Thought I'll share a few of my favourite homemade DIY facial masks with you peeps today.

Top of my list :
( I mentioned this earlier on Instagram.)
Yogurt brightening and tightening facial mask


 1 tablespoon of plain yogurt any brand + 1 teaspoon of manuka honey, blend well and spread on clean face. Rinse off with cold water after 15 mins. Tight smooth skin!!! :))))

You can also do this if you want an enhanced whitening effect :
1 tablespoon of plain yogurt any brand + 1 teaspoon of lime or lemon juice + 1 teaspoon of manuka honey, blend well and spread on clean face. Rinse off with cold water after 15 mins. Lime / lemon helps you "bleach" your skin naturally.



Coming in a close second:
(I mentioned this earlier in another post : Beauty Tricks 101.)
Argan oil moisturising / anti-aging facial mask


2 drops of 100% pure argan oil + about 1 teaspoon of pure rose water + a teaspoon of chinese authentic pearl powder (珍珠粉).

The pearl powder can be purchased from any chinese medical store. As mentioned earlier, I usually buy about $20 worth and keep it in my fridge. When called upon, I will whip it out and put it to good use.

100% pure argan oil can be purchased here : http://www.jacquelinekoh.com/p/argan-oil.html



Coming in third is:
Banana mask for cracking or peeling skin














1/4 banana + 1 teaspoon manuka honey. Mash 1/4 banana until very creamy then mix thoroughly with manuka honey. Spread all over face and leave for 15-20 minutes. Rinse off with warm water then splash some cold water on your face. This banana mask works wonderful and immediately after you rinse off, your peeling skin feels less raw.



Next up:
Oatmeal and honey scrub mask for smoother skin










*** warning : makes a mess but worth the effort

1 tablespoon of Quaker's oats put in blender + 2 tablespoons of water + 1 teaspoon of manuka honey. Blend till consistent. Make sure the mixture is gooey gooey. Spray some toner / rose water on your face, then rub the mixture on the affected parts eg : nose with lots of blackheads / T-zone area. Then spread rest of the mixture all over face and neck. Rest for about 20-30 minutes till the mask hardens. Wash off with warm water followed by a dash of cold water.

This mask gets rid of your comedones -- blackheads / whiteheads naturally and effectively!



Lastly:
Rice facial mask for softer baby like skin (also gets rid of mild pigmentation)

















1 tablespoon of rice powder + 1 tablespoon of fresh milk. I make my own rice powder so as to ensure its pure, but you can buy rice powder or rice flour from NTUC / cold storage. Mix together into a paste and apply to face. Rinse off with cold water after 20-30 mins. Your skin is appear translucent.

I will usually put about 300grams of raw uncooked rice in a food processor (you can use a blender or a mixer that cracks grains/ nuts) and then turn it on for a few mins. I will then store the pure rice powder in the fridge. Yup yup I am vain like that. In fact, I used to have 2 fridges, one for my facial products and 1 for food. Now, because our fridge is bigger, we can store everything inside. =)))

How to make rice water? Boil porridge, strain the excess water. This is authentic rice water. I use this as a mixture in some of my home made facial masks recipes and sometimes as a toner.

Benefits of rice powder / rice water :
Soften your skin.
Homemade rice water helps firm up your skin.
Reduce the size of your facial pores.
When you use rice water as part of your face, body and hair masks and scrubs, it has enhanced benefits to soften your skin and make your hair shine.

How to make your own rice water?

Boil porridge, strain the excess water. This is authentic rice water. I use this as a mixture in some of my home made facial masks recipes and sometimes as a toner.



BUT BUT if you are have no time to make your own DIY facial masks, don't worry!!! You can always purchase facial masks off the shelf as there are so many out there.

Sexylook Intensive Whitening Black Cotton Mask






Infused with activated carbon to help detox your clogged pores, eliminate impurities and excessive sebum. Combined with Far-Infrared (FIR) releasing effect, this pure cotton mask gives your skin 3 times better absorbability!

You can get these at Watsons stores and at www.secretive.sg



Lovemore Mediterranean Pomegranate Lifting & Whitening Mask














Bearing fruit with high anti-oxidant, Pomegranate tree grows in harsh weather to give par excellence fruits - great rejuvenating formula for your skin! The mask provides you with instant, intensive smoothing and hydrating benefits! Result is a fresher, clearer, smoother and brighter complexion that feels supple and firm.

You can get these at Watsons stores and at www.secretive.sg


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