Warm and cold homemade face masks to get you through cold months
The cold winter air is much drier than in the summer and the bitter winds can soon dry out the skin on your face. Sometimes, in the colder months of the year, your daily moisturiser just won’t be enough to keep your skin hydrated and that’s when you should be using a face mask. You can buy hydrating face masks in the stores, but who needs all those chemicals in their face? Here are ten, all natural, face masks that will keep your skin in perfect condition, all the way through the cold months of winter.
1. Banana homemade face mask
Banana face masks are perfect for people who have combination skin because they hydrate the dry patches of skin without making greasy areas even greasier. To make a simple banana face mask, mash up one ripe banana and add two tablespoons of whole milk. Apply it to your face and leave it on for about twenty minutes, before washing off with warm water.
2. Warm honey homemade face mask
Honey is a great natural moisturiser, and it also has anti-bacterial and anti-fungal properties that will help fight acne. If you are looking for a lovely and relaxing warm face mask, then just warm up a cup of raw honey in a bowl of hot water, apply it your face and leave it to sit for twenty minutes. The warmth and the scent of the honey are just wonderful after a long day out in the cold.
3. Egg white homemade face mask
Egg white face masks are very good for oily skin in the winter. They tighten the pores of the skin and they also help to protect the skin from the drying effect of the cold winds. Just whip up the white of an egg, apply to your face, and leave it on for twenty minutes. It will nourish and tighten your skin and leave it feeling fresh and soft.
4. Avocado homemade face mask
Avocado is another great face mask ingredient for people who have dry skin that can get really red and sore in the winter months. Avocado is absolutely brimming with minerals, vitamins and antioxidants and it’s great for hydrating and softening skin too. For a great winter face mask, mash up the flesh of one avocado and mix in a tablespoon of olive oil.
5. Coconut oil and banana homemade face mask
This simple face mask recipe takes all the wonderful nutrients of banana and mixes them with the super-hydrating properties of coconut oil. Mash up a ripe banana and mix in a tablespoon of coconut oil. Massage the mixture into your face and leave it on for twenty minutes. It will leave face beautifully moisturised and it has anti-ageing properties too.
6. Warm avocado and honey homemade face mask
This is a recipe for a warm winter face mask that will fight bacteria, moisturise, and nourish your skin too. Mash up the flesh of half an avocado, add one tablespoon of warm honey and a tablespoon of melted coconut oil. Mix it all up well, apply it your face, and leave it to sit for about twenty minutes.
7. Carrot homemade face mask
Carrots are a great source of skin care nutrients, including vitamins A, C and K and carotene. This face pack recipe will be ideal for you if you have oily skin that tends to dry out in the cold months. It will help to regulate the production of sebum in the skin, fight bacteria, and it will close up your pores as well. To make a carrot face pack, grind up two fresh carrots and then stir in half a tablespoon of honey. Apply and leave on your face for about fifteen minutes and then wash it off with warm water.
8. Oatmeal homemade face mask
Oatmeal will soften skin and help heal sore a chapped skin fast. The simplest way to get the benefits of oatmeal in a face mask is to mix oatmeal with equal quantities of milk and water until it forms a paste and then leave it to stand until the oatmeal has soaked up the milk and water. Apply to the skin and leave it to sit for twenty minutes and, when you wash it off with warm water, you will find that your skin will feel soft and smooth.
9. Warm oatmeal and honey homemade face mask
You can use oatmeal in warm face masks too. To make a warm oatmeal and honey face mask, grind the oats first until you have a powder. Take three tablespoons of ground oatmeal, add a tablespoon of hot water and a tablespoon of honey and mix it all well together. Give the mixture a few minutes to cool a little bit and then apply it to your face and leave for about thirty minutes before you wash it off again with lukewarm water.
10. Papaya homemade face mask
Papaya is really good for moisturising and nourishing skin as well. Mash up one ripe papaya and add a teaspoon of olive oil. Apply the mixture to your face, leave it to sit for about twenty minutes, and then wash it off with warm water.
What are your favourite homemade face masks?