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Homemade Face Masks for 3 Skin Types

By Amy Silva

There is no skin care routine that works for everyone. We have different skin types, and some of us may fit into more than one category. The five skin types are normal, combination, dry, oily and sensitive skin. The type you have now may not be the type you'll have at other times, as skin can react to monthly hormone cycles, change with the weather, or even with how hot of a shower you take.

Trying multiple brands and different types of products can be costly and it may take a bit of time to find the right products that work for your particular skin type. Making your own face masks at home is a good way to avoid harsh chemicals that may irritate skin causing other issues. It can cut down on the frustration of wasting money on a variety of products, and masks can be made using food ingredients that may already be in your pantry or refrigerator. Below are three examples of basic masks for oily, sensitive and dry skin.

Oily Skin

This is a simple homemade mask from

  • 1 tsp extra virgin olive oil
  • 1 banana, peeled and smashed
  • 10 drops of lemon juice

Add the banana, olive oil and lemon juice to a bowl and stir until fully combined. Put the mixture onto your face and allow to sit for 15 minutes, then rinse well.

Sensitive Skin

For sensitive skin, try this mask from

  • 1 tsp plain oats, cooked
  • 1 tsp yogurt
  • 1 tsp honey

Mix ingredients until fully combined and apply the mixture to your face. Allow to sit for 15 to 20 minutes, then rinse well.

Dry Skin

Here is an easy mask from

  •  Avocado, smashed
  • 1 tbsp honey

Combine the smashed avocado and honey in a bowl until they are fully mixed. Apply the mixture to your face and allow to sit for at least 10 minutes, then rinse well.

Making your own face mask is an affordable way to take care of your skin at home. There are plenty of recipes that can be found online for each skin type, and they can be made using ingredients that are likely already in your kitchen. You can make them for different areas of your face if they require different care, and if your skin ever feels different due to the weather or another variable, it's more affordable to make a trip to your kitchen to whip something up than it is to try out new products.

To learn more about your health, wellness and fitness, see your local chiropractor at The Joint Chiropractic in Mansfield, Tex.

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