In part 1 of DIY 2-Ingredient Face Masks for Glowing, Flawless Skin, we covered 5 face mask recipes with ingredients like cucumber, turmeric, milk powder, coconut water, avocado, honey, gram flour (also called besan) and potato juice.
This article includes recipes for face masks prepared from skin-nourishing ingredients like papaya, aloe vera, green tea, almonds and cocoa powder. Most of these face masks are suitable for all skin types and can be used once or twice a week on a regular basis.
Here are the remaining 5 DIY 2-ingredient face masks for flawless skin.
6. Papaya and Lemon Juice Face Mask
Papaya is an excellent ingredient to get glowing, flawless skin. It contains alpha-hydroxy acids that gently exfoliate the skin to remove dead skin cells.
This fruit also contains enzymes that combat wrinkles and prevent premature aging. Plus, both papaya and lemon have skin-lightening properties that reduce the appearance of acne scars and blemishes.
1. Take ½ cup of blended ripe papaya pulp.
2. Mix in the juice of 1 lemon.
Slather this papaya face mask on your face and neck. Leave it on for about 20 minutes, then rinse it off with cool water. Use it once a week. When preparing this mask, make sure to peel and de-seed the papaya before blending it.
7. Aloe Vera and Green Tea Face Mask
Loaded with vitamins, minerals and amino acids, aloe vera is another superb ingredient for your skin. In fact, it is also used in various cosmetics. It helps fade dark spots and blemishes, and is effective for reducing a suntan.
Green tea, a storehouse of antioxidants, is also a skin-nourishing ingredient that gives you a clearer complexion and fights the signs of premature aging. Plus, both ingredients fight acne and pimples, thanks to their anti-inflammatory and antibacterial properties.
1. Put 2 to 4 tablespoons of aloe vera gel in a blender.
2. Add 1 tablespoon of green tea.
3. Blend the mixture.
Spread this face mask on your face and neck, leave it on for 15 to 20 minutes and then rinse it off. Use it a few times a week.
To extract aloe vera gel from an aloe leaf, slit it open and remove its gel using a knife or just scoop out the gel using a spoon.
8. Green Tea Bag and Honey Face Mask
Having made your green tea, do not discard the green tea bag. You can use it to make an ingenious face mask! It will give you the benefits of green tea and additionally work as an exfoliant to purge impurities. Plus, when combined with honey, it will be soothing to your skin.
1. Tear open a used green tea bag and transfer its contents to a bowl.
2. Mix in 1 to 2 teaspoons of raw honey.
Apply this face mask on your face and rub it gently for exfoliation. Leave it on for 5 to 10 minutes, then rinse it off. You can use this beauty recipe once or twice a week.
Note: This face mask may not be suitable for those with sensitive skin.
9. Cocoa Powder and Coconut Oil Face Mask
Maintain flawless, younger-looking skin with this tempting cocoa powder and coconut oil face mask. The cocoa flavanols are great for improving skin texture, repairing damaged skin and maintaining a glowing complexion. Coconut oil is good for nourishing and moisturizing your skin.
1. Measure 2 tablespoons of cocoa powder into a bowl.
2. Add 1 tablespoon of melted coconut oil.
3. Mix it thoroughly until you get a smooth consistency.
Gently massage your face and neck with this mixture, then leave it on for 15 to 20 minutes before rinsing it off. You can use this face mask once or twice a week. For best results, use dark cocoa powder.
10. Almond and Honey Face Mask
Almonds help lighten and brighten your skin. They are great for gorgeous skin as they are rich in vitamin E, antioxidants and healthy fats.
When made into a paste, they offer the added benefit of gentle exfoliation. Combine almonds with honey to make a skin-lightening face mask. It will help reduce blemishes and maintain clear skin.
1. Soak 10 to 15 almonds in water for a few hours, then peel and grind them.
2. Mix in 1 to 2 teaspoons of raw honey.
Gently rub this paste on your face and neck. Let it sit on your skin for 20 minutes, then rinse it off. Use it once or twice a week. If you plan ahead, you may soak the almonds in water overnight. In the morning, remove the skins and grind the almonds into a paste.