Making a facial mask at home is really easy. You can quickly have a homemade spa experience and it will cost less than a dollar. Your face and your pocketbook will thank you. Since we all have different skin needs, I have a few recipes you can try. I bet you’ll find many of the ingredients right in your kitchen.
Banana, Sour Cream & Honey Facial Mask
The banana in this recipe acts as an astringent and the honey acts as a conditioner. The sour cream not only binds the two, but it soothes the skin.
- 1/2 Banana
- 2 tbsp. Sour Cream
- 1 tbsp. Honey
Mash the banana, then stir in the honey and sour cream.
Brewer’s Yeast & Yogurt Facial Mask
This recipe is perfect if you have oily skin. The ingredients deep clean without over-drying the skin.
- 1/3 c. Yogurt
- 1 tsp. Brewer’s Yeast
Combine the yogurt and yeast to create a thin paste. Apply only to the T-zone (forehead, nose, and chin).
Green Clay Facial Mask
This one is the priciest facial make to make at home, but after the initial investment, it’s still inexpensive per mask. You can probably find the ingredients at your local health food store, but I’ve linked them to Amazon if you need to buy online.
Combine the green clay, apricot oil, and enough warm water to make a spreadable paste. Add the palmarosa and work the mixture with your fingers until it’s well incorporated. Apply to the skin. You will feel it begin to tighten as it dries.
Honey Facial Mask
This is my favorite homemade facial mask. It takes several ingredients, but you can make it with your breakfast leftovers.
- 2/3 c. Quick Oats
- 1/2 c. Hot Water
- 2 tbsp. Plain Yogurt
- 2 tbsp. Honey
- 1 Egg White
- 1/2 Apple (cored with the peel on)
Stir oats into the hot water until they are smooth. Let it stand for 5 minutes so it thickens. Combine apple, yogurt, honey, and egg white in a blender or food processor until blended. Add the oatmeal and blend for another 20 seconds.
Strawberry Yogurt Facial Mask
This mask smells and feels great. Do not use this recipe if you have an allergy to strawberries or almonds.
- 1 handful Ripe Strawberries
- 2 tbsp. Yogurt
- 1 tbsp. Ground Almonds
Mash the strawberries and almonds together. Add the yogurt until it forms a spreadable paste.
Yogurt & Oatmeal Facial Mask
This recipe deep cleans and is perfect for all skin types. When I’m looking for a quick-to-assemble mask, this is my first choice. If this is your first facial mask at home, it’s a nice option.
- 1 tbsp. Oatmeal (finely ground)
- 1 tbsp. Yogurt
- 1/2 tsp. Honey
Simply mix and use. It’s really that easy!
Applying Your Mask
For best results, use the mask of your choice once a week. Start with a clean face. Apply the mask with a cotton ball or clean fingertips in a circular motion. Avoid your hairline and eyes. Leave the mask in place for 15 to 30 minutes (start with 15 when trying a new mask for the first time). When the time is up, wash away the mask with warm water. Splash your face with cool water and pat dry with a towel.
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