If you need to clear up your complexion or help your teen get over acne or blackheads here are some simple natural homemade masks that can be applied that do not contain the harmful chemicals that commercial cosmetics do.
Rose, honey and oatmeal face mask: There are many different ways that you can make superbly effective face masks using entirely natural materials. These face masks help you to cleanse your skin far more effectively than you could ever do with just soap and water and of course, every one of them is 100% natural.
In this case, take one third of a cup of well ground oatmeal and combine it with 1/8 of a cup of rose petals. The fresher the petals are, they better it is so they should ideally be fresh off the plant. Crush them before adding to the mix.
Add to four tablespoons of runny honey (if you are using more solid honey, warm it so that it becomes liquefied) before applying the mixture to your face. Leave it on for half an hour or so (why not relax in a nice hot bath infused with rose petals as well?) before washing the mixture off with warm water.
Apple crush facial mask: As the name probably suggests, you need an apple for this face mask recipe. You also need one tablespoon of lemon juice and a tablespoon of dried herbs of your choice (for example, lavender, spinning, chamomile, sage or anything else you have available).
Drop the apple in how water and cook it until it can be mashed easily. Mash the apple and add the lemon juice and herbs, getting rid of the pulpy apple remains. Once the temperature of the mixture is cool enough to do so comfortably, apply the mix to your face as a mask.
Leave for five minutes before washing off with warm water and a washcloth or mitt…
Lemon and egg surprise: Lemon juice is another substance that you find in many natural skincare recipes. In this case, whip up an egg white until it peaks and then pop it in the freezer for 15 minutes or so.
After this, add the juice of a lemon and one purÃ©ed or grated tomato. Apply to the skin, leave for 10 to 15 minutes and then wash off with water. Do this every day for months and you will notice a marked improvement in skin quality.
Banana, cream and honey: Take one tablespoon of honey and mix it together with half a mashed banana plus 2 tablespoons of sour cream. Apply as a face mask for 10 minutes and then wipe clean with a warm, damp cloth.
Apple and tomato mask: For this one, you need two tablespoons of plain yoghurt, Â½ a tomato, 1 egg white, 2 or 3 tablespoons of whole wheat flour and 2 slices of chopped apple.
Mix all of the ingredients together, spread on dry skin and allow the mixture to dry as well, which should take around 15 minutes. Wash off with warm water.