It’s easy to let yourself go when times are tough, but spending the time loving and caring for yourself is what gives you the best rewards! As you all may know, I’ve always had my skin treatments done with Aplasca Aesthetic and Anti-aging Center. Since the pandemic started, they’ve had to close down their clinic for health and safety precautions. But, that doesn’t mean I’m going to forget about taking care of my skin!
In this guide, I’ll be showing you some DIY Face Masks that you can use to treat yourself to a pamper day! My favorite part about this is that the ingredients are all-natural and non-toxic. Plus, they’re probably just hiding in your cupboards and refrigerators! It’s such a simple thing to do once or twice a week, and it leaves your skin feeling rejuvenated!
DIY Face Masks
Banana + Yogurt + Honey
As delicious as this combination sounds, they actually contain a lot of benefits for your skin when applied topically. Bananas are basically portable fountains of youth that will leave your skin softer and more moisturized, while honey is a known acne remedy. Yogurt is an all-around skin superstar that moisturizes, reduces fine lines, soothes sunburns, fights acne, and treats skin infections! To prepare, mash up a medium-sized banana and mix it with 1/4 cup yogurt and 2 tablespoons of honey! Apply a generous amount all over your face. Let it set for 10-20 minutes and rinse with cold water.
Vinegar + Water
Vinegar has been used as a toner since ancient times, and the best kind to use would be apple cider vinegar! It helps to clear out impurities and tighten the skin. Mix 1/4 cup vinegar and 1/4 cup warm water. Soak a cotton ball with the solution and gently apply to your face.
Powdered Milk + Water
This is one of my favorite face masks because it’s so simple and easy to make! I mean, the regular Filipino cupboard probably already has sachets of bearbrand, am I right? Take 1/4 cup of powdered milk and mix it with just enough water to make a thick paste. Spread it thoroughly and evenly on your face and let dry completely. Rinse with warm water and you’re all set to take selfies of your freshly rejuvenated skin!
Oatmeal + Yogurt + Honey + Egg White
Oatmeal isn’t just great for breakfast, it’s also amazing on your skin! It has antioxidant and anti-inflammatory properties that can help to treat dry skin and remove dead skin cells! Let 1/3 cup oatmeal cook in 1/2 cup hot (not boiling!) water for 2-3 minutes. Mix 2 tablespoons of yogurt, 2 tablespoons of honey and 1 small egg white. Apply a thin layer on your face and let set for 10-15 mins. Rinse with warm water.
Yogurt + Aloe + Orange
The great thing about yogurt is that you can use it as is on your face for 20 minutes and it would do wonders for your skin! But you can take it a step further by mixing 1 teaspoon of yogurt with 1 teaspoon of aloe and the juice of a quarter orange slice (with a bit of the pulp). This makes for a revitalizing face mask that you can leave on your skin for at least 5 minutes before rinsing off.
Yogurt + Avocado + Honey
Another yogurt concoction includes mixing 1 teaspoon of plain yogurt with 1 teaspoon of honey and 1/2 of a ripe avocado, mashed. Avocados are rich in fatty acids and are great for moisturizing skin!
Oatmeal + Honey + Banana
This is a bit similar to our first face mask recipe, but we’ll be swapping out the magic of yogurt with the gentle exfoliating properties of raw oats! Mix 2 tablespoons of the oats with a teaspoon of honey and half of a mashed medium-sized banana. Rub in gentle circles all over your face and leave it on for at least 5 minutes before rinsing off with warm water.
Lemon + Honey + Cinnamon
Finally, we have my absolute favorite face mask. It’s as easy as mixing 1 teaspoon of cinnamon in 2 tablespoons of honey, then squeezing in 1 lemon wedge. This mixture is great for fighting infection without irritating your skin. Cinnamon helps reduce inflammation and redness, and can help fight acne by drying out the affected areas. The lemon helps to brighten and exfoliate your face while combatting scarring. It’s a powerhouse trio that, not surprisingly, is also delicious as a cup of tea!
What are you waiting for?
As soon as you have your ingredients ready, it’s time to start your pamper day! Try it out with your friends and family and experiment on the best face masks that suit each of your skin types! Taking care of yourself can be hard, but you can always start with the most basic of things like caring for your skin! Treat yourself this week and have a great pamper sesh!