Simple homemade masks that instantly cleanse and revitalise skin, these natural treatments bestow a healthy, youthful radiance. Loaded with natural skin healing and nourishing properties, these completely natural and organic masks (sans the chemicals and preservatives) stand a better chance at bringing back the natural radiance of the skin than the ones swarming the super market isles in fancy containers. So, make sure you give these a try.
1. Vinegar And Clay Mask
The secret to getting a visibly radiant skin is to regularly flush out toxins from the skin pores and layers and a clay mask helps to achieve just that. Bentonite clay used in this mask helps to deep cleanse by sucking out dirt and impurities, while controlling excess sebum secretion. Apple cider vinegar on the other hand softens skin and helps to maintain a normal pH level to keep free of breakouts at bay. A simple and easy to prepare mask that works wonders for any skin, this can be easily prepared at home by combining equal parts of bentonite clay and apple cider vinegar. Make a smooth paste and leave it in your face for 10 to 20 minutes.
2. Honey And Turmeric Mask
A miraculous concoction, both honey and turmeric are known to possess potent healing and nourishing powers. Being an antiseptic and soothing agent, turmeric helps to detox the skin and keep it blemish free. It’s natural pigment also has a natural brightening effect on the skin. While honey, a natural humectant, retains adequate moisture, keeps the skin luxuriously soft and supple and maintains a healthy glow. To prepare this mask at home mix 1 teaspoon each of honey, ground turmeric and coconut oil. Mix to a smooth paste, apply it evenly on face and leave on for 15 to 20 minutes.
3. Papaya And Honey Mask
Skin lightening properties of papaya are especially suited for skins prone to hyperpigmentation. This fabulous mask evens skin tone and leaves a healthy glow on the skin. Mixed with a hint of honey, it also maintains the youthfulness and natural moisture level of the skin. A super soothing mask, you can leave this on for even 30 minutes. To prepare this mask, mix half cup of mashed ripe papaya with 2 tablespoons of organic honey. Mix into a fine paste and apply it evenly on the face.
4. Cocoa And Coffee Mask
A sumptuous combination, this mask helps to awaken dull and tired skin, thereby immediately brightening up to a healthy glow. Perfect for aging skin, coffee helps to reduce puffiness for youthful looking skin. You can also add a dash of your favourite oil and a bit of milk, yoghurt or cream to enhance the nourishing properties of the mask. However, depending on your skin type you can choose to completely refrain from using any greasy products and mix with simple water or rose water.
5. Strawberry Mask
Being a natural astringent, this strawberry mask is perfect for oily skin. It gently tightens the skin pores and balances the oil secretion without drying out the skin. Combined with jojoba oil and honey, it also helps to soothe redness and inflamed skin, while also balancing the natural moisture content of the skin. To prepare this refreshing mask, mix 1 tablespoon of pure honey and a few drops of jojoba oil with a cup of mashed fresh strawberries. Apply it evenly on the skin and wash off after 20 minutes.