Face packs are a great way to fastly soothen your dry skin and nurture and rehydrate it. Many face packs contain fruits or vegetables – these have natural enzymes that help to balance your skin and clean it.
Many face masks contain honey or milk. This is because they have natural moisturisers that can easily help the skin to refresh.
For each face pack I always wrote out the exact guidelines. Please not that when I say “leave there until it dries” I don’t mean that it’s totally dry and forms a crust – it should just dry a bit compared to how it was when you just put it on. So, the face masks should always be a little moist when you wash them off. Otherwise, if you let them dry too much they will become crusty and “hold on” to your skin and can again put stress on your skin when washing off.
Also, you should not use any soap after using a facemask. Just don’t wash your face with soap after you used a facemask, at least for 5 hours, but preferable for the whole day.
Egg Yolk Milk face pack
Beat one egg yolk and mix it with one teaspoon of milk powder and half a teaspoon of honey. It should become a medium-thick paste.
Spread it over your face (or other area where you have dry skin) and leave it there to dry. Once it’s dry just wash it off with lukewarm water.
Universal Fruit Face Pack
For this face pack you can choose which fruit you like to use: apple, avocado, banana, carrot, pear, melon or nectarine.
Just mash the fruit and add something to make it a little firmer (either clay, oat flour, fruit pectin or agar agar).
Egg White Oil Face Pack
Make an egg white thick by whisking it and add a teaspoon of honey and a teaspoon of sunflower oil. Spread it over your face and leave it there to dry for 20 minutes. Then just wash it off with lukewarm water and gently pat your skin dry with a soft towel.
Ayurvedic Multani Mitti Face Pack
Mix on tablespoon of yoghurt with one tablespoon of multani mitti and one TEAspoon of mint powder. Let it soak for thirty minutes and mix it well again. Then spread it on your face for about 15 minutes until it has dried – then just wash it off with lukewarm water and finally splash your face with cold water.
* multani mitti is a certain kind of clay that has beneficial properties for the skin.
The Fancy Dry Skin Face Pack
This one is if you actually enjoy the process of making facepacks.
Turn 10 almonds and two tablespoons of oatmeal into powder with a food processor or blender.
Mix that powder with 4 tablespoons of full cream milk, the juice of half a lemon, 2 teaspoons of china clay and one mashed avocado.
spread the mask over your face and leave it there to dry for about 20 minutes. Afterwards clean your face with cold water.
Almond Oak Face Mask
Take equal parts of almonds, oaks and honey and mix it together so that it turns into a thick paste. Spread it over your face and leave it there for twenty minutes. Then just wash off with lukewarm water and dry gently using a soft towel.
Strawberry Cream Face Pack
Just mash a small handful of strawberries and mix them a little fresh cream. Spread this mix over your face and leave it there for 20 minutes to dry – then just wash off with lukewarm water and pat your face dry with a soft towel.
Pina Colada Face Pack
Put a handful of pineapple in a blender together with coconut cream. Add a little oatmeal and blend it. It should become a thick paste – if not, just add some more oatmeal and blend again until you get a thick paste. Leave it on your face for 10 minutes and then wash it off with lukewarm water and dry your face with a soft towel.
Aloe Vera Face Pack
Take the flesh of a aloe vera leave (the plant must at least be three years old). Take the flesh inside the leave out with a spoon and apply it to your face. Leave it for 20 minutes or more on your face. If you want you can also add a drop of essential oils to it (jasmine, chrysanthenum or marigold).
Plantain Honey Face Pack
Take two raw plantains and mash them. Mix a tablespoon of honey inside and spread the mix over your face for 20 minutes. Then just wash it off with lukewarm water and pat your face dry with a soft towel.
Mediterranean Avocado Face Pack
Just mash an avocado with two teaspoons of olive oil and spread over your face. Leave it there for about 15 minutes and then wash it off with lukewarm water and dry your face gently with a soft towel.
Tomato Face Pack
Get some tomato pulp or better yet, blend a tomato and strain the water. Then add glycerine (two teaspoons) to it, mix it and spread it over your face. Wash off after 15 minutes and dry your face with a soft towel.
Guava Face Pack
Mash a guava and add a spoon of honey. Put it on your face for 20 minutes and then wash off with lukewarm water and dry your face with a soft towel.