Easy Hacks: Make Your Own Face Masks

Who doesn’t enjoy a good face mask on a Friday night after a long week? However, sometimes a store bought one is not always on hand, but not to worry! It is super easy to whip up face masks from some common household condiments and foods.

The Apple Cider Vinegar Mask

This mask is excellent for skin that is prone to acne breakouts and will help to clear up any existing breakouts. It is also very good for tightening pores, and you can use it on a daily basis provided that you don’t mind the pungent vinegar smell.

To make this one all you need is ¼ cup apple cider vinegar and ¼ cup warm water. Combine the two in a small bowl or spray bottle. When combined using a cotton ball, apply the solution to your face and neck liberally avoiding the eyes and mouth. It will feel a bit tingly, but let it dry and rinse your face off when you wake up in the morning.

The Oatmeal Mask

Oatmeal is known to be very nourishing, and this is no different for your skin. So, if you have had some dry skin after the long winter then this is a good one to try. It is very soothing, so is also good for sensitive skin.

For this mask, you will need a few things: ⅓ cup oatmeal, ½ hot water, 2 tablespoons plain yogurt, 2 tablespoons honey, and one egg white.

First, you need to combine the warm water and the oatmeal and let it sit for three to four minutes while the oatmeal fluffs up and it all combines. Then add the other three ingredients and stir it all together until it is well-mixed. Now it is good to go and you can spread it on your face and neck. Let it sit on your skin for around 15 minutes, it will not dry. Once you have finished your at home treatment you can wash the mask off, and pat your skin dry with a clean face cloth. Since oatmeal is pretty clumpy, you will want to be mindful that you do not accidentally clog your sink or bathtub drain, so make sure you have some sort of strainer in place to avoid this.

Give these two masks a try the next time you are staying in with a good movie or book!