A good homemade face mask is a great solution not only when you are on a budget, but also when you want to use natural ingredients in your skin.

Taking good care of your skin is a daily task - a mask won't repair the damages made by the sun, makeup and lack of care. It is important to clean, moisture and use sunscreen, even in the cloudy days.

Face masks leave your skin renovated, vibrant and rested. All you need is 30 minutes at home and a few ingredients that you might already have in your kitchen. However, before applying a homemade mask, you should test the mix in a small area of your skin to make sure you don't have any allergies to the ingredients you are using. This is specially important if you have sensitive skin. Organic fruits and vegetables are a great choice when making facial masks, because you don't have to worry about the presence of agrotoxics that can also give you an allergic reaction.

Try to follow these steps before applying the mixture to your skin:

  1. Keep your hair away from your face is a good idea - you don't want it interfering in the mask application.
  2. Wash your face before the mask with cold water and dry it gently; that way your skin will be ready to receive the nutrients from the mask.
  3. Apply the homemade mixture with your fingertips, covering your cheeks, nose, forehead and neck. You should avoid the eye area because it can irritate not only your eyes, but also the skin around them, since it is more delicate.
  4. Try to lay down and relax while you have the mask on, and do not leave it in your skin for more than 20 minutes.


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