DIY Inexpensive Natural Face-Mask that are Rich in Anti-Oxidants

Keeping your skin fresh and healthy is essential and can cost you a fortune. Luckily, there are equally powerful homemade preparations that are both easy and cheap to make right in the comfort of your own home.

Let's have a look at some of our top recipes for this summer 


Lemon Juice and Banana Face Mask

Lemon contains Vitamin C that bleaches and removes tan, making your skin appear brighter and radiant.

They are an excellent source of calcium, vitamin C, magnesium and potassium; all of which help improve the appearance and condition of our skin, hair, and nails.

Lemon works as a skin astringent as it helps motivate your pores to close and your face to tighten, resulting in smoother skin. Lemons have antiseptic qualities which help exfoliate dead cells and aid in fighting dandruff and pesky flakes

Mixing lemon with sugar to make a scrub and applying it to the skin, provides an exfoliating effect which helps to get rid of dead cells.


You will need:

½ ripe banana

One tablespoon diluted lemon juice

One teaspoon honey



Use a fork to mash the ripe banana in a bowl.

Add honey and lemon. Mix well.

Apply it all over your face.

Leave it on for 15-20 minutes or until it dries.

Wash it off with warm water.

Repeat 2-3 times a week.


Turmeric and Egg ‘Face Lift’ Mask

Turmeric contains curcumin, which has potent antioxidant and anti-inflammatory properties.

It eliminates the harmful free radicals that are damaging to the skin. It also enhances collagen production and keeps your skin supple and glowing.

It has anti-inflammatory and antibacterial benefits, that can work wonders on condition-riddled skin. It can also help reduce redness from blemishes and calm skin conditions like eczema and rosacea.

It is a natural antiseptic and helps to keep bacteria from spreading, thus fighting acne from developing on the skin.

It can deeply hydrate and revitalise skin while alleviating symptoms of dryness. It naturally speeds up the process of removing dead skin cells to reveal healthy and soft skin, and protects the skin cells from further damage.


You will need:

One egg yolk

One pinch ground turmeric

One teaspoon olive oil



Mix the yolk, turmeric and oil to make a paste.

Apply to the face with slow anticlockwise movement.

Let it dry for 20 minutes.

Rinse with warm water.

Repeat 3 times a week. 


Honey and Egg Yolk and Moisturizing Mask

Rich in antioxidants & flavonoids, honey has many uses concerning our general health while its antibacterial properties make it suitable for our skin.

When applied on face, honey opens up skin pores to cleanse them and get rid of blackheads. It moisturises your skin, retards wrinkle formation, and keeps it looking youthful.

Its antioxidants, antiseptic, and antibacterial properties allow it to help fight acne by keeping pores free of oily dirt while at the same time keeping them hydrated and tight to provide a brighter complexion.

One of the best methods to use honey is either by using it as a moisturising mask or a Scrub.


You will need:

One Tablespoon buttermilk

One Teaspoon Honey and

One Egg Yolk


Spread raw honey on clean, dry skin

Leave on the skin for 20 minutes, all by itself.

Rinse with warm water.

For a more potent formulation mix buttermilk, honey and egg yolk.

Then apply to the face (avoid the eyes!).

Leave on for 20 minutes, then rinse. 


Papaya and Egg White Face Mask

Ripe papaya contains papain, an enzyme that acts as a mild exfoliator. It gently removes the top layer of dead cells on the face and makes your skin radiant and younger-looking.

Papaya can improve your complexion courtesy of the active enzymes present in it, like papain. It helps reduce pigmentation and controls acne breakouts and wrinkle formation. Read on to know the best papaya benefits for the skin.

Papaya juice will vanquish pimples and acne. It has terrific skin cleaning properties that will help reduce your susceptibility to acne.

It has skin lightening properties that help clear blemishes and pigmentation. Also, the beta-carotene, enzymes, and phytochemicals present in papaya help promote fairness.

The enzyme papain, along with the alpha-hydroxy acids, acts as a powerful exfoliator and dissolves inactive proteins and dead skin cells.

You will need:

1/4 ripe papaya

1/4 cucumber

1/2 banana


Peel and blend all ingredients in a blender until you get a smooth puree.

Slather the mixture onto your face, avoiding the areas around the eyes and mouth. Let it sink in for about 15 minutes.

When the time is up, first use warm water to loosen the face mask.

Finish rinsing off the mask with cold water. Pat your face dry with a clean towel. 


Cucumber - Oatmeal -Honey Face Mask

Cucumber is cooling for the skin. It replenishes and rejuvenates dull skin with its antioxidants.It contains a lot of water (about 96%) and has the ability to reduce the appearance of dark circles. The abundance of antioxidants and silica within cucumber can rejuvenate it quick.

Cold compressing freshly cut cucumber on your face is an excellent way for reducing wrinkles on your skin.

Cucumber with Yogurt can work great on dry and sensitive skin. It works to tighten the pores and reducing irritations on the skin.

Cucumbers help with sunburns, as it can provide a cooling effect, and it is a gentle way to speed up the healing process.

Cucumber with Apple Cider Vinegar can help open up the tight pores which allow the skin to breathe well.

The best use of cucumber will be a face mask as it rejuvenates the skin and makes you feel fresh.

Here we will show you a face mask for every skin type but especially the acne-prone skin.

You will need:

½ Unpeeled Cucumber

One tablespoon of Oatmeal

1 Tablespoon of Honey

Instead of the Oatmeal/Honey You can use Aloe Vera as well.


Blend or puree half an unpeeled cucumber in a blender or food processor until it’s the consistency of a watery paste.

Separate the juice from any solid bits by pouring the mixture through a strainer.

Add one tablespoon of oatmeal to the mix. Stir the oatmeal and cucumber (or Aloe Vera) juice until smooth. (If Available)

Add one tablespoon of honey to the mixture and stir until well blended.

Apply the mixture over your face and neck and massage gently with your fingertips. Let the mask sit on your skin for 15 minutes.

Rinse the mask off with lukewarm water. Pat your face dry with a soft cloth.

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