moisturize

Bananas for Your Skin

Bananas for Your Skin

Yellow and sweet, bananas are great for acne prone skin, minimizing wrinkles and brightening your skin.  They are chalk full of vitamin E and C, which are amazing for your skin, leaving it soft and supple. With potassium as its main mineral, it helps rehydrate your skin, leaving it moisturized.  To make a mask, mash up one banana and make a paste with a fork.  Apply on skin and let it do its magic for 15-20 minutes.  Rinse off with lukewarm water.  Repeat 2-3 times per week.

3.Apple Cider Vinegar

Apple Cider Vinegar as Toner

Apple Cider Vinegar as Toner

As a natural toner to help balance and restore your skins natural pH, Apple Cider does wonders.  Mix one part apple cider and two parts distilled water and soak a cotton ball to wipe entire face.  You will not only remove dirt from the skin, but the sun spots will appear lighter as well.

4.Yogurt and Honey

Yogurt and Honey

Yogurt and Honey

Tightening and rejuvenating for the skin, yogurt’s probiotic ingredient is perfect for those stubborn blemishes that seem to appear at the worst time.  Yogurt also contains lactic acid, which gently takes off the dead skin cells while brightening the complexion.  The honey component is an excellent antioxidant, containing antibacterial properties keeping your skin in check.  For best results, mix 1/4 cup of yogurt and 1 tablespoon of honey.  Mix well and apply a layer to skin.  Leave on until the yogurt starts to dry around the edges, then rinse with lukewarm water.

5.Oatmeal

Calming Oatmeal

Calming Oatmeal

Oatmeal isn’t just great for a soothing breakfast in the morning, but is extremely beneficial when applied to your skin.  It balances oily skin, and helps treat an eczema and acne prone complexion.  As a calming ingredient, oatmeal is a natural exfoliant for the skin.  Take half a cup of oatmeal and grind until fine, combine with honey and apply to face.  Leave on for 15-20 minutes and rinse off with lukewarm water.  Oatmeal is hypoallergenic, which means those with more sensitive or allergy prone skin can enjoy this mask without a worry of irritation.

6.Egg whites for Oily Skin

Egg whites when whipped are not only great for meringue, but are also great for tightening and brightening your skin.  They are rich in protein and have skin tightening properties that have been used for centuries by beauty gurus all across the globe, promoting wrinkle free skin.  With its astringent properties, egg whites are especially good for oily prone skin and removing black-heads.

With many of these items already found in our kitchen, discover the new uses and try these facial masks.  Your skin will love it, and pretty soon it will become a routine in your daily regimen.

Written by Milana Bucan

Currently studying to complete a bachelor’s degree in Communications, Milana regularly contributes articles about fashion, beauty and lifestyle. As a photography enthusiast, she never misses an opportunity for the perfect candid shot. A foodie at heart, she will go the extra mile to enjoy the perfect cup of coffee and the most scrumptious chocolate dessert.