Health Benefits of Herbs

Top 10 Herbal Face Masks You Can Make At Home

Herbal Face Masks In this practical guide we will show you some simple good for your skin, herbal face masks you can make at home.

We will explain what ingredients you need and how to combine them. Finally you will discover what skin benefits each herbal mask provides.

When it comes to the world of natural health and remedies, the use of herbs in skin products has been used for many years. This is due to their soothing and cleansing properties.

In today’s modern society, herbal face masks are more popular than ever with more and more people now choosing to make their own at home.

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What are the Benefits of using an Herbal Face Mask?

There are just so many wonderful benefits for your skin when you use an herbal face mask. The major benefits is that your skin will be soothed, cleansed, toned and moisturised. Everyday our skin is exposed to toxins and dirt.

These need to be thoroughly cleansed from the skin, and one of the best ways to do is with an herbal face mask. The mask can also help you get younger looking skin.

Doing so will also help to promote healthy and glowing skin and as a bonus your skin will also smell wonderful. If you have sensitive skin, then the good news is that herbs are incredibly gentle yet effective.

Before you begin – Things to keep in mind

  • Make sure that all of your utensils and storage equipment is clean and dry.
  • Wash your hands before making the face mask and before applying it to your skin.
  • Always do a skin test before applying the mask to your face. An allergy test can be carried out on the inside of your wrist.

The Top Ten Herbal Face Masks

HERBAL FACE MASKSBelow we share with you the top ten herbal face mask that you can make in the comfort of your own home. Before you begin you will need some basic and simple equipment.

These will include a bowl, spoon and something in which you can grind the herbs into a powder. A pestle and mortar is a good choice.

1. Herb Mint Facial Mask

Mint is well-known for its medicinal and astringent properties and makes the perfect base for a face mask. It is also loaded with antibacterial and antiseptic properties that are excellent for dealing with problem skin blemishes.

What you will need

  • 2 large cucumbers
  • A few mint leaves

Method

  • Blend and then strain cucumbers.
  • Heat with a little water in a saucepan and then add a few chopped mint leaves.
  • Blend well.
  • Remove from pan and allow to completely cool.
  • Apply to skin and leave for 20 minutes before washing off with cool water.

2. Aloe Vera Facial Mask

Aloe Vera is a herb that is best known for its soothing and healing properties, as well as being able to detoxify the skin. It is also fantastic if you are suffering from sunburnt skin.

What you will need

  • Aloe Vera gel
  • One Vitamin E capsule
  • I tsp kelp
  • I tbs honey
  • A few drops of tea tree oil

Method

  • Place all of the ingredients into a bowl and mix thoroughly.
  • Apply the face mask to the face and neck.
  • Leave the face mask to work its magic for 30 minutes.
  • Rinse off using warm water and pat skin dry.

3. Turmeric Facial Mask

Turmeric facial makes are best used to treat eczema and blemishes, as it is a natural anti-inflammatory.

What you will need

  • 1 tsp of turmeric
  • 1 tsp of raw honey
  • 1 tsp of natural yogurt

Method

  • Put the turmeric into a bowl and add the honey.
  • Stir well.
  • Slowly add the yogurt and mix well to form the paste.

Evenly apply the mask onto your face and neck. Unlike some other face masks, be sure to place the paste under your eyes as the turmeric will help to alleviate any dark circles or swelling. Allow the mask to thoroughly dry and leave for around 20 minutes. Remove with cool water and pat skin dry.

4. Rosemary and Avocado Facial Mask

Rosemary Herb
Rosemary

Rosemary both cleanses and revitalises the skin. When used with avocado the skin is also thoroughly moisturised.

What you will need

  • 1/4 cup avocado oil
  • 1 tbs rosemary leaves
  • 2 tbs natural yogurt

Method

  • Grind the rosemary leaves into a fine powder.
  • Mix together the rosemary and avocado oil.
  • Cover and strain.
  • Mix into the yogurt.

The paste can then be applied to your face. For best results leave for up to 20 minutes and then rinse off with warm water.

5. Fenugreek Facial Mask

Fenugreek is a natural herb that is packed with proteins and nutrients that can help to fight infection.

What you will need

  • A handful of fenugreek seeds
  • Water

Method

  • You need to grind the fenugreek seeds until they form a fine powder.
  • Mix with a little water to form a paste.
  • Apply the face mask to your face.
  • Leave the mask until it dries and then wash off with ether cool or warm water.

6. Lavender and Oats Facial Mask

Lavender has a wonderful calming effect when placed onto the skin and when combined with oats, the skin becomes incredibly soft and cleansed.

What you will need

  • 1 tbs lavender flowers
  • 1 tbs rolled oats

Method

  • In a pan pour a cup of hot water over the lavender flowers.
  • Simmer for one minute, strain and cover.
  • Leave to stand for 15 minutes.
  • Strain the liquid and pour into a clean bowl.

Mix together with the rolled oats to form a paste.
Apply to the face and leave for around 30 minutes. Rinse off with warm water.

7. Chamomile and Banana Facial Wash

Chamomile is a great all-rounder that cleanses, tones and moisturises the skin.

What you will need

  • 1 tbs chamomile flowers
  • 1 mashed banana

Method

All you have to do is grind the flowers into a powder and then to mix it into the mashed banana. You need to apply the face mask quickly, as it will not really keep well in the fridge. Leave the mask on your face for at least 30 minutes and then rinse off with warm water.

8. Yarrow Facial Mask

This face mask is great for irritated or dry skin. Together with the honey you will find that your skin feels nourished and smooth.

What you will need

  • 1 tbs yarrow flowers
  • 2 tbs honey
  • 1 egg yolk
  • 1 tbs yogurt

Method

  • Pour one cup of boiling water over the yarrow flowers in a small pan.
  • Allow to simmer for one minute, cool and cover.
  • Stir well.
  • Stand for 15 minutes and then strain the liquid into a clean bowl.
  • Mix together with the honey and yogurt to form a paste.

Apply to the skin and leave for between 20 – 30 minutes. Rinse off with warm water.

9. Cinnamon Facial Mask

Cinnamon has wonderful anti-inflammatory properties and can help to calm troubled skin.

What you will need

  • 1 tsp honey
  • 1 tsp ground cinnamon

Method

  • Mix all of the ingredients together in a small clean bowl
  • Massage into the skin in a circulatory motion.

Leave for 15 minutes and the rinse off with warm water.

10. Herbal Clay with Lemongrass Facial Wash

Clay draws out natural impurities within the skin and the lemongrass helps to both refresh and cleanse tired skin.

What you will need

1 tbs lemongrass
1 tsp natural yogurt
1 tsp honey
1 tsp clay powder

Method

  • Pour one cup of boiling water over the lemongrass ground leaves.
  • Simmer gently for one minute.
  • Cool, stir and cover the pan.
  • Stand for 10 minutes.
  • Strain the liquid and pour into a clean bowl.
  • Add the yogurt and honey, and mix well.
  • Stir in the clay powder to make a paste.

Add to the face and leave for up to 30 minutes. Rinse off with warm water.

Conclusion

All of the facial masks are fairly easy to use and incorporate many ingredients that are already in the home or which can be easily and cheaply bought from health food shops.

Have fun in making and using them, and let your skin reap the many healthy benefits of  these Herbal Face Masks You Can Make At Home.

Medical information provided is for information purposes only. Always get guidance about a medical condition from a health care professional.

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