Homemade face masks – super simple and great recipes, a small wellness program for your home. A mini vacation for your skin.
Take a little distance from stressful everyday life and do something good for yourself and your skin.
Just take a look in the refrigerator and you will find the right ingredients for fresh, natural and homemade face masks, which is usually produced in a few minutes and costs only a few cents per application.
These could be fruits, avocados and vegetables, quark, ( a good alternative is a greek yogurt) eggs, honey and much more. The list of ingredients for homemade masks sometimes reads almost like a recipe.
It is very important that the ingredients are fresh, so you should mix the ingredients just before applying the mask. Mixed masks should also not be kept in the fridge for longer than 24 hours.
Before applying the mask, your face should be thoroughly cleansed and free of fats so that it can unfold its full effect.
When applying the mask, please make sure that you leave out sensitive areas such as the eye area.
Homemade Face masks work best if you relax a little during the application time. Maybe even in the bathtub. The rising water vapor make the mask work even better.
Afterwards you care for your skin as usual with your normal care.
Have fun trying out the facial masks recipes!
Face masks for a fresh complexion with papaya and avocado
3,5 oz papaya
1 tsp Honey
1 egg yolk
1 tsp olive oil
Puree the avocado and papaya finely and mix in the other ingredients. Then apply the mixture to your face with a fan brush and let the mask work for 15 minutes. Then remove the residue with a cosmetic tissue and rinse your face with lukewarm water.
Face masks for dry skin with cocoa
1/3 cup dark, strongly deoiled cocoa powder
1/4 cup liquid honey
3 tbsp cream
2 tbsp oatmeal
Mix all ingredients in a clean bowl to a creamy paste.
Apply this paste to your cleansed face and let this mask work for 15 minutes. Then carefully wipe it off with a tissue and wash off with lukewarm water.
Face masks for soft skin with yoghurt and honey
5 tbsp natural yoghurt
1 tbsp honey
Just mix the yogurt with the honey and spread the mass on your face. Leave the mask on for 15-20 minutes, then remove with a tissue. Your skin will feel softer and radiant.
Yogurt not only tastes delicious, it is also a true beauty elixir just like honey.
Anti-wrinkle face masks with carrots
Don’t be afraid! This mask will not turn your face carrot yellow. Rather, it cares for your skin beautifully, because carrots contain provitamin A and vitamin E – two real skin vitamins whose antioxidant effect protects against premature skin aging.
1 large carrot
1 tbsp honey
Grate the peeled carrots into fine rasp. Then add the juice of the squeezed orange and puree both with a hand blender. Finally mix the honey into this mush. Now apply the mixture with the fan brush to your cleansed face and let the mask work for 20 minutes. Then take it off again with a cosmetic tissue and rinse the remains off your face with lukewarm water.
Tip: When washing off your face, use alternating cold and warm water to intensify the firming effect.
Face masks against large pores
2 tbsp quark or greek yogurt
1 tsp fresh lemon juice
Mix both ingredients and apply the mask to your face with a fan brush. Leave the mask on for 15 minutes and then rinse with lukewarm water.
The acidity of the lemons narrows the pores, making the skin appear finer and more even.
Fruity face masks with strawberries
5 fresh, medium-sized strawberries
1 tsp cream or yoghurt
2 tsp honey
Squeeze the strawberries in a small bowl with a fork
Then add the honey and cream (for dry skin) or yoghurt (for oily skin), mix well and apply the mask with a fan brush. After 15 minutes, remove the mask with a tissue and rinse the rest with lukewarm water.
The tasty red fruits contain tannins that have an astringent effect, thus the pores contract. Oily skin particularly benefits from this. Flavonoids are also found in strawberries, these plant active ingredients counteract premature skin aging.
Facial masks for impure skin with tomatoes
1 tsp honey
Cut the tomatoes top and bottom crosswise with a small kitchen knife and place them in boiling water for 20 seconds. Scare them off briefly with cold water. Now you can peel off the skin. Puree the tomatoes with a hand blender and mix in the honey. Now apply the mask to your cleansed face with a fan brush and let it work for 10 minutes. Then rinse off the remains with lukewarm water.
The fruit acid of the tomatoes helps to remove dead skin cells and the honey has an antiseptic and wound healing effect. The ingredients complement each other perfectly for the fight against pimples and blackheads.
Masks for the freshness kick occasionally
1 egg white
1 dash of fresh lemon juice
Beat the protein until foamy and add a few drops of lemon juice. Now apply the mask with the fan brush to your cleansed face and let it work for 20 minutes. Then rinse it off your face with lukewarm water. Your skin now feels nice and fresh. The egg pads up small wrinkles and has a generally refreshing effect on the complexion.
This mask is an effect varnish and has no lasting effect. However, it is ideal before an important appointment or when the night was too short.
Note for allergy sufferers:
If you have a food allergy to certain ingredients, first try your mask on a small area of skin, for example on the back of your hand. If there is a reaction, be careful.
For more information: https://www.pinterest.com/womenoverforty/beauty-and-skin/