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Inexpensive, all-natural masks are an easy way to give your skin a dewy and fresh feel. A DIY face mask can be easily made with ingredients that you may already have in your kitchen cabinet.
Follow along as we explore the best DIY and all-natural face masks that you can make in the comfort of your own home.
Ready for gorgeous, healthy skin?
How Can You Make an All-Natural Facial at Home?
Spa facials can be expensive.
The good news is that you can make your own, all-natural facial at home. An at-home facial takes only 6 steps and you'll only need a few things.
The first step to an at-home facial is to cleanse your skin. If you already have a gentle skin cleanser, you can use that to remove any dirt, makeup, and oil from your face. If you'd like to make your own cleanser, try mixing honey, coconut milk, and castile soap. This gentle cleanser will remove any impurities while leaving your skin feeling soft and fresh.
After your skin is cleansed, steaming is the next step. Steam relaxes the tension in your facial muscles and opens up your pores. It's important that your skin is clean prior to steaming. You don't want any dirt or oil getting a free pass into your open pores while you steam.
Try boiling a pot of water or filling up a sink with hot water. Place your face 12 inches above the source of steam and relax for five to ten minutes. Then your face will be ready for the next step: exfoliation.
The next step is to exfoliate your skin. Mix up some whole oats and honey into a paste. Apply and gently rub on the skin in circular motions. Remove the scrub with a warm, damp washcloth. You should be careful not to overdo this step. Exfoliating too much can damage your skin.
For your face mask,
The antibacterial and medicinal properties of honey make it a great mask!
Apply liberally on your face and rinse off after 10 minutes.
There's a different DIY face mask for every need. Maybe your skin feels dry and tight; try combining one banana, 1/4 cup of yogurt, and 2 generous tablespoons of honey. Apply & rinse off after 10-15 mins. Or maybe you struggle with acne; try a bentonite clay based mask. Mixed with honey and a couple drops of tea tree oil, this can really draw out impurities.
After you've removed your face mask, you should use a toner to seal all of those healthy goodies into your skin. Without toner, your pores will shrink much slower, increasing the risk of dirt and oil getting back in. This could cause blackheads and acne flareups.
As with face masks, there are many different types of toners suited for various skin needs. For oily skin, try apple cider vinegar. Or if you have dry skin, try a chamomile and witch hazel toner.
Finally, after you have applied the toner, you should moisturize your skin. This replenishes any healthy moisture that may have been stripped out during the facial process. It also helps prevent the over-production of your skin's natural oils. You can find all-natural moisturizers in your kitchen. Honey, buttermilk, and coconut oil are great, all-natural moisturizers.
Best Acne-Fighting Face Masks
The acne-fighting face masks that you find at drugstores and supermarkets are packed full of unpronounceable ingredients and chemicals. They can be incredibly harsh and drying to your skin. They also come with a hefty price tag that can easily break the budget.
Instead of buying acne-fighting face masks at the store, why not opt for an easy, inexpensive, all-natural alternative that you can make at home?
An oatmeal and coconut oil face mask is a great way to banish acne. Coconut oil has natural antifungal and antibacterial properties. While the coconut oil kills bad bacteria, the oatmeal works to sooth your skin with its pH-balancing superpowers. These qualities are essential in a good, acne-fighting mask
Or if your skin is dry or sensitive, you could try a honey, oat, and whole milk face mask. Honey is one of nature's greatest gifts. It is naturally antibacterial and never spoils. The lactic acid in whole milk works to tighten skin and close your pores while moisturizing to prevent the bad bacteria from getting back into your pores.
You can also use an aloe vera and tomato juice face mask to tone up your acne-prone skin. The acidity of the tomato juice will cleanse your face and attack those annoying zits while the aloe works to soothe and balance your skin.
What is the Best Homemade Face Mask?
There are so many different homemade face mask recipes.
How can one be the best?
Do a simple internet search and you'll find that answering this question isn't so straightforward.
Some of the most popular face masks out there have a few ingredients in common: honey, cinnamon, and lemon juice.
A honey, lemon, and cinnamon DIY face mask is a great homemade option. The lemon juice is packed full of antioxidants that are great for your skin. It also serves as an astringent to cleanse your pores.
The cinnamon also has antimicrobial and antioxidant benefits. However, cinnamon can be irritating to the skin so make sure to use it sparingly. But most importantly of all – you must be gentle on your skin!
Ultimately, you should try a few different homemade face mask recipes until you find one that works best for your skin. Skin type and texture vary from person to person so no one solution will fit everyone.
How to Make a Glowing Face Mask
For glowing, dewy skin, there are a few different options for your best DIY face mask. However, the mask that delivers youthful, glowing skin is the peaches and cream smoothie mask.
This homemade face mask will leave your skin positively glowing.
The best part?
You'll only need a handful of ingredients.
You will need:
- 1/2 cup almond milk
- 1/2 cup plain Greek yogurt
- 2 ripe peaches sliced, pit removed
- 1/4 tsp cinnamon
Plus a blender!
Combine all of these ingredients in the blender and give it a whirl. Once the ingredients turn into a silky smooth mixture, it's ready to apply. Leave the mask on for 15 to 20 minutes. Then use a warm, damp washcloth to remove.
Then voila! Your skin will be radiant thanks to this mask's all-natural (and tasty!) ingredients.
Can You Leave Turmeric on Your Face Overnight?
Turmeric is a staple of the health industry. It has played an essential role in traditional Indian medicine for centuries.
Turmeric contains curcumin. Curcumin naturally has anti-inflammatory qualities and is used to help alleviate severe acne. Studies show that it also has antibacterial and anti-fungal properties when applied topically.
Making a turmeric mask for acne isn't difficult. You can find turmeric at the grocery store – or you may have some already in your kitchen cupboard. Turmeric is a common ingredient that is used in many curry-based dishes.
If you're looking to add turmeric to your skincare routine, you can mix the turmeric with honey or yogurt to create a simple, all-natural mask.
Typically, it is recommended that the mask is left on for 15 to 20 minutes. After that, it should be removed with a warm washcloth.
But what if your acne is severe? Can you leave this turmeric mask on overnight?
The quick answer is yes. Leaving the turmeric mask on overnight may help reduce severe acne. However, leaving it on overnight also comes with some drawbacks.
The turmeric mask can harden overnight and make it difficult to remove in the morning. Use a steamy, wet washcloth to moisten your face. Then wipe the mask off. Repeat this process until the mask is removed. Be careful not to over-scrub your face. This can damage your skin and negate all of the work that the turmeric did.
It is possible for the turmeric to temporarily stain your skin. You are especially susceptible to staining if you have light skin. Do not continue to scrub if the stain persists. Doing so will only damage your skin. The staining will fade over time.
If you leave the turmeric mask on overnight, you also risk staining clothes and bed sheets. Turmeric is used as a dye for many yellow colored fabrics. Once the turmeric soaks into the fabric, the yellow stain it leaves behind can be permanent.
Turmeric may also stain your bathroom fixtures or anything that it comes into contact with. If the mask drips on the counter or other hard surfaces, use a mild cleaner to spot treat it immediately. Letting the turmeric mask sit on the surface could lead to permanent staining.
Face masks are a great addition to anyone's skincare routine. A great DIY face mask is usually cheap and easy to make. Getting the radiant skin of your dreams doesn't require expensive, chemical-filled face masks from the drugstore. You can even save time and money with an at-home facial. When you're whipping up your next face mask, remember to pamper your skin. Achieving glowing, blemish-free skin doesn't require harsh scrubbing or expensive creams. Next time you're looking for some quality “me-time”, whip up one of these face masks to melt away your cares. Your skin will thank you!
What's your favorite DIY face mask to pamper with? Share your recipe down below!