Benefits: This mask provides light exfoliation and a super boost of hydration. Rich in healthy fats, vitamins, and antioxidants, avocado is very hydrating. Yogurt, which contains the alpha hydroxy acid lactic acid, acts as a chemical exfoliant. And finally, the honey adds an extra boost of hydration.
2- Honey, cinnamon, and lemon juice
Two tablespoons of honey
The juice from one lemon slice
One teaspoon of cinnamon
Benefits: This sweet blend targets inflammation and dark spots. Honey is antibacterial, wound healing, anti-inflammatory, moisturizing, and an antioxidant. Go light on the lemons and wear SPF.
3- Brown sugar and coconut oil
Two tablespoons of brown sugar
Two tablespoons of coconut oil
Benefits: Brown sugar is both a physical exfoliant and a chemical exfoliant because it's a natural source of glycolic acid (an alpha hydroxy acid). This exfoliation delivers smooth, bright skin. Then the coconut oil gives you a surge of hydration during and post-mask, so your skin won't dry out after all the exfoliation. It also has antibacterial, antifungal, and antiviral properties.
4-Egg whites and orange juice
One egg white
One tablespoon of orange juice
Benefits: This mask is meant to diminish acne and tone skin. Shah explains egg whites have astringent and exfoliating properties, and they are rich in protein, vitamins, and minerals, which can benefit the skin.
5- Oatmeal, yogurt, and honey
Two tablespoons of oats
One teaspoon of honey
One teaspoon of yogurt
Benefits: This mask cleanses and exfoliates the skin. Oatmeal has anti-inflammatory and soothing properties and helps skin maintain its barrier function. A strong barrier is crucial to protect skin from external threats such as pollution and to trap in water to maintain skin’s moisture levels. Yogurt works as a gentle chemical exfoliant, and honey, once again, hydrates.
6- Banana, honey, and lemon juice
One tablespoon of honey
The juice from one slice of lemon
Benefits: This blend of banana, honey, and lemon is meant to brighten dark spots and blemishes. Bananas contain a number of vitamins, antioxidants, and potassium, which work with lemon's vitamin C to brighten the skin. And honey soothes inflammation.
7- Strawberries and honey
One tablespoon of honey
Benefits: This combination exfoliates dead skin cells and helps acne breakouts. Strawberries contain alpha and beta hydroxy acids [like salicylic acid] to help exfoliate and brighten the skin. The salicylic acid can help improve acne. They also contain vitamin C, and other antioxidants, vitamins, and minerals that can benefit the skin. The honey, again, adds a moisturizing benefit.