Are recipes for face masks difficult to make? No! Its very easy to make masks that are natural and potent. You don’t have to be a master chef to succeed with these simple recipes. Below you’ll wind five ingredients from your kitchen—that’s all you need to create many face mask recipes. Try using these one first; add more ingredients later to get greater variation. Use organic ingredients as much as you can, they are cleaner and often more potent.
Some foods often have low pesticide levels without being organic—broccoli, eggplant, cabbage, banana, kiwi, mango, pineapple and avocado are are few.
Facial masks with five simple ingredients
- Why good: They are known to cleanse, exfoliate, and lighten the skin. And because of their consistency, they make a great face mask base. Egg whites contain a wide array of nutrients—protein, vitamins, minerals, and an amazing 25 percent the daily value of selenium. Interesting that many of the simplest recipes for face masks contain egg whites.
- Recipe: I want to share with you a particularly moisturizing and soothing face mask. Combine 2 egg whites and 2 tablespoons of plain yogurt. Apply this mixture, leave on for 2 minutes, and then wash with warm water.
Raw or Manuka honey is best, but to start with you can use any honey you have at home. Honey is a common ingredient in recipes for masks. I like it so much that I’ve created a separate post only about honey masks.
- Why good: It’s a veritable storehouse of vitamins, minerals, and antioxidants. It also has mild antibacterial and antibiotic properties. Honey is often used as a remedy for acne as it cleanses the pores and stops bacteria from growing on the skin. Honey has been found to reduce inflammation and to promote the growth of healthy tissue.
- Recipe: Honey is very versatile—you can mix it with many other foods as aloe vera, apple, apricots, avocado, carrot, cream cheese, cucumber, lemon, mango, pear, peach, or even strawberries, pineapple, wheat germ, and yogurt to make a basic honey mask. You have to remove the seeds, pits, and skin from the ingredient you’re using before you mix them with honey. After this you can mash, puree, or blend to produce a smooth paste—done! Apply on the face for 15 minutes and then wash off with lukewarm water. It can’t be any easier, can it?
- Why good: Bananas aren’t just delicious but also rich in vitamins and minerals. A banana contains all the essential amino acids that your body cannot make in sufficient quantity. They’re a perfect addition to recipes for face masks.
- Recipe: You can combine banana with avocado and papaya—good enough to have for dessert, but also rich in everything that makes your skin supple and smooth. Simply mash and mix the ingredients until you have a smooth paste. Apply on the face for up to 20 minutes. Why not eat this after your quick face mask—it is delicious!
- Why good: Mother said it was good for you, so, like it or not, you ate it. Was she right? Research shows that she was; it’s rich in manganese fiber and can even boost fertility. This humble ingredient seem to work well on sensitive skin. It absorbs and removes impurities in the skin; it deep cleanses pores and act as an effective scrub. If you suffer from oily or dry skin, acne or blemishes, or even sunburn, oatmeal has proven very effective.
- Recipe: Many oatmeal recipes are using cooked oatmeal. But you can also use raw oats that are ground finely using a coffee grinder or food processor. you can mix oatmeal with other ingredients as cream cheese, lemon juice or lime. Lemon smells wonderful and has exfoliating properties.
- Why good: Many ancient cultures have used yogurt to promote intestinal health and as support for overall health. Probiotics are extremely beneficial—very rich in calcium and zinc. Add yogurt to your recipes and it will promote radiant skin. The lactic acid in yogurt works wonders on dry skin and prevents premature aging. It can also have a mild bleaching effect. Try to add it to remove skin discoloration.
- Recipe: This is a moisturizing mask perfect for dry skin. 2 tablespoons plain yogurt, 1 tablespoon honey (raw honey is best),1-2 tablespoons cooked oatmeal (and cooled). Blend all ingredients to a smooth paste, apply to your face and leave it on for 15 minutes. Rinse with a warm washcloth. Here’s another nice mask: ½ cup yogurt, 2 tablespoons aloe vera gel or juice, 1 tablespoon honey, ½ peeled cucumber, a few drops of chamomile oil. Mix everything in a blender. Apply for 15 minutes.
You must try it yourself!
Isn’t it amazing that with just five basic kitchen staples you can create your own rejuvenating, homemade face masks! And even more astonishing that all of these recipes for face masks are using healthy ingredients that can also be consumed. When you learn the basic recipes for face masks, you’ll be able to add many more ingredients to create wonderful recipes that fits your taste. It truly is easy to make masks at home!