Today I am sharing with you 3 homemade, easy and cheap face masks. I have chose to show you three different masks for three different skin types; Dry, Oily and Normal. I recommend using a face mask at least once and week, the natural properties of the ingredients can greatly assist with skin problem prevention and maintaining healthy skin. I have provided the ingredients along with their beneficial properties and directions of use. So enjoy 🙂
- 1 Tablespoon of Oat Bran – oats contain polysaccharides which become gelatinous in liquid, therefore form a protective film over dry skin keeping in moisture.
- 1 Tablespoon of Yogurt – the zinc and lactic acid in yogurt promotes healthy skin, helping to hydrate dry patches.
- 1 Tablespoon of Honey – honey is a natural humectant, meaning it draws moisture from the air into the skin and retains for long durations.
- 1 Teaspoon of Olive Oil – the antioxidants within olive oil help repair skin damage such as chapped, itchy, dry and flaky skin it also helps build the skin moisture barriers back up.
- Combine all ingredients in a small dish
- Apply to you skin and leave it for 10 minutes or until it is dry
- 3 Teaspoons Banana – the vitamin C in bananas control oil production.
- 1/2 Teaspoon Honey – the enzymes in raw honey clarify skin, preventing skin imbalances and breakouts.
- Few Drops of Lemon Juice – the acids found in the lemon juice will help break down any oils on the skin.
- Combine all ingredients until they form a smooth paste
- Apply to the face & neck avoiding the eye area and leave on for 20 minutes
- 1 Apple – Vitamin C within apples helps produce collagen, this helps maintain your skin’s waterproof barrier. The copper within apples helps make melanin which protects against UV rays. Vitamin A helps skins development.
- 2 Teaspoons of Honey – The antibacterial products within honey help maintain ‘normal skin’ by preventing bacterial build up that can lead to imbalances and breakouts.
- Cut and Mash the apple, combine with the honey until a smooth paste is formed. Apply to the face. Leave for 15-20 minutes
I find the best way to apply masks instead of getting it all over your hands , hair and wherever else it ends up is to apply with a brush then you can achieve a nice even layer. You can pick up mask mixing sets here for £1.25
Let me know if you try them out, I love creating new masks, cleansers & toners in my beauty kitchen! If you think I should do a post on identifying your skin type, give me a nudge in the comments.