7 DIY Face Masks That Are Healthy For Your Skin

7 DIY Face Masks That Are Healthy For Your Skin

Healthy, glowing and youthful skin is considered attractive and desirable all over the world but is quite difficult to achieve given the modern world challenges. Amidst the stress, pollution, and skyrocketing costs of quality skin care products, women are always struggling to find the right products for their skin. DIY Face masks with fresh natural and organic ingredients can be a great way of healing your skin and providing the nourishment according to the special requirements of your skin. Before applying the mask, remove any makeup and wash your face with an oil-free cleanser and warm water and apply the mask evenly while taking care to avoid the eyes. 

Here are 7 amazing DIY face masks that are extremely effective in keeping your skin healthy

     1. Oatmeal mask

Having anti-inflammatory and soothing properties, oatmeal helps the skin maintain its barrier function. It also acts as a natural exfoliant for rough skin. Honey, on the other hand, is a natural nourishing agent known for its ability to help skin retain moisture and will also help heal any raw patches while the yogurt acts as a gentle chemical exfoliant and replenishes lost moisture. 

Ingredients

  • 1/3 cup of instant oatmeal
  • 1-2 tablespoons of plain, unsweetened yogurt
  • 1 tablespoon of organic honey

Procedure

  • Add oats, honey, and yogurt to a blender and mix really well until the mixture is smooth.
  • Apply the mixture on your face and neck evenly and let it dry for 15 minutes.
  • Rinse the mask off with warm water, then splash your face with cool water to close your pores and pat dry and follow up with a good moisturizer.

     2. Avocado mask

This incredibly moisturizing mask provides light exfoliation and a super boost of hydration and is perfect for dry, peeling and scaling skin. The avocado is filled with B vitamins and omega-3 fatty acids. Along with yogurt functioning as a light chemical exfoliant and the moisturization from the honey and oils, this mask helps in replenishing moisture and healing any chafed or raw areas.

Ingredients

  • 1 ripe avocado
  • 1 tablespoon of yogurt
  • 1 tablespoon honey
  • 1/2 teaspoon coconut oil/olive oil/Vitamin E oil

Procedure

  • Peel the avocado, remove the seed and mash the pulp properly until no lumps remain.
  • Add the honey, yogurt, and oil to this pulp in a blender and mix into a paste.
  • Apply it evenly on your face and neck, while avoiding your eyes and let it dry for 15 minutes.
  • Rinse off the mask with warm water, then splash your face with cool water to close your pores and pat dry. Follow up with a good toner and moisturizer.

     3. Papaya mask

Being full of acne-fighting minerals, vitamins, and antioxidants, Papaya helps to get rid of dry and old skin cells, replacing them with a healthy glow. When mixed with honey and lime, papaya is ideal for those who have hyperpigmentation, uneven skin tone, and sunspots.

Ingredients

  • 1/2 of a ripe papaya – peeled and seeded
  • 1/4 teaspoon of lemon or lime juice
  • 1/2 teaspoon of honey

Procedure

  • Mash ½ a small, ripe peeled and seeded papaya and add ½ tsp honey and ¼ tsp lemon or lime juice in a blender and mix well
  • Apply the mixture on your face and neck evenly and let it dry for 20 minutes.
  • Rinse the mask off with warm water, then splash your face with cool water to close your pores and pat dry. Follow up with a good toner and moisturizer or the SkinCeuticals vitamin c serum to further help your acne.

     4. Strawberry mask

Strawberries naturally contain high amounts of salicylic acid, which helps acne-prone skin, while lime helps to remove dead skin cells and tighten pores, while the honey and yogurt possess antibiotic properties. The mask is a great brightening mask for oily skin types.

Ingredients

  • 1/4 cup of mashed fresh strawberries
  • 1 tablespoon of 
  • 2 tablespoons of lime juice
  • 1 tablespoon of honey

Procedure

  • Mash ¼ cup strawberries and add 2 tbsp lemon juice, 1 tbsp honey, and 1 tbsp yogurt and mix well by hand.
  • Apply the mixture on your face and neck evenly and let it dry for 10 minutes.
  • Wipe off with a warm, damp face cloth, then splash your face with cool water to close your pores and pat dry. Follow up with a good toner and moisturizer.

     5. Red wine mask

While a pink Andre champagne might be more luxurious when it comes to drinks, but for your skin, red wine can be a miracle worker. Red wine is filled with antioxidants that are amazing at fighting off inflammation, free radicals, and dark spots. When added to organic honey and yogurt, it has a cooling effect. It brightens your skin, tightens your pores prevent breakouts and opens up the clogged pores, leaving your face softer and smoother.

Ingredients

  • 1 tablespoon of red wine like Woodbridge Cabernet Sauvignon,
  • 1 tablespoon of plain yogurt
  • 2 tablespoons of raw organic honey.

Procedure

  • Mix all the ingredients and whisk them for a while to make the paste even and smooth.
  • Apply the mixture on your face and neck evenly and let it dry for 10 minutes.
  • Wash the mask off with lukewarm water, then splash your face with cool water to close your pores and pat dry. Follow up with a good toner and moisturizer.

     6. Tequila mask

Having amazing astringent and cleansing properties, Tequila helps in refining your pores and leaves your skin squeaky clean. Adding it to virgin coconut oil, brown sugar, and fresh lemon juice can help you in eliminating dead cells and softening and brightening your skin. However, it is probably not for those with sensitive skin.

Ingredients

  • 1 tablespoon of a Tequila like a don julio 1942
  • 1 tablespoon of virgin coconut oil
  • 1 teaspoon of brown sugar
  • 1 teaspoon of lemon juice

Procedure

  • Add all the ingredients and mix them well.
  • Apply the mixture on your face and neck evenly and let it dry for 5 minutes.
  • Wash the mask off with lukewarm water, then splash your face with cool water to close your pores and pat dry. Follow up with a good toner and moisturizer.

     7. Brandy face mask

Brandy contains many powerful antioxidants that can be beneficial for reducing aging. Added to coffee which helps to reduce swelling and puffiness, and honey, which has moisturizing properties, this mask has amazing exfoliating and anti-aging properties. It makes your skin tighter without any itching or tingles.

Ingredients

  • 1 tablespoon of brandy, like dry curacao
  • 1 tablespoon of grounded coffee
  • 1 tablespoon of raw organic honey

Procedure

  • Hand mix all the ingredients into an even paste
  • Apply the mixture on your face and neck evenly and let it dry for 10 minutes.
  • Wash the mask off with lukewarm water, then splash your face with cool water to close your pores and pat dry and follow up with a good toner and moisturizer.

Although these DIY face masks are relatively safe, still it’s advisable to do a patch test first, before you apply it on your face.

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