If you’re anything like me, then you love a good pamper night. Although self-care is a topic that’s often discussed, not many people devote enough time to taking care of themselves. We lead stressful lives, full of uncertainties, deadlines and endless to-do lists, so it’s no surprise that we put taking care of ourselves on the back burner.
However, by treating your body with a relaxing night in here and there, you’re actually increasing the chances of being productive in the future without burning out. And what is a must-have for a relaxing night in? A face pack, among other things, is a wonderful way to pamper your skin and ensure that you wake up with a refreshed and glowing complexion.
If you’re on the hunt for quick, natural DIY face packs for glowing skin then this is the article for you! These will barely take any of your time and yet will feel incredibly luxurious on the skin. Not to mention, the majority of the recipes are actually made of ingredients you probably already have in your kitchen. All you need to do is to schedule a pamper night in your planner and give one of the following face packs a go!
Anyone who’s into natural skincare would’ve guessed that this magical spice will be on our list. Turmeric is the king of all-natural cosmetic products. With its anti-inflammatory and antibacterial properties, it can do wonders for acne-prone and oily skin. Turmeric kills the acne-causing bacteria and controls sebum production. It also works on redness, irritated skin and certain skin conditions like eczema and rosacea.
For this mask, you’ll need to combine all the ingredients together in a small bowl and apply the mixture on your face. Be careful not to make the mixture too thin, since it won’t stick on your face. If needed, you can always add more honey to make it thicker. Let the mixture sit for 15 to 20 minutes and then wash it off thoroughly. You’ll be left with a glowing and clear complexion.
Baking soda also has anti-inflammatory properties that help with acne and redness. Not only does baking soda help treat existing skin conditions, but it can also prevent future acne and hyperpigmentation from occurring in the first place. It controls excess sebum, which makes it a great option for people with oily skin. In addition, the lemon drops will brighten acne scars and your overall complexion.
Mix the baking soda with the water in order to form a paste. Then add the lemon drops to the mix. If you have overly sensitive skin, you can always replace the lemon drops with non-comedogenic oils like vitamin E or wild rose oil. Apply the mixture on your face and let it sit for 15 minutes before washing it off with warm water. After you’re done, apply moisturizer as you would normally. This mask also makes an amazing exfoliator, but it shouldn’t be done more than 4 times a week.
This face pack is super easy to make. You’ll only need two ingredients: a tablespoon of honey and an egg white. Mix them together and apply the concoction on your face. Let it sit for 15-20 minutes and then wash it off. Due to the moisturizing benefits of honey, it’s a perfect option for people with dry or mature skin.
Even though this combination might sound odd at first glance, it’s incredibly nutritious for the skin!
Apply the face pack on your face and leave it on for 20 minutes to half an hour. After you’re done, wash your face with cold water. Gram flour has acne-fighting properties due to the high zinc content. In addition, it also helps control excess oil which leads to breakouts.
Mix all the ingredients together and apply them on a clean face. Let the face pack sit for 10-15 minutes and then wash it off with warm water.
This face pack will not only leave your skin acne-free for a long time, but it will also hydrate your skin inside-out and brighten your complexion.
Mix the gel with a few drops of each oil and apply it on your skin, avoiding the eye area. Wash the face pack off after half an hour.
Here’s another variation of a turmeric face pack you could try. Yogurt makes your skin bright and soft, while turmeric gets rid of all imperfections.
In a bowl, mix the mashed banana with the other ingredients and apply it all over your face. After 30 minutes, wash it off thoroughly and continue with your skincare as you would usually. You can use this face pack up to 3 times a week.
This option works wonders for people with oily skin, but it will also help treat hyperpigmentation. It sheds off dead skin cells and reduces the amount of sebum. Also, the honey and green tea will keep your skin clear from any acne due to their antibacterial properties.
Mix the ingredients together and apply the mixture on your face. Leave it on for 10-15 minutes and then wash it off with warm water.
Papaya is one of the best things you could put on your skin! It makes your skin brighter, softer and keeps it clear. Papaya contains an enzyme called papain, which acts as a natural exfoliator that gets rid of dead skin cells.
Mash the papaya and combine it with the egg white and honey. Apply the mixture on your face and let it sit for 15-20 minutes. Once the time is up, wash it off your face.
Oatmeal provides gentle exfoliation for the skin which is crucial for keeping the skin clear in the long run. Almond oil is full of vitamin E and vitamin A, protein and zinc, all of which keep your skin healthy and blemish-free. The vitamin E is an exceptional source of antioxidants that protect the skin against oxidative stress.
Mix all these ingredients together and apply them on your skin. Once the mixture is on your face for 10 minutes, start to gently massage it on your face. This incredible recipe works both as a face pack and an exfoliator, which is why it’s so effective.
Clay is an extremely purifying and calming ingredient, which is why it’s so widely used in skincare. Tea tree oil has amazing antibacterial and antifungal properties that combat acne successfully. Combine these two together and you get an acne-fighting face pack that will also prevent breakouts in the future!
Combine all these ingredients in a bowl and put the mixture on your face. Once 20 minutes pass, wash it off with warm water. You can also massage it onto your skin for a quick and gentle exfoliation.
This might sound like a random mix of ingredients thrown together, but each of them serves a specific purpose and help the skin in a different way. For instance, pumpkin is rich in vitamin C, A, and E and it’s an antioxidant powerhouse that protects the skin in the long run. Chamomile contains anti-inflammatory, antifungal and antiseptic properties and it works both for acne and hyperpigmentation. Coconut milk is an amazing plant-based alternative to regular milk. It’s rich in vitamin C, which brightens your skin and gives it elasticity.
Mix the pureed pumpkin with a few drops of chamomile oil (make sure it’s organic) and a tablespoon of coconut milk. Put it on your face, let it sit for 10-15 minutes and then wash it off. Your skin will be radiant and refreshed as a result.
Although these masks contain natural ingredients that have proven time and time again to be extremely effective for the skin, every skin is different and reacts differently to each ingredient. Therefore, if you notice any negative reactions such as itching, redness or dryness after you’ve applied any of these masks, stop using those ingredients immediately.
Remember, too much of a good thing can be bad. The optimal number of times you should include a face pack in your regular routine is no more than 4 times a week.
So, pick one of these face packs for glowing skin on your next pamper night and enjoy the luxurious feeling. And on top of at least one amazing face pack per week, if you’re really getting serious about achieving skin perfection, you can start practicing at least a few of the good habits we mention in our 100 Tips for Flawless Skin.