Part of one’s beauty regimen is the preparation and presentation of your beauty treatment. Being part of the process of making a hair mask or a lip scrub is fun and puts you in a great DIY mood. We’re here with three great and super easy face masks that you can whip up in a jiff! All you need are a few bowls and a trip to your kitchen pantry.
#1. Simple oat-n-honey face pack
For this recipe, you will need 2 to 3 tbsp. ground oatmeal (not too coarse, not too fine either!), 1 to 2 tbsp. honey, 1-2 tbsp. of warm water, half a tbsp. of lemon juice, 1 tbsp. yogurt. Mix oatmeal and water till the paste is smooth and allow to soak for a few minutes.
Add the honey in small amounts to the mix and keep stirring it in to let it blend.
Once your pack is ready, clean and dry your face before application. Barring your eyes, nostrils, and lips, you can apply the mask to your face in gentle strokes. Allow to dry for 10 or 20 minutes or till the mask feels taut and dry. Rinse off gently, dry your face and follow your toning and moisturizing regime.
Since honey, lemon, and yogurt are bleaching or de-tanning agents, you can consider adding a few drops of the latter two, to your pack if your face is pimple-prone or oily.
#2. Fruity packs
If you live in the tropics, papayas or bananas are a great ingredient in face masks. Either fruit can be mashed with a fork and applied directly onto a cleansed and dried face. Let your pack dry for 10 to 20 minutes or till you can feel dryness all over and rinse off. Follow through with your toning and moisturizer. For bleaching benefits, you could add a few drops of honey and make it a sweeter concoction!
For those of you who have access to strawberries or avocados, switch out the bananas and papayas for these yummy fruits instead.
Remember, some people are allergic to strawberries and it could cause break-outs. So, use with precaution.
#3 Clayey packs
While you can’t actually get ‘clay in your kitchen, you could find ingredients that get the job done. For this recipe, you will need 2 to 4 tbsp. of fine gram flour, 1 to 2 tbsp. of milk or cream, a few drops of lemon.
Gram flour can be made by grinding roasted chickpeas in your food processor or coffee grinder. If you want your pack to be more exfoliating in nature, make sure that the flour isn’t too finely ground.
Mix all your ingredients together to form a homogenous paste. You can regulate the consistency by adding a couple of drops of water or more lemon juice.
Apply in smooth motions onto a clean face. Leave the pack on for 10 – 15 minutes and rinse off. Towel dry your face and follow up your regimen.