Whether it’s because you’re trying to save money, or you simply want to go down a more natural route when it comes to your skincare routine, making your own face masks from foods which are generally found in your cupboards and fridge, is a great way to tick both boxes.
You would be amazed at the different uses for most of the foods which generally reside in your kitchen, and the fantastic health benefits many of them have. It’s a good idea therefore harness this skin and health boosting power, and use it for the greater good!
We know that buying face masks from supermarkets, healthcare shops, or simply going to a salon and having a facial treatment performed, can be costly and unfortunately money does not grow on trees. To cut costs, here are five face masks you will find super easy to make in your own home.
Egg white face mask
We know that eggs are great for your health, but they’re also great for your skin! Mix two egg whites with two tablespoons of soothing plain natural yoghurt, apply to your face and leave for 10 minutes – relax! Once your ten minutes are up, rinse thoroughly and soothe with a warm cloth.
Lemon, honey, milk & cucumber face mask
You’ll generally find all of these ingredients in your cupboard, so make use of it! Mix a teaspoon of honey with a few drops of lemon juice, three teaspoons of milk, and half a cucumber, whizzing it all up in a mixer or food processor. Once you have a smooth paste, apply to your face and leave it there for 15 minutes. Rinse off thoroughly when your time is up.
Chai face mask
This particular mask is multi-functional because you can use it as a face mask, but you can also use the leftovers as a sweetener for chia tea. Mix one tablespoon of honey with half a teaspoon of nutmeg and half a teaspoon of cinnamon. Do patch test this before you use it however, as some people can be sensitive to this particular face mask. If you’re fine with it, apply to your face and leave for 20 minutes, before removing with warm water and a face cloth. This is a great exfoliator.
Yoghurt & oatmeal face mask
If you have particularly sensitive skin then this mask is great for soothing. Grab one cup of plain natural yoghurt and mix it with half a cup of plain oatmeal. Apply to your face and leave whilst you chill out for 10-15 minutes. Once the time has passed, rinse thoroughly with warm water and soothe skin with a warm washcloth.
Avocado & honey face mask
Everyone knows that avocado is a great health boosting food, but it’s also great for the skin. Use half an avocado and a quarter of a cup of warm honey. Smash up the avocado and stir in the honey, creating a smooth paste. Apply to your face and leave for 10 minutes, then rinse with cool water thoroughly to remove all traces.
Try these five DIY face masks out for size and give your skin a treat!