8 Natural homemade face masks and scrubs for clear skin

 Natural homemade face masks and scrubs for clear skin

To achieve smooth, even and flawless skin, it is not necessary to spend a lot of money on expensive treatments at the perfumery. Sometimes, the most effective beauty tricks can be found in those recipes that, generation after generation, have been passed down from mother to daughter.

Yes, we are talking about homemade masks, those home-made ointments made in the traditional way from natural ingredients, and without a trace of chemicals, preservatives or colorants.

Mature, dry, combination or oily skin. Whatever your skin type, you are sure to find the perfect mask for you – just look in your fridge! No more shopping with your weekly menu in mind, from now on you will also have to take your skin’s needs into account. Here are homemade face masks for every need.

1. Honey mask with good face effect

Those who get little rest, sleep poorly or suffer from stress, and generally have a bad face.

Ingredients

  • 1 egg white
  • 1 tablespoon of honey
  • 1/2 tablespoon lemon juice
  • 1 tablespoon of yogurt or cream

How to prepare it?

1.Beat egg white
2. Add honey and lemon juice.
3. Add yogurt and mix it all until you get a homogeneous paste.
4. Leave on for 15 minutes and rinse.

Honey is rich in mineral salts, vitamins and amino acids, which provide it with interesting soothing, antibiotic and purifying properties.

2. Cucumber brightening mask

For those who want to give their skin extra brightness.

Ingredients

  • 1/2 cucumber
  • 1 yogurt

How to prepare it ?

1. Peel cucumber (to avoid any pesticides that are usually on surface of skin) or choose an organic cucumber.
2. Cut it into slices, mash it and mix it with yogurt.
3. Apply it on your face.
4. Leave on for 15 minutes.

Because it contains a large amount of water, cucumber moisturizes your skin, cleanses it and gives it a glow. Thanks to its vitamin C content, it is also known for its purifying and astringent qualities.

3. Nourishing avocado and banana mask

Skin prone to dryness (tight skin or skin prone to redness).

Ingredients

  • 1/2 avocado (ripe)
  • 1 banana
  • 1 tablespoon of honey

How to prepare it?

1. Mash the banana and avocado together until a homogeneous mixture is obtained.
2. Add a spoonful of honey.
3. Stir and apply all over the face.
4. Leave on for 10 minutes.

Thanks to the proteins and vitamins A, B and E it contains, avocado moisturizes and protects the skin from external aggressions. Banana softens, nourishes and regenerates.

4. Yogurt and oatmeal brightening mask

Fatigued and dull skin, with lack of radiance.

Ingredients

  • 1/2 cup hot water
  • 1/3 cup of natural oat flakes
  • 2 tablespoons of honey
  • 2 tablespoons plain yogurt
  • 1 egg white (optional)

How to prepare it?

1. Mix hot water with oat flakes.
2. Wait 3 minutes until the oat flakes absorb the water and swell.
3. Add the yogurt and egg white.
4. Apply a thick layer.
5. Let stand for 15 minutes.
6. Rinse afterwards.

B vitamins and minerals present in oatmeal have soothing and softening properties. Rich in lactic acid, yogurt exfoliates, moisturizes and smooths the skin. Calcium promotes cell renewal, and thus brings radiance onto your face.

5. Egg anti-wrinkle mask

Mature skin looking for a natural alternative to existing anti-aging creams on market.

Ingredients

  • Juice of 1/2 lemon
  • 1 egg white
  • 2 teaspoons of olive oil

How to prepare it?

1. Beat egg white until it has a mousse texture.
2. Add all other ingredients and mix well.
3. Apply a thin layer on your skin.
4. Leave on for 20 minutes.

Egg white is a protein-rich food that is known for its great effectiveness as a natural tightener. In addition, it helps to reduce pore size and acts as an anti-wrinkle agent.

6. Oatmeal and lemon face mask

Oily or combination skin prone to shine.

Ingredients

  • 2 tablespoons of oat flakes
  • 2 tablespoons of yogurt
  • 2 teaspoons lemon juice

How to prepare it?

1. Mix well oat flakes with yogurt.
2. Then add lemon juice and stir.
3. Apply the mask with a small massage.
4. Leave on for 15 minutes.
5. Rinse without rubbing.

Lemon has exfoliating and lightening properties. It eliminates imperfections such as blackheads or pimples thanks to its anti-bacterial and antioxidant power.

7. Antioxidant chocolate mask

For all skin types.

Ingredients

  • 2 tablespoons of unsweetened cocoa (or 2 ounces of dark chocolate)
  • 1 teaspoon of vegetable oil (argan, olive, walnut…) (your choice).
  • 1 teaspoon of cream

How to prepare it?

1. Mix all ingredients (melt the chocolate in a bain-marie beforehand if you have used it in solid form).
2. Stir well until a homogeneous mixture is obtained.
3. Let it act for 20 minutes and rinse.

Cocoa’s antioxidant capacity is three times higher than that of green tea. Eating an ounce of dark chocolate 70% cocoa is a pleasure that will also be great for your skin and your overall health.

8. Purifying clay mask

For normal and oily skin. Or for urbanites looking to eliminate pore-clogging impurities.

Ingredients

  • 2 tablespoons of powdered green clay
  • 1 teaspoon hazelnut oil
  • 2 tablespoons of mineral water

How to prepare it?

1. Mix all 3 ingredients until you obtain a smooth paste without lumps.
2. Apply a thick layer all over the face avoiding the eye contour and lips.
3. Leave it on for 10 to 15 minutes, until the paste dries.

It has purifying, healing and absorbing properties. It also rebalances combination and oily skin, eliminating excess sebum.


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