So you start to see these aging marks rearing their very ugly heads on your face and you think, “That’s it…where’s the Botox? Time for a facelift…” Well, you probably don’t have to go there. If you’re into solid yet easy anti-aging methods, a DIY homemade face mask is for you.
With the holiday season here, it’s good to have these tips for making the best Christmas face masks as a practical skincare tool that can get you healthy, glowing skin for that party appearance.
Food for Thought
It might sound silly, but a lot of what you need for an effective DIY homemade face mask and good facial skincare is right in your cupboard or refrigerator. Think about these:
#1. An Egg White Mask – Just mix up an egg white with one teaspoon of orange juice and 1/2 teaspoon of turmeric powder. Apply it and let the egg white proteins go to work; they will tighten pores in 15 minutes.
#2. Yogurt Facial Masks – Plain yogurt with some orange juice from a 1/4 orange slice and about a teaspoon of aloe can act as a revitalizing facial mask and tighten skin’s pores too.
#3. Honey Masks – Honey is a versatile product, and when you add cinnamon to it, it’s powerful. Combine two tablespoons of honey in a microwave, then adding one teaspoon of cinnamon and the juice from a lemon wedge.
#4. Chocolate Masks – You usually don’t want to waste good dark chocolate, but in this case, there might be an exception. If you use a 1/4 cup of cocoa powder with three tablespoons of oats, 1/4 cup of honey and four tablespoons of cream, you can create a facial mask that produces collagen and helps with anti-aging. That and after a 10-minute application, it leaves your face smelling great.
#5. Lemon masks – This just takes one lemon with some almond oil and ¼ cup of olive oil. This is probably the easiest DIY homemade face mask that also moisturizes.
DIY homemade face masks aren’t just important for anti-aging; they are also truly helpful for people with dry skin issues. An easy avocado mask made from 1/2 of a ripe avocado, plus a teaspoon each of yogurt and honey, that you wear for 15 minutes, can regularly hydrate dry, flaky skin.
There is also a DIY face mask for blackheads—it’s the same as a DIY face mask for oily skin. You just need to crush up 1/2 of a peach, add two tablespoons of cream, one teaspoon of honey, and the same amount of cornstarch. This will create a unique facial mask that can be used in 15-minute applications.
Lee, CJ. “7 Easy, DIY Face Masks”. Self.com. 15 August 2015. http://www.self.com/gallery/7-easy-diy-face-masks
Shea, T. “Homemade Facial Masks: 9 Recipes That Work”. ReadersDigest.com. http://www.rd.com/health/beauty/homemade-facial-masks-recipes/