Simple Ingredients for
Homemade Face Mask
Luxurious in their feel while they moisturize, homemade face mask can be made using many ingredients that you probably have on hand. Vegetables, fruits and dairy products add zest and moisturizers to any facial mask base that may contain oil, salt, baking soda or a combination of all three.
There are facial mask recipes for all skin types. Many "one-size-fits-all" homemade face mask can be used on all types of skin. Additionally, special homemade facial masks that include cleansing clays, essential oils or fresh fruit or dairy products provide you with a wide range of choices.
- Oily skin masks usually contain citrus juice or pulp to help control excess oil.
- Dry or damaged skin needs the healing properties of olive, avocado or papaya oils that nourish, heal and moisturize skin that has been sun, wind or chemically damaged.
- Skin conditions including eczema, psoriasis and rosacea generally require specialty facial mask recipes with healing herbs like calendula and chamomile and light oils such as jojoba.
Fruits and Vegetables
You can use many fruits and vegetables without any additional ingredients to create soothing, nourishing, moisturizing facial masks.
- Apples and cucumbers - you can peel, core and pulverize the fruits in a blender and apply it to the face without any additional ingredients. You can use both as a cleanser especially if you have damaged skin or a skin condition.
- Papaya, avocado and grapes with seeds are also great base ingredients for facial masks especially when combined with olive oil and egg whites.
- Beets, carrots and tomatoes are also good to use combined with finely ground sea salt and baking soda that help rejuvenate the skin.
Yogurt is a great food for your body and your skin. Yogurt is easy to use as the base for many types of homemade face mask recipes, including fruit and vegetable masks. Using yogurt instead of oil may be beneficial especially for those with naturally oily skin or acne. However, remember you should make these types of facial masks fresh and not try to store them.
You can add heavy cream, goat's milk and dried milk to many facial mask recipes including those that use natural nut, seed and vegetable oils, sea salt, clay and baking soda. You can add dried milk to other dry ingredients to create a base mask formula that can be combined with oil, fruits or vegetables as needed and is a way to provide easy to mix facial masks.
Exfoliating Facial Masks
Elasticity and specialty skin care products like collagen enriched serums will not perform well when the pores are clogged. Sugar, cornmeal, old coffee grounds, sea salt and nuts, finely ground, are a few of the natural exfoliating, scrubbing ingredients that can be added to natural facial masks.
Treating yourself to one of the natural, healthy homemade face mask will be like having a spa in your kitchen. The benefits of fresh ingredients will show on your smooth and silky skin.
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