Skin care should always be part of your daily routine and it’s not just the women who should be thinking about this but men too. Men’s skin are 15% oilier compared to women which is why they need to put more effort into cleansing and moisturizing as much as possible. These steps are necessary in order to cleanse the skin of any impurities such as excess oil, dirt, and other pollutants that may be clogging the pores and causing them to look dull. One way to help your skin is to make your own facial masks that will not only get rid of any dirt or oil, but will also help nourish your skin.
Nourishing lemon mask
Lemon is well-known for its ability to control oil production and because it is applicable to any skin type, you can use it for your facial mask. What else can lemon do for you? It can lighten your skin and sap the moisture that is already present in your skin. To make this facial mask, you will need a tablespoon of lemon extracts, a teaspoon of honey, and 4 to 5 drops of olive oil. Mix all these ingredients in a small bowl until you create a paste. Now wash your face first before applying the facial mask evenly. Leave it on for 15 to 20 minutes then wipe it off using a wet sponge. Wash your face afterwards.
Fruit medley face mask
Another DIY facial mask that your skin will love is the fruit medley where you will need to prepare strawberry, banana, and pineapple. Mash these fruits together until you create a paste then apply it afterwards. Leave it on for 15 to 20 minutes then wash off with water. This mask will leave your skin feeling soft and smooth.
Oatmeal face mask
Oatmeal is yet another useful ingredient when making facial masks because of its ability to absorb excess oil. This is actually perfect for those who are suffering from acne problems as less oil on the skin means less flare ups. Create an oatmeal paste by blending the oatmeal in a mixer. Add hot water into the mix and set aside for a few minutes to cool. Now add one egg white, and a tablespoon each of honey and yogurt into the oatmeal then mix until you create a paste. Apply on your face evenly and let it sit for 10 to 15 minutes before rinsing it off with warm water.
Papaya and yogurt face mask
If your skin looks dull and tired, rejuvenate and refresh it with a papaya and yogurt face mask. These two ingredients can help slough off dead skin cells while nourishing the skin underneath. You will need ½ of the flesh of the papaya and mix it with a tablespoon of plain yogurt. Apply evenly on your face and leave it on for 10 minutes. Rinse the mask off with warm water.
Strawberry face mask
You should also try the strawberry face mask as it not only helps exfoliate your skin, but it can reduce the appearance of puffiness and dark circles under the eyes. First, you will need to mash some strawberries until you get a smooth mixture. Add a tablespoon of olive oil to keep your skin moisturized, and two teaspoons of honey to reduce any swelling on your skin. Mix the ingredients thoroughly then apply all over your face. Rinse afterwards when the mask becomes dry.
These are just a few examples of DIY facial masks that are just perfect for guys. What’s great about these recipes is that they are easy to make and can be done in the comfort of your own home.