Let’s cut to the chase: you’re here because you’re dealing with a skin-tuation (skin situation) that you just don’t know what to do about. Skin problems vary from dry skin, oily skin, inflamed skin, acne-prone skin, uneven skin tone, the list never dies. It can often leave one with hopelessness and without confidence.
The main dilemma of treating your problem skin is figuring out what to do and where to start exactly. What if I told you that whatever skin problems you’re dealing with can be dealt with in the comfort of your own home, or after a quick trip to your nearest dollar store because honey, these home remedy ingredients are crazy affordable. Get your bowls and spoons prepared and get ready to whip of some DIY skin care masks that are so simple to make!
1) DRY SKIN
Dry skin is a very common skin situation that causes discomfort when not treated. Nothing a little homemade concoction of Johnson’s Baby Lotion, Vaseline and Vitamin E cream can’t fix! Mix all of these products up in a mixer or by hand in a bowl and jar them for later use! This mixture is said to be the ULTIMATE dry skin healer during the Winter.
2) ANTI-AGING & ANTI-ACNE MASK
This next mixture is used to treat a two-in-one situation: aging and acne. If you see the very unpleasant marks of life invading your skin, try this odd but effective method. All you need is distilled water, raw honey and… ASPIRIN?! That’s right.. Aspirin tablets contain a crystalline compound called acetylsalicylic acid, which is derived from salicylic acid. It is the BHA or beta hydroxy acid, which helps to tightenthe skin, smooth out wrinkles & tighten the face as well as fight acne, soothe redness, and relieve inflammatory and itchiness of the skin.
Prepare a cup filled with distilled water and drop 5-7 aspirin tablets in. Proceed by stirring the aspirin and when it becomes a somewhat pasty consistency, add in the raw honey. If it’s too pasty, add in more water. If you added too much water, drop in one more aspirin tablet. As you form your mask, apply it to your face for 15 minutes, wash it off, and done! Do this 2-5 times a week until you see those results.
3) DIY TONER FOR BLEMISHES, LARGE PORES, HYDRATION & SOOTHING
Having a toner is an essential in your skin care routine. Toners help balance your skin’s PH, but this DIY toner has many benefits to help your skin with the following: blemishes, large pores, inflammation, dryness and dark spots. All you need is 1/2 of Witch Hazel, 1/2 of Aloe Vera and a few drops of Lemon Essential Oil.
Another gross and unfortunate skin-tuation that affects a majority of people everyday. Remove those invasive blackheads and try this DIY mask that consists of 1 tbsp of baking soda, 1 tbsp of honey, and 2 tbsps of salt.
Anti-aging creams and serums have become a staple in the modern beauty world. There’s no use in wasting your hard earned cash on the products that just aren’t doing the trick. Head to your fridge right this instant and whip up some of those homemade anti-wrinkles mask with just three ingredients: 2 tablespoons of mashed banana, 1 tablespoon of yogurt, and 1/2 tablespoon of fresh lemon juice. Combine those items into a mask consistency and leave on the mask for 15-20 minutes. Massage the mask into your skin for 2-3 minutes before washing it off. Do this mask twice a week!
6) SENSITIVE SKIN
Sensitive skin can be a drag, because once your skin comes in contact with the wrong thing, it turns into an irritated mess. Luckily this DIY face lotion contains some essential oils that will help calm the storm of irritated and sensitive skin. What you need: 1/4 cup of Shea Butter, 2 tbsp of jojoba oil, 3 tbsp of aloe vera juice, 1 tbsp of vitamin E oil, 6 drops of lavender oil, 6 drops of frankincense oil, and 5 drops of rose oil.
7) ACNE SCARS
Acne scars are a result of inflamed skin that can eventually lead to a break in the follicle wall. We’ve all been warned that popping pimples are a no-no, but when that warning doesn’t get to you in time, you get the unfortunate wrath of acne scars. This two-ingredient mask can help fade those stubborn scars and reveal the smooth skin that you long for. All you need is 1 tbsp of Turmeric powder and 1 tbsp of mint juice. Mix those ingredients into a paste and apply to your face. Wait for it to dry. Turmeric powder contains anti-inflammatory benefits that help calm the skin.
8) COMBINATION SKIN
Combination skin is another common skin problem that I myself is dealing with. Create a DIY combination skin mask with 1/4 ripe avocado and 1 tbsp of coconut oil.
9) DILATED PORES
Large pores can easily be tamed with this easy homemade mask of two common kitchen ingredients. Take the egg white from 1 egg and beat it until it’s fluffy. Then take 2 teaspoons of fresh lemon juice and mix that in. Leave this mask on for 10-15 minutes.
10) DARK SPOTS
Dark spots, uneven skin tone, or hyper-pigmentation occur due to acne scarring. Treat those dark spots with this DIY oatmeal mask: 3 tbsp of oatmeal, 1 tbsp of honey, and 2 tbsp of milk.