5 Natural Face Masks You Can Make At Home

Alright, we’re all human, and I’ll at least speak for myself when I say that my skin can get oily, it can get dry, I break out. Whatever it is,  I needed a solution to my simple, simple problems. I don’t know about you, but I’m pretty intimidated by all the ingredients, chemicals, and preservatives that can be found in your typical store bought face mask. I do however love Lush Cosmetics Fresh Face Masks, for the way they utilize real, natural ingredients found in plants, vegetables, butters, and clays – but that’s besides the point. Here’s 5 face masks that you can make at home instead!

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Coconut Oil, Honey, Lemon Face Mask –
Condition, Tighten, Cleanse

Let’s just get this straight. Coconut oil, you’ve heard of it, you know it. It’s great for everything. Which is why we’re putting it in this face mask. It’s conditioning, moisturizing, and overall – great for the world. Honey has antimicrobial and antiseptic properties to cleanse, and can also help to brighten the skin! We’re gonna add some lemon to help tighten and shrink those pores.

What you need:

  • 1 Tablespoon of raw, organic, virgin coconut oil. No fake stuff.
  • 1 Tablespoon of Honey – preferably local, because when you consume the rest, local honey is great for your allergies and supporting your local farmer.
  • 1 Teaspoon of lemon juice – from a lemon preferably and not that little lemon shaped bottle you can buy at the grocery store.

Combine those babies:

Grab a cute little bowl or cup or mug, and combine those suckers. Mix well with a spoon or a popsicle stick! It will be sticky and weird at first, but after mixing for a bit, the ingredients begin to warm up to each other for a smooth-ish, thick texture. Apply generously to the face, and wash with warm water or a wash cloth after about 15-20 minutes. It’s a special treat to massage into the skin while you wash the mask away. Remember to pat dry! Pre-warning: The warmth of your face may cause the mixture to melt a bit. So keep a towel handy and don’t wear your best shirt. Apply whenever. Once or twice a week should do the trick.

Avocado, Egg, Banana Face Mask –
Condition, Tighten, Soften

Avocados are amazing. They’re like nature’s butter. The avocado in this mask will help to condition and soften the skin so its smooth like butta. The bananas are said to promote clear, glowing skin, with all the vitamins and moisture they have. Finally, that egg will help shrink those pesky pores and tighten the skin.

What you need:

  • 1/2 a banana
  • 1/2 ripe avocado
  • 1 egg

Combine those babies:

I’d use a fork for these guys. Crack the egg into a bowl, and add in the banana and avocado. Mash and mix well until you get a puree type texture. You can add more banana or avocado to help thicken the mixture if you please. Apply to the face generously, and leave for 10-15 minutes. Wash away with warm water or a wash cloth and pat dry. Apply once or twice a week. Or whenever. I love this mask.

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Grapefruit, Honey, Oatmeal Face Mask –
Repair, Smoothen, Brighten

Grapefruit (also one of my favorite fruits) has antioxidants that can help repair the skin and reduce the appearance of fine lines. This mask may work to smoothen, brighten, and repair the skin to a smoother, radiant, toned appearance.

What you need:

  • 1/2 cup of oatmeal (Ground)
  • Juice from half a grapefruit (eat the other half!)
  • 1 Tablespoon of honey

Combine those babies:

Combine these ingredients into a nice little paste-thing. Apply generously to your face and leave on for 10-15 minutes. Massage into the skin while you wash with warm water or a wash cloth. Pat dry! Apply twice a week!

Tumeric, Coconut Oil, Lemon Face Mask –
Fight Acne, Prevent Acne

Coconut oil. Enough said about that. Lemon oil, again is known to brighten and tighten. Tumeric is the new agent here. Tumeric helps to clear acne, acne scars, and inflammation. With tons of antioxidants, it helps to improve your skin’s elasticity. Pre-warning: You may feel a little tingly with this mask. If you feel irritated, wash it off immediately!

What you need:

  • 3 tablespoons of raw, organic, virgin coconut oil
  • 2 teaspoons of lemon juice
  • 1 teaspoon of tumeric powder

Combine those babies:

Combine these ingredients in a small bowl. Mix well, and apply to the face – leaving the mixture on for 5-10 minutes. Avoid the nostrils, the lips, and the eyes. Wash away with warm water, and be cautious not to get the mixture in the eyes, nose, or mouth, as it may be irritating. Pat dry! Reap those benefits! Try this mask once or twice a week.

Ginger, Yogurt, & Olive Oil Face Mask –
Moisturize Oily Skin, Reduce Acne/Scarring, Tighten

Ginger works to strengthen the immune system of the skin, rejuvenate the skin and appearance of aging, regenerate and tone the skin, helps eliminate acne, and stimulates the blood circulation. Yogurt contains lactic acid which is great for dissolving dead skin cells, moisturizing the skin, and soften the skin. Olive oil has components and compounds that help to smooth the skin, promote exfoliation, protect from UV rays, and may help prevent premature aging. It also is packed with antioxidants!

What you need:

  • 1/4 cup of grated ginger root
  • 1 teaspoon of extra virgin, organic olive oil
  • 1 Teaspoon of lemon juice
  • 2 teaspoons of plain, unsweetened, organic yogurt. Avoid sugary yogurts with additives.

Combine those babies:

Combine it all into a vessel you can mix in. Apply the mixture to the face and neck for 10-15 minutes. Wash with warm water or a wash cloth. Pat dry. Apply twice a week!

 

Disclaimer: I am not a nutritionist nor am I a skin care professional. But I’ve tried these face masks, and I feel that they work! If it’s placebo, I still get the good feels. So try for yourself and let me know what you think. 🙂

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