Does your skin feel dull, dry & dehydrated?! Maybe it’s time for you to try a new homemade mask. Face masks are all the rage these days. They have a cult following and have become a staple in everyone’s beauty regime. From relieving stress to improving skin conditions, there is nothing a right mask cannot fix.
But, with all the latest trends, it can sometimes be overwhelming to find the right product. So instead of looking for a mask at a store, why don’t you try some age-old face mask recipes that could be made at home. Whether you are looking to brighten your skin or tighten your pores take a look at 8 DIY homemade masks that celebs swear by for flawless skin.
Like many of us, even Kendall Jenner admits to having suffered from acne during her teenage years. Despite having access to the best acne treatments in the world, the model shared that a simple homemade mask helped her skin the most.
The Victoria Secret model revealed her favourite acne-fighting face mask recipe on her website. Kendall’s favourite face mask consists of two simple ingredients- egg whites and lemon juice. For the perfect mask, whisk the egg whites until frothy and then add the juice of half a lemon. Once the mask is ready, apply it on your skin and leave it on for about 30 minutes for a perfect glow. The model claims that the egg whites shrink her pores while the lemon juice balances her skin’s ph level.
Priyanka Chopra, the Indian actress famously known for her role in Quantico, recently revealed her skincare secrets to Vogue. It turns out that she owes a lot of her skincare knowledge to her mom. Even her favourite homemade mask is an age-old recipe that she learnt from her mom.
She mixes equal parts of yoghurt and oatmeal with turmeric to make the perfect face mask. This simple mask is said to leave you with glowing skin, thanks to the anti-inflammatory properties of oatmeal and turmeric.
With various luxury treatments at her disposal, we would all assume that Kate Middelton’s go-to skin fix would cost at least a few hundred pounds. However, it seems otherwise as in a TV interview her beautician revealed that The Royal Duchess of Cambridge uses Nutella as a face mask.
Yes, you heard it right! Kate Middleton uses the chocolate spread as a face mask to fix her dry skin. So the next time you want a quick fix for your dry skin, open the fridge and apply some Nutella all over your face. The formula of Nutella scrubs the dead skin away, leaving you with a more hydrated complexion.
Egg Whites seem to be a cult favourite amongst various celebrities. They are often widely used for deep cleansing treatments. According to My Skin, Katy Perry also loves to use egg whites for her skin. Her favourite homemade mask is a combination of egg whites and almond oil. She applies the mask and washes it off after 15 mins.
The mask is said to give you a radiant glow as egg whites control sebum production while the almond oil deep cleans your skin.
Cucumber is a humble little vegetable that is widely used by a lot of skincare experts including Miranda Kerr. Like many of us, even Miranda Kerr told Beauticate that she loves to make a cold cucumber mask for her face. Given that Miranda Kerr, has her own skincare company, Kora Organics, she surely knows the ingredients that work wonders for the skin.
The recipe of the mask is in fact quite simple. Miranda Kerr grates a cucumber into a pulp and applies it to her face as a mask. This homemade mask is said to give you a glow as the cucumber is a super-hydrating ingredient that has various rejuvenating properties. Additionally, this mask could also be used to reduce dark circles and puffiness.
Baking soda is yet another ingredient that is very popular for its unique skin benefits. Famous model and actress Suki Waterhouse uses baking soda for exfoliation. In an interview with Harper’s Bazaar, she revealed that she makes a quick mask by mixing baking soda into her moisturizer. This homemade mask is said to leave you with glowing skin as baking soda acts as a great exfoliant. However, because of the power of the exfoliant, she recommends the mask only once a month.
Regardless of how popular baking soda might be amongst the celebrities, various dermatologists have growing concerns about the micro-tears physical exfoliants might cause to your skin. So, ensure that you use this only once a month.
Jessica Alba, the owner of Honest, a skincare company, revealed her favourite face mask recipe on “The Dr.Oz Show”. For her go-to face mask, she mixes half-cup of full-fat plain Greek yoghurt with a tablespoon of ground coffee and a tablespoon of coconut oil. This homemade mask is supposed to deep clean your face and leave it with glowing skin.
However, experts believe that this mask might not be for everyone due to the comedogenic properties of coconut oil. The coconut oil could clog pores and cause breakouts in several people. You could consult a dermatologist to understand your skin type, and then decide on adding or eliminating coconut oil from your facemask regime.
Celebs like Jessica Biel and Victoria Beckham swear by avocado masks for a glowing complexion. If you suffer from dry skin, an Avocado mask is the one for you. To make the mask, mash up a ripe avocado and apply it to your face. Leave it on until it dries up to enjoy smooth, hydrated skin.
Avocado masks are hydrating for all skin types. They are so hydrating that they are even used as a remedy for psoriasis. An avocado mask is your skincare dream come true, as it has everything an expensive over the counter would have.
So choose the mask that suits your skin type. Tell us which mask you liked the most in the comments section below.