Wondering if face masks can help you get younger-looking skin? The answer is yes. You can even make some on your own without spending a fortune.
Today, we will discuss the 6 Do-It-Yourself face masks for younger-looking skin.
You won’t need to look for ingredients as all of them should be right in your kitchen. Is it olive oil? How about egg whites or yogurt? We’re talking all that AND more…
6. Avocado-Oats Mask
I know what you’re thinking, and NO. We’re not making breakfast. So don’t be uploading it to your Instagram just yet. This is the first face mask on our list. One of the first signs of aging is dry skin. Especially, a dry flaky forehead and dry skin around the corners of your mouth.
This Avocado-Oats mask helps you attain a healthy, youthful glow by nourishing your skin. Experts have found avocados to be an excellent source of enrichment for dry, chapped, and damaged skin.
Avocado contains lecithin, β-carotene, vitamins A, C, D, E, as well as minerals. A study has shown that topical application of avocado oil increased collagen synthesis and decreased inflammation in cells.
The second ingredient in this face pack- oatmeal- has been found to possess anti-oxidative and anti-inflammatory effects on the skin. Research suggests oatmeal may be effective in treating inflammatory conditions.
To make this mask, you will need a mixing bowl, one ripe avocado, a handful of oats bran, and a tablespoon of honey. Honey, being a good humectant, will leave your skin feeling moisturized without appearing too oily. Massage your skin with this mask and leave it on for 15 minutes. Rinse off and pat your skin dry.
5. Honey-Yogurt Mask
I know, you’re getting hungry. Turns out that what is good for your stomach is also good for your skin!
This honey and yogurt mask is great for dull, dry skin. If you’re missing that youthful glow, this mask might be able to get it back for you. Honey has been scientifically recognized for its antimicrobial, anti-inflammatory, and wound-healing effects. In fact, now medical-grade honey is available to help treat burns, wounds, and infections.
Yogurt is rich in lactic acid which adds glow to tired dull skin. Clinical trials of yogurt application on the skin have been evaluated, and it was found that it did help in improving the brightness, moisture, and elasticity of the skin.
To make this mask, you need a tablespoon of yogurt, another tablespoon of honey, and a pinch of organic turmeric powder. Curcumin in turmeric increases the anti-inflammatory and anti-oxidative power of this face pack. If a dull complexion has been worrying you, massage this face mask and leave it on for 20 minutes.
Are you enjoying this list so far? Well, this next point will surely surprise you.
4. Papaya-Aloe Vera Mask
Papaya is not just for smoothies. You can make an excellent anti-aging face pack with it. Experts credit the high content of vitamins A, B, C, and proteolytic enzymes in papaya for its wonderful effects on the skin.
The enzymes papain and chymopapain present in papaya have antifungal, antibacterial, and antiviral effects. The next ingredient in this face pack is aloe vera. Clinical studies have shown aloe vera gel can reduce the fragility of the skin and increase flexibility. Another study found aloe vera helped improve the skin’s integrity, along with decreasing the appearance of fine wrinkles.
To make this face pack, mix a quarter of ripe papaya with one tablespoon of aloe vera gel and another tablespoon of cacao powder. Experts believe cacao might protect against wrinkles and reduce harmful UV rays- that induce skin aging. Apply this face pack for 15 minutes. When it’s dry, wet your fingertips and massage the face pack into your skin. You then rinse it off.
Since there’s no strong acid, people with sensitive skin can use this face pack too.
3. The Triple-Power Blaster Mask
I don’t know about you, but this has become my go-to face mask. It is easy to make, simple to apply, and gives an envious glow! This face mask combines the power of three skin-friendly ingredients- Manuka honey, turmeric, and dead sea salt.
Manuka honey has been scientifically proven to be an excellent antioxidant, producing anti-proliferative and antimicrobial effects. It also inhibits a process known as carcinogenesis.
Another key ingredient in this face pack is magnesium-rich dead sea salt, which has been found to improve skin hydration, and skin barrier function, and reduce inflammation in dry skin. The skin benefits of turmeric have been noted in cultures around the world. Turmeric has therapeutic effects that are helpful in treating skin infections, dullness, and facial photoaging.
Mix these ingredients in a bowl and apply generously on the face with a foundation brush. Let it dry for 15-20 minutes. Wet your fingers and massage them well before washing them off.
2. The Egg White-Lemon Juice Mask
Applying raw egg anywhere near the nose does seem icky, but no pain no gain, right? Considering all the costly treatments, this seems like a very small price to pay.
Egg whites contain 18 essential amino acids with wonderful effects on the skin and body. Experts have discovered a direct link between eggs and the suppression of aging signs. It also protects the skin from radiation.
Egg whites contain collagen that is essential for youthful skin. It is also believed to have pore-shrinking and skin-tightening effects. The other ingredient in this face pack is lemon juice, a natural antioxidant, and astringent. These properties, combined with the antimicrobial effect, make lemon juice a great choice for an anti-blemish, anti-aging face pack.
To make this face pack, whisk together an egg white with a few drops of lemon juice. Do not forget to add a tablespoon of honey. It nourishes the skin and adds moisture. Keep this face pack on for 20-25 minutes and then wash off with cold water. Your unclogged, shrunken pores are going to thank you later!
1. The Almond-Olive Oil Mask
This is another easy-to-make face pack with truckloads of benefits for your skin. Almonds are a jackpot of vitamin E, essential fatty acids, and polyphenols. Vitamin E is a powerful antioxidant that nourishes the skin and prevents early signs of aging thanks to its photoprotective properties.
The fatty acid content in almonds can penetrate the skin, leaving it soft and supple. Olive oil is another beneficial ingredient. Research has proven that applying olive oil to the skin can help prevent sun damage and signs of photoaging. Aside from containing antioxidants that fight-off oxidative stress, olive oil also contains a compound called squalene, which hydrates the skin.
To make this face pack, ground a handful of almonds up until they appear in a powder-like form. Mix them with olive oil and apply it to the skin. Gently massage the paste in for a few minutes. Leave the mask for 15 minutes, and rinse once it’s dry. You can increase the anti-aging power of this face pack by adding a teaspoon of pure green tea matcha powder to it. Green tea is rich in antioxidants and has anti-aging effects on the skin.
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