Great Looking Skin: 10 DIY Homemade Facial Masks for Radiance and Glow
It’s all about radiance and glow! No matter how young or old you are, having great looking skin gives you an air of confidence. This article shares the secret on how to get radiant skin with 10 unique DIY homemade facial masks.
Beautiful skin is the result of the choices we make. We need to give our body balanced nourishment to ensure skin is healthy and glowing. Dull skin, drab skin or dark skin can be caused by due to overexposure to the sun, a medical condition, environmental pollution, lifestyle choices, stress and anxiety, or a prolonged use of cosmetics that have chemicals.
The number of beauty products that emerge everyday in the market is quite astonishing, and let’s face it, products for skin and face are expensive. We need to ask ourselves a question. Do we actually need to buy different beauty products to get great looking skin? Women end up spending quite a fortune on expensive products to pamper their skin. Now, radiant skin is only possible by working on the inside and out, a healthy diet and the right homemade facial masks are the mantra for beautiful skin. You can get the glow on your skin by trying some simple homemade facial masks.
What’s great about homemade face masks is you pamper your skin with all-natural ingredients. Chemical free ingredients do not have side-effects or reactions on different skin types. Moisturizing and conditioning skin the natural way is a healthy habit you need to get habituated with. Natural ingredients used in homemade facial masks give skin the perfect youthful glow.
You don’t have to go out of your way to procure ingredients you need for different types of homemade face masks. Readily available ingredients are used in facial masks made at home. Women spend huge amounts of money on beauty treatments at a spa/salon especially when a social occasion is coming up.
You do not have to avail of expensive beauty treatments if you get habituated to using homemade facial masks. Different types of facials made at home are excellent for softening skin, rejuvenating skin, whitening skin, removing blemishes, getting rid of fine lines and acne, and giving skin radiance and glow. Having great looking skin 7 days of the week without spending a fortune is possible with simple homemade face masks.
When used regularly, the face masks in the lines mentioned below give great results immediately. The facial masks are simple to make and give skin an instant radiance and flawless skin.
10 Homemade Facial Masks for Radiance and Glow
1. Rice and Honey facial mask
This facial recipe is inspired by the Japanese...who swear by rice as a power ingredient in their beauty routine. Mix 2 tablespoons of cooked rice with two teaspoons of honey. Mix to form a slimy mash and apply on a clean damp face. Rice acts as a gentle exfoliator and honey is a well-known moisturizer. If you have sensitive skin you need not massage this on your face, simply leave it on for 10-15 minutes and wash with lukewarm water.
You instantly see a much brighter face with a soft glow looking back at you; this facial mask can be used once or twice in a week.
2. Oats and Curd/Yogurt facial mask
Oats are not only a smashing breakfast option but also a great way to pamper your skin. Take 2 tablespoon of oat and crush to make a fine powder. Add 1 tablespoon of curd and 2 small papaya cubes. Mix till you get a slimy-thick consistency. Apply on a damp face as it helps the mask to slip on better. Gently massage for a few minutes and leave it on for 7 to 10 min and wash off with normal water.
Oats helps to get rid of the dead-dry skin and curd naturally gives skin radiance and glow. Papaya is a fruit that has diverse benefits for the skin. Certain enzymes in papaya help moisturize skin naturally and also get rid of scars and blemishes. Lactic acid present in yogurt helps tighten pores and get rid of dead skin. Yogurt is also helps reduce fine lines and wrinkles. Using this face mask regularly reveals shinier and polished radiant skin. You can use this face mask 2 times in a week.
3. Egg White and Honey facial mask
One of the reasons skin looks lacklustre is because of enlarged pores. To tackle this problem you can use the egg white and honey mask which works wonders for different skin types. This face mask helps tighten the skin, and shrinks the pores of the skin giving much needed lift to you face. This results in a radiant complexion and firmer skin. Only if your skin is smooth can light reflect back giving the face a bright glow.
Take 1 egg white and 2 teaspoons of honey. Mix well and apply on to the skin. Leave it on till you feel the skin tightening and the mask drying. Wash off with lukewarm water. For best results use this face mask on a regular basis.
4. Chickpea flour, Turmeric and Raw milk facial mask
This is a facial mask that South East Asians swear by; these ingredients are easily available at any Asian store near your place.
Take a tablespoon of chickpea flour and a pinch of turmeric; add 2 table spoons raw milk and 2 teaspoons of rose water to create a smooth paste. Do not go overboard with turmeric. A pinch of turmeric is enough as too much of it has a tendency to leave a yellowish color on the face. However, having said that turmeric gives a wonderful radiant glow to the face. Apply on a clean face and leave it on to dry for 15 minutes. Wash clean with water.
If you have dry skin, chickpea flour could dry you face further, if that is the case, then substitute raw milk with a tablespoon of fresh cream. This facial is an all-purpose facial mask, which brightens the face, gets rid of tan and gets back the much desired radiance and glow. Use once or twice a week for best results.
5. Banana and Curd/Yogurt facial mask
This is a result-yielding fruity facial mask. First eat a banana and save an inch of the end for the facial. Yes!!! Beauty inside and out! Mash the banana and add a teaspoon of yogurt and mix well. Apply to a clean face and gently massage for a few minutes and wait till it is dry. Wash off with water.
Potassium, Vitamin E and C present in banana promote clear radiant skin. This facial mask instantly gives the much needed boost to skin revealing nourished and glowing skin with radiance. Use this facial twice a week.
6. Lemon and Honey facial mask
Nothing whitens and brightens the face, as well as lemon juice can. Lemon is a natural bleaching agent which can add an instant glow to your face. This facial mask is excellent for getting polished radiant skin, fairer skin and skin whitening.
Take 2 teaspoons of honey, 2 tablespoon of fresh cream, and a teaspoon of lemon juice. Mix well. Apply the mix on a clean face and leave in on for 15 min. Wash off with lukewarm water. As honey masks tend to get too sticky, it’s best you wash clean with lukewarm water as they come off easily. Please do not us hot water, as it is not good for your skin. Use this mask once a week.
7. Aloe Vera and Multani Mitti (Fuller’s Earth) facial mask
Aloe Vera which is extracted directly from the Aloe Vera plant has changed the way people look at this humble plant. It’s the inside of the Aloe Vera leaf, a sticky gel like substance which helps improve skin texture. The sticky gel is a natural moisturizer which is great for people with dry skin.
Take an Aloe Vera leaf and cut it with a knife, or just snap it down the middle, it breaks easily enough. We do not need the outer skin, rather we need to scrape the sticky gel like substance in between the leaf; you can scrape off the gel with a spoon. Collect 1 tablespoon of this sticky gel and place it in a bowl. Add to it 1 tablespoon of multani mitti (fuller’s earth), a tablespoon of raw milk and 1 teaspoon of rosewater. Mix the ingredients to form a paste.
Apply the mix to a clean face, leave it on for 15 min and wash it off. There are many who swear by this facial mask as their holy grail as far as facial masks go. This facial mask rejuvenates skin and gives it radiance and lustre.
8. Orange Peel Face mask
This facial mask is a great way to rejuvenate and brighten skin. Using this face mask regularly gives skin a shiny radiance and glow. Take the peel of 1 large sized orange. Dry the orange peels well in the sun for 3 days. When the orange peel is fully dry, grind the peel into a powder. Add 1 teaspoon of sandalwood powder to 2 tablespoons of orange peel powder. To this add rose water to form a paste. Apply this paste on your face and keep it on for 15 minutes. Wash clean with water.
The facial mask gives soft and supple skin instantly. This facial mask is also used in skin brightening and skin whitening bridal beauty treatments.
9. Avocado, Oatmeal and Apple Cider Vinegar Face Mask
This facial mask is excellent for hydrating skin, moisturizing skin, soothing skin and skin brightening. This face mask leaves skin smooth and soothed.
For this facial recipe you will need ½ avocado, ¼ cup of uncooked oatmeal, 1 tablespoon of apple cider vinegar, 1 teaspoon lemon juice and 2 tablespoon honey. Mash all the ingredients in a bowl and mix well. Apply on the face; be careful you do not get any of the paste in your eyes. Leave on the facial mask for 15 minutes and rinse with water.
Avocado has vitamin E, antioxidants and healthy fats that nourish the skin and make it radiant. Lemon juice has citric acid that helps brighten skin. Honey helps brighten the skin with its natural cleansing and nourishing properties. Apple cider vinegar has antibacterial and antimicrobial properties that reduce inflammation and breakouts of redness. Uncooked oatmeal exfoliates and soothes skin.
This facial mask gives a spa-like experience by rejuvenating, nourishing, hydrating, soothing, moisturizing, brightening skin. This is a facial with multiple benefits for the skin. As you use this face mask regularly you notice your skin becoming flawless and beautiful. This face mask can be used one a week.
10. Gram Flour and Milk Face Pack
This face mask is ideal for skin lightning. When used regularly, this face mask improves skin tone and gives skin a bright bronze radiance.
For this recipe you will need 2 tablespoons of gram flour, 4 tablespoons of milk, and two teaspoons of rosewater. Mix the ingredients to form a paste. Apply this paste on the face and leave it on for 10-15 minutes. As the face mask dries wash clean with water. Gram flour is an excellent ingredient to use in face masks because it has vital nutrients that nourish and brighten the skin. Milk and rose water make the skin soft and supple. This face mask can be used 3 days in a week.
The aforementioned face masks if used regularly every week will surely get you glowing skin and radiance along with brighter/fairer complexion. Keep switching them every week so that you get the benefits of all of the above facials. Also use the facial masks to your advantage looking at how your skin feels that day, whether it needs rejuvenation, radiance, nourishment or brightening and use accordingly.
If you have extremely sensitive skin, do a patch test before you apply a face mask.
Which Facial Mask Do you prefer for your skin?
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