Tuesday, 18 February 2014

DIY Face masks

Facemasks should be a vital part of your skin care regime the benefits they have on the skin are fantastic! Making your own can be even more beneficial to your skin as you know the exact ingredients and you can mix the ingredients to suit your skin. They don't have to be put all over the whole face you can keep certain masks for certain things to a specific area of the face you want to treat. And who doesn't enjoy a lovely 10 minutes out with a face mask slathered over you face making yourself feel pampered!
Different ingredients do different thing to your skin like a whole egg has softening properties but whip the egg whites and pat on the skin and this will tighten and tone. For mature skin bananas are a burst of anti-aging ingredient that instantly softens and smoothes lines and for sensitive skin camomile and cucumber are perfect soothing ingredients, The clay and mud based masks are perfect for oily skin but should never be used on dry skin. And to give your skin a great vitamin boost avocado flesh works wonders. 
Here are a few mask ideas.
For those pesky blackheads combine equal amounts of baking soda and water to form a paste, then rub on the affected area only wait two or three minutes then rinse off.
A blemish buster mask to use is water melon it cleanses, clarifies and clears the skin of any blemishes and leaves it feeling fresh. Apply the pure juice to your face leave for 15 minutes and then splash with cold water to remove.
To help control oily skin mix a teaspoon of brewers yeast with enough natural yogurt to make a loose thin mixture. Thoroughly pat into the oily areas leave to dry for 10 to 15 minutes rinse off with warm water, cool and then blot.
Help sensitive dry cheeks with a gently rehydration mask, combine half a cucumber scooped out of the skin, one table spoon of yogurt a couple of strawberries and one teaspoon of honey. Apply to the face allow to dry then gently remove with cool water.
For a glowing complexion if you have a big night out or a special occasion and want your skin to look its best. Grind a hand full of rose petals into a paste add a little milk and a teaspoon of honey. Apply to the skin and leave for 15 to 20 minutes then wash the paste off with water (no soap) and your complexion will be smooth, soft and glowing!
To get the full benefits from the masks always make sure you cleanse before as it allows your face to absorb more of the ingredients in the mask. Be sure to moisturize directly after! unless the mask is a leave on product or it requires the residue to be rubbed into the skin. The moisturizer will penetrate more deeply into the skin, with the dead skin cells sloughed off and pores unblocked.
I hope you found this helpful if you are a mask love like me and have you own masks you make leave me a comment and let me know!
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