The face masks, often underestimated, are instead an excellent remedy to solve problems of oily or dry skin, restore radiance to the face and keep the skin elastic. The products that are found on the market are sometimes harmful and not very effective, so we often resort to DIY face masks, easy to prepare because they are based on ingredients available at home and quick to apply.
For the preparation it is advisable to choose the right ingredients for your skin type, while for the application take care to spread the dough evenly and also include part of the neck. After rinsing, dab with a light towel. DIY masks caress the skin of the face leaving it soft and velvety.
DIY face masks: Recipes for dry skin
Those who suffer from dry skin know what the feeling of tight skin and the care they have to devote to their face mean to avoid worsening the state of the epidermis. With natural remedies, it is possible to create excellent masks to improve the appearance of the face and soften the skin.
Here are some DIY recipes to prepare masks for dry skin …
1. Banana, avocado and yogurt mask
Blend the flesh of a banana and add a few tablespoons of yogurt, then a few drops of avocado, musk rose or shea oil. Spread on the face for about ten minutes, and then rinse with warm water.
2. Honey and yogurt face mask
For skin that is particularly irritated by atmospheric agents, mix honey with a few drops of milk or yogurt, so that the mixture slides easily on the skin. Allow a few minutes to elapse and rinse with warm water. Dry your face by gently dabbing with a towel.
3. Face mask with oil, honey, and egg
For the preparation you need 1 whole egg, 1 tablespoon of oil, 1 tablespoon of acacia honey. Beat the yolk with the oil until you get a kind of mayonnaise, whisk the egg white and mix all the ingredients. Spread on face, neck, décolleté and hands and hold for 20-30 minutes. Remove the mask with a paper towel, rinse with warm water, then with cold water and dab the skin.
DIY face masks: Recipes for oily skin
To restore the perfect balance for oily skin you need to treat the skin gently. The best way to take care of it is represented by natural remedies, to be used instead of aggressive detergents and normal face creams.
Here are some recipes for DIY masks for oily skin …
1. Yeast face mask for oily skin
Mix half a cube of fresh yeast with four tablespoons of yogurt until a homogeneous cream is obtained. Spread the mask obtained on the face and let it dry. Hold the mask for 5 minutes then rinse your face with warm water, dry carefully and apply a little moisturizer.
2. DIY cucumber face mask
For the preparation take a few slices of cucumber, 1 tablespoon of yogurt, a little lemon juice. Soften 2 slices of cucumber in boiling water, add yogurt and lemon juice, then apply to the face and leave on for 10 minutes. Rinse with warm water.
3. DIY apple mask for oily skin
Put half an apple, three or four tablespoons of cooked oatmeal and 1 tablespoon of lemon juice in the kitchen mixer. Blend and apply the mixture on the face for 15 minutes. Rinse carefully with cold water.
DIY face masks: Recipes to cleanse the skin of the face
DIY purifying face masks are great for getting a deep cleansing of the face and preventing the appearance of acne and blackheads. A perfect solution before applying a cosmetic treatment or a DIY mask would be to vaporize on the face of hot water, so as to widen the pores and allow the mask to act in depth.
Here are some recipes to prepare do-it-yourself purifying face masks, based on natural ingredients easily available at home …
1. Purifying sugar face mask
To prepare, use plain yoghurt, 1 egg yolk, lemon juice and sugar. Mix the ingredients and finally add the sugar, useful for exfoliating the skin. Apply the mask on your face and leave for five to ten minutes, then wash your face with warm water.
2. Purifying orange face mask
For the preparation, it takes 1 teaspoon of nutmeg powder, grated rind of an orange, 2 tablespoons of oatmeal and water to taste. Bowl and mix until the mixture is creamy. Apply on face and leave to act 15 minutes and remove the mask with warm water and circular movements.
3. Purifying cream with sour cream
Take 2 tablespoons of sour cream, 2 tablespoons of honey and 1 tablespoon of apple vinegar or lemon juice, mix all the ingredients in a bowl and spread the mask over your face. Leave for 20 minutes, remove the mask with warm water, and then rinse with fresh water.
Face masks against pimples and blackheads
DIY face masks against pimples and blackheads are ideal for removing all impurities from the skin of the face. Pimples often beset males and females during adolescence and blackheads or blackheads sprout up in the follicle where the fat has accumulated and oxidized into black. To free the skin from blackheads and pimples, it is necessary to cleanse the skin and clean it thoroughly, possibly with an effective DIY mask, specific to reduce sebum production.
Here are some recipes to prepare at home …
1. Mask to eliminate pimples and blackheads with basil
You need a bunch of basil and a cup of water. Bring the water to the boil with the basil and simmer for twenty minutes and leave to cool. Then dip a cotton ball into the infusion and cleanse the face. To complete the operation, wash the face every day with sulfur detergent, which combined with basil, eliminates sebum from entering.
2. Face mask against pimples and clay blackheads
For the preparation, you need 4 teaspoons of clay, 2 drops of lavender essential oil, 2 drops of tea tree oil, 2 drops of lavender essential oil and 2 tablespoons of water. Mix the ingredients in a small bowl until you get a thick mixture to spread on the face. Apply the mask on the chin, nose and forehead and wash it as soon as it begins to dry.
3. Mask for blackheads with bicarbonate and lemon juice
Mix 2 tablespoons of lemon juice with 2 tablespoons of baking soda to obtain a creamy mixture, then spread the mixture with circular motions on the parts of the face where there are black spots and leave for 5/10 minutes. Rinse with warm water. This mask eliminates dead cells and cleans the skin.
Let us know if you too will try to do these face masks at home and if you will find benefits! We are also waiting for advice and suggestions!