Thursday, September 20

11 Skin-Transforming Masks You Can Make at Home

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After reading what some facial masks are made of, many people are scared of using them on their own skin. But there is always a way out: you can make really effective and safe masks yourself. More than that, regular care and using natural skin care products will help you look healthier and avoid possible toxic elements such as sulfates and preserving agents that are used in many masks.

5 Fun Facts wants to share recipes of the simplest facial masks that your skin will thank you for.

1. Reducing inflammation

Ingredients:

  • 1 banana
  • 1 tbsp of yogurt
  • 1 tsp of soda

How to use it:

Grind the banana, then add soda and yogurt. Put it on the face for 10-15 minutes before washing it off. This mask is helpful because bananas are good for reducing inflammation and acne. There is even information that says bananas can be used to treat wounds and burns.

2. Getting rid of large pores

Ingredients:

  • 2 tbsp of yogurt
  • 1 tsp of cosmetic clay
  • 1/2 tsp of honey (if you are not allergic)

How to use it:

Mix cosmetic clay with yogurt and honey. Put the mask on the face and keep it there for 15-20 minutes. Wash it off with cool water. This mask is great because yogurt helps to get rid of large pores and it lightens pigment spots.

3. For dry skin

Ingredients:

  • 1/2 ripe avocado
  • 1 tbsp of milk
  • 1 tbsp of honey

How to make:

Mix a ground-up avocado with milk and honey.

How to use it:

Apply it to the face for 10-15 minutes and wash it off with warm water. Avocado contains “healthy” fats. It moisturizes dry skin and it is great for reducing the effects of UV light. It also has an anti-inflammatory effect that helps to improve acne.

4. For removing dark circles under the eyes and swelling

Ingredients:

  • 1 tsp of coffee grounds
  • 1 pinch of black pepper
  • 1/4 tsp of coconut oil

How to use it:

Mix all the ingredients and put them on the skin under the eyes. Leave it there for 5-10 minutes and wash it off with warm water, massaging the face. This mask is great because it contains caffeine that narrows vessels and helps to reduce swelling and dark circles.

5. For lifting skin

Ingredients:

  • A ripe tomato

How to use it:

Cut the tomato and put the pieces on the face. You can wash the mask off in 10 minutes. Splash the skin with warm water. Thanks to lycopene that tomatoes contain, this mask freshens, tones, lightens, and lifts the skin.

6. For looking healthier

Ingredients:

  • One big cucumber

How to use it:

Peel the cucumber and cut it into pieces. Remove the solid pieces. Leave it on your face for 15 minutes and wash it off with water afterward. This mask is very good for the skin because cucumbers contain a lot of vitamins including K, B5, A, and C that when used together, have a very good effect on the skin.

7. For increasing skin recovery

Ingredients:

  • Carrots
  • Water

How to use it:

Peel the carrots and grind them in a blender, adding a lot of water. Put the mask on the face for 15-20 minutes. The beta-carotene that carrots contain helps heal little wounds on the face and makes the skin look healthy.

8. For moisturizing and peeling

Ingredients:

  • 1/2 cup of oatmeal
  • 1/3 glass of water
  • 5 drops of vitamin E

How to use it:

Boil the oatmeal in water and let it cool down. Add vitamin E. After that, apply the mask to the face for 15-20 minutes and wash it off with water. Thanks to the soft structure of oatmeal, this mask is great for sensitive skin. It will remove dead skin cells and moisturize the skin.

9. For removing oily shine

Ingredients:

  • 1/2 of a potato
  • 1 tsp of lemon juice

How to use it:

Way 1: Cut the potato, rub it on the face and leave it there for 10 minutes. Wash it off after that.

Way 2: Grind the fresh potato and add 1 tsp of lemon juice, mix it, and put it on the skin. Wash it off with cool water. This mask is great for reducing oily shine.

10. For looking like you’ve had good rest

Ingredients:

  • Aloe juice
  • 4 tbsp of pink clay

How to use it:

Mix the clay with aloe. Put the mask on the face for 15-20 minutes but don’t let it dry. You can sprinkle some thermal water on your face when you notice that the mask has dried. Wash it off with warm water. This mask can be used even by people who have sensitive skin.

11. For removing blackheads

Ingredients:

  • 1 tbsp of lemon
  • 1 tbsp of honey

How to use it:

Mix lemon with honey. Wash your face with warm water. Apply the mixture to your face. Wash it off with warm water in 20 minutes. Honey has a good moisturizing effect and lemon is great for purifying.

Before using any masks, try it on a part of your body that people can’t see. This is a good way to check if you have an allergic reaction.

Do you use homemade masks or do you prefer professional care? Share what you think in the comment section below.

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