15 Great Skin Tightening Facial Mask Recipes You Can Make at Home
The road to good skin is proper skin care. You can keep your facial skin tight and youthful looking by eating a healthy diet, exercising regularly, avoiding excessive sun exposure, sleeping right, and having the right products.
This usually means having a virtual pharmacy of skin care products in your arsenal and that’s not really difficult to do. There are many commercially beauty masks available out there—for a price.
However, you don’t have hold your wallet hostage to accomplish your skin tightening goals. You can simply make your own facial masks using ingredients you can readily find in most households. Don’t believe us? We’ll give you 15, and that’s just the tip of the iceberg.
Before we do that, here are some things you can do to improve the results of practically any skin tightening facial mask:
Skin Tightening Facial Mask Tips
- Always wear a good hydrating sunblock with adequate SPF for your weather conditions when stepping out of your house. Environmental stressors like heat, cold, dust, car exhaust, and ultraviolet rays of the sun can undo the benefits of even the best beauty regimen faster than you can say “pollution!”
- Take a hot shower or steam your face just before applying the facial mask. This will open up your pores so the good stuff from your mask can seep through more easily.
- Facial masks are typically left on until they harden and then are thoroughly rinsed off with cool clean water. Unless otherwise indicated, this is what you do for each of these homemade masks so we won’t have to keep telling you the same thing.
- Always follow a facial mask with a good moisturizer even if the mask ingredients have hydrating properties. This is especially true when using ingredients with vinegar or citric acid like lemon. Facial masks are supposed to clean deeply, so washing it off can strip your face not only of dirt and grime but also of protective oils the provide a moisture barrier to keep your skin hydrated. That is another reason why your skin feels tight; the other reason is it closes your pores.
Okay, let’s get on with the good stuff!
Honey and Banana Facial Mask
Mix ¼ cup natural yogurt with 2 tablespoons honey and a mashed ripe banana until you have a smooth paste. Slather on generously on the face and neck and keep it on for 20 minutes.
Apple Cider Vinegar Facial Mask
Take ¼ cup apple cider vinegar and dilute with an equal amount of distilled water. Transfer to a misting bottle and spray generously over your face. Let dry.
Honey Oatmeal Facial Mask
Combine ½ cup hot water and 1/3 cup oatmeal (not the instant one). Let it settle for 3 minutes before stirring in natural unflavored yogurt, 2 tablespoons honey, and 1 egg white. Apply sparingly but completely over the face and neck and let it dry.
Aloe Citrus Facial Mask
Mix 1 teaspoon natural plain yogurt with the juice from a lemon quarter. Add in a bit of orange pulp (such as that from the pulp bin of your juice extractor) and 1 teaspoon aloe vera gel. Mix until well combined and apply on the face. Leave for a minimum of 5 minutes.
Mustard Facial Mask
Spread a thin layer of mild yellow mustard all over your face to wake up your skin. Test it on the inside of your elbow first to make sure you’re not sensitive to it. It can burn!
Coconut Lemon Facial Mask
Squeeze out the juice from one lemon and mix it with ¼ cup of olive or coconut oil. Spread over your face and let dry. Use warm water to rinse it off.
Cucumber Juice Facial Mask
Mash up a large section of cucumber and press out the juice. Takes 2 tablespoons of the extracted and add a few drops each of Vitamin E oil and lemon juice. Slather it on your face and neck and leave on for 15 minutes. Rinse off with warm water.
Lemon Egg White Facial Mask
Instead of just egg whites, add lemon to add astringency to the mix. Whisk 2 egg whites and lemon juice until it becomes fluffy and apply to the face. Leave for at least 15 minutes. Instead of lemon, you can use 2 tablespoons of honey to soothe frazzled skin.
Aloe Egg White Facial Mask
Mix 1 teaspoon aloe vera gel, 1 egg white, and just enough flour to make a creamy paste. Apply it to the loose folds on the neck and jaw line to tighten it. Wait until it hardens and then rinse off with warm water. Follow quickly with cool water.
Natural Acne Prevention Facial Mask
To prevent an acne breakout, you can use uncooked oatmeal to absorb excess oil. Grind ¼ cup uncooked oatmeal until it is a fine powder. Transfer to a bowl and mix in ¼ cup water and 2 teaspoons honey until it is a smooth paste. Spread this concoction on your face and leave for 15 minutes. Rinse with warm water.
Honey Avocado Facial Mask
Avocado is great in guacamole, but it is also great for hydrating and tightening the skin during hot, dry weather. Mash up ½ of a ripe avocado and mix in ½ teaspoon coconut oil and 2 tablespoon honey. You will have a smooth paste that you should use every day. Rinse with warm water.
Oatmeal Lemon Facial Mask
Use your leftover oatmeal to deal with neck wattles. Take ½ cup of cooked oatmeal and add 1 egg white, 1 teaspoon olive or coconut oil, and ½ tablespoon lemon juice. Mix thoroughly and apply to damp skin of the face and neck. Leave on for 20 minutes and rinse with warm water.
Honey Apple Facial Mask
Dice a peeled and cored apple into small pieces and blitz in a blender with 2 tablespoons of honey until it is smooth. Cool in the refrigerator before using it on the neck and face. Leave for 15 minutes. Rinse with warm water.
Honey Papaya Facial Mask
No avocado? Try papaya. Peel, seed and mash one small ripe papaya and mix in ½ teaspoon honey and ¼ teaspoon lemon juice. Apply all over the face but avoiding the eyes (lemon juice stings). Let dry for 15 minutes.
Strawberries and Cream Facial Mask
A strawberries-and-cream complexion may be passé but mashed strawberries as a facial mask is not. Tighten your skin with hand-mashed strawberries combined with 2 tablespoons lemon juice, and 1 tablespoon each of yogurt and honey. Apply on face and neck. Eat the rest while you are waiting for it to dry.
Phew! Well there you have it... 15 natural tightening facial masks that you can put together at home.
All of these masks are super easy to make and affordable to boot. There is no reason not to make it a daily habit to keep your skin beautifully tight and young-looking.
Not to mention that it's also a great way to use up leftovers!
TBH, writing up all these recipes has made me a tad hungry... I think I'm gonna whip up myself a face tightening snack or two!
Til' next time my disciples...
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