DYI Masks you can make right in your kitchen

You don’t have to go heavy on your pocket, when you can find the remedy to your skincare issues in your kitchen! Since commercial face masks are overloaded with chemicals and preservatives that could harm your skin in the long-term, damage the natural protective layer and ruin the pH balance, you should try a several homemade masks and select one that works best for you. The answer to your skin problem is all in nature.

Milk Mask

You know you can reduce puffiness and dark circles by soaking cotton balls into milk and placing them on your eyes for 15-20 minutes? It can give you better results than cucumbers, so whenever you have that next big event coming up, just soak two cotton balls and let them heal your eyes.

Also, you could use milk as a cleanser. Instead of getting costly milk cleansers, you could simply soak a cotton ball and gently rub your face with it in circular motions. This helps remove impurities, give a soothing sensation, increase blood circulation and radiate a lasting glow.

Milk is a natural exfoliator and will leave your skin smooth.  To make a mask, get powdered milk, take three teaspoons and mix it with water in a bowl to make a thick mixture. Apply the mixture to your face and let it sit for 15 minutes. Wash off your face with lukewarm water.  It will refresh your face.

Yogurt Mask

Yogurt mask could help tighten your pores, rejuvenate skin and give a natural glow. It also is a natural exfoliator because of the lactic acid found in yogurt.  In a container, mix two teaspoons yogurt with two drops of apple cider vinegar and a little local honey for moisture.  Your skin will feel soft, smooth and moist.  This mask is one of my favorites. Apply on your face and let it sit for 15 minutes. Wash off with lukewarm water.

Papaya mask

Papaya mask is effective in preventing aging and works as an anti-oxidant and exfoliator.  Papaya is a natural glycolic acid and will work at removing dead skin cells and will lighten brown spots over time.  It also helps moisturizers be better absorbed.

Mix a quarter sliced papaya with ½ teaspoon honey and blend all together.  Let it sit on your face for 15 minutes and wash off with warm water.  Then apply an anti aging moisturizer.  It will sink right in!

Cucumber and Aloe Vera mask

The mask helps rejuvenate your skin and reduce inflammation. If you have sensitive skin, this mask is perfect for you.  Also cucumber and aloe Vera are known to reduce puffy eyes.  If you are feeling adventurous, add a little coffee.  Coffee adds anti-oxidants and will reduce puffy eyes.

Add two tablespoons of Aloe Vera with half a chopped cucumber and let it sit on your face for 15 minutes. Wash off with warm water.

Select the mask that works best for your type of skin. If it causes a reaction, stop using that and switch to something that suits you or isn’t too harsh.