DIY + Tutorial face-masks

Published on August 2nd, 2011 | by Daisy Raybould

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Make a Homemade Face Mask That’s Perfect For Your Skin Type

women applying face masks

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:

Bananas
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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My name is Daisy Raybould. I'm a passionate blogger discussing all things natural, including topics such as beauty, weight loss, skin care, anti aging, hair care, pain relief and much, much more. If you want to read more from me, please click through and start reading my blog at http://www.revitaliseyourhealth.com



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