For hundreds of years, people have used natural ingredients to create beauty products, lotions, serums, and more. Today, facial masks are one popular way to address different skin issues, but do you know what’s really in the face masks available at the store? What if instead, you could make your own skincare products from natural ingredients that really provide a benefit to your skin?
Making natural facial masks at home can save you time and money, plus it guarantees that you know exactly what you are putting on your face. Another advantage is that you can tailor your mask to suit your skin type.
Here are some examples of the natural masks you can make:
Papaya Pigment Restoration Mask
- This mask enhances your skin glow and complexion through the use of plant compounds and beta carotene.
- Best for sun or age spots, hyperpigmentation, uneven skin tone, and even scar treatment.
Hydrating Honey Mask
- This can calm, rejuvenate, and soothe the skin while leaving it smooth and supple.
- Best for dry and irritated skin.
Impurity-Fighting Clay Mask
- This mask can reduce the chance of skin infections and pimples as the ingredients in the clay eliminate impurities from the skin.
- Best for acne-prone, oily skin.
Soothing Aloe Vera Mask
- This gentle mask will exfoliate, moisturize, and clarify to give you radiant, glowing skin.
- Best for dull, stressed, or inflamed skin.
Whether you want to brighten your face, add hydration, minimize wrinkles, or treat acne, there’s a natural mask for you. You may even already have most of the ingredients on hand!
Always bear in mind that, despite the fact that these face mask recipes use natural ingredients, you may experience an allergic response. Therefore, before attempting to treat any skin condition on your own, perform a patch test on the inside of your elbow at least 24 hours before applying your mask.
Skip the costly cosmetics and make your natural facial masks at home. It’s healthier, cheaper, and just as effective.
Infographic and content courtesy of The Derm Review
This article was originally published on July 2, 2021