3 Hydrating Make-at-Home Face Masks to Try This Weekend

Made with ingredients straight from your pantry.



Man, it is cold out there. And windy, too! While I’m sure I don’t have to tell you, that combo is not doing your skin any favors. But the great thing about three-day weekends like this one — you do have President’s Day off, right? — is that you’ve got time to do your grocery shopping, vacuum your apartment, do all your lunch prep for the week and indulge in a pampering session, too.

During said pampering session, we suggest counteracting all this wind and cold-weather with one of these hydrating make-at-home face masks, made with ingredients you probably have sitting in your pantry right now. Your face will thank you.

Hydrating Make-at-Home Face Masks

Anti-Inflammatory Honey Spice Mask
All you need to make this mask is one big scoop of honey and a few dashes of cinnamon and nutmeg, all of which are probably in your kitchen. Slathering the honey on your face moisturizes your skin and reduces breakout-causing bacteria, and the cinnamon and nutmeg act as anti-inflammatories, reducing redness. Hang out with the honey concoction on your face for about 15 minutes, then rinse with warm water.

Natural Botox Face Mask
This recipe, courtesy of Dr. Oz, calls for half a banana (the riper, the better), a couple of tablespoons of yogurt and a tablespoon of honey. Mix ‘em together, spread the mask onto your face and sit back for 15 minutes. Bananas are high in skin-friendly nutrients that help maintain elasticity, and the lactic acid in the yogurt exfoliates your skin, while the honey moisturizes.

2-in-1 Moisturizing Mask for Face and Hair
This mask works double duty, exfoliating, moisturizing, tightening and reducing redness in your skin and working all sorts of magic for your locks. Here’s what you need to whip it up: a tablespoon of honey, which moisturizes the skin and adds shines to the hair; half an avocado, which exfoliates the skin and promotes hair growth; one banana, which helps tighten your skin with vitamin C and B6 and softens hair, preventing breakage and split ends; a tablespoon of sweet almond oil and a quarter cup almond milk, both of which are loaded with vitamin E which helps to moisturize skin and strengthens and moisturizes hair. Throw everything into a blender then throw on your face for 30 minutes or your hair for 45.

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