When a party is just around the corner but you don’t have time to get a facial at the salon, try out a quick and easy DIY face mask that will give you a healthy glow within minutes. But you need to make sure the mask suits your skin type or you could get a nasty rash or acne. We’ve got you covered, as this blog post explores face masks for every skin type.
Carrot and Coconut Oil Mask
Boil one medium carrot and blend it along with one tablespoon of coconut oil till the paste is smooth. Apply this mask and allow it to sit for about 15-20 minutes. Rich in beta-carotene, antioxidants, and vitamins, the carrot in the mask helps tone and clarify your skin. As coconut oil is super-hydrating, it will deeply moisturize your skin and leave it glowing and nourished.
Honey and Egg Mask
Mix one raw egg with a tablespoon of honey to make this easy mask and leave it on your face for about 15-20 minutes. A natural humectant with antioxidant and antibacterial properties, honey is not only hydrating but also helps soothe and heal flaky skin. The egg will tighten pores, giving your face youthful radiance.
Honey and Papaya Mask
Mash about 3-4 chopped pieces of papaya along with half a teaspoon honey, and apply this paste on your face for about 10 minutes. An antioxidant, antibacterial and natural bleaching agent with the ability to shrink pores, papaya will help lighten your skin tone, reduce blemishes as well as remove excess oil. The hydrating honey in the mask will make sure your skin does not get too dry.
Banana Peel Mask
Before you’re about to sleep, rub the inside of a banana peel all over your face and leave it on overnight. The banana peel could help tighten and narrow your pores, giving you clear and smooth skin. It also stabilizes the production of your natural oil, which is also known as sebum, thus leaving your skin less oily and sticky.
Apple and Honey Mask
Peel and chop about three or four pieces of an apple, blend it, and add a tablespoon of honey to make a thick paste. Applying this mask to your face for about 15 minutes will nourish and protect your skin, as apple contains several vitamins and antioxidants, and honey will help retain moisture.
Mix one teaspoon of turmeric with either a teaspoon of honey, cream, or milk to make a thick paste, and leave it on your face for about 20 minutes or till the mask is dry. As turmeric is antibacterial, soothing, healing, and has skin-lightening properties, this mask will help revive the glow on your face and ensure smooth and clear skin.
Avocado and Coconut Oil Face Mask
Mash about one-fourth of a peeled avocado with a spoon and add a tablespoon of coconut oil to make this mask. Apply this paste on your face for about 15 minutes, and both the hydrating agents will leave your skin soft and supple.
Yogurt and Egg White Face Mask
Beat an egg white in a bowl and mix about 3 tablespoons of plain yoghurt with it to form a thick mixture. Leave this mask on for 20 minutes to allow the egg white to tighten and shrink your pores. The yoghurt will help reduce pigmentation and blemishes, revealing clear and smooth skin.
Chocolate and Grapefruit Mask
Mix about 15 grams of melted dark chocolate or a tablespoon of cocoa powder with 2 tablespoons of grapefruit juice and a tablespoon of oatmeal. Apply this mixture on your face for 20 minutes to rejuvenate your skin. The antioxidants in chocolate protect your skin from free radicals and give you a youthful glow. Moreover, rich in vitamin C and essential nutrients, grapefruit works to reduce the signs of aging, helping you turn back the clock.
Mix a tablespoon of mashed pumpkin with a teaspoon of honey, and apply this mask for about 15 minutes. This mask gives your face a quick lift and takes years off, as pumpkin is rich in minerals, vitamins A, C, E and K, and beta-carotene. These vital nutrients fight free radicals that cause wrinkles and fine lines, and work to reduce dark spots and blemishes, thus revealing smooth and youthful skin.
So, choose a mask based on your skin type and apply it at least once in a month to keep your skin healthy, glowing, and radiant.