A fantastic, economical and natural option as a beauty treatment for the weekend are homemade facial masks. So in this article, I am going to propose some immediate effects that you can make at home with natural products.
By investing very little time and money, you will be able to prepare facial masks of any type easily: moisturizing, purifying, soothing, depigmenting, anti-ageing, anti-wrinkle, illuminating.
But keep in mind that even if they are homemade, these facial masks are still a cosmetic with a high content of active ingredients, so you should not apply them more than once a week.
Homemade facial masks
If you wonder what the ideal time to apply a face mask is, I will tell you that the weekend is perfect for relaxing and putting into practice a beauty ritual with which to be radiant on Monday.
More than anything because you will have the necessary time to pay special attention, those days without obligations, in which to alleviate the effects produced during the rest of the days.
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All the homemade facial masks that I suggest have the advantage that in addition to being cheap and quick to formulate, they are natural. They will give you extra hydration, with which your skin, neck and neckline will look brighter and more rested.
I assure you that following good facial care habits and applying any of these homemade facial masks; you will notice the effects in a short time.
1. Tea tree and brown sugar mask
This exfoliating facial mask is ideal for acne. Do not overdo the amount of tea tree oil because it is mighty and could dry your skin. Take special care on the lips and eyes because this natural oil is quite toxic ingested.
Prepare the mask by mixing half a cup of brown sugar, a tablespoon of honey and ten drops of tea tree oil. To get the consistency that you like the most, you can add a few drops of olive oil to the recipe.
Apply the mask with the help of a brush and let it act for 10 minutes. After this time, wash your face with warm water.
You can store the mask from one week to another, as long as you store it in a coloured glass container since the light spoils the oil.
2. Aloe vera and chamomile mask
Thanks to the mixture of properties of aloe vera and chamomile, these facial masks have a soothing effect for irritations and sunburn, moisturizing, disinfectant and will make your skin look radiant.
Make the ointment, mixing the pulp of an aloe vera stem, a cup of infused chamomile and a few drops of sweet almond oil. Crush it with the blender.
Let it act for 15 minutes and wash your face with warm water.
If you prepare too much, these masks can be frozen for later use.
3. Oily dandelion mask
The dandelion is refreshing, relaxing and a powerful natural antioxidant, so this facial concoction will help you tone up and repair the skin of the face in-depth.
To prepare this homemade mask, you must make an oil, cooking for twelve minutes a handful of dandelion leaves and a cup of almond oil.
Once it rests and the infusion cools, strain it and apply the oil with a gentle massage. Let it act for a few minutes.
Although it is always better prepared at the moment, you can store the tonic in the fridge.
4. Aloe mask with honey
In this case, we will take advantage of the smoothing, anti-wrinkle and anti-acne effects of aloe along with the natural vitamins that honey provides and that are so valued in the cosmetics industry.
To make this homemade facial mask, first, crush the pulp of an aloe stem and add a tablespoon of olive oil. Stir and add the honey, stirring until it is homogeneous.
Apply on the face for 20 minutes and wash with cold water.
When the masks contain aloe, you can store them in the freezer for another day.
5. Citrus mask
With this orange mask, you will enhance the production of collagen and unify the skin tone of the face, but you must pay attention because if you have susceptible skin, it will be better to do a previous tolerance test.
Beat half plain yogurt with the juice of half a lemon and half orange and apply it on the face. Leave on for 15 minutes and remove with water at the temperature you prefer.
Prepare the citrus facial masks at the moment.
6. Egg mask and cornmeal
Egg white helps to tighten the skin; it is like botox but cheaper and more natural.
For the preparation at home of this firming facial mask, mix the white of a beaten egg with a spoonful of honey and another of cornmeal. Although this ointment should be thick, if it is too much, you can reduce it with a pinch of water.
Brush it on your face and let it act for 20 minutes or so until the mixture is finished. Wash with fresh water.
Prepare the egg masks at the time of use.
7. Yogurt and lemon mask
Lemon is a potent antioxidant-rich in vitamin C, which helps reduce expression lines. They are the perfect face masks to prevent the appearance of wrinkles.
Surely you have at home all the ingredients for this recipe: half plain yogurt and half lemon juice.
Mix the two components, apply very carefully when you reach the eye contour (due to the acidity of the lemon) and let it take effect for 15 minutes — a moment in which you must remove the pringue with warm water.
Another of the homemade masks that you must prepare the same day that you are going to use it.
8. Avocado and yogurt mask
Avocado is a fruit that will give you elasticity and firmness since it favours the formation of collagen. On the other hand, yogurt moisturizes and soothes irritated skin thanks to its high lactic acid content.
Crush half avocado, add half natural yogurt and a tablespoon of honey to the mixture stirring well until lumps disappear.
Apply the mask, let it act for 20 minutes, and rinse with cold water.
As the avocado oxidizes on contact with the air, you should prepare the masks just before application.
9. Carrot Mask
Apart from getting brunette and having excellent eyesight, with the carrot facial masks, you will keep the skin smooth and hydrated.
Prepare a puree with the boiled carrot, adding a teaspoon of honey. Let fresh and apply the ointment, letting it play its role for 15 minutes — a moment in which you must remove it with clean water.
This is another of the homemade facial masks that you can freeze for another week.
10. Strawberry mask
Strawberries share properties with citrus fruits, contain essential antioxidants to delay ageing and are very useful for the treatment of acne. They also give the face an extra luminosity.
Make the mask at the time with two or three crushed strawberries, half yogurt and the yolk of an egg.
Spread the puree, letting it act for 15 minutes. Remove with cold water.
Like the rest of the facial masks on the list that I have proposed, this can be applied to the face, neck, neckline or even the chest.