12 Things From Your Kitchen That Can Be Used As Face Masks

by Divyata Raut
LIFESTYLE  |  November 28, 2017
  • Honey
    1 / 12 Honey

    As an ancient wound healer, honey serves as an antibacterial salve that provides a burst of moisture to your skin. Chock full of antioxidants, you can be sure to have baby soft skin after you wash it off. 

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  • Egg White
    2 / 12 Egg White

    Filled with nutritious protein, egg white works brilliantly in tightening your pores to control excess sebum production. Slather a thin layer of egg white on your T zone area and it’ll get rid of unsightly blackheads too! 

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    (Also read: Beauty Recipe: Easy Homemade Coffee and Egg White Mask)

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  • Aloe Vera
    3 / 12 Aloe Vera

    The cooling pulp of the aloe vera plant is so soothing that it can treat sunburns and dry skin. Packed with antioxidants, it also makes your skin look much brighter when removed. 

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  • Avocado
    4 / 12 Avocado

    The creamy flesh of avocados contain lots of fatty acids that protect and moisturise your skin. The oils soften your skin and give you an amazing glow. 

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  • Green Tea Leaves
    5 / 12 Green Tea Leaves

    Keep your tea bags in the fridge after use as they serve as a great face mask. Due to the high amount of antioxidants found in tea, leave it on your face to reduce inflammation as well as reduce puffiness around your eyes. 

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  • Chickpea Flour
    6 / 12 Chickpea Flour

    Chickpea flour, also known as gram flour, is a dry powder that has been obtained from grinding dry chickpeas. It’s commonly used in Southeast Asia as a natural cleansing agent due to its exfoliating properties to remove dirt and grime from pores. 

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  • Turmeric
    7 / 12 Turmeric

    Known as a potent healer, the anti-inflammatory properties of turmeric reduce the risk of getting acne in the future. Mix a quarter of a tablespoon of turmeric to some yoghurt or milk before applying it to your face. Beware not to use too much, as it can give your skin a yellow tinge if applied liberally.

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  • Oatmeal
    8 / 12 Oatmeal

    This morning favourite can be used to nourish your face too! Its grainy texture makes it an excellent exfoliator. Oatmeal soaked in water or milk also removes excess oil and dirt from pores. As its high in lipids, an oatmeal mask hydrates your skin too!

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  • Banana
    9 / 12 Banana

    Bananas contain zinc, a fantastic mineral that protects your skin from acne. Its calming and soothing pulps also has Vitamin A that is great for fading acne scars!

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  • Tomato
    10 / 12 Tomato

    Tomatoes have a seedy pulp that’s bursting with water. It delivers a burst of moisture to your skin as the high amounts of antioxidants and collagen keep your skin plump and fresh. 

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  • Cucumber
    11 / 12 Cucumber

    There’s a reason why cucumber slices are associated with relaxing spa sessions. Placing cucumber slices over your eyes hydrates your eye area while its Vitamin C content reduces swelling, leaving you with bright skin!

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  • Papaya
    12 / 12 Papaya

    Papayas contain the enzyme papain, which lightens acne scars and skin discolouration. Aside from soothing your skin with its hydrating quality, papaya pulp boosts the collagen production of your skin as well!

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