Pamper yourself with a homemade facial mask…
…but don’t scare your baby!
I love facial masks and use them far too seldom. Below, I’ve gathered some favorites that I have tried depending on skin quality. I’m a bit of a chameleon – oily skin here, dry skin there, beginning to get wrinkles (ugh!), dark circled eyes (you bet)..!!!
While pregnant, my skin looked plain great, while but while breastfeeding it became super dry and wrinkled. When I’m just me, my skin is a bit oily and sometimes prone to acne. So I’ve had it all!
Here you’ll learn how to make some good facial masks. I’ve only included recipes that have natural ingredients that many moms already have at home (or that can found easily in the nearest supermarket), so that you can grab the moment when your little baby is asleep or plays on his own.
If you breastfeed a lot (and your baby is young enough to not be frightened or distracted by your mask, apply a facial mask right before sitting down to breastfeed.
Homemade Facial Mask Recipes
Very easy, this one!
- 1/2 ripe avocado
Mash the avocado and apply it to your face. Leave it on for 15-20 minutes. Rinse off. It really adds moisture to your skin!
Avocado and honey
For a little bit more luxury, add honey too. An even better moisturizer.
- 1/2 avocado
- 1/4 cup of honey
Mash the avocado and mix with honey. Apply it to your face and leave for some 15 minutes. Rinse off.
Grapefruit and sour cream
This facial mask makes your skin feel very fresh. Perfect if you skin feels oily and tired.
- 1 teaspoon grapefruit juice
- 1 teaspoon sour cream
- 1 egg white
Beat the egg-white until it’s fluffy, add sour cream and grapefruit juice and mix well. Apply to face for 15 minutes, and then rinse with warm water.
If you can live with putting the strawberries on your face instead of in your mouth, this is a wonderful recipe for oily skins.
- 1/2 tsp lemon juice
- 1 egg white
- 1.5 tsp honey
- 1/2 cup strawberries
Mash and mix the lemon juice, egg white, honey and strawberries. Apply to your face and leave it on for at least 10 minutes. Rinse off.
Oatmeal and almond
This mask makes your skin feel very smooth. I’ve used it for many years and like it a lot.
It looks awful when applied on your face, however, so don’t scare your children (or neighbors).
- 1 table spoon of almond
- 2 table spoons oatmeal
- 3-5 table spoons water
Cook a small portion of instant oatmeal porridge. (No salt added.) Grind the almonds in a blender to a fine meal.
Mix together with the porridge. Apply when cool enough and leave on for 10-15 minutes. Rinse off.
This is a really great face scrub – and body scrub too if you want.
- 1 cup of brown sugar
- 1-3 table spoons of milk
Mix and apply to your face for 15 minutes. Then scrub it off with a wet wash cloth. Simple and effective!
- 2 table spoons of oatmeal
Grind the oatmeal and mix with yogurt to a paste. (The amount of yogurt depends on how thick it is; mix with a little bit at a time until you get a good consistency .) Apply to your face and massage gently. Leave on your face for 10 minutes, then rinse off.
- 1/2 cucumber
- Rose water
Grate and strain the cucumber and keep it in the fridge to cool it. Take two pieces of cotton wool dipped in rose water (or tap water if you can’t find rose water) and the cold cucumber juice. Place the cotton on your eyes.
Prepare black tea (do not add milk) and allow it to cool. Soak cotton balls in cold tea and use as eyes pads.
These were my favorites! Please share your own by leaving a comment below.