Homemade Face Masks--Best Kept Inexpensive Secret of Beauty

People have been using face masks to enhance their complexion and give their skin a healthy appearance almost since the beginning of time. Now there are myriad facial masks available on the market. Along with the beneficial ingredients in these commercial facials, there are often unnatural or synthetic ingredients that may not be the best choice for your delicate skin.

The makers of those products also don’t want you to know another important secret: you can make facial masks right in your own home with ingredients you probably already have in your kitchen. They are inexpensive, chemical-free and you can customize your homemade face masks to meet your specific needs. Whether you want to moisturize, exfoliate, deep clean, decrease fine lines, or protect your skin from the effects of the sun, environmental factors or aging, you can create a homemade face mask that does the trick.

Types of Face Masks

No one face mask is perfect for every face. Before you decide on which ingredients you use, you need to determine what type of skin you have and what you want to achieve. For instance, cream masks are great for moisturizing dry skin while more astringent masks work well on oily skin. Exfoliating masks cleanse the skin, removing dead skin cells and impurities which can encourage pimples and blackheads to appear. Some homemade face masks work best for people dealing with acne; others are meant to encourage the production of elastin and collagen to keep skin smooth and glowing. Before you decide what put in your face mask, decide what you want it to do for you.

Benefits of Various Homemade Face Masks

There is a huge variety of ingredients you can include in your DIY face masks depending on what you want to accomplish. You may want to make up several different masks or create customized masks to achieve multiple effects. Here are some of the benefits that different types of ingredients deliver:

Great Ingredients for Your Homemade Face Masks

For all the ingredients mentioned above, you can choose and customize a homemade skin mask that’s perfect for you.

Tips for Using Homemade Facial Masks

To get the most benefits from your homemade facial masks follow these tips:

3 Favorite Facial Mask Recipes

Here are 3 homemade face mask recipes to help you get started on your homemade beauty regimen.

For Dry and Mature Skin


1 avocado, mashed

1 tablespoon honey

3 tablespoons plain yogurt

1 tablespoon olive oil

1 tablespoon applesauce



Mix the ingredients together, gently apply to skin, and leave on for 20 minutes. Rinse off.

 For Oily Skin


6-8 strawberries, mashed

1 egg yolk, beaten with a fork

10 drops lemon juice

1 tablespoon plain yogurt


Blend ingredients into a smooth paste and apply to face and neck. Leave the mask on for 15 minutes. Rinse off.

 For Acne Treatment


2-3 large strawberries, mashed

1 teaspoon brewer’s yeast

12 drops lavender essential oil



Blend ingredients together and apply to face. Leave on for 15 minutes. Rinse off.

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