5 DIY Face Masks You Can Make In Your Kitchen

5 DIY Face Masks You Can Make In Your Kitchen

Who doesn’t want amazing-looking skin? I know I do. I feel so much more confident when my skin is bright and clear. I’ve struggled with acne-prone skin my entire life. I’m 28 and I still breakout at least once a week–SO annoying. Up until recently, I haven’t been that great at being consistent with my beauty routine at home, but then I was re-reminded that I don’t have to spend a fortune to get my skin back on track–everything I need is literally right here in my kitchen!

There’s a ton of different masks you can do, there are even different masks with similar benefits to the skin so it’s really up to you to experiment and find out which is your favorite (or which you happen to have the ingredients for already!). The best part being you know EXACTLY what you’re putting onto your skin–none of those ingredients you can’t pronounce. With that said, here are 5 of my favorites, both for their ease and their skin benefits.

Cucumber, Honey + Cinnamon

Good for brightening, refreshing + clearing skin

The lactic acid in the yogurt helps exfoliate skin to make it smooth and moisturized. The yogurt also helps with sunburn relief, while fighting pimples and discoloration. Cinnamon has been known to help unclog pores, as well as have a “plumping” effect which helps in reducing fine lines. These two ingredients, combined with the cooling power of a cucumber, make for a fully relaxing and beneficial mask.

ingredients:

  • 1 T cinnamon
  • 2 T honey
  • 1 cucumber

directions:

  1. Peel cucumber and then blend all ingredients together until creamy.
  2. Apply mixture to a clean face using your fingers or with the back of a spoon.
  3. Gently scrub skin using two fingers and massaging in circular motions.
  4. Let sit for 2-3 minutes, then rinse using cool water.
  5. Apply moisturizer.
  6. This can be done once a week!

 

Avocado, Yogurt + Honey

Good for hydrating skin

Avocados contain vitamin C, a natural skin brightener. The lactic acid in many dairy products acts as a gentle exfoliant, giving skin that fresh-faced glow without any irritation. And the honey acts as a natural humectant, boosting skin’s hydration and dew factor.

ingredients:

  • ½ avocado
  • 1 T (organic) honey
  • 1 T plain yogurt (the higher in fat, the more moisturizing)

directions:

  1. Mash avocado.
  2. Mix with honey and yogurt.
  3. Spread onto your face using two fingers or the back of a spoon.
  4. Let sit for 10-15 minutes, then rinse with warm water finishing with a splash of cold water.
  5. Apply moisturizer.
  6. This can be done 2-3 times a week!

 

Banana, Lemon + Honey

Good for brightening skin

Bananas contain many beneficial vitamins, including manganese, vitamin C, potassium, biotin, and copper. These vitamins nourish the skin, along with the help of honey to absorb and retain moisture, to deeply hydrate and enhance the skin’s natural glow. Just a touch of lemon juice can help to exfoliate and improve vitamin C absorption.

ingredients:

  • 1 ripe banana
  • 1 T honey
  • 10 drops lemon juice

directions:

  1. Mash banana and then mix in the honey and lemon juice.
  2. Spread on face with two fingers or the back of a spoon.
  3. Let sit for 15 minutes.
  4. Rinse with warm water.
  5. This can be done 1-2 times a week!

 

Green Tea + Ice Cubes

Good for anti-aging + repairing skin

Green tea is a plentiful source of flavonoids, and is great for anti-aging and to repair sun damage and also to wake up tired eyes, but it’s especially calming for psoriasis and rosacea.

ingredients:

  • 2 tea bags
  • water

directions:

  1. Brew a strong cup of tea using the two tea bags.
  2. Once cooled, pour into an ice cube tray and let freeze.
  3. Once frozen, wrap an ice cube in gauze (sold at your local pharmacy or grab from your first aid kit) and massage your face for 2-3 minutes.
  4. This can be done as often as needed!

 

Oatmeal, Lemon + Honey

Good for clearing skin

Oats contain anti-inflammatory properties and saponins, making an excellent cleansing agent, especially good for sensitive skin. Honey has antibacterial and antioxidant properties and is perfect for achieving that “glow” while fighting acne and nourishing aging skin. Honey also naturally opens pores. Lemon contains antibacterial and anti-fungal properties to fight off acne and blackheads. Lemon juice’s citric acid can help fade dark spots and acne scars. Lemon juice can also help cut down on an abundance of oil.

ingredients:

  • 2 T rolled oats
  • ½ T lemon juice
  • 2 T honey

directions:

  1. Mix together ground oats, lemon juice, honey.
  2. Apply to face with two fingers or the back of a spoon.
  3. Let sit for 10-15 minutes.
  4. Rinse with cold water and a washcloth.
  5. This can be done 1-2 times a week!

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