3 DIY Facials at Home and Their Benefits

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Face masks are available in plethora in the market today. Whether it is activated carbon-based or charcoal based, fruit based or chocolate based, each ingredient has a specific purpose and is added for a reason. It is a simpler and more convenient idea to purchase these ready-made masks, but one needs to do ample research. There is also the risk of the particular product not suiting your skin. Apart from losing money, it can also cause skin irritation and allergies that you would want to avoid at any cost.

With the busy and hectic lifestyle that we have, stress starts to show on our faces through lines and wrinkles. It is almost impossible to keep the work stress from showing its effect on the skin. It is a great idea to take at least one hour out in the week and get a facial from an expert. If you do not want to shell out money on a weekly basis, here are some home remedies that can work as amazing facials.

How to begin

Before we go on to the home remedies that are easily available and work as facials, we need to explain the steps you need to take to get an amazing facial at home. It is important to do it right than to simply do it. Here are the steps:

a. Cleanse- Select a cleanser that works on your skin and wash you your face using warm water. Use a face cleanser and apply it as dots and move your fingers on the face in circular motion. Wash your face with cold water

b. Exfoliate- exfoliation helps in removing dead skin cells from your skin. Take a coin-sized amount of exfoliator that works for your skin and apply it the similar way as you applied the cleanser. Wash off with cold water

c. Steam- Steaming your face helps you relax and also opens the pores of the skin. It also releases the toxins and helps you get the best out of the facial. Take a bowl of hot water and lean over with a towel over your head. Take the steam in intervals of 5 minutes for at least 3 times.

It is time for a facial

Now that we have told you about the initial steps to prepare for a facial, it is time to prepare your own DIY masks. Here are some easy recipes:

1. Avocado Honey Mask

Preparation and Application:

a. Use half an avocado and mash it well

b. Add one teaspoon of honey and mix it well with the avocado

c. Let it sit for 5-10 minutes

d. Apply using your hand and spread it evenly on your face. Spread it evenly in layers.

e. Leave it on for 10-15 minutes and wash off with cold water or wipe it off using a muslin cloth

Benefits:

a. Packed with vitamins and skin friendly minerals like iron, calcium, and copper

b.Hydrates the skin. Works best for dry skin

c. Avocado moistures the skin and the honey acts as an anti-bacterial with a high quantity of anti-oxidants in it.

b.Brightens the skin boosting the natural glow

2. Oatmeal-Strawberry-Yogurt Mask

Preparation and Application:

a. Get a spoonful of oats and dry it. Blend it to a powder

b. Add some yogurt (organic and unsweetened) to it and mix well

c. Add juicy strawberries blended to a pulp

d. Add a little bit of honey to the mix.

e. Let the mixture sit for 10-15 minutes till it thickens. Add some powdered oatmeal if the mixture is still runny.

f. Apply gently, covering your entire face with your hands. Leave it on for 20 minutes and scrub it off gently. Wash with cold water

Benefits:

a. Repair sun damaged skin

b. Acts as a toner, moisturizer, and an exfoliator

c. Glowy skin in minutes!

d. Strawberries have anti-aging benefits

3.Honey Cinnamon Lemon Juice

Preparation and Application:

a. Mix two teaspoons of cinnamon, two tablespoons of honey and juice of half a lemon

b. Let it sit for a while

c. Apply as a thin layer on your face evenly and let it stay on for 15 minutes

d. Wash off with cold water

Benefits:

a. Reduces inflammation and dark spots and works wonders on tired looking skin

b. Honey acts as an anti-bacterial, anti-inflammatory, moisturizing and an anti-oxidant

c. Cinnamon also has anti-microbial and anti-oxidant properties (use it with caution as it may cause skin irritation to some skin types)

d.Rich in vitamin C and hydrates the skin

Post-facial care:

Once you are done with the facial, finish it well. Here are the next steps to a complete and a great facial:

a. Tone- Use a toner that suits your skin and using a cotton pad/ball spread dab it all over your face. Let it dry off naturally.

b. Moisturize- Finish it off by applying your favorite moisturizer. If you are going out, use a good sunblock.

We hope you find making these masks easy. Most of the ingredients listed are easily available and you may find them in your home itself. Do tell us how well they worked!

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