Face packs help to cleanse and purify the skin, they work by penetrating the skin to remove excess dirt and sebum to reveal a fresher complexion. Store bought face packs often contain harsh chemicals and ingredients that could be harmful to the skin and body.
Therefore, if you want to protect your skin and give your skin that glow, without using chemical based products, you can make your own homemade face packs from the comfort of your home. In this article, we are going to outline some of the best homemade face packs for glowing, cleaner skin.
Mint and Turmeric Face Pack
Why is Turmeric Beneficial For The Skin?
Turmeric contains powerful antioxidants and anti-inflammatory properties that help to reduce redness, deep cleanse the skin and remove blemishes.
You can make simple turmeric face packs by combining a tablespoon of turmeric powder with Greek yogurt and honey, mix well to form a paste, then apply to face. Leave the mask on for at least 15 minutes, or until dry. Then Rinse off with warm water.
Another variation on the classic turmeric face pack is a mint turmeric face pack. Mint has cooling properties and it soothes and freshens the skin. Give this simple, homemade face pack a try for glowing, beautiful skin.
Ingredients For Mint and Turmeric Face Pack:
- Handful Mint Leaves
- Tablespoon Turmeric
- 2 Tablespoons Greek Yogurt
Crush the mint leaves using a pestle and mortar, add the turmeric and Greek yogurt, mix until well combined.
Apply to your face and leave for 15-20 minutes or until dry. Rinse off with warm water to reveal a fresher, brighter complexion.
WarningBe cautious with turmeric and be sure to do a patch test before using it on your entire face. Also, make sure that you wear old clothes when you are handling it because it stains whatever it comes into contact with. Wear gloves if you do not want to stain your nails.
Lemon and Honey Face Mask
Dr. Surbhi, MD is a qualified skin doctor, she does not recommend that you rub lemon on your face without combining it with other naturally soothing ingredients. For this face pack, we combine lemon with honey to heal, cleanse and soothe the skin. Honey has anti-inflammatory properties and can help with pigmentation problems, dry skin and blackheads. It has also been known to brighten dull skin.
For this mask, mix 3 tablespoons of honey with 3 tablespoons of lemon juice. Mix until well combined, then apply to your face, leave on for about 15 minutes, rinse off with warm water. Spritz your face with jojoba oil and water in a spray bottle whilst your face is still wet.
Caution: Use lemon with caution, do a patch test before applying it to your entire face.
1. Banana Face Mask
Bananas help to smooth the skin and reduce the signs of ageing. This is a very simple face mask that anyone can do, all you need is a medium-size banana.
Mash up the banana to form a puree. Apply the puree to your face and leave for 15-20 minutes. Rinse off using cold water.
2. Milk Face Mask
Lactose found in cow’s milk reduces smoothes and brightens the skin by removing dead skin cells and gently exfoliating the skin.
Take two tablespoons of powdered milk and mix it with enough cold water to form a paste. Apply the paste to your face and let it remain on your skin for 20 minutes. Rinse the paste off with cold water.
3. Oatmeal Face Mask
Oatmeal is an excellent homemade face pack ingredient. What does it do? It is an effective cleansing and moisturizing face mask that will give your face that beautiful glow. Use this face mask once or twice a week to see results.
Combine ½ a cup of warm water with ? cup of oatmeal, make sure you go for organic oatmeal. The oatmeal should look smooth and free from lumps. Now add 2 tablespoons of plain yogurt, 2 tablespoons of honey and 1 egg white. Mix everything together until well combined. Apply the mixture to your face and leave it on for 15-20 minutes
4. Tomato Face Mask
Tomatoes are just as effective as store-bought astringents or toners. They are also excellent for reducing blackheads and removing dead skin cells.
Take two large tomatoes, juice them and add a drop of honey to the mixture. Apply the tomato and honey mixture to your face and leave on for 20 minutes. Remove the mixture using chilly water and pat your face dry.
5. Papaya Face Mask
Papaya contains the enzyme papain as well as alpha hydroxy acids. They act as effective exfoliators and help to remove dead skin cells.
Here is a powerful face pack that you can use to give yourself a brighter, more youthful complexion.
- 3 tablespoons of blended papaya
- One tablespoon of honey
Combine the honey with the blended papaya. Apply it to your face and leave for 20 to 30 minutes. Rinse off with warm water.
Benefits of Homemade Face Masks:
- Less chance of allergic reaction
- No harsh chemicals
- Glowing skin with natural ingredients
- Removes dead skin cells naturally
- Have fun making homemade facial masks at home
- Get the kids involved
- Learning something new
Other Homemade Facial Treatments to Try
If you want to enhance your skincare regime with other homemade remedies, here are few things that you can try out at home.
1. Facial Steaming
Facial steaming is easy, cheap and effective. All you need is a large bowl of steaming hot water and a towel. Carefully place your head over the bowl with a towel over your head.
Inhale the steam for 15 minutes, or until the water has cooled down. When you have finished steaming your face, spritz your skin with chilly water.
2. Oil Cleansing
Oil cleansing is extremely beneficial for the skin. It lifts excess oil and dirt from the skin without stripping the skin of its natural oils.
Use virgin coconut oil, jojoba oil, olive oil or castor oil. Experiment with different oils to see which one works best for you.
3. Rose Water Spritzing
Use organic rose water mixed with chilly water and mix it together in a sterilized spray bottle. Spray your face after you have cleansed your skin. This will replace your usual toner or astringent.
Try one of these natural face masks every week to see which one works best for you. Have fun with it! Glowing skin is within your reach with these easy to make, simple homemade face packs.