We all are engaged in our lives, a huge stream of responsibilities, appointments, meetings, and at times you want some alone time for yourself! If an appointment at a spa seems impossible, grab some homemade ingredients and rejuvenate with DIY facials. We have got the best facial masks for you that will suite your skin type.
Egg White Mask
Egg whites will tighten your pores, as it contains proteins that replenish the skin, and remove the excess oil making your skin acne free. Separate the white and the yolk (you can keep the yolk for a pudding). Mix together, a lemon and egg white and blend it for a minute (otherwise the mixture will be unpleasant to apply). Apply the paste on a dry face and keep the paste for 15 minutes on your face. In the mean time, you can beat the egg yolk for the pudding. Once the mask gets dried, wash it off with Luke -warm water.
Acne Prone Skin
Green Clay Facial
A green clay mask is the perfect recipe for you. The mask removes all the unwanted breakouts, by extracting all the impurities. In a bowl, take 2tbsps of green clay powder and water. Mix a few drops of rosemary oil and form a thick paste. Apply the mask on your skin for 15 minutes. While the mask gets dried, read your favourite novel and relax.
Pimple and Excessive Oily Skin
If you aren’t allergic to aspirin, use this magic pill that will soothe your skin in no time. The acid present in the pill is a great anti-acne product. Crush the pill with the help of a spoon and a little water to make a paste. And if you want a thick consistency add a little bit of honey. Apply the paste on all over the face, for ten minutes. Close your eyes and relax. You will feel refreshed.
The oil in an avocado is a great moisturising agent. Mash half avocado until it forms a thick consistency. Mix a tsp of honey and rose water. You can also add some curd to smoothen the paste. Apply it on a dry face for 15 minutes and wash off. And, if your skin is extra dry, use olive oil instead of rose water.
Take two bananas for the marvellous facial from Kaya’s Clinic. Mash the bananas until it forms a paste. Add two Tbsps of honey for extra nourishment. Apply the mask for ten minutes, on a dry face. Before you remove the mask, massage your face for five minutes.
Papaya is a great cleansing agent, which makes it the best natural exfoliate. Peel the papaya and remove the seeds from it. Add half tsp of honey. In a blender, mix the paste. Apply on a clean face. Remove the paste after 20 minutes. Wash the mask completely; otherwise, your face may look a bit orange.
Sea Salt and Lemon Paste
No! This is not a sea food recipe. Here we are talking about the beauty mask ingredients. It is simple and great! Mix ¼ cup of seal salt, along with lemon juice. Apply the mask over a dry face. Close your eyes and enjoy the fruity flavour. Your tan will disappear in no time.
Oatmeal is great exfoliating agent as it removes the dead cells completely. Mix 2 Tbsps of uncooked oatmeal, with 1 cup of milk in a pan. Boil the mixture on a low flame, until the oatmeal forms a thick paste. The lactic acid in the milk helps to brighten the skin. Apply the mixture for 20 minutes, and wash off. Your skin will feel soft and supple.
This is the best facial for a sensitive skin. Mix a cup of unflavoured yogurt, for a dry and clean skin. Apply the mask for 20 minutes. The acid in the yogurt will lighten your facial hair and follicles. If you have a sunburnt skin, you can mix a tsp of Aloe Vera gel, for a cooling effect.
No! I am not talking about a “pumpkin pie” recipe. While you bake the pie, you can always store the puree for your facial. Take two Tbsps of pumpkin puree and half tsp of honey, along with some fresh cream. I know it sounds a bit messy but once you obtain the results, you will be patient to bare the mess-up. Leave the paste for 10 minutes and pat dry. And trust me everybody who see’s you, is going to sing “You Are My Pumpkin-Pumpkin… You Are My Honey-Bunny.”
Put on your headphones, go to the kitchen and get ready to mash and mix for a really good home facial.