11 All natural face masks for beauty boost
Who has enough time to make appointments for facial treatments these days? And besides, unless you need an in-depth professional treatment, why not spare the money and use what’s in your nearest grocery store? Homemade face masks are a great way to pamper your skin, both efficiently and cost effectively, and what’s more, all ingredients are natural and it only takes a few minutes to mix them. Here we offer you some great face pack recipes, depending on your skin type and problems you might want to solve, such as dark spots, dry skin, fine lines or acne. There are also treatments that are perfect for any skin type. Let’s begin.
1. Simple banana face pack
Bananas are great for nourishing and moisturising dry skin, especially when combined with natural, raw honey. Besides, banana mask is one of the simplest possible face masks to make. All you need to do is mash one banana, add a teaspoon of honey, apply on your face and leave for ten minutes before rinsing off.
2. Nourishing avocado face pack
To prepare this wonderful, natural face mask you’ll need some organic avocado oil, extracted either by cold pressing or heat. Cold-pressed oil is a better option though, since some of the nutrients that avocado contains get destroyed during the heat extraction. So, mix two tablespoons of avocado oil with one beaten egg white and a teaspoon of honey, and apply. Let it do its magic for about five or ten minutes, then rinse your face with cold water.
3. Kiwi vitamin boost
Kiwis are extremely rich in vitamin C and are great for dry skin. For this wonderful face pack you’ll also need some plain, unsweetened yoghurt. Mash a kiwi, mix it with the yoghurt and apply on your face, avoiding the eye area. Leave it on for five or ten minutes before rinsing. You get the added benefit of the kiwi seeds, which will act as a gentle exfoliant.
4. Papaya mask for face glow
Papaya is another nutritious fruit that can do wonders for dry and dull looking skin. Also, this facial treatment is just as easy to make as the others. All you need to do is puree a papaya, add some milk or plain yoghurt, and apply it on your face. Leave for no more than ten minutes, then rise off and enjoy beautiful, soft and glowing skin.
5. Beetroot face pack for smooth skin
Beetroot tends to be an underappreciated vegetable but it has so many wonderful health benefits, such as keeping blood sugar levels in check and preventing heart disease. When it comes to beauty benefits of beetroot for the skin, it can help tighten pores, as well as diminish any dark spots you might have. You just need to grate some fresh beetroot, mix it with some sour cream or plain yoghurt, then apply to your face and leave it for about five or ten minutes. Wash off carefully with lukewarm water.
6. Mint and honey face pack for acne
If your skin is prone to acne breakouts, fight them with this mint and honey beauty pack. You’ll need a handful of fresh mint leaves and a teaspoon of honey. Grind the leaves into a paste, mix it with the honey and apply on your face; leave it for five minutes, then rinse. (There are many natural face masks for acne, but if you have a severe case of acne problems, consult a doctor for a professional advice, instead of trying self-treatments).
7. Strawberry and yoghurt mask/breakfast
This is one of the best types of face masks, because you can not only use it for beauty, but you can also eat what’s left. Get some fresh strawberries – a quarter of a cup will be enough – mash them and mix with a tablespoon of plain yoghurt. Apply, let it sit for five minutes, then rinse off and treat yourself to what’s left in the mixing bowl.
8. Plain tomato juice beauty pack
Another way to quickly get rid of pimples is with freshly squeezed tomato juice. You’ll need a ripe tomato and a tablespoon of buttermilk for this natural facial treatment. Squeeze the tomato until you get about three tablespoons of juice, mix it with the buttermilk and apply. Leave it for five minutes and rinse.
9. Carrot and lemon beauty pack for even skin tone
For this wonderful evening treatment you’ll need a carrot, a teaspoon of honey and a teaspoon of lemon juice. Grind the carrot, mix it with the two other ingredients and apply. Leave it on for five minutes and rinse. Your skin will thank you for this.
10. Milk and almond mask for flawless skin
This natural facial treatment requires some preparation, but it’s still very easy to make. Soak some almonds in the whole milk overnight. In the morning, crush them (but don’t throw away the milk though), and mix these crushed almonds with the milk to form a paste. Apply this paste daily as a face mask for about five or ten minutes to get beautiful, even skin tone and glowing complextion.
11. Tasty fig and pumpkin beauty pack
This combination is great for any skin type. You’ll need a couple of ripe figs, the same amount of raw pumpkin, and a few drops of rose essential oil. Mash the figs, grate the pumpkin, mix well with the oil and apply generously to nourish your skin. Leave it on for about five or ten minutes, then rinse off and enjoy beautiful, fresh and glowing skin.
Quick tip: For best results, make sure to thoroughly wash your face before applying facial treatments. Also, we recommend to test and make sure you are not allergic to the ingredients of natural face masks, before applying them to your face.
What are your favorite natural face masks and treatments?