Do-It-Yourself Homemade Beauty Masks for Optimally Healthy Skin
The best beauty masks are easily made at home with simple products you have in the refrigerator or kitchen cabinet. Some of them only require two ingredients or even just one! Follow along with each video demonstration and accompanying description to see which one would be best for you to try first!
Although this isn’t a mask, the results you get from it outperform any mask any day. This is easily the best toner you’ll ever use – and it’s made from straight apple cider vinegar right outta your cabinet and water right outta your tap (well, some suggest purified water, so there’s that consideration too). Mix equal parts apple cider vinegar to water, and you’ve got your ACV toner! Used even by celebrities who can afford the most expensive products in the world, this is best used in the morning and evening and followed by a rinse off with clean water and a nice light moisturizer. Some prefer to add honey to the ACV before washing off. Others leave the ACV on overnight without rinsing, but that could be extremely drying for certain skin types.
Please note: if you don’t have the kind of ACV suggested in the video, the regular kind without the mother works fine in a pinch too (in my humble opinion!)
This one is best used after a test drive. Take a tiny patch of skin to try it out on first before doing it all over your face. Some people leave it on too long, scrub it in, or other actions which can harm the skin. While great for acne-prone or oily skin, this can be a bit too drying for some and should be used very rarely to not at all on others. Other than that, it’s a fantastic mask for some skin types and I hope I didn’t scare you away from trying it! Some mix it with honey or other ingredients, but it’s most easily made with just simple straight baking soda and water.
Mashed bananas applied to the face can give you a cheap face lift (some ladies have bragged about putting it in their bra cups for a couple of hours for a cheap breast lift too – but I haven’t tried that one yet!) This video includes yogurt and honey with the banana, but others have used just plain straight banana and seen fantastic results as well. Good luck with the one you choose!
This anti-aging and redness removing blend is simply equal parts oatmeal and water. Since oatmeal has softening properties, you’ve probably seen it used in many skin products designed for dry or irritated skin. After combining the oatmeal and water, blend it into a very fine texture before applying, and for best results use a makeup brush to apply gently over the skin. You’ll want to leave the mask on for 15 minutes, then gently wash off with warm (not hot) water and follow with a light moisturizer. These are best done before bed for optimal results.
These beauty masks provide a tightening of loose skin and reveal a lovely glow on the face. Many swear by these masks and insist you’ll see instant results. I probably wouldn’t choose to use this mask since starting to (attempt a) transition to veganism, but I used it before so will include it for example purposes. For the video demonstration, you’ll want to make sure you have your English subtitles on. She mixes sugar with her egg whites, but I’ve used it with straight egg whites previously too (although it doesn’t whip up well, it can be applied straight) Please remember not to use a plastic container for preparing this mask.
If you can avoid eating it, you’ll have some left for your face mask! For our final beauty mask, we’ve chosen the famous avocado mask since it’s both delicious and miraculous. You will want to choose pleasantly ripe avocados to make yours so it mashes easily and you can skip the honey if you prefer. Once you’ve applied your mashed avocado evenly to your face, wait approximately 15 minutes and then rinse off with warm water (not hot.)
*As with all my articles, please consult your physician before attempting any of these beauty masks to be sure they are right for your body or skin type