Ok so not everybody has the time or the money to spend at a day spa, although I am sure we would all love to! Did you know you can you can create your own face masks with just a few ingredients commonly found in the fridge? Check out these three DIY face masks that have been tried, tested and guess what….they work! We recommend that you test a small patch of skin that isn’t noticeable prior to using any of these items as a mask on your face to ensure that you don’t have a sensitivity or an allergic reaction.
Let’s Go Bananas!
Bananas are known to moisturize the skin; The Vitamin A present in the banana restores the lost moisture and repairs damaged, dull, dry skin. They contain significant amounts of vitamin C and B6 which plays vital role in maintaining the integrity and elasticity of the skin.
DIY Banana Face Mask
Mash up a medium-sized ripe banana into a smooth paste, then gently apply it to your face and neck. Let it set for 10 to 20 minutes, then rinse it off with cold water.
Oatmeal Isn’t Just For Breakfast!
Oats have been used throughout history to beautify the skin. Egyptians and Arabians are well known for using these treatments. Oats are known to remove dryness, moisturize the skin and help with the treatment of acne. The oats absorb the oil and bacteria in our skin.
DIY Oatmeal Mask!
Combine 1/2 cup hot—not boiling—water and 1/3 cup oatmeal. After the water and oatmeal have settled for 2 to 3 minutes, mix in 2 tablespoons plain yogurt, 2 tablespoons honey, and 1 small egg white. Apply a thin layer of the mask to your face, and let it sit for 10 to 15 minutes. Then rinse with warm water. (Be sure to place a metal or plastic strainer in your sink to avoid clogging the drain with the granules.)
Strawberries don’t only taste great but they are also great for your skin. Strawberries contain vitamin C, salicylic acid, antioxidants and exfoliates. Salicylic acid helps removes dead cells from the face while tightening the pores. Salicylic acid is common in most over the counter acne medicines and ellagic acid being an antioxidant combats skin damage which helps maintain youth and freshness in the skin.
DIY Strawberry Mask
Pop 8 strawberries into a blender, apply the juice all over your face with a cotton ball and rinse off with lukewarm water after 10 to 15 minutes to get that glowing, dewy complexion.