Tightening, brightening, exfoliating, oh my! Face masks can be undoubtedly expensive, but sometimes the ones you make at home are just as beneficial as the ones you buy. Saving money AND plastering funky clay on your face? SOUNDS LIKE A PARTY. The masks you make in your kitchen aren’t always going to be as effective as the ones made by professionals, but it’ll definitely save you some money to be a DIY queen, with great skin. Here’s some of my favorite masks that have been tested and tried to make my skin look and feel its best!
1. Brown Sugar Mask
Probably the easiest mask you will ever make. It only requires two ingredients, both of which you probably already have in your kitchen. All you need for this exfoliating mask is brown sugar and milk.
- 2 tablespoons of brown sugar
- ¼ cup of milk
Mix these two ingredients together and scrub gently over your whole face. Make sure you get the areas where you have a lot of dry skin. Let the mask sit for 10-15 minutes and then rinse with warm water and pat dry. Enjoy your silky smooth face!
2. Brightening Beer Mask
This mask is great to use in the winter when your skin is dull and dry. The beer in this brightening mask helps dissolve dead skin cells and restore luminosity. By adding the egg white, it creates a more mask-like texture on your skin and helps add elasticity back in.
- Egg white
- ½ cup of any brand of beer
- 2 teaspoons of fresh lime juice
Combine all the ingredients and carefully slather on your face. Leave the mask to sit for ten minutes and then rinse off with warm water and pat dry.
3. The “Breakfast” Mask
This mask made with yummy ingredients not only includes foods that are good for you and your skin. All these ingredients are combined together to help calm and correct oily skin.
- Egg yolk
- Tablespoon of honey
- Tablespoon of olive oil (might seem counterproductive but trust the process)
- Half cup of oatmeal
Mix together and rub it all over your face. Leave on for about 20 minutes before rinsing off with warm water and patting dry.
4. Cucumber & Yogurt
Great for hydrating your skin so you have a nice, glowing complexion. Try to restrain yourself from eating the mask while you make it!
- Half of a peeled and sliced cucumber
- One tablespoon of yogurt
Puree your cucumber in a blender or food processor with the a tbsp of yogurt. Apply to a clean face and leave on for 20 minutes. Gently wipe off with a damp washcloth.
5. Avocado Face Mask
The avocado in this mask contains vitamins and proteins. The avocado will moisturize your skin. Feel free to make some guacamole while you’re at it!
- One ripe avocado
- One room temperature egg white
- One teaspoon of lemon juice
Peel your avocado and mash it up until there’s no chunks left. Mix in the egg white and lemon juice then apply to your face and let it sit for about half an hour. Rinse with warm water and pat dry.
Gather your girls together for a night in and have each of them try a different mask. See which the group likes best, and post it in the comments below! Need a last minute birthday gift for Grandma? You could even make huge amounts of different masks and give them to family and friends as gifts! Maybe not the ones with egg in them though…That might not turn out so well. Happy masking!