Walk into a big box store or local drugstore, and the beauty aisles just jump at you. There must be over 30 different face masks in all kinds of colors. From the names, cartoon pictures, labels, and descriptions, it is hard to choose. As a woman (or man) walking into any store to find a natural facemask to use, you can easily get overwhelmed.
You can also spend way too much money figuring out which ones work for you. If you go back to nature and back to basics, amazing ingredients can help your skin through a face mask. The secret is to use the ingredients that are right for your skin type. This guide will help you pull basic items you have around your home to create masks for your face. As always, test a portion of your skin before placing it all over.
These ingredients are so natural and used every day that they are also safe for your teenager to try. Make it an evening and make your own masks. You can also add in herbs and other ingredients to make your masks even more powerful. Each mask has been created for your skin type and how the ingredients work with your skin.
- Oily Skin: With Oily Skin, you want a mask that washes off and reveals a soft but dry face. You want the sheen to go away and showcase the beauty underneath. This recipe includes lemon juice, which is a natural way to remove excess oil and dead skin cells. It also includes oatmeal to soothe the skin.
1 tablespoon lemon juice
1/2 cup cooked oatmeal, cooled
- Dry Skin: We are always looking to add hydration for those suffering from dry skin. One of the best natural ingredients for moisturizing is avocado and olive oil. You also add in yogurt as your base to soothe your face. Rinse well and reveal a soft and hydrated face.
2 tablespoons plain yogurt
1 tablespoon olive oil
- Acne-Prone/Blemished Skin: This skin type sometimes goes along with oily skin. You want to clean your skin, absorb the oil, and leave it free from harsh radicals. The baking soda absorbs the oil, the tea tree oil fights the blemishes, and the banana has Vitamin A to help with skin turnover. The honey helps to brighten the skin.
1 mashed banana
1/2 teaspoon baking soda
2 drops of tea tree oil
1 tbsp honey
- Sensitive Skin: When creating a natural face mask for sensitive skin you will want to use soft ingredients such as yogurt and honey. Nothing too harsh or acidic. If you want an added smell, add some cocoa powder as well. Stay away from rough ingredients or acidic ingredients with this recipe.
1/2 teaspoon cocoa powder
1 tablespoon yogurt
1 teaspoon honey