Homemade Face Masks

Homemade Face Masks

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The Perks Of Homemade Facial Masks

Making your own homemade face masks is better than buying store bought ones. Fresh will always be better than preserved. Anything that you make fresh will always work better than something that was sealed in a bottle for a long time. Fresh fruits have vitamins, minerals, and alpha hydroxy acids that are essential to maintaining healthy and young looking skin. Ingredients for facial masks are easy to find and the steps to make them are effortlessly simple. What’s more, you are actually in control of eliminating preservative chemicals because when you make fresh homemade facial masks. You do not need to add preservative to keep them spoiling for 2 years. Most store bought face masks contain preservatives and a host of other chemicals to keep the product from going rancid. There are dozens of online homemade face masks recipes to choose from. Many recipes call for ingredients that you may already have at home so making your own natural facial mask is not only better for your skin, it is better for you health.  We all know or should know that our skin is porous and made from living cells. I probably mentioned about this a thousand times but it is worth repeating! Whatever we rub on the  skin can be absorbed into our bloodstream which then makes its way inside our body. Preservative chemicals have been linked to various health problems such as cancer, organ failures, and skin irritation. Homemade face masks give you the health edge as well as better looking skin.

Choosing The Right Homemade Face Masks

Homemade face masks recipes are easy and simple to make. Most of the ingredients are everyday items that you may already have at home. A quick search online will produce a list of recipes for homemade face masks.  The key to choosing the right homemade facial masks is knowing your skin type and what skin problems you have. Knowing these basic stuff can help you find the right recipes. Take an egg for example. If you have dry skin, the egg yolk is better as it moisturizes your skin. If you have oily skin, using the egg white is more beneficial as it will tighten your pores to minimize the appearance of pores.

Ingredients For Homemade Face Masks

I’ve seen some pretty elaborate recipes for homemade face masks calling for exotic oils and ingredients. If you have the money to spend on 7-10 ingredients for a 15 minutes face mask, then by all means, go for it. If you only have a couple of minutes to spare, then simple homemade face recipes requiring 2-3 ingredients are more ideal. Most commonly used homemade face masks are:

Eggs

Honey

Yogurt

Banana

Oatmeal

Cucumber

Avocado

Papaya

Don’t Forget Your Facial Mask!

Taking the time to take care of your skin is important. Moisturizing your face is not enough unless you have really good genes. A beauty routine of a facial cleanser, moisturizer, and facial mask do wonders for our skin. Homemade face masks are easy to make and inexpensive not to mention avoiding slathering harmful chemicals all over your face! Whether you are suffering from acne, premature wrinkles, oily skin, or dry skin, there’s always a right mask for you.

Here is a list of simple homemade face masks:

For Dry Skin

Ingredients:

  • ½ avocado
  • ¼ cup honey

Preparation:

A classic recipe for dry skin. Mash the avocado in a bowl, then stir in honey.
Apply to skin and leave for 10 minutes.
Rinse face with a cool washcloth. (Source: About.com)
For Oily Skin
Ingredients:
  • 1 apple
  • 3 tablespoons honey

Preparation:

Peel and thinly slice apple. Blend apple pieces and 3 tablespoons of honey to make a smooth paste. Apply paste over the face and let it stay for 15 minutes, rinse with water. This mask helps in tightening skin pores. (Source: Alternative Therapies)
Anti-Wrinkle

Ingredients:

  • 1 egg white
  • 1 teaspoon lemon juice
  • 1 tablespoon olive oil

Preparation:

Beat egg white until smooth then add lemon juice and olive oil. Apply to skin and leave on face for 20 minutes. Rinse with water and apply moisturizer. (Source: Beauty and Grooming Tips)
For Exfoliating
Ingredients:
  • ½ lemon juice
  • 2 tabelspoons table salt

Preparation:

Add sugar to lemon juice slowly until thick but not dry.
Apply to damp face and let sit 2-3 minutes, then scrub gently using circular motions.Rinse well with warm water Leaves skin smooth and soft, and the lemon helps to “brighten” complexion. (Source: Natural Facial Recipes)

For Acne

Baking soda works nicely for some. If your skin can not tolerate baking soda, you should try other acne homemade face masks recipes.

 Ingredients:
  • 2 ripe tomatoes
  • 2 teaspoon fresh lemon juice
  • 2 teaspoon oatmeal

Preparation:

Peel the tomatoes and cut them in pieces. Put theses in a food processor and mash it. Pour it in a bowl and add the lemon juice and oatmeal, mix it until you have a smooth substance

Spread the paste gently and equally with your fingertips on your clean face and neck; keep the eye area clear

Now lie down, relax and leave the mask on for 15 minutes

Then wash it off with warm water and a soft warm wash cloth, end with a splash of cold; pat your skin dry with a clean towel. (Source: Natural Home Remedies Recipes For Life)

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