How to end the year on a glowing note!

3 natural DIY face masks that you need to try now

Be real.  Your favorite skincare product includes ingredients with names that you cannot pronounce. Glutathione? What is that? Exactly. That is not to say that medical-grade or synthetic ingredients are bad for your skin. There are many examples to prove quite the opposite. But, when it comes to skincare, we like things to be weightless. We are all about natural ingredients that are easy to use and access. 

It is December 2020, and my goodness, the global health pandemic is still happening! Many people contend that this will not go away for at least another year. Meaning, there is a high chance that you will battle more maskne in 2021. More acne breakouts due to face masks mean you need to put a little more effort into your skin routine. That can be challenging if you are low on cash or want to be mindful of your expenditures. After all, skincare adds up! 

The best solution to this problem is to add natural skincare products to your regimen.

You can create these products with ingredients that you find around your house. Since we mentioned maskne, let’s talk natural face masks for a bit.

In this market, a natural face mask means one of two things. It is a packaged face mask made of natural ingredients. Or it is a DIY face mask made with natural ingredients that you find at your local grocery store or farmer’s market. Both face masks offer the same benefits for your skin, so this is a plus. It turns out that Masktini carries three of our favorite packaged face masks: 

  • Metal Head Gold Brightening Mask
  • Night Ranger Overnight Renewal Mask
  • Twilight Zone Tahitian Detox Mask 
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    Each mask contains several natural skincare ingredients that lend to their potency. For example, Metal Head contains vitamin C, pomegranate stem cells, and sunflower oil. As you know, vitamin C stimulates collagen production. This results in plumper, glowing skin. Pomegranate stem cells brighten your skin tone. Then, sunflower oil soothes redness and heals roughness. Altogether, the natural ingredients of this face mask promote glowing skin! 

    I would go deeper into the benefits of the other two Masktini face masks, but this would seem like a shameless promotion. 

    During the pandemic, many people took on roles that they never imagined that they would play. Some people became teachers. Others became hairstylists; while many others became [medical] estheticians! As the saying goes, “desperate times call for desperate measures.” Doing what you need to maintain a semblance of normalcy is our new normal. Not for much longer, I hope. That said, if you have not created natural face masks during this pandemic, have you even been doing it right?! 

    There are several DIY face mask recipes that you can try. For the sake of glowing skin, let's focus on:

    3 DIY face masks that include ingredients we love!

    1. DIY Yogurt, Honey, and Turmeric Powder 

    Turmeric is having the best year ever, and that is with good reason. This super seasoning is not only great for food, but it works wonders for your skin. Combine a tablespoon of plain yogurt, a tablespoon of honey, and a tablespoon of turmeric powder.  Together, these skincare ingredients will exfoliate your skin and reveal new skin cells. Did you know that yogurt contains lactic acid? It is one of the main medical-grade ingredients found in some of your favorite chemical peels. 

    2. Are you in love with the cocoa? 

    Who knew that cacao powder was good for other things besides tasting bitter for no reason? I do not know about you, but a dull, uneven skin tone is a challenge for me sometimes. So, this DIY face mask is a must-try if you share my struggle! Combine: 

    • ¼ of papaya
    • A small, thin slice of an aloe plant or a squeeze of Aloe Vera gel
    • 1 tablespoon of cacao powder

    These natural ingredients hydrate and soothe your skin. They also exfoliate dead skin cells and boost blood circulation. The result of this DIY face mask is supple, glowing skin! 

    3. Pay attention to papaya 

    We told you that papaya is a secret skincare ingredient that everyone needs to add to their routine! This is another DIY face mask that contains papaya as the active ingredient that exfoliates your skin. Remember, exfoliated skin is glowing skin. And, well, glowing skin is always in! Anyway, combine ½ a cup of mashed papaya with one teaspoon of honey and one whipped white egg. After rinsing this off, your skin will be brighter and glowing! 

    It is safe to keep each mask on for at least 10 minutes before rinsing off with warm water and patting your face dry! So, how about it - will you try any of these natural DIY face masks? Are you into natural skincare products at all? We want to hear from you in the comment section below! Until next time.

    Meet The Author

    Otishka Ferguson

    I am a women's fashion and beauty writer who survived 14 straight months of cystic breakouts and now has smooth, clear skin again. So obviously this makes me a skincare expert.

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