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10 Insane DIY Face Masks That Will Make Your Skin Glow

A strong indicator of good health is glowing skin. It’s no wonder face masks have grown in popularity over the years. They’re easy to apply, fun to concoct and they give our physical appearance a significant boost.


Masks can hydrate skin, remove excess oils and help improve the appearance of pores. On top of this, they help to remove impurities.



Another massive advantage of face masks is the feeling that you’re enjoying spa-like pampering in the comfort of your home.  


We’ve selected 10 of our favorite face masks for you to enjoy:


 

1. Avocado Face Mask


Avocado is one of the prominent superfoods for skin. Did you know that it can also be used for facials? Take advantage of avocado’s vitamins and protein to moisturize your skin.

Ingredients: 

1 Ripe Avocado
1 Egg White – room temperature
1 Tablespoon Lemon Juice

Directions:

      1. Peel avocado and mash until there are no chunks.
      2. Mix avocado, egg whites and lemon juice into a bowl.
      3. Apply to face and let sit for 30 minutes.
      4. Rinse.


Credit to Taylor Post for this recipe.


 

2. Strawberry Face Mask


Strawberries are rich in vitamin C and also contain alpha hydroxy acids, which help with exfoliation. Try this face mask for beautifully smooth skin.


Ingredients:

10 Fresh Strawberries

1/4 Cup Bee Pollen (sold at health-food stores)

3 Tablespoons Raw Honey (health-food stores)

1 Tablespoon Olive Oil Mayonnaise

A Few Drops of Lavender Essential Oil


Directions:

  1. Combine all the ingredients.
  2. Apply to the face, avoiding the eye area.
  3. Let it sit for 20 minutes.
  4. Rinse.

Credit for this recipe goes to Amy Paturel


 

3. Honey Face Mask


This face mask is particularly good for scars and dark spots. It’s also extremely easy to make.


Ingredients:

2 Teaspoons Raw Honey

1/2 Teaspoon Lemon Juice


Directions:

  1. Combine the lemon juice and honey.
  2. Apply the mixture to your face.
  3. Allow it to sit for 20-30 minutes.
  4. Rinse.

Please note: Lemon juice is a relatively strong ingredient, it’s best to limit the number of times you use this mask to 1-2 times per week.


Thanks to Elizabeth Walling for this recipe.


 

4. Tomato & Cucumber Face Mask


Both tomato and cucumber are natural astringents which help tighten pores. Revitalize your skin with this simple mask.


Ingredients:

1/2 Ripe Tomato

1/4 Cucumber


Directions:

  1. Wash and peel your 1/4 cucumber.
  2. Blend it to a fine pulp with 1/2 tomato.
  3. Apply the mixture to your skin in a gentle circular motion.
  4. Let it sit for 15 minutes.
  5. Rinse.

Credit for this face mask goes to ‘healthmunsta’.  


 

5. Banana Face Mask


Bananas contain a wealth of nutrients that benefit the skin. Why not hydrate your skin with this simple face mask?


Ingredients:

Few Slices of Ripe Banana
1 Tablespoon Thick Yogurt
1/2 Tablespoon Fresh Lemon Juice


Directions:

  1. Peel off ripe banana and mash it with a spoon.
  2. Mix all the ingredients well and apply to cleansed face.
  3. Let it sit for 25-30 minutes
  4. Gently massage into skin for 2-3 minutes.
  5. Rinse

Credit to Mamta for this face mask.


 

6. Almond Oil and Aloe Vera Face Mask


This mask is great for treating dry, flaky skin as well as moisturizing and hydrating.


Ingredients:

Aloe Vera Gel
Almond Oil
Banana


Directions:

  1. In a mixing bowl, mash a banana with a fork.
  2. Add 2 tablespoons aloe vera gel.
  3. Stir until ingredients are combined.
  4. Measure in 3 teaspoons of almond oil.
  5. Mix thoroughly.
  6. Apply to cleansed skin.
  7. Let it sit for 15 minutes.
  8. Rinse

Credit to Sio for this recipe.


 

7. Coffee and Turmeric Face Mask


The main benefits of this mask are caffeine and antioxidants. Caffeine reduces inflammation, including puffy eyes, while the antioxidants help the skin to glow.


Ingredients:

1 Tablespoon Instant or Ground Coffee
1 Tablespoon Powdered Turmeric
1 Tablespoon of Greek Yogurt


Directions:

  1. Mix together.
  2. Apply all over face, including under the eyes.
  3. Let it sit for 20 minutes.
  4. Remove with warm, damp towel.

Thanks to Joanna Vargas for this recipe.


 

8. Egg White Face Mask


A simple, effective mask to help shrink pores and prevent breakouts.


Ingredients:

1 Organic Egg


Directions:

  1. Cleanse face with warm water to allow pores to open.
  2. Break egg, separating white from yolk with the shell (passing yolk back and forth into shell halves).
  3. With clean hands, apply the egg white to your face, making sure not to get any in your eyes or mouth.
  4. Let it sit for 15 minutes.
  5. Rinse with warm water.

Thanks to Lori for this face mask recipe.


 

9. Chocolate Mask


Dark chocolate can brighten your mood and give you a boost of antioxidants. Enjoy this anti-aging mask.


Ingredients:

1/2 Cup of Cocoa Powder
3 Tablespoons of Oats
4 Tablespoons of Cream
1/4 Cup of Honey


Directions:

  1. Mix ingredients thoroughly.
  2. Apply a delicate layer to the face.
  3. Let it sit for 10 minutes.
  4. Rinse.

Credit to Christa Joanna Lee for this face mask.


 

10. Oatmeal Face Mask


Use this mask to nourish and calm your skin.


Ingredients:

3 Teaspoons Oats or Oatmeal
1 Teaspoon Almond, Hemp, or Plain Milk (warmed slightly)
1 Teaspoon Rose Water
1 Teaspoon Plain or Coconut Yogurt


Directions:

  1. Blend the oats or oatmeal with slightly warmed milk.
  2. Stir until the mixture forms a thick paste.
  3. Mix in the rose water and yogurt.
  4. Apply to clean, damp skin.
  5. Let it sit for 15-30 minutes.
  6. Rinse.

Credit to Valis Vicenty for this recipe.



Have fun trying these face masks for amazing looking skin. As always, please remember to check with your health care provider first if you’re uncertain about any reactions you may have to ingredients listed in these recipes.


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