We, as girls, are always concerned about looking good. Admit it: in our free time, we go to beauty shops and just lose track of time among products. At home, we read magazines, blogs and all kind of stuff about beauty. Males often laugh about it but we don`t care, we continue with our infatuated hunger for looking the prettiest. To quench my little “thirst” for knowledge and also to help you, I chose to write about 9 natural beauty masks that will improve your appearance and make all your problems go away.
But, I must remind you that in order to see results when using homemade masks, you must be very patient. Patience is one thing that I can’t qualify as my strengths, but I hope that you’ll have it. I think patience is the key to success, moreover when it comes to beauty.
3 Homemade Beauty Masks For Your Face
1. Clearing BLACKHEADS
The most common beauty problem among girls, but not only, are blackheads. It gives us a lot of trouble and unfortunately we can not get rid of them permanently. A face mask that helps you fight blackheads (it is been tested by me) is the combination of honey and cinnamon.
Recipe: You need a teaspoon of each. Mix until smooth and apply the paste on the T zone, or wherever you have the blackheads. Leave it for a few minutes and then rinse with warm water.
This treatment can be used several times a week. Honey is an excellent moisturizer and cinnamon has antibacterial properties.
2. Dehydrated Complexion
If you have a dehydrated skin, honey is the best treatment. Whether used alone (lie honey on your face and leave it for several minutes and then rinse it with warm water) or in combination with others such as eggs, olive oil, bananas etc.
Recipe: For the banana honey mask you need a banana (obviously), yogurt and one tablespoon of honey. Crush the banana until you get a sort of puree, then mix it with yogurt and honey. Spread on the face and leave it for 30 minutes. After that, you can rinse with warm water.
Bananas are a rich source of calcium and vitamin B whereas yogurt is good for cleaning and moisturizing the face.
3. Revitalized Complexion
For your skin to be revived, cucumber and mint combined with egg whites will fulfill your desire.
Recipe: To get revitalizing mask you need a white egg, crushed mint leaves and one cucumber peeled without seeds. Mix the cucumber and the mint well in the blender. Beat the egg whites until they become a foam and add it over the cucumber and mint. Apply this mask on the face for 20 minutes, then rinse with warm water.
Cucumber is rich in vitamins such as vitamin A, vitamin C, calcium, iron, phosphorus. Egg whites have an lifting effect while peppermint reduces sebum secretion and it is rich in vitamin A, C and Omega 3.
3 Homemade Beauty Masks For Your Body
Exfoliating masks are very important for body care, so I advise you to try some homemade beauty masks (that are also healthy!) and start looking gorgeous! Skin exfoliation is very important because it helps you get rid of dead cells, leaving your skin healthy and smooth. I will mention exfoliating benefits like:
-reduces facial redness and blemishes
-opens pores and removes dirt
-removes unwanted hair
-helps treat dry skin
Although it is very effective, you shouldn’t exaggerate with skin exfoliation. Irritation, burning and skin drying are some negative aspects arising from peeling. It is said that every 7 days our cells regenerate, so i advise you to exfoliate only once a week.
1. Beauty Mask With Olive Oil and Coffee
Recipe: Heat the olive oil slightly and mix it with ground coffee. Apply it to the skin and then massage for a few minutes. Rinse with warm water. Also, you can add a teaspoon of honey, try both ways and see what works best for you!
The main benefit of this particular mask is that it helps combat cellulite. Also it keeps your skin clean and moisturized.
2. Oatmeal Mask
Recipe: For this mask you need oat powder, a few drops of lavender, mandarin, chamomile and rosewood oil and a teaspoon of lavender dry petals. In a bowl combine everything with some water. Apply it on the skin and rinse, after a few minutes, with warm water.
Oats are beneficial in moisturizing the skin and the essential oils offer a pleasant fragrance. This mask helps cleanse and pamper the skin.
3. Sugar Exfoliating Mask
Recipe: You need sugar, olive oil, aloe Vera, glycerin and a little vanilla extract. Mix all ingredients into a bowl, and then apply then on the skin. Massage your body using circular motions and then leave it for a few minutes to act. Rinse with warm water. It is advisable to avoid using creams or other body products after this mask.
This mask improves blood circulation, cleanse the skin and gives its healthy shine.
3 Homemade Beauty Masks For Your Hair
1. Mask For Dehydrated Hair
Recipe: You need 2 olive oil,1 egg, 2 honey and a few drops of castor oil. Mix all ingredients in a bowl until smooth. Apply it to the hair and leave it on for at least 30 minutes. Rinse thoroughly with warm water then wash hair normally.
Besides being a powerful hydrating mask, hair will be shiny due to the properties of the egg.
2. Mask For Any Type of Hair
Recipe: It is suitable for any hair type. You need two tablespoons of coconut oil, two spoons of honey, one teaspoon of castor oil and a drop of vitamin A. Melt the coconut oil and then add the remaining ingredients and mix. Apply it on the hair and leave it for 2 hours. Rinse it with warm water and wash the hair normally.
Coconut oil is great for hair, it helps with dandruff problems and makes your hair and your scalp be healthier. Castor oil helps hair growth and vitamin A and honey are great for hydration.
3. Beauty Mask For Dry Hair
Recipe: You need 150 grams of pumpkin, a glass of milk and a tablespoon of olive oil. Mix ingredients in a blender. Apply the mask on the hair and leave it for 20 minutes to act. Rinse it with warm water and wash the hair normally.
Pumpkin is a good source of calcium, magnesium, zinc and several vitamins like C, B , K, A whereas milk is good for hair hydration.
I chose these particular homemade beauty masks, because I think they are quite easy to do in less than 5 minutes and most of the ingredients aren’t very expensive or difficult to obtain. These are some practical and useful mask for skin face, hair and body.
In addition, I want to remind you that honey is the best ingredient for any treatment and it can be used alone and still do the magic. Personally, I stopped using DIY masks, probably due to laziness and convenience, but with this article I started using these recipes again and I am excited because I almost forgot how awesome they are for my health and beauty. I hope you`ll have patience and you’ll make a habit out of using these homemade masks.
PS: Don`t forget to be fab and share your favorite homemade beauty masks with us below, especially if you have new and interesting ones!
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