Not a whiz in the kitchen? Do not worry, because there are only five simple ingredients -ones you probably already have in your fridge- needed for wonderful at-home facial masks recipes. Get a little creative and throw in a piece of fruit or a little bit of cheese to make the recipe truly your own.
No surprise here! Not only are egg whites a staple in a healthy diet but they are vital to many great home facial masks recipes. Egg whites are widely known to clean, exfoliate and refresh your skin. And due to egg whites’ workability, they make for a solid face mask foundation.
A lot of the simplest -and most effective- home facial mask recipes start with egg whites. One such recipe that I love leaves my skin feeling moisturized and smooth beyond belief. Just combine 2 egg whites with 2 tablespoons of plain yogurt (!), Apply light to your skin, and leave it there for a couple minutes. When you are done, lightly but thoroughly rinse off the mixture with warm water. Now how does that feel?
Honey is a popular ingredient in face masks and there is very good reason for that. Because honey is a natural antibacterial and antiseptic, it is a wonderful fix for acne because gently cleans the pores while stopping bacteria from growing on the surface. Honey is also a natural sunscreen filled with antioxidants that protect our skin from the sun’s harsh rays.
Honey makes for a very versatile ingredient in many at home masks recipes. To give you an idea of how varied and valuable it is as a base, consider that you can combine it with aloe vera, apricot, carrot, apple, avocado, lemon, cream cheese, cucumber, mango, peach, strawberries, pear, and even pineapple, wheat germ and yogurt. Any one with honey will do! Remove the seeds, pits and skin from whatever you are adding, combine it with honey until it reaches a comfortably smooth paste, and apply it to your face. Leave it there for 15 minutes and lovingly rinse with warm water.
Not only are bananas a delicious and fun fruit, they are a fabulous for lots of at home facial masks recipes. We know bananas are full of the good things our bodies need, and that means they are great for our skin. Potassium, magnesium, zinc, iodine, iron, and vitamins A, B, E and F. What can not bananas do?
Dry skin calls for a delicious recipe! Combine avocado, banana, and papaya together and your skin will feel more supple than you can imagine. Make a smooth past, apply to the face and leave it there for about 20 minutes. Do not forget to leave a few spoonfuls for yourself!
Though its name and looks are unsexy, do not overlook your favorite oatmeal as the foundation of many great home facial masks recipes.
Oatmeal acts like a sponge, absorbing the daily impurities that collect on our skin. It will get deep into the pores and scrub them out while exfoliating, leaving your skin soft and balanced. Oatmeal is a great all-rounder and is known to work well with all sorts of skin types and beats everything from acne and blemishes to sun and razor burn! Our humble friend oatmeal can even tie dry, itchy skin. It really is for everyone!
Oatmeal can be used in all its forms, but I prefer it well cooked and mushy. This makes it very workable and makes a great base for a face mask. Try this: mix 4 tablespoons of cream cheese with a tablespoon of oatmeal, along with a half teaspoon of fresh lemon juice. This combo will leave your skin feeling smooth and bright thanks to the pore-shrinking acids in the cheese and the lemon’s exfoliating actions.
We know yogurt is great for our digestion as well as our bones thanks to its calcium richness and zinc. And adding yogurt to your own at home facial masks recipes will really take them up a notch!
Yogurt will bring a healthy glow to your skin for a number of reasons: lactic acid, which evens rough skin and prevents premature aging signs, and zinc, which heals blemishes left by acne and helps remove the clogs responsible for outbreaks. Yogurt is an effective skin tone evener and thus makes a great addition for those of us with a little skin discoloration.
For a zesty, easy-to-make face mask, grate the rind of a whole grapefruit and mix with c cups of yogurt. Leave on the face for 10 minutes and try to minimize sun exposure.
Zest it up with this unusual yogurt-based recipe! Grate an entire grapefruit rind and stir in to c cups of yogurt. Apply to your face and let it rest for 10 minutes. Be careful to stay out of the sun for a few hours after this regimen because the rind makes the skin extra UV sensitive for a little bit.
And that is it! You now know how easy it is to make a great facial mask recipe at home and you already have these 5 basic ingredients, so get in the kitchen and do it! No more excuses!