Get DIY with your facials! 5 Facial Masks to try at Home!

Shermaine Inez

Posted on May 26 2020

Get DIY with your facials! 5 Facial Masks to try at Home!

 

If you are a skincare person like us (skincare addict, skincare lover, or whatever else there is), then this post is for you! Lately, skincare has been all the rage, and even more so than cosmetics, so on and so forth. Minimal makeup looks seem to be so popular until there comes a term called the "No-Makeup" Makeup Look! A lot of this comes from the influence of Parisian effect, for you will hardly see Parisian ladies with full-on make up look. They will usually put on some black mascara, a dash of red lips, and they are good to go! They believe in looking good effortlessly - something about Au Naturale - and good, healthy skin!

Besides, what better canvas than a clear one to draw your painting? And what better skin than a clear one to do your makeup, and present your best selves to the world? ;) 

Let's read on for the 5 Facial Masks you can try at Home!

 

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Papaya Honey Mask

 Don't be surprise now you know that Papaya has more benefits than just boosting your immunity! Papaya is a fruit that also helps in hyperpigmentation, sun spots, and uneven skin tones. It also helps in moisturizing your skin. With the added nourishing and healing benefits of honey, you now have a recipe to brighten up your face!

1. Blend together two tablespoons of honey and a half-cup of mashed papaya.
2. Gently apply the mixture over your face for 15-20 minutes.
3. Wash it off and moisturize.

 

 

Tumeric Lemon Mask

If you mention tumeric to someone, chances are they will think of tumeric as a spice and cooking ingredient in curry, and that it is a very popular yellow ingredient in yummy Indian food! Well, what most people do not know is that Tumeric is anti-inflammatory and rich in antioxidants. It helps in improving liver function and potentially reduces the risk of cancer. As for skin benefits, the anti-inflammatory and antioxidant properties of tumeric aids in wound healing and skin recovery. It also helps reduce acne scarring. If used over a long time, they can also help in hyperpigmentation!

1. Mix three tablespoons of turmeric powder with water, and two tablespoons of fresh lemon juice (for some vitamin C) until it creates a thick poultice.
    2. Apply to your face and leave it on for 5 minutes.
    Bonus: It can also be used to spot treat pimples.

     

    Credits: https://www.marieclaire.com/beauty/how-to/a2830/best-homemade-face-masks/

     

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    Chamomile Honey Mask

     Chamomile is something we think of when we need to relax our minds or need help sleeping. Hence, chamomile tea is a common drink before sleep! Besides aiding sleep and digestion, chamomile also have anti-inflammatory properties and helps in mild skin conditions. Further, honey is the perfect base for masks given its antibacterial properties! Nutritional yeast is also excellent for treating acne, as it's rich in B-vitamins that help calm the skin barrier, especially if you're breaking out around your menstrual period.

    1. Brew one cup of chamomile tea with two tea bags and let cool completely.
    2. In a tiny bowl, stir together one tablespoon of manuka or raw honey, and one teaspoon of nutritional yeast.
    3. Add just enough chamomile tea to the bowl to create a thicker paste that's still runny enough to spread across your skin, but not too watery.
    4. Apply to your face for 5-10 mins and wash off with clean water.

    Credits: https://www.marieclaire.com/beauty/how-to/a2830/best-homemade-face-masks/, www.foodandtools.com

     

    Avocado Honey Mask

     The new millennial superfood that is good for your Insta-game and your body! Full of nutrients and healthy fats, Avocados are something you should introduce to your weekly, if not daily meals. Besides being a good source of Vitamin E and C, Avocados also pack compounds that may protect your skin from sun damage. Regular application can reduce appearance of fine lines and wrinkles, and promote tighter, firmer skin. You may also use a mixture of avocados and cocoa powder to stimulate collagen production, and a spoonful of honey to moisturise and soften your skin!

    1. Mash 2 avocados in a bowl and then add 2 tablespoons of cocoa powder and  1 tablespoon of honey.
    2. Mix well
    3. Gently massage the mask over your face
    4. Leave on for 5-10 mins and wash off with clean water.

    Credits: https://www.healthline.com/health/homemade-face-masks#wrinkleswww.wellandgood.com

       

      Oatmeal Honey Mask

      Oatmeal, besides being an amazing choice for improving heart health, can soak up the excess oil on your skin and help treat acne. Its antioxidant and anti-inflammatory properties help to treat dry skin and remove dead skin cells. They also contain saponins, which are natural cleansers, and can remove the dirt and oil that clog the pores and exfoliate the skin.

      1. Cook one serving of oatmeal. 
      2. Add 2 tablespoons of honey to hot oatmeal
      3. Allow oatmeal to cool and then apply to face
      4. Leave on for 10-15 minutes, then rinse with tepid water.

       

       

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      With love,

      Team NM

       

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