The face mask has been important in a skincare routine. Used once a week or so it effectively serves to refresh, fight acne and overall nourish the skin. But you don’t have to loosen your purse strings to pick on those expensive face masks. Just look around in your kitchen and there, you will find various ingredients that will make for a good DIY face mask for almost all kinds of skin types.
How does a DIY face mask help?
A DIY face mask made with kitchen ingredients is a natural and the most organic product you can get. Made with fresh, easily-available ingredients, these are cost-effective and provide a host of benefits to the skin. It not only nourishes the skin but also moisturizes, exfoliate, and brightens skin. Now every skin is different which is why face masks differ too.
Here we have a ready reckoner of DIY face masks for every type of skin. Find out yours and get ready for fabulous skin.
For oily skin
Oily skin can give you much grief. Combined with external pollution, the oily secretion can result in acne, breakouts, inflammation, blocked pores, and other skin problems. Just as you try to settle one zit, another one appears. Here’s where this DIY face mask can work wonders.
Lemon and banana mask
Don’t say na-na to Bananas because this wonder fruit controls excess oil and sebum, whereas Lemon is an excellent astringent that will give your skin a much-needed boost of citric acid and tones oily skin.
Mash one ripe Banana and squeeze half a lemon in it. Apply it on your face and let it rest for 15 minutes. Rinse with warm water. Say goodbye to oily skin for good.
For dry skin
No one likes dry skin. It’s a hassle and can cause fine lines and wrinkles. Moreover, dry parched skin looks flaky, feels scratchy, and is easily inflamed. If this sounds like a bother, what you need is a mask that will calm and hydrate your thirsty skin.
Aloe, honey, raw milk mask
The goodness of these three ingredients is nothing short of a miracle. Aloe has potent qualities to make your skin supple and smooth. Raw Milk hydrates like a dream. And honey is a great antioxidant.
Take one teaspoon of each ingredient – Aloe, Honey, and Raw Milk and mix well. Slather over the face and leave it on for 15 minutes. Rinse with warm water. Enjoy nourished skin, all day, every day.
For acne-prone skin
Battling acne and other breakouts on your skin? The fight is still on. This is the result of clogged pores caused by environmental pollution and extra oil secretion. A common skin problem that can extend to blackheads, pimples, and other skin nuisances, and one hero of a face mask to solve it all.
Haldi and honey mask
This amazingly easy face mask is as good as it gets. Haldi or Turmeric contains anti-inflammatory properties, whereas honey is a great antioxidant that also contains antibacterial and antimicrobial. Moreover, both these products are organic, hence ideal for the skin.
Mix a teaspoon of honey with a teaspoon of Haldi. Blend well and apply on your skin. Leave it on for 15 minutes and wash off with lukewarm water. A simple way to break free from breakouts!
For younger-looking skin
Taking care of your skin early on will help alleviate fine lines and wrinkles alike. The earlier you begin, the better it is for your skin. Regular use of a face mask will help promote firmer-looking skin.
Oatmeal and buttermilk mask
Oatmeal is perfect for gently exfoliating your skin. This removes the accumulated dead cells on the surface thus easing out the fine lines too. Buttermilk, on the other hand, has both, hydrating and cleansing properties, that also brighten the skin and give it a natural glow.
Pour a tablespoon of oatmeal in warm water to soften it. Then mix it with buttermilk to make a smooth semi-liquid paste. You can add a few drops of Coconut Oil if you wish. Apply on the skin and leave it on for 15 minutes. Wash off with warm water. Hello, younger, fabulous skin!
Tips on what to do and what not to
• Always do a patch test to figure if you have any reaction to any ingredient. For the patch test, apply a little bit of the mask on the inside of the elbow. If there is any skin or an allergic reaction discard the mask.
• Clean your face before applying any mask.
• Leave the face mask for at least 10 minutes or till it is semi-dry. This will allow your skin to soak up the nutrients.
• After you wash off the mask, splash mildly cold water on your face. This will close your pores. Do not rub harshly.
• Once done, dab gently with a towel and apply a moisturizer that suits your skin type.
• Don’t leave the mask on for long and not overnight.
• For oily skin, apply the face mask once or twice a week. For dry skin, once in fifteen days is recommended.
• Never scrub off the mask. Gently remove it with water.
These masks are simple and super. Not only will they work wonders for your skin, but they will ensure you bid adieu to all your skin problems for good. Remember, good skin begins with good care. And good care begins with a good face mask. Happy masking!
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