We all want to look as great as possible, but our busy schedules don’t always let us take care of ourselves. However, there are some easy-to-follow tips that will never let you down.
We at Bright Side found the most effective DIY face treatments that will take you the minimum amount of time but will make your skin look and feel perfect. We also prepared a bonus for you at the end of the article!
1. Green Tea Mask
If you’re dreaming about improving your complexion and removing swollen eyes and dark circles or if your skin is sensitive to sunlight and you’ve started to notice wrinkles, this mask is a must for you. You’ll just need 1/2 a cup of bentonite clay, 1/3 of a cup of apple cider vinegar, and 1/3 of a cup of green tea. Stir them together, and add 5 drops of frankincense essential oil and 5 drops of lavender essential oil. Stir it to a creamy consistency. Apply the mask for 20 minutes, and then wash your face.
2. Moisturizing Banana Mask
This natural facial mask will soften, nourish, and moisturize your skin. You’ll simply need to smash one medium banana into a smooth paste, and leave it on your face for 20 minutes. Then wash your face, and get a fresh feeling with a nice smell. You can also add one tbsp of honey and 10 drops of lemon juice, and apply it for 15 minutes. Use this mask to hydrate and enhance your skin.
3. Peeling Mask
It may look a bit scary when applied, but you’ll notice the result right after the first use. Your skin will be clean, soft, and glowing! Just take a pack of unflavored gelatin, add 2 drops of eucalyptus essential oil and 1/2 tbsp of apple cider vinegar, and mix the ingredients. Put the mixture in the microwave for 10-15 seconds, and make sure it isn’t clumpy. Put the mask on your face, avoiding the eye area, for 5-10 minutes. Then take it off with warm water. If you have dry skin, apply a moisturizer.
4. Volcanic Acne Mask
If your skin is oily and you have acne, this mask is just for you! The active ingredients will go deep into the pores of your skin to clean dirt, extract pollutants, and give a flawless complexion. Combine 1 tbsp of activated charcoal and 1 tbsp of bentonite clay. Warm up 1/4 of a cup of water, and pour it over the charcoal and clay. Stir the mixture together with a wooden spoon, add a few drops of tea tree oil, and mix again. The final mixture should be like a thick cream. Apply it, and leave it on for 15-20 minutes or until the mask has dried. Then rinse it off, and apply a moisturizer.
5. Milk and Honey Mask
This antibacterial mask (because of the mix of milk and honey) will suit you if you’ve got dry skin. It will also smooth and soften the skin on your face. You’ll need to mash 1 tbsp of raw milk with 1 tbsp of raw honey. Then wash your face, and apply the mask. Rinse it off after 15 minutes.
6. Oatmeal Facial Mask
To make this mask, grind up 4 tbsp of rolled oats, and add 1 tbsp of honey to moisturize and improve the structure of the mask. Then add one egg, and mix all the ingredients. A few drops of lemon juice will make the mask more effective in case of oily skin. Leave it on for 15 minutes, and take it off with warm water. An oatmeal mask is a cheap way to smooth and soften your skin and make you love yourself even more.
7. Strawberry Yogurt Mask
Mash or blend 2 ripe strawberries, and add 1 tsp of raw organic honey and 1 tsp of probiotic plain yogurt. After mixing all the ingredients, apply the mask. Keep it on for 15 minutes. Gently wash your face, and enjoy skin that has become brightened and moisturized. This mask also fights acne.
8. Refreshing Lemon Mask
To clean and freshen your skin and remove dead skin cells, squeeze the juice from a lemon and add to it 1/4 of a cup of olive oil. Apply the mask for 10-15 minutes, and then rinse it off. Olive oil is rich in antioxidants that moisturize, and the lemon will brighten your skin.
9. Unwanted Facial Hair Mask
Everyone’s got facial hair. The darker your skin is, the more visible the hair can be. However, there are some pale-skinned women who also understand this problem. Try this mask full of vitamins, and you’ll notice that the hair grows slower and slower. You’ll need to blend 1 tbsp of oatmeal, 2 tbsp of honey, and 2 tbsp of lemon juice. Apply the mixture for 15-20 minutes, and wash your face with warm water.
10. Bubble Mask
If you don’t have much time to relax your body in a sea of bubbles, get a bubble mask, and amaze the world with a fun selfie at the same time. This face mask (also called an oxygen mask) is able to purge pores and make your complexion stay wrinkle-free because it contains antioxidants that fight free radicals. It’s user-friendly, so you can apply the mask day or night without washing your face first. You’ll only need 5-7 minutes for this mask, and you can also use it to remove your makeup.
As we promised, here’s a great bonus for you! You can use this mask every day, and it won’t take you lots of time to get ready!
For this mask, you’ll need to combine 4 bags of hibiscus tea and 2 cups of boiling water. Add 2 tbsp of agar, and give a stir. Then cool it down until it’s warm, and apply it to your face for 20-30 minutes. Then wash your face. The mask is rich in antioxidants and will reduce your pores and soothe your skin.
These simple masks will work their magic with your face and make you feel better and love yourself much more! Because there’s no one as beautiful as you!
If you have your own secret masks with unbelievable results, share them with us in the comments!