The Homemade Facial Mask Essentials

Different skin types require different treatment. Although a homemade facial mask doesn't have a strong effect on your skin like, for example, a laser treatment - you still should know which ingredients fit your skin perfectly and why.

Be careful in using any homemade mask. The skincare guide applies to folk remedies and may not be suitable for everyone: Many have allergies or itching for very common skincare ingredients. To be sure, test a hidden part of your skin for sensitivity before applying the mask on your face.

Additional precaution you should take is to use only organic ingredients; both in skin care and food consumption. The chemicals, which accumulate in our body eventually damage our skin and effect our health.
Knowing your skin structure is also beneficial, so you will know what the skin care companies are talking about.

This is the outline of the skin types and their appropriate treatment:

Oily Skin

Avoid facial mask recipes with too much of the oil ingredient: Olive oil, avocado and herbal oils are good for your nutrition with any skin type, but use them in the homemade facial masks as little as possible.
Use facial masks with exfoliating and acidic ingredients like tomato, apple, lemon, cranberries and other sour fruits.

These ones reduce the excessive sebum, which is produced in sebaceous glands , and peel away the dead skin cells. Remember to use your oily skin moisturizer right after the facial mask treatment to balance your skin pH.


First you should check with your dermatologist if it’s really acne or other skin care condition (i.e. skin illness). The treatment is the same as in oily skin; just add to the equation the Saint Johns wort and other herbal face scrubs for acne.

Plus you might need the sensitive skin mask ingredients to treat skin inflammation, which acne often causes.

Dry Skin

Use the less-exfoliating masks (with less alpha-hydroxy-acids content). Best masks to use: Masks with honey, banana, green tea and other less-acidic ingredients. Additionally although it seems appealing, don’t exaggerate with the oil ingredient in your facial masks: Use masks with essential oils, like avocado mask, up to twice a week. This also applies to moisturizers.

Sensitive skin

First you should go to dermatologist to see which chemicals irritate your skin the most. Don’t use exfoliating homemade masks at all, because they might give you a rash.
Best ingredients for your homemade facials are green tea, cucumber and aloe Vera.

Anti Aging Treatment

Like in the dry skin, use facial masks recipes with oily ingredients up to twice a week. Plus Read these pages to know more: General information on anti aging, the amino acids and the alpha hydroxy acids page. The last one is about the skin exfoliation and its benefits.

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