When you make a homemade beauty face mask you can get creative and use whatever you have at home.
Homemade Face Masks For Better Skin
Turmeric's medicinal properties help reduce the appearance of blemishes to maintain flawless skin.
To prepare the mask, take 3 tablespoons of lemon juice, 1 tablespoon of turmeric powder and mix it well.
Apply on the face and the neck for 20 minutes and then wash it off with water.
For glowing skin, exfoliation is key.
Take 4 tablespoons of oatmeal and add four crushed almonds.
Mix it well with 1 tablespoon of honey and a little milk.
Apply on the face for five minutes and massage gently for 2 to 3 minutes.
Wash off the scrub with lukewarm water.
Tomato Lemon Mask
Take 1 tomato and crush it into a puree.
Then add 2 tablespoons of lemon juice.
Mix it well and apply to the face and neck.
Leave the mask for 20 minutes and wash off with cold water.
The mask will rid your skin of tan making it more luminous.
Aloe Vera And Glycerin Mask
Mix aloe vera gel with a little glycerin.
Dab this mixture on your face.
Wash off after 15-20 minutes.
Cucumber And Lime Juice Face Mask
Cucumber helps heal the skin from sun damage and combined with lime juice it adds the glow to the skin.
Mix 1 tablespoon cucumber juice, 1 teaspoon each of lime juice, turmeric and glycerine (if you have dry skin) and apply on your face.
Leave it on for 15 minutes and rinse with cold water.
Some helpful tips to enhance the benefits of your face mask:
- Always apply facial mask to freshly cleansed skin.
- Make sure all facial mask is thoroughly removed before moisturising.
- Try to relax during a facial mask treatment. Lying down and listening to calming music is a simple but effective to technique to induce relaxation.
- Never leave a facial mask for more than the specified time.
- Always apply facial mask evenly. If a face mask is applied unevenly it can evaporate too quickly and may cause irritation.
- Do not use a face mask more than once or twice a week.
Disclaimer: Please patch test all face mask recipes before use if you have sensitive skin.
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