The skin on your face is one of the most sensitive skins on your body. Since it is always exposed to the external atmosphere, excessive sunlight, dust, pollution are the external factors that affect the skin, other internal factors are stress, unhealthy food intake and irregular sleep patterns to name a few. All these factors can cause you problems like acne, rosacea, blackspots, red marks, dry skin, oily skin, etc. But, do you know that you can treat all of these conditions with face masks from ingredients just one kitchen trip away?

Let us show you how.

Honey, Milk, Natural Clay, Brown sugar and other such easily found groceries in your kitchen can help you give the salon and dermatologist treated kind of skin. Here are few DIY tips on how to make activated masks like an Activated Charcoal Face Mask, Bentonite Clay Face Mask, etc to get a better, healthy-looking skin.

1. The Super Soothing Honey Mask

Honey helps in getting one of the loveliest DIY face masks to resist and fight acne. Honey is a natural hydroscopic, which means that it helps suck out moisture from the skin or any environment where bacteria can easily accumulate. This suction of moisture can also help tighten your pores and deep clean the skin.

Things you will need:

  • 2 Tablespoons Natural/Organic Honey
  • 1 Slice Fresh Lemon
  • 1 Tablespoon Cinnamon

Things You Will Have To Do:
Heat up the organic honey in the microwave (or on medium heat in a pan) for a couple of seconds. Now combine it with the other ingredients: cinnamon and the juice of the lemon wedge. Mix them up in a small bowl. We use cinnamon as it is known to nullify inflammation and redness—plus, it absorbs excess oil when applied topically on any spot. Lemon acid not only helps exfoliate your skin but can also reduce the appearance of dark spots. Gently massage the honey cinnamon mixture onto your face and leave on for about 15-20 minutes, then rinse off with cold water.

2. The Nirvana-inducing Brown Sugar Scrub Mask

The granular texture of brown sugar helps your skin get an up to date natural scrub. The constituents of brown sugar make your skin clean and fresh. This mask will help you get a crystal clear skin.

Things you will need:

  • 2 Tablespoons Brown Sugar
  • 2 Tablespoons Natural Virgin Coconut Oil

Brown sugar latches onto and cuts off dead skin while coconut oil packs the cracks with moisture. The end result? A soft and glowy appearance.

Things you will have to do:

Use equal parts of both brown sugar and the coconut oil. Now mix them up to form a quick scrub. Apply this scrub on your face in gentle circular motions, let this mixture sink in for a few minutes now wash it off with warm water to remove the stickiness from the sugar.

3. Highly-Competent Bentonite Clay Face Mask paired with Activated Charcoal

The activated charcoal face mask you apply to your skin should always be from an organic source, such as coconut shells. In this face masks recipe, we are clubbing activated charcoal to form a more aggressive natural bentonite clay face mask. Face mask formed with bentonite clay helps in deep cleaning blackheads. Bentonite Clay for skin is the best deal since it has negatively charged ions, these ions stick with the grime on the face and remove them activated charcoal does the same.

Things you will need:

  • 1 Tablespoon Activated Charcoal Powder
  • 1 Tablespoon Natural Bentonite Clay Powder
  • 1 Tablespoon Water (as per requirement)

Things you will have to do:
Combine charcoal and natural bentonite clay in a bowl and add water to the mixture. Mix until you form a paste.
Apply this paste to a thoroughly cleansed face. Allow to sit this mixture for 10 minutes. Rinse off with water and follow with your normal skin-care routine.

4. The Blemish-Combating Milk Mask

Your skin loves milk. Milk has the best soothing and cleansing properties. Milk acts as anti-allergen and removes red spots and other marks and also irritation of the skin.

Things You Will Need:

  • 2 Tablespoons Nutmeg
  • 2 Tablespoons Milk
  • 2 Tablespoons Honey

Things You Will Have To Do:

Butter on this honey milk masks on your face to treat redness, acne-prone skin. Honey has natural antibacterial properties. It removes bacteria and also prevents future breakouts. On the other hand, nutmeg also acts as a gentle exfoliator which is great for sensitive skin. Let this mixture bask on your skin in for 10-15 minutes. Rinse it off.

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5. The Pore-Annihilating Egg White Mask

Proteins of egg whites work greatly on oily skin types.This is because this ingredient tightens pores and zaps off acne-inducing bacteria.

Things you will need:

  • 1-2 Egg Whites
  • 1 Tablespoon Orange Juice
  • 1/2 Tablespoon Turmeric Powder

Things You Will Have To Do:

Whisk egg whites with natural orange juice (a dose of vitamin C) and turmeric, a herb that has skin brightening properties and is highly anti-bacterial. Leave the face masks on for 15-20 minutes and wash it off with water once it’s flaky and dried.

6. (Bonus Recipe) The Age-reversing Chocolate Face Masks

Cocoa powder can work wonders in terms of lifting up our moods as it gives us a boost of antioxidants. When applied topically, you also get the benefits of its anti-aging properties. Another benefit of this mask is it will help you reduce the bloat from your face.

Things You Will Need:

  • 1/2 Cup Cocoa Powder (commercially available)
  • 3 Tablespoons Oats
  • 4 Tablespoons Unsweetened Cream
  • 1/4 Cup Natural/Organic Honey

Things You Will Have To Do:

Combine cocoa powder with honey, avocado and coconut cream. Now you have a lovely creamy concoction that easily slathers onto your face. Apply a delicate layer of this face masks, leave it on for 12 minutes and then gently rinse it off. This will leave your face supple, good to touch and also will leave it with a good smell.

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