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Face masks are one of the most essential parts of our skincare routine. From Nomarks to Dove, there are tons of range of face masks in the market according to the skin type and the benefits we look for and why would they not be, there aren’t many skin problems a good face mask can’t cure.

They’re just as amazing as taking the stress out of a crappy day in the office as they are at filling up pores, removing blackheads, reducing white and red spots and smoothing dry skin. But instead of raiding all the beauty stores for your perfect face mask, you might want to take a break and spend some time in your kitchen.

Simple ingredients like milk, yogurt exfoliates the skin from inside resulting in smoother and glowing skin. Turmeric has anti-microbial properties that fight bacterias and has anti-ageing effects. Banana is an excellent hydrating agent, which hydrates dry and damages skin cells. So instead of spending a lot of bucks on those face masks and your spa, try these natural DIY face masks at home and see the result yourself.

  1. Turmeric - Lemon Mask

    Turmeric is one of the most ubiquitous ingredients in the face masks because of the medicinal properties of this spice. It fights with microbes and is very effective against acne and dull skin. It is used for glowing skin and enhancing the tone of the skin.

    For the mask you’ll need:
    3 tablespoons Lemon Juice
    1 tablespoon turmeric powder

  2. Milk - Cream (Malai) - Honey Mask

    Milk and malai work wonders for dry skin. The natural oils and fat in the milk and cream fill up the pores with the required moisture and moisturises the skin from within. Honey just adds up the missing piece of moisture and fights with bacterias to make skin smoother.
    For the mask you’ll need:
    1 tablespoon of milk
    2 tablespoons of cream
    1/2 tablespoon for honey

  3. Mint - Multani Mitti Mask

    The oil-absorbing properties of Multani Mitti make it effective against acne and help speed up the healing process. It also helps in removing blackheads, removing that summer sun tanning and removing dry skin. Mint is added because of its cooling properties which help the irritated skin and also decreases inflammation.

    For the mask you’ll need:
    1/2 cup Multani mitti
    2 tablespoon mint leaves paste

  4. Egg white - Honey - Lemon Juice Mask

    Both the egg white and lemon juice have top astringent properties that tighten the skin and make enlarged pores much less obvious. Honey is important for boosting the skin’s moisture levels and leave the skin a gentler touch at the end.

    For the mask you’ll need:
    1 egg white
    1/2 small tablespoon of lemon juice
    1 tablespoon for honey

  5. Aloe Vera - Papaya - Cacao Powder

    Aloe Vera is a consolidated version of essential vitamins that has skin hydrating and skin-soothing effects. It also helps in maintaining the youthful glow on the skin. Papaya, on the other hand, dissolves the dead cells and preventing skin from breakouts. Cacao powder brightens and boots circulation for a plump and pillowy look and feel.

    For the mask you’ll need:
    1 tablespoon for Cacao powder
    1 cup of papaya
    A squeeze of Aloe Vera gel

  6. Banana - Yogurt - Honey Mask

    Bananas are rich in potassium, which helps to hydrate dry and damaged skin cells. Yogurt is filled with lactic acid which replaces rough and lack lustre surface cells with much newer, brighter ones making a visible difference to the skin.

    For the mask you’ll need:
    1 tablespoon for honey
    1 tablespoon turmeric powder
    1 tablespoon plain yogurt

  7. Tomato - Lemon Mask

    Tomato, when paired with lemon, works as a de-tan and helps to remove any tan on the skin, leaving it brighter and glowing. Lemon is also rich in Vitamin C, which is an antioxidant and fights free radicals to prevent premature ageing (wrinkles, dark circles and loose skin) and frequent breakouts.

    For the mask you’ll need:
    2 tablespoon for Lemon juice
    1 tomato puree

Try these 7 natural face masks at home this weekend and save some extra bucks for a movie or a dinner because these small-small things matter and leave everlasting happy memories for us.