Let’s Get Masking With The Top DIY Homemade Face Masks

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In a perfect world, we’d all be having the skin of that one Instagram filter that we just can’t stop using. But what if we tell you we have just the hack for you to get that perfect skin? No more going to the salon or your nearby store to hoard on face masks. The secret to nourished skin is as close to your kitchen!

We’ve rounded up the top 5 face masks that are suitable for all of your skin types and will be a savior when you need them the most in a sticky situation. Let’s get masking then!

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5 DIY homemade face masks for the one who likes to keep it natural:

1. ACNE MASK

Baking soda is a natural exfoliant good for sensitive skin | Image credits: Medium

Ingredients:

Baking soda is a natural exfoliant that is especially effective for those with sensitive skin. It can also help keep your skin’s pH levels balanced, which is an important factor in the fight against acne. 

Steps to follow:

  1. Mix 1 tablespoon of coconut oil and 1 teaspoon of baking soda in a bowl
  2. Stir them well to form a paste.
  3. Put this mask on your face for 15 minutes.
  4. Rinse it with warm water and pat your skin dry with a soft towel. 

2. TONE AND TEXTURE MASKS

Vitamin A in the tomato is one of the best ingredients to help even out skin tone | Her Zindagi

Ingredients:

Vitamin A in the tomato helps even out tone, while brown sugar physically exfoliates for baby-smooth skin.

Steps to follow:

  1. Mix 2 tablespoons of tomato puree, 3 tablespoons of brown sugar, and a splash of lemon juice together until well combined.
  2. Apply the mask on your skin and let it sit for 5 minutes.
  3. Gently massage skin in a circular motion to exfoliate.
  4. Afterward, rinse your face with tepid water. 

3. HYPERPIGMENTATION MASK

Turmeric is one of the best ingredients that can help even out your skin tone | Harper's bazaar

Ingredients:

Turmeric is one of the best ingredients that can help with inflammation and even out your skin tone.

Steps to follow:

  1. For this particular mask, all you need to mix is ½ tablespoon turmeric along with 1-2 tablespoon honey.
  2. Mix it well and let the mask sit on your face for 10 minutes.
  3. Wash the mask off with warm water and pat your face dry with a soft towel. 

4. SKIN BRIGHTENING MASK

The lactic acid in Greek yogurt exfoliates your skin | Organic Authority

Ingredients:

Ginger helps give skin an even tone, while cinnamon clarifies and turmeric brings out a natural glow.

Steps to follow:

  1. Combine 3/4 cup organic Greek yogurt, a dash of ginger, turmeric, and cinnamon altogether and mix them well to form a paste.
  2. Apply the mask to your face and let it sit for 15 minutes.
  3. Rinse it off with tepid water. 

5. EXFOLIATION MASK

The caffeine in the coffee naturally tightens the skin | Image credits: Health shots

Ingredients:

The caffeine in the coffee, naturally tightens the skin, while also gently exfoliating. Aloe on the other hand helps calms inflammation.

Steps to follow:

  1. Blend the coffee grounds and honey together until you form a paste.
  2. Add the aloe gel and lemon juice until everything is well combined. Remember that if you have sensitive or redness-prone skin, skip the lemon juice.
  3. Very gently, apply the mask to your face, and leave it on for 10 minutes.
  4. Rinse it off with warm water and pat your skin dry.

Things to remember before you attack all the ingredients of your kitchen!

While DIY face masks are perfectly safe for use, there are some ingredients that you should never apply directly to your skin. The reason behind this is to avoid skin bleaching and light sensitivity. 

1. Be careful to pre-mix the strong ingredients of your kitchen

Ingredients like apple cider vinegar and lemon juice should never be applied to your face directly. Always mix them with something like honey or yogurt so as to avoid harming the sensitive skin of your face. 

2. Always check the expiration date of the products that you're using

The honey or the box of yogurt sitting in your fridge for ages? Yes, please don't use it. Remember this: If you wouldn't eat it, then don't put it on your face. Using expired products can harm your skin and cause rashes all over. 

3. Use the mask within an hour of mixing it

Never ever let your mask sit for days before you use it. Always use a fresh mask to keep your skin healthy and protect it from any rashes or blotches. Ingredients exposed to air and bacteria will very quickly go off and could easily irritate the skin. 

So, now that you know all the hacks and tricks, what are you waiting for? Go get on with the masking. 

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