DIY Face Masks for All Skin Types

January 12, 2017

As the warmer weather mixed with humid rainy onsets can wreak havoc on our skin and send it in all sorts of dry and oily and complicated directions, we have put together some of the best recipes for do it yourself face masks.

 

The following do it yourself face masks help you save those precious dollars otherwise spent on expensive skin creams as well as providing a completely natural alternative to products with harsh chemicals.

 

 

 

Hydration

  • 1 ripe banana

  • 1 ripe avocado

  • 1 tablespoon (15ml) honey

The average human puts their skin through a lot of stress in their day-to-day lives, which can often lead to many people suffering from dehydrated skin.

 

A very simple, but effective recipe which will help to improve skin’s hydration by mixing a ripe avocado, half a ripe banana to a pulp and stir through a tablespoon of honey.

 

Bananas and avocadoes are filled with minerals and vitamins to nourish your skin, whilst the honey will add hydration and lock in moisturise.

 

 

 

Radiance

  • Peel of grapefruit

  • 1 tablespoon of avocado

  • 1 tablespoon of rosehip oil

A radiant complexion is a reflection of good health, and it’s something that we all strive for. To assist with a radiant glow, crush grape fruit peel, some avocado and rose hip oil in a bowl and combine.

 

The grapefruit peel will exfoliate the dead skin cells and boost collagen activity, whilst fresh avocado and rose hip oil will provide essential fatty acids and vitamin A to the skin.

 

Anti-ageing

  • 1 tablespoon of yoghurt

  • 1 handful (40g) of oats

  • 1 tablespoon of honey

  • 1 carrot processed

One of the best anti-ageing, wrinkle-combating mask includes a processed carrot, a tablespoon of yoghurt, a handful of oats and a tablespoon of honey.

 

Carrot is filled with beta-carotene, which is essential to combating premature ageing, while natural yoghurt keeps the skin hydrated. The honey ensures that that the moisture is locked in and oats can also be added for soothing any rough or dry skin.

 

 

 

Blemishes

  • 1 tablespoon (15mL) L-Glutamine

  • 1 tablespoon (15mL) water (or until consistency feel correct)

 

Curing blemishes (without the use of alcohol or other synthetic products that cause scarring) can be quite difficult, but the best at-home treatment is very simple.

 

Use a teaspoon of L-Glutamine powder, mix with water and spot onto any red blemishes. This will assist in speeding up the healing proves and reduce any inflammation.

 

XOXO

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