It is absolutely amazing how much certain ingredients can help restore the beauty and health of the complexion and most of these ingredients are quite inexpensive. You don’t have to spend hundreds on your skin to look fabulous, as nature has provided natural ingredients which have been used along time to deal with different skin problems in addition to various health issues.

The popularity of homemade facials has grown, as in a world which keeps promoting synthetic beauty, naturalness seems like paradise.

You’d be surprised of the benefits certain ingredients, that are right in your kitchen, can bring to your skin, so test them and find out yourself if these homemade natural ingredients work miracles. Beauty starts with a beautiful and clean complexion, so before applying any beauty treatment make sure you start fresh and only after you have thoroughly removed any dirt, sebum or makeup covering your skin. Improper skin care is the main triggering factor for certain skin problems, so say goodbye to dull looking skin and hello to a fabulous, naturally glowing complexion by turning towards the help of the following facial masks:

Oily skin is more prone to acne than dry skin, this is why there is a need for a more intense facial mask, a mask based on clay or mud. They help remove the impurities off the skin’s surface, the sebum and the dead skin cells. If you have a mixed skin type, apply the facial mask on the T-zone (your forehead, nose and chin) avoiding the cheek area as mud/clay based facial masks are a bit too harsh for dry skin.

Watermelon is not only a delicious and healthy treat, but it can also pose as a great aid in skin care. Apply fresh watermelon juice on your clean complexion and allow it to work for about 15 minutes before rinsing it off with cold water. Your skin will not only be cleansed, but it will also receive an illuminating effect that will make you look healthier.

Blackheads are definitely annoying and difficult to remove, but with the right weapons, they can be vanquished. Use equal amounts of sodium bicarbonate (baking soda) and water, which you will mix in the palm of your hand until you obtain a paste consistency mix. Apply the mixture only on the areas of the skin affected by blackheads and massage gently for a couple of minutes. Rinse the mixture off using cold water.

Bananas contain vitamins which can definitely aid your skin, making it feel and look softer. Mash a few banana slices and add a little bit of milk to the purée before applying it on your skin, avoiding the eye area. Allow the mixture to work for about 15 minutes before removing it using warm water.

A perfect natural toner for oily skin is a facial mask based on brewer’s yeast. It can help tone the skin without causing it to dry, so apply a mixture composed out of one teaspoon of brewer’s yeast and one spoon of natural plain yoghurt on the oily skin areas excepting the area surrounding the eyes. Gently massage the mixture onto the skin and allow it to work for about 15 minutes before rinsing the skin off using warm water. After you’ve removed the facial mask, splash a bit of cold water to close the pores.

If you’ve got sensitive skin, you have to be careful what ingredients you’re using to avoid irritating the skin. Cucumber is a delicate natural ingredient which can be a perfect option for rehydrating sensitive skin. Mix one half peeled and mashed cucumber with 1 spoon of plain yoghurt, a few mashed strawberries and one teaspoon of honey, until you get a paste. Apply it on your skin and allow it to work for about 20 minutes or until it dries before rinsing it off.

Keep in mind that natural ingredients can too cause allergies, so take an allergy test before applying anything on your skin.