If you’re like us, you are crazy about DIY and face masks! We think DIYs are the perfect mediums to keep our minds going and to keep our practical skills top notch. Plus, with the creation of our own DIY masks, we know first hand the ingredients that are being put into them and with that we are able to omit or add in ingredients as we please. To aid in keeping our skin pampered, supple and beautiful, here are some how-to-DIY face masks for every skin type.
DIY Apple and Honey Face Mask
This face mask will make you feel rejuvenated both mentally and facially. Apples are known to contain vitamins A, B and C, which are good for the skin as they contain antioxidant properties. They also aid in clearing your pores and protecting your skin against the dangers of excessive exposure to sunlight. Honey also contains antioxidant properties, as well as keeps your skin moisturized.
Pro-Tip: To make your own apple and honey face mask, you will need one apple and two tablespoons of honey. Blend these together to form a paste, apply onto your face and leave it on for twenty minutes. Once twenty minutes is up, rinse and moisturize.
DIY Oatmeal, Lemon Juice and Honey Face Mask
The operative ingredients in this DIY face mask that diminishes oil in the face is oatmeal and lemon juice. Oatmeal is always known to be sort of like a sponge, being able to absorb oil, whilst lemon juice, in addition to its astringent properties, contains Vitamin C that is useful for oily skin. The honey in this mask is to ensure that in addition to all the oil-eradicating these ingredients are doing, your face does not dry up.
Pro-Tip: To make your own oatmeal, lemon juice and honey face mask, mix a spoonful of organic oatmeal with the freshly-squeezed juice of one lemon. Once the oats have absorbed the lemon juice, add in some honey until it takes on your desired consistency. Apply it onto your face and leave for 10 minutes. Wash off and you will feel fresh and oil-free!
DIY Avocado and Coconut Oil Face Mask
Combination skin refers to the kind of skin that suffers from oiliness but dryness at the same time. To combat this and control oil and hydrate skin, make your own avocado and coconut oil face mask. Both avocado and coconut oil have moisturizing properties, and in addition to that, coconut oil is also able to seep into your skin and unclog your pores, diminishing blackheads or any sort of build-up in your pores as a result of excessive oils. The application of oil onto your face will also help your face regulate its oil production rate and thus reducing oils. Avocado, like coconut oil, is also able to deep cleanse your pores. Packed with Vitamin E, it contains anti-aging properties as well.
Pro-Tip: To make your own avocado and coconut oil face mask, combine a quarter of a ripe avocado with a tablespoon of coconut oil. Apply the smooth paste onto your face and leave on for ten to twenty minutes. Rinse off and you will be rewarded with supple, oil-free skin.
DIY Nutmeg, Honey and Vitamin E Oil Face Mask
To the victims of sensitive skin, this DIY face mask is for you. Nutmeg has anti-inflammatory properties which will help soothe the flared irritated skin. Plus, it can exfoliate your skin and eradicate all blackheads as it unclogs your pores. If that’s not enough reason to use it, it is also able to reduce the appearances of scars. Vitamin E on the other hand is useful for the skin in a sense that it has anti-aging properties as well as it is able to protect your skin against irritation of the skin.
Pro-Tip: To make your own DIY nutmeg, honey and Vitamin E oil face mask, you will need one tablespoon of honey, a teaspoon of ground nutmeg powder and half a teaspoon of Vitamin E oil. Combine these together to create a thick paste and apply onto your face, focusing on problem areas. Leave it on for twenty minute to an hour, rinse off and pat dry gently with a soft towel.
DIY Banana, Baking Soda and Honey Mask
It comes to no surprise that one of the key ingredients for a mask that combats dry skin is honey, for we all know at this point that it has moisturizing attributes. Bananas provide vitamins that not just hydrate but also brighten your skin and give it a glow. The baking soda in this mask provides gentle exfoliation, so with that we can see that this DIY mask, in addition to hydrating your skin, also exfoliates it and removes all unneeded dead skin cells.
Pro-Tip: To make your own DIY banana, baking soda and honey mask, you will need half a ripe banana, a teaspoon of honey and a tablespoon of baking soda. Mix these all together and apply it onto your face, basking in its luxurious feel and beautiful scent. Leave it on for ten minutes, and wash off.