8 Homemade Face Masks That Actually Works

Homemade Face Masks Quick and Easy

HOMEMADE FACE MASKS

It seems that no matter how well you take care of your facial skin, large pores can always find their way to your face, leading to blemishes.

So I decided to give myself a challenge by collecting and testing the best homemade face masks from the ingredients that everybody can easily find at home.

The beauty of making your own homemade face masks is that you can blend in other ingredients to tailor the mask to your own beauty needs. At home, you can mix in a few ingredients and create your own personal mask. Not only will this save you money, but you’ll be putting an all-natural product onto your face 😊

QUICK TIPS TO MINIMIZE PORES

  1. Wash your face every day but don’t overdo it. Use a daily gentle scrub and natural soap bars to help unclog pores because pores enlarge when they become clogged with dirt, oil, or bacteria, causing them to become inflamed. Washing twice a day will help keep pores look smaller and feel better.
  2. Keep the area cold. When washing the face, use cold water. This will have a tightening effect on the skin.

HOMEMADE FACE MASKS RECIPES

1.TOMATOES + HONEY FACE MASK

(can help to get rid of acne, blackheads, blemishes, can brighten dull skin)

The consistent application also aids in the removal of blackheads, shrinking of pores, whitening and smoothing of the skin as tomato has a

 rich lycopene content which can give you lovely glowing look. Its antibacterial properties also make it a good remedy for acne. Honey has skin lightening and brightening properties.

Things You’ll Need

  • 1 fresh ripe tomato
  • 1 tbsp. of honey
  • Knife
  • Blender

 

 How to Make a Tomato Facial Mask

  1.  wash the tomato and blend it until you get a smooth puree
  2.  stir in the honey and mix well
  3.  apply the mixture onto your face and let it sit for at least 15 minutes
  4.  then wash it off with cold water and pat your face dry (my skin felt fresher, hydrated and clean)

Tips

  • If you prefer a quicker variant: Take half a tomato and massage your face or even neck with it, leave it for 15 minutes and then rinse it off. After applying the pulp, I felt a slight “stinging” on my skin for the first 5 to 10 minutes and then my skin felt tight.

 

     Tomato Face Mask

2.CARROTS FACE MASK

(remove blemishes/acne scars)

Carrots are antiseptic and used in a homemade facial mask they help tone and rejuvenate your skin. Carrot-based facial masks are ideal for normal to oily skin.

Things You’ll Need

  • 2 large peeled carrots
  • Small pot
  • Small bowl
  • Fork

How to Make a Carrot Facial Mask

  1. Wash and peel two carrots and slice them into small rounds. Boil the carrots until they’re easily pierced with a fork. Drain the water away and pour the cooked carrot slices into a small bowl
  2. Mash the carrots up thoroughly with a fork until the mixture has reached a smooth consistency that suits you
  3. Wait until the mask has cooled down completely and then apply this paste to your face
  4. Leave it on your face for about 15-20 minutes and then rinse it off with cold water (I rinsed the mask off with milk and I really liked it) and then dry your face

Carrot Face Mask 

3.CUCUMBER FACE MASK

(removes marks/spots and freshens up your skin)

Cucumbers have positive effects on your skin due to their hydrating qualities. When applied topically, they can soothe irritated skin. You can create your own personal moisturizer directly at home.

Things You’ll Need

  • 1 large cucumber
  • Knife
  • Spoon
  • Blender
  • Small bowl

How to Make a Cucumber Facial Mask

  1. Wash and peel a large cucumber and cut it lengthwise into spears. Carefully scoop out the seeds with a spoon. Cut seedless pieces into chunks
  2. Throw cucumber chunks into a blender and puree it
  3. Transfer the mixture into a bowl and apply to your face
  4. Leave it there for about 15-minutes and then rinse it off with cold water and dry

Tips

  • If you want to save yourself time doing all the blending, simply massage your face with cucumber slices.
  • You can also use cucumber slices to soothe eyelids by placing them on closed eyes.

Cucumber Face Mask

4.EGG WHITES FACE MASK

(for treating acne, fine lines and wrinkles, and dull skin)

Eggs whites are full of the proteins and collagen and therefore can improve skin tone and elasticity and are suitable for those who are fighting any type of skin inflammation.

Things You’ll Need

  • 1 egg white
  • Small bowl
  • Hand mixer

How to Make an Egg White Facial Mask

  1. Separate the egg yolk and egg white
  2. 2. Beat the white into a frothy foam by using a hand mixer  
  3. Spread the foam over your face
  4. Leave it on your face until the mask is dried (I usually keep it on until it becomes a sticky texture. At first when you put the mask on, it will feel foamy and smooth, as it dries it becomes a little bit more of a clay type texture, this means it is working)
  5. Then simply washed it away with water and dry out

Tips 

  • For a quicker way use a cotton ball to massage egg white on your face.

egg whites face mask

5.ALOE VERA + HONEY FACE MASK

(can help to get rid of blemishes, acne)

Aloe Vera got wonderful skin-soothing and healing properties. It can be easily processed to create a simple yet effective facial mask to treat acne and soothe inflammation that causes redness.

Honey, rich in antioxidants, helps stave off skin damaging free radicals promoting a healthier younger looking skin.

This face mask combines the anti-inflammatory benefits (Aloe Vera) with the anti-microbial properties (honey) for a treatment that can soothe your skin and fight acne at the same time.

Things You’ll Need

  • 1 TBSP Aloe Vera Gel
  • 1 TBSP Raw Honey (raw honey works the best, but regular store-bought one also does the trick )
  • Bowl
  • Spoon
  • Knife

 How to Make an Aloe Vera and Honey Facial Mask

  1. Add 1 tablespoon of Aloe Vera gel to a bowl
  2. Add 1 tablespoon of honey to the bowl
  3. Stir the ingredients with a spoon until they’re well-combined
  4. Apply this mask to your face, making sure to cover all affected areas
  5. Leave the mask on your skin for 20 minutes
  6. Rinse your face with warm water to remove the mask and pat your skin dry with a towel

Tips:

  •  you can extract the gel from the aloe plant if you have one at home or use a 100% pure Aloe Vera gel from the health store
  •  if you are vegan, simply swap honey out for agave nectar to achieve the same sticky consistency
  •  Aloe Vera may cause irritation to allergic or sensitive persons, so do the patch test first if you think it is needed. Simply apply a small amount of aloe gel to the tiny area on your skin and wait for a reaction. If it reacts, then do not use this mask on your skin

Aloe vera and honey face mask

6.CARDAMOM + LEMON

(to treat blemishes)

Cardamom has vitamins A, B, C plus it contains antioxidants and infection fighting properties that can increase the recovery time of dark spots and blemishes.

Lemon is loaded with vitamin C and will aid in lightening blemishes or dark spots, and will even out the skin tone. It will also bring a glow to your face by cleaning your skin right down to the pores.

Ingredients:

 How to Make a Cardamom and Lemon Facial Mask

  1. Add 1 tablespoon of cardamom powder to a bowl
  2. Add 3 teaspoons of lemon juice to the bowl
  3. Mix well until they’re fully combined
  4. Gently massage this mask onto your face and leave it on for 10 minutes
  5. Then wash the mask off with lukewarm water and dry out

No need to use this mask more than once a week 😊

Tips:

  •  using lemon in face mask will make your skin photosensitive, so make sure to use a sunscreen if you’re going to be out in the sun 😊
  •  since cardamom is fairly potent to burn your skin, if you have a sensitive one, you’ll want to do a patch test to make sure your formula doesn’t irritate your skin before you slather  it all over your face 😊

Cardamon and lemon face mask

7.ALMOND MILK + MANUKA HONEY FACE MASK

(to nourish your skin naturally, help with acne)

Almond milk is rich in vitamins A, D and E. Vitamins E and A, are known to act as antioxidants inside our body and strengthen our immune system against free radicals, which usually cause cell death. Vitamin D is known to keep the cells of the body strong and tight.

Manuka honey originates from New Zealand, where the bees feast on flowers of the Tea Tree plant. It has multiple skin benefits including anti-microbial properties which help fight off acne forming bacteria, helping skin to retain moisture and rejuvenating radiance and softness.

Things You’ll Need

 How to Make an Almond Milk and Manuka Honey Facial Mask

  1. Add 2 tablespoon of almond milk and 1 teaspoon of honey to a bowl. Mix them well with a spoon
  2. Then add the water to this mixture and keep whisking it till you get a smooth batter
  3. Use small amounts of this mask on your face and massage in circular motion for about 10 minutes
  4. Leave the mask on for another 5-15 minutes
  5. Then rinse your face with warm water to remove the mask and pat your skin dry

 

8.STRAWBERRIES + GRAM FLOUR FACE MASK

(for oily skin and acne)

Strawberries are loaded with vitamin C (skin lightening, brightening and anti-ageing benefits), and antioxidants, alpha hydroxyl acids, salicylic acid (help remove dead skin cells, treat acne and pamper the skin). Strawberries are particularly good for oily and acne-prone skin as they help remove excess sebum. They also work as a great skin toner, thanks to their astringent properties.

The gram flour helps absorbing excess oil from your skin, while also helps to remove dead skin cells, dirt, grime, and other impurities. It works best on oily skin.

 Ingredients:

 How to Make Strawberries and Gram Flour Facial Mask

  1.  Cut 3 ripe strawberries into pieces and mash them thoroughly using a fork
  2. Add 2 teaspoon of gram flour to and mix well to form a smooth paste
  3. Apply it evenly over your face, leaving it on for 20 minutes
  4. Then wash the mask off with lukewarm water and dry out

Use this facial mask three times a week to control oily skin.

strawberries and gram flour

 

With these masks, you surely have a variety to choose from. So, use these recipes and help your skin with all the nourishment it deserves!

Keep in mind that these are the masks that work gradually. If you are consistent with applying it at least two times a week (except the Cardamom Lemon mask) you will see a huge improvement to your skin.

Please note: these homemade face masks are not an overnight remedy. It can take a few weeks to a few months. Patience and determination is a must! I really don’t mind and I would prefer taking this safe and natural route. But I will definitely continue this natural remedy.

Enjoy the natural remedy to a healthier skin!

 

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Have you ever made any natural homemade face masks? If so, what results have you seen? Share it with us!

 

 

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