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Easy recipes for an at-home facial

Despite what you may think, some of the best beauty treatments available aren't found in salons or spas. They might be right at home in your own kitchen! If you're looking for an easy way to create a face mask or scrub at home, look no further. Here are a few easy recipes that'll help tackle all of your skincare issues.

Normal skin
If all your skin needs is a pick-me-up that will restore your outer glow, Marie Claire Magazine recommends whipping up a tropical banana face mask. Mash up one half of a banana (eat the rest - it's good for you!) then mix it with a tablespoon of orange juice and a tablespoon of honey. Apply the mixture to a clean face, then rinse it off with warm water 15 minutes later.

Oily skin
A little extra oil is easily fixed with a mask made with oil-zapping egg yolk and oatmeal. HealthyWomen.org suggests mixing one egg yolk, one tablespoon of honey, one tablespoon of olive oil and ½ cup of oatmeal together. Apply the mixture to a freshly-washed face, then leave on for 15 minutes before rinsing off with warm water.

Dry skin
For dry skin that's a bit on the sensitive side, you'll need a mask with plenty of moisturizing ingredients. According to Whole Living Magazine, you should mash up one small avocado and grate ½ of a cucumber. Mix these ingredients with one teaspoon of fresh lemon juice and three tablespoons of green clay powder, which you can find at natural food stores. Chill the mixture in the fridge for 30 minutes, then apply to a clean face. Leave it on for 10 to 15 minutes, then wipe off and rinse with cool water.

Face scrub
To eliminate dead skin and restore the healthy surface of your skin, Whole Living Magazine recommends mixing up a pineapple scrub, which will dissolve the bonds that hold skin cells together, making dead cells slough off easily. Use a blender to mix ? cup of pineapple chunks with ¼ cup of olive oil until it's smooth. Add in ¼ cup fresh, chopped parsley, then blend the mixture so it doesn't liquify. Apply to clean skin for 15 minutes, then rinse with warm water.

After using these skin treatments, your skin will be radiant - providing the perfect background for your blinc tube mascaras and liquid eyeliners!