A Fresh and Easy Face Mask for Summer
Facial masks are a great way to hydrate your skin while doing a deep cleanse. The only issue with facemasks is that not only do they contain harsh chemical ingredients, but they can also become pretty costly. Making your own facemasks at home not only ensures that you’re using safe and healthy ingredients, but it also saves you money. Here are a couple DIY facemask recipes for different skin types that can help promote happy and healthy skin.
For Dry Skin;
½ mashed avocado (or 2 tablespoons oats if you’re not an avocado fan)
1-tablespoon natural aloe vera gel
Combine these ingredients in a bowl, mix well and apply to the face. Let the mixture sit for 10-15 minutes before rinsing. The avocado is perfect for dry skin because it’s packed with fatty acids that provide intense moisture with natural oils. Oatmeal can be just as beneficial because it’s high in lipids and protein that moisturize the skin in a similar sense. Oatmeal is also very gentle on skin, and can help soothe irritations making it perfect for those who suffer from dry skin. For ultimate hydration, you could even use both avocado and oatmeal in the mask. The honey also helps to sooth skin and encourages natural exfoliation. This helps to rid the face of any dead peeling skin, and sooth the new skin underneath, leaving it soft and hydrated. Aloe vera gel is highly water based, so this also helps the skin to retain water and stay hydrated.
For Acne/ Oily Skin;
1 tablespoon Honey
2 tablespoons natural aloe vera gel
1 tablespoon lemon juice
After combining the ingredients in a bowl, mix well and apply to the face. Let the mask sit for 5-10 minutes and then rinse. The lemon has citric acid, which is great for reducing acne and inflammation. It is a natural way of providing a deep cleanse, but be sure to keep the mixture away from your eyes. Aloe vera is a natural antibacterial but is also high in vitamin E, which is involved in the skins natural healing process. This way, the aloe and the honey work together to sooth the skin after the intense sterilization from the lemon.