Picture this: You've been excited all week about a grand party, and the day has finally arrived. However, just before getting ready, you realize that your skin looks really dead and dull. Does this happen to you often? We can feel your pain! Sometimes, your skin needs an immediate pick-me-up, and what better way is there than to make a face mask that uses only the simple ingredients that can be found right in your kitchen?
Following are recipes of customized face masks - for different skin types. If you’re looking for inexpensive, all-natural yet super effective fixes for your skin, then read on!
For Oily Skin
For people who are prone to acne, honey is one of the best remedies you could find. It has antiseptic properties, and this helps kill germs and bacteria.
For this mask, all you need is about 2 teaspoons of honey. Add to that ½ teaspoon of lemon juice and apply it to your face and let it stay for about 20 minutes. Don’t add too much lemon juice or it might sting. Also, be sure not to go into the sunlight with the mask still on. Rinse it off with lukewarm water. The lemon juice is very effective in fading blemishes and acne scarring.
If you feel that the lemon juice is too harsh for you, then you can use rose water as a substitute. Rose water freshens up your skin in an instant, and moisturizes it without weighing it down.
For Dry Skin
Mash up 2 bananas finely, so that their consistency is like that of a smooth thick paste and add ½ cup yogurt and 1 tablespoon of honey to it. Honey is a humectant, so it locks in moisture, and keeps your skin supple and hydrated. Apply a uniform layer to your face and wash it away with warm water only after it has begun to dry. This can take up to 20 minutes so catch up on your reading while your skin soaks up all the goodness. It will feel wonderfully soft afterwards.
For Sensitive Skin
Beat up an egg till it’s fluffy, and then add in 1 teaspoon honey and 1 teaspoon yogurt. The last ingredient is the cucumber juice, which you can obtain by grating a cucumber and then squeezing the whole thing through a sieve to get juice out of it. Leave it on your skin for about 20 minutes and then rinse. The protein from the egg firms up your skin while the cucumber provides a soothing effect.
What is so great about these face masks is that they’re completely natural - and edible - so they won’t damage your skin the way a chemical might. Who needs all those costly inorganic skin treatments when you can let nature take care of your skin for you? Happy skin-pampering!