If you are looking for a beauty face mask to suit your needs, you don’t need to spend a lot of time walking down the cosmetics aisles to find exactly what you want. You can make face masks at home that fit your lifestyle and skincare regimen. These masks are easy to make and simple to use, and they will leave your skin glowing and looking great.
Oily Skin Masks
1. Strawberry Mask
Strawberries naturally contain salicylic acid, which works to dissolve oil and dirt in pores. Salicylic acid is a common ingredient in store-bought skincare items for oily skin, but you can achieve similar results using the strawberries in your refrigerator. Mash them and mix them with yogurt. Apply the mask and leave it on for 15 minutes before rinsing. The yogurt will exfoliate your skin to leave it feeling soft and supple.
2. Lemon and Oatmeal Mask
Lemons are a great skincare item for oily skin as they will help tighten and tone the pores. The juice can also be used to lighten age spots. Grind some oatmeal into a fine powder. Add a small amount of lemon juice. Don’t add too much, as it can cause excess dryness. Mix the oatmeal and lemon juice with some milk to make a paste. Apply the mask and leave it on for 15 minutes.
3. Honey Mask
Honey is a natural astringent. It works to tighten pores and tone skin. It also has antibacterial properties to kill germs that reside on the skin’s surface. Microwave a small amount of honey to make it runny. Add it to some oatmeal to make a paste. Apply the mask and let it set for 20 minutes. This is a great mask that will leave your skin feeling smooth and refreshed.
Dry Skin Masks
1. Egg Yolk Mask
Combine an egg yolk with some honey and a very small amount of olive oil (or vitamin E oil if you have it on hand). The egg yolk will tone your skin, and the honey and oil will act as moisturizers. Leave the mask on for 15 minutes before rinsing.
2. Avocado Mask
This is a great hydrating mask for dry skin. Mash a ripe avocado and mix it with some honey. Both ingredients are excellent moisturizers. The avocado is absorbed quickly by the skin, and it has properties to help stimulate collagen production. Leave the mask on for 20 minutes. It is an especially relaxing mask to use during a hot bath on a quiet evening.
3. Cucumber Mask
Cucumbers work wonders for puffy eyes, but they are great for dry skin as well. After peeling them and taking out the seeds, blend the cucumbers with oatmeal and milk to make a mask that will soothe dry, irritated skin. Apply the mask and rinse after 15 minutes.
Any of the previously mentioned masks will also work for combination skin. You may want to adjust the ingredients, combine masks, or only use the masks on certain parts of your face. The beauty of creating your own skincare product is that you can change the ingredients to make them work better for you.