Updated: May 9
Natural skincare and cosmetics have become a HUGE trend in the world of beauty. And, why not? Who wants to pour chemicals and toxins into their skin, when there are so many AWESOME natural alternatives?!
There are so many skincare products out there. There's a product for every type of skin. But, the problem is that many of the skincare products are expensive and chemical-ridden.
Why Go Natural?
Many of the ingredients in makeup and skincare products may cause issues like acne, dry skin, excess oil production, and other skin issues. In fact, many acne "fighting" products have acne-causing chemicals, causing you to buy more. It's an unfortunate cycle that a lot of people are experiencing. The good news is that there's a better alternative to these expensive, chemical infused products. It's less expensive and much healthier for your skin.
Simply use what grows from the earth.
It's common sense if you think about it. I don't need a Dermatology degree to tell you that it’s bound to be better for your skin to use natural products. The best part of all of this is you probably already have most of these in your kitchen!
So, sit back, relax, and indulge in the beauty of nature with these 5 DIY All Natural Face Masks for your at-home spa day or self-care routine
1. Cinnamon Mask
Cinnamon is antibacterial, helps to reduce acne and heal acne scars. Nutmeg is a natural exfoliant that sheds dead skin cells. Milk is used as both a mixing agent and it soothes the skin and nourishes it so that good skin cells grow back healthier.
½ tsp milk
1/4 tsp cinnamon
1/4 tsp nutmeg
Mix ingredients and apply to the face, focusing on problem areas.
Leave 10-20 minutes.
Rinse off with COOL water.
Reapply 1-3 times a month.
This mask is not for people with sensitive skin. It is recommended for oily, acne-prone skin and should only be applied 1-3 times a month since it is so harsh.
2. Apple Cider Vinegar and Baking Soda
Apple Cider vinegar is a well-known astringent for the skin. It kills bacteria and helps to clean out and tighten up the pores. Baking Soda is a great natural exfoliant that also clears out pores and minimizes acne.
3 TBSP Baking Soda
1 TSP Apple Cider Vinegar
Couple drops of water (sensitive skin)
Mix until paste forms ( add a couple of drops of water for sensitive skin).
Apply to the skin. Leave on for up to 30 minutes.
Rinse off with warm water, moving fingers in circular motions to exfoliate the face.
This is a mask that is a deep astringent for the pores, so only use it about 1-3 times a month.
3. Lemon, Honey, Baking Soda Mask
This is a popular favorite for removing acne, healing scars, and giving your face that glow that every girl strives for.
The baking soda exfoliates and clears out the pores, while the honey heals acne and acne scars and the lemon balances the pH level of the skin, leaving it with a healthy glow.
1TBSP Baking soda
Lemon Wedge (or Lemon Juice)
¼ TSP Honey
Mix ingredients until thick paste forms.
Apply to the whole face, concentrating on problem areas. Leave on for 30 min.
Rinse off with warm water, gently moving fingers in a circular motion to exfoliate.
Repeat once every week.
4. Oatmeal Milk Mask
Oats have so many great benefits for the skin, soothing, exfoliating, and moisturizing, just to name a few.
Milk is a protein, which is great for boosting skin health and promoting healthy cell growth.
2 tbsp rolled oats
Mix ingredients and apply to the face.
Leave on until dry.
Wash off with a warm cloth and rinse.
Pat your face dry with a clean towel.
Follow up with a toner and moisturize.
This mask is my favorite because it’s so simple, with only two ingredients, and it truly is fitting for all skin types.
For dry skin: it moisturizes.
For oily skin: it soaks up the oil, cleans the pores and the oats act as an exfoliant, as well. For sensitive skin, it soothes and helps to reduce redness in the face.
For acne-prone skin: both ingredients help clear pores and purify the skin, leaving it fresh and protected. It is a miracle worker.
5. Coffee, Milk, and Honey Mask
I saved the best for last. This Coffee, Milk, and Honey mask is packed full of skin benefits.
Coffee is an exfoliant, scrubbing away dirt and dead cells, while the honey helps remove blemishes and heal scars, and milk promoted new cell growth.
1 Tsp Honey
1TBSP Coffee Grounds
1 ½ tsp milk
Mix honey with coffee grounds. Add milk and mix.
Apply to the face, moving your fingers in a circular motion.
Leave on for 20 minutes. Rinse off with warm water.
I love this mask because it leaves you with this healthy, natural glow. It’s suitable for most skin types. This mask can be used once a week and you will see the results!
There's a mask for all skin types in this post! Which mask will you try first?
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Enjoy your At-Home Spa Day!!!