How To Prepare The Best Masks For Your Face

Exfoliating Face Masks For Oily or Comination Skin
Exfoliating face mask with honey for oily skin We offer you two wonderful recipes for exfoliating face masks that are ideal for those with oily or combination skin.

You will need the following ingredients:

  • 1 tbsp. powdered milk
  • 1 tbsp. acacia honey
  • 4 tbsp. fresh lemon juice

How to prepare it:
First mix the powdered milk and the honey (you can warm it up in a microwave). Mix the ingredients well and then add the fresh lemon juice. Mix all the ingredients well until you reach the desired texture. Apply the mask generously onto a cleansed face and neck. Leave the mask on for approximately 15 minutes. Rinse your face with lukewarm water thoroughly. Apply a moisturizer (or face cream) to nourish and moisturize your skin.
This mask will remove the dead skin cells, it will cleanse your skin deeply. The powdered milk will brighten up your skin and will shrink any large pores. Do this exfoliating mask once or twice a week to keep the skin clear and healthy-looking.

Exfoliating face mask with clay for oily and combination skin

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You will need the following ingredients:

  • 1 tbsp. acacia honey
  • 1 tbsp. clay
  • 2 tbsp. water
  • 4 tbsp. fresh lemon juice

How to prepare it:

First mix the honey with the water. Mix the ingredients well and then add the clay and the lemon juice. Stir carefully until you get the right texture.

Apply the mixture to your face with soft, circular motions avoiding the eye area. Leave the mask on for face to dry for a few minutes (it usually takes about 10 minutes) and then rinse your face thoroughly with lukewarm water. Apply your usual moisturizer. The mask is ideal for oily skin with excessive oil production. The clay will absorb the excess amount of oil, it will shrink any large pores and will cleanse your skin deeply.

Facial mask with glycerin for dry skin
Ingredients:
1 tablespoons glycerin, 1 tablespoons Ammonia water (and it is purchased by the pharmacy), 1 tablespoons honey, half a cup of cold water overdone.

Mix the ingredients and use it instead of lotion every night. If your skin is prone to flaking, add a few drops of vitamin A. Keep the mixture in the refrigerator until it is over. You can apply the lotion everyday even if your skin is sensitive.

Facial mask with glycerin for oily skin

Ingredients:
100 g fuller’s earth, 3 tablespoons cold water, 1 tablespoons glycerin and a few drops alcohol.

Mix the ingredients and stir well. Apply on face and leave it for approximately 20 minutes. Remove the mask by using a cotton pad or cloth and rinse with cold water.

Facial mask with glycerin for combination skin

Grate one lemon, add 100 grams of vodka. Add one cup of sour cream, 1 tablespoons glycerin. Stir gently. Apply the mixture to dry skin, wait 15-20 minutes and then remove the mask using a wet cotton cloth.

Antioxidants
The antioxidants freshen your skin and make it more youthful. They help protect your skin from the sun damage and play crucial role in keeping skin healthy. Antioxidants are vitamin A, C, E, B complex and minerals such as magnesium, zinc. You can find antioxidants in blueberries, raisins, carrots, strawberries, nuts, apricots, spinach, and tomatoes.

Iron
The iron helps your organism produce hemoglobin. The iron deficiency in your organism may cause anemia and on your skin yellowish spots may appear. You can find iron in meat, fish, eggs, spinach.

Vitamin A
Vitamin A produces new skin cells that keep your skin soft and elastic. If your body doesn’t have enough Vitamin A your skin will appear dull and loosen. Sources of vitamin A are milk, oil, margarine, eggs, liver and fish.

Vitamin C
Vitamin C is essential for the production of collagen. The collagen is the one that helps you stop the formation of fine lines and wrinkles. Vitamin C combats the effects of free radicals in your body and on your skin, reduces the look of wrinkles and improves your skin’s quality. You can find vitamin C in citrus fruits, carrots,tomatoes, potatoes, kiwi, oranges, and strawberries.

Vitamin E
Vitamin E keeps the moisture in your skin and is responsible for the elasticity of your skin. It prevents cell damage from free radicals and protects the skin barrier’s oil balance during the cleansing process. Sources of vitamin E are olive oil, nuts, oat flakes, and avocados.

Fatty acids
Omega 3 and Omega 6 are your best friends with the battle against prematurely aging. They regulate cholesterol transport and metabolism, maintain the impermeability barrier of the skin, maintain resilience and lubrication to your skin and hair. You can find them in meat, fish, nuts, olive oil, soya.

Honey
Years ago honey was commonly used as substitute for sugar or a flavor enhancer but during the past 10 years it has become a main ingredient in one of the best skincare products and makeup products. Nowadays honey is widely used as medicine to treat allergies, anemia, fatigue and exhaustion, poor digestion etc. Due to its properties today honey is one of the main ingredients in many moisturizing and nourishing body lotions and makeup products.

Honey contains glucose, fructose, minerals – magnesium, potassium, calcium, sodium chlorine, sulphur, iron, copper, zinc, vitamins B1, B2, B5, B3.
Natural honey is very beneficial to the skin as it has the ability to attract water and to nourish the skin deeply. During the last years many of the biggest cosmetic and skincare companies began to use natural honey in many body lotions, facial moisturizers, anti-aging creams and serums, facial masks, cleansers, shower gels due to its ability to retain and attract moisture. Many women prefer to use honey and another natural ingredient for home-facials as it rejuvenates the skin and nourish the skin deeply. Honey is also a natural antiseptic as it contains many antimicrobial agents that kill bacteria immediately.

the benefits of honey to the skin:

  • Honey is safe for very sensitive or irritated skin
  • eliminates wrinkles and fine lines
  • rejuvenates the skin
  • Nourish the skin deeply and prevents infections
  • Pure honey doesn’t irritate the skin or cause allergies
  • helps attract and retain moisture and prevents skin dehydration
  • leaves skin smooth and supple
  • brightens dull skin and prevents skin discolorations
  • acts as a real antioxidant and fights free radicals
  • treats and prevents pimples, skin discolorations and fights acne
  • is beneficial to treating wounds, sores and burs
  • restores damaged skin
  • leaves skin soft, soothe and younger-looking
  • helps renew skin cells
  • treats acne, eczema and other skin conditions as it contains amino acids and enzymes
  • fights against skin damage and aging due to its antioxidant properties

The fruit masks – the best way to achieve amazing skin and body /strong>
Unfortunately, the products that we use to cleanse, nourish and beautify our faces, bodies and hair are not as safe as we once assumed. That’s why we have to turn again to the natural substances like herbs, some vegetables and fruits, oils, nuts etc. to maintain our good health and good-looking. Before applying the mask, the skin has to be clean and free of all traces of makeup, oils or creams. Most of the cleaning masks have to be applied thinly over the skin; you should feel comfortable and warm.

Lemon contains amounts of different chemicals and is thought to have some health benefits. The lemons also contain significant amounts of citric acid and that’s why they have a low pH and a sour taste. They also contain Vitamin C which is essential to human health and beauty. Lemon has been touted in alternative medicine as a tonic for the digestive system, immune system and the skin. The lemon acid tightens up the enlarged and clogged pores, cleanse the oily and unclean skin.

Lemon mask for every skin type
Mix lemon juice, honey and cold milk and stir well. Apply on the face and leave it on for about 30 minutes. Rinse well with lukewarm water and apply moisturizing cream. The lemon mask refreshes the skin and lightens the skin color.

Lemon mask for tired, aging skin
You will need one yolk of egg, 1 Tbs fresh lemon juice and olive oil. Squeeze the juice from the lemon in a blender and add the other ingredients. Mix them well and apply the mixture onto the face. Leave it on for about 15 minutes and rinse with cold water. The mask is recommended for blemished aging skin. It smooth and calm the skin.

Lemon mask for oily skin with enlarged pores and wrinkles
You will need fresh lemon juice, white of eggs, 2 Tbs flour. Beat the eggs whites stiff and then put the flour and the lemon juice and mix well. Apply to the entire face and the neck. Leave it on for 20 minutes and rinse well. Apply a moisturizing cream at the end. The mask will make your complexion clear and will tighten up the pores.

Lemon for stronger nails
Mix 3 Tbs of lemon juice, 1 Tbs liquid soap and liter mineral water. Soak your hands in the mixture. Soak for about 10 minutes. The lemon juice will straighten the nails and the soap will soften the skin.

Kiwi fruits contain huge amounts of acids and vitamins and are the richest fruit in Vitamin C. Its potassium content by weight is slightly less than that of a banana. It also contains vitamins A and vitamin E which are essential for a healthy body. The kiwi juice tightens up the enlarged pores, remove the sheen of the oily skin, cleanse the dark spots and the impurities and also peel the freckles.

A Kiwi mask for dry, worn and ill-nourished skin
You will need 1 Tbs kiwi juice, 1 Tbs olive oil and 1 yolk of egg. Mix the ingredients and apply on the face. Leave it on for about 15 minutes. Remove the mask using a sponge. The kiwi juice will stimulate the blood circulation and the mask will smooth, nourish and calm the skin.

Tangerines are a good source of vitamin C, folate and beta-carotene. They also contain some potassium, magnesium and vitamins B1, B2 & B which nourish and rejuvenate every skin type.

Tangerine juice for rejuvenation of the skin
After you have cleansed and dry your face, you can rub in a tangerine juice all over the face. Leave the juice till it becomes dry and rinse with cold water. Apply a moisturizer.

Tangerine mask for dry skin
Mix the tangerine juice together with yolk of egg. Apply on the skin and leave it on for about 30 minutes. Rinse with cold water. The mask cleanse the skip deep and the skin becomes soft and with clear complexion.

Tangerine mask for oily skin with enlarged pores
Beat the eggs whites until they become stiff, add 2 Tbs tangerine juice and mix well. Leave on for about 20 minutes and rinse with cold water. The mask is recommended for deep cleansing of the pores and helps remove the outer dead skin cells from the face.

The grapefruit is an excellent fruit as for losing weight as wells as for embellishment. It contains fructose, acids, minerals and many vitamins as vitamin A, C, D.

Grapefruit juice for unclean skin with dark spots
Squeeze the juice from a grapefruit and rub on the juice all over the face. Leave it on till it becomes dry. Wipe it off with rosewater or cleaning milk.

Grapefruit mask for tired skin with enlarged pores
Mix the grapefruit juice and mineral water. Pour the mixture in a bottle. Spread it on the face both in the morning and in the evening. Leave it on till it becomes dry and rinse with hot water.

Grapefruit mask that protects from wrinkles and flabby skin
You will need 1 Tbs grapefruit juice, yogurt, 1 Tbs juice of carrot and ground rice. Mix the ingredients and apply the mixture onto the face, the neck, the neckline and the bust. Leave it to function 40/50 minutes and rinse with lukewarm water. The mask stimulates the circulation, tightens the skin and diminishes the cellulite.

Oranges contain essential oil, vitamin A, B, C, D and PP. The orange juice stimulates the cellular metabolism and renovates the skin. The orange juice tightens up the enlarged and clogged pores, feed up the skin and protects it from wrinkles and fine lines.

Orange mask against wrinkles, oily skin with enlarged and clogged pores
Mix two level teaspoons of orange juice, carrot juice, yogurt and ground rice. Leave on for about 30 minutes and rinse well.

Orange mask for every skin types
Rub in the skin with fresh orange juice 2/3 times a day, leave it on the face till it becomes dry and rinse well with hot water. The orange juice is nourishing and has been known to be beneficial in helping to dry oils and clear the complexion.

Coffee exfoliation

You will need 2 tbs of fine coffee grounds and 1 tbs milk. Mix the ingredients well and apply to the whole body, including the face. Massage for about 5 minutes and rinse with lukewarm water. The coffee grounds will gently firm and tone your skin. The exfoliation removes the dead skin cells, leaving your skin smooth and silky.

Anti-aging mask of banana

You will need 1 small banana, 2 tbsp oat flour. Mash the banana, add the oat flour and 1 tbs water/or rose water/. Stir to mix well. Apply the mask to the face and neck and leave it to dry for about 20 minutes. Remove the mask using cotton pads and rinse with lukewarm water. The mask will leave your skin clean and smooth.

Tightening face mask

You will need: 1 white of egg, 1 tbs honey, 1tbsp flour. Mix the ingredients well and apply to the face using a cotton pad. Avoid the eyes area. Leave the mask to dry for about 15 minutes. Remove the mask with cold water and apply moisturizer. The mask will clean the clogged pores and will tighten them, leaving the skin fresh and tight.

Nourishing face mask

You will need: 1 yolk of egg, 1tbs honey, 1 tbs face cream / almond oil/, 1 tbs milk. Mix the ingredients well and apply to wet face. Leave the mask until it get dry/ usually 25 minutes/. Remove the mask with water and apply moisturizer.

The masks shouldn’t be applied if:

  1. the skin infection is present
  2. the skin is sunburned
  3. if there are cuts, bites or small wounds
  4. if your skin is hypersensitive

Mask of squeezed yogurt and triturated aspirin

Squeeze 1 cup yogurt and triturate 2 tablets aspirin. Mix well and apply to the face and neck for about 15 minutes. The mask whitens and peels the skin, tightens the enlarged pores and has anti-bacterial effect.

Mask of mashed tomatoes and flour
You will need 2 tomatoes and 4 tbsp flour. Mix the ingredients well and apply to the skin for 5 minutes. The mask tightens the pores, removes the redness of the skin. If you do it twice a week you can reduce the number of red marks on the skin.

Nourishing mask with honey
Apply honey to the whole face with circular motions until it becomes thick. Leave it for 10 minutes and rinse well with lukewarm water. The honey nourishes and hydrates the skin, leaving it soft and glowing.

Infusion of basil, chamomile and dill
It will remove the swelling under the eyes. Boil 1tbs basil, 2 tbsp chamomile , 1 tbsp dill with one cup water. Wait for 5 minutes until it cools, strain and apply to the eyes using tampons. Lie on a bad and relax.

Mask of grated war potato and milk
Grate one potato, add 2 tbsp flour and 2 tbsp milk. Apply the mixture to the face and neck and leave it for about 15 minutes. The mask will whiten the dark spots on the face; it’ll remove the bags under the eyes and soften the skin.

Mask for oily skin of rye-bread
Soak a slice of rye-bread in hot water, then apply it to the face and after 10 minutes rinse your face first with hot water and then with lukewarm water. The mask of rye-bread will cleanse the blackheads, especially on the nose and forehead and shrink the pores.

Hot oily facial mask
You will need: 30g. vegetable oil, olive oil or almond oil. Warm up the ingredients and apply the mixture to a cotton pad or a cloth. Apply to the face and neck, avoiding the eye area. Cover your face with a towel and relax for 15 minutes. Rinse your face with water and apply moisturizer or a softening face cream.

Honey facial mask
You will need: 75g. acacia honey, 2 tbsp almond oil, one yolk egg, rosewater. Mix the ingredients well and add 3 tbsp rosewater. Stir until the mixture gets thick and apply generously to the face. Leave it on for about 15 minutes and then remove the mask.

Yogurt facial mask
You will need: 3 tbsp honey, 2 tbsp tomato juice, 3 tbsp yogurt, 1 tbsp flour. Mix the ingredients until well blended and apply generously to the whole face using a cotton pad. Leave it on for 20 minutes and rinse it off.

Egg facial mask
Beat one yolk egg and gently rub it on to your skin. After 15 minutes remove it with a sponge and rinse the face with lukewarm water.

Facial mask of linseed flour
Add 5 tbsp linseed flour to 200g. milk and stir till it gets thick. Then add 1 tbsp olive oil. Apply liberally to the face and neck and leave it on till it dries. Rinse your face with warm water and apply moisturizer. The mask is appropriate for dry and faded skin.

Egg facial mask for open pores
Beat one egg white and using a cotton pad apply generously to the whole face. When it dries, apply a second layer and after 30 minutes remove the mask and apply a hydrating cream.

Herbal facial mask
You will need: 25g. lavender, 15g. chamomile, 10g. rosemary.

Boil a pan and add all the ingredients. After 20 minutes remove the pan from the oven and apply the mixture to the face while it is still warm. Cover your face with a towel and relax for about 10 minutes. Rinse your face with lukewarm water and apply a thick layer of nourishing face cream.

Clay facial mask
You will need: 25g. clay and 4 tbsp rosewater. Mix the ingredients until well blended and spread the mask on your face. Leave it on for about 15 minutes and then remove the mask with a sponge. It is essential to apply face cream straight after the clay mask because sometimes it may seriously dry your skin.

Flour facial mask
You will need: 3 tbsp flour, fresh lemon juice and a tomato. Add a few drops of fresh lemon juice and 2 tbsp tomato juice to the flour and blend well. Spread the mask over your face and remove it after 30 minutes. The mask is appropriate for oily skin with blackheads.

Garlic Mask
Mash the garlic and apply it on the entire face. Leave it on for about 15 minutes and rinse the area with lukewarm water. Garlic contains antibiotic ingredients that are known to heal pimples and to shrink the enlarged pores.

Cinnamon and lemon mask
Mix the cinnamon with 1 tbsp fresh lemon juice. Apply it on the pimple and leave it to dry / it usually takes not more than 5 minutes/. Cleanse the area with water and apply hydrating face cream.

Mask of grated potato
Apply grated potato on the affected area and leave it on for 25 minutes. The potato will dry out the pimples, it is also effective on whiteheads and blackheads.

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