Using more natural products cosmetically has lately become more popular, opting for organic skin products made from natural ingredients is now favoured over chemically produced items. To know exactly what is in your goods is paramount and so what way could be easier than making it yourself from handpicked ingredients. On top of that the following natural face masks are made of things that you probably have in your kitchen anyway!
9 Natural Face Masks
1. Using vinegar as a skin toner is an age old skin treatment. A simple one part apple cider vinegar to two parts water will provide you with a post wash finishing rinse for your daily routine. Leave the mixture on and allow to dry if you want to feel an even greater benefit.
2. Avocado is an excellent skin care product
The healthy oils, creamy texture and gentle components leave you skin feeling hydrated, smooth, and soft. “The omega fatty acids in avocado and olive oil help seal cracks between skin cells,” says Joshua Zeichner, the director of cosmetic and clinical research at Mount Sinai Hospital in New York City. Combine an avocado with two tablespoons of plain yoghurt, one tablespoon of olive oil, and a tablespoon of honey for one of the most moisturising natural face masks available. You can leave out the honey if you want to avoid the stickiness but if you do use it just be sure not to get any in your hairline!
3. For problem skin such as acne and blackheads lemon does wonders
The acids within the lemon remove dead skin cells and help to even the skin tone. Mix the juice from one lemon with either olive or almond oil – about a quarter of a cup. Once applied to the face you can leave it for around fifteen minutes before rinsing with warm water. You can also replace the oil with a tablespoon of honey if you prefer.
4. Another excellent pore cleaner for acne prone skin is banana
Mash a whole banana with half a teaspoon of baking soda, and half a teaspoon of turmeric powder. Apply to the face after washing and drying and allow to soak in fully for about 10-15 minutes before rinsing it off with warm water. Bananas are loaded with vitamin A, B, and E which are all great for the skin; smoothing rough skin, fading dark spots and blemishes, reducing dryness, the appearance of wrinkles as well as potassium which moisturises and hydrates.
5. The super fruit papaya…
is not only one of the healthiest foods we can eat but it is also fantastic for the skin. If you’re looking for a ‘glow boost’ mash up half a cup of papaya with a teaspoon of honey. For oily skin add an egg white, for normal skin add the whole egg, and dry skin use the yolk. The papaya has properties which naturally exfoliate and work to remove dead skin cells. Your skin will feel refreshed and revitalised as well as hydrated.
6. We’ve all seen and probably tried the cucumber slices on the eyes trick…
but this takes using the super hydrating vegetable to a new level. Blend half a cucumber with a quarter of a cup of milk, a tablespoon of honey for a cool, refreshing and moisturising face pack. The combination will exfoliate and leave your skin feeling soft and smooth.
7. For those with sensitive skin yoghurt is a must try ingredient
Mix a tablespoon with a teaspoon of honey and a teaspoon of cocoa powder to reduce redness and give your ski a protein boost. The flavanols in the cocoa powder will reduce irritation and honey tightens and smooths the skin.
8. An excellent antidote for oily skin types…
the absorption capacity of oatmeal reduces oils in the skin and helps to remove dead skin cells, it also contains alpha hydroxy acids which ease redness and soothes the skin. Combine half a cup of cooled, cooked oatmeal with an egg and a tablespoon of lemon juice and feel the effects.
9. Puree yourself some butternut squash
Combine with a few drops of tea tree oil, and a tablespoon of honey and apply once a week to promote collagen production reduce blemishes and brighten up the complexion. Take care with tea tree oil as it can be quite strong for some skin types.
And there you have it, natural face masks with no need to splash out on expensive products, just make them yourself at home. Try out different combinations which work for your own skin type and try to buy local, fresh, organic produce.
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