There’s nothing better than putting on a facemask at the end of a long week and having a little pamper session, is there, ladies? Lately, there has been a lot of hype about all sorts sheet face masks and Korean cosmetics but I’m here to tell you that you don’t have to go the extra mile and purchase anything super expensive and pay extra for international shipping to get a face mask. There’s plenty of lovely DIY face masks that you can whip together using ingredients you probably already have at home. And they work just the same if not better than those prepackaged ones. But let’s get one thing clear first – there’s no such thing as a perfect facemask that gets everything done. You can’t cure acne, get rid of excess oil, moisturize your skin while also cleaning pores with just one face mask. You need to divide and conquer, so here are some DIY masks targeted to solve one problem at a time.
1. Diy Face Mask For Acne
If you have acne-prone skin than hazel and tea tree oil are your best friends when it comes to facemasks. You can add a few drops of those to a clay mask to make them instantly anti-bacterial and anti-inflammatory. Another nice and easy facemask to make at home is just mixing honey and turmeric, it’ll really help to soothe your skin. And finally, the easiest one that you can make is literally just cooking up some oats with water like you would for a healthy breakfast, wait for it to cool and then put it on your face to soothe inflamed skin, reduce redness and inflammation. All of these masks should be kept on for about 10 to 15 minutes and then washed off with lukewarm water.
Here are 4 different options of easy face masks to help combat acne:
- clay mask + water + few drops of tea tree oil
- 1 tablespoon honey + ½ teaspoon turmeric
- clay mask + water + few drops of witch hazel
- oats + water
2. Diy Face Mask For Dry Skin
Everyone should use a moisturizer on their skin, but if you have especially dry skin a moisturizing face mask once or twice a week can really make a big difference. And there’s a really easy DIY facemask that is perfect for dry skin and chances are you already have the ingredients:
- ½ avocado mashed
- 2 tablespoons of plain yoghurt
- 1 teaspoon of olive oil
- 1 tablespoon of honey
Just mix it all together into a smooth paste and apply to your face for 15 minutes, then wash off.
3. Diy Face Mask For Oily Skin
If you have oily skin you know you need a mask that’s cleansing. Adding lemon to a facemask will give you that squeaky clean feeling you want and it will smell fresh too. The easiest facemask out there is just lemon and milk. Banana is also a great fruit to use in a facemask if you have oily skin.
Here are 2 easy face masks for oily skin:
- Milk + a teaspoon of lemon juice
- Banana mashed + few drops of lemon juice
4. Diy Face Mask For Pores
When it comes to pores everyone wants to minimize their appearance, believe us we know the struggle. But the key here is to also clean out pores first and then minimize them, that’s how you get rid of those black little dots. We’ve established already that lemon is great at cleaning and lightning, but so is baking soda. So here are a few DIY facemasks for minimizing pores:
- baking soda + water (enough to form a thick paste)
- eggwhite (whisked) + a few drops of lemon juice
Apply these on areas of the face where you feel like your pores are most visible.
5. Diy Peel Off Face Mask
Peel-off face masks are amazing for getting rid of blackheads and generally getting rid of dead skin cells. You might think that the only way to get a peel off face mask is to buy it, but it’s actually really easy to make at home. The main ingredient is gelatin and then you add other ingredients to make your facemask more beneficial for your skin.
Here are a few examples:
- ½ teaspoon unflavored gelatine + 1tbsp of water a couple of drops of lemon
- ½ teaspoon of gelatine + tablespoon of milk + eggwhite
- 1 sheet of gelatine + ½ tsp of activated charcoal + 1 tbsp of distilled water
Apply either one of these with a brush in a relatively thick layer, let dry and peel off.