5 super hydrating and anti-aging DIY face masks for your best skin yet

No-fuss and great for your pocket, these 5 homemade face masks are a perfect alternative to purchased products, not only because they contain 100 % natural ingredients, but also because they are accessible, easy to prepare and plastic-free.

In your kitchen, you will find a host of useful ingredients to keep your skin looking and feeling fabulous. These masks help to unclog pores, allowing the skin to look radiant and smooth. Perfect for fighting city pollution.

So, whenever you have these ingredients at home, don't forget to prepare these excellent face mask. Your skin will thank you!

1. 1. Tomato and yogurt

Tomato has rejuvenating properties

Tomatoes are full of antioxidants (and Vitamin C)! For this rejuvenating mask you will need:

  • half a tomato
  • 1 tablespoon of yogurt
  • 1 tablespoon of almond oil

Peel the tomato and blend with the yogurt and almond oil. Apply the mask and leave on for  20 minutes. Then rinse well with warm water.

2. 2. Grapes and honey

Grapes contain antioxidants that act as a natural cleanser

Grapes contain antioxidants that act as a natural cleanser on the skin. While honey is a powerful antibacterial.  

For this mask you will need:

  • 2 tablespoons of yogurt
  • half a tablespoon of honey
  • half a tablespoon of lime juice
  • between 4 and 6 grapes

Mix all the ingredients and apply the mask. Leave it on for 20 minutes and then rinse with warm water.

3. 3. Apple and egg yolk

Egg yolks, nourish, hydrate and moisturize the skin

Apples contain collagen and elastin that help you get younger-looking skin and egg yolks, nourish, hydrate and moisturize the skin.

You will need

  • 1 apple
  • 1 egg yolk
  • 1 tablespoon of honey
  • 1 tablespoon of apple cider
  • 1 tablespoon of lime juice 

Grate the apple and mix with the egg yolk and the rest of the ingredients until you get a paste. Apply for 15-20 minutes. Rinse off with warm water.

4. 4. Apple and almond oil

Apple and almond oil mask

Apples help maintain the skin’s natural pH balance and almonds are rich in vitamin-E, which nourishes and softens the skin when applied daily.

For this mask, you will need

  • 1 apple
  • 1 tablespoon of olive or almond oil
  • 1 tablespoon of cream 

Grate the apple and mix with the other ingredients. Apply and leave it on for 20 minutes. Then rinse with warm water.

5. 5. Orange and egg white

Orange and egg white

Oranges have toning properties and are high in vitamin C. While the egg white contains rich proteins and minerals that also help tighten and firm the skin.

You will need

  • 1 egg white
  • 2 tablespoons of orange juice
  • 1 tablespoon of lime juice
  • a few drops of almond oil.

Mix all the ingredients well and apply the mask. Leave on for 15-20 minutes and rinse with warm water.

Cathy Mason

Cathy has spent most of her professional life discovering homemade beauty remedies, old and new. Using her extensive knowledge of natural ingredients, Cathy will provide expert advice on how to tackle everyday skincare problems with straightforward natural lotions and potions. + info

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