I guess the quarantine had been a hard period for all of us, especially for those that are obsessed with skincare; and I am one of them. I like to put on different face masks to make my skin glow and to get rid of acne. This became a problem when I had no masks left in my drawer and I had to improvise and find something. And here I was, trying new combinations to see which one works better and how. So, I will share with you my home face masks recipes down below.
- Around 3 drops of fresh orange juice (it contains acid which may burn your skin, so try not to use more)
- 2 drops of tea tree oil
- 1 spoon of coconut oil
- 1 and a half spoon of honey
- Half a spoon to one spoon of flour (to thicken the composition)
You put all of the ingredients in a bowl and mix it. There’s no specific order.
This mask helps with softening your skin. Your face will have that natural glow while being mate as it reduces the production of sebum. At the same time, you will notice a slightly difference in your skin texture and you’ll feel the need to change your skin routine as it is healthier. All of those are because of:
- the tea tree oil, that keeps your acne under control and the pimples are dried out as it helps soothe dry skin by reducing itching and irritation and the antiseptic properties contribute to combating oily skin;
- the orange juice, as it contains vitamin C, so your dark sports get uniform and a little bit faded, and it helps your skin looking younger and keeping it that way;
- the coconut oil, that keeps your face moist and soft, but also makes it looks mate while easing inflammation by improving antioxidant status;
- the honey, that keeps that soft glow on your face and keeps in all the right nutrients for the day.
Acne home face mask
- 2 crushed aspirins
- 1 crushed vitamin C pill
- 1 tablespoon of Aloe Vera
- 1 tablespoon of honey
- Half a spoon of olive oil
You put all of the ingredients in a bowl in the exact same order I wrote them above. Before adding the olive oil, mix everything else well.
This is a mask that can help you with your pimples, blackheads, and other types of acne. I know this is a very important problem among teenagers so I recommend it. It’s not drying your face out or making any rush but it helps with reducing acne. The pimples tend to retreat and to hurt less. The scars and darker skin patches get lighter and match your skin tone. The reasons why these are happening are due to:
- aspirin, that contains salicylic acid that dissolves the type of skin debris that clogs pores and causes acne;
- vitamin C, that has a hydrating effect on skin and it decreases trans epidermal water loss, allowing your skin to better retain moisture while maintaining the skin smooth, even, and glowy;
- Aloe Vera, that helps with burns, scars and popping pimples; it has a renewing effect on your skin, keeping it hydrated and calm;
- honey, it helps balance the bacteria on your skin, speeds up your skin cells’ healing processes and reduce inflammation, which makes it a great product to use for acne;
- olive oil, is an antioxidant, so it might help prevent damage from ultraviolet radiation and it decreases your acne by killing off the bacteria that causes the acne.
Removal home face mask
- 1 spoon of gelatine
- 2 spoons of milk
You have to put the milk in a mug and warm it up in the microwave then add the gelatine and mix it. But it in the microwave again and mix it again until it starts getting thicker. When it’s gluey, you start putting it on your face.
I found this mask online but the proportions weren’t right so I had to try multiple times until I got the right consistency. It was supposed to be a blackhead-mask removal but it turned out more like a facial-hair-mask removal. I wasn’t disappointed in either case. I could get some of my nose and forehead blackheads removed but also some of my facial hair in a painless way. I recommend this combination if you are someone who likes to have their face smooth and silky.