While the Summer is beginning to leave us and make way for the cozy coolness of Autumn, the dryness and blotchiness you picked up from the Sun may, unfortunately, follow you into those months as well. As much as we love to treat ourselves with fancy facials at the salon, there are plenty of quick and easy DIY face masks that fit better into our busy schedules-and our wallets!
So, we scoured the internet for the best DIY face mask recipes to help you help get your skin back to its natural beauty and keep it that way. They all include natural ingredients that are likely already sitting in your kitchen. Read on to find a recipe that works the best for you, and pin along the way with Nxt Modern on Pinterest for other great ideas.
Here are 7 amazing DIY face mask recipes
1. Softening Banana Facial Mask
Who knew bananas that work as a delicious and healthy snack, can also be used to moisturize your skin and leave it looking and feeling softer. This homemade, all-natural facial mask works as good as botox-if not better! Just mash-up a medium-sized ripe banana into a smooth paste, then apply it gently to your face and neck. Let it sit for 10-20 minutes, then rinse it off with cold water.
2. Hydrating Avocado Mask
This mask is great for after a long day outdoors in the sun. Simply, mash 1/2 a ripe avocado into a soft texture. Then, mix in 1 teaspoon of honey and 1 teaspoon of plain, organic yogurt until it forms a paste. Apply the paste to your face and leave on for 10-20 minutes. If you’re wanting more hydration, add a teaspoon or two of virgin olive oil into the formula, which instantly softens and smooths skin.
3. Pore Shrinking Egg-White Mask
Egg-white work wonders of oily skin. Their chock-full of proteins that tighten pores and eliminates acne-causing bacteria. Whisk it with 1 teaspoon of orange juice (for Vitamin C) and 1/2 teaspoon of turmeric powder, an herb with brightening properties, to help even out your skin tone. I’d suggest wearing an old t-shirt when mixing and applying because turmeric powder can stain. Leave the mask on for about 15 minutes, then wash off with water once it’s dried.
4. Toning Vinegar Facial Mask
People have been using vinegar’s natural skin-toning abilities since ancient Greece, and it’s just as effective today. Wash your face first, and then mix 1 tablespoon of apple cider vinegar with 2 cups of water as a finishing rinse to cleanse and tighten your skin. You can also create a homemade face mask by mixing 1/4 cup cider vinegar with 1/4 cup water. Gently apply the solution to your face and let it dry.
5. Rejuvenating Milk Facial Mask
Another way to give yourself a fancy spa experience at home is actually by using milk! Make a mask by mixing 1/4 cup powdered milk with enough water to form a thick paste. Coat your face thoroughly with the mixture, let it dry completely, then rinse with warm water. Your face will immediately fresh and rejuvenated.
6. Relaxing Honey Mask
This DIY recipe packs a lot of punch with its different healing qualities. First, you need to warm 2 tablespoons of honey in the microwave for a few seconds, then mix it with 1 tablespoon of cinnamon and the juice of 1 wedge of fresh lemon. Cinnamon is known to reduce inflammation, redness, and even soak up excess oil when applied topically. The lemon acid helps to exfoliate the skin, but can also minimize the appearance of dark spots, too. Gently apply the mixture onto your face and leave for 15-20 minutes, then rinse.
7. Exfoliating Brown Sugar Mask
Brown sugar helps peel off dead skin, and adding in some coconut oil helps pack moisture in and keep it there for smooth looking skin that glows. Use equal parts brown sugar and virgin coconut oil (2 tablespoons each) for an easy scrub amount, apply the mix to your face in gentle circular motions, leave it on for a few minutes to let the ingredients soak in, then rinse it off with warm water. Beautiful looking skin in no time.