A skincare routine is never complete without face masks. We all enjoy having our face mask moment and feel the dead skin cells fading away from our face, leaving it smooth, glowing, and nourished.
However, the beauty industry is vast and competitive these days. There are always new products, new formulas, and new prices that always seem to go up.
We just want affordable skincare products that actually work on our skin!
So, what if we told you that you could make your own facial mask by using some cheap products that you already have in your house?
That’s right! A trip to your kitchen can be just like a trip to the store fetching your favorite beauty products, the best part is that you’re saying goodbye to expensive chemical products and essential oils, and hello to natural remedies for your new skincare routine.
Keep reading to discover some of the best homemade face masks out there!
1. Mayonnaise facial mask
We know the name might sound a little bit offputting but who doesn’t love mayonnaise? It’s the world’s favorite condiment to dip their fries in, and it also leaves your skin feeling as smooth as baby skin.
The main ingredients in mayonnaise are eggs and soybean oil, which are known to be great products for combating dry skin. Apply it to your face and wait for 20 minutes, next rinse with cool water. If the smell bothers you a lot, you can wash your face with some body wash.
Next time you go to the grocery store, buy two bottles of mayo instead of just one, it will still be cheaper than any facial mask out there, so why not give it a try?
2. Banana facial mask
Bananas are a great healthy fruit to have around your house. Not only they’re filled with fiber and antioxidants, but they also make a pretty great face mask recipe, especially when it comes to dealing with acne.
All you need is one banana, two tablespoons of honey, and ¼ of a cup filled with regular yogurt.
It smells great, so you don’t have to worry about having a sensitive nose!
If you don’t suffer from acne, but you have a lot of bananas at your house, you can still try this, and instead of the full recipe, you can use a simple banana paste and apply it to your face and neck for 15 minutes and rinse with water.
In case you haven’t noticed, there are a lot of banana scented beauty products out there, but why would you pay to smell like a banana when you can just do it yourself at home for free?
3. Yogurt facial mask
If you’re looking for a natural face mask that can cleanse the skin while tightening your pores, then yogurt might be your new best friend!
You don’t need any special yogurt to feel it’s benefits on your skin. You can pick plain yogurt from the store, or flavored yogurt if you want your skin to smell like strawberries or coconut afterward.
All you have to do is put it directly on your face and wait for a while, after 15 or 20 minutes wash your face with some water.
If you have extremely dry skin, use Greek Yogurt instead, it will work best on your skin because of its thicker consistency.
4. Milk facial mask
A good way on how to care for your skin naturally is by using powdered milk. You might be wondering how powder can have positive benefits when it comes to nourishing the skin. Well, that’s because you’ll only apply it after you mix it with water.
We advise you to start with ¼ of a cup of powdered milk, then start adding water, mix it until it forms a thick yet smooth paste.
Make sure you let the face mask dry completely on your face before you take it off, and of course, since it’s dry, you should rinse with warm water. You’ll feel your skin rejuvenated and fresh!
5. Oatmeal facial mask
Another great natural moisturizer recipe includes ingredients such as ⅓ cup of oatmeal, half a cup of hot water, two tablespoons of yogurt, two more tablespoons of honey, and, last but not least, one small egg white.
Please wait for the oatmeal and the water to settle and then add all the other ingredients, then apply it to your face. You don’t have to apply it all! Only a thin layer will do! You can always save the rest for another day or use it on your mom’s skin so you can see the results are the same for any type of skin.
You have to leave it on for 15 minutes and then rinse your face with warm water.
We know this recipe contains a lot more ingredients than any other on this list, but it’s for a good reason, you’ll be investing more time, but the results will make up for it.
6. Mustard facial mask
Even though mustard isn’t as famous as mayonnaise, it can still be pretty effective when it comes to smoothing and stimulating your skin. The latter food item can be very useful to you, especially if you suffer from damaged skin, pimples or acne, a little bit of mustard can help your skin heal from it.
Mustard contains salicylic acid, which is an ingredient used to fight acne. This means you can spread a thin layer all over your face or just in the most problematic areas. Wait 15 minutes and see how your skin looks after! You’ll be looking at mustard differently!
Now that you’ve learned about some of these home remedies, we hope you trust some of this information and give it a try!
DIY skincare can be quite scary if you don’t know what you’re doing, but since we gave you a list of natural ingredients, there’s no reason for you not to try a couple of them.
Take a few minutes from your day and grab from your kitchen whatever product you feel most comfortable using, then, wait and see the results, you won’t regret the experience!