Skin care is something we all must deal with. We all have it, and we all must take care of it if we want to stay looking youthful. But many of the products we use can cause us to have bad skin.
They can give us dry skin, oily skin, or even leave us with spotted skin. I am no different. I have tried many different homemade face masks and moisturizer creams for the face, with some good results and some bad.
Keep reading for my results on some of the more popular options for easy DIY face masks. I hope you find it helpful!
Honey Face Mask
Using a honey face mask has been a very popular home remedy to treat acne and other scars and blemishes.
These can work if you want a natural way that will not harm your skin, and you want to get rid of acne without taking a pill. If you do not mind the pill, it can be a good addition to that.
Quantity: as much as you need to cover your skin thoroughly
Application: spread it over your face
Tips: use only filtered honey, not honey meant for cooking
Why it works: It has natural antimicrobial and antioxidant properties which make your skin look young, smooth, and moist. The stickiness of the honey pulls away dust, dead skin, and other microbes from your face.
Price: Very cheap
Apple Cider Vinegar Face Mask
Ingredients: ¼ cup apple cider vinegar, ¼ cup water
Preparation: Wash your face. Mix the vinegar and water in a small bowl.
Application: Gently apply to your face, then let it dry. Leave on your face for 10 minutes.
Tips: Use a mixture of 1 tbsp of apple cider vinegar and 2 cups water to make a nice, refreshing facial cleanser.
Why it works: Vinegar works great as a skin toner, having been used as far back as the times of Helen of Troy.
Price: Very cheap
Oatmeal with Honey and Almonds
Ingredients: ½ cup of oatmeal and a teaspoon of honey, two spoonfuls of almonds
Preparation: Make the oatmeal as directed by its instructions. You can just use water but I like to use milk for the added vitamins. Chop or ground the almonds up until they are very fine. Stir the almonds into the oatmeal. Mix in a teaspoon of honey.
Application: Apply it to your face and leave it on for 10 minutes.
Tips: If it is too thick at first mix in a bit of water until you get it right. Rinse with cold water to really make your pores feeling fresh and renewed. Use more or less depending on how gentle or intense you want the mask to exfoliate your face.
Why it works: Oats are a great natural sunburn soother. The honey is naturally antimicrobial and antioxidant properties which make you look younger. The almonds work as an exfoliant which scrapes away dead skin.
Price: Somewhat cheap. Almonds can be hard to find and expensive depending on the time of year.
Milk Face Mask
Ingredients: ¼ cup of milk and 2 tablespoons of brown sugar
Preparation: Wash your face. Place the brown sugar in a small bowl then begin pouring in the milk until it looks like a thick soup.
Application: Spread it over your face and then scrub it in gently. Leave it on your face for 5 to 10 minutes.
Tips: To enhance the results, mix in two eggs and a spoonful of salt.
Why it works: Milk has many benefits for the skin including softening rough skin, deep cleansing of your pores, and preventing your skin from getting oily while also hydrating and gently exfoliating your skin.
Price: While milk itself is very cheap, you waste a lot each time you try to make a mask because of the messiness.
Avocado Face Mask
Ingredients: ½ of an avocado and 1 teaspoon of lemon juice
Preparation: Remove the pit of the avocado making sure to scrape all the flesh out into a bowl. Use a fork to mash it until it becomes creamy and has no lumps. Mix in the lemon juice to keep the paste moist and fresh if you want to keep it for later use. You can skip this step if you are not saving anything for later.
Application: Remove any makeup and wash your face with warm water. Apply a thin layer all over your face. Leave it on for 15 minutes or until it starts to dry. The longer you wear it the more nutrients your skin will absorb.
Tips: Use an avocado that you can squeeze easily. One that is too firm is not ripe and will be hard to spread. You can also add a bit of honey for its antimicrobial and antioxidant properties.
Why it works: The nutrients in avocado promote skin health, and are especially useful if you have oily skin.
Price: This is a mask which I didn’t notice big results from, so I would consider that somewhat expensive. Not one of my favorites, but it was okay and you might see better results.
Yogurt Face Mask with Lavender
This is your best option if you’re looking to relax. My favorite homemade natural recipe for this is a yogurt and lavender mask.
Ingredients: 2 tbsps of yogurt and a few drops of lavender oil
Preparation: Just mix the lavender and yogurt together, apply it your face, and then leave it on for 10 minutes. It’s very relaxing, so you can go a little longer if you’re enjoying it.
Tips: Keep the results lasting and fresh by using a moisturizing face cream daily. Also, if you don’t have lavender oil, you can substitute with 1/3 tbsp crushed, dried lavender.
Why it works: Yogurt contains lactic acid which dissolves dead skin cells. What’s that mean? It exfoliates gently, leaving you with a healthy natural glow. It will also prevent breakouts and minimize the appearance of lines and wrinkles.
Price: Very cheap
Egg Face Mask
Ingredients: One egg
Preparation: Separate the egg into two bowls. The white in one bowl, the yolk in the other.
Application: Wipe your face clean with a warm wash cloth. This will open your pores. Beat the egg white until it is frothy, then spread it around your face in circular motions. Make sure you avoid your eyes. Wait 15 to 30 minutes. Wipe your face clean again using a warm wash cloth. Beat and spread the egg yolk around your face. Leave it on for 15 to 30 minutes. Wash your face clean.
Tips: Add a few drops of lemon juice to the egg white bowl if your skin is very oily.
Why it works: The egg white draws the oils out of your skin while the egg yolk moisturizes. This can also help to firm your skin.
Price: Cheap, but be very careful with this one so you don’t wind up with salmonella poisoning.
Hopefully, you’ve found all of this helpful. Make sure to pin this so you can refer back to it later! :))