Clear skin is something everyone wants, and with so many products promising to make that happen, it’s hard to know which ones you can actually trust. Luckily, we’re here to make it simple for you with eight homemade face masks.
Glowing skin is easy and inexpensive — when you can turn to the food in your kitchen!
Best of all, when using these natural face masks, you aren’t just saving money, you’re also steering clear of harsh chemicals and unnatural synthetics that are used in common pharmaceutical skincare items. With these eight home remedies, you’re on your way to getting clear skin, with a totally clear conscience!
As with all beauty treatments, make sure you test a small patch of skin before putting it all over your face. Ingredients like lemon and cinnamon can be harsh for certain skin types, so putting a bit on the back of your hand and waiting for an hour will help you determine which of these face masks treats your skin the best!
After washing your face and patting it dry, simply rub a lemon rind over your skin. The natural acids of lemon gently remove dead skin cells and lighten age spots, clear facial discolorations, and may even get rid of scars caused by blemishes.
The acidity content absorbs oils and gets rid of toxins in your pores. Your face will be fresh and totally clean!
Oatmeal is excellent at restoring skin’s natural moisture, because it contains the best amino acid balance of all cereal grains and has a high silica content. These grains are also absorptive and hypoallergenic, so they can be used to exfoliate or soothe, and are great for all skin types.
For an oatmeal face mask that that is both nourishing and moisturizing, mix 2 tablespoons of oatmeal, 1 tablespoon of honey and 2 tablespoons of milk (dairy or non-dairy). Once a paste is created, simply leave it on for 10-15 minutes and wash off with warm water. Your face will be soft and glowing!
A green tea mask will help your skin maintain its elasticity, as well as reverse the signs of aging. This is because of green tea’s flavanoid content, which is known to maintain collagen production. For this mask, all you need are two bags of green tea, baking soda, and honey. First, open the tea bags in order to expose the leaves. Once open, mix with baking soda and honey until a paste is created. Then, put the paste on your face and allow to sit for 10-15 minutes.
Egg and Yogurt Mask
Thanks to their protein, vitamins A, D, E, and rich mineral content, egg whites can be used to cleanse, exfoliate, and decrease the appearance of wrinkles. For a youthful glow, whip an egg white and add a teaspoon of yogurt and lemon juice. Once mixed into a paste, apply to your face and let it sit for 15 minutes. Yogurt will cleanse and nourish the skin while egg whites will shrink your pores.
For a face mask rich in antioxidants, one containing tomatoes is an excellent option! Tomatoes are abundant in the antioxidant lycopene, which is believed to keep wrinkles away, even out skin tone, and combat free radicals that cause signs of premature aging. A tomato face mask requires one small tomato and a half teaspoon of lemon juice. Mix these ingredients into a paste and leave on your face for 10 minutes. Remove with cool water and pat dry, revealing radiant skin.
This miracle fruit isn’t just delicious, it’s also a great natural skin moisturizer. The vitamin A present in bananas restores lost moisture and repairs damaged, dull, and dry skin. For a face mask that instantly treats dry and dull skin, mash a ripe banana and apply it on your face. Leave this mixture on your face for 20-25 minutes and then wash it away with lukewarm water. You will instantly have soft and supple skin.
Apple Cider Vinegar
Apple cider vinegar has anti-fungal and antibacterial properties, making it a great ingredient to combat acne. An apple cider vinegar face mask aids in killing acne-causing bacteria, clears black heads, and calms inflammation. Apple cider vinegar is also believed to remove any excess oil on your skin. For this face mask all you need is apple cider vinegar and water. Dilute 1 part vinegar to 10 parts water. Dab all over your face and leave on for 20 minutes.
You can use this mask as much as two times a day. Your skin tone will be even and acidity balanced.
Cinnamon and Honey Mask
For a gentler face mask that also fights acne, cinnamon and honey offer another beautifying option. Cinnamon has antimicrobial properties and honey is a natural anti-biotic, and when they’re combined, they smell delicious! Simply mix 2 tablespoons of honey and 1 tablespoon of cinnamon. Apply to your face for 10-15 minutes and then wash the mixture off with warm water. This just might the sweetest way to get soft skin!