Natural face masks that really work – giving you healthy looking and renewed skin
I always look for natural cosmetic products, the more natural the better. After all these years working for the beauty industry I have come to learn that we put more than 160 types of chemical ingredients in our bodies every day, did you know that? These chemicals are present in our cosmetics, household products as well as the food that we buy and many times we are not aware of what they are. These chemicals have confusing names and can be preservatives, colorings and other types of ingredients that can confuse our bodies. Generally these chemicals are very bad for our heath. They unbalance our hormones, as our organisms do not recognize what we are putting into them.
For this reason, I am always searching for a better quality of life that includes using more natural products and I would like to share with you what I do as part of my beauty routine to complement my skincare treatments. Besides my cleansing and hydrating routine I enjoy doing homemade facemasks to intensify my skincare treatments.
I listed below some of my favorite masks that work really well on my combination skin and they have saved me from premature aging caused by urban pollution, stress, UV rays, dehydration and so on. Please check these out!
Coconut Oil and Baking Soda
It works as a gentle facial scrub and it hydrates the skin. Let me explain how you make this mask. Mix 1 teaspoon of baking soda with 1 teaspoon of coconut oil, if you prefer you can use olive oil as well, then mix these two ingredients until you get a paste. Apply onto the face making gentle circular movements to get the exfoliation started and let it work for 5 minutes before removing it with lukewarm water, remember not to remove it with soap. If you wish you can do this exfoliation once a week. As I have sensitive skin I do this only once a month and at night as I like to leave some of the oil on my skin while I sleep. In this case, I do not apply any cosmetic products afterwards, as I like to get the best possible results from the oil.
Potato and Lemon Juice
A perfect mask to get your skin looking younger, clearer and glowing. You can start this mask by grating a potato or you can cook it and use its puree. Add lemon juice to your potato and mix it up very well. Apply this mask at night all over the face when it has been already cleaned and let it rest for 15 minutes, removing with lukewarm water. The lemon juice is great to give a clearer complexion, so it is best to always use a SPF next day before sun exposure in order to avoid getting brown spots.
Honey and Cinnamon Powder
In order to prepare this wonderful anti-aging mask, mix the same proportion of honey and cinnamon very well and apply this mask onto the face then leaving for 20 minutes. Rinse it off with lukewarm water and follow with your skincare regimen afterwards.
Fine Oat Flakes and Honey
A wonderful exfoliation masks that hydrates the skin. These both ingredients have hydrating and healing properties and it accelerates the cells renewal process. Mix one tablespoon of fine oat flakes with one tablespoon of honey, mix it well and rinse it with lukewarm water while doing circular movements to remove the mask from the skin. You can apply your favorite face cream afterwards if you wish.
Turmeric, Honey and Yogurt
The proprieties of this rich mask give a clearer skin and an instant glowing effect. To prepare this mask you will need ½ teaspoon of turmeric powder, one spoon of raw honey and ½ teaspoon of plain yogurt. Mix all the ingredients very well and apply onto the face that has been already cleansed, then leave the mask for 20 minutes. Rinse it well with lukewarm water. Try this mask yourself and feel the difference, your skin will thank you!