The face is usually the first thing people will look at every time we talk, which is why it is very important to have flawless and healthy looking skin. But for most people, this is not the case. Different skin issues such as blemishes, wrinkles, age spots, acne and dark spots can negatively affect your confidence when interacting with people.
A visit to a dermatologist will surely cost a lot of money. Creams and topical ointments that swear to treat these skin issues may work, but with the high risk of developing skin allergies due to their chemical content. Fortunately, there is another option to achieve that flawless look without breaking the bank and exposing your sensitive skin to harmful ingredients – face mask made from all natural ingredients.
Aside from being cheap, readily available, and harmless, natural ingredients provide antibacterial, anti-inflammatory and anti-viral properties that will promote healthier and flawless looking skin. Below are some of the most effective masks made from natural ingredients that you can do from the comfort of your home.
Avocado and Honey Mask
If you are suffering from chronic dry skin, this mask is your best bet. Avocado is rich with moisturizing properties that bring back the skin’s normal ph balance. In addition, avocado effectively hydrates tired and dull looking skin. Lastly, avocado is loaded with antibacterial properties that are perfect for fighting various skin issues such as acne.
Honey is the best natural ingredient for fighting inflamed skin due to irritation. Furthermore, honey has been proven to protect the skin from various conditions such as acne and wrinkles.
Slice a large avocado into two. Remove the seed and spoon out the content. Put in a bowl and mash until it becomes creamy. You can also blend the avocado until it achieves a liquid consistency. Add 1 to 2 teaspoons of natural raw honey and mix thoroughly. You can freeze the mixture for about 10 to 15 minutes to get a cooling effect when used.
Apply to the entire face and leave for about 15 to 20 minutes. Wash off using running water. If your skin feels dry, use a mild moisturizer. Repeat twice or thrice a week until you achieve a flawless face. You can also use every time your face feels tired and dry.
Oatmeal and Honey Mask
Aside from being a healthy breakfast food, oatmeal is a highly sought natural beauty ingredient. Oatmeal is rich with anti-inflammatory and antibacterial properties that are perfect for preventing skin issues such as acne and eczema. Even though very potent, oatmeal is suitable for everyday use.
For oily skin, using oatmeal mask will minimize oil secretion that can lead to various skin conditions. To prepare as an instant mask, mix 1 to 2 cups of freshly rolled oatmeal with 1 to 2 cups of the hot waterer. Mix thoroughly as the heat of the water cooks the oatmeal. Let the mixture cold down for a few minutes before using. You can put in the freezer for 5 minutes to get the cooling effect.
Apply to the entire face and leave for 15 to 20 minutes. Remove using running water. Repeat as often as needed until targeted smoothness and flawlessness are achieved.
When talking about fruits that naturally make the skin healthy, papaya is always considered. Papaya contains powerful enzymes that promote the production of new skin cells to get smoother and fairer skin. Furthermore, papayas are considered as one the best natural sources of antioxidants that protect the skin from free radicals. Papayas is also a common ingredient in most beauty products such as soaps and lotions due to the fact that it is one of the most effective fruits in achieving whiter skin.
Peel a large ripe papaya and slice into small pieces. Mash unit you get a creamy texture. Apply directly to the face and leave for 15 to 20 minutes. You can also blend the sliced papayas until you get a puree or liquid texture. Dip a cotton ball and apply all over the face. Leave for 10 to 15 minutes or until the papaya essence dries out. Remove using running water. Apply a mild moisturizer if needed.
You can also use raw green papaya, which is considered to give more whitening effect. Cut a large green papaya into small pieces and blend until you get a creamy or liquid texture. Add a cup of oatmeal and 1 teaspoon if honey. Mix well and apply to the entire face. Leave for 20 to 30 minutes before removing with running water. Repeat at least twice a week or until your facial skin becomes white and flawless.
Aside from providing instant energy, coffee is also a popular drink due to its many health benefits. But did you know that coffee is also a potent ingredient in having healthy and flawless skin? In fact, coffee is an effective treatment for different skin issues such as acne and swelling. In addition, coffee is loaded with antibacterial properties that protect the skin from various types of skin infections. Lastly, coffee has also been proven to slow down and reduce signs of aging in the skin such as acne and dark spots.
Mix two teaspoons of freshly ground coffee with 2 teaspoons of natural raw honey. Mix well and apply to the entire face. Leave for 20 minutes before rinsing off with running water. Expect some tingling sensation as the coffee penetrates the skin pores. If itchiness and mild pain are felt, immediately remove using running water. Apply a mild moisturizer if skin feels dry.
You can also add 3 teaspoons of yogurt and a splash of milk to get more antibacterial and anti-inflammatory powers especially when your facial skin is suffering from chronic dryness and swelling.
Lemon and Strawberry Mask
Lemon is another natural ingredient that is considered a holy grail with regards to skin health. Lemon is loaded with powerful acids that promote the healing of acne and other skin issues. In addition, these acids speed up the lightening of blemishes caused by acne. Lastly, lemon is a common ingredient in many beauty products due to its ability to instantly make skin pores tighter and smaller.
Similar with lemon, strawberry is another effective natural ingredient to get smoother and fairer facial skin. Strawberry is packed with salicylic acid, a very potent substance that helps kill bacteria and germs that cause acne and other skin infections.
Squeeze out the juice of 1 large lemon and mix with a few pieces of ripe strawberry. Mash until you get a creamy texture. Apply directly to the face and leave for 20 minutes. Remove using running water and apply a mild moisturizer if needed.
To get more consistency, add a cup of oatmeal to the mixture. You can also add a teaspoon of honey and a cup of yogurt. Mix well until all the ingredients are infused together. Apply directly to the face and leave for 15 minutes. Remove using running water. Repeat these steps 2 to 3 times a week to get flawless and whiter facial skin.
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