The seasons are changing, stress is building up after lockdown and end of year worries are creeping up on you! All the preceding are reasons for your skin to receive some TLC and facemasks are definitely the answer!
Caring for your skin does not have to cost a lot – you can use ingredients from home to make soothing, moisturising face masks right in your kitchen!
When it comes to beauty regimens, women and men everywhere are on the never-ending hunt for ways to keep their skin looking young and vibrant!
Below we give you two types of DIY facemasks made from home ingredients that you can easily whip up in your kitchen and dab onto your skin for a calming end result.
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DIY Mask 1: Oats, Banana & Honey Facemask
This oatmeal facemask that is made with oats, milk and honey is a simple homemade recipe that will leave your skin feeling clean and moisturised!
This mask is especially helpful for those of you with sensitive skin and acne – honey is a preferred ingredient to help manage breakouts while keeping your skin moisturised, because it is an anti-irritant.
Oatmeal also has several beauty benefits such as; containing different amino acids, it helps retain the moisturise brought in by the honey and due to its texture, the oatmeal makes for a great exfoliation that helps to get rid of dry and dead skin cells.
- ½ Cup Oat flakes
- 1 Banana
- 1 Tablespoon Honey
- 1 Tablespoon Milk
Overall Benefits of this Facemask:
This combination of the three ingredients keeps the skin of the face radiant, hydrated, young and with a spectacular luminosity.
It relieves damaged skin by acting against irritation and inflammation.
This mask unifies skin tone and reduces dark spots thanks to its lightening properties. It also balances the natural pH of the skin, so it protects it from the damage that external contaminants can cause.
The combination of the three ingredients also helps to regenerate the skin and renew the cells thanks to its antioxidant components.
DIY Mask 2: Green Tea, Rooibos Tea, Coffee & Honey Facemask
Sipping on a cup of coffee, Rooibos tea or green tea is an important part of most people’s daily regime.
However, these ingredients can also be extremely beneficial for refreshing the skin from outside too.
Coffee has the potential to solve skin problems in no time. It has many antioxidants that function against skin damage. It also plays a great role in reducing the puffiness under the eyes.
This coffee, tea and honey facemask is suitable for all skin types.
- 1 Tablespoon Coffee Powder
- 2 Tablespoons opened Green Tea and Rooibos Tea bags
- 1 Tablespoon Honey
- 1 Tablespoon Milk
The Overall Benefits of this Facemask:
Firstly, coffee is a great exfoliator – it has the ability to penetrate deep into the pores and remove the impurities, which other exfoliators could not do.
Coffee also acts as an antioxidant and honey, as we know, plays the role of a moisturiser.
This facemask will provide you with glowing and moisturised skin. Drinking AND applying green tea to the skin helps fight cancer by promoting DNA repair.
Green tea works perfectly with its anti-inflammatory properties thanks to its high content of polyphenols called catechins. The catechins in green tea reduce irritation, redness and swelling.
Now that you know the benefits and ingredients of these masks, why not give them a try at home!
I applied the oats, banana and honey mask and I immediately felt how moisturised and soft my skin was.
Ané gave the coffee and green tea mask a go, and her skin felt less irritated due to the changing of the seasons.
These masks are easy to make and can quickly be applied and washed off while cleaning your house, cooking or enjoying a glass of wine.
Both these masks should be kept on for 15 – 20 minutes for best results.
Make sure you have a towel nearby; this could get messy (as Ané and I quickly learned)!
After 20 minutes wash your face with lukewarm water, pat your face dry with a soft towel and apply your favourite moisturiser.
Let us know in the comments what you though and if these masks helped you as much as they helped us!