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Homemade Pore Cleansing Facial Mask

by
author image Susan Dorling
Based in Ontario, Susan Dorling has written professionally since 2000, with hundreds of articles published in a variety of popular online venues. Writing on a diverse range of topics, she reflects her passion for animals, interior design, home decorating, style, fashion and business.
Homemade Pore Cleansing Facial Mask
Homemade Pore Cleansing Facial Mask Photo Credit Dale Davidson/Demand Media

Revitalize and nourish your skin with a homemade, pore-cleansing mask that consists of a luscious melange of banana and honey and is infused with the heavenly scent and skin-balancing benefits of rose and ylang-ylang essential oils. Made with fresh, natural ingredients you may already have in your kitchen, this invigorating mask whisks away pore-clogging debris, leaving any type of skin refreshed and glowing. What's best is this beautifying mask can be whipped up in a flash, making it an accessible and a relaxing way to pamper yourself before a special night out.

Step 1

Homemade Pore Cleansing Facial Mask
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Grind 1 tablespoon of oats to a fine consistency in the blender. Peel the banana, cut it into small pieces and mash. Cut 1 fresh lemon in half and extract 1 teaspoon of juice.

Step 2

Homemade Pore Cleansing Facial Mask
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Add the lemon juice, 1 tablespoon of raw honey, 1 egg yolk, 1 teaspoon of wheat germ oil and ground oats to the mashed banana. Mash all the ingredients together to form a smooth, creamy paste.

Step 3

Homemade Pore Cleansing Facial Mask
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Dilute the mask with a little distilled water if it's too thick, then stir thoroughly until the mixture is completely smooth. Add 1 drop each of ylang-ylang and rose essential oils, and stir well until thoroughly infused.

Step 4

Homemade Pore Cleansing Facial Mask
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Pull your hair back into a ponytail and wrap a towel around your shoulders to cover any exposed clothing. Wash your face and neck and gently pat dry.

Step 5

Homemade Pore Cleansing Facial Mask
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Apply the mask to your face and neck using upward motions, avoiding areas around your eyes and mouth. Relax and rest for 10 minutes, or longer if your skin is dry.

Step 6

Homemade Pore Cleansing Facial Mask
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Soak the washcloth with warm water and gently remove the mask, then thoroughly rinse your face and neck with warm water. Follow with a cold water rinse. Pat dry with a clean towel. Apply your regular toner -- or skin freshener -- and moisturizer.

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