We all love treating ourselves with a fancy spa treatment, but being always busy and well, broke, often gets in the way. Luckily, there are so many alternatives to facial and body treatments that you can do yourself, with products available right there in your kitchen. Ever think about the amazing benefits you can get from some natural ingredients? Having a healthy diet and regularly eating fruits and veggies rich in vitamins is great for your skin, so it’s safe to say that applying them topically will only boost up the effects and give you healthier, younger- looking skin. Doing DIY treatments is absolutely worth it: the ingredients are all natural so you don’t expose your skin to chemicals found in store-bought products, they’re cheap, easy to make and won’t take up your time. If money is not an issue for you, you should definitely consider making an appointment at WaySpa online marketplace.
So whether you’re looking to deeply moisturize your skin, firm, regain your glow or simply freshen up your complexion, you should absolutely give nature a chance! If you’re ready to DIY your way to gorgeous skin, have a look at these simple, homemade face masks.
1) Hydrating banana mask
Cut a ripe banana into small pieces and mash it up until you get a smooth paste. Add 1 teaspoon of honey and 10 drops of freshly squeezed lemon juice. Apply evenly on your skin and leave it on for around 15 minutes. Rinse off with lukewarm water and pat dry.
Why is this tropical mask good for your skin?
Bananas are rich in potassium and vitamins A, B and E. When applied topically, bananas can help even out rough skin, get rid of spots and redness, deeply hydrate your skin and slow down the aging process.
Honey is a key ingredient in homemade facial treatments. It’s full of antioxidants and has antibacterial properties. It’s used to prevent wrinkles, fight off acne, cleanse pores, soothe and moisturize the skin and even out skin tone.
Lemons are antibacterial and rich in vitamin C and citric acid. Lemon juice can help treat acne and even lighten your skin when used regularly.
2) Turmeric mask for glowing skin
Mix together 1 teaspoon of turmeric powder and 2 tablespoons of milk. Add 1 teaspoon of honey and mix until you get a thick paste. Things can get messy because turmeric is staining, so make sure you wear an old t – shirt and apply the mask with a brush. Leave it on for 15 minutes (let it dry), then rinse off with lukewarm water.
Why will this mask give you radiant skin?
Turmeric is amazing in so many ways. Known as the ”golden spice”, it’s been used as a health and beauty remedy for thousands of years. Turmeric contains properties that help skin inflammation, treat acne, rosacea, and redness, even out skin tone, exfoliate and remove dead cells, slow down the aging process and brighten the skin. Not only it gives the skin a radiant glow, it also maintains the health and elasticity.
Milk is another amazing ingredient that’s been used for beauty purposes since ancient times. It helps shrink the pores, soothes irritations, cleanses and softens the skin and smooths fine lines and wrinkles.
3) Exfoliating breakfast mask
Mix 1 tablespoon of organic yogurt with 1 tablespoon of grounded oatmeal. Add a few drops of honey and mix until you get a smooth paste. Apply it on your face, leave it on for 20 minutes, and rinse off with warm water.
Why is this oatmeal mask great for your skin?
Oatmeal is amazing for all skin types, has anti-inflammatory properties and works as a great exfoliator. This natural ingredient clears the skin, helps fight acne and pimples, evens out the skin tone and removes dead skin cells.
Yogurt contains lactic acid that reduces wrinkles and tightens the pores; antibacterial and anti – fungal properties that fight off acne and help smooth out discoloration.
4) Firming egg white mask
This one’s the easiest, simplest, yet effective face mask. Crack an egg and separate the white from the yolk. Whisk the white until you get a foamy mixture. Apply to your skin, leave it on for 20 minutes and rinse off with lukewarm water.
*If your skin is very dry, you can leave the egg yolk in the mixture for some extra nourishment.
Why are egg whites good for your skin?
Egg whites are an incredible skin care remedy, especially for acne-prone, oily skin. Egg whites contain protein, magnesium, and potassium, therefore they’re helpful in tissue repair and growth, firming the skin, reducing wrinkles, treating acne, shrinking pores and reducing excess sebum while keeping the skin hydrated and moisturized.
5) Deeply moisturizing avocado mask
Mash up ¼ ripe avocado until it turns into a paste. Add 1 teaspoon of honey, 1 teaspoon of olive oil and mix the ingredients together. Apply on clean skin and leave it on for 20 minutes. Rinse off with lukewarm water.
Why is this mask good for nourishing your skin?
Avocado, olive oil, and honey are all naturally moisturizing ingredients and help dry, sensitive skin restore its’ moisture.
Avocados are rich in healthy fatty acids, vitamins, and antioxidants. Eating avocados regularly as well as applying one topically can promote the health of your skin, deeply hydrate and moisturize, help reduce wrinkles and soothe sunburned skin.
Olive oil is rich in vitamin E and antioxidants. Widely known for its’ anti – aging benefits, this golden oil also provides cleansing and moisturizing effects, as well as protection against ultraviolet light.
6) Revitalizing strawberry mask
Mash 2 strawberries together, add 1 teaspoon of honey and 1 tablespoon of plain organic yogurt. Mix the ingredients together until you get a smooth paste and apply it evenly onto your face. Leave the mask on for 15 minutes, then rinse off with cold water.
Why are strawberries so good for all skin types?
Strawberries contain vitamin C, aspartic acid, salicylic acid, folic acid and dietary fiber. These nutrients can help reduce acne, lighten and brighten the skin, boost cell regeneration, soften the skin, slow down the aging process, fade acne scars and blemishes and even out skin tone. They work great for all skin types and provide these amazing benefits by both being included in your diet and applied topically on your skin.