Published on August 2nd, 2011 | by Daisy Raybould3
Make a Homemade Face Mask That’s Perfect For Your Skin Type
Why spend the money on store bought face masks full of mystery ingredients? Instead, you can make your own homemade face mask customised for your skin type.
There are a number of reasons why you should consider making the switch to a homemade face mask. First of all, you’ll know exactly what you’re putting onto your skin. Synthetic store bought face masks are generally packed with toxic ingredients that you probably have never heard of.
What could possibly be good about exposing your skin to potentially harmful and damaging substances? Absolutely nothing at all, and that is exactly why homemade face masks win hands down!
The second reason is also a no brainer. You can save huge amounts of money by using simple ingredients you probably already have in your kitchen cupboard. There’s no need to go out and buy specialised items for your homemade face mask.
You’ll discover a whole world of natural gems right in your kitchen cabinets. By making masks at home you have the ability to fully customise what goes into your recipes. This allows you to target your specific problem area and skin type simply by adding unique combinations of these basic ingredients in your homemade face mask.
By using these natural ingredients you will notice incredible improvements to the overall health and complexion of your skin. Read on to discover the natural benefits of these simple pantry items.
Homemade face mask ingredients for dry skin:
• Apricot – Contains vitamin A and C which help to tighten and moisturise skin
• Avocado – Contains vitamins A and E providing essential antioxidants
• Coconut Milk – Contains essential fatty acids providing moisture
• Honey – Contains antiseptic and antibacterial properties providing nourishment. (Take a look at this homemade honey mask for problem skin.)
• Oatmeal – Very effective exfoliant leaving your skin glowing while enhancing tone and texture
• Olive Oil – Contains vitamin E and antioxidants
• Peaches – Contains vitamin A and C. Tightens skin and opens up pores without leaving dry
• Sunflower Seed Oil – Contains vitamin A and D as well as essential fatty acids
• Sweet Almond Oil – Contains high levels of fatty acids. Helps with inflamed skin restoring moisture while healing and soothing
Homemade face mask ingredients for oily skin:
• Apple – Contains vitamins A and C which aid in the exfoliation process
• Citrus Fruits – Contains vitamin C
• Cucumber – Natural toning astringent
• Tomatoes – Contains mild levels of acidity which helps to remove excess oil
• Egg Whites – Draws out oil leaving skin toned and tightened immediately after
Homemade face mask ingredients for all skin types, especially acne prone skin:
• Buttermilk, Yogurt, Milk – Contains exfoliating acids leaving skin hydrated
• Carrots – Contains antioxidants and antiseptic properties
• Cocoa Powder – Contains high levels of vitamins and antioxidants
• Herbs – Herbs such as rosemary, sage, and fennel help to cleanse and tone
• Papaya – Gentle exfoliant containing antibacterial properties
• Pumpkin – Contains vitamins A, C, and E which helps to renew and soften the skin
• Strawberries – Contains an exfoliating acid which help to cleanse and tone the skin
• Apple Cider Vinegar – Contains healing properties while helping to reduce redness
Making your own homemade facial masks can be a lot of fun and your skin (and your purse) will thank you for it. Experiment with the above ingredients, or try my top five best homemade face masks.
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