With summer just around the corner, your skin is bound to change as the season does – and for some, that might not be a good thing. Your skin might be drying out more often and you might notice a difference in the tone of your complexion, but there has to be a way to combat these unwanted effects without paying a hefty price.
What if you could treat yourself to a spa-like facial in the comfort of your own home? Not only would it make your skin happy, but your wallet would be raving about it too. Well, it turns out that is totally achievable and you probably already have half of the necessary ingredients in your pantry.
Say goodbye to blemishes and hello to flawless skin. Here are five homemade face masks you should consider trying:
1. Hydrating avocado mask
This recipe from Self magazine is a great solution for skin lacking moisture.
- 1/2 ripe avocado
- 1 teaspoon plain organic yogurt
- 1 teaspoon honey
Simply mash the avocado until it reaches a smooth consistency and then add the yogurt and honey. Apply the paste to your face and leave on for about 10 to 15 minutes. Wash away and your skin will feel softer instantly.
2. Exfoliating brown sugar scrub mask
This homemade recipe will exfoliate and moisturize at the same time.
- 2 tablespoons brown sugar
- 2 tablespoons virgin coconut oil
Mix equal parts brown sugar and coconut oil and apply to face in circular motions. Let set for about 5 minutes and wash it away with warm water.
3. The breakfast mask
Don’t let this yummy combination fool you – Marie Claire suggested applying it on your face instead of eating it for breakfast.
- 1 egg yolk
- 1 tablespoon honey
- 1 tablespoon olive oil
- 1/2 cup oatmeal
Combine the ingredients, apply to your face and let sit for 15 to 20 minutes. Then, rinse the mask away with lukewarm water and lock in the hydration with a moisturizer.
4. Honey and papaya lightening mask
If your skins tone seems more blotchy than usual, consider this recipe.
- 2 tablespoons honey
- 1/2 cup mashed papaya
Just mix the ingredients together, apply to face and let sit for 15 to 20 minutes. Then, rinse with warm water and apply moisturizer.
5. Heavenly honey citrus mask
This recipe is bound to give your complexion the glow it deserves.
- 3 tablespoons orange juice
- 1/2 cup honey
Whisk the ingredients together, apply to face and leave on for 30 minutes. The source advised to rinse with lukewarm water, then with cool water and finish by moisturizing.
6. Wrinkle-smoothing wine facial
Yes, you read that correctly – this recipe from Real Simple magazine suggested using wine to repair your skin’s damage!
- 1/4 cup wine
- 1/4 cup kaolin clay
- 2 tablespoons grapeseed oil
- 1 tablespoon oat flour
Combine all ingredients, apply to face and neck, and let sit for 10 minutes. Rinse with warm water and voila! Your complexion will feel more hydrated and firmer, according to the source.
7. Brightening beer facial
This is another strange yet beneficial homemade face mask recipe. Beer is actually the perfect ingredient for improving the complexion, according to the news dermatologist Francesca Fusco shared with Real Simple.
“It contains B vitamins, hops, saccharides, and yeast, which help dissolve dead cells and increase the skin’s luminosity,” she said.
- 1 egg white
- 1/2 cup beer of your choice
- 2 teaspoons fresh lime juice
Combine the ingredients, let sit on your face for 10 minutes and then rinse with warm water.