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Homemade Facemasks are Quickly Becoming The Skin’s Bestfriend

Homemade Facemasks are Quickly Becoming The Skin’s Bestfriend

As we have all been relegated to the position of finding comfort from home due to the pandemic, we have been struggling with our beauty regimes. Firstly, many salons are closed which means that we cannot get our hair, nails or skin treated as per health demands. During the course of the lockdown, we have been trying to come up with new ways to treat our skin and we want to share our recipes with you. Here are five easy homemade face mask recipes for healthy skin.

Orange Peel Face Mask 

What do you do with the orange peels? Bright, shiny and tangerine, the peel of the orange contains antioxidants and using it regularly in your regime will give you clear and brighter skin in no time. The peel has anti-bacterial and anti-microbial properties which make it great for treating acne and also controls the production of oil. We always have lousy fruits around the house that makes it so easy to make a homemade face mask out of it. To make this face mask, you can either use the entire fruit or buy the orange peel powder from the market. 

Recipe

One orange or one tablespoon of Fuller’s Earth powder and rose water. If you are using the powder, mix the powder with the rose water or soak the orange peels in the rose water. Apply the powder mask to your face and neck or gently scrub your face with the rose water-soaked orange peels. Leave the mask on for no longer than 15 minutes and wash it off with cool water. Ta-da, renewal never looked so good. 

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Green Tea Face Mask 

We all know the benefits of drinking green tea. Due to the nutrients present in Green tea, it offers amazing benefits to your skin and hair. It also adds to the daily hydration of your skin and hair, but more importantly, makes for a fantastic homemade facemask. The ingredients to our remedy are packed full of antioxidants, that is great for clearing redness and help to prevent blackheads. It also smells great – that is if you’re a fan of green tea and honey! Finally, if you are prone to breakouts this mask is great for spot treatments too. 

Mix moistened green leaves (cut open a green tea bag) with honey to form a paste. This is the paste that you will use as the mask to coat your entire face. Leave the mask on for no longer than 15 minutes and rinse with cool water. If you are looking for a fantastic way to start the workday, this is one of them. On a high note, this mask makes your skin look refreshed, hydrated and glowy. 

Gram Flour Face Mask 

An accessible, inexpensive and natural home remedy to de-tan your skin comes from using a mask made from gram flour and curd. Take one tablespoon of gram flour and mix it with one teaspoon of curd. Add a few drops of honey and a pinch of turmeric powder to act as a skin brightener. Leave the mask on for a maximum of 15 minutes and wash the mask off with either cool or warm water. This facemask helps to get rid of dead skin cells and makes your skin look refreshed.  

Tomato Face Mask 

Next, we have an unusual product that is perfect for our homemade recipes. Using tomatoes for your face comes with abundant benefits. It can help to shrink the pores on your skin and the acidity in tomatoes can help to reduce and clear up your acne. Vitamin A and Vitamin C are commonly found in a lot of acne medicines and tomatoes are rich in vitamin A, vitamin C and vitamin K. They also contain large amounts of antioxidants. This is the standout mask in all of our recommendations.
 

Honey is a regular component of many homemade facemasks. Use them in your recipes for a thicker consistency.
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Lightly massage the juice of tomato slice into your skin in a circular motion. Wait for approximately 10 minutes before rinsing your face with cool water. For added thickness, try adding honey.

Strawberry Face Mask 

Lastly, we would like for you to try our homemade strawberry face mask routine. What better way to amp up self-love than eating and taking care of your skin at the same time? Strawberries are a great ingredient to use in face masks since they’re packed with vitamin C. Vitamin C is very useful in maintaining healthy skin and they are also rich in alpha-hydroxy acids which help exfoliate the skin. Therefore, fresh strawberry masks are great for dull, damaged or acne-prone skin.  

Recipe

To make this homemade facemask you will need one teaspoon of any yoghurt of your choice, strawberries, and a teaspoon of honey. Mix all of the ingredients together to form a paste. Apply the mask to your face. Leave the mask on for no longer than 15 minutes and wash off with cool water.

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Try these homemade recipes at home and let us know how you get on! Be sure to wash these masks off with either cool or warm water after 15 minutes of the first application. For added luxury, apply the mask to your neck. That is one of the first rules of beauty – whatever you do to your face does it to your neck too!

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