With trips to the spa costing as much as a couple hundred dollars simply for a facial; more and more people are finding ways to save money and get the same benefits from items they have stashed in their refrigerator.
But because you don’t want to stick just anything on your face, here are a list of some of the most beneficial ingredients for your specific skin type that will help revive your skin so it will look and feel healthier than it ever has before.
A moisturizing mask like one with avocado or olive oil in it is the last thing you want to spread on your skin. If you have oily skin it is best to look for one that will absorb natural oils without over-drying your complexion.
Banana Mask: This mask is the perfect way to take advantage of bananas that are too ripe to eat, but a soft consistency to spread on your face. Just mix a bit of honey and a couple of bananas into a blender or a food processor and then spread onto clean skin. Keeping this mask on for 10-15 minutes will help absorb oil.
Aspirin Mask: Not only can aspirin help your headache feel better, but it can also help dry up pimples that have been caused by too much oil blocking your pores. Simply crush up some aspirin and mix into a little bit of water and honey for a mask that will dry up your skin. In fact, 85% of the reviewers who tried this mask said they would try it again.
Strawberry and Lemon Mask: As natural astringents, these two fruits work well as natural cleansers that won’t irritate your skin. Mix some lemon juice, 1 cup strawberries, 2 egg whites and a little bit of honey into a blender. Leave this mask on your skin for at least ten minutes and then rinse your oil and bacteria away.
Unlike oily skin, you’re looking for masks that not only help you keep your own moisture in, but will add a little extra moisture while they’re at it. Even though you’re not going to want to sleep with moisturizing masks on, it’s best to keep them on as long as possible in order to quench your skin’s thirst.
Milk Mask: Surprisingly, milk works great as a moisturizer as well as a soothing agent for skin that might be so dry it’s chapped. Mix some powdered milk with honey and aloe vera gel. Because this mixture can get a little runny, it’s best to use powdered milk if you have it, but if you need to do regular milk simply use less aloe.
Avocado Mask: If your skin is in desperate need for some moisture, try this ultra-concentrated mask. Mix some very ripe avocado with a little bit of olive oil and egg whites in a blender. Spread onto clean skin and let it rest as long as you can. In fact, it’s best to put this mask on before you get into a bath so that your pores can be open and the moisture can sink beneath the surface level.
Don’t be afraid to treat yourself to a facial even if the spas will make you pay a fortune for one. Find one that will work best for your skin type to make the most of your skin, as well as your groceries!