Top Face Masks For Glowing Skin
Honey and Milk
4 teaspoons milk
2 teaspoons honey
Warm the milk slightly and mix it with the honey.
Apply this mixture on the face with the cotton ball while it is still warm.
Now, let it get soaked into your skin for at least 10 minutes. You can leave it on for about 20 minutes.
Wash off with lukewarm water first and then with cold water.
Egg Face Mask
5-6 drops almond oil
Beat the egg till it is frothy, and add the almond oil to this. Mix well.
Apply this mixture on the face.
This will give you instant shine and glow in just 12 to 15 minutes.
Rinse with lukewarm water and then with cold water.
Oatmeal Face Mask
2 teaspoons oatmeal
1 teaspoon honey
2-3 teaspoons milk
Mix the oatmeal and honey with the milk to get a paste.
Apply on the face and leave it on for 20 minutes.
Rinse with water.
Aloe Vera Face Mask
1 tablespoon aloe vera gel
2 tablespoons milk cream
A pinch of turmeric
Mix all the ingredients to form a paste-like consistency.
Apply this evenly on the face and neck.
Leave it on for 20-30 minutes and then rinse with lukewarm water.
Yogurt Face Mask
½ cup sour yogurt
1 teaspoon lemon or orange juice
Take the yogurt and add the lemon juice or orange juice to it. Mix well.
Apply on the face and leave it on for about 15 minutes.
Wash with lukewarm water and then splash some cold water immediately to tighten the pores.
Important to note not all of these masks will work for everyone. Different skin types need different ingredients!
Honey and milk is a great mask for dehydrated and dry skin, also good for people with sensitive skin as it’s gentle and hydrating. Throw in some mushed up bananas for extra pazzaz. You’ll also smell delicious. Avocado will also do the same trick, soft fruits like strawberries will help rebalance the pH of your skin (must be mixed with yoghurt, cream or egg whites or too acidic!)
Eggs are tricky in face masks! The yolk is very good for dry skin but the egg white is more suited to oily skin! I wouldn’t use the whole egg in one mask. Mix your yolk with honey, natural yoghurt or mushed bananas for dry skin and mix your whites with lemon juice for oiliness. A good mask for congested skin is sea salt (naturally antiseptic), olive oil and the juice from half a lemon.
Oatmeal is a really good natural exfoliater, mix with natural yoghurt and massage gently into the skin for smoother skin while moisturising at the same time.
Aloe vera is very good for sun damaged skin, add some cucumber for cooling and refreshing tired skin. Turmeric is for reducing pigmentation and improving overall complexion; I wouldn’t use them together in one mask.
Honey is a wonder food. Amazing for your insides and your outside, removes impurities and dead skin cells, lightens your skin tone and helps delay the formation of fine lines and wrinkles. Suitable for all skin types.
Use twice a week for 15 minutes (less if your skin is sensitive) for improved skin after several weeks. Make sure to properly cleanse your skin before using and tone and moisturise straight after!
Face masks are easy and cheap to make, don’t be fooled into buying expensive beauty products when you can easily care for your skin at home.