Homemade Facial Masks with ingredients from your kitchen

Here, reader Vibha, shares with you some of her favorite homemade face masks. All these can be prepared from the lowly vegetables and fruits from your kitchen. Perfect for those who want to achieve a glowing complexion on a shoe-string budget.

Cucumber face mask
cucumberSmash cucumbers to a pulp and apply on face leaving on for 20 to 25 minutes. If your skin is too oily, add a little egg-white or a few drops of lemon juice to the cucumber pulp and leave on the face for 20 minutes. Don’t remove the mask by washing your face, simply peel it off and splash water over your face.

Egg white face mask
egg whiteBeat egg whites until fluffy and add a little lemon juice and continue to beat for a few more minutes. Then apply it to the face with your fingers. After the mask dries up, rinse it away with cold water. (Also read: Eggs for beautiful hair)
Potato face mask
potatoesCook potatoes in a pressure cooker and remove their skins. Mash the cooked potatoes and mix in two tablespoons of milk and one teaspoon glycerin. Immediately apply to face and cover your face with a thin clean, cotton cloth to hold in the heat. After 15-20 minutes, rinse with warm water and apply a good nourishing cream. This face mask is most suitable for dry skins and in winters.
Strawberry face mask
strawberriesSmash 3 to 5 strawberries; add a little fresh cream and a tablespoon of honey and mix to form a paste. Apply after 20 minutes; then wipe off mask using cotton ball dipped in fresh milk. This type of mask is especially good for dry skin.
Carrot Face Mask
carrotsAdd lotus root powder (available at any Ayurvedic stores) and raw egg yolk to freshly grated carrot and mix well. Apply to a clean face and let it stay on for 20 minutes. Then rinse off using lukewarm water. This face mask makes your skin smooth and silky soft.
Banana Face Mask
bananasMash one half of peeled banana and spread it on face using your fingers. After 20 minutes, rinse it off with milk diluted with a little water. This mask is good for all skin types.

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  1. Shruti9:01 AM

    I often use an egg yolk and honey mask. Just mix one egg yolk with a little honey and spread it on your face and neck. When it dries, rinse it off. Your skin will feel so fresh and soft!

  2. Jamuna9:03 AM

    Many fruits and vegetables can also be used to good effect. Anything acidic (lemon, strawberries, etc) will tend to whiten and refresh your skin, but you need to be careful if your skin is dry.

  3. Beauty Expert9:09 AM

    Don't apply masks more often than about twice a week, and try to vary the ingredients.It is a good idea to test the mask first. Apply a small amount behind your ear, wait 20 minutes, then wash off. Then wait 24 hours. If the skin behind your ear is normal, then go ahead and use the mask.

  4. Dhanashree10:18 AM

    Less than a month after switching from commercial soaps, scrubs, masks and moisturizers, my face has gone from being acne and dry skin prone (around my nose and forehead) to being smooth and small-pored.

  5. Anonymous10:20 AM

    Face Masks have an deep cleansing action on the skin, removing impurities, wastes and dead skin cells. As a result, blood circulation to the skin surface also improves greatly, leaving the skin glowing and refreshed. A beauty facial mask should be chosen according to individual requirements.

  6. Arundati5:37 PM

    thanks. so much for the info, I really appreciate natural ways to improve my skin.

  7. Charulata5:44 PM

    honey is a FANTASTIC moisturizer. Avocado and olive oil are also. Apple cider vinegar balances ph. I use it when my scalp gets really dry and itchy, I just pour some over my head after shampooing and leave it. I'm not sure about the others.

  8. Bharati5:46 PM

    papaya helps exfoliate. Take the skins and rub the pulp side on your face before you compost them- no waste, either!

  9. Ananya10:09 AM

    Nice post and blog! Greets.

  10. Kundodhari10:13 AM

    Hi! I was surfing and found your blog post… nice! I love your blog. :) Cheers!

  11. Anyone have any tips for a natural mask for acne? I just turned 30 and am newly struggling with acne. I've never had a problem before and nothing OTC seems to be working! Argh!

  12. Poonam9:05 AM

    I really like this article and have enjoyed reading. Nice article, love the post

  13. Nayantara10:24 AM

    Make a paste of 1 tablespoon urad dal (black gram dal)and 4 almonds soaked in water overnight. Apply it your face and neck and wash it off after half an hour. It will nourish your skin and also bleach it.
    Make a paste of 4 almonds soaked in milk overnight. Apply it your face and neck before going to bed. Wash with cold water in the morning. Repeat daily for 15 days. It will make your skin fair.

  14. Dhanya9:16 AM

    You can start of making simple beauty treatments with what you probably have in your kitchen! Start off searching for apple cider vinegar, olive oil, cucumbers, avocados, honey, oatmeal, yogurt and even lemon juice.

  15. Nalina3:31 PM

    Facial should be done with feather touch only. Because hard massage pulls the skin and makes it loose.

  16. Yogini9:59 AM

    Mud face masks or clay face masks are best suited for oily skin.

  17. Anuradha9:18 AM

    Great tips!!…even I am a sucker for kitchen stuff tips…they are effective and dont cost a bomb!! will surely try a few of them..thanx. :yes:

  18. Pooja9:35 AM

    How long can you keep this around?

  19. Bhoomi8:57 AM

    Pineapple facial mask
    * Fresh Pineapple
    * 3 tablespoons extra virgin Olive oil
    * 1 tablespoon organic Honey

  20. Kalpana9:00 AM

    A small word of caution: before you apply any mask, we recommend you do a patch test on a small piece of skin (e.g. behind the ear) to test your sensitivity to it

  21. Samira9:24 AM

    You can boost the effectiveness of these homemade facial masks even more if you use all natural and organic ingredients. They contain the purest form of the active substance you are looking for.

  22. Anjali8:59 AM

    Combin 2 tablespoons of yogurt, 2 tablespoons of grated apple, 1 teaspoon of juice from a lemon and 2 teaspoons of potato flour. Stir thoroughly and apply to the face.

  23. Neeladri8:52 AM

    Mix the pulp of an orange with one of two spoons of honey. Apply it on your face and leave it on for approximately 20 minutes. Rinse with lukewarm water. When done, your skin should feel soft.

  24. Disha8:49 AM

    Keep orange juice for one hour in sunlight. Mix millet's husk in it. Massage your face with this paste. It is the best facial.


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