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5 DIY Face Masks You Can Try at Home When You’re on a Budget

There is nothing better than spending a day at the spa, but let’s be honest, this doesn’t exactly come cheap, which is why it’s always helpful to find an alternative. Plus, there are few things better than being able to pamper yourself in the comfort of your own home (because you don’t need to be presentable, and can walk around with a green face mask without shame). Below are 5 face masks you can try at home, which are perfect for when you’re on a budget — or if the spa is just too much of a mission.

Nutrient-Rich Avocado Mask

Avocados are delicious, but we also know that they are filled with nutrients including Niacin (Vitamin B3) and Vitamin C, which benefit the skin. So, it makes sense that you can also use this fruit as an ingredient for a facemask. Mixed with 1 teaspoon of honey and 1 tablespoon of plain yogurt (so all the things you already have at home) you can create a face mask that is nourishing to the skin, and it will soothe it. Mix the mixture together, and leave on the face for around 10 to 15 minutes, Self reports.

A Delicious-Smelling Banana Creation

If you have a medium-sized banana lying around the house then you can create a face mask that will give you fresh skin. According to Reader’s Digest, simply mash up the banana, add 2 tablespoons of honey and a quarter cup of plain yogurt and then let it set for around 10 to 20 minutes before rinsing off with cold water.

A Milk Mask For Youthful Skin

Milk is said to have been used by great beauties throughout history, such as Cleopatra, who is reported to have taken milk baths to preserve her youth. According to Reader’s Digest, a great DIY face mask for fresh skin can be created using powdered milk, mixed with enough water to form a paste. The paste should be placed all over the face, left to dry, and then washed off.

Honey, Cinnamon, And Lemon For A Fresh Appearance

If the thought of putting eggs on your face is a little gross, don’t worry, we hear you. Skip the eggs (although the proteins in egg whites are great) and instead opt for a better smelling face mask created with a mix of honey, cinnamon, and lemon. According to Self, mix two tablespoons of pure honey with 1 teaspoon of cinnamon (for inflammation and redness) and 1 wedge of fresh lemon (for exfoliation). The mixture should be massaged into the face and left on for between 15 to 20 minutes before being rinsed off.

Tumeric Will Help Combat Pigmentation

According to Elle, if you want a mask that improves skin texture and tone, then you can make one with 1 tablespoon of natural yogurt, 1 tablespoon of honey and 1 tablespoon of turmeric powder. The publication notes that honey helps with moisture, while the lactic acid in yogurt helps to remove the old skin cells. While turmeric helps to combat pigmentation.

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