It’s a pleasant experience having other people admire you for your beautiful and fair complexion. Of course, who doesn’t? One attribute of beauty is having a beautiful skin. When you take care of your skin, you can maintain its youthfulness and glow even as you age. There are varied skin care products out there and sometimes, commercials may be misleading. You’re not sure what products are really good for the skin or which of those can do harm. By sticking to natural ingredients, you can still nourish your skin safely and effectively.
Face masks are among those you can do to revive tired skin and bring nutrients to it. It’s also a good way to pamper yourself. Try these various home made masks which you can easily prepare at home.
1. Tomato paste – Tomatoes are not only healthy to the body but also to the skin. It contains lots of vitamins C that promotes collagen production to tighten and improve the structure of the skin. You can create a face mask using tomato paste by extracting the juice of the tomato. Place it in a small container and add a little curd. This will create a slightly sticky consistency. Place it in the fridge to cool then apply into your face. Let it stay for 15-20 minutes then wash off.
2. Cucumber and Lemon – Those who are fond of exposing their skin to the sun can have lots of skin problems. The best face mask for this is by using cucumber and lemon. Cucumber has an invigorating effect and will help cool the skin. It promotes healing of damage. Along with the lemon which contains lots of vitamins C, this will help regeneration of newer skin. It has lightening effect also with the acid that it contains. Mix 1 part of cucumber extract to 1 part of lemon juice. You can create as much as you can with a 1:1 proportion. For those who have dry skin, they can add 1 tsp of glycerine per volume of the extract. Glycerine helps moisturize the skin by retaining the moisture underneath it. Leave on the mask for 15 minutes then rinse with cool water.
3. Banana – Banana contains lots of nutrients that will definitely make the skin vibrant. All you’ll need is a little banana. Place it on the blender and crush to mashy pieces. Add in egg white and mix thoroughly. Banana and eggs work together to lighten the face and promote a velvety texture. After washing off, you’ll feel great about your skin.
4. Sugar Scrub – For those with blemishes and whiteheads, good news since you don’t need a facial to remove those problems. Facial sessions are painful and cause your face to turn red because of the extraction. With the use of the sugar scrub, you can lessen the whiteheads and blemishes in your face. This is a gentle and effect exfoliant that would even remove dead skin cells. Get a few sugar and add on extra virgin olive oil. Stir it well until the sugar is coated with oil. Add a few drops of honey. Place it in the face and scrub it gently. Don’t scrub one area longer than one minute. Avoid rubbing too much to prevent abrasion. Exfoliate once or twice a week.
All these facial masks will definitely make your face brighter and even solve minor skin problems. It’s one healthy and cheap way to maintain beautiful skin. Feel good and confident about your skin. You deserve the wonderful effects since you’re taking care of it.