Sometime you can’t help but think that the skin has a mind of its own. You’ve successfully mitigated the harsh and chilly winters and then bang! Right in the middle of the sweltering summer you notice a blotchy patch on your face and it starts to looks flaky and dry in no time at all. Thankfully, you don’t have to make a beeline for Sephora in peak traffic and spend an hour in the queue to show your skin some love. A quick detour to the kitchen is all that it takes to churn up a nourishing face mask that can restore the hydration sooner than you think.

Here are some DIY moisturizing face mask recipes that will keep you covered for an emergency.

… and also provide enough nourishment to your skin to help it recover from some serious damage.

The Avocado magic

Got an avocado to spare? Cut it in half, mix it with one teaspoon of organic Yoghurt and 1 teaspoon of raw honey. Mix it well until it is a consistent paste and apply it evenly on your face. To amp it up, add a teaspoon or two of virgin olive oil. This is perfect for chapped or sun burnt skin and will replenish the moisture levels in no time.

Banana bonanza

Who needs the latest moisturizing oil when all it takes is a banana? There are many ways to use a banana to moisturize your skin. You can just mash it up and apply on the face or mix it with one tablespoon of organic Yogurt and one tablespoon of honey and then apply it on your face. Let it remain on the face for up to 20 minutes and then wash it off completely.

Egg Moisturizing Face MaskEggs to the rescue

Eggs are loaded with skin-friendly nutrients that can help to moisturize your skin in no time at all. Whip up an egg, add a tablespoon of olive oil and add half a cup of oatmeal. No, you are not preparing breakfast. This is a DIY moisturizing face mask recipe that is perfect for all skin types. Excessively dry or overly greasy, this will have you covered.

The citrus blast

Grab and orange and squeeze some fresh juice from it. About three tablespoons should suffice. Now mix it with two tablespoons of honey until its mixed well. That’s it. Apply it evenly on your face and wash it off with lukewarm water after 15 minutes.

Yogurt Love

Last but not the least, there are a plethora of ways to use Yogurt to smoothen your skin and moisturize it at the same time. You can apply plain Yogurt or mix it up with three to four cups of orange juice, add some of the remaining orange pulp to it, 1 tablespoon or honey and 1 teaspoon of Aloe Vera. Apply on your face and let it dry. After 20-30 minutes, wash it off completely.

There you have it, five super easy DIY moisturizing face mask recipes that you can whip up in no time with the most commonly found ingredients in your kitchen.

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