Freshly harvested herbs with old antique scissors on wood background. Fresh sage, thyme, mint and rosemary leaves
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Have you been struggling with facial skin problems such as dryness, acne, or dullness? While you can find a whole slew of products at the drug store which promise to solve any problem you might have, their costs and ingredients can be undesirable. Instead, you can make your own DIY face masks at home with the use of certain herbs.

Get creative and consider incorporating these 5 herbs into your DIY face masks.

Rosemary

This herb is great for more than cooking, you can also grind it into a fine powder which helps to cleanse and revitalize your skin. One recipe includes combining 1 tablespoon of ground rosemary leaves with ¼ cup of avocado oil and then straining the oil and mixing the remains with 2 tablespoons of natural yogurt. It’s best to apply to this to your face and let it set for twenty minutes before rinsing.

Rose Petals

A cooled infusion of rose petals can be used in a wide variety of ways. Wondering what an infusion is? It’s just tea. Nothing to be intimidated about. It can be used as an eye or mouthwash, and makes for a delightful mask for those of us who deal with rashes, pimples, irritation, or spots. Just apply and let it sit for fifteen minutes before washing it off. How does it work? It is a natural antiseptic and anti-inflammatory. It will give you that glowing, youthful look that we all love.

Mint

Mint is antibacterial and very rejuvenating. The tingle is so refreshing and lets us know it is working. Blend some mint up with cucumber for a fresh, light mask that will cool your skin and delight your senses. Not only does it feel great, but it also smells heavenly. If you suffer with unsightly blemishes, mint is a great alternative to the over drying and/or chemical laden acne treatments many often opt for.

Calendula

Calendula oil is your new cure-all. It can be used on a diaper rash, acne, scars, wounds, rashes, eczema, and plain old dry skin. Calendula is soothing and cooling, which makes it perfect for any skin type. Skin that is sensitive should not flare up at all when using this oil. It’s a miracle salve! You will want to keep a jar with you at all times.

Chamomile

If your skin is sensitive or dry, apply cool chamomile tea as a mask for the skin. You can also use a chamomile spray and spritz your face. This can work wonders for windburn, sunburn or weather chapped skin. It soothes the skin and reduces inflammation so that your skin is less irritated and more radiant.   This soothing tea is also, of course, a great way to calm the nerves and help a person rest. Rest, as we all know, is one of the very best things for our skin! So use it on your face, drink a bit and hit the sack.

There you have five herbs you can integrate into your facial care to help with the many problems that come about. It’s always fun to experiment and incorporate natural remedies into your beauty routine and even better when they work better than the commercial solution. Give these DIY face masks a try and let us know how they turn out.