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At Home Facial Mask Recipes

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July 14, 2014 · 674 Views

Treat yourself to some special at-home pampering with these easy-to-make facial masks. Ideal for a variety of skin types, the combinations below help reveal skin’s natural glow in 15 minutes and contain far less chemicals than many skin care regimes.

Plain yogurt and oatmeal mask (sunburns, sensitive skin) 

For those with sensitive skin, try this soothing plain yogurt and oatmeal mask. For less than $15 you can have several applications. Mix together one cup of plain yogurt and half a cup of oatmeal. The moisturizing properties of oatmeal with help calm skin redness, and the ingredients in the yogurt such as calcium, zinc and B vitamins will help reduce inflammation, hydrate and refresh the look of skin.

Banana, honey and lemon mask (oily, acne-prone skin, pigmentation)

This banana, honey and lemon mask helps balance oily skin and costs about $10 to make. Simply combine one banana, two tablespoons of honey and one lemon for a step closer to healthier skin. The banana contains vitamin A, which helps even skin tone and potassium to help retain skin’s moisture. Additionally, the honey will moisturize and gently clean skin’s bacteria, and the lemon will help decrease extra oil in the skin.

Avocado and honey mask (dry skin)

If your skin is looking dry and dull, give this avocado and honey mask a shot. It’s under $10, and the avocado is an anti-inflammatory that provides a generous amount of moisture. Honey helps clean pores and also moisturizes. Add half of an avocado a 1/4 cup of honey and you’re set.

Avocado, green tea, oatmeal, raw cocoa and honey mask (anti-aging)  

This powerful combination of age-fighting nutrients will help you look younger than your years. The avocado, oatmeal and honey will help moisturize, soothe redness and clean pores. The green tea and raw cocoa serves as excellent antioxidants to ward off free radicals. Put one avocado, a few tablespoons of honey, oatmeal and raw cocoa and a small cup of cooled down green tea for an unbeatable combination. Priced under $25, this inclusive mask is an indulgent treat for the skin.

Sugar and water mask (exfoliate and brighten)  

For a simple, yet effective exfoliation, mix together a couple tablespoons of sugar and warm water and gently massage on to face to reveal more glowing skin. For about $5, you can exfoliate your skin regularly.

Stock your kitchen and Invite your girlfriends over for a fun night of relaxation and rejuvenation to help you put your best face forward.

Stacy Brecht is a professional writer, dancer, marketer and model in the Los Angeles area. Brecht also enjoys traveling, wine, fitness training, volunteering, movies and trying new restaurants. Her work can be found at Examiner.com.

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