Ladies, forget spending your hard-earned dollar bills on overpriced beauty treatments! There is a wealth of skin-enriching ingredients that are waiting patiently in your very own kitchen cupboard. Here are our favorite easy-to-make rejuvenating DIY face mask recipes.
Hydrating Avocado and Cocoa Mask
Benefits: Avocado is rich in hydrating fats and minerals. Cocoa powder is wonderful for soothing skin, while honey is a natural anti-inflammatory. Use it to soothe, nourish and moisturize your skin.
Method: Mash one quarter of an avocado in a small bowl. Add a tablespoon of honey and a tablespoon of high-quality cocoa powder. Mix it up! Apply to your face and leave on for ten minutes. Rinse off with warm water. Fab tip: if you have some left over – eat it! This mix particularly delicious.
Papaya and Honey Mask
Benefits: This is the ideal option for anyone with hyperpigmentation, sun spots, or an uneven skin tone. The fruit contains enzymes that help to diminish the appearance of scars and blemishes.
Method: Blend together two tablespoons of honey and a half a cup of mashed papaya. Gently apply the mixture to your face and leave on for fifteen to twenty minutes. Rinse it off and moisturize.
Exfoliating Cranberry and Grape Mask
Benefits: Cranberries are ideal for exfoliating your skin and getting rid of dead skin cells. The mask will leave your skin looking fresh with a lovely, dewy glow.
Method: Mix one cup of fresh cranberries, one cup of seedless red or green grapes and two teaspoons lemon juice. Mix until it forms a paste-like texture. Rest in the fridge for ten minutes to allow it to thicken. Apply to your face, wear for fifteen minutes and rinse it off.
Anti-aging Strawberry and Yogurt Mask
Benefits: Strawberries are packed with Vitamin C, while the lactic acid in yogurt will help dissolve dead skin and tighten pores.
Method: In a food processor, combine one cup of frozen or fresh strawberries and one cup of full-fat plain yogurt. Add one tablespoon of honey and mix well. Let it rest on your face for ten minutes before rinsing off. Apply once or twice a week.
Pore-tightening Egg White and Lemon Juice Mask
Benefits: Egg white proteins are ideal to use for oily skin types. They also help to fight off acne-causing bacteria and tighten your pores. The vitamin C in the lemon juice will give your skin a rejuvenating vitamin boost.
Method: Mix together one egg white, a tablespoon of lemon juice and 1/2 a teaspoon of turmeric powder. Apply, rest for fifteen minutes until the mix dries completely and rinse off with warm water. Be careful to avoid getting the mixture on your clothes, the turmeric powder can stain.