We all want radiant, flawless skin without going bankrupt, right? I know I do, so there must be others that do as well!
Face masks are the ultimate treat-yourself moment when you can nourish your skin and take twenty minutes to just relax.
Making your own homemade face masks and scrubs is relatively simple. Why pay for a store-bought face mask when you can use basic ingredients from your kitchen
There isn’t much a good face mask can’t cure.
They’re just as amazing at taking the stress out of a crappy day in the office as they are at banishing unsightly parched patches, minimising pores and blemishes.
But instead of raiding the beauty store for your next mask fix, you might want to look a little closer to home.
Yes, we’re talking about the contents of your fridge and kitchen.
Here are some DIY face masks to get your face looking like perfection in no time without breaking the bank.
Honey, Cinnamon, and Lemon Juice Mask for Dark Spots
2 tablespoons of honey
The juice from one lemon slice
1 teaspoon of cinnamon
Directions: Mix the ingredients until smooth. Apply to the face, and rinse after 30 minutes.
Benefits: Honey, cinnamon, and lemon juice work together to target inflammation and dark spots. Honey is a natural antibacterial inflammatory, so it can reduce any redness, swelling, or dark spots due to hyper-pigmentation issues or picking of the skin.
Gentle Hydrating Face Mask
1/2 cup raw ground oatmeal
1/2 cup water
1/2 cup milk
1 tablespoon honey
Directions: Combine all the ingredients in a small saucepan. Cook over medium heat for five minutes. Let cool, apply to face, rinse after 15 minutes.
Benefits: Oatmeal hydrates the skin without clogging the pores. It’s also used to calm eczema and psoriasis. The gentle antioxidant soothes irritated skin and works to treat dry and irritated patches.
Honey Avocado Hydrating Mask
2 tablespoons of honey
2 tablespoons of avocado
2 tablespoon of olive oil
1 mashed mango
Directions: Mix all the ingredients together. Leave on for 15 minutes and then remove with a warm cloth.
Benefits: Avocado is the key ingredient in this green mask. It is loaded with omega-3 fatty acids and B vitamins that help restore your skin’s lipid layer to reveal a brighter, plumper face. Mango is also packed with Vitamin C to brighten skin, while olive oil works as an anti-inflammatory to gently calm the skin.
Brightening Pawpaw Honey Mask
1/2 cup mashed pawpaw
1 teaspoon honey
1 whipped egg white
Directions: Apply the mixture to your face, neck, and chest and let sit for 15 minutes. Remove the mask with lukewarm water and pat skin dry.
Benefits: Pawpaw is a natural skin brightener that works to reveal a glowing complexion and rid the skin of dark spots. Pawpaw is also used as a natural exfoliator that promotes cell turnover.