Four Simple Do-It-Yourself Face Masks

by Aditi R on May 3, 2012 · 25 comments

Four Simple Do-It-Yourself Face Masks

Hi Beautiful Ladies!!

It’s summer time and while you all feel lazy and bored at home, go ahead with some beauty treatment for yourself and yes, you need not throw in lot of bucks for that, go in your kitchen and find the right mask for yourself.  Oily skin ,acne prone, dry or super dry, try these out.

Oatmeal and Yogurt Face MaskFour Simple Do It Yourself Face Masks

Oatmeal

Oatmeal and Honey Mask

This face mask is suitable for all skin types and is super simple to prepare. It will cleanse and rejuvenate your skin.

Ingredients:

• 1 tbsp oatmeal, finely ground
• 1 tbsp yogurt
• (A few drops of honey)
• You can also add a few drops of almond oil.

Preparation:

Very simple to make. Make sure the oats are ground or crushed a little bit. Otherwise, they will feel coarse on your face.  Mix the wet ingredients,i.e., yogurt, oil and honey (preferably warmed so that it is runny) together in bowl.

face mask

Add the oats slowly and whip the whole thing together.

face mask

Apply and leave on for 10 minutes or just take a nap!  Wash and wipe with a soft cloth, don’t use soap. It might feel a bit greasy for a while.

Coffee and Cocoa Facial Mask For All Skin Types:

I call this the “yummy” mask! Because that’s how it smells, who doesn’t love coffee and chocolate?  Get hold of cocoa powder (unsweetened) and some ground coffee beans or even instant coffee powder will do. This forms the base of the mask.  You can alternate it with many ingredients depending on whether your skin is dry or oily. You can get creative by adding essential oils or almond oil, olive oil. The choice is yours.

Ingredients:

Cocoa face mask

• 2 Tbsp. finely ground coffee beans.
• 2 Tbsp. unsweetened cocoa powder.
• 4 Tbsp. dairy product. That is yogurt or milk cream.  If you can get coconut milk, nothing like it!

• 2 Tbsp. honey (for dry skin) or lemon juice (for oily skin).

Preparation:

Cocoa face mask

Mix coffee and cocoa powder in a bowl.  I like to add some warm honey as it is runny and acts as a good binder and don’t even get me started on its goodness.  You can add your milk cream or yogurt now till it forms a nice paste. It shouldn’t be too thick or too runny because we are making a mask here, so we want it to sit on the face well.  Apply and leave to dry.  While washing, you can scrub it well. In case, you have acne or sensitive skin, make sure you are not harsh as you would not want to scratch your face out with the coffee beans.

Cocoa face mask

Cocoa face mask

You can store the leftover paste in the refrigerator for several days.

Banana Mask for Oily Skin:

(Thanks to mango season, my house is loaded with mangoes all over. I didn’t make a banana mask, but it is just as easy).  Please follow the recipe.

Ingredients:

• 1 ripe banana, we are using ripe one – easy to mash.
• 1 tbsp honey and lemon.

Preparation:

Mix the banana and honey together.  Add a few drops of lemon.  Apply to face for 15 minutes and wash off.

Homemade Aspirin Mask

Helps Heal Acne, Pimples, Rashes (tried and tested).

Aspirin Mask

Ingredients:

• 1-3 aspirins.
• A spoon to crush.
• Shallow dish.
• Warm honey (runny honey), moisturizer (optional) almond, olive or coconut oil.
• Few drops of lemon.

Aspirin Mask

Preparation:

• Crush the aspirin into small pieces in a shallow dish with the help of a spoon.
• Add warm honey, moisturizer or a bit of oil (almond, olive or coconut works). Stir well.
• Add a few drops of lemon or water to make a paste.
• I would suggest using this as a spot treatment for acne but can also be applied as mask, just that you will need at least 4-5 tablets.

Aspirin Mask

 

Aspirin Mask

 

Aspirin Mask

All the masks are personally tried and tested.  They are simple to make and ingredients are easy to find. Do try it for yourself! If any doubts, throw in your queries in the comments section and I’d be glad to answer.

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Rajol May 3, 2012 at 9:08 pm

Lovely tips…thanks

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Bee May 3, 2012 at 9:13 pm

wow.. This is great 🙂 I’m saving this page 🙂

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Rama May 3, 2012 at 9:27 pm

I’m definitely going to try the coco mask.. 🙂

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Archana May 3, 2012 at 9:28 pm

I will try the oatmeal one

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ray May 3, 2012 at 9:54 pm

Hi……… good post on home-made face mask recipes. Never knew aspirin was used for face masks.
I will try the cocoa & coffee bean one

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Sital Sharma May 3, 2012 at 10:11 pm

Thank you so much for really really easy home made mask.. bt i read it somewhere that banana does help dry skin to soothe?? or am i confused :/ and m gonna make one for my recently oily turned very dry skin.. 😛

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shanaiia May 3, 2012 at 10:13 pm

Great post…and easy to make masks…Thanx 🙂

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Madeeha May 3, 2012 at 11:03 pm

Coffee and coco !!! I am so gonna make that tomorrow !!!

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Blossom May 4, 2012 at 12:48 am

All of them are so easy to make.. one question I have- Which one’s the best for super dry skin?

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Aditi May 4, 2012 at 9:38 am

for dry skin its essential to use a good fatty product.i.e. use whole milk or milk cream with the oatmeal one or cocoa coffee pack.even adding almond oil is very good.even richer than dat is olive oil.just amke sure u dont over do both the dairy product and oil or else skin will get greasy.
After washing also let the slight greasyness be there,you can wash with facewash later like in 3hrs so that teh skin soaks in the moisture and nourishment well.

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Blossom May 4, 2012 at 1:46 pm

useful tip… Thanks Aditi 🙂

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Neha May 4, 2012 at 2:36 am

Asprin??..reallly??…whats asprin useful for??

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Aditi May 4, 2012 at 9:48 am

look in comments for aspirin explanation.

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Laxmi May 4, 2012 at 2:47 am

I am goin to try the cocoa mask.. all the masks are really use to prepare and am bookmarking it..

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kusuma May 4, 2012 at 6:39 am

Wonderful tips..I love oatmeal mask..Have to try Aspirin one:)

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Shami May 4, 2012 at 8:17 am

Will try oatmeal mask tomo 🙂
wonderful article 🙂 thanks

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shweta May 4, 2012 at 8:40 am

hiii friends the last one spot pack with aspirin actually work so well…i had few scares of pimple and it just vanished in 3-4 uses.

Thanks for these valuable article for mask….:) 🙂

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Aarbee May 4, 2012 at 8:56 am

One of the best posts I have read on IMBB so far Aditi! It’s awesome and I think I am going to try the first two…the aspirin mask – does that work on adult acne as well? and how long does it take to get rid of acne with this and does it get rid of acne marks too?

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Aditi May 4, 2012 at 9:47 am

Ive ans ur aspirin related querry down:) thnx.

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Aditi May 4, 2012 at 9:46 am

FOR ALL THOSE HAVING REMARKS ON ASPIRIN:
Aspirin is a Non-steroidal anti-inflammatory drus.(NSAID),it6s effects are analgesic(pain killer),anti pyretic(reducing fever or temperature)and anti inflammatory:)
now here s the key:when we get a zit,our body in its response starts its own mechanism sending its own army of defence to cure…that is why the redness…(inflammation)but all of this is not beautiful on our faces..so aspirin will help in reducing the redness.
it will not remove the scars.It will only help to bring down the big monster zit swellings and redness.
aspirin alone cant help to remove zits.:)

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Arja May 4, 2012 at 10:40 am

Also many highend masks contain AHA s (alpha hydroxy acids ) resulting in clearer looking skin – And aspirin tablets provide that aspect in your homemade facial without requiring you to put a mortgage on the house to get such a treatment 😀 Very useful DIY ,I`ll try this out today ..

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Arja May 4, 2012 at 10:43 am

and aditi, your kitchen is extremely well-stocked 😀 me extremely likey 😀

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Aarti Seth May 4, 2012 at 10:47 am

nice post Aditi

I will try both coffee wala for face and oat wala for hands & feet 😛

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Ashu May 4, 2012 at 1:59 pm

Very useful article. I definitely love the yummy pack and will try it this weekend. 🙂 Also, along with this pack, you can also apply only coffee powder mixed with water/raw milk for under eye circles. But before removing the pack, make sure you carefully remove the under eye paste to avoid getting fine lines around your eyes as the skin below the eyes is very thin and very delicate too.

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Sukanya May 4, 2012 at 8:17 pm

very useful post ! thnx for sharing 🙂

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