Beautify Yourself: DIY Face Masks For 4 Different Skin Types
Why spend a ton of money on face masks when you can make them at home? We have listed down masks for four different skin types that you can create from easily accessible natural ingredients. The number of ingredients may be fewer than in packaged masks sold in expensive shopsm but believe us when we say the result is the same. The number one rule when using a face mask is to moisturise your skin after using the mask (even if it’s oily) and don’t drink lots of water.
1. Oily Skin
Oily skin is usually denoted with a shiny T-zone, the patch along your forehead and nose. It is caused due to too much secretion of sebum and can result in skin problems such as acne, since the pores tend to clog easily with dirt. Hence, it’s very important to keep your skin clean. The only good thing about oily skin is that it shows signs of ageing much later.
2tbsp Multani Mitti
1tbsp rose water
A few drops of lemon juice (optional)
Mix all the ingredients together. If the paste appears to be too dry, add a little more rose water. Apply the mask on a clean face and let it dry for 10 to 15 minutes before washing it with lukewarm water. Multani Mitti, or Fuller’s earth, is an age-old remedy for oily, especially acne-prone skin. It removes the excess oil from your face and the citric acid in the lemon dries out the pimples. The rose water moisturises and refreshes the skin.
2. Dry Skin
Dry skin is usually very sensitive and can lead to patches of redness, wrinkles and an uneasy tightness of the face, especially just after washing it, which is why it constantly needs moisturising. Natural oils are a great way to keep it hydrated.
1/2 cup oatmeal
Mix all the ingredients into a paste. Keep it on the face for 10 minutes and then rinse. You can substitute honey for olive oil, as they both have moisturising effects that are ideal for dry skin. The banana helps in softening the skin and also fighting against wrinkles, while oatmeal helps in exfoliating dead cells.
3. Combination Skin
Many of us have this type of skin where the T-zone is slightly more oily, with dry patches around the cheeks, jawline and other areas on the face. There are a lot of problems with this type of skin, so you have to be careful while choosing the right products. You cannot use products that dry your skin too much, neither the ones that add to the already oily T-zone. While others have to deal with just one type of skin problem, you, unfortunately, get to to deal with multiple problems like dryness, patches, acne and so on.
6 rose petals
2tbsp rose water
Rip the petals into small pieces, crush them and add rosewater. Heat the honey a little bit in the microwave, so that it will combine with the mixture. Add yoghurt and whisk all the ingredients together till it becomes a paste. Apply it on the face and leave it to on for 20 minutes. Rinse with lukewarm water.
4. Sensitive Or Irritable Skin
The environment that we live in results in our skin taking all the burden Pollution, stress and harsh weather can result in sensitive or irritable skin. When this occurs, a soothing mask iwith natural ingredients like yoghurt, is the best remedy.
1/2 cup yoghurt
2tbsp aloe vera gel or juice
1/2 cucumber, peeled
Put all the ingredients into a blender and mix till it becomes a paste. Apply it on the face and leave it for 20 minutes before rinsing with cool water. The yoghurt and the aloe vera work to restore moisture into the skin and soothe the irritation, while cucumber hydrates the sensitive skin.
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