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Top 5 DIY Facial Masks for Common Skin Problems

 

Glowing skin is a result of proper skincare. It means you can wear less makeup and let skin shine through. — Michel Coulombe

 

Facial masks can be pricey and so can the dermatologist. So, when skin complications arise it leaves people buying drugstore skincare products that contain harsh chemicals and may actually make the problem worse. Now you can open your pantry and refrigerator and make homemade facial masks to solve your common skin care problems! Please make sure to moisturize your skin after using each one of these masks!

Dry Skin? Banana + Honey Mask
Dry skin is caused by soaps with harsh chemicals, extremely hot showers, and environmental factors. Don’t panic though! You can fix this with the homemade banana and honey facial mask. The banana is beneficial in preventing dry skin because the potassium hydrates your face and the Vitamin E prevents your skin from sun damage. The honey also is beneficial because of its antioxidants and sugars that moisturize and improve the complexion of the skin. The mix of the banana and honey will leave your face glowing and radiant.

Ingredients: 1 banana, 3 tsp. of raw organic honey

Directions: Mix the banana and honey in a small bowl. After the consistency is smooth, apply it to your face and wash it off after 30 minutes.

Dark Spots? Indian Healing Bentonite Clay + Apple Cider Vinegar + Tumeric + Lemon Mask

Dark spots are caused by hyperpigmentation and they can leave your face with an uneven complexion. The Indian Healing Bentonite Clay, Apple Cider Vinegar, Tumeric, and Lemon Mask is the perfect way to even out your skin tone. Bentonite Clay has exfoliation properties which is great for fading dark spots and it also helps reduce the appearance of scars. Apple Cider Vinegar features astringent properties that brighten the skin. The citric acid of lemon is another natural product that lightens and brightens skin. This mask also features turmeric which has antioxidants that activate when mixed with lemon to fade dark spots naturally.

Ingredients: 1tbsp & 1 tsp. of Indian Healing Bentonite Clay and the same amount of Apple Cider Vinegar, 1 tsp. lemon, 1/2 tsp. of turmeric powder

Directions: Mix the healing clay, apple cider vinegar, lemon, and turmeric in a small container. Once it is blended, apply it to your face for 20 minutes if you have normal skin and 10 minutes if you have sensitive skin and then wash it off with warm water.

Acne? Egg White + Baking Soda Mask
Acne has been taking away the confidence of many people, but it is time to take that power back. With the egg white and baking soda facial mask, your face will be smooth and acne-free in no time. Egg whites contain protein vitamin A, and collagen which directly attack acne and fade acne scars. Baking soda helps combat acne with its pore cleansing properties which remove dirt and oil.

Ingredients: 3 egg whites, 2 tbsp. baking soda

Directions: Whip the egg whites first and then slowly add the baking soda into a bowl. Then, apply it evenly to your face for 20 minutes.

Oily Skin? Clay + Yogurt Mask
Oily skin is the glow that no one wants and with this clay and yogurt mask, you can get the glow everyone desires. The Bentonite clay contains properties that extract impurities and dirt from the skin and gives your face a smooth texture. The yogurt is great because it contains lactic acid which nourishes the skin and leaves it radiant. With the mixture of clay and yogurt, your oily skin will be gone very quickly.

Ingredients: 2 tbsp. Bentonite clay, 2 tbsp. of unflavored yogurt

Directions: Mix the Bentonite clay and yogurt into a small bowl and stir with a plastic spoon (not metal). Apply the mixture to your face and let it dry, which should take about 15 minutes. After it has dried, wash it off with warm water.

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