Whether you live near the beach where it’s sunny and warm or in a cold climate with snow and ice, your skin takes a beating and needs to be cared for to maintain its beauty. Using a high quality daily moisturizer is an excellent way to make sure your skin is getting enough nutrients and nourishment but sometimes an extra step is needed.
DIY face masks are an easy and budget-friendly way to give your skin an extra boost of vitamins from the comfort of your own couch. You can whip one of these masks up in a few minutes after work and give it time to sink into your skin as you cook dinner or watch your favorite TV show.
DIY Face Mask For Acne
We’ve all experienced the annoyance of acne, whether we like to admit it or not. Acne is one of the first signs that something is not right with your skin. This mask will help to fight off acne before it arrives, and also work to heal any blemishes you might already have on your face.
2 tablespoons honey
1 teaspoon cinnamon
Mix the ingredients together. Gently wash your face with warm water and pat dry. Apply the cinnamon and honey paste to your face, rubbing in circular motions. Allow the mask to sit on your face for 10-15 minutes. You might feel it get a bit tight, but that’s okay. It’s just the honey starting to dry and work its magic. When the time is up, wash your face again and pat dry. Apply your favorite light-weight moisturizer. We recommend doing this mask once a week to start seeing regular results.
Blackheads are those pesky little bumps that seem to appear out of nowhere and cause a host of annoyance and pain. They’re caused by makeup, skin products and just general dirt that get into your pores and clog them. This mask will help to unclog your pores and fight against allowing new blackheads to form.
3 tablespoons apple cider vinegar
3 tablespoons finely chopped fresh mint leaves
8 ounces water
Mix the vinegar, mint and water together. After cleansing your face, apply the toner with a cotton ball. Allow it to dry on your face and leave it overnight. Rinse in the morning and apply a moisturizer. Use this toner every night to continually fight against blackheads.
DIY Hydrating Face Mask
Who couldn’t use a little hydration, right? If you’ve spent a long summer at the beach or are heading into the dead of winter it’s important to make sure you ward off dry skin.
½ cup hot water
⅓ cup oatmeal
2 tablespoons plain yogurt
2 tablespoons honey
1 small egg white
Add the oatmeal to the hot water and allow to sit for 2-3 minutes until it thickens. Add the plain yogurt, honey and egg white. Mix all of the ingredients thoroughly. Wash your face and pat dry. Apply the oatmeal mixture to your face, rubbing in circular motions. Be careful not to apply too much or the oatmeal will clump and fall off. Allow the mask to sit for 10-15 minutes before rinsing with warm water. Apply a high quality moisturizer.
DIY Avocado Face Mask
Avocados have so many uses, not just to make amazing guacamole and avocado toast. They are high in vitamins and extremely nourishing to your skin. Avocados boost your skin with moisture and will leave it feeling soft and looking bright.
½ ripe avocado
1 tablespoon plain greek yogurt
1 tablespoon honey
Mix avocado, plain greek yogurt and honey together in a bowl. Make sure that they’re fully combined. After cleansing your face, apply a thin layer of the mask to your face. Allow the paste to sit on your skin for 10-15 minutes or until it has fully dried. Rinse with warm water and moisturize as you normally would.
DIY Peel Off Face Mask
Sometimes it’s necessary to go the extra step and remove that extra layer of dirt and grime that won’t seem to budge from your face with normal cleansers and masks. This peel off mask will remove unwanted dirt that clogs your pores, leaving your face with a bright and healthy glow.
1 egg white
1 tablespoon lemon juice
1 sheet tissue paper
Whisk the egg white and lemon juice until it is fully combined and frothy. Cleanse your face and pat dry. Using a brush, apply a thin layer of the egg white mixture to your entire face. Next, lay the sheet of tissue paper on top of your face, pressing down to form a mask. Apply another layer of the egg white mixture. Allow to dry for 10-15 minutes before removing the tissue paper. It can be gross but if you examine the tissue paper after removing, you’ll be amazed by how much gross dirt was left on your face!
Taking the time to invest in the health of your skin is something you’ll be so thankful you did when you’re older. These easy diy face masks will help to preserve your beautiful, young, healthy glow. Have fun!