Recipes For Face Masks
There are 5 basic ingredients available in your kitchen to make successful at home facials. Add a piece of cheese or fruit and you get varied recipes for face masks.
Egg whites not only help with diets, but are great for face masks too. They cleanse, lighten and exfoliate the skin and its consistency makes a great face mask base. Most of the easy recipes for face masks use egg whites. One moisturizing and soothing face mask is a combination of 2 egg whites and 2 tablespoons of plain yogurt. Apply the mixture, leave it on for 2 minutes and then wash away with warm water.
Honey is commonly used in recipes for face masks as its antibacterial and antiseptic properties provide a great acne remedy. It cleanses pores and prevents the growth of bacteria on the skin. Moreover, it works as a great sunblock and its antioxidant properties protect your skin from the sun’s harmful rays.
Combined with cucumber, lemon, aloe Vera, apricots, avocado, mango, apple, cream cheese, carrot, peach, pear, strawberries, wheat germ, pineapple and even yogurt, it makes a basic honey mask. You just have to remove the skin, pits and seeds from these ingredients, mash, puree or blend them and then mix with honey to form a smooth paste. Apply the honey mask on your face for 15 minutes and wash off using lukewarm water.
Banana is not only fun to eat but is also a great ingredient in recipes for face masks. They have everything good for the body like iron, iodine, magnesium, potassium, zinc and vitamins A, B, E and F.
A great dry skin facial mask consists of a blend of banana, avocado and papaya to make your skin supple and smooth. Mash and blend the ingredients to form a nice, smooth paste for a quick and effective face mask.
Oatmeal is fiber rich, great for breakfast and even greater for your skin. It absorbs all the impurities and dirt on your skin, deep cleanses pores and scrubs and exfoliates skin to leave your skin soft and well moisturized. Oatmeal also treats various skin conditions like oily to dry skin, blemishes, acne, zits, sunburns and razor burns. It effectively heals dry and itchy skin and is great for sensitive skin.
Various recipes for face masks use cooked oats or raw oat that is finely ground in a food processor or coffee grinder. One recipe mixes a tablespoon of oatmeal with 4 tablespoons of cream cheese and half a teaspoon of fresh lemon juice to leave your skin shining and smooth. The lactic acid in cheese shrinks your skin pores while cleansing your skin while lemon has exfoliating and lightening properties
Yogurt is rich in calcium and zinc, required for strong bones and teeth. When added to recipes for home masks, it brings a glow to your skin. Its lactic acid smoothens rough and dry skin and helps prevent premature aging. Its zinc heals acne blemishes and removes the impurities. Adding yoghurt to your recipes for facial masks helps treat skin discolouration as yoghurt has a bleaching effect.
For a quick face mask, just grate the rind of a whole grapefruit with ¾ cups of yogurt and leave aside for 10 minutes with minimal sun exposure.
Now you know the 5 basic ingredients used in recipes for face masks, do you say it’s difficult making your own facial masks?
Jenny is a professional beautician. She studied at Aveda Institutes in Ft. Lauderdale, FL. She is always ready to share her knowledge of skin care products and beauty tips.