Spending some quality time outdoors surely is the best way to bond with your family and appreciate nature at the same time. The only downfall? All the time we spend under the sun takes a good toll on our skin. Sure, you’re armed with your trusty sunscreen, but sometimes wearing SPF is just isn’t enough. Luckily, there’s a quick and easy fix for that – DIY face masks. So start scouring your kitchen pantry now and give the following beauty recipes a try.
- Avocado Honey Mask. This healthy fruit may not look like it, but avocados are essential as a skin superfood. In fact, it is a great source of antioxidants and healthy fats that are used in various skincare products. In addition to avocado’s moisturizing properties, the oatmeal mixed in this mask acts as an exfoliator, while the lemon juice and apple cider vinegar aids in reducing inflammation and brightening the complexion. Just mash up the avocado, mix in the other ingredients, and apply it all over your face for a certain period of time. Do this once or twice a week to get softer, suppler skin.
- Banana Honey Face Mask. If you have a rather oily and acne-prone skin, then this face mask is for you. Bananas are known to be packed with potassium and antioxidants that naturally helps in fighting acne, while honey keeps your skin perfectly hydrated. All you’ve got to do is take an overripe banana, mash it until it reaches a semi-liquid consistency, and add in cinnamon and honey. Mix it altogether then apply it on your freshly cleansed skin. Leave it one for 10 to 15 minutes, then rinse it off with warm water.
- Strawberry Yogurt Face Mask. Not only are strawberries a great choice for a summer snack, they can also be a perfect addition for any at-home face mask as it can work as a gentle exfoliant for dry skin. Start by blending your oats until it reaches a powder-like consistency. In a separate bowl, mash the strawberries using a fork and mix in the yogurt, powdered oats and honey. Once you’re done, apply it to your face for as long as you want and rinse it off with warm water. Follow it up with your favourite serum and toner to get an instantly glowing skin.
- All-Natural Chocolate Face Mask. Perfect for any at-home spa night, using this chocolate face mask will surely do wonders for your tired skin. The honey and cream will work in restoring moisture to parched skin, while the oatmeal removes dead skin cells. Just mix cocoa, heavy cream, honey and oatmeal powder together, and refrigerate it until the mask is cool to touch. Generously apply it over your face, leave it on for 10 minutes and rinse it off. After that, follow it up with a light moisturizer to get better results.
Keeping your skin healthy and protected requires more than just applying a good amount of sunscreen. So keep these face mask recipes in mind to make sure that you’ll still have that healthy glow despite being expose under the sun for longer hours.