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5 Easy DIY face masks for you to try at home

Did you know that you can improve the appearance of your face with a natural glow, reduce oily skin and clear away dead skin cells without spending a small fortune?

For those of us who can’t afford to spend their hard-earned cash on weekly facials and expensive store-bought face masks, there are plenty of home remedies with common ingredients that will leave your skin feeling nourished, exfoliated and loved. 

Here are 5 simple and effective face masks to try at home which won’t break the bank.

Aloe vera

Aloe vera is one of the best natural ingredients for skincare.
Aloe vera is one of the best natural ingredients for skincare.

It’s no secret that aloe vera is one of the best natural ingredients for skincare. With its anti-inflammatory properties and high water content, using aloe vera in your DIY face mask will work great on burns and acne and leave your skin feeling hydrated and nourished.

Take an aloe vera leaf and with a sharp knife, carefully cut away the skin. Gather the gel into a bowl and mix it together with a teaspoon of lemon juice. Apply a thin layer to your face making sure to avoid eyes and leave for about 10 minutes. Rinse with warm water when the time is up and enjoy that fresh feeling!

If you don’t have your own aloe vera growing in your backyard, then you can pick up some pure gel at local pharmacies or in the supermarket.

Oats

Homemade face mask made of oats
Homemade face mask made of oats

Aside from being a delicious and versatile superfood, oatmeal also holds some fantastic health benefits for your face. It can be used as an exfoliant to wash away dead cells and it will help protect your skin with its natural vitamin E content. Combined with coconut oil, this healing and cleansing mask will be your new go-to recipe.

You will need 60 ml of warm water, 60 mg of oatmeal and 15 ml (1 tablespoon) of melted coconut oil. Mix them all together and apply that mixture to your face. Leave for about 15-20 minutes and then rinse.

Charcoal

Charcoal face mask
Charcoal face mask

Activated charcoal has been making a repetitive appearance in modern beauty products and with its super absorbent properties, it works great to draw toxins from your skin and leave your face feeling super cleansed.

To make this facemask you need to get your hands on ½ teaspoon of Bentonite clay, ¼ teaspoon of coconut oil, ¼ teaspoon of baking soda and of course ½ tablespoon of your activated charcoal.

Simply mix all the above ingredients into a paste, apply to your face and leave for about 10 minutes. Wash away with warm water and a cloth when the time is up.

Egg, Lemon and Honey

Homemade face mask with honey egg and lemon
Homemade face mask with honey egg and lemon

Okay, hear me out. I agree that the thought of putting an egg on your face may not sound all that appealing but with its benefits and simplicity, it might be exactly what you need!

It’s said that egg whites are particularly good for tightening aging skin and clearing up oily complexions. Combined with lemon and honey, this mask is so easy to make and you probably already have all the ingredients at home.

All you need is 1 egg, 1 teaspoon of honey and 1 teaspoon of Lemon juice. Crack the egg into the bowl and separate the yolk from the egg white. Add the lemon and honey and whisk until foamy. Apply a thin layer to the face and leave it for 15-20 minutes. When you’re finished, wash it off with warm water.

Avocado and yoghurt

Homemade face mask with avocado and yogurt
Homemade face mask with avocado and yogurt

Avocado is one of the trendiest foods around at the moment. You see it everywhere from avo toasts, desserts and healthy juices so it’s no wonder that it’s also a popular ingredient in facemasks. Avocado is packed with vitamins, minerals, antioxidants, and healthy fats. Using it in your DIY facemask will help moisturise and hydrate your skin.

For this recipe, you will need ¼ of an avocado and 1 teaspoon of greek yoghurt. (Option to add honey here if you desire). Mash the avocado together with the yoghurt until it’s nice and smooth in texture. Apply a thin layer to your face and leave for about 10-15 minutes. Wash away after with warm water.

Coffee and honey

Homemade face mask made out of honey and coffee powder
Homemade face mask made out of honey and coffee powder

Coffee is well known for giving you an extra boost of energy throughout your day but did you know that the powder used to make this delicious beverage will help exfoliate your skin and brighten your complexion.

Take two tablespoons of coffee and one tablespoon of honey and mix thoroughly to make a paste. Massage gently into your skin and leave for 15-20 minutes. Rinse with warm water and enjoy your glowing appearance.

Face masks don’t have to be costly and packed full of complicated ingredients and chemicals. As you can see with the above suggestions, lots of these ingredients are easy to get hold of and you probably already have some of them in your home. Gather your items in a bowl, get mixing and enjoy the benefits of these easy DIY face masks now!

Georgina is a freelance writer and English teacher. She has been writing content for websites for almost 5 years and has been teaching English as a second language to people of all ages for the last 8 years. She is originally from the UK and now resides in Bali with her family. Asides from writing and teaching, she is a keen Skiier and Scuba Diver. Georgina owns a small diving center in Bali, together with her husband.

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