We have discussed facial scrub(facial treatment) the first part of anti-aging skin care program, now we will discuss different types of Homemade facial masks, “the second part”, a most important part of any anti-aging skincare program.
The face mask is basically a skin treatment that you leave on your face for some time then wash off to give extra cleaning to remove dirt, impurities, dead skin cells and toxins from the clogged pores of the skin. Face masks are designed as per requirement and type of skin. Some face masks are designed for hydrating of skin, some for firming of loose skin, likewise some for anti-aging, some for rejuvenating, moisturizing, soothing and healing blemishes, acne and sun-damaged the skin.
There are various types of face masks but homemade facial masks are easy, inexpensive, nourish the skin with natural, vitamin-enriched ingredients and keep your skin looking younger. Homemade facial masks are being used since ancient times to soften, nourish and rejuvenate the skin. The following facial mask recipes will replenish your skin and its deeper layers, leaving your skin feeling hydrated and looking healthy and glowing.
Skin Enriching Mask
- 1 tablespoon honey
- 1 egg yolk
- 1/2 teaspoon olive oil
- 1 tablespoon yogurt
Mix all the ingredients to form a smooth paste. Honey will heal, stimulate and smooth the skin, egg yolk and olive oil will penetrate in the skin to moisturize it. The yogurt will gently exfoliate and cleanse while refining and tightening pores. You may get more facial recipes at Natural Skin Care Guide
Refreshing Tomato Facial Mask
- 1/4 peeled and seedless tomato. Chop it.
- 3 teaspoons of yogurt
- 1 teaspoon peeled and then grated cucumber
- 1 teaspoon of aloe Vera gel
- 3 teaspoons of oatmeal (finely ground)
Additional ingredients crush the fresh 2 mint leaves so the essential oils run out of the leaves. Mix all the ingredients in a large bowl. Apply on the face and leave on for about 10 minutes. Wash off with lukewarm water. You may get more facial recipes at Natural Skin Care Guide
Cucumber Moisture Lock Facial Mask:
- 1/2 cup of peeled, grated cucumber
- 1/2 cups of peeled and grated avocado
- 1 egg yolk
- 2 teaspoons of milk powder
Blend all the ingredients until the mass is consistent. Apply on the face and let it rest for 30 minutes. Wash your face alternatively with warm and cold water.
Almond Milk Mask for Normal to Dry Skin
- Almonds soaked in water overnight, peeled – 4
- Raw milk – 2 tablespoons
Grate the almonds finely and pound with raw milk to a fine smooth paste (you can use an electric grinder). Apply on clean face and leave on for 15 minutes. Dip fingers in raw milk and massage the skin lightly in circular motions. Wash off with cool water.
Strawberry Cream Homemade Facial Mask for Normal to Dry Skin
- Fresh Strawberries – 3 medium sized
- Fresh cream 1 tablespoon
- Raw milk – 1 tablespoon
Cut strawberries and place in a bowl. Crush strawberries to make a pulp. Then, add milk and cream and whip well. Apply on face and leave on for 15 minutes. Wash off with warm water.
Gram Flour Face Mask for Oily Skin
- Gram flour – 2 tablespoons
- Lemon juice – 5 drops
- Turmeric powder – ½ teaspoon
- Homemade curd – 2-3 tablespoons
- Water as needed
Mix all ingredients and apply to face. Allow it to dry for around 20 minutes and wash off. The mask is very effective on oily skin as it deep cleanses pores and removes dead skin cells, giving a clear appearance.
Fuller’s Earth Face Mask for Oily Skin
- Fuller’s Earth – 2 Tablespoons
- Water as needed
- Curd – 1 Tablespoon
- Rose water – ½ tablespoon
- Fresh lemon juice – a few drops
Mix all the ingredients well and apply evenly on face. Allow it to dry and wash off with cool water.
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