Your skin is exposed to so much in a day – cleansers, makeup, pollution, temperature changes – that can affect its health and appearance. No matter your skin type or what your skin is exposed to, a mask can help keep skin soft, moisturized, and healthy.
Here are a few of our favorites:
Oatmeal Honey Mask
- 1/3 cup oatmeal
- 1 egg white
- 1–2 tablespoons honey
This mask is great for sensitive skin. Oatmeal can gently exfoliate without irritating while honey is antimicrobial and moisturizing to help balance out the skin. For best results, consider pulsing oatmeal in a food processor first for a more consistent texture. Mix together all ingredients and apply to the face. Let the mask set for 15–20 minutes before rinsing with warm water.
Lemon Yogurt Mask
- 1 teaspoon lemon juice
- 1 teaspoon baking soda
- 1 tablespoon Greek yogurt
This mask works well if you’re prone to breakouts or have oily skin. The lemon juice works as a natural astringent, helping clean and refine pores. The baking soda helps exfoliate and remove dead skin cells while the yogurt offers both anti-aging and anti-acne benefits. To prepare, thoroughly combine the ingredients in a bowl and apply to your face. Let the mask set for 15–20 minutes before rinsing with warm water.
This can be a more drying mask, so you may only want to do it a couple of times a month.
Coconut Avocado Mask
- 1/4 avocado
- 1–2 tablespoons coconut oil
- 1 teaspoon cocoa powder
This mask helps nourish the skin and keep it hydrated and smooth. The ingredients work together to support skin repair and reduce signs of fine lines. For the best results, consider making it in a food processor or with a hand mixer – this will help create a consistent mask texture. Once it’s ready, apply to your face and let it set for 15–20 minutes before rinsing with warm water.
The nice thing about these masks is that they aren’t filled with harsh chemicals, tested on animals, or expensive to prepare. Although each of these masks may help support healthy skin, you may want to do a patch test if you have sensitive skin.
What are your favorite masks or DIY beauty treatments?
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