The coronavirus pandemic has forced us to stay at home and isolate for the time being. This means that regular trips to the spa has to be put off for now. Not being able to go to the spa should not stop you from maintaining your skincare regimen.
In fact, you get to save your time and money by opting for homemade face mask recipes. The secret to great skin is as easy as walking into your kitchen because the ingredients for these homemade face masks are in your kitchen.
Here are 8 homemade face mask recipes that actually work:
Bananas are an all-natural fruit that can be used in making homemade face masks. A banana face mask moisturises your skin and would leave it looking and feeling softer.
All you have to do is mash up a medium-sized ripe banana into a smooth paste and gently apply it to your face and neck. Leave it to sit for 10 to 20 minutes then rinse off with cold water. You can also add plain yoghurt or honey to the mix for a better effect.
Vinegar has been used by many as a skin toner for a long time and remains effective as a skin treatment today. After washing your face, mix a tablespoon apple cider vinegar with 2 cups of water as a finishing rinse to cleanse and tighten your skin. For a homemade face mask, mix a quarter cup of cider vinegar with a quarter cup of water. Then gently apply to your face and leave to dry. Wait for 20 minutes, then wash off.
Milk is for just more than drinking. You should already know that many of your skincare products include milk, and even your favourite spa includes milk in your facial treatments. A homemade milk face mask is no doubt going to leave your face feeling fresh and rejuvenated.
Make a homemade face mask by mixing a quarter cup of powdered milk with just enough water to form a thick paste. Thoroughly rub the mix on your face and leave to fry for 10-15 minutes after which rinse with warm water. Finally, dry your face with a clean towel.
An oatmeal facial is the quick pick up your face needs to feel fresh and rejuvenated. What’s even better? An oatmeal face mask can be easily done.
All you have to do is combine half a cup of warm water to a one-third cup of oatmeal. Leave the water and oatmeal to settle for 2-3 minutes, then mix with two tablespoons of plain yoghurt, honey, and one small egg white. Apply a thin layer of the mask to your face and leave to sit for 10-15 minutes. Finally, rinse with warm water and dry your face with a clean towel.
The mayonnaise in your fridge is more than a bread spread or salad cream. It is also a very effective face mask ingredient.
Gently spread the mayonnaise over your face and leave on for about 20 minutes, then wipe off and rinse with lukewarm water. This face mask would leave your face rejuvenated and feeling smooth.
How do you like your eggs, fried, scrambled, or boiled? Maybe you also like it on your face; an egg face mask is a great facial ingredient, particularly for dry skin. Dry skin needs a beaten egg yolk face mask while oily skin needs egg white with honey and lemon added and normal skin can use the entire egg. Apply the beaten egg to your face and wait for 30 minutes before you rinse off with lukewarm water.
Lemon facemasks exfoliate and moisturise the skin leaving your face fresh and smooth.
Mix the juice from one lemon with a quarter cup of olive oil or sweet almond oil. Leave on for 15-20 minutes, then rinse and dry off with a clean towel.
Yoghurt face mask would cleanse your skin and tighten the pores.
Just rub some plain yoghurt on your face and leave to sit for about 20 minutes. Or, you can also mix a teaspoon of plain yoghurt with the juice from a slice of orange and a teaspoon of aloe vera. Leave the mix on your face for at least five minutes before rinsing off.
These homemade face masks are a great skincare regimen for this stay at home isolation period. You could try any of them if you run out of sheet masks or need a change. What’s even better is that they have been proven to be effective and would definitely work.