While it is impossible to get a facialist over to your house once a week, this doesn’t mean you can’t indulge in some DIY pampering. Making your own facial masks isn’t difficult at all. We have a few recipes here where you can cook up your own mask based on your needs with ingredients that can be found right in your kitchen.
Who needs this: Those with sensitive or acne-prone skin, looking for a gentle cleanser that won’t irritate your skin. You can even use this to remove your makeup at the end of the day!
What you need: 1 ½ tbsp plain Greek yogurt, 2 tsp olive oil and ½ tsp lemon essential oil
What to do: Mix the ingredients together until you get a runny mixture. Apply it all over your face and rinse off using lukewarm water after about 10 minutes. You’ll find your skin looking brighter than before.
Who needs this: Those looking for a gentle scrub that won’t hurt your skin.
What you need: 1 tsp honey, 1 tsp extra virgin olive oil, 1 tsp cooked oatmeal
What to do: Mix the ingredients together and apply to your skin. Massage it gently all over your face to exfoliate it. After massaging for around 1 minute, leave the mask on for 3 minutes and then wash off the application. Apply this once to twice a week for skin that’s smooth and free from blackheads.
Who needs this: Want a mask that exfoliates, repairs sun damage, diminishes age spots, and smoothes your skin?
What you need: A slice of ripe papaya – that’s all!
What to do: Puree it into a thick paste or apply the papaya straight onto your skin. Rub it gently over your cleansed face. Don’t forget to reach your neck, temples, and all around the mouth. Leave it for 20 minutes before wiping it off using tepid water. Apply this mask twice in a week to get brighter and glowing skin tone.
Who needs this: Those with dehydrated skin and dull complexion.
What you need: Egg white, honey or lemon juice.
What to do: Beat the ingredients to form a mixture. Put it over your entire face and leave it on for about 20 minutes. Rinse it off after that.
Who needs this: Those with dehydrated skin looking to heal, moisurise and balance the pH level of your skin.
What you need: 2 tsp honey and 1 tsp apple cider vinegar.
What to do: Mix ingredients together and apply onto cleansed face. Leave it for 25 minutes before rinse off using lukewarm water. Here, honey works as strong antibacterial and moisturiser while ACV balances the pH level and soothes your damaged skin.