The Best Homemade Face Masks

by Brittany McComas

Fresh fruits and vegetables can be used to make several different types of homemade face masks.

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Beautiful glowing skin can be revealed by applying a natural, homemade face mask designed to tone, moisturize, tighten and polish any skin type. Using ingredients you find in your kitchen, you can whip up a facial in less than 10 minutes. Cover the leftovers in a bowl with plastic wrap and preserve your homemade face mask for up to one week in your home refrigerator.

Avocado Face Mask

This mask is great for moisturizing skin. Peel the skin off the avocado and de-seed it, then mash the meat into a creamy texture, as if you were making guacamole. Apply to the face and neck with your fingertips. Leave the mask on for 15 minutes, rinse and gently dry your face with a towel.

Mayonnaise Mask

For soft, smooth skin, apply whole-egg mayonnaise to your face, straight out of the jar. Leave it on for 20 minutes, then rinse the mask off with cool water. This is great for flaky, dry skin. Your skin may at first feel very oily, but when rinsed it becomes smooth and polished.

Lemon Honey Face Mask

To brighten and tighten pores, mix lemon juice and honey. Mix together the juice from half of a lemon and 3 tbsp. of honey. Apply this mask to your face. Leave it on for 10 minutes, then remove with a damp towel. A twist to this mask is using half a banana -- mashed -- in place of the lemon. The banana mask can help fight acne and tighten pores.

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About the Author

Brittany McComas has been writing since 2000. She has served as a scriptwriter, freelance writer, editor, dramaturg and producer for theater, television, radio and film. She wrote for a television series that won a Royal Television Society Award. McComas holds a Bachelor of Fine Arts in theater from West Virginia University and a Master of Arts in scriptwriting from Bath Spa University.