Even if you're on a tight budget, you can still take good care of your skin. Create a wholesome and inexpensive homemade facial that will leave your skin fresh, rejuvenated and glowing without unnecessary chemicals, colours or fragrance. Always wash your face before applying your homemade facial mask -- and finish every facial with your favourite moisturiser.
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Honey Citrus Mask
Stir 3 tbsp of orange juice into about a half cup of warm honey. Smooth the mixture over your face and neck. Leave the facial for 30 minutes, then rinse with warm water. Add a few drops of olive oil or sweet almond oil if your skin is dry.
Egg Yolk Mask
Stir 1 tbsp of honey and 1 tbsp of olive oil into an egg yolk. Add whole, uncooked oats until the mixture forms a thick paste. Apply the mask to your face, then rinse after 15 to 20 minutes.
Mash a small, ripe papaya with a fork. Add honey to make a thick paste. Smooth the papaya mask on your skin. Rinse after 15 to 20 minutes.
Avocado Facial Mask
Mash a ripe avocado and smooth the avocado over your skin. If desired, add a few drops of honey or olive oil. If your skin is oily, add a few drops of lemon juice.
Banana Facial Mask
Mash a ripe banana, then blend in about a 1/2 cup of honey to make a thick paste. Apply the banana mixture evenly to your skin, then rinse after 20 minutes. Add the contents of a vitamin E capsule if you want a richer mask.
Cucumber Face Mask
Purée a small cucumber and 1 tbsp of yoghurt in a blender. Use full fat yoghurt if you have dry skin and non-fat yoghurt if you have oily skin. Cream or milk can be substituted for yoghurt. Smooth the cucumber mixture over your face, then rinse after about 20 minutes.
Honey and Ricotta Mask
Stir 2 tbsp of honey into 1/4 cup ricotta cheese. Apply to your skin and leave the facial for 20 minutes before rinsing.
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