January 17, 2011

Facial masks right from your kitchen


Here are some great facial masks right from your refrigerator!

Banana
You can use a banana as an all-natural face mask that moisturizes your skin and leaves it looking and feeling softer. Mash up a medium-sized ripe banana into a smooth paste, then gently apply it to your face and neck. Let it set for 10-20 minutes, then rinse it off with cold water. Another popular mask recipe calls for 1/4 cup plain yogurt, 2 tablespoons honey, and 1 medium banana.

Oatmeal
Combine 1/2 cup hot (not boiling) water and 1/3 cup oatmeal. After the water and oatmeal have settled for two or three minutes, mix in 2 tablespoons plain yogurt, 2 table-spoons honey, and 1 small egg white. Apply a thin layer of the mixture to your face, and let it sit for 10-15 minutes. Then rinse with warm water. (Be sure to place a metal or plastic strainer in your sink to avoid clogging the drain with the granules.)

Egg
For a little pampering, head to the refrigerator and grab an egg. If you have dry skin that needs moisturizing, separate the egg and beat the yolk. Oily skin takes the egg white, to which a bit of lemon or honey can be added. For normal skin, use the entire egg. Apply the beaten egg, relax and wait 30 minutes, then rinse. You'll love your new fresh face.

Lemon
Create a facial that both exfoliates and moisturizes by mixing the juice from 1 lemon with ¼ cup olive oil or sweet almond oil.

Avocado
Avocado Face Mask for Dry and Sensitive Skin.
1 avocado
3-4 drops of almond oil

17 comments:

Toni Tralala said...

I usually do a banana&oatmeal combination or an egg white mask. It temporarily makes the skin taut which I like. :)

Twisted Fate said...

wow! that is awesome! thanks for the info! I'm going to have to try some out! :)

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yourstrulypam said...

I really need to try the avocado face mask. My skin is both dry and sensitive.

laxfashion said...

yeah homemade masks are the best, thanks for tips


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AmericanMakeup said...

WOW! fascinating article! You've got a new fan ;)

Alex said...

you can also try the aspririn honey face mask leaves your skin super soft!

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FunnyFaceBeauty said...

Wow, great post. Haven't tried any of them before. I used to like to combine lemon juice with sugar and use that as an exfoliant. It worked amazingly well. Really helped with acne and made my face super smooth.
Will definitely be trying some of these out.
xx
Alicia

Katie said...

I have never tried any home-made facial treatments before but this has made me really want too, I like the sound of the banana one, seems easieast to do :)

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xxx

Marie said...

I love these masks too!:D

The egg is my favorite.:D

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CB said...

Oh my god... would I kill to have a pink kitchen???

YES... yes I would!

Diary of a Short Girl said...

I put egg whites on my face in the summer because that's when my face is the most oily. I never knew that oatmeal could be used on your skin, this was so helpful! Great blog!

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Lindsie Lee ♥ said...

Hmm i'll have to try some of these out!!

Emily said...

I have been searching for the perfect (at home) mask... i'll def try this one out!! Great blog- now following you on twitter :)

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Dee Vine said...

Oooh I am going to have to try some of these out - thank you for the post! Keep the posts coming, I've followed.

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