Ready-made face masks from the drugstore or perfumery are often expensive and full of preservatives so that they last a long time. A great natural and inexpensive alternative: make face masks yourself, because it’s very easy. EAT SMARTER shows you the best instructions and tells you what to look out for. How to Make Face masks.
Make face masks yourself
Basically, when making face masks yourself, the masks should always be prepared fresh and only from fresh ingredients. In fact, almost any fruit and vegetable is suitable for making face masks. It should be noted that greasy products such as bananas or avocados are more suitable for dry and mature skin, as these are very rich.
Tomatoes or cucumbers are ideal for caring for normal or unripe skin, as they have a cleansing and clarifying effect. Animal products such as eggs, quarks,s or yogurt are also perfect for making face masks yourself. Here, too, the richer the product, the richer it is also for the skin. The mixed masks should not be stored in the refrigerator for more than 24 hours.
Before the self-made masks are applied, the facial skin should be cleaned and make-up residues should be removed. Because the pores are still clogged with make-up, the care substances cannot penetrate the skin. Since the eye area is very sensitive, it should be avoided when using any mask.
Make face masks yourself: against large pores
The acid in the lemon constricts the pores, the complexion appears finer and more even.
- 2 tablespoons of cottage cheese
- 1 teaspoon lemon juice
- Mix the quark and lemon juice and leave the mask on for 15 minutes. Then rinse with warm water.
Make face masks yourself: for a fresh complexion
Papaya contains the enzyme papain, which is a great freshener for the complexion.
- 100 g papaya
- 1 teaspoon honey
- 1 egg yolk
- 1 teaspoon of olive oil
- 1/2 avocado
Finely puree the papaya and avocado and mix with the other ingredients. Then apply to the face and leave for 15 minutes. Remove with a cosmetic tissue and remove any residue with warm water.
Make face masks yourself:
Bye, bye bedroom view. Because coffee and the caffeine it contains not only wakes you up from the inside but also acts as a mask from the outside.
- 5 teaspoons of coffee grounds (simply remove from the cooled coffee filter
- 1 teaspoon honey
- 1 teaspoon of olive oil
Mix the ingredients well. If you like it even more supple, you can add more honey. Then apply the face mask and leave it on for 30 minutes. For an additional peeling effect: rub the mask with warm water when removing it. This stimulates blood circulation and makes the skin look even more alert.
Make face masks yourself: against dry skin
Avocados contain valuable fats that are also good for the skin.
- 1 tablespoon of ripe avocado
- 1 tablespoon of yogurt
Squeeze the avocado with a spoon and mix with the yogurt. Put it on your face for 10 minutes. Then rinse with water.
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Make face masks yourself: for soft skin
Yogurt not only tastes delicious, just like honey, it is also a true elixir of beauty.
- 5 tablespoons of natural yogurt
- 1 tablespoon of honey
Simply stir together the yogurt and honey and place them on your face. Leave on for 15-20 minutes and then remove the remains with a cosmetic tissue. The skin immediately feels much softer and shines.
Face masks do the same: against pimples
In the fight against pimples, healing clay is a real miracle weapon. Healing earth is available as a powder in the drugstore or in health food stores.
- 2 tablespoons of healing clay
- warm water
Simply mix the healing earth with warm water so that a thick paste is formed. Then apply the mask to the face. Avoid the mouth and eye area. Leave it on until it is completely dry. Then rinse with warm water.
Make face masks yourself: for firm skin
Cucumbers contain vitamins, sulfur, and mucilage that have a firming effect on the skin.
- 1/3 of a medium-sized cucumber
- 1 tablespoon of cottage cheese
Cut the cucumber into small pieces and puree to a fine pulp with a hand blender. Then add the quark. The mask should act for at least 20 minutes and can then be rinsed off.
Editor’s recommendation: Test your skin type now
Different skin types require different care. We have therefore developed a test with which you can find out which skin type you belong to and how you can best care for your skin.
And two more tips at the end:
For soft lips: while the respective mask is working, apply honey to the lips. Not only does it taste good, but it also makes the mouth area, which is often rough in winter, “baby-soft”.
For the sensitive: Since homemade face masks can also trigger allergies, the masks should be tested on a small area of skin before applying them to the face.