Maybe you are someone who is concentrating on one specific skin concern like saggy skin or you might be fighting acne. Then all the other worries like uneven skin tone, large pores are taking a backseat and vanish into the background.
As we have seen the wonders coconut oil can do when it is incorporated in our skincare. You can tackle acne and large pores, including a whole range of other problems all at the same time. Using coconut oil is an easy and affordable way to take care of your skin.
Who Could Use These Facial Masks?
We all want to have flawless, healthy skin, but who has the deep pockets to splurge on all the different products to address all your skin needs and concerns? Or maybe you just want to have a natural alternative and treat yourself at home. Especially in these times, it going regularly to a spa might not be an option.
Why Use Coconut Oil In A Face Mask?
By applying a face mask, you provide your skin with rich nutrients. In the case of coconut oil, it is a multitasker and its effects can be further strengthened by adding one or more ingredients, depending on your skin’s needs.
How To Apply These Face Masks?
Before you apply a facial mask, always double cleanse first. You want to prepare your face to absorb all the goodness that the mask can provide to your skin. If you have sensitive skin, remember to do a patch test before applying it to your face.
The application time varies depending on the mask as well as your skin. While you let it sit, you can close your eyes and relax or give yourself a massage. The coffee and coconut oil mask works especially well for a massage, as it will also exfoliate your skin. After the application time rinse off with cool or lukewarm water, then follow up with your usual skincare.
Face Mask Recipes
Coconut Oil, Yoghurt, And Honey
You will love how your skin feels after applying this mask. It will leave your skin nourished, make it radiant, and reduce wrinkles. The lactic acid in the yoghurt gently exfoliates. Honey is an excellent source of antioxidants
- 1 tbsp coconut oil
- 1 tbsp plain yoghurt
- 1 tbsp honey
Warm up the coconut oil gently to soften it. You can do it a water bath or use your microwave for a few seconds. Mix the softened coconut oil with the other ingredients until you have a smooth paste. Apply it to your face and chest area if you so wish. Leave on for 20-30 minutes. You can use this once or twice a week.
Coconut Oil and Coffee
This face mask sloughs off dead skin cells while nourishing your skin. It will leave your skin radiant. The caffeine can help you treat dark circles and improves blood circulation.
- 1/2 tsp coconut oil
- 1/2 tsp finely ground coffee beans
Mix both ingredients until all is well blended. With your fingers apply the mixture to your face and massage it using circular motions. Let it sit for 15-30 minutes. You can use this once or twice a week.
Coconut Oil and Banana
If you have acne-prone skin, yet suffer from dry skin, you’ll love this mask. As the lauric acid in the coconut kills off the acne-causing bacteria, banana nourishes and moisturizes the skin. Cinnamon improves blood circulation and antibacterial, which further enhances the effect of the coconut oil. This mask smells really delicious, and you could eat it too, although I wouldn’t recommend it.
- 1/2 ripe banana
- 1 pinch cinnamon
If you have a blending machine, blend all ingredients until smooth. Otherwise, first mix the oil with the cinnamon. Then mash the banana with a fork. Now mix all ingredients together until all is well blended. Smooth the mixture onto your face and leave for 15-20 minutes. You can use this once to three times a week.
Coconut Oil and Tumeric
This mask is like the counterpart of the previous mask. It works well for acne-prone and oily skin types. Turmeric has antimicrobial properties and together with the coconut oil, it fights the acne-causing bacteria. Tumeric also can help get rid of the dark spot left post acne.
- 1 tbsp coconut oil
- 1 tbsp tumeric
Gently warm the coconut oil. Use a bain-marie (water bath) or place it into the microwave oven for a few seconds, until it turns into a liquid. Add the tumeric and whisk it until you have a consistent oil that has a bright yellow color. Use a brush or your fingers to apply it to your skin. The tumeric will stimulate your skin so that you will feel a slight tingle. Let it sit for 10 minutes. After rinsing off, your pores will appear considerably smaller. Your complexion will appear brighter and the skin will feel tighter. You can use this once to three times a week.
Coconut Oil And Carrot
Using carrots is not so common in a face mask, but it is well worth doing. Carrots are rich in antioxidants, notably beta-carotene that gets metabolized by the body as vitamin A. This vitamin promotes collagen production and so slow signs of premature ageing.
The carrot and coconut oil both work to hydrate and nourish your skin, protecting it from premature aging and leaving you with soft, supple skin. The carrot also protects against free radicals, slowing down the aging process of the skin. You can use this up to three times a week
- 1 tbsp coconut oil
- 1 carrot
Put the carrots into a blender and make a smooth paste. Add the coconut oil and mix well. Apply the mixture to your face and chest area. Leave for 15-20 minutes and wash off. Take care that you do not stain your clothing. You can apply this mask once to twice a week.
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