Homemade Winter Face Masks to Keep Your Skin Smiling this Season

By Falak Amaar Khan
December 6, 2018
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Mask It Up!

We bring you 4 winter face masks to keep your skin healthy and happy throughout winters

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Winters bring with them the harshest, driest of winds that can wreak havoc on our skin. Sometimes, no matter how much water you drink, your skin just doesn’t feel moist enough. Even a heavy moisturizer can’t last all day long. In that case, you can invest in face masks which will be useful in every kind of weather, not just winters. While we bring to you great ones that are available in the market, here are a few that you can easily make at home as well. Happy winters!

For skin as bright as day

  • 1tbsp aloe vera gel
  • 1tbsp fresh cream
  • Pinch of turmeric powder
  • Few drops of organic almond oil
  • ½ tsp honey

Whip up all the ingredients to make a paste and apply evenly all over your face and neck. Aloe vera has numerous beneficial properties for skin and health, including combating dryness and increasing glow. Turmeric is a potent antioxidant, and honey stimulates blood circulation and activates the collagen in your skin. Leave the mask on for 15- 20 minutes, a couple of times a week.

brightening face mask, aloe vera gel mask
Brightening Mask with Aloe Vera Gel

A Great Store Option: STARSKIN After Party™ Brightening Bio-Cellulose Second Skin Face Mask is made with coconut, herbal medley, and cowslip which energizes and recharges dull, tired or lackluster skin, minimizing dark spots and evening skin tone with results amazingly visible in just 20 minutes. Shop now and get it here.

Starskin brightening mask
STARSKIN After Party™ is available at Sephora Singapore

The deeper the scrub goes, the better!

  • ¼ tsp baking soda
  • Few drops coconut oil
  • 1tbsp organic unsweetened yoghurt 
  • Pinch of turmeric powder

Baking soda is an overall great cleansing agent, whether for the house or your pores. However, if you’re not careful with the usage, it can be rather corrosive. Add all the ingredients together and apply this mixture for about 10 minutes. Then gently scrub off with a wet towel, focusing on the nose and areas prone to blackheads. Rinse off with cool water. I usually tone my skin afterward, with apple cider vinegar, which also helps with tightening up those pores. 

Deep cleansing scrub, Face mask with Baking soda and yogurt
Deep Cleansing Scrub

A Great Store Option: KOPARI Coconut Crush Scrub hydrates and buffs dry, dull skin for a silky-smooth, lit-from-within glow. It contains coconut oil, aloe vera leaf extract, caprylic/capric triglyceride, crushed coconut shells, organic beeswax and tocopherol which leave your complexion looking polished, restored and radiant. Shop now and buy it here.

Kopari face mask
KOPARI Coconut Crush Scrub is available at Sephora Singapore

Bid adieus to acne

  • 1tbsp ground neem leaves
  • 1tbsp Multani mitti (fuller’s earth or a mud mask of choice)
  • 1tsp honey
  • 1tbsp powdered milk
  • Lemon juice

The neem tree has long been known for its unbelievable beneficial properties, whether you’re consuming it or applying it on your skin. Neem leaves have antibacterial and healing properties that help you combat acne and scarring, while Multani mitti is packed with minerals to help keep the skin nourished and taut. Apply twice a week for 20 minutes to achieve best results.

Anti acne face mask
Anti Acne Face Mask with Neem Leaves and Multani Mitti/Mud Mask

A Great Store Option: GLAMGLOW Supermud Clearing Treatment supports skin’s natural oil balance, while a proprietary blend of six acids works to dramatically brighten and soften the complexion. Activated-X charcoal lifts away dirt and other skin congestions, resulting in a refined, healthy-looking complexion. Shop now and buy it here.

Glamglow face mask
GlamGlow Supermud ClearingTreatment is available at Sephora Singapore

 Turn back the clock

  • ½ medium ripe banana
  • 1tbsp yoghurt
  • 1tsp honey
  • Pinch of turmeric powder
  • 1 egg white
  • Few drops of castor oil

This super nourishing, antioxidant, skin-repair complex not only fights symptoms of ageing but also boosts your skin and gives it a glow from within. Egg whites in particular are known to tighten the skin.

Anti aging mask
Anti Aging Face Mask with Egg White, Yogurt and Honey

A Great Store Option: TATCHA Violet-C Radiance Mask contains Japanese beautyberry, a fruit that s rich in antioxidants and has been used for generations. Vitamin C and healthy acids from seven fruits also come together to remove debris and moisturise the skin in a bid for a healthier, more youthful appearance. Shop now and Buy it here.

Tatcha face mask
TATCHA Violet-C Radiance Mask is available at Sephora Singapore

Please Note: Before you apply any home-made or store-bought mask, always see if it contains ingredients that suit you. To check for reactions, apply a small amount under your chin or at the nape of your neck first.

Homemade Face masks have been contributed by our Beauty Consultant – Kinza Jafri

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About Falak Amaar Khan

Falak Amaar Khan is a member of Team FUCHSIA, heading the Fashion section in her capacity as a fashion designer, stylist and choreographer. As a writer, Falak covers fashion, community and entertainment. This super busy mother of two is working towards supporting a cause through her work. She would also love to integrate more into the Singaporean community, and explore the island in a more realistic manner. Her motto in life? GET ON WITH IT!