Making face masks at home lets you save money and time by avoiding the spa. You’ll know exactly what ingredients you’re putting on your face. Your skin won’t be covered in the preservatives and other chemicals found in store bought beauty products. Plus, the top five masks are easy to make and use.
Whipped Egg White with a Twist
The classic egg white mask is something most of us have tried by the time we’re finished with junior high school. This version uses lemon juice to help with oily and acne prone skin. The only ingredients are egg whites and some lemon juice, so finding them might only be as tough as walking into your kitchen.
Put a bowl and beaters or wisk into your freezer for about 20 minutes to let them chill before preparing this mask. Chilling them will help when you whip the egg whites into a smooth, fluffy texture. When the eggs are the right consistency, slowly add lemon juice while continuing to whip the mixture. You’ll definitely want to moisturize after using this one because it can be drying.
Coconut Oil Detox
Combine the moisturizing properties of virgin coconut oil and raw honey with the pore purging properties of bentonite clay and a splash of lemon. This mask will give your skin a deep clean combined with anti-bacterial action. Just combine the ingredients, apply and relax for 10 minutes, then rinse off. Clay masks such as this one tend to be most useful for people with oily skin, as the clay is a bit drying. Any skin type can enjoy this mask, but you may wish to moisturize after.
Oatmeal and Honey
Possibly the least expensive and fastest to make on our list, the oatmeal and honey mask works for all skin types. The honey is moisturizing. The oatmeal gently exfoliates while soothing irritated skin. Oatmeal masks and lotions are frequently used by people who have rosacea, eczema, and psoriasis because of its skin calming ability.
Mix ground oats, honey, and a dash of water together until it becomes paste-like. Apply to clean skin and enjoy for 20-30 minutes. Remove with water. The honey in this one makes it rather messy to work with, but removal won’t be nearly as sticky as you might think.
When you want a thick, velvety mask with a lot of moisture and a little exfoliation, go to this one. Procuring the ingredients may include a quick grocery trip, but it will be worth it once you’re relaxing with this delicious smelling mask on your skin. Ingredients include: cocoa, heavy cream, cottage cheese, honey, and oatmeal powder. You may whip the cream first, before gently mixing in the ingredients or simply stir them all together. Rinse off easily with warm water.
Time for Thyme
Thyme boasts both antibacterial and anti-inflammatory properties, which combine to make is an effective tool against acne-causing bacteria. If you have pimple-prone skin, this mask is for you. The ingredients in this recipe are fresh thyme leaves, sour cream, lemon juice, and honey. Simply blend them in a food processor until smooth, then apply to your freshly washed face. Rinse to remove.
Remember to use caution when trying new products on your skin. Even all-natural ingredients can cause allergic reactions or have unforeseen consequences. Consult your doctor if you have medical conditions or are concerned about trying homemade masks.