Instead of paying $100 for “organic” facial”, you may want to opt for a low-cost kitchen facial. In other countries and throughout history, natural facial masks have been the norm and not the newest trend. Many stores are jumping on the organic band wagon and are carrying a line of “natural or organic” beauty products” However, they are really expensive due to the “organic craze”. In many of these products, they are not “natural”, so it is important to do research on the products we buy and make sure that we are buying organic. A good tip is to look at the ingredients and if you don’t recognize the first three then you probably are as organic.
When it comes to natural facial masks, these recipes are just the start. You can find hundreds of different combinations in natural beauty books, magazines, and on the internet. Or you can go to your kitchen cabinet and make your own special creations. Eating good food helps give you the right nutrients you need to look good. You can get more of these vitamins and minerals by putting the good stuff right on the skin. Drinking a lot of water and applying moisturizer right after showering are critical to good skin.
Ginger and Honey – Prevents Wrinkles
Ground ginger and make a paste of it by mixing honey. Apply this over your face the first thing after waking up, even before you brush your teeth. This paste is a great way of preventing wrinkles and keeping them at bay. Face | Wrinkles Prevention
Carrots, Avocados & Eggs
Combining a mashed carrot, mashed avocado, and a beaten egg with a half cup a few tablespoons of honey creates a great face mask that provides vitamins, and improves the tone and texture of your skin. Just stir well, apply, let sit for about 15 minutes, and then wash off with cool water. Cucumbers After you’re washed and nourished your skin, you can use grated cucumber or diluted lemon juice as a toner to help tighten your skin and close up your pores to close your pores and keep your skin looking great. An honorable mention must go to the toothpaste method of eliminating that annoying pimple that arrive when you don’t expect it. Just put a slight dab of the non-gel type of toothpaste just on the pimple. For me it has been effective. It is important not to get it anywhere but the pimple. If you want more uses for toothpaste, my previous article ”
Oatmeal and Yogurt Cleansing and Rejuvenation Face Mask – All Skin Types
- · 1 tbsp oatmeal, finely ground
- · 1 tbsp yogurt
- · A few drops of honey
- · Few drops of pure almond oil.
Instructions: Make sure the oats are ground or crushed a little bit. Otherwise, they will feel coarse on your face.
- Mix the wet ingredients such as yogurt, oil and honey warmed together in bowl until runny.
- Add the oats slowly and whip the whole thing together.
- Apply and leave on for 10-15 minutes.
- Wash and wipe with a soft cloth, don’t use soap. It might feel a bit greasy for a while.
Coffee and Cocoa Facial Mask – All Skin Types
Who doesn’t love coffee and chocolate? Be prepared for how good this smells! Get hold of cocoa powder (unsweetened) and some ground coffee beans or even instant coffee powder will do. This forms the base of the mask. You can alternate it with many ingredients depending on whether your skin is dry or oily. You can get creative by adding essential oils or almond oil, olive oil. The choice is yours.
- · 2 Tbsp. finely ground coffee beans or even instant coffee.
- · 2 Tbsp. unsweetened cocoa powder.
- · 4 Tbsp. dairy product. That is yogurt or milk cream. It is even better if you use coconut milk!
- · 2 Tbsp. honey (for dry skin) or lemon juice (for oily skin).
1. Mix coffee and cocoa powder in a bowl.
2. Add some warm honey as it is runny and acts as a good binder.
3. You can add your milk cream or yogurt now till it forms a nice paste. It shouldn’t be too thick or too runny because we are making a mask here, so we want it to sit on the face well.
4. Apply and leave to dry.
5. While washing, you can scrub it well.
In case, you have acne or sensitive skin, make sure you are not harsh as you would not want to scratch your face out with the coffee beans. You can store the leftover paste in the refrigerator for several days.
Banana Mask – Oily Skin:
- 1 ripe banana, we are using ripe one – easy to mash.
- 1 tbsp honey
- 1 tbsp lemon.
1. Mix the banana and honey together.
2. Add a few drops of lemon.
3. Apply to face for 15 minutes and wash off.
Homemade Aspirin Mask
Helps Heal Acne, Pimples, Rashes (tried and tested).
• 1-3 aspirins.
• A spoon to crush.
• Shallow dish.
• Warm honey (runny honey), moisturizer (optional) almond, olive or coconut oil.
• Few drops of lemon.
1. Crush the aspirin into small pieces in a shallow dish with the help of a spoon.
2. Add warm honey, moisturizer or a bit of oil (almond, olive or coconut works).
3. Sir well.
4. Add a few drops of lemon or water to make a paste.
I would suggest using this as a spot treatment for acne but can also be applied as mask, just that you will need at least 4-5 tablets.
I have dry skin and my friend has oily skin. I worked for both skin types..
- 2 table spoon fresh curd
- 1 table spoon honey
- 1/2 banana
1. Mix honey with curd.
2. Add banana and mash it in the curd using a spoon or a fork. You can also chop the banana and then mash it.
3. Mash. Mash!! Mash until it becomes a smooth paste.
4. Ready!! Apply the pack for 15-20 minutes on your face and then rinse off with luke warm water. Your skin would feel tightened.
5. Follow up with a moisturizer.
NOTE: These are DIY masks and have not been approved by any other source. The ingredients comes straight from your kitchen and if you are allergic to any of those ingredients DO NOT use. I am not responsible for any reaction to these recipes so please use at your own risk.
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