Are you dreaming of perfect, glowing skin but don’t have the finances to get yourself to a spa for a facial? DIY facials are your answer. This method will allow you to be on your way to perfect skin without breaking the bank and leaving your house.
Homemade face masks have been all over social media platforms for years and aren’t going anywhere anytime soon. DIY masks are not only affordable they also contain all natural elements which you can find just from going into your kitchen. These masks are extremely beneficial as you are able to create your own all-natural product whilst making a mask to match your skin type which will give you that seriously healthy glow.
Lookfantastic is here to provide you with different DIY recipes which cater from dry to acne prone skin so everybody is able to achieve their perfect complexion.
Plus, if you're not a fan of DIY, we'll have masks from our favorite brands that also do the trick!
- 1 ripe banana
- 1 tbsp honey
- 1 tsp lemon juice
Mash up a banana with a spoon until it forms in to a smooth paste. Add honey and lemon juice in and mix up all the ingredients. Apply the mask and let it sit for 15 minutes before washing it off with lukewarm water.
Each ingredient is packed with nutrients which aid acne prone skin. Bananas contain vitamin A and zinc which act as anti-inflammatories. This helps prevent bacterial infections that contribute to acne. Bananas also contain amino acid which helps strengthen the skin and your connective tissue which helps unclog your pores. Honey acts as an amazing anti-aging agent and moisturizer as it is rich in natural anti-oxidants. Finally, lemon juice is packed with citric acid which acts as a chemical exfoliate which helps eliminates dead cells and oil which causes a breakout.
SHOP BANANA MASKS
- 4 plain aspirin pills
- 1 tbsp of lukewarm water
- 1 tbsp honey
Crush the aspirin into powder and mix in the water to form a paste. Mix the honey in to form a smooth paste. Apply the mask and let it sit for 10 minutes before washing it off with lukewarm water.
Even though aspirin is a painkiller used to treat headaches this mask creates a revitalizing treatment. Aspirin has a high concentration in hydroxyl acid which is used in exfoliating products therefore this allows the appearance of scars to reduce. In addition, as aspirin is an anti-inflammatory this helps both acne and sensitive skin as it removes impurities which create damaged skin. Honey is a natural antiseptic which helps get rid of blemishes and with high levels of nutrients; it helps the skin stay smooth and prevents aging.
SHOP HONEY MASKS
- ½ ripe avocado
- 1 tbsp Greek yogurt
- 1 tsp honey
Mash up the avocado with a spoon it forms into a smooth paste. Mix in the Greek yogurt and honey. Apply the mask and let it sit for 10 minutes before washing it off with lukewarm water.
Avocado is great for dry skin as it contains fatty acids such as omega 9 and vitamin B which help moisturize the skin and reduce the look of irritation. Lactic acid is contained in Greek yogurt which helps dissolve dead skin cells creating a natural glow whilst diminishing the look of fine lines as this acid helps cell regeneration. Finally, honey is perfect for moisturizing the skin as it is a natural humectant, meaning that it traps and seals moisture from the air into the skin.