Exfoliation is a beauty habit that is essential in any skincare routine. Through it, we facilitate the elimination of dead skin cells and other impurities that can affect beauty. However, it is a procedure that must be performed from time to time and not daily.
There are many types of exfoliating masks on the market that can help to care for the skin and clean it deeply to keep it healthy. However, nature has some highly beneficial ingredients to the skin, which can be used in homemade exfoliating masks to clean it in a natural way, leaving it smooth, free of excess fat and all kinds of impurities that can cause some skin conditions, like acne. In this article, we list you a few recipes for exfoliating masks that you can easily make at home. Happy reading.
Yogurt and Avocado Mask
Avocado is a very good fruit for the skin thanks to healthy fats and vitamin E. Combined with yogurt, it produces a natural exfoliant capable of removing impurities from the skin, leaving it smooth and hydrated.
- 1 ripe avocado
- 3 tablespoons of plain yogurt
Grind the pulp of the ripe avocado, add the plain yogurt and mix to form a paste. Apply the mask, let it act for 15 minutes and then remove it with a moist tissue. Repeat once a week.
Mask of Oats and Almonds
Oats and almonds are two good ingredients to exfoliate your skin naturally and facilitate the elimination of dead cells. This mask is exceptional, since, in addition to exfoliating, it also has moisturizing properties and acts as a toner.
- 50 g of oats
- 2 teaspoons of almonds (12 grams)
- 2 drops of rose essence oil
- 1 teaspoon of moisturizer
Mix all the ingredients in a blender and apply the exfoliating cream all over the face. Leave for 15 minutes and remove with a damp tissue.
A moisturizing fruit like papaya is terrific for making exfoliating skin masks.
- 2 tablespoons of papaya pulp
- 1 spoon of honey (7.5 grams)
- 2 drops of lavender essential oil
Mix all the ingredients in a container until it forms a paste, and then apply it all over the face, leaving it to act for 10 to 15 minutes.
Coffee is one of the best homemade exfoliating that exist. It is perfect for the skin and facilitates the elimination of impurities, leaving the face clean and fresh.
- 1 granulated coffee spoon
- 3 tablespoons of moisturizer
Mix the two ingredients in a container and then apply to the face, massaging gently in a circular motion. Leave on for 10 minutes and rinse.
Honey and Flaxseed Mask
This powerful homemade recipe is ideal for removing dead cells and impurities from areas such as your elbows and knees.
- 25 grams of flaxseed
- 1 cup of honey (335 g)
- ½ glass of warm water (125 ml)
Combine all the ingredients and leave the mixture in the refrigerator for three hours. Then use the mask to clean your elbows and knees, massaging gently.
Sugar and Lemon Mask
This mask is ideal for exfoliating and lightening the skin naturally. It is very important to apply it at night, as exposure to the sun could leave spots on the skin.
- 2 tablespoons of sugar (30 g)
- Juice of ½ lemon
Mix the two ingredients and apply the mask, massaging gently in a circular motion. Leave to act for 15 minutes and remove with warm water.
Mask of Honey and Oats
This honey and oat scrub is ideal for removing dead skin cells and leaving it fresh.
- 2 tablespoons of oats (20 g)
- 1 teaspoon of honey (7.5 g)
Mix the two ingredients very well, moisten the face and apply the mask. Leave it to act for 20 minutes and remove it with warm water, in gentle, circular movements.
Do you know any other powerful homemade exfoliating mask recipes? We want to read from you; don’t forget to share your recipe in the comments below.