It is the desire of every woman to have a flawless complexion that exudes radiance. But very few possess it and this prompts many women to look for ways to lighten blemishes and scars.
Blemishes and dark spots do show up on women with all types of skin and you may begin to notice them before you reach 30. Overexposure to the sun’s UV rays which cause damage to the skin is most often responsible for the appearance of dark spots and uneven skin tone.
Fortunately, there are some facial masks you can make at home with natural ingredients that can lighten blemishes and scars and even skin tones. Natural homemade facial masks hold many benefits over more drastic procedures.
The skin isn’t peeled away or sloughed off with harsh chemicals in those commercial products. Instead the natural ingredients work to improve the appearance of your skin over time.
Most of these masks will need to be applied 2 or 3 times a week for at least a month to get the best result. These facial mask recipes will contain natural citric acids that may burn or sting sensitive skin. Try a small spot test and if you notice a burning or stinging sensations wash it off and avoid that recipe.
Here are a few homemade facial mask recipes to lighten blemishes and scars which after using over a period of time can give you the flawless complexion which you have always longed for.
Lemon Oil Facial Mask
For this recipe, you will need half teaspoon of extra virgin olive oil and one quarter teaspoon of lemon juice. You mix the 2 ingredients well and apply the mixture to your face. Let it remain for 15-20 minutes before washing off.
Orange Milk Facial Mask
For this recipe, you will need 1 teaspoon of orange juice and 1 tablespoon of milk. You mix the 2 ingredients well and apply the mixture all over your face. Let it stay there for around 15-20 minutes and then wash off.
Citrus Oatmeal Facial Mask
Natural citric acids in the juices of lemon, lime and grapefruit can lighten blemishes and scars without the harshness of some commercial products. To create this mask, you will need one quarter cup of oatmeal and 2 tablespoons each of lemon juice, lime juice and grapefruit juice.
You mix all the ingredients in a small bowl, stirring until the oatmeal becomes very moist. Apply this on your face, avoiding the areas around your eyes and mouth. Leave this mask on for 10-15 minutes and then remove with lukewarm water.
Chocolate Strawberry Facial Mask
Chocolate and strawberry are rich in antioxidants and can save your skin from free radical damage. Strawberry is rich in Vitamin C and can lighten blemishes and scars.
To create this mask, you will need 1 tablespoon of organic dark cocoa powder, 1 ripe strawberry which you have to mash it later, 1 teaspoon of organic raw honey (or manuka honey) and 5 drops of lavender essential oil.
You mix everything together, adding in the essential oil only at the last stage to form the final mixture. Then you apply this paste on your face. Let it stay there for 20 minutes before you rinse off. Your skin will feel renewed and refreshed.
Papaya Honey Facial Mask
This papaya honey mask is full of brightening enzymes and antioxidants that can reduce dark spots and even out skin tone. Peel one ripe papaya, and place it with 2 tbsp. of honey in a blender. Blend this until it is pureed, then apply to clean, dry skin. You can leave the facial mask on for about twenty minutes, use lukewarm water to remove.
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