How to make homemade facial masks for combination skin
Combination skin requires extensive care because it is characterized by a combination of dry or normal skin in areas like the cheeks and around the eyes, and oily skin in the parts that make up the T zone of the face (forehead, nose and chin). It is therefore important to provide specific care whilst contributing moisture and controlling oiliness and the appearance of impurities in the skin. In the following OneHowTo article we share some simple recipes you can prepare yourself at home and which are made from excellent natural ingredient to enhance the appearance of this type of skin. See then how to make homemade masks for combination skin.
Oatmeal and lemon mask for combination skin
Oats are an excellent natural ingredient for combination skin care. It offers both a cleaning action, absorbing all the dirt on the skin, and a moisturising function taht is ideal to protect the driest areas of the face. Furthermore, in combination with lemon, it will help to remove dead cells and impurities from the skin and control sebum production.
To prepare this homemade mask you just have to mix 3 tablespoons of oatmeal, a little hot water and the juice of half a lemon. First, place the oats in a cup, add hot water to create a paste and go slowly adding the lemon juice. Stir all ingredients and when you get a smooth paste apply it on the previously cleaned face leaving it on for 20 minutes.
Yoghurt and cucumber mask for combination skin
One of the best facial mask for combination skin is made from yoghurt and cucumber. It's ideal for making use of the astringent properties of cucumber which are beneficial in the treatment of acne and to reduce the formation of shine on the face. Meanwhile, yoghurt is good to prevent dryness and control skin tension in certain areas of a mixed complexion.
If you want to try this homemade mask, take half a cucumber and cut it into cubes, put it in the blender or food processor until a purée like texture is reached. Then add 2 tablespoons of plain yoghurt and stir well to make a smooth paste. Now you just have to apply the mask on the face, extending it well and letting it sit for 20 minutes. Try it and you will feel like your skin regains its natural balance and is much more fresh and soft.
Avocado and lemon mask for combination skin
Amongst the most notable nourishing masks to maintain combination skin healthy and radiant we find avocado as a key ingredient. This is a wonderful fruit that can leave the face free of impurities, adding lots of moisture and brightness. And to reinforce its role in combination skin, we just have to mix it with a little lemon juice.
To make this homemade facial mask, put 1 well peeled avocado in a bowl and then add 2 tablespoons of lemon juice. Mix until a smooth paste is made and apply it on the skin. Leave it to penetrate the skin for 15 to 20 minutes, after which time you can remove it with warm or cold water.
Green clay, white clay and jojoba oil mask for combination skin
Finally, we present one of the most revolutionary combination skin masks available in the world of cosmetics. It is the mixture of green clay and white clay enriched with the extraordinary properties of jojoba oil. These three ingredients exert an excellent purifying function, while leaving the skin well hydrated, protected and soft.
To develop this homemade mask for combination skin you need to mix 1 tablespoon of green clay with 1 tablespoon of white clay and add some mineral water. Stir to form a smooth paste and, when ready, add a few drops of jojoba oil. Ready! Apply on the face, avoiding the eye contour area, and allow to act for 15 minutes and rinse with cool water.
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- Face masks can be applied to the face once a week.