Sick and tired of coping with combination skin? I feeeel ya sistah! I have combination myself and it’s a pain in the…face and finding good homemade face masks can be hard because they are generally for dry OR oily skin, not both.
Homemade face masks are awesome for combo skin because you have total control of what is going on to your face. After all, you know what’s best for your skin so why don’t you make own face mask too.
Some parts of my face are super oily and some parts are desert dry which makes me want to just give up altogether. Combination skin is probably the peskiest of all because you need to find ingredients that won’t totally dry up your skin or grease it up even more.
It can really seem like an unsolvable mystery but I’m here to tell ya not to worry because the masks I’m about to share with you are simply fabulous for this problematic skin type.
What causes combination skin?
Combination skin is simply when some parts of the face are oily (usually the T-Zone: the nose and forehead) and dry parts. There are a variety of factors which cause this confusing skin type. It’s mainly due to genes and the products that you’re using. Some products which have harsh chemicals can cause the skin to dry out or the opposite, stimulate oil production. So it’s up to you to get it right. There are many products out there for combo skin but today, we feel like going “au naturel”.
So this solution-solving article has 3 of the best homemade face masks for coping with combo skin with products that are probably lying around in your kitchen somewhere. They are totally natural as well so doing these masks will help you avoid chemicals and keep you on your quest for health and natural-as-possible living. All these masks tighten, brighten and moisturize and all have anti-aging benefits!
Let’s get into the nitty gritty shall we?
1 egg white
1 tablespoon of organic yogurt
How to prepare & use:
Mix both ingredients together and slather all over the face. Leave on for 10-15 minutes. Wash off and pat dry with a soft towel.
Eggs: they are fab for oil control and great for tightening the skin so it’s a potent anti-aging ingredient too.
Yoghurt: this skin superfood nourishes and deeply hydrates the skin especially the dry areas. It also has anti-bacterial properties to stop breakouts.
GO COCO (with a side of avo)
1/2 a normal-sized ripe avocado
1 tablespoon of coconut oil
How to prepare & use:
Combine both amazing ingredients till consistent and apply all over the face. Leave it on for 20 minutes and then wash it off with warm water. Pat skin dry with a soft towel (never, I repeat never rub your face dry!)
Avocado: this wonderful green fruit will totally hydrate the skin without making it oily. It’s packed with natural good fats and antioxidants to make the skin look nourished (as it’s packed with vitamin E) and glowing.
Coconut oil: well well well, coconut oil is the best thing for those dry areas. It’s by far one of the best natural ingredients out there for the skin, seriously. The oil penetrates the skin deeply moisturizing those skin cells. Even though the coconut oil does indeed lubricate the skin, it does not stimulate extra oil. Coconut oil also repairs and protects cells from oxidative stress, one of the leading causes of aging skin. My favorite is Nature’s Way click here to check it out.
Do a face steam before the mask to open up the pores so more nutrients is absorbed.
1 tablespoon of full-fat milk
1 tablespoon of honey (as a binder)
How to prepare & use:
Heat up some milk in a pan and remove the layer of skin that forms with a tablespoon and set aside (this is what you’ll use for the mask). In a bowl, mash up the banana and the milk (the skin), the egg and honey. Mix together till consistent and slather it all over your face. Leave it on for 15 minutes then wash it off and pat dry with soft towel.
Egg: Eggs contain high amounts of protein which nourishes the skin and has numerous anti-aging effects getting rid of fine lines and wrinkles. They are also packed with vitamin A, a great antioxidant fighting off free radicals. They also stimulate collagen production- a building block for healthy skin.
Milk: Milk has been used as a cosmetic for centuries and for a good reason. Milk and other forms (such as yogurt) are powerful moisturizers.
Banana: Not only are bananas packed with potassium and magnesium, they contain folic acid which is a potent natural moisturizer for the skin, therefore, helping the drier areas on the face. Eating a banana a day will keep the skin looking radiant plus the numerous health benefits it has inside the body. Bananas also stimulate collagen production preventing aging signs.
Honey: It’s actually more than just a binder. Honey has antibacterial and anti-inflammatory compounds to heal skin and increases tissue rejuvenation. Also, it makes the mask smell nicer!
So there you have it! Problem solved!!! If you try these at home please post your masks/before and after pics in the comment section below. We would love to know how you get on.