If you’re thrifty or creative (we like to see ourselves as both), you probably love home beauty treatments. They are fun, organic, and extremely affordable.
Throughout the season, we’re going to share with you some of our favorite tried & true home beauty tricks. Here we focus on face masks you can make in your own kitchen. All-natural, relaxing, foolproof: who says you need to head to a spa to treat yourself to a facial?
These masks below do wonders for the skin and. Feel free to experiment: mix recipes and add your own ingredients. Have fun and tell us how they turn out!
What homemade beauty secrets do you have?
General Mask Procedure
- Tie hair back.
- Wash face.
- To open pores, steam face over hot water or press warm cloth to skin for a few minutes.
- After preparing mask, apply it to face (and neck if desired). Avoid eye area.
- Leave mask on for 15 minutes, give or take a few (depending on comfort and convenience).
- Rinse off with warm water.
- Enjoy results!
Simple Oatmeal Mask
For: All Skin Types (for dry skin, use whole milk or cream)
Result: Smooth, lightly hydrated and toned skin.
3 Tbsp. regular, uncooked oatmeal (ground to fine flour)
2 Tbsp. milk or cream
Oatmeal Honey Mask
For: All Skin Types
Result: Soft skin. Have blackheads? This help clears them.
3 Tbsp. regular, uncooked oatmeal
2 Tbsp. honey
(*We made this mask today, and for the sake of variety, added half an apple to the mix. It serves as a gentle astringent!*)
Honey Soufflé Mask
For: Combination Skin
Result: Fresh complexion and tightened pores.
1 egg white
1 tsp honey
In small bowl, beat egg white until frothy. Fold in the honey.
Apply as usual.
Banana Honey Mask
For: Dry to Normal Skin types.
Result: Naturally hydrated, rejuvenated skin.
½ ripe banana
1 Tsbp. honey
Mash ingredients together. Apply as always.
For: Dry and Sensitive Skin
Result: Instantly brightened, moistened complexion. Also reduces puffy eyes.
¼ cup yogurt
¼ cucumber (peeled)
Blend together in food processor until near liquid.
Swipe onto face with cotton ball.
For: Normal To Oily Skin
Result: Balanced, refreshed skin.
4 – 6 strawberries (fresh berries preferred; use frozen if necessary)
Mash strawberries in bowl. Apply.
Exotic Fruit Masks
For: Normal To Oily Skin
Result: Gently exfoliated, tingly-clean skin.
Fruit Options: Papaya, pineapple, lemon, tomatoes, melon.
Cut up fruit into small slices and simply rub onto skin.
Expect gentle tingling – this means the fruit enzymes are working!