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DIY | Face Masks for Every Skin Type

Updated on January 4, 2016

Everyone wants clear, glowing, healthy looking skin, but spa treatments and facials can be expensive and need multiple sessions for results. These face masks are not only cost-efficient, but will produce results with continued use. These are also a great alternative to those that would rather take a natural approach to skincare. And the best part you don't even have to leave your home!

Below are 5 great face masks for every skin type!

Aging Skin

As we age our skin begins to wrinkle and sag. It becomes less elastic, heals more slowly, and collagen begins to break down. This age-defying mask will improve your skin tone and texture, help lighten age spots, and even help your skin to rebuild collagen that breaks down as you age.

Avocado, Carrot, & Cream Age-Defying Mask

Ingredients:

  • 1 carrot
  • 1/4 fresh avocado
  • 1 egg
  • 2 tablespoons heavy cream
  • 1 tablespoon raw organic honey

1. Cook the carrot until it can be mashed easily into a paste.

2. Take 1/4 of an avocado and peel it and mash it into a paste-like consistency.

3. Beat one egg.

4. Combine the carrot, avocado, cream, honey and egg together and mix well until you have a smooth paste. I have also seen people suggest putting this into a food processor to blend, but that's not necessary.

Apply mask to clean, dry face and neck, making sure to avoid getting too close to the eye area. Leave the mask on for 15-20 minutes then rinse with cool water and pat dry.

Dry Skin

Dry skin is more prone to premature aging and wrinkles. Even if you use a daily moisturizer sometimes you need a little extra moisture. This moisturizing mask will slough off dead skin cells and deeply moisturize for a glowing, dewy complexion.


Honey, Banana , & Oatmeal Moisturizing Mask

Ingredients:

  • 1/2 cup oatmeal
  • 1 tablespoon raw organic honey
  • 1/2 banana
  • water

1. Take 1/2 the banana, peel it, and mash it up well.

2. Mix in the oatmeal and honey and mix as well as you can.

3. Add water slowly until the mixture has a creamy consistency. Do this slowly, you can always add more but it's much harder to take it back out.

Apply mask to clean dry skin and leave on for 15 minutes. Remove mask with warm water. To get even more exfoliating power from this mask gently rub in circular motions over face when removing.

Acne-Prone Skin

Acne can afflict both dry and oily skin types. If left untreated it can cause permanent scarring. Pumpkin contains fruit enzymes which is great for clearing out blocked pores and chemically exfoliating. This pumpkin face mask will help banish breakouts in all skin types!

Breakout-Banishing Pumpkin Enzyme Face Mask

Ingredients:

  • 2 tablespoons of finely-grated, raw pumpkin
  • 1 teaspoon lemon juice
  • 2 teaspoons of tomato juice
  • 1 egg white

1. Combine pumpkin, tomato juice, lemon juice, and egg white.

2. Mix well until you have a smooth paste consistency.

Apply mask to skin and leave on for 15 to 20 minutes. Take care to avoid the eye area. Rinse with warm water and pat dry.

Oily Skin

One benefit of oily skin is that it does age more slowly, but it is also more prone to acne breakouts. Use this banana, honey, and lemon juice mask to help keep oily skin in check and breakouts at bay.

Grease-Fighting Banana, Honey, & Lemon Mask

Ingredients:

  • 1/2 banana
  • 1/2 teaspoon raw organic honey
  • 3 drops lemon juice

1. Half and peel one banana. Cut into small pieces and mash.

2. Combine mashed banana, honey, and lemon juice and mix until you form a smooth paste.

Apply mask to face and neck and leave on for 15 to 20 minutes. Rinse with cool water and pat dry.


Combination Skin

Combination skin can be the trickiest to deal with. You have to find the balance between not too greasy and not too drying. This peach and sour cream face mask is full of vitamins and is the perfect balance for combination skin!

Balancing Peaches & Cream Mask

Ingredients:

  • 1 egg white
  • 1 ripe peach
  • 1 tablespoon of sour cream

1. Peel peach, cut into small pieces, and mash into the smoothest paste you can.

2. Combine mashed peach, egg white, and sour cream and mix well until you have a smooth paste.

Apply mask to skin and leave on for 15 to 20 minutes. Remove with warm water.

Use these 5 great DIY face masks regularly and you'll be on your way to clear glowing skin!

Notes

  • These face masks are best used no more than once to twice a week.
  • Be sure to use your regular toner and moisturizer afterwards.
  • Organic fruits and juices always work best.
  • Consistent use produces results.

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    • Thelma Alberts profile image

      Thelma Alberts 

      2 years ago from Germany

      These sound good. Thanks for sharing the recipes.

    • Jasmeetk profile image

      Jasmeet Kaur 

      2 years ago from India

      sounds effective.. will try them...

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