The best facial masks can be created at home by using the components in your kitchen. When applying facial masks, you need to go in the outside in with your hands in circular motions. That way, you will not be stretching your skin out, since if you start out of your nose outward, you’ll be extending out your skin. You might also use a facial brush. Apply a face mask about once every week or 2-4 times per week. It really depends on what mask you’re using and your skin. You should leave your homemade mask for 10-15 minutes. To get it off, I would recommend splashing your face with some warm water. Take a steaming or chilled wash fabric and wash your face. Below are different sorts of facial masks for various skin types.
Clear Face Mask
- 1 1/2 tablespoon of green clay (French is preferred)
- 1 1/2 tbsp of kaolin clay
- 1 1/2 tbsp of aloe-vera gel
- 1 tbsp of rosewater
- 2 drops of rose essential oil
Steps- First, combine the green and kaolin clay together. Add from the aloe vera gel, rosewater and essential oil. Refrigerate the mixture for up to four weeks. Leave the mask on for 10-15 minutes. After taking off the mask, follow with a great cleansing.
Yoghurt Face Mask
- 1 tbsp of organic yoghurt, room temperature (not low-fat or non-fat)
- 1 tbsp of runny honey (microwave for a few minutes to soften hardened honey)
Steps- Combine the mixture and then place it on your face. If you’ve got dry skin, use an additional tablespoon of honey. If you have oily skin, add a few drops of fresh lime juice. Leave the mask on for 10-15 minutes. Wash the mask off with a steaming wash cloth.
Oatmeal & Yoghurt Face Mask
- 1 tablespoon of oatmeal, finely ground
- 1 tbsp of live, organic yoghurt (skip the flavored stuff)
- A few drops of honey
Steps- Add the oatmeal and yoghurt together and mix. Warm a couple of drops of lemon. To do so, warm a spoon under hot water for a minute , and then add the lemonjuice. Stir the honey into the yoghurt and oat meal mix. Leave the mask on for 10-15 minutes. Rinse off with several splashes of warm water. Follow with a warm wash cloth.
Aloha Hawaiian Delight Face Mask
- 1/2 of a papaya
- 3 tbsp of honey
- drops of green tea
Steps- Blend the papaya so that it has a more creamy consistency. Then, mix in the honey and green tea. Leave the mask on for 10-15 minutes. Then take if off with a cool washcloth.
Strawberry Yoghurt Face Mask
- 4-5 small strawberries
- 2 tbsp of bio-yoghurt/natural yoghurt
- two tablespoon of honey
- 1 tbsp of olive oil
Steps- Mash up the berries in a bowl. Then, add 2 tablespoons of the yoghurt and blend the ingredients together. Apply two teaspoons of honey to the mixture. Add 1 teaspoon of olive oil. Next, add the oatmeal, make sure it gets absorbed into the mix. Blend it up really good. Wash the mask off and then pat it dry.
Masks for Oily Prone Skin
Banane face mask
- 1 banana, rather ripe (you can keep ripe bananas in the freezer, allow it to thaw before use)
- 1 tbsp of honey
- An orange or lemon
Steps- Mix the honey and banana together. Add a few drops of juice out of the orange or lemon; leave the mask on for 10-15 minutes. Rinse off with a cool washcloth or a steaming cloth.
Juice Face Mask
- 1 tbsp of lemon juice
- 2 egg whites
- 3 tbsp of honey
- 1 cup of strawberries
- Optional: 4 drops of your favorite essential oil
Steps- Mash or blend the ingredients into a mix. Leave the mask on for 10-15 minutes. Rinse off.
Green Clay Face Mask
- 1 tbsp of green clay (you can get it in most health stores)
- 1 tablespoon of apricot kernel oil
- 3 drops of palmarosa essential oil
Steps- Mix the palmarosa and apricot oils together. Add a few drops of warm water. Mix in the green clay and add more warm water if needed to make it a spreadable paste. Leave the mask on for 10-15 minutes. Rinse off with warm washcloth.
Clay Face Mask
- A basic fuller’s earth clay (if skin is sensitive, French clay is great )
- 1 tbsp of honey
- Water (for a richer mask, substitute half-and-half)
- Your favorite essential oil
Steps- Mix 2 parts of water (or half-and-half) and one part of clay, mixing in a little bit of honey. Add more water (or cream) if the clay is too dry. Leave the mask on for 10-15 minutes. Wash it off with steaming washcloth (make sure its not too warm ).
Very Simple face Mask
- 1 jar of milk magnesia (I insist no flavours, please)
Steps- Apply your milk magnesia in your face. Leave the mask on for 10-15 minutes. Wash off with a cool washcloth.
Masks for Combination Skin
- 2 tablespoon of rose water
- 1 tbsp of organic yoghurt, room temperature (non low fat or non-fat)
- 1 tbsp of runny honey (for runny honey, warm in microwave for a couple of seconds)
- Optional: rose petals
Steps- Soak rose petals and crush them in a bowl. Add the rosewater, honey and yoghurt. Leave the mask on for 10-15 minutes. Rinse off.
Masks for Dry Skin (Avocado face mask)
- 1/2 an avocado
- 1/4 cup of honey
Steps- A classic recipe for dry skin. Mash the avocado in a bowl stir in the honey. Leave the mask on for 10-15 minutes. Rinse face with a cool wash cloth.
Milk Face Mask
- 1 tbsp of powdered milk
- 1 tbsp of runny honey
- 1 teaspoon of aloe vera
- two drops of essential oil
Steps- This is a traditional milk mask to the face. Mix the ingredients well leave the mask on for 10-15 minutes. Wash off with warm water. (this recipe is enough for 2)
Masks for Sensitive Skin – Yoghurt face mask
- 1 cup of organic yoghurt
- 1/2 a cup of oat meal (any Kind of basic oatmeal functions )
Steps- Mix all the ingredients together. Leave the mask on for 10-15 minutes. Wash off with a washcloth steamed in the microwave.
Masks for Aging Skin (Sugar face mask)
- 2 tablespoon of sugar
- 3 tbsp of water
Steps- Stir sugar into warm water so that it melts. Make certain granules are dissolved, otherwise they can tear your skin. Leave the mask on for 10-15 minutes. Rinse with warm water or a wash cloth steamed from the microwave.