Face masks are the ideal solution for cleaning our skin properly from the bottom of it to the surface. Our skin is exposed to hundreds of factors everyday. This is one of the reasons makeup artists suggest people to always have a BB cream or an easy foundation on our skin just to protect it from the UV light and also from germs and bacterias. The ideal choice to make is to have a daily routine with a complete facial massage and a set of products that will make your face glow.
Moreover, face masks for skin will clean your face from the deepest impurities and make it easier to refresh before applying the night cream. Let’s get straight into details and see how we can clean our face properly using face masks.
5 Face masks you can do yourself home
1. Face mask with rice or chickpea flour
Stylish face masks with rice flour or chickpea flour may have the effect of a brighter, more refreshed complexion, as well as minimal UV protection. Also, these face masks containing flour are rather recommended for people with oilier skin, for a skin exfoliation and a softening effect, but it is not excluded for those with drier skin either.
For an antioxidant skin lightening mask, mix about half a cup of green tea with two tablespoons of rice flour (which you can get by blending rice in a blender) or chickpea flour and a teaspoon of lemon juice.
Another recipe is obtained from a tablespoon of rice or chickpea flour mixed with half a teaspoon of olive oil, enough to obtain a thicker paste, which you apply for a maximum of 5-10 minutes.
2. Face mask with honey and carob powder
Carob or carob powder is not a good substitute for cocoa powder only in cookies and does not only have beneficial effects on the skin if ingested, it can just as easily be integrated into face masks. Carob mainly has anti-wrinkle effects on the skin, but studies show that it may also support skin regeneration.
For a simple mask, mix well one teaspoon of carob with one teaspoon of honey and two teaspoons of milk or a plant-based alternative. You should get a fairly thick paste, but you can add more carob powder if it’s too runny. Leave the mask on the skin for 15-30 minutes and then remove it.
3. Anti-wrinkle face mask with avocado and flax seeds
Another mask that could prevent the appearance of wrinkles and encourage their reduction is the one with avocado and flax. The flax seeds in the mask contain antioxidants and, in addition to the anti-wrinkle effect, help the skin to remain soft and firm, with a mild exfoliating effect. And avocado can help moisturize the skin.
All you have to do is blend an avocado with two teaspoons of flax seeds and one of honey in a blender, until you get a homogeneous paste. You can leave the mask on for about 15 minutes.
4. Face mask with aloe vera and cucumber
Aloe vera and cucumber face masks are a skin care classic, but homemade face masks have natural ingredients with no other additives or added fragrances. With the right ingredients, such a mask can have a cooling effect that soothes the skin, especially in the warm months when sun exposure is higher and we lose more water from the body through sweat.
Both cucumber and aloe vera contain antioxidants that fight free radicals and improve collagen production and skin elasticity. In this way, a cucumber and aloe vera face mask can help you maintain a youthful-looking complexion for longer.
For this face mask, mix one or two suitable cucumbers in a blender until you get a homogeneous paste. Mix this cucumber paste with aloe vera pulp or gel (you can find such aloe vera gel without any other ingredients added). Then apply the resulting mixture in an appropriate layer and leave the mask on the face for 10-20 minutes or until it dries.
For a slightly more complex version, add two tablespoons of yogurt and a few drops of lemon juice over the cucumber paste and aloe vera pulp.
5. Face mask with coconut oil and avocado
Studies so far show that the antioxidants in coconut oil may help slow the appearance of wrinkles and the aging process of the skin. Coconut oil is naturally antibacterial and antifungal, helping to deeply cleanse the skin without irritating it. Coconut oil is also a wonderful moisturizing agent, penetrating deeper into the skin – perfect for mature skin. To ensure you get the full benefits of coconut oil, make sure you cleanse your face well after applying the face mask to avoid clogging your pores.
You can make a face mask that’s gentle on the skin and smells great by mixing four teaspoons of coconut oil, a small mashed avocado, and optionally a teaspoon or two of nutmeg.
Another coconut oil mask idea for mature skin is: one teaspoon of organic coconut oil with two teaspoons of honey and one tablespoon of green tea. It is recommended to leave this mask on for about 10 minutes.