Homemade Face Mask For Kids: Benefits And How To Use

by Sucharita Mishra

As a parent, you know that your kids deserve to be pampered. Their skin does need that added nourishment. However, conventional skincare products could be replete with chemicals and may harm their skin. The solution? Homemade face masks. These are safer and can offer better results. Here, we discuss the benefits of homemade face masks for kids and how you can make them. Keep reading!

Should You Make Facial Masks For Your Kids?

A face mask is beneficial for everybody, regardless of their age. A kid’s skin is fragile, and using a homemade face mask that moisturizes and nourishes their face can benefit them in the long run. A homemade face mask may also help your kid’s skin look fresh. Such a mask has other benefits too, and have been discussed briefly in the next section.

Benefits Of Homemade Face Masks

1. Refine Pores

Homemade facial masks may help clean your child’s skin pores. This may prevent pimples or acne outbreaks.

2. Hydrate Skin

Homemade face masks can hydrate your child’s face. This property is especially beneficial if your child has dry skin. Regular hydration makes skin softer and healthier.

3. Even Out Skin Tone

Homemade face masks may also reduce hyper-pigmentation and help your child achieve an even skin tone.

4. Keep Skin Fresh

The natural ingredients in homemade face masks may accelerate collagen production and keep the child’s skin fresh.

Now that we know the benefits of a homemade facial mask let us understand that ingredients must go into one.

Homemade Face Masks For Kids: Recommended Ingredients

1. Avocado

Avocado is rich in antioxidants, omega-3 fatty acids, beta-carotene, potassium, magnesium, pantothenic acid, and vitamins K, C, E, and B (1). These nutrients suit dry and sensitive skin and promote long-term skin health. They also fight against environmental aggressors.

2. Honey

Honey has antiseptic and antibacterial properties (2), (3). These properties may help prevent skin infections. Anecdotal evidence suggests that honey may also hydrate skin.

3. Cucumber

Cucumber contains 95% water. It can hydrate the skin and potentially prevent skin discoloration (4).

4. Yogurt

Yogurt contains natural lactic acid. Lactic acid is known to exfoliate the skin surface (5).

Let us now see how we can make face masks from the aforementioned ingredients.

How To Make Homemade Face Masks For Kids?

1. Avocado Face Mask

You Will Need

  • 2 tablespoons of avocado oil
  • 1 tablespoon of honey
  • 1 tablespoon of vitamin E

What You Have To Do

  1. Take 2 tablespoons of avocado oil in a bowl.
  2. Add 1 tablespoon each of honey and vitamin E.
  3. Mix all the ingredients well.
  4. Apply the mask gently to your child’s cleaned face.
  5. Leave the mask on for 20 minutes and wash with lukewarm water.

How Often You Should Do This

Do it once a week.

Note: Avoid this mask if your child is allergic to avocado.

2. Honey Face Mask

You Will Need

  • One ripe banana
  • 1 tablespoon of honey

What You Have To Do

  1. Mash one ripe banana in a bowl.
  2. Add 1 tablespoon of honey to it.
  3. Mix well.
  4. Apply the mask to your child’s face.
  5. Leave it on for 30 minutes and wash with lukewarm water.

How Often You Should Do This

Do it once a week.

3. Cucumber Face Mask

You Will Need

  • ½ a cup of yogurt
  • 1 tablespoon of vitamin E oil
  • Blended cucumber paste

What You Have To Do

  1. Add the yogurt, vitamin E oil, and blended cucumber to the bowl.
  2. Mix well.
  3. Apply the paste to your child’s face and neck.
  4. Leave the mask on for 20 minutes and wash with lukewarm water.

How Often You Should Do This

Do it once a week.

4. Yogurt Face Mask

You Will Need

  • 1 tablespoon of yogurt
  • 1 tablespoon of honey
  • 1 tablespoon of vitamin E oil

What You Have To Do

  1. Add the yogurt, honey, and vitamin E oil to a bowl and mix well.
  2. Apply the paste to your child’s face and leave it on for 10 to 15 minutes.
  3. Wash the mask with lukewarm water.

How Often You Should Do This

Do it once a week.

Conclusion

A homemade face mask helps keep your child’s skin fresh and nourished. It has safe ingredients, and its application is inexpensive. But its results would be worth your effort. Go ahead and try these homemade face masks today. You may also try these with your child as a fun activity!

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Sucharita Mishra

Sucharita Mishra has a Master’s degree in Biotechnology and specializes in writing on Health and Wellness. She has worked on determining various heavy metals present in green tea for her Master’s dissertation at CSIR- CFTRI, Mysuru. After completing her degree, Sucharita decided to pursue her passion for writing. She is addicted to all things black and aspires to become a bat one day.
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