Do you have a hectic and busy schedule, and don’t have time to visit the spa or dermatologist clinic for your regular facial mask? The good news is, you don’t have to go out just to have your beauty regime.
The regular staples that you found in your kitchen can be your partner in achieving a healthy, radiant, beautiful skin. As a general rule before any facial mask, stand above a boiling water in a bowl. Let it open the pores in your face.
Find the one that works for your skin type:
Oatmeal Facial Mask
One of the basic breakfast in every home is oatmeal. This quick fix facial works incredibly to make every skin feeling and looking radiant. Simply combine 1/3 cup oatmeal and ½ cup warm water (not boiling). Let it settle for up to three minutes, then mix in 2 tablespoons honey, 2 tablespoons yogurt and 1 small egg white. Apply a thin layer on your face and let it sit for 10 to 15 minutes. Rinse your face with warm water.
Oatmeal is ideal for all skin types, even for sensitive skin. It has anti-inflammatory property that treats all kinds of inflammations, giving a skin that is clear and clean. Containing saponins, oatmeal is also a good cleansing agent.
Mayonnaise Facial Mask
Do you have excess mayonnaise in your fridge? Use it as a facial mask by just applying a thin layer of mayonnaise on your face. Wait for 20 minutes before wiping it off. Rinse with cool water. Your skin will look and feel clean and smooth.
Mayonnaise is a natural skin hydrator that will keep your skin moisturized. It has eggs and oil that will provide moisture to your dry skin.
Yogurt Facial Mask
Tired of your dry and pale skin? Go to your fridge and scoop some plain yogurt for a quick fix. Slather a thin layer of yogurt on your face. Let it sit for at least 20minutes. To rejuvenate your skin, you can add ¼ cup orange juice and some pulps and 1 teaspoon of aloe into the yogurt. Let the mixture sit on your face up to 5 minutes. Rinse it off.
Yogurt has lactic acid that acts as an exfoliator, removing dead skin and tighten the pores. It also reduces wrinkles and fine lines. When used regularly, a yogurt facial mask can prevent premature aging, fights acne, moisturize the skin, treats sunburn and limits the skin discoloration.
Lemon Facial Mask
Want to achieve a beautiful and younger looking skin? Just slice half lemon and mix the juice with 1 tablespoon honey. Apply it on your face, while avoiding the eye area. Let it sit for 15 to 30 minutes. Wash it with warm water and finish with cold water to close the pores.
Lemons have AHA’s and BHA’s that eradicates the dead skin and removes acne, blackheads and discoloration.
Eggwhite Facial Mask
Just get an egg from your tray and mix 1 tablespoon of egg white and 1 squeeze of fresh lemon juice. Apply it on your face, especially where large pores are more visible. Let it sit for about 15 minutes and rinse with water.
Egg whites have astringent properties that can shrink and tighten pores. Egg whites are also good for tightening sagging skin and wrinkled skin surrounding the eyes, providing a younger looking skin.
Banana Facial Mask
Mash ½ banana and mix in 1 tablespoon of honey and 1 tablespoon of orange juice. Apply on your face. Let it sit for 15 minutes. Rinse it with lukewarm water.
Who knows that the staple fruit in your kitchen is a wonderful ingredient when used as a face mask? Bananas are great skin moisturizer due to potassium and moisture. If you have stubborn oily skin, bananas act as an effective exfoliator that removes excess sebum on the skin. With vitamins E and C, this fruit promotes glowing skin. Are you in your 40’s and worrying about wrinkles and sagging skin? Bananas are natural botox by removing age spots and avoid the formation of wrinkles.
Rachel Holiday is a beauty blogger and makeup artist. Although busy in her career, she finds time to write and share beauty tips, especially natural ways to enhance the skin and looks. Rachel also works in her own boutique and salon in New York. Click here for more info about her.