Six homemade facial masks

WEB DESK: It is every woman’s monthly, if not weekly routine to go in an expensive saloon and spend hundreds and thousands of rupees on masks and facials to give the skin glow and clearness it requires to look fresh. 

According to Reader’s Digest, what if there was a way to get the same skin glow and freshness sans the chemicals and money you prefer to save.

Here are six homemade facial masks that help you keep the skin healthy and fresh:

1.Banana Facial Masks

bananaMash up a medium-sized ripe banana into a smooth paste, then gently apply it to your face and neck. Let it set for 10 to 20 minutes, then rinse it off with cold water. Another popular mask recipe calls for 1/4 cup plain yogurt, 2 tablespoons honey and 1 medium banana.

2. Vinegar Facial Masks

vinegarAfter you wash your face, mix 1 tablespoon apple cider vinegar with 2 cups water as a finishing rinse to cleanse and tighten your skin. You can also create a homemade facial mask by mixing 1/4 cup cider vinegar with 1/4 cup water. Gently apply the solution to your face and let it dry.

3. Milk Facial Masks

milkMake a mask by mixing 1/4 cup powdered milk with enough water to form a thick paste. Thoroughly coat your face with the mixture, let dry completely, then rinse with warm water. Your face will feel fresh and rejuvenated.

4. Yogurt Facial Masks

youghurtTo cleanse your skin and tighten the pores, slather some plain yogurt on your face and let it sit for about 20 minutes. For a revitalizing facial mask, mix 1 teaspoon plain yogurt with the juice from 1/4 slice of orange, some of the orange pulp, and 1 teaspoon aloe. Leave the mixture on your face for at least five minutes before rinsing it off.

5. Mustard Facial Masks

mustardPat your face with mild yellow mustard for a bracing facial that will soothe and stimulate your skin. Try it on a small test area first to make sure it won’t irritate.

6. Lemon Facial Masks

lemonCreate a facial that both exfoliates and moisturizes by mixing the juice from 1 lemon with 1/4 cup olive oil or sweet almond oil.
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