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What is a good recipe for a homemade face mask?

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One face mask that is suitable for any skin type mixes equal parts egg whites and yogurt. Homemade face masks typically utilize common household ingredients such as bananas, vinegar, oatmeal and avocado.

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What is a good recipe for a homemade face mask?
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Banana face masks are suitable for moisturizing and smoothing facial skin. One recipe calls for mixing a ripe banana with 2 tablespoons of honey and 1/4-cup of plain yogurt. The mask should be applied and left for 10 to 20 minutes. Ground oatmeal soaked in yogurt and mixed with honey is another rejuvenating face mask.

A vinegar-based face mask is suitable for people with oily skin. The recipe calls for mixing 1/4-cup of apple cider vinegar with 1/4 cup of water, applying the solution and rinsing after 10 minutes. Another suitable face mask for acne-prone skin is to mix strawberries with non-flavored yogurt in a blender. This mask gets left on the face for 10 to 15 minutes.

Avocados work well for dry skin. One recipe calls for mashing an over-ripe avocado in a bowl before adding 1/4-cup honey. This mask stays on the face for 10 minutes. A more involved face mask for dry skin calls for mixing a boiled carrot with a ripe avocado, 1 tablespoon of honey, 1/2 tablespoon of olive oil and 1 egg yolk. After mixing in a blender, apply this mask and leave set for 15 minutes.

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