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Which DIY Face Mask Should You Use?

Beautiful skin is waiting in your kitchen cabinet.

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The first thing to do when making a DIY face mask is to pick a base. These are usually simple ingredients that you probably already have in your pantry. Scroll down to see different bases!

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Which DIY Face Mask Should You Use?

You got: Honey, Cinnamon, and Nutmeg Mask

Honey's moisturizing and antibacterial qualities will soothe your acne-prone skin while the cinnamon and nutmeg do the work to clean out current breakouts and increase circulation to the face. This mask may make your face feel warm, but it's just the cinnamon doing its job. To make it, mix two tablespoons of honey with one teaspoon of cinnamon and one teaspoon of nutmeg. Smooth onto the face (avoiding the eyes) and leave on for 10-15 minutes.

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You got: Yogurt and Honey Mask

The moisturizing power of this mask comes from the double-whammy of the lactic acid in the yogurt and the natural humectant properties of honey. To make it, mix two tablespoons of yogurt to one tablespoon of honey and leave the mixture on your face for ten minutes.

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You got: Banana, Honey, and Lemon Mask

The vitamin C in bananas promotes healthy oil production in facial skin and the acid in lemons cuts through existing oily buildup, making this honey mask perfect for controlling and reducing unwanted oil on the surface of the skin. To make it, mush up one very ripe banana with two tablespoons of honey. Add the lemon juice and keep on face until the mask darkens (around 10 minutes).

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Which DIY Face Mask Should You Use?

You got: Oatmeal, Lemon, and Baking Soda Mask

Oatmeal is packed with amino acids that restore skin, baking soda is a wonderfully gentle exfoliant, and lemon juice cleanses and dries current breakouts, making this a very effective mask for acne-prone skin. Make it by first grinding one tablespoon of oatmeal into a powder (if you grind a bunch of oatmeal in a food processor and keep some in powder form it's makes it easier to make this mask again later). Then add one-half teaspoon of baking soda and one teaspoon of lemon juice. Add warm water until it becomes a paste, and apply to face for 15 minutes.

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You got: Oatmeal, Egg, and Olive Oil Mask

The egg white in this mask will tighten your skin while the oatmeal and olive oil treat and infuse it with tone of moisture. To make it, beat one egg white until it turns foamy. Add one tablespoon of cooked oatmeal and a teaspoon of olive oil, then apply to your face and leave on for up to 15 minutes.

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You got: Oatmeal, Honey, and Yogurt Mask

The lactic acid in the yogurt will act as a chemical exfoliant while the oatmeal cleanses your skin of any unnecessary oil and the few drops of honey keep the mask together and work to have your skin feeling soft. Make this mask by grinding oatmeal into a powder with a food processor (make enough for more than one batch for easy access). Take one tablespoon of ground oatmeal and combine it with a tablespoon of yogurt. Add a few drops of honey, apply to face and leave on for 10 minutes.

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Which DIY Face Mask Should You Use?

You got: Avocado and Cucumber Mask

Avocado and cucumber make a great team when it comes to deep-cleaning pores to prevent acne breakouts. To make this mask, mash half of an avocado and add two tablespoons of cucumber juice (you can mash a cucumber and strain it to get the juice). Apply the mixture to your face and leave it on for ten minutes before rinsing. If you have the time to chill out, put cucumber slices over your eyes to get the full spa experience.

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You got: Avocado and Honey Mask

Honey and avocado are both great moisturizers, so this mask has double the power when it comes to restoring moisture to dry skin. To make it, mash half of an avocado and add one-quarter cup of honey. Mix together and apply to face, wait ten minutes, and then rinse it off with warm water.

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You got: Avocado, Egg White, and Lemon Mask

Since lemon is a natural astringent, this mask is good for cutting through oil and leaving your face feeling fresh, clean, and moisturized. To make it, beat the egg white until it looks foamy, then add half of a mashed avocado and one teaspoon of lemon juice. Slather it on your face and wait ten minutes, then wipe it off and enjoy your smooth, oil-free skin.

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Which DIY Face Mask Should You Use?

You got: Milk, Lemon, and Turmeric Mask

Turmeric has antioxidant qualities, and combined with the cleansing power of lemon and the smooth, moisturizing quality of milk, this mask is great for cleansing and restoring acne-prone skin. To make it, mix one tablespoon of milk with a pinch of turmeric and one teaspoon of lemon juice. Smooth onto face and leave on for 15 minutes.

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You got: Dried Orange Zest and Milk Mask

The milk in this mask nourishes your skin and restores moisture, while the dried orange peel cleanses the skin of any dirt to make sure your skin feels hydrated. To make it, prepare 2-3 oranges worth of orange zest a few days in advance so the zest has time to dry. Smash the dried zest into powder and add milk until the mixture becomes a paste. Put on face and leave on for 30 minutes, then wash it off well.

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You got: Banana and Milk Mask

This mask works because the lactic acid in milk takes out facial oils and the Vitamin C in the banana nourishes the skin. To make it, smash half of a banana and add one tablespoon of milk. Apply to face and leave on for 15 minutes, then take off with warm water.

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Which DIY Face Mask Should You Use?

You got: Plain Egg White Mask

This mask is really easy but super effective. Beat 1-2 egg whites until they are frothy, then apply to your face until they dry. You can make another mask out of the yolk and put that on after, but either way your skin will feel much cleaner and tighter than before!

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You got: Egg White, Avocado, and Yogurt Mask

The egg white will tighten your skin while the yogurt and avocado chemically exfoliates and hydrates your face. To make this mask, mask one-quarter of an avocado together with an egg white and a teaspoon of yogurt, then apply the mixture to your face. Leave it on for 15 minutes (make sure you keep a towel handy, as this mask is especially goopy and might slide off) and rinse.

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You got: Egg White and Lemon

Egg white tightens and cleanses skin, while the acid in lemon cuts through facial oil and leaves your skin feeling clean and chemically exfoliated. To make this mask, combine an egg white with a few drops of lemon juice and mix them together until the egg white is frothy. Apply to face and leave on until it hardens (roughly 15 minutes). Wash it off with warm water.

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Which DIY Face Mask Should You Use?

You got: Almond Paste Mask

Ground almonds can help reduce the visibility of pores. To make this mask, grind or blend one-third of a cup of almonds until powdered (or use one-third of a cup of pre-made almond meal). Add enough water to the powdered almonds to make a paste, then apply it and leave in your face for a half of an hour. Rinse with warm water.

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You got: Baking Soda Mask

Baking soda's exfoliant qualities make it a prime choice for gently working through layers of dead, scarred skin, which can come off to reveal the fresh, new skin underneath. To make this scar-removing mask, mix two tablespoons of baking soda with enough water to make a paste, then leave it on your face for 20 minutes. Rinse it off and repeat biweekly for best results.

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You got: Cucumber and Oatmeal Mask

Cucumbers are good for reducing redness and puffiness in the eyes, so it stands to reason that they would also reduce the redness on the rest of your facial skin. To make this mask, put a cup of oatmeal and a chopped-up cucumber into a blender and blend until pureed. Apply the mixture to your face (there will be a lot, so save the rest or make this mask with some friends) and leave it on for 20 minutes.

Cucumber and Oatmeal Mask
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You got: Banana and Orange Juice Mask

The antioxidants in the orange juice is a bonus for this mask, which harnesses the banana-and-OJ combo to brighten and exfoliate dull, dried skin. To make it, mash up a banana and mix in a tablespoon of orange juice, then apply to your face and leave it on for 10 to 15 minutes. Rinse it off with warm water and enjoy your bright, moisturized skin!

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You got: Yogurt and Lavender Mask

The yogurt hydrates your skin while the scent and feel of lavender on your skin soothes you with it aromatherapeutic properties. Make this calming mask by adding either a few drops of lavender oil or one-third of a teaspoon of crushed lavender flowers to two tablespoons of yogurt. Keep it on for ten minutes, or longer if you just love the smell of lavender!

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You got: Cucumber, Milk, Honey, And Brown Sugar Mask

This skin-revitalizing mask combines the exfoliating powers of brown sugar with moisturizing milk and cucumber to leave your skin looking anything but dull. To make it, puree one-half of a peeled cucumber and add one-fourth of a cup of milk, a tablespoon, of brown sugar, and a tablespoon of honey. Apply to face and keep on for 15 minutes, then rinse it off.

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