Tuesday, May 14, 2013

Homemade Facial Masks


Homemade Facial masks are great way to get a spa or salon experience while saving time and money.  You also can rejuvenate the skin, remove blemishes and reduce wrinkles with recipes made from ingredients already in the kitchen.

Before applying any mask be sure to use a gentle scrup or cleansing to the face and dry.

The first is to choose appropriate products to our skin type (this also applies in the case of products purchased), after taking into account the state of these ingredients. They should be fresh.

If you are worried about allergies it is best to experiment a bit in a small area, to see the reaction, and only the next day apply to face (if there has been no problem). If you want to try another mask, wait one week to do so.
Homemade face masks and scrubs should be done at night, whether homemade or not. On the one hand, because some ingredients can stain skin when they come in contact with the sun, as is the case of lime, on the other hand, the skin is more receptive to everything we put into it, so if we go to the street collecting dust , smoke, etc., the skin will keep can be contaminated. So, the night is the best time.

Over the years I have kept recipes of masks, tonics and other tricks that will removing the internet, books and magazines. I'll leave you some that I have found, but if you look most are very easy. I chose the ones I find most easy and affordable for various situations.


Exfoliating Oatmeal facial mask

- 1 tbsp oats
- 1 tbsp honey
Mix the ingredients, apply to face in circular motions and soft and remove with cold water.

Exfoliating Oily Skin
- 1 tsp plain yogurt without sugar
- 1 tbsp oats
Applies as above.

Natural exfoliating
- Spending tomatoes cut into halves face. Cleanses, tones and brightens. Helps cleanse the skin of so unsightly blackheads. (Suggestion from Dr. Oz)
- Slices of apple. (Applies like tomatoes)
- Grape juice. Is applied with the aid of a cleaning disc.
In 3 cases, after exfoliating face wash with water.


Vapors are great for open pores and prepare the skin for the mask. Depending on the case, can choose between several plants.
Chamomile or thyme - clear
Eucalyptus - disinfect
Fennel or lime - eliminates impurities
Peppermint and elderflower - preventing wrinkles

Boil the water and add to the plant. Place the liquid in a wide container, place the face receiving the steam with a towel over his head.

I honestly do not know if it is the most suitable starting with vapors or by exfoliation. Start by exfoliating and I think the skin is clean. It is a matter of experience and decide what is best.

Skin problems

Mask for combination skin and acne
- 1/2 sliced ​​cucumber
- Half c.de flour cornstarch
Grate the cucumber, make a paste with flour and place on face for 15 minutes. Remove with cold water.


Mask lemon and egg
- 1 lemon
- 1 egg
Hit the clear castle. Mix 2 or 3 drops lemon, apply on face for 15 minutes and remove with water well.

Dry Combination / Oily

Mask orange and cornstarch
- 1 tbsp orange juice
- Flour cornstarch
Mix the ingredients to a paste. Put on face and neck for 10 minutes and remove with warm water and move the face with cold water to close the pores.

Homemade Apple Facial Mask
- 1 apple
- Water Roses
Grate the apple, add water roses to a paste. Apply on face and neck for 10 minutes. Finish as in the previous mask.

Normal skin
Homemade Banana facial mask
- 1 ripe banana
- 2 tbsp honey
- 1 tbsp natural yogurt without sugar
Mash the banana and mix with the remaining ingredients to form a paste. Apply to face for 30 minutes, remove with cold water.

Dry Skin

Avocado and honey mask
- 1/2 avocado
- 1 tsp of honey
Mix all together, apply on the skin for 20 minutes and remove with warm water.

Aged skin or tired

Mask anti-aging
- 3 tbsp green tea (infusion prepared)
- 50g of grated carrot
- 1 plain yogurt without sugar
- 1 tbsp honey
Mix to form a paste. Apply on face and neck for 20 minutes. Remove with warm or cold water.

Mottled skin

Clarifying Mask
- 1 tbsp oats
- 1 c.café plain yogurt, unsweetened
- Strong tea of ​​chamomile
Mix all ingredients into a paste, apply to face for 15 minutes and remove with cold water.

All skin types

Firming Mask
- 1 egg
- 1 tbsp milk
- 1 tsp of honey
Mix all ingredients, apply on face until dry and remove with warm water.

Mask powerful - increases elasticity, moisturizes, nourishes, tones and invigorates
- 1 cup of milk coffee
- 1 chopped apple
Bring the milk to the boil and when boiling add the chopped apple. Cook until softened. Once cool, apply on face and neck for 20 minutes. Remove with cold water.

Mask to reduce dark circles
- 2 tbsp oats
- 2 tbsp soy milk powder
- 1 cup saline
Mix it into a paste. Give pats in the area of ​​the circles to activate circulation and apply the mixture throughout the area. Close your eyes, relax and leave it. Then rinse well with cold water.

A mask lightning, with exfoliation, which I love to do is this. It's easy and effective.

Other products

Refreshing face tonic
- 1 cucumber
- 1/2 carrot
- 1/2 cup of chamomile tea
- 1/2 cup of lemon juice
Make cucumber juice and carrot, add the chamomile tea and lemon juice in a glass jar and shake until consistent. Keep in refrigerator for up to 3 days.

Face Cleanser
- 1 tsp of ground whole oats
- 1 tsp sweet almond oil
- 1/2 tsp honey
- 1-2 tbsp cream
Mix oats and sweet almond oil, add the honey and cream. apply on face and neck. Remove with a wet towel in warm water, repeat until you have the skin without product. In order to wash your face with warm water.

Now just choose the one that best fits your case.

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