6 Easy-to-Make Facial Masks That Will Save Your Skin

Apr 18, 2017 @ 05:25 AM By Mala Nangia Nangia

One of the worst nightmares for a woman is when she wakes up to dull skin on a day when she is all set go for an interview, meeting or hit at a party. Due to pollution, dust, lack of sleep, stress and environmental changes our skin gets dull, looks tired and losses its glow. But thankfully, it’s never too late to get hold of skin. You can pamper your skin easily at home itself with some simple and easy to make facial masks. These masks are will brighten up your skin and give a radiant glow to your face :

1) Potato And Lemon Mask

To make this mask you will need 1 potato and juice of half a lemon. Blend potato in a blender, add little amount of water to get a smooth paste. Take the potato paste in bowl and gradually add lemon juice to it. Mix it well with help of a spatula and make homogenous solution. Apply the mask on your face in gentle circular movements. Let the mask stay on your face for 20 to 30 minutes. Wash the mask off with water. This mask is useful, if you skin has sunburns, spots or blemishes. With regular use, you notice that the spots will fade away and your skin will brighten up.

2) Cucumber And Egg White Mask

Cucumbers have antioxidants and anti-inflammatory properties which cleanse and brighten up the skin. Egg whites are known for skin tightening, mix these ingredients to make hydrating and skin freshening mask. To make this mask you will need egg white of 1 egg and 1 cucumber. Beat egg to a foamy consistency, grate cucumber to get cucumber pulp. Mix cucumber pulp and egg white and blend it well. With help of a brush, apply this mask evenly all over face. Leave it for 15 to 20 minutes and rinse well. Apply oil free moisturiser. This mask will refresh your skin and help in reducing open pores and wrinkles.

3) Lemon, Egg White, Honey And Milk Mask

To prepare this mask you will need egg white of 1 egg, 1 teaspoon honey, 1 teaspoon milk and 1 teaspoon lemon juice. Whisk the egg white until foamy, blend in lemon juice, honey and milk. Add about ½ teaspoon of oatmeal to make the mixture viscous. Apply the mask on your face and leave to dry for 15 to 20 minutes. Remove mask with help of cotton dipped in lukewarm water. Rinse well with lukewarm water, apply oil free moisturiser. This mask is useful in dealing with acne and dull skin, the mask will brighten up your skin and add radiance to your face.

4) Oatmeal Mask

If you have an oily skin, with acne and your skin appears dull, then this mask is just right for you. This mask is packed power of oatmeal and it will remove dead skin cells and rejuvenate your skin. To prepare this mask you will need 1 tablespoon oatmeal, 1 tablespoon olive oil, I green apple, 1 tablespoon honey, 2 tablespoon kefir and juice of 1 lemon. To prepare the mask grate apple, whisk oatmeal in blender. Take 3 bowls and in the first bowl mix oatmeal and olive oil. Blend apple pulp and honey in the second bowl and mix kefir and lemon juice in the third bowl. This mask is applied in layers, with help of brush, apply the first layer of oatmeal and olive oil mix, let it dry for 5 minutes and apply the second layer of apple pulp and honey and let it dry for 5 minutes. Finally apply the third layer of kefir and lemon juice. Let all the 3 layers stay for another 5 minutes. Remove the mask with help of cotton soaked in water. Rinse well. Apply oil free moisturiser. You will notice an instant shine on your skin.


5) Turmeric And Avocado Mask

To make this mask you will need ¼ teaspoon of turmeric, 1 tablespoon of avocado and 1 teaspoon of yoghurt. Mash up avocado with help of fork or blend it in a blender to get a smooth paste. In a bowl, mix turmeric, avocado pulp and yoghurt and stir well to form a smooth paste. Avocado and yoghurt can stick to your hair, thus before applying the mask, wear a hair band. Apply mask in circular mask to your face. Let it stay for 7 to 10 minutes. Rinse thoroughly. This mask is useful in dealing with skin issues like sunburns, and skin irritations. The soothing effect of this mask relieves itchiness, reduces inflammation, redness and promotes skin healing process.

6) Chocolate Face Mask

Pamper your skin with the goodness of chocolate with blissful chocolate mask. This mask will has antioxidants, which will rejuvenate your skin leaving your face smooth, soft and glowing. To prepare this mask you will need 1/3 cup cocoa powder, ¼ cup honey, 2 tablespoon sour cream and 3 tablespoons of oatmeal powder. Mix all ingredients to form a smooth paste in a bowl. Once the mask is ready, apply it evenly on face with help of a brush or use your fingertips. Let the mask stay for 20 to 30 minutes. You can lie down and place cucumber slices on your eyes and relax during this time. After 30 minutes, remove the mask gently with cotton dipped in water and rinse well. Apply light moisturiser. This mask is useful for those with oily acne prone skin. The mask is beneficial for ageing and sensitive skin as well.

7) Additional Advice

Ensure to try the mask on your elbows before applying it on your face. Leave the mask on your elbows for 15 minutes, if there is no irritation, then the mask is safe to apply on your skin. Always apply mask on a clean skin, rinse your face well, before applying any mask.Ensure all the ingredients are fresh and before preparing the mask gather all the ingredients together at one place. Once the mask ready, apply immediately. To apply the mask, always follow the bottom lines, moving in upward direction. Start applying mask from your neck or chin moving upwards to your forehead.Before applying mask wear a head band to avoid mask getting stuck in your hair.Ensure to leave some gap between your moth and eye area while applying the mask.Once mask is applied you must lie down and relax your mind. You can use cucumber slices or rose water pads to cool your eyes during this time.Remove mask with help of water only, do not use any cleansing toners or other products to remove mask. After rinsing mask thoroughly, pat dry and apply a moisturiser.

8) Instant Face Brightener

If you are in hurry and you need to pep your face instantly, simply cut a tomato in thin slices and rub them across your face. Let the pulp stay on your face for 5 minutes and rinse well.