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DIY Face Masks: For All Skin Types

Face masks from the store are often expensive and full of preservatives allowing them to last a long time. A great natural and inexpensive alternative: make face masks yourself. It’s easy! EAT SMARTER will show you the best instructions and will tell you what to watch out for.

Generally homemade face masks should be made fresh with only fresh ingredients. Almost any fruit or vegetable can be used to make face masks. For dry and mature skin more oily products such as Bananas or avocados are best since they are so rich. For the care of normal or young skin, ingredients like tomatoes or cucumbers are ideal because they have a cleansing and clarifying effect. In addition, even animal products like eggs, cottage cheese or yogurt are perfect for making face masks. Again, the richer the product, the richer it is for the skin. Face masks should be kept no longer than 24 hours in the refrigerator.

Before the homemade masks are applied, your face should be cleaned and freed of makeup residues. If the pores are still clogged with makeup, the mask cannot penetrate the skin. Since the eyes and the skin around them are so sensitive, this area should be avoided.

DIY Face Masks: For Large Pores

When the pores become smaller, the skin looks finer and more even. The acid in a lemon can help do this.

Ingredients:

  • 2 tablespoons yogurt
  • 1 teaspoon lemon juice
  • Mix yogurt and lemon juice and let the mask sit on your face for 15 minutes. Then rinse with warm water.

DIY Face Masks: For a Fresh Complexion

Papaya contains the enzyme papain, which is great for a fresh complexion.

Ingredients:

  • 100 g/3.5 oz papaya
  • 1 teaspoon honey
  • 1 egg yolk
  • 1 teaspoon olive oil
  • 1/2 avocado

Purée papaya and avocado finely and mix with the other ingredients. Then apply on face and let sit for 15 minutes. Remove with a tissue and wash with warm water.

DIY Face Masks:  For a Bright Look

Bye, bye bedroom eyes. Coffee and its main ingredient, caffeine, can not only wake you up from within but it can also make you look more awake from the outside.

Ingredients:

  • 5 teaspoons of coffee grounds (easily removed from the cooled coffee filter)
  • 1 teaspoon honey
  • 1 teaspoon olive oil

Mix the ingredients well. If you want an even smoother texture, you can add more honey. Then apply the face mask and leave it on for 30 minutes. Caution, the mask should not get into the eyes. For an additional peeling effect, rub the mask with warm water when removing. This stimulates blood circulation and makes the skin look more awake.

DIY Face Masks: For Dry Skin

Avocados contain valuable fats that is also great for the skin.

Ingredients:

  • 1 tablespoon ripe avocado
  • 1 tablespoon yogurt

Purée avocado with a spoon and mix with the yogurt. Leave the mask on for 10 minutes. Then rinse with warm water.

DIY Face Masks: For Soft Skin

Yogurt not only tastes delicious, just like honey, it is a real beauty elixir.

Ingredients:

  • 5 tablespoons natural yogurt
  • 1 tablespoon honey

Simply stir yogurt and honey. Leave it on for 15-20 minutes and then remove with a tissue. The skin will then feel a lot softer and smoother.

DIY Face Masks: Against Pimples

In the fight against pimples, clay is a true wonder weapon. Clay can be bought in a powder form at health stores and some drugstores.

Ingredients:

  • 2 tablespoons clay
  • Warm water

Simply mix the clay with warm water into that a thick paste. Then apply the mask to your face. Leave on until it is completely dry. Then rinse with warm water.

Tip: Bentonite clay is the most popular.

DIY Face Masks: For Firm Skin

Cucumbers contain vitamins that have a firming effect on the skin.

Ingredients:

  • 1/3 of a medium-sized cucumber
  • 1 tablespoon yogurt

Purée the cucumber with a small blender into a fine paste. Then mix the yogurt into it. The mask should stay on for at least 20 minutes and can then be rinsed.

For soft lips: While applying your mask put honey on your lips. Not only does this taste good, but it also makes your lips "baby soft".

Caution: Since homemade facial masks can cause allergies, the masks should be tested on a small area of ​​skin on your face before applying.

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