Refresh Your Face for Prom: DIY Masks

As prom is coming up quick, it’s time to get your skin glowing for the big day! We have made some great suggestions for masks for your hair, and ways to get healthy nails for prom, so now it’s time for some skin love! Masks are a great way to refresh your skin for an event, and DIY masks are easy and can be even better than store bought options. Bonus: you probably already have these ingredients! Here are our Faviana tips for how to Refresh Your Face for Prom: DIY Masks!

For Dry Skin

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If you are prone to dry skin, or your skin could use a little love after the harsh winter, this mask is for you. Made with all natural ingredients that you probably already have in your home: bananas, baking soda and honey. Bananas are packed with skin pampering vitamins, honey provides moisture and baking soda exfoliates without drying out your skin.

What you need:

  • 1/2 a ripe banana
  • 1 teaspoon honey
  • 1 teaspoon baking soda

Combine the 3 ingredients into a paste and smooth it over your skin, and let sit for 15 minutes. If you’re a banana lover, this mask smells so good!

For Acne Prone Skin

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If you are prone to breakouts or oily skin, this mask is perfect for getting a prom ready complexion. Homemade masks are also great for giving your skin a break from harsh acne creams and cleansers, and these ingredients won’t irritate sensitive skin.

What you need:

  • 1 tablespoon of green tea (tea bag or Matcha green tea)
  • 1 tablespoons of raw honey
  • 1 teaspoon of lemon juice
  • 3 teaspoons of sugar (preferably brown)

Mix the ingredients together, and gentle massage into skin for 2-3 minutes. Rinse it off with warm water, and voila!

For Oily Skin

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Does oily skin plague you when it’s hot out? Never fear, there is a natural mask that can help combat that! This mask is made with ingredients know to fight toxins in your skin, and clear out those clogged, oil-causing pores. Bonus: these herbs smell delightful!

What you need:

  • 1 apple
  • lemon juice, about 4 drops
  • 1/2 teaspoon of sage
  • 1/2 teaspoon of rosemary

Blend these ingredients in a blender or food processer, and allow to sit on your face for about 20 minutes.

Skin Pick-me-up

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If you are just looking for a great mask to wake up your skin and get it glowing and looking it’s best, give this one a try. With only two ingredients, this one is easy and effective.

What you need:

  • 1 cucumber
  • 1/2 of oatmeal

Blend the two ingredients in a blender and smooth over your entire face, place cucumbers slices over your eyes for the ultimate at home spa experience!

Sometimes a face mask is just what you need to relax and refresh before prom, or any big spring event. Give these a try and let us know what you think! Check out some other mask ideas for flawless skin on our Glam&Gowns Youtube Channel, here!

Do you have an amazing DIY face mask recipe to share? Let us know what you think by tagging us on Instagram @Faviana_NY & Twitter @FavianaNY.

xo,

Grace

Grace Townsend

Grace is a senior at LIM College studying Fashion Merchandising. She is originally from New Hampshire, but now lives and works in NYC as the blog editorial intern for Glam and Gowns. She is passionate about art and fashion, and when she is not writing or editing for the blog you can find her at an art museum or scoping out the newest thrift stores in NYC!

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