Who doesn't want healthy and radiant skin! Isn’t it just awesome when you wake up in the morning to be greeted by a beautiful face staring at you from the mirror? One that makes you go “is this me, or am I dreaming?!” If you haven't experienced such a moment yet, we assure you, it's entirely possible. And the secret might be in a few simple homemade beauty hacks, just like the ones discussed in this post.
Ingredients like lemons, bananas, and butter squashes available in your kitchen have numerous vitamins and minerals that can refresh the skin and make it glow. When incorporated into facemasks, these ingredients can do wonders for your skin. Regardless of your skin type, you can use these dermatologist-approved face masks to beautify your skin.
So without further ado, let's dig in and find out how you can whip up some of the easiest face masks.
If you often suffer from mild to moderate acne problems, drive them away with one mashed banana mixed into half a teaspoon of baking soda and a pinch of turmeric powder. The Vitamin A present in bananas will promote skin-cell turnover, while the turmeric will drive away all acne-causing bacteria. Baking soda, on the other hand, will remove excess oil from the skin.
Fed up with dry skin? Try an avocado face mask. Blend one avocado with two tablespoons of yogurt, one tablespoon of olive oil, and one tablespoon of honey. New York's Mount Sinai Hospital's Director of Cosmetic and Clinical Research, Joshua Zeichner, says the omega acids present in olive and avocados heal skin cells' cracks while the honey and yogurt keep skin soft and plump.
For people with oily skin, an oatmeal face mask is an elixir. Cook half a cup of oatmeal and cool it down before mixing it with one egg and a tablespoon of lemon juice. The lemon juice will remove excess oil and dead skin cells, whereas oatmeal will soothe the skin, making it fresh and tight.
Butternut squash mask
If you have blemishes on your skin, puree one butternut squash and combine it with one tablespoon honey and two drops of tea tree oil. Butternut squash promotes collagen production, and tea tree oil removes blemishes; while honey brightens the skin. Use this mask weekly for blemish-free glowing skin.
If you’ve tried everything to liven up your dull skin but failed, using a mashed papaya with some whipped egg white and one teaspoon of honey can work wonders for you. Honey and egg whites bind the mask while the enzymes present in papaya exfoliate dead skin cells. Use this mask as per your wish daily or within a gap of two to three days.
Multitasking between home and office can make your skin look tired. But they’re no need to worry. Squeeze one lemon and put the juice together with two tablespoons of sugar and one tablespoon of olive oil. Apply this mask and massage your skin gently. The combination of sugar and lemon works as an exfoliator while the olive oil hydrates the skin. This is the go-to mask for a fresh party look!
Summing it up
With such a busy lifestyle, you might not get enough time to pamper your skin with handpicked cosmetic products. But the good thing is that you can easily fill that void by applying such natural, side-effect-less masks. So don't forget to try them and feel free to share your experiences.