Face Mask Recipes to Try Out This Summer
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Face Mask Recipes to Try Out This Summer

There is nothing better than some homemade cosmetics. First of all, you are entirely aware of what you are applying to your skin. Second of all, the pure content of your DIY products can actually be a lot healthier and more beneficial to your skin. The chemicals like parabens, colorants, and preservatives that you can find in store-bought cosmetic products are not quite good for you. Last but not least, DIY cosmetics are a fun hobby for times when you want to get creative with something new. After all, it is a nice thing to master a craft, even if it is the one of homemade face masks and creams.

Face masks are a great way to boost the radiance of the skin, to add some additional moisture and to cleanse your pores. In the summer, your skin’s needs might change slightly due to high amounts of sun exposure and the heat. Sweat can cause additional dirt in your pores; the hot weather can lead to dehydration and dry skin, while the UV rays can irritate it. That is why it is a good idea to try something new and add a few steps to your skincare routine. Take a look at some popular and cool face mask recipes that can change your beauty regime in the blink of an eye, or should we say, a stir in a bowl!

  • Egg Whites: Eggs are a great source of protein, so you should think about incorporating them into your diet. However, they can help you get rid of blackheads and pimples if you use egg whites to make a face mask. It does not require much time or effort, but it can be very effective in solving your problems. Separate the egg white from the egg yolk and whip it until you get a foamy consistency. After that, apply it to your face and leave it for twenty minutes. Rinse off with cold water. The good news is you can use the egg yolk for your hair!
  • Baking Soda: Baking soda can alleviate any inflammation of the skin and fight acne. What you need for this mask is a little baking soda and water. Mix the two ingredients to get a mash-consistency. Apply it to your skin and leave it on for 10-15 minutes. Cleanse your skin afterwards with cold water. Do not use this mask too often, as it can dry out your skin.
  • Lemon Juice: Lemon juice has been known as a great natural cleansing and brightening agent for a while now. You can use it on your face a few times a week for a deep cleanse and refreshing effect on your skin. You can add an egg white and make a mask out of the whole thing. However, be careful when your skin is irritated or you have breakouts, as lemon juice can irritate skin even further as it is acidic.
  • Apple and Honey: If you suffer from oily skin and tons of blackheads, the apple and honey mask is the perfect option for you. You will need a medium-sized grated apple and five tablespoons of honey. Apply the mask on your face for ten minutes and rinse it out thoroughly with cold water after that. Honey has great antibacterial and moisturizing properties while the apple is overall great for your skin!
  • Cottage Cheese: Curd and cottage cheese can be used for cleaning your skin quite effectively. They can get rid of blackheads rapidly. Add some black pepper to curd or cottage cheese and apply a thin layer of the mixture over your skin for a maximum of five minutes. Rinse it out with warm water afterwards.

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