DIY: 5 All Natural, Easy-to-Make Homemade Face Masks

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We love coming home after a long day and slapping a face mask on. Especially if our skin is stressed and needs a boost. It’s even better when we can use ingredients already in our kitchen cabinets. When it comes to beauty products -natural and gentle is best! Here are our 5 favorite homemade mask recipes that will leave your skin naturally glowing.

 

Aspirin Honey Mask

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Great for: acne clog-prone skin

This mask is amazing for acne and clog-prone skin. Aspirin is derived from salicylic acid (a naturally occurring exfoliant found in willow bark) which helps exfoliate the skin. It also provides anti-inflammatory properties. Honey is soothing, moisturizing, exfoliating, and naturally anti-bacterial. These two ingredients together make one dynamite DIY mask.

6 aspirin

1 teaspoon of honey

Allow the aspirin to dissolve in a few drops of water until they become paste-like. Crush with a spoon until smooth. Add honey and mix. Apply to face for up to 20 minutes.

Oatmeal Avocado & Aloe Mask

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Great for: dry, sensitive skin

This mask is excellent for dry, irritated skin. Oatmeal is anti-inflammatory and soothing while avocado adds a moisturizing protective barrier to sensitive skin. Aloe provides additional soothing and anti-bacterial properties.

1/2 cup of plain oatmeal

1/2 avocado

1 teapoon of pure aloe vera gel

Add warm water to oatmeal and allow to soften. Mix with a spoon until it comes creamy. Add 1/4 avocado and aloe and mix until ingredients create a paste. Apply for up to 3o minutes

Banana, Honey & Yogurt Mask

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Great for: All skin types

This mask is great for all skin types. Banana is moisturizing while honey provides soothing antibacterial properties. Yogurt helps brighten the complexion and exfoliates.

1/2 banana

1 teaspoon of honey

1/2 cup of plain yogurt

Mix ingredients together until smooth. Apply for up to 20 minutes. You may feel tingling with this mask due to the exfoliating lactic acid in the yogurt.

Egg & Lemon Mask

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Great for: dark spots and hyperpigmentation

This mask is excellent for dark spots and hyperpigmentation. Lemon helps fade dark spots while egg provides vitamin E to heal scarring and sun damage. Additionally, egg helps tighten the pores and sop up excess oil.

1 egg

1 lemon squeezed

Mix together and apply to face for up to 15 minutes. You can also spot treat dark spots with leftover lemon juice for further fading.

Apple Cider Vineger, Honey, Baking Soda Mask

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Great for: acne clog-prone skin

This mask is excellent for acne prone skin. Apple cider vinegar has long been used as an all natural remedy for clogged skin. It’s highly antibacterial and clarifying. Honey soothes the skin while baking soda sops up excess oil and exfoliates.

1/2 apple cider vinegar

1 teaspoon of honey

1/2 cup baking soda

Mix ingredients together until smooth. Leave on for up to 10 minutes. This mask will tingle due to the apple cider vinegar and it is quite potent, so be careful to wash it off after 10 minutes.

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