Quarantine Care: Homemade Facemasks Recipes for Men and Women

By Malak Khaled

During quarantine, people are learning to self-care. One of these self-care techniques is using Facemasks to hydrate and treat the skin or just for pure enjoyment and fun.

First of all, let’s start with some tips to keep your skin healthy and hydrated;

a) Stay hydrated

b) Get enough sleep

c) Eat well

d) Exercise 

Here are some Facemasks you can enjoy doing at home:

1) Banana-Honey face mask to remove shine

Ingredients: 1 ripe banana, 2 tablespoons honey, 1 OPTIONAL teaspoon of fresh-squeezed orange

Recipe:

1- Mash the banana in a mixing bowl

2- Add the 2 tablespoons of organic honey and mix thoroughly

3- Stir in the optional teaspoon of freshly-squeezed orange juice

First wash your face then apply the mask, start massaging it into your skin and leave it for 20 minutes then rinse it off with warm water and pat your skin with a soft towel.

2) Honey, oatmeal and milk mask to cure acne

Ingredients: 3 tablespoons of  dried oats, 1 tablespoon organic honey, 1 tablespoon whole milk

Recipe:

1- Put 3 tablespoons of dried oats into a blender

2- Add the tablespoon of whole milk

3- Mix together until you make a paste

4- Then drizzle the tablespoon of organic honey

When the paste is created, spread the mix from the blender onto your skin. Let it dry for 20 minutes then wash it off with water.

3) Lemon mask to help remove dead skin cells, blackhead, acne, and discoloration

Ingredients: 1 lemon, 1/4 cup olive oil or sweet almond oil OR 1/2 lemon, 1 tablespoon honey

Recipe: 

1- Squeeze lemon juice

2- Mix it with 1/4 cup of olive oil or almond oil

OR

– Squeeze the 1/2 lemon with the tablespoon of honey

Then leave it for 15 minutes and rinse off with warm water

4) Yogurt-Orange mask to cleanse the skin and tighten the pores

You can always put some plain yogurt on your face and let it sit for about 20 minutes.

BUT for a fun face mask you’re going to need: 1 teaspoon plain yogurt, 1/4 slice orange, orange pulp, 1 teaspoon aloe

Recipe:

1) Mix the teaspoon of plain yogurt with the juice from the 1/4 slice of orange

2) Add some of the orange pulp

3) Add the teaspoon of aloe

Leave the mixture on for 5 minutes then rinse it off.

5) Avocado, olive oil, and aloe vera for a hydrating and moisturizing mask

Ingredients: 1/2 crushed avocado, 1 teaspoon olive oil, 1 teaspoon aloe vera

Recipe:

1) It is important to crush the 1/2 avocado well because it is messy and big chunks won’t stick to the face

2) Add a teaspoon of olive oil

3) Add the teaspoon of aloe vera then mix all together

Keep for 10 minutes then wash off

WE SAID THIS: Which one is your favorite?

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