A face mask can rejuvenate and replenish your skin, but some will leave your wallet feeling depleted. Who knew a simple trip to the grocery store (or your well-stocked pantry) could supply you with all you’ll need for hydrated & smooth skin? Here’s a list of the best recipes for smooth skin, all made of ingredients that are probably sitting in your refrigerator as we speak.
For oily or acne-prone skin:
Banana & Honey mask
1 banana, preferably ripe (you can keep ripe bananas in the freezer. Let it thaw before using)
1 tbsp honey
An orange or a lemon
Apply to face for 15 minutes before rinsing with a cool washcloth or a steaming warm washcloth. This is the same preparation for all masks.
For dry skin:
1 tsp powdered milk
1 tbsp runny honey
1 tsp aloe vera gel
2 drops essential oil (lavender is soothing)
For combination skin:
2 tbsps rosewater
1 tbsp natural yogurt, room temperature (not lowfat or non-fat)
1 tbsp runny honey (to get honey runny, you can warm it in a microwave for a few seconds).
For sensitive skin:
1 cup natural yogurt (just-out-of-the-fridge cold)
½ cup oatmeal (basic oatmeal)
For “normal” skin:
Egg White Mask
2 egg whites, separated from the yolk and placed in a bowl
2 tablespoons of plain yogurt (recommended: Greek yogurt)
Let us know if you use any of these masks and how they worked to relieve any irritated skin in the comments below!