Your skin isn’t having the best day? It looks dull and grey even through the makeup? It is so easy to make it shine again with these DIY face masks …
Even if you have normal skin, inevitably there comes a day when it looks tired, pale, worn down and greyish. On these days, the best thing you can do for your complexion is to boost its energy, add some extra hydration, vitamin C and antioxidants. That will recover your skin quickly, make it radiant and put some natural blush into your cheeks.
These DIY face masks will help you with that. They are super easy to make and the results are nothing short of astonishing!
1. Strawberry and Aloe Vera
Strawberries contain salicylic acid, vitamin C and alpha hydroxy acid (AHA), and if you look at the list of ingredients of any quality anti-acne product, that is exactly what you will find.
This mask is perfect for balancing and replenishing oily skin type. Except cleansing your skin, strawberries improve its tonus, protect it from free radicals, prevent ageing signs and make it smooth. That is why they are often used in DIY face masks, and even in professional cosmetics.
- 1 large strawberry,
- 1 tablespoon Aloe Vera gel,
- powdered milk.
Mash a strawberry and mix it with Aloe Vera. Add just enough powdered milk so that the mask doesn’t run off your face. Apply to clean skin and leave it for 20 minutes. Wash off using lukewarm water and apply facial cream suitable for your skin type.
2. Orange and Olive oil
In many ways oranges help your skin to glow. Vitamin C and citric acid increase collagen production, which makes your skin firm, toned and elastic. DIY face masks with oranges remove oil, dead skin cells and dirt from your face, fight against acne and ageing signs, cleanse the pores, shrink them and make the skin soft and smooth.
- 2 segments of an orange,
- 1 teaspoon of sour cream,
- 1 teaspoon of olive oil.
Mash two orange segments (no membrane) and mix it with heavy cream and olive oil. Keep the mask on your face and neck for 15 minutes, then rinse off and apply your daily cream.
3. Queen of DIY Face Masks – Banana, Yogurt and Mint
Banana is a highly nutritious fruit that hydrates the skin and supplies it with vitamins A, B, E and potassium. Banana soothes the skin, softens it and reduces fine lines and wrinkles. Combined with yogurt and mint, it will detoxify your skin and prevent possible irregularities.
- a piece of banana + the peel,
- 1 teaspoon of thick yogurt,
- ½ a teaspoon of mint.
Mash a slice of banana – around 1 inch long. Mix it with yogurt and mint.
Wash your face, then rub it thoroughly with the inside layer of the banana peel. Apply the mask and leave it for 20 – 30 minutes. Rinse off first with warm water, then with cold.
4. Grapes, Kaolin Clay and Almond Oil
There was a time when grapes were considered to be the food of the rich. It was used even in Ancient Egypt to ensure that the young girl’s beauty lasts longer. Grapes is just a perfect fruit for skincare and it is used in many anti-aging DIY face masks. It is mostly appreciated because it contains polyphenol – an antioxidant that prevents ageing signs. It improves elasticity of the skin, keeps moisture at an optimal level and stimulates microcirculation.
- 2 – 3 grapes,
- 1 teaspoon kaolin clay,
- a couple of drops of almond oil.
Process the grapes with its peel in a blender and pour it into a bowl. Add kaolin clay and almond oil. Leave it on your face 15 – 20 minutes. Once you remove it, apply your favorite facial cream.