To look gorgeous, caking on makeup to cover up imperfections simply won’t do. The goal of attaining a beautiful face should be to focus on the foundation, and that means taking care of the skin beneath all that makeup. Washing and moisturizing your face on a daily basis will play a large role in this, but real changes will come when you start utilising face masks.
Unfortunately, many store-bought face masks come loaded with ingredients you probably can’t even pronounce, and this likely means that there are tons of toxins in there. The good news is that you can create your own face masks by using many ingredients that you probably already have in your kitchen or bathroom. These are all-natural face masks that are safe, luxurious and effective.
1. The Honey and Banana Mask for Dry Skin
Honey is a wonderful, natural ingredient that can moisturize and hydrate skin that tends to get dry. Banana is a soothing fruit that smells lovely and offers vitamins A, B6 and C as well as potassium and magnesium to the skin.
Make sure the mixture is stirred well before applying it to clean skin. Leave the mask on for 20 to 30 minutes. The mask may drip, so keep a moist towel on hand. When you remove the mask, rinse your face with lukewarm water until the product is gone. Finally, pat your face dry with a clean towel.
2. The Lemon and Oil Mask for Dull Skin
The skin on your face can appear dull from time to time due to the build up of dead skin cells. Usually, a quick exfoliation can take care of this, but when too many dead skin cells build up, you need an exfoliating mask with gentle but acidic lemon to strip away the dullness.
You will need 1 whole lemon, 1/4 of a cup of olive oil and 1 tsp of sugar for this recipe. The sugar is optional, but many women use this recipe as a scrub first and then leave it on as a mask to do its job.
Start by 3 ingredients in a small bowl. Apply the mixture to your clean skin. Here, you may use a few drops of water to lubricate the mask and scrub your skin. Do not scrub too hard. Leave the mask on your skin for 20 to 30 minutes. End by rinsing your skin and patting dry.
3. The for Irritated Skin
This mask is best for skin that has been over-exposed to the sun or is irritated with an acne breakout. Aloe vera gel is a natural element for taking care of burns and other skin abrasions.
Blend all of the ingredients in your blender, and put it in the refrigerator for about an hour. Next, apply the thick paste to your face. Allow the paste to sit on your skin for 20 to 30 minutes before rinsing with cool water and patting dry.
These homemade face masks can do wonders for your skin. Some women who employ the use of natural face masks on a regular basis find that they can limit their makeup use or not even wear it at all. Try these recipes out for yourself, and see what they can do for your skin!