The best home-made face masks for your skin type

Who doesn’t love a good pampering face mask? I often experiment with different types of ingredients, according to their benefits to give my skin what it needs that day. I have combination skin, meaning that my face is oily in some parts and dry in other parts.

Over the years, I discovered that these three recipes work best for me and those around me (I often use my friends and family members as test subjects when I come up with a new face mask, with their consent of course). I hope you find something that suits your skin needs!

1) The powerful one (for oily/congested skin):
This is a face mask that I use when my skin feels congested and when the texture on my skin seems more noticeable than usual. Even though it could be classified as a scrub, I leave it on for about 10min to allow all the ingredients to do their magic.

Ingredients:

  • 1 teaspoon of sugar (acts as an abrasive, removes dead skin cells).
  • ½ teaspoon of honey (has anti-bacterial properties).
  • juice of ½ lime (the acid in the lime juice will help to control excess oil).

Gently wet your face and massage the mixture on to your skin. Let it sit for 10min and rinse it off.

2) The glowing one (for oily/normal skin):
This is one of my absolute favourite face masks to date. The combination of ingredients work so well together and leave my skin, as the name suggests, glowing.

Ingredients:

  • 1 tablespoon of milk powder (contains lactic acid which works to improve skin tone).
  • ½ tablespoon of honey (has anti-bacterial properties).
  • ¼ teaspoon of turmeric powder (has anti-inflammatory properties which calm down troubled skin).
  • a couple of drops of water to get a paste-like consistency.

Apply this mask on your face and neck and let it sit for 10-15min.

3) The classy one (for dry/mature skin):
This is a great mask that I often make for my mother, which she truly enjoys. Its incredibly moisturizing and will leave the skin feeling soft and supple.

Ingredients:

  • 1 tablespoon of olive oil.
  • ½ tablespoon of honey (has anti-bacterial properties).
  • ¼ teaspoon of turmeric powder (has anti-inflammatory properties which calm down troubled skin).

What are some of your favourite home-made face masks? Let us know in the comments!

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out /  Change )

Google photo

You are commenting using your Google account. Log Out /  Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out /  Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out /  Change )

Connecting to %s