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5 Easy Homemade DIY Facial Masks

Need to step up on your face mask game? You definitely don’t need to spend megabucks on facials or stock up on scrubs to achieve super-smooth and supple skin. Sometimes, all you need is in your fridge or your kitchen cabinet and they are all natural products so you are never worried about the effects of the chemicals you can’t even pronounce their names. The best part is that you know exactly what ingredients you’re putting on your face

Why pay for a store-bought face mask when making your own homemade face masks and scrubs is relatively simple? Facial masks do wonders in ensuring the skin retains its elasticity, youthfulness, smoothness and the list goes on. Need more reasons to start whipping yours? However, before you start out applying your mask to your face, it is advised that you do a patch test to determine how your skin would react.

Here are 5 mask ideas you can whip up at home!

1. Milk + Egg White Mask: Hydrates the skin

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Protein has numerous benefits for skin including softening rough skin, deep cleansing pores, oil control action, killing off germs, hydrating and gently exfoliating skin. Mix your egg white with milk, stir and apply to your face. Allow this to dry and then you can peel off.

2. Oatmeal + Honey Mask: Removes excess sebum/oil

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The honey oatmeal mask helps to fight off acne caused by excessively oily skin. Finely or coarsely grind your oats before use. Mix oats with water and honey to form a paste. Apply to your face, leave on for 10-15 minutes and remove the mask with cold water and a washcloth. This can help calm inflamed skin and absorb excess oil.

3. Banana Mask: Diminishes fine lines

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Bananas are rich in nutrients that are very useful for the skin. Mash up a medium-sized ripe banana into a smooth paste, then apply it to your face. Let it sit for 15-20 minutes, then rinse it off with cold water. Use of this daily will help to reduce fine lines

4. Yoghurt + Honey + Turmeric Mask: To improve uneven skin tone and texture

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Mix all the ingredient and blend the mixture well with a spoon until it turns creamy. Apply the paste to your face and neck, leaving it for approximately 30 minutes. Rinse it off and repeat 2-3 times a week. This acts as a wonderful recipe for exfoliating and removing all dead skin cells.

5. Honey + Avocado + Olive Oil + Mango: For softer skin

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Now that mango is in season, this is just ideal. Mix all the ingredients together. Leave on for 15 minutes and then remove with a warm cloth. Honey hydrates without the risk of a breakout, Avocado is loaded with omega-3 fatty acids and B vitamins, which are incredible for your lymphatic system and restoring the skin’s lipid layer. The mashed mango helps brighten the skin since it’s packed with vitamin C and the olive oil softens and reduces inflammation.

After every facial treatment, be sure to apply a toner and moisturize and follow up with your usual skincare regime.

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