Face Mask For Healthy And Glowing Skin
We enjoy spending our summers outdoors. Right from the backyard mimosas and barbecues by the pool to the endless days and weeks spent at the beach, you try to find time to do it all. But there is a downfall. The fun time you spend in the sun takes a huge toll on your skin.
No doubt, you have your favorite companion the ‘trusty SPF’, but that is not enough. More importantly, your skin is dehydrated and needs to be fixed.
DIY Face Mask
As per the skincare website, the best part of using DIY face masks is that they are quite simple to prepare and are packed with a huge amount of natural benefits to revitalize your skin. Do you want to try some of them? Check out the following easy to prepare, natural face masks –
1) Honey And Lemon Mask
Lemon is an effective astringent. Not only does it exfoliate skin but also removes the dead cells that contribute to breakouts. To prepare this face mask, you need to mix two teaspoons of honey along with ½ teaspoon of lemon juice.
Take this mixture and apply it on your face. Allow it to dry for 15-20 minutes. With lukewarm water, rinse your face and clean it with a dry towel. You will see that your face feels soft and looks brighter. The lemon juice present in the mixture assists in lightening dark spots and fading scars.
2) Avocado, Oatmeal and Honey Mask
Being an excellent source of antioxidants and healthy fat, avocados are the primary ingredients in many skin care products. Frankly, they are a great skin superfood. Did you know that avocados are the best source of Vitamin E? Just check out the infographic below to learn more about the other vitamins present in avocados and how they help in avoiding skin cancer and aging –
Besides the moisturizing properties of avocado, the oatmeal found in this mask is one of the best exfoliants. The lemon juice and apple cider vinegar brighten the skin and reduce inflammation.
To prepare this face mask, you need ½ an avocado, 1 tablespoon of apple cider vinegar, ¼ cup of uncooked oatmeal, 1 tablespoon of lemon juice and two tablespoons of honey. Now you need to mash the avocado and mix the rest of the ingredients together. You can integrate this beauty mask into your summer beauty regimen by applying it once or twice a week.
3) Natural Chocolate Face Mask
A perfect addition to a home spa night is the chocolate face mask. It not only smells divine but is ideal for reviving tired skin. The honey and cream present in the face mask help in restoring moisture to parched skin. It also contains oatmeal which gets rid of dead skin.
The ingredients for making this face mask are 1/3 cup of cocoa, 1/4 cup of honey, 2 tablespoons of heavy cream, and 3-4 tablespoons of oatmeal powder. Mix all the ingredients to form a paste.
Refrigerate this for 10-15 minutes until the mask becomes cool to touch. Apply it on your clean skin and leave for 15 min. Wash it off with water and follow up with a good moisturizer.
4) Grapefruit Facial Mask
Citrus fruits are well-known for their bleaching properties, and they work quite well in conjunction with collagen. The proteins present in egg whites assist in hyper-pigmentation and fading acne scars. Also, the addition of oatmeal and raw honey moisturizes and exfoliates the skin leading to a clearer complexion.
The ingredients for this grapefruit facial mask are one tablespoon of raw honey, one beaten egg white, 1/2 cup of oatmeal, and the juice of 1/2 a grapefruit. Take a large bowl, and whip the egg whites until they become frothy. Then in another bowl, mix the honey, grapefruit juice, and oatmeal. Add this grapefruit mixture to the egg white and mix it until it becomes a paste. Apply this paste to your clean skin and leave on for 15-20 minutes.
5) Almond Face Mask
This is an effective face mask that helps in giving glowing skin and removing blemishes. For making this face mask, you need milk and 3-4 almonds. Soak the almonds in the milk for a day. Then mash them with some more milk, to get a paste. Apply this paste on your face and leave it for a whole night. In the morning, rinse you face with cold water. This face mask will make your skin glow.
There is no doubt that natural skin care products are a better choice. They are filled with benefits and have no side effects. Furthermore, ingredients like lemon juice and honey are easily available in your kitchen. So, you can easily whip up these DIY face masks anytime you want.