5 Easy DIY Facial Masks Using Kitchen Ingredients
Smoother and softer skin—straight from your pantry.
What it does: Milk contains lactic acid, so it gently exfoliates, helping to improve texture, says New York City dermatologist Jessica Weiser, MD.
How to use it: Soak a cotton pad in milk and sweep it over your face. Rinse off after 15 minutes.
What it does: Honey is a humectant that draws water to the skin, says Weiser. Its antimicrobial properties can help prevent minor skin infections.
How to use it: Spread a tablespoon of honey over clean skin, let it sit for 15 to 20 minutes, then rinse off.
What it does: Avocado is packed with vitamin A, which boosts cell turnover and stimulates collagen production, says Weiser. It also contains the antioxidant vitamin E, which fights free radicals, helping to prevent fine lines.
How to use it: Combine ½ cup yogurt; ½ avocado, mashed; and ¼ cup honey in a bowl, says celebrity facialist Joanna Vargas. Apply the mixture to clean skin, let it sit for 20 minutes, then rinse with warm water.
What it does: The collagen protein in an egg white can tighten skin and reduce the appearance of fine lines and pores. (These effects are temporary because the proteins can't penetrate the skin.)
How to use it: Beat two egg whites into a frothy foam, spread over skin, let dry, and rinse.
Honey & Coconut Oil
Combine 1 Tbsp. coconut oil, 1 Tbsp. honey, and ½ teaspoon jojoba oil in a bowl, says celebrity aesthetician Renée Rouleau. Apply the mixture to clean skin, let it sit for 20 minutes, then rinse with warm water.