If you’re reading this, I’m going to assume that you love applying face masks as much as I do (even more so when it’s a natural and homemade mask.)
Well, if that’s the case then you’re going to enjoy this post a lot more than someone who stumbled on it by accident *giggles*
Bentonite Clay (I like to use the one from Nature’s Choice which can be found at Dischem for R40)
Okay, fine. This first one is not entirely homemade. You’ll have to buy the bentonite clay, but it’s so cheap and so easy that I couldn’t help but add this to my list. This volcanic ash mask makes for a great detoxifying facial and it’s so gentle that you can use it more than once a week. Mixing the clay and water to make a paste can be quite challenging but I swear it will be worth it. After applying the paste to my face, I leave it on until it’s completely dry before removing it with a warm damp cloth. While wearing it, my skin heats up and feels tingly. It also starts to itch but that’s only because the mask tightens up as it hardens. This is easily one of my favourite skincare purchases. It’s such a great deep cleanser and my skin is left soft and glowy (your skin will be slightly red but that disappears after a few minutes.) It is also great at drawing out toxins.
All skin types
Oatmeal, Yogurt & Honey Face mask:
This face mask is so gentle on skin that you can use it as often as you like. You’ll probably already have these ingredients (or most of them) in your kitchen which makes this perfect for when you don’t have time to run to the store.
Mix the boiling water and oatmeal and allow it to cool down and set for a few mins. I like to pop it into the microwave for a minute to speed up this process.
Add the honey & yogurt to the oats and mix well. Apply to your face and neck and relax for 15 mins (I like to put my feet up and close my eyes while I wait.) Wipe off with a warm and wet cloth. Oatmeal is great at exfoliating and absorbing excess oil and honey has antibacterial properties. The yogurt is great for nourishing and moisturizing your skin. What more could you ask for?
Oily skin and/or sensitive skin
Acne prone skin
Egg white, Lemon Juice & Honey:
This mask is pretty straight forward and probably the easiest to make and apply. Two egg whites, two teaspoons of lemon juice and a teaspoon of honey. THAT’S IT! This simple mask tightens up the skin and reduces the appearance of large pores. It’s also perfect if you’re looking for glowy skin.
Oily and/or combination skin
Avocado & Honey:
This has got to be another of my favourites (and it’s not because I love Avocado’s so much.) All you need to do is mash up your avocado (don’t eat it, this one is for your skin) and add a teaspoon of honey before applying. It’s that simple. I’ve spoken about the benefits of honey in a face mask but mixing it with avocado just takes it to the next level. Avocado is great for nourishing and moisturizing your skin. It also adds such a glow! The avocado also reduces the appearance of oily skin. If you suffer from dry skin, you can even add a teaspoon of coconut oil! Try it and get your glow on!
All skin types (especially dry skin)