Simple Homemade Masks

Whether you are a college student or out there working a full-time job, taking care of your skin adds up. Skin masks alone can range between $20 and $60, but taking care of your skin should not be expensive.

Story by Caitlin Vu

Video by Spencer Gutierrez

Using a few ingredients you will likely find in your kitchen, you can nourish your skin without breaking the bank. Here are three facial masks that target three different skin issues: hydration, exfoliation and brightening.

 

Exfoliating Egg White Face Mask

Ingredients

  • 1 egg white
  • 1 tbsp. honey
  • Handful of oats

This mask is great for those who have oily skin or need some exfoliation in their lives. Egg white can treat oily skin by shrinking pores and tightening skin. The oats gently exfoliate to reveal fresh, revived skin.

 

Moisturizing Avocado Face Mask

Ingredients

  • 1 avocado
  • ½ cup olive oil

Avocado is filled with healthy fats, vitamins and antioxidants that can provide intense hydration for dry skin. Olive oil is also packed with anti-aging properties and hydrating squalene. This mask is just right if your skin needs a little pick me up.

 

Brightening Banana Face Mask

Ingredients

  • ½ banana
  • ½ tsp. honey
  • 1 lemon

Bananas are great for brightening because they are rich with Vitamin A, which fades dark spots and blemishes. Honey also has skin lightening properties and prevents pimples, while lemon’s citric acid gently lightens skin and treats discoloration. This mask can get help get rid of those pesky acne scars or hyper-pigmentation.