Beautiful radiant skin (for both men and women) can add that much more effervescence to a one’s overall appearance and perceived attractiveness. Unfortunately, many persons turn to over-the-counter (OTC) ointments and creams that are often times ineffective. Even worse, others spend tons of cash on professional skin treatments and services and are still not seeing the results they desire. Thankfully, there is a fairly easy and inexpensive solution to this dilemma. All you need is an easy to use recipe for face mask. All the necessary ingredients can be found in the cabinets and pantry of your very own kitchen.
These ingredients include:
All these foods contain much needed minerals, vitamins, enzymes and so much more, all of which will keep your skin looking younger and healthier for longer. Below we look at how you can use these ingredients as a part of a recipe for face mask which will tackle five common skin care problems.
Blackheads can be such a nuisance, and they are unfortunately very common. Blackheads appear when the hair follicles become blogged, causing the affected areas of the skin to appear dark. Ingredients for a highly effective face mask include egg whites, oatmeal, essential oils and parsley. Not only does this recipe for face mask removes blackheads, it also does a great job at cleansing the skin which is also great for preventing the formation of blackheads.
2. Dry Skin
Dry skin is another common skin problem that many men and women are faced with. Dry skin can result from or be exacerbated by over exposure to the sun, not drinking enough water and not moisturizing enough among other behaviors. A simple face mask rich in vitamins E and B is a strong moisturizer that helps combat dry skin and its effects. Simple peel an avocado, add l4 drops of almond oil and mash the avocado. Apply the recipe to your face and let it sit for 30 minutes before rinsing.
3. Oily Skin
Persons with oily skin need a face mask that will clear the pores of the skin and rid them of impurities and build up. A simple recipe for a mask that does just that is made from honey and olive oil (a tablespoon each), one egg yolk, and half a cup of oatmeal, all mixed into a paste. This mask should then be applied to the face and left to sit for 20 minutes.
4. Uneven Skin Patches
Uneven skin tone can range from mild to extreme. Either way, it is not very attractive and can negatively affect a person’s self-esteem. Thankfully, a honey-papaya face mask can help even out pigmentation in no time. Simple blend half a cup of ripe papaya, and two tablespoons of honey into a paste. This mask should be left on affected areas for a minimum of 20 minutes.
5. Dead Skin Cells
Gently exfoliating the skin and removing dead skin cells, reveals brilliant glowing skin below. To achieve this, create an exfoliating mask by blending four chunks of pineapple (which contains an active enzyme) with three tablespoons of olive oil (extra virgin, which is rich in vitamin E). As soon as this mixture becomes a smooth paste, it can be applied to the face and left for approximately 15 minutes.
While none of the above masks will provide you with miraculous or overnight results, when included in your skin care routine consistently over time, results are sure to come. In addition to these topical solutions, it is important to remember to practice good lifestyle habits. These habits include increasing your intake or fresh fruits and vegetables and lots of water and natural juices. Be sure to avoid or limit your intake of fatty, sugary or overly processed foods, and get regular exercise.