Make Natural Masks at Home

Edited by Vanessa Alexandra Avisado, Anonymous, Eng, Lynn

No one is born with perfect skin. However, there are ways to achieve it, through proper skin care and therapy. It can be difficult to choose a product that will best answer your skin care needs. Rummaging through the shelves of beauty and hygienic products in your local pharmacy or department store can be overwhelming. Various tubs and tubes of facial and body products offer the same promise of smoother skin, brighter complexion, no more pimples, and other problem-solving quotes - at a price. But, what if you can achieve all of those benefits from cheap and safe mixtures concocted straight from the comforts of your own kitchen? By just gathering a few ingredients and utensils, you can make natural masks at home without spending much.

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Facial masks are effective for skin care therapy. The human face is virtually covered with dead skin cells. If your body takes too long to replace the old skin and produce new, your face will look pale and aged. Using a facial mask is an excellent way to remove the dead skin cells in order for the new layer to emerge. However, the products you see in the market may not be fitted to your skin care needs, so homemade face masks are the best alternative to achieve great skin.

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Benefits of Homemade Face Masks

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  • DIY natural masks are safer and more effective. You can be sure you're using a product containing 100 percent pure ingredients. Commercial products sold in the market contain not even five percent of the main ingredient, the rest being composed largely of preservatives, carriers, and fragrances.
  • Homemade face masks are less expensive. Compared to ready-made varieties available in the stores, a face mask made from natural ingredients is safe and effective to use at practically negligible cost. More importantly, you can choose the best ingredients suited to your particular skin type and achieve the best result.
  • Natural masks can enhance your skin texture, making you feel healthy. The mask will work in cleansing the skin of impurities to make it more translucent. Once the dead skin cells are removed, the moisturizing substances in the ingredients will be soaked better, giving you a rejuvenated skin that makes you look younger.
  • Natural masks clear clogged pores. Clogged pores promote the growth of blackheads and pimples. The mask will help close the pores and gradually enhance the skin texture.

Here's How to Make Natural Masks for Different Skin Types Using Ingredients at Home

Natural Masks for Normal Skin Type

The following homemade masks are perfect for soothing and moisturizing the skin.

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    Egg and Yogurt Mask
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    1. Place two egg whites in a bowl.
    2. Add two tablespoons of plain yogurt. Mix well.
    3. Apply to face then leave on for a few minutes.
    4. Rinse off with warm water before wiping with clean, warm cloth.
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    Apple and Honey Mask
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    1. Place one piece of peeled apple and two tablespoons of honey in a blender.
    2. Blend until a smooth paste is achieved.
    3. Apply all over the face and leave for 20 minutes.
    4. Rinse off with lukewarm water.
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    Banana and Honey Mask
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    1. Mash ½ of a banana.
    2. Add two tablespoons of honey.
    3. Mix well before applying on the face.
    4. After 30 minutes, wash off the mask.
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    Japanese Mask
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    1. Combine some honey, flour, and warm milk in a medium-sized bowl.
    2. Mix thoroughly.
    3. Apply the mixture all over the face.
    4. Leave on for 20 minutes.
    5. Use cold water with chamomile tea to rinse off the mask.
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    Tomato-Oatmeal Mask
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    1. Mix some curd or anything creamy in a bowl.
    2. Add warm oatmeal, then pour in some tomato juice.
    3. Apply on the face as mask and leave on for about 20 minutes
    4. Use cold water to wash off the mask.
    5. Repeat the procedure once a day for two weeks to see and feel the difference.
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    Cucumber-Butter Mask
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    1. Combine mashed cucumber and one tablespoon of unsalted butter.
    2. Cover the face with the mixture for 10 minutes
    3. Wash off with lukewarm water.
    4. Use a clean towel to pat the face dry.
    5. Alternatively, you can use one big piece of strawberry instead of cucumber.
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Natural Masks for Dry Skin Type

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    Avocado Mask:
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    Avocado contains lots of oils, making it an ideal ingredient for homemade face masks for dry skin type.  
    1. In a bowl, mash ½ piece of very ripe, soft avocado
    2. Stir in ¼ cup of honey.
    3. Apply to the skin.
    4. After 10 minutes, rinse the face using cool washcloth.
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    Papaya and Strawberry Mask
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    1. Combine two large pieces of fresh strawberries, one cooked peach, ½ mashed ripe papaya and one teaspoon of organic honey.
    2. Use a blender to mix all the fruits.
    3. Stir in one tablespoon of oatmeal until a paste is formed.
    4. Apply the mixture all over the face and leave on for 15 minutes.
    5. Rinse with lukewarm water.
    6. Apply moisturizer on the face.
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    Carrot and Coconut Oil Face Mask:
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    Simply make a paste out of the two ingredients: one piece carrot and a tablespoon of coconut oil. Apply on the face. The carrot will help to tone and clarify the skin, thereby reducing breakouts. The coconut oil will do its job in moisturizing the face.
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    Lemon Mask:
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    1. Squeeze juice from one lemon in ¼ cup of olive oil.
    2. Mix well before applying on face.
    3. Let the mixture sit for five minutes, then rise with lukewarm water.
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Natural Masks for Oily Skin Type

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    Apple Cider Vinegar Mask:
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    1. Combine equal parts of apple cider vinegar and water.
    2. Mix well.
    3. Gently rub over the face.
    4. Leave on to dry, then rinse well.
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    Apricot, Yogurt and Clay Mask:
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    1. Peel one ripe apricot. Place in a food processor.
    2. Add in one tablespoon of yogurt and ½ teaspoon clay.
    3. Blend the ingredients until a smooth paste is formed.
    4. Apply the paste on the face, carefully avoiding the eye area.
    5. Leave on for 20 minutes before rinsing with lukewarm water.
    6. Use the face mask at least once a week.
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    Beetroot, Peppermint Essential Oil and Green Clay Mask:
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    1. Combine 1 ½ tablespoons of beetroot juice with one teaspoon of green clay.
    2. Add in five drops of peppermint essential oil.
    3. Apply to the face and neck area.
    4. Leave the mixture on the face for 20 minutes
    5. Rinse thoroughly with lukewarm water.
    6. Apply the face mask once a week.
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Natural Masks for Sensitive and Irritated Skin Type

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    Chamomile Mask:
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    1. Mix together the following ingredients well: 1/8 cup chamomile tea leaves, ¼ cup honey, 2 tablespoons Aloe Vera, and one teaspoon olive oil.
    2. Gently massage the face with the mixture in circular finger motions.
    3. Allow to sit for 20 minutes.
    4. Rinse well then pat dry the face with clean cloth.
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    Oat and Yogurt Mask:
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    1. Combine ¼ cup of oats and ½ cup of plain yogurt.
    2. Mix them together, then pop in the fridge for five minutes.
    3. Slop the mixture on the face, except on the eyes, nostrils and mouth.
    4. Leave on until it becomes crusty.
    5. Wash thoroughly with warm water.
    6. Dab the face dry with clean cloth.
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Tips, Tricks and Warnings

  • Never mix ingredients together without knowing the results. It may lead to the opposite outcome of your expectation.
  • Be careful to avoid the eyes when applying the mixture on the face. It's better to suffer from uneven skin tone than to be blind.
  • If you have problems with any of these steps, ask a question for more help, or post in the comments section below.
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