Ideas for Natural Face Masks
If you are worried about the amount of chemicals in your beauty products, try making your own homemade face masks. Making your own cosmetics is easy and saves money too. Because you know exactly what goes into the products, you can also avoid chemical ingredients that may cause skin irritation or be harmful to your health.
Homemade organic face masks are also better for the environment than chemical beauty products. Many of the ingredients needed for simple, natural face masks are available from your local supermarket. Many fruits and vegetables and everyday foods, such as avocados, oats, honey, yoghurt, strawberries and cucumber, can be used for natural facial masks.
How to Make a Nourishing Avocado Mask
Mash half of a ripe avocado to make a simple, nourishing and moisturizing facial treatment. Avocados contain vitamins A and E and they are especially good for dry skin. Avocado masks can be used whenever you feel that the skin needs some extra nourishment.
Oats, Honey and Yoghurt
Oats (porridge oats) are exfoliating and cleansing. They can be used as a gentle face and body scrub, or they can be mixed with natural live yoghurt and honey for a mask that is especially suitable for combination skin. Honey acts as a binding ingredient and is also softening and antiseptic. Unsweetened live yoghurt softens and balances your skin and is recommended for oily skin.
Strawberries for Oily Skin
Strawberries are astringent, which makes them helpful for oily skin or any skin with large pores. Mashed fresh strawberries are a simple and affordable way to treat your skin especially in the summer, when strawberries are in season and widely available. An
Easy, Cooling Cucumber Facial Treatment
The easiest of all homemade facial masks is the cucumber mask. Cut thin slices from a fresh cucumber and place them on your face. You can even place cucumber slices over your closed eyes.
Whether you use avocados, strawberries or oats, the procedure is the same. Prepare the mask using fresh, natural ingredients, apply the mix on a cleansed face and leave it on for around ten minutes. If your skin is sensitive, you may want to try new ingredients for just a few minutes first to see if your skin reacts to the mask. Don’t apply the product too close to your eyes, except in the case of the cucumber slices: they can be placed over closed eyelids. Remove the mask carefully and finish the treatment with a toner and a moisturizer.