In order to achieve clear, glowing skin, following a skincare routine with products specifically meant for your skin type, is essential. But apart from this, there’s something else that’s quite important too – regular facials. But if you are of the opinion that facials mean going to the salon and spending a whole lot of money, then you are absolutely wrong.
In order to pamper, nourish and heal your skin, regular facials are important, but it is not necessary to go to the salon each time. With some easily available ingredients from your kitchen and beauty shelf, you can totally give yourself a salon-worthy facial at home in a few simple steps. Since all the ingredients used in these homemade facials are 100% natural, you can use it without any worries at all! Isn’t that awesome?
Here are five incredible homemade facial ideas that you need to try over the weekend to revive, repair and rejuvenate your skin in no time. Read on…
Benefits of facial
1. Deep cleanses skin –
Even though you wash your face every single day, many times there is still a residue of dirt, oil and makeup left behind. This causes build-up, which could clog pores and if left unattended, could also lead to acne. Giving yourself a homemade facial every few weeks helps in deep cleansing for clearer-looking skin.
2. Improves blood circulation –
The process of giving yourself a facial involves massaging your face several times. This helps in improving blood circulation to the skin. This, coupled with natural items that we use in homemade facials, helps in delivering to your skin essential vitamins and nutrients needed to look healthy and youthful.
3. Exfoliates –
Some of the ingredients used in homemade facials are superb natural exfoliators. These ingredients help in gently sloughing away dead skin cells and product build-up without stripping the skin.
4. Controls acne –
Thanks to the deep cleansing abilities and exfoliating benefits of a homemade facial, your skin generally tends to look a lot clearer. Thanks to regular exfoliation, and controlled oil production, your skin tends to break out less over time.
5. Rejuvenates skin –
If constant exposure to dirt, pollution and sun damage is making your skin look dull and lifeless, then a facial is the perfect answer to it. The exfoliating and skin restoring properties benefits of the ingredients help in sloughing away dry and dead skin to reveal fresh and rejuvenated skin.
5 Homemade facials for every skin concern
Now that we know about the benefits of a homemade facial, let’s dive straight into some of the best facial recipes for every skin type. Read on…
Avocado + Honey for dry skin
Dry, parched skin can be totally annoying, but with this blend of avocado and honey, you can easily provide your skin with abundant moisture. This two-ingredient homemade face mask can be whipped up instantly and makes your skin baby soft and supple. Start with mashing about half an avocado, add about a teaspoon of honey to it and mix well. Apply this nourishing face all over your face to leave it softer and more nourished.
Egg white + yogurt for oily skin
Those of you with oily skin type can greatly benefit from a homemade facial too, provided you choose the right ingredients. This egg white and yogurt face mask helps in soaking excess oil and deep-set impurities to prevent clogged pores while regulating sebum production. Additionally, the lactic yogurt exfoliates dead skin while delivering ample moisture. To a mixing bowl, add a tablespoon of plain yogurt and add one egg white to it. Whisk the two ingredients together to create a lump-free texture and apply it all over your face until it dries out and hardens. Wash it off with cold water to close open pores and get a smooth, matte-finish.
Oats + honey + banana for dull skin
All of us know the skin-soothing benefits of oats, but did you know that it is also an excellent ingredient to slough away dull skin by eliminating dead skin cells? Bananas help in delivering a burst of hydration while helping in healing sun damage, and leaving behind clearer, more moisturised skin. Mix together two tablespoons of oats, a teaspoon of honey and half a ripe banana. Apply it all over your face and neck, allow it to partially dry before taking it off in small circular motions, using mild soap and warm water.
Banana peel + turmeric for mature skin
Using a homemade facial using natural ingredients is really helpful for women with mature skin showing obvious signs of ageing. The essential vitamins and minerals present in banana peel helps in moisturising and plumping your skin. The lactic acid in yogurt helps in removing dead skin cells, while the anti-inflammatory properties of turmeric brighten your complexion and deliver a more youthful and healthy-looking skin. Mash together equal parts banana and banana peel in a mixing bowl. Add a teaspoon of organic honey, yogurt, and turmeric pinch before mixing everything to form a paste. Apply it all over your face in an even layer and wash it off with a gentle cleanser and water after 20 minutes.
Tips for better results
- Always cleanse your face before applying any sort of face mask
- To increase the efficacy of the facial, you can even steam your face a little bit to open up your pores
- Allow the facial mask to sit on your skin for at least 15-20 minutes to allow it to do its magic
- Remove the face mask in a gentle circular motion for a quick exfoliating effect
- After removing the face mask, always follow it up with a moisturiser that’s suitable to your skin type. This will help locking in moisture and all the goodness from the mask.