5 DIY Face Mask Recipes for Fresh and Glowing Skin

5 DIY Face Mask Recipes for Fresh and Glowing SkinEven if you take good care of your skin, it can start looking dull by the end of the day. If this happens often, you absolutely need a refreshing and revitalizing treatment to restore your skin’s healthy glow. Here are 5 DIY face mask recipes for fresh and glowing skin you can try if you can’t find time and money to go to the spa.

To look fresh, supple and glowing, your skin needs hydration, therefore refreshing facial masks often contain moisturizing ingredients such as aloe vera leaf juice or cucumber. Other common ingredients include lemon juice (improves complexion and has an antioxidant effect due to being high in vitamin C), avocado (rich in fatty acid and other nutrients), honey (nourishes the skin and makes it soft), and others.

Refreshing Face Mask with Mint

Mint is the key ingredient in this mask. Due to its soothing, cooling and cleansing properties, it leaves the skin soft, clear and refreshed, as well as effectively prevents dull and tired looking complexion.

Peel 2 large cucumbers and pulse them in a food processor until smooth. Strain the puree to remove excess water. Add ¼ cup finely chopped fresh mint leaves, 2 tbsp plain yogurt and 1 tbsp lemon juice. Pulse in the food processor until well combined. Apply the mask to cleansed skin, let it sit for 15 minutes and rinse with warm water. You can store the mask in a clean jar in the fridge.

Avocado Face Mask for Dry Skin

Dry skin easily loses moisture and begins to look dull and grayish. This mask is perfect for replenishing and retaining water in the epidermis. It will make your skin super soft and help maintain its elasticity and firmness.

Cut a ripe avocado in half, take out the pit, scoop the flesh in a bowl, and mash with a fork until smooth and lump-free. Add 1 egg white (room temperature) and 1 tsp lemon juice. Whip with a whisk for a nice, smooth texture. Apply evenly to clean skin, avoiding the area around the eyes, and leave for about 30 minutes, then rinse thoroughly with warm water. You can freeze the rest of the mask in an ice cube tray and defrost it when needed.

Honey & Spice Brightening Face Mask

This mask is a real lifesaver! It brightens complexion, evens skin tone, helps moisturize the skin, clears blemishes, prevents breakouts, and has a light exfoliating effect. Another great thing about this mask is that you’re likely to have all ingredients at home, especially if you like to bake.

Mix 1 tbsp raw honey, ½ tsp nutmeg and ½ tsp cinnamon, stir all ingredients together until you have a smooth paste. If your honey is in a semi-solid state, you need to melt it in a microwave or double boiler first. Apply a thin layer of the mask to clean skin, avoiding the eye area. Let the mask sit for about 10 minutes, then rinse it off.

Detox Face Mask

If your skin needs intensive care after a night out, this mask is what you need! It helps get rid of toxins and remove dead cells, unclogs and tightens pores, improves complexion, and provides the skin with moisture and nutrients.

Mix 2 tbsp cosmetic grade clay (you can use kaolin, multani mitti/fuller’s earth, bentonite, French green clay, etc.), 1 tbsp unrefined coconut oil (preferably extra virgin), ½ tbsp raw honey and freshly squeezed juice of half a lemon (or 1 drop of lemon essential oil). Stir well, apply the paste to clean skin and let it sit for 10 minutes.

Rejuvenating Coffee Mask

If you’re a coffee drinker, don’t throw away recently brewed coffee grounds. Use them to make a rejuvenating face mask instead! Coffee stimulates skin cell regeneration, improves skin elasticity, and helps remove dead skin cells, dirt, grime and excess oil. Besides, face masks with coffee smell delicious!

Mix 2 tsp cosmetic clay and 1 tsp coffee grounds in a non-metallic bowl using a wood or plastic spoon. When the ingredients are well incorporated, add 1 to 1 ½ tsp apple cider vinegar or rose water and 2–3 drops tea tree oil or another essential oil of your choice. Stir well until you get a moderately thick paste. Spread it over your face and leave for 5–15 minutes or until the mask starts to harden. Rinse with warm water.





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