Simple Facial Mask Recipes for Different Skin Types
Have you ever wondered why different people react differently to beauty products? This happens because they have different skin types. There are five skin types and each has its own characteristics. Hence, different face masks cater to their diverse needs.
Face Packs for Normal Skin Types
People with normal skin type have skin that is neither too dry nor is it too oily. Their pores are barely visible and they have few imperfections, if any.
Face masks for such skin types focus on maintaining the radiance of the skin. An egg and yoghurt mask can cleanse the skin as well as moisturize it. Separate the egg whites of two eggs from the egg yolks and add plain yoghurt to the egg whites. Mix well to create a paste. Leave it on your face for a few minutes and wash off with warm water.
Another mask that is very effective during summers is a fruit and oatmeal face pack. Mash together pieces of papaya, peach, and strawberry. Add oatmeal to create a grainy mixture and a teaspoon of honey for moisturization. This pack should be left on the face for 10 minutes and then washed off with tepid water.
Face Packs for Dry Skin Types
People with dry skin type lie at the one end of the spectrum; they have dull and rough skin with red patches, their pores are almost invisible, and wrinkles show up early.
A banana face pack is suitable for dry skin as it has intense moisturizing properties. Mash a piece of ripe banana; add two teaspoons of honey, and a cup of plain yoghurt. Keep it on your face for 15 minutes and then rinse off.
Avocados are also particularly good for dry skin. Make a creamy paste out of avocado flesh and apply it on the face. Leave it on for half an hour and wash off with lukewarm water.
Face Packs for Oily Skin Types
Oily skins may be blessed with delayed fine lines, but they have to deal with enlarged pores, blackheads, pimples, and a constantly shiny complexion.
A multani mitti and rose water face pack is best for oily skin. Mix rose water and one and a half tablespoons of multani mitti (Fuller’s earth) to make a thick paste. Apply the paste evenly on your face and leave it on for 15-20 minutes. Wash off with tepid water.
A pack made of neem leaf powder, orange peel powder, sandalwood powder, and multani mitti is good for treating oily skin during summers. Mix equal parts of these powders and add a teaspoon of honey and lemon juice. Add rose water to create a smooth mixture. Apply it on the face and leave it on for 15-20 minutes. Wash off with plain water.
Face Packs for Combination Skin Types
People with a combination skin type suffer from the disadvantages of both oily skin and dry skin. Usually, their T-zone (forehead, nose, and chin) is oily, whereas their cheeks are dry. Their skin is shiny and has blackheads and dilated pores.
Combination skin requires a balance of moisturizing and oil-removing action. Make a mixture of 1 tablespoon of chickpea powder with 1 teaspoon of water. Apply the paste for 3-5 minutes and then wash off with plain water.
A cucumber pack is good for combination skin. Make a mixture with ½ a teaspoon of cucumber juice, ½ teaspoon of milk cream, and 4 drops of honey. Apply the pack to the area around the eye. Wash off with plain water.
Face Packs for Sensitive Skin Types
People with sensitive skins may have any of the above skin types. In addition, their skin shows signs like burning, redness, or itching in response to different beauty products.
Since sensitive skin gets easily irritated, we need to use mild ingredients. A honey and carrot face pack is gentle on the skin. Boil a carrot, mash it, and add two teaspoons of honey. Apply it on the face, let it sit for 20 minutes, and then wash off with water.
Almonds and eggs are also good for sensitive skins. Soak 5-6 almonds in water overnight. Grind the almonds and make a fine paste the next morning. Add a beaten egg to this paste. Apply it on the skin and leave it on for 15 minutes. This pack ensures that your skin is glowing, soft, and moisturized.