One ingredient face masks are most effective for those of us who have busy schedules and simply have no time for gathering up ingredients for a beauty spa at home. For one ingredient face masks, you just need one single ingredient to slather on your face, whether it’s an overripe fruit which you were just thinking of trashing or that large jar of honey jar that’s catching dust bunnies in your kitchen cabinet.
Now you know how to put those ingredients to good use! Read on to find out the nutrient content, benefits and little tips on these simple DIY one ingredient face masks!
1. Banana Face Mask
When most people see overripe bananas with a couple of fruit flies buzzing around them, they toss them into the trash without even looking back. I used to do that too! But now i know better. Overripe bananas are still packed with loads of nutrients and moisture and make wonderful face masks as they are easy to mash up too!
- 1/2 ripe banana
Using the back of a clean fork, mask up 1/2 a banana. Keep mashing until you get a lump-free gloopy mask. Using clean fingertips, slather the banana face mask onto your face in gentle circular motions. Let the mask sink into your pores for about 10 to 15 minutes. When the time is up, rinse off with warm water first, then cold water. Pat dry with a clean towel.
Before putting on any face mask, do some facial steaming. This will open up your skin pores, allowing the nutrients of the face mask to penetrate deep into your skin.
Egg white face masks are one of the best face tightening and lifting masks out there. If you’ve got sagging cheeks or large pores, an egg white face mask is the one for you! Egg whites also work very well in clearing out acne and getting rid of black heads. Egg whites not only provide oil control action for those with acne prone, oily and combination skin but also nourish skin of all types with multivitamins and minerals. If you’ve got dry cracking skin, please refrain from using an egg white face mask and go for an egg yolk face mask which hydrates dry skin very effectively.
- 1 egg white
Whisk the egg white thoroughly until it becomes frothy. Onto your cleaned face, apply the egg white in a gentle circular motion. Avoid the area around your eyes and mouth. Wait for 10 to 15 minutes until the mask completely dries up. Wash off the egg white face mask using warm water. Splash your face with cold water. Pat dry.
When you have the egg white face mask on, ensure not to talk or smile as this will stretch your skin and may cause fine lines.
3. Yogurt Face Mask
Loaded with b-vitamins, zinc, calcium and other potent nutrients, yogurt is a superb food for your face! If you’ve got acne, applying yogurt topically minimizes oil production, tightens large pores, nourishes skin and kills off acne causing bacteria. For dry skin, yogurt moisturizes skin cells.
- 1 teaspoon yogurt
Apply the yogurt onto your clean face. Wait for about 10 minutes or until the yogurt dries up. When the time is up, rinse off the face mask using warm water. Pat dry with a clean towel. Apply a drop or two of olive oil to moisturize.
Purchase plain, unsweetened, unflavored probiotic yogurt for skin to avoid skin irritations and rashes and for best results. Plain Greek yogurt can be used.
4. Honey Face Mask
Honey is the ancient cure all when it comes to many types of skin ailments including burns, inflammations, acne and dry skin. Honey moisturizes dry skin, soothes inflamed acne, fights off acne causing bacteria and promotes the triple S: soft smooth supple skin.
- 1 teaspoon liquid honey (buy here)
Wash your face with warm water to open up your pores. Dry with a clean towel. Onto your cleaned face, pat 1 teaspoon of raw honey. Avoid the eye area. Sit for 15 minutes to let the nutrients penetrate deep. When the time is up, rinse off with warm water first, then cold water to close off pores. Pat dry.
As honey is sticky and drippy, apply this honey face mask over your kitchen/bathroom sink to avoid a messy floor.
5. Avocado Face Mask
The creamy avocado is popularly used for face masks to get soft and smooth skin. What makes avocado so good for skin? It contains a host of phytochemicals, antioxidants and minerals for supple skin. Avocados contain potent anti-inflammatory anti-aging antiseptic and anti-fungal properties that guard skin from skin inflammatory conditions including rashes, eczema, rosacea and others.
- 1 tablespoon mashed avocado
Using the back of a fork, mash 1/4 an avocado into a consistent pulp. Smear the mixture onto your face and leave it on for 10 to 15 minutes. When the time is up, rinse using warm water. Pat dry with a clean towel.
Tie your hair behind and away from your face to prevent the mask from sticking to your strands.