There are some many skin care products to buy today, I’m sure that many of us wonder how much money we have to spend to have all products we need. That’s why today we are going to find out, how we can achieve the same results: moisturize, regenerate, rejuvenate and improve our skin’s color – we are going to use some herbs to prepare some great skin care masks.
You can find herbal, vegetable and fruit masks in luxurious spa salons, why do not go further and prepare some of them at home. Benefits are many, what I like is: they do not contain preservatives, artificial dyes and aromas.
Our skin often tolerate them better than skin care products we buy, but it’s still recommended to test them, to be sure that none of the ingredients cause any irritation/redness or other problem. How to do it? Simply apply small portion of the product to the inside of your wrist for several minutes, if it doesn’t cause any problem, for example: redness, you can apply the mask on your face.
When & How Often
Evenings are the best for all kinds of skin care treatments, when our skin perfectly absorbs all nourishing ingredients. It is important to carefully wash off all your makeup and apply skin peel product, to get rid of dead skin cells. Cleansed skin, will absorb all mask’s ingredients.
Spread the mask evenly over your face, neck and decolletage (avoid application on areas around eyes!)
Wash the mask off after around 15 minutes with water, dry the skin and if needed, apply skin care cream.
It’s not recommended to keep the left-overs of the mask for later use, because it loses it’s properties.
To prepare the herbal mask you will need just few minutes, ingredients are cheap, but used twice a week – improves the look of your skin, it helps to cleanse your skin, soothe and brighten your complexion.
Recipes for Natural Face Masks
for oily skin: to mattify
Add 2 spoons of boiling mineral water to 10 twigs of fine chopped parsley. Mix it until you will get nice mush. Mix it with 2 spoons of natural yoghurt.
Apply the mask for 15-20 minutes, cleanse your face with cool water or using skin toner.
for mature skin: to regenerate
Prepare infusion made of a spoon of lady’s mantle flower and 3/4 glass of boiling water.
Mix 3 spoons of dried wheat germs with a spoon of honey. Add a spoon of cooled infusion to the honey mush.
Apply the mask over your face, leave for 20 minutes. Wash off with water.
Chamomile and Pear
for dry skin: to refresh
Peal the pear and remove the seeds and crush the pear to get nice mush. Add a teaspoon of honey and a spoon of chamomile infusion (1/2 of boiling water and 1 chamomile tea bag, keep under cover for 10 minutes).
Apply the mask over your face for 20 minutes. Wash it off with the rest of chamomile infusion.
Milfoil and Chamomile
for tired skin: to revitalize
Grate one carrot. Beat egg whites until fluffy. Add 2 teaspoons of milfoil and 2 teaspoons of chamomile to the glass of boiling water, leave under cover for 10 minutes. Mix 2 spoons of cooled infusion with carrot and then mix it with the whipped egg whites.
Apply the mask over your face for 15 minutes. Wash off with the rest of infusion.
for normal skin: to brighten
Add 2 spoons of grounded flax-seeds to 4 spoons of hot mineral water and mix it carefully. Cover the glass with the mixture and leave it to cool down.
Apply the mask when the mush is slightly warm (not hot – not cold) over your face for 15 minutes. Wash it off with warm water.
Marigold and Peach
for sensitive skin: to soothe
Peel the peach and remove the seed, crush the pulp. Mix it with 2 spoons of natural yoghurt and with one spoon of marigold flowers and leaves infusion (2 spoons for glass of water). Mix it all.
Apply the mush over your face for 10-15 minutes. Wash it off with the rest of infusion.
Nettle and Milk
for oily skin: anti-inflammatory properties
Add 2 spoons of dried nettle leaves to the glass of boiling water. Mix it when it will cool down.
Mix 2 spoons of oat meals with 4 spoons of hot milk. Add as much of nettle leaves mixture as it’s needed to get not so dense mush.
Apply it over your face for 15 minutes and wash it off with warm water.
for mature skin: restores firmness
Grind a spoon of horsetail and a spoon of oat meals. Rub the powder into mush with 4 spoons of mineral water. Add few drops of lime juice.
Apply the mixture over your face for 15 minutes, rinse off with water.