Homemade Face Masks
Easy, effective facial mask recipes for your skin type - nourishing, healing and deliciously aromatic!
Making your own homemade face masks is a great way to care for your skin without breaking the bank.
With the right ingredients, homemade facial masks can be as effective as name brand masks, and you can customize your facial mask recipes to suit your skin's special needs.
Combined with other recipes such as face moisturizers, cleansers and toners, you can create a great skincare regimen right in your own kitchen.
Facial masks can tighten pores, stimulate circulation
(and thus healthy skin growth), or deep moisturize your skin.
Facial mask recipes with clay are great for cleansing and tightening,
while recipes rich in natural plant oils are excellent for hydrating and repairing dry, aging or damaged skin.
How to Use Homemade Face Masks
Generally speaking, giving yourself a homemade facial mask treatment once or twice a week is enough.
Homemade facial masks are easy to use:
assemble your mask ingredients (creating a thick, spreadable paste)
apply the mask to your face, and relax for 15 minutes while it works its
magic. To apply the mask, simply spread it evenly all over your face,
avoiding your eyes and mouth.
Use the time it takes for the mask to work on your skin as a "time out".
Lie down, relax and just notice your breath or think happy thoughts.
Make it a time to recharge your batteries - you'll be glad you did (and so will your family and friends!)
Choosing Clay for Your Homemade Face Masks
French Green Clay
Good for oily skin. Draws out excess oil, dirt and toxins. Boosts circulation and tones skin.
Buy French green clay.
(Moroccan Red Clay) Excellent for very oily, acneic skin. Extremely powerful cleanser and detoxifier; boosts circulation and tightens pores.
Do not use on dry or sensitive skin.
Buy rhassoul clay.
Fuller's Earth Clay
Good for oily, acne-prone skin. Draws out excess oil, dirt and toxins. Can lighten or "bleach" skin.
Buy fuller's earth clay.
Good for oily skin. Draws out and traps dirt and toxins. Should be off-white in color (not pure white.)
Buy bentonite clay.
Also called white cosmetic clay. Best for normal, dry, mature and sensitive skin types.
Does not absorb excess oils. White, pink or yellow in color (white is mildest.)
Buy kaolin clay.
Here's the facial mask recipes again, in case you missed them...
Or get the details on how to give yourself a complete homemade facial.
Then round out your skincare routine with these other easy, natural homemade facial recipes.
Homemade Facial Scrubs
Homemade Facial Moisturizer
Facial Steam Recipes
Homemade Skin Toner Recipes
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