Homemade organic facial mask

Have you ever heard the saying, “If you can’t eat it then it should probably not be on your skin?” Well, whether you have or not, it is key to know that your skin needs products that have little to zero chemicals in them. How then can you control what goes on your skin? By simply making your own products with natural ingredients.

Similarly, homemade products allow you to have the best facial treatments without spending so much. Here are a few ways to make a skin mask that is ‘edible’ and healthy for your skin.

Avocado and yogurt facial mask

Avocado and yogurt face mask

Ingredients

Avocado - Contains vitamins C and E and helps increase the production of collagen. It helps remove dead or old skin cells and soothes inflammation.

Yogurt - Contains alpha-hydroxy acid and lactic acid which dissolve old skin cells. It also acts as an exfoliator for the skin and prevents break outs.

Olive oil - Acts as a moisturizer and antioxidant, it also prevents premature ageing.

What you will need

  • 1 Avocado
  • 2 tablespoons of olive oil
  • 3 tablespoons of yogurt
  • A blender/ food processor
  • Bowl
  • 1 small face brush (you can use your hands if you do not have one)

Preparation and Application

  • Peel and cut up the avocado
  • Put it into the blender
  • Add the 2 tablespoons of olive Oil
  • Add the 3 tablespoons of yogurt
  • Blend the ingredients until it’s smooth
  • Pour blended mix into a bowl

Apply unto face evenly using a face brush or your hand. Avoid getting it into your eyes Leave it on your face for 30 minutes and rinse off using lukewarm water.

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Pawpaw and honey face mask

Pawpaw and honey face mask

Ingredients

Pawpaw - It reduces wrinkles, controls acne, and improves skin complexion

Honey - Helps prevent acne on skin, facilitates healing of skin cells, cleanses pores and works as a gentle exfoliator

Egg whites - Absorbs skin excess oil, as a protein it acts as a skin-tightening treatment

What you will need

  • 1 small pawpaw
  • 3 tablespoons of honey
  • 1 egg
  • Blender
  • Small face brush
  • Bowl

Preparation and Application

  • Peel your pawpaw and cut it into pieces
  • Put it in a blender
  • Add the 3 tablespoons of honey
  • Crack the egg and separate the yolk from the egg white
  • Whip the egg white until it becomes foamy
  • Pout it into the blender
  • Blend everything
  • Pour mix into a bowl
  • Apply unto face with the face brush or hand
  • Leave it on your face for 30-45 minutes
  • Rinse with lukewarm water
  • Use this before you take a shower and feel free to use any face scrub or wash of your choice after

Coffee and neem oil mask

Coffee and neem oil mask

Ingredients

Coffee - Reduces dark circles around eyes, treats acne, contains vitamin B3 for skin cancer treatment, and has anti-aging benefits

Neem oil - Evens skin tone, clears acne, fights wrinkles, contains vitamin E which prevents dryness of skin

Tea tree oil - Soothes irritated skin, relieves skin dryness, fights acne

What you will need

  • 3 tablespoons of coffee
  • 2 tablespoons of neem oil
  • 3 drops of tea-tree oil
  • Bowl
  • Small face brush

Preparation and Application

  • Put your 3 tablespoons of coffee into a bowl
  • Add your two tablespoons of neem oil
  • Put in the 3 drops of tea-tree oil
  • Mix thoroughly
  • Apply using a face brush or your hand onto face
  • Leave on for 20 minutes
  • Rinse off with lukewarm or cold water
  • This mask is best used right before bed. Allow the moisturizers in the tea-tree oil and neem oil to work overnight while you sleep.

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