Facial mask is a kind of skin care product that is considered as one of the easiest way to get healthy and supple skin instantly. A mask covers the skin and allows the ingredients to penetrate into the skin. It draws the impurities from the skin and stays away from dead skin cells. Most masks are left on the skin for 15-20 minutes but some masks that are used to hydrate the skin are left overnight. There are different face masks for different age groups having different types of skin. Homemade facial masks made with natural ingredients are more beneficial and long lasting than the chemical masks available in the market.
Every lady must apply facial over their skin not only to look beautiful but also to stay healthy. Like our body, even out skin requires some maintenance in order to stay healthy. Today people are getting lines and wrinkles over their skin before they are aging. The reason behind it is due to stress. Due to the work pressure, people are very tensed and which has a mark over their face. In order to remove stress mark as well as wrinkles, it becomes important to have some remedy. The facial recipe can be very effective when it is done at home. The natural ingredients are really very effective in making your skin soft, beautiful and glowing.
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Benefits of using a face mask
- Face mask deep cleanses the pores and clear the clogged pores of dead skin cells, excretory products after metabolism and the oily substances.
- Face masks increase hydration by moisturizing and hydrating dehydrated and dry skin. The liquid from the mask penetrates inside the skin and softens it.
- Regular use of face masks will be able to diminish the signs of aging like fine lines, wrinkles, very thin lines and brown spots and provide a softer and smoother skin texture.
- Face masks helps in bringing out sweat gland secretion in order to increase the oxygen content of the skin which helps in giving an even tone and texture to the skin.
- Skin tends to sag and become loose with age. Regular use of facial masks can prevent this problem by increasing the production of collagen and getting rid of radicals. This process will eventually make the skin tighter and firmer.
- The final benefit of facial is that the mind and body relaxes when the mask is applied.
Types of facial masks
- Clay masks help to draw the oil and dirt over the skin. They clay and kaolin content in them have the effect of tightening of skin along with sebum-absorbing effects.
- Cream masks or gel masks are used to moisten and beautify the skin.
- Peel off masks is cool and freshness feel masks.
Effective homemade facial recipes
Papaya is one of the fruit which is readily available at home in your vegetable basket. Some people may not even realize how effective it is for their skin. For making this recipe,
The ingredients required are:
- Blended papaya (3 tablespoon)
- Honey ( 1 tablespoon)
- Oatmeal (1/3rd cup)
Take all the ingredients as mentioned in a container and mix it well. Make it a paste by using a spoon or hand and make it thick in appearance. Now, apply the mask over your face in such a way that it covers all parts of the face. Leave the face mask for a period of 10 minutes and then rinse off. Use warm water to rinse the mask from the face exclusively.
Lemon and oatmeal mask
The lemon juice is really effective in cleansing the skin of an individual. You can now make a wonderful mask with the oatmeal as well as lemon to get a clear face and fresh skin. Since lemon juice has natural astringent properties, it will b a wonderful ingredients for oily skin. It also has anti inflammatory properties is really effective in deep cleaning of skin.
- Lemon juice
It will be really great if you can use a coffee grinder or normal grinder to make a paste out of the ingredients mentioned in the list. You need to fresh lemon juice of 1 teaspoon, one teaspoon of oat and two tablespoon of honey and mix it really well. If possible use a grinder. If you feel the paste is too thick, use a spoon of honey more to get a desired consistency.
Once the mask it ready, apply it over your face after cleaning your face and with clean finger. You need to keep the mask for a period of 15 minutes and then wash away with the lukewarm water. Then wipe it over with the help of a wet washcloth and then apply a mild moisturizer.
Honey and nutmeg
Since the combination of honey and nutmeg has natural anti inflammatory properties, you can get a wonderful benefit by reducing redness as well as irritation in your skin. Swelling will also be reduced.
- Honey ( 2 tablespoon)
- Cinnamon ( 1 spoon)
- Nutmeg ( 1 teaspoon)
Mix all these ingredients really well in a container and get the consistency quite thick. You can also mix few drops of water if it is thick. Now apply it over your face and keep it for 30 minutes. Remove it with lukewarm water.
Facials for all skin types
Clean your face by washing in cold water. After cutting a slice of ripe papaya, remove the seeds and pulp. Rub the inside of the papaya peel on your cleansed face by focusing on lines around the mouth and eyes, crow’s feet, thinning temples, neck and hands. Let it dry for 15 to 20 minutes, before rinsing off with tepid water. This mask can be done twice a week for better result. The enzymes in papaya help to exfoliate, repair sun damage, and diminish age spots. Your skin will look brighter, with more smooth effect.
Prepare thick paste of oatmeal, using less water than called for. Mix 1 teaspoon honey and 1 teaspoon olive oil. Next, add the honey and olive oil mixture to the cooked oatmeal. Use it as a scrub, gently rub it on your skin, and care must be taken to avoid the eye area. Let it dry before rinsing off with warm water. This mask can be done twice weekly.
For clean skin, mix 1 tablespoon plain Greek yogurt with 2 teaspoon olive oil and 1/2 teaspoon lemon oil, which is an essential oil that are available from the food stores. The mixture should be in a runny paste form but not easily poured out. Apply it to the skin and then immediately wipe it off with a washcloth which was soaked in tepid water. Do it daily for good result.
Facials for oily and blemish-prone Skin types
Lift and tighten
Clean your face and neck first. Now mix 2 tablespoon plain yogurt with 1 Tablespoon fresh lemon juice, the juice of one lemon. Apply it your skin gently. Remain it there for 20 to 30 minutes. After sometime you may start to feel like the mask got tighten on your face and neck, which creates a lifting and firming effect. Leave it on for 1 hour, if you need more face-lifting effects. After 1 hour you can rinse your face with tepid water followed by a cool rinse. This mask can be applied two to three times a week or whenever you feel like you need a face lift. This instant face-lifting mask helps you to fade age-spots, acne scars.
Brew a cup of chamomile or green tea and allow it to cool. Then take two clean, round makeup sponges and soak them in the tea and squeeze out any excess liquid. Keep one on each of your eyes for 15 minutes.
You can do this daily to de-puff, relax, refresh and energize your skin. It gives more cooling than the traditional cucumber slices.
Facials for dry skin
Mix 2 tablespoon honey, which is a humectant and natural antibiotic that heals and moisturizes the skin, with 1 tablespoon apple cider vinegar or lemon juice, which helps to moisturize and balance the pH of the skin. Clean your face and apply the mixture on your face and leave it on for 20 minutes. Now rinse with tepid water followed by a cool rinse. This can be done thrice in a week for good result.
Oatmeal and fennel to helps in moisturizing dry skin. Prepare 1 tablespoon ground oatmeal. make a tea by adding 1 tablespoon fennel seeds to 1/2 cup boiling water. Allow the seeds to steep for 10 minutes and then let it cool down to room temperature. Now combine 1Tablespoon of the fennel tea with 1 Tablespoon ground oatmeal and 1 Tablespoon honey. Clean your face and apply the mixture and leave on for 20 minutes. Now rinse with tepid water followed by a cool rinse. This mask can be done twice weekly for moisturized skin.
Mix 2 Tablespoon sour cream with 2 tablespoon honey and 1 tablespoon apple cider vinegar or lemon juice. Clean your face and apply. Leave it on for 20 minutes. Rinse with tepid water followed by a cool rinse and apply this mask can be done twice a week for brighten and moisturized skin.
Homemade facial mask
Homemade facial masks are safe, effective and long lasting without any side effects. The most common ingredients used for making homemade facial masks include
- Cucumbers – this can be used to make a mask on its own or by blending it with other ingredients. The mask has a cooling, soothing and healing effect on the skin of the face.
- Avocado is a good choice for dry and sensitive skin because it is rich in vitamins D, A, B2, and E
- Honey is a popular ingredient used in many facial masks to hydrate tone and tighten the skin.
- Eggs are also commonly used in making most facial masks. Egg whites tighten and give an even texture to the skin.
- Yogurt can be used on its own or used with other ingredients to make the skin soft with an exclusive suppleness. The lactic acid in curd helps to exfoliate the skin
- Potatoes are good for oily skin. It is a perfect skin whitener and it also helps to reduce the puffiness under the eyes.
- Herbs – Different herbs and teas such as chamomile can be used as ingredients to prepare face masks and compresses.
- Fruits like oranges, papaya, watermelon, mangoes, different berries and banana make excellent facial pack for most types of skin.
Sample: Homemade skin care recipes
Normal skin mask
Normal skin mask any type of homemade facial mask can be used on normal skin. Here is a sample of aspirin mask. Soak a few tablets of aspirin in water till it dissolves completely. Apply this solution all over the face and leave it for 15 minutes before washing it off.
Dry skin mask
Dry skin mask Dry skin becomes delicate and needs extra skin care. Prepare a mask by mixing yogurt, banana, egg yolk, olive oil and honey in a bowl. Apply the pack on the face and neck and leave the pack for15 minutes. Massage the face well before washing the pack off.
Oily skin mask
Oily skin mask must have the power to draw out the impurities from the skin and open the clogged pores which result in frequent breakouts and pimples. This mask is prepared specially for oily skin. Mix a spoon of each of these ingredients pineapple juice, cornstarch, cucumber puree, egg white, and milk and lemon juice and apply it on your dry face and leave it for 15 minutes. Rinse with cold water and apply moisturizer.
Yogurt and oatmeal
The ingredients that are available at home will be fine to make your beautiful all the time. You only need to know about the right products that are suitable for your face and can fulfill your purpose. To go ahead with this facial recipe you would require the yogurt – 1 tsp, oatmeal- 1 tsp, honey- 1 spoon. You need to combine all the ingredients really well in a container and apply it over your face. Use your fingertips to rub it against the face. Then keep for 10 minutes and remove it.
Cocoa with coffee mask
The coffee powder with which you consume black coffee or delicious milk coffee everyday in the morning to stay fresh can also be a wonderful ingredient to make a facial mask. The cocoa powders are generally used to make cakes as well as sweet dishes. Now, both of them can be combined to make a mask. You need to take 4 spoon of finely ground coffee as well as cocoa powder in a bowl and add milk to make it dissolved. Apply it over your face and keep for some time. Remove it with the help of cold water.
Pumpkin face mask
Very few people must have heard about this face mask. But, in reality it is very effective and makes you look beautiful. You need to take small portion of pumpkin, peel it and make a pulp out of it. Also 2 eggs are needed. Another ingredient required is almond milk. Now take a container and add 2 teaspoon of pumpkin pulp, 2 eggs in raw form, almond milk – 2 teaspoon. Now mix all of them together and apply over your face. Keep this for 20 minutes and use lukewarm water to remove. You can get fresh and beautiful face.
Green clay face mask
You will be happy to realize that even the green clay will be a wonderful ingredient to make your beautiful. For this mask, you need to take a bowl and add 1 tsp of green clay powder, palm rose essential oil – 3 drops, apricot kernel oil- 2 tsp. Mix all of these ingredients and apply over your face to make a mask. You need to keep it for 10 minutes. There after you have to use a warm face cloth. This will remove acne and pimples easily from your face. Try this and get a wonderful experience of your beautiful face.