Everyone has different concerns about their skin — from how to moisturize dry skin to soothing the occasional acne breakout. The types of products used to address each issue vary greatly…
But picking the right skincare products can feel overwhelming with so many options out there! Here’s the good news — you can cut through the skincare noise and make your own simple treatments and masks without ever leaving your house.
By focusing on just a few wholesome ingredients, you can help your skin out in a big way. Of course, you can customize these masks depending on your needs.
So if you struggle with dry skin, try this mask:
Ingredients: Banana, natural honey, fresh-squeezed lemon or orange juice.
Mix together 1 ripe banana with 1 tablespoon of natural, local honey, and add a few drops of lemon or orange juice. It’s important to get the juice fresh from the fruit, not from store-bought juices even if they say “organic.” Apply the mixture evenly on your face and leave it on for about 15 minutes. Then rinse it off with cold water, followed by gently wiping your face with a warm washcloth.
If you’re worried about skin blemishes, this DIY mask might do the trick:
Ingredients: Aspirin, water. (Optional: Warm natural honey, olive oil or coconut oil.)
Crush 1 to 3 Aspirin with the flat part of a metal knife or similar, and put the powder in a shallow bowl. Mix the powder with several drops of water until it turns into a paste. Then, if you want, add either warm honey, olive oil or coconut oil. Apply the mixture to blemishes or areas of your skin that you’re concerned about. Let it dry (about 10 minutes) and thoroughly wash it off with warm water.
If your primary concern is oily skin, try this nourishing and firming mask:
Ingredients: Plain yogurt and fresh lemon juice.
Mix together 2 tablespoons of plain yogurt with 1 tablespoon of fresh-squeezed lemon juice. Then, apply the mixture evenly on your face, and let it dry for 20 to 30 minutes. Once it’s dry, rinse it off with warm water, followed by a quick rinse with cool water to close the pores. This mask is so gentle that you can do it 2 to 3 times a week.
If you don’t want to experiment with DIY masks, head over to our beauty page! We’ve got tons of different masks you can choose from that target various skincare concerns.
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