Motherhood Recipe

Homemade Face Masks For Moms Using Common Kitchen Ingredients

Let’s face it, we all need to be pampered more often than we allow ourselves. Pampering not only works as a de-stressing regiment but most of the time, it also has some health benefits and helps you improve physical aspects of your life. Some self-pampering opportunities allow you to relax and at the same time achieve something which makes you feel more confident and probably beautiful. Indulging into these relaxing and beneficial activities is really the best tip you can give to the persons around you who appears to be most stressed. In case you are wondering who the best candidates for self-pampering are, top answers for various surveys say it must be the moms.

One specific self-pampering technique that we are to feature today is face masking. Face masks are the perfect care regiment for facial skin. Facial skin is the most obvious victim of stress and pollution. Face masking not only cleans one’s face from impurities, it also rehydrates the skin, remove excess oils and prevent facial skin pores.

As been said, the professional mothers out there would be the best customers for this self-pampering technique. The best thing about face masks is that we actually don’t need professional help in order to create and apply treatment into our own face. In addition, making an effective face mask with a specific purpose is as easy as 1-2-3. The basic ingredients for these magical mixtures are just some of the common ingredients you see in a normal household kitchen.

To start creating and applying your own face masks, allow us to guide you through the best types and the procedures on how to make one.

HYDRATING AVOCADO FACE MASK

The blend of avocado and honey with a mix of coconut oil is an excellent mask for dehydrated, itchy and flaking skin. The coconut and avocado replenish lost moisture in the face where the honey mends chafed areas.

Ingredients:
• ½ slice of ripe avocado
• ½ teaspoon of coconut oil
• 2 tablespoons of honey
How to do it:
1. Using a blender or a food processor, puree the peeled slice of avocado until it runs smooth and creamy.
2. Add the honey and coconut oil and blend the ingredients thoroughly.
Application:
1. Cleanse your face with water and pat it dry.
2. Apply the mask mixture to your face excluding your eyes.
3. Leave it on for about 10-15 minutes.
4. Wipe of the mask using a wet cloth and wash your face with warm water.

SOOTHING OATMEAL FACE MASK

Oatmeal is widely known for its soothing properties on rough skin. Likewise, it has the ability to heal eczema and prevent acne breakouts. When you add yogurt and honey on oatmeal, you can easily make a calming, refreshing and invigorating face mask for all skin types.

Ingredients:
• 1/3 cup of instant oatmeal
• 1 tablespoon of honey
• 1-2 tablespoon of unsweetened yogurt
• ½ cup of hot water
How to do it:
1. In a small bowl, stir in the oatmeal along with the hot water for a few minutes until the mixture thickens.
2. Add the yogurt and honey to the plumped up oatmeal mixture and combine well.
3. Pour the oatmeal mask mixture in a blender and mix together for 2-3 minutes.
Application:
1. Wash your face with water and tap it dry.
2. Slather the oatmeal mask all over your face not including the eyes.
3. Leave the mask on for at least 10 minutes.
4. Cleanse with warm water and pat dry.

PORE- MINIMIZING EGG WHITE FACE MASK

Egg whites have an excellent ability to tighten pores and eliminate acne-causing bacteria on oily skins. Paired with a dose of vitamin C which is present in citric juices and a bit of turmeric, this mask will help even out your skin patchiness.

Ingredients:
• egg white
• ½ teaspoon of turmeric powder
• 1 teaspoon of orange juice
How to do it:
1. In a small mixing bowl, pour the egg white and beat lightly.
2. Add the turmeric and orange juice. Whisk together.
Application:
1. Put the mask on your face excluding the eye area.
2. Leave it on for about 15 minutes.
3. Once the mask is dried, wash it off with water.

EXFOLIATING SUGAR SCRUB MASK

This exfoliating mask made from sugar and coconut oil gets rid of you face’s dead skin as well as replenish your face with moisture.

Ingredients:
• 2 tablespoons of fine brown sugar
• 2 tablespoons of coconut oil
How to do it:
1. In a small container, combine well the brown sugar and coconut oil.
2. Make sure to have the granules coated thoroughly.
Application:
1. With your face cleansed and dried up, apply the brown sugar mask in a gentle circular motion.
2. Let it sit in your face for a few minutes.
3. Wash your face with warm water.

BRIGHTENING PAPAYA FACE MASK

Papaya is a wonder fruit known for its great antioxidant property. It aids to slough away dry skin cells resulting from aging and leaves your face a glowing and healthy looking one.

Ingredients:
• ½ peeled, seeded and sliced ripe papaya
• ¼ teaspoon of lemon juice
• ½ teaspoon of honey
How to do it:
1. Using a blender or food processor, puree the papaya slices until it is mashed evenly.
2. Blend in the honey and lemon juice by hand.
Application:
1. Ensure to clean your face first with water.
2. Spread over the mask on you face excluding the eyes.
3. Leave it on for about 10-15 minutes.
4. Wipe the mask off and wash your face with warm water.

ACNE REMEDY BANANA FACE MASK

Banana with honey mixture is an all natural acne combat fruit that moisturizes your skin and leaves it looking bright and revitalized.

Ingredients:
• 1 medium sized ripe banana
• 2 tablespoons of honey
• ¼ cup of plain yogurt
How to do it:
1. Mash the banana evenly into a smooth paste.
2. Combine the honey and yogurt on the banana mixture and blend well.
Application:
1. Slather the banana mask on your cleansed face.
2. Leave the mask on for 10 to 20 minutes.
3. Rinse your face with cold water.

MOISTURIZING CUCUMBER FACE MASK

Cucumber perfectly gets rid of pimples and skin discoloration. With a twist of yogurt, this mask will leave your skin flawless, soft and moisturized.

Ingredients:
• ½ slice of cucumber
• 1 tablespoon of yogurt
How to do it:
1. Puree the peeled cucumber and yogurt in the blender or food processor.
Application:
1. Place the mask evenly in your face.
2. Leave it for 10-15 minutes.
3. Wash the mask off with cold water.

Aftercare…

After applying a face mask, dilute a teaspoon of apple cider vinegar in a cup of cool water. Use the vinegar mixture as toner to lock in the effects.