Loss of moisture is one of the main causes of premature skin-aging. So, along with moisturizing creams, you should regularly use moisturizing masks, which are easy to prepare at home.
The main advantage of such homemade cosmetics is that it is made exclusively from natural ingredients. That’s why you never have to doubt its quality.
Recipes of Homemade Moisturizing Face Masks
Try to use hydrating face masks with …
- No. 1
A unique, effective spring facial mask can be based on aloe (century plant). Aloe is perfect for both oily and dry, flaky skin. It has long been known that this plant has EXCELLENT moisturizing and toning properties. It leaves the skin soft, fresh and beautiful. Aloe latex creates a special protective film on the skin. This peculiar film prevents evaporation of moisture from the inner layers of the epidermis.
- Tea-rose (10 petals)
- Water (boiling) (1 cup)
- Green grapes (ripe, with seeds) (10 berries)
- Aloe (1 leaf of medium length)
First, you need to prepare rose-petals infusion (rose water). For this, fill 10 petals of tea-rose with one cup of boiling water for one hour.
* Rose water soothes the skin, helps to deal with inflammations and irritations on it, and gives it elasticity.
Next, take 10 berries of ripe green grapes with seeds. Separate seeds from the pulp. Then mill the pulp in a blender.
* The extract from grape peel renews skin cells and has anti-inflammatory effect.
After that, take one aloe leaf of medium length and cut it into pieces. Put it into the blender in addition to the grapes which are already crushed. Turn on the blender again and grind the mixture until it forms slurry.
Then, mix the resulting mass with rose water in a ratio of 1:1.
How to apply the mask on your face? Wet a few cotton discs in this mask. Put them onto the cleansed skin for 10 minutes. After the end of the procedure, remove the remnants of the mask also with a cotton disk.
* It is desirable to make such a mask 1-2 times a week.
- No. 2
Moisturizing and nourishing mask for all skin types:
- Eggs (2 pcs.)
- Honey (1 tablespoon)
- Lemon juice (1 teaspoon) (milk, if you have dry skin)
Beat 2 egg whites to foam. Slightly melt honey. Mix egg whites, honey and lemon juice. Apply the mask on the cleansed skin. Enjoy yourself for 15 minutes. Then wash it off, using warm water for this. The mask is especially recommended for moisturizing the skin of oily or combined types.
* For dry skin, take yolk and milk instead of egg white and lemon juice, respectively.
APPLE and CARROT
A vegetable or fruit puree, for example, apple-and-carrot puree, can be a universal moisturizing and tonic agent. Grate apple and carrot on a fine grater, and, without pressing, apply the mass on your face. After such a mask, the skin not only becomes more elastic, but also its color improves significantly.
- No. 4
Tomatoes are able to influence the condition of our skin beneficially, enhancing metabolic processes in its cells.
- Tomato (1 pc.)
- Olive oil (1/2 teaspoon)
- Starch (1/2 teaspoon)
Mix a medium-sized tomato (grated) with starch and olive oil. Apply onto the clean skin. Wait for 15 minutes.
- No. 5
- Apple (1 pc.)
- Milk (1/2 cup)
Chop an apple and fill it with milk. Leave the mixture in a water bath until the apples become soft. Then mash them into a puree and use as a mask.
- No. 6
- Cabbage juice (1 teaspoon)
- Cottage cheese (2 teaspoons)
- Milk (1 teaspoon)
Mix cabbage juice with cottage cheese and milk. Apply this mask on the cleansed skin, and after 15 minutes wash with lukewarm water. Then, wipe your face with a cotton cloth, amply soaked in cold water with a small amount of milk.
- No. 7
Cottage-cheese mask for very dry skin.
- Cottage cheese (1 tablespoon)
- Milk (1 teaspoon)
- Honey (1 teaspoon)
- Carrot juice (1 teaspoon)
For its preparation, mix all the ingredients well. Apply the mask for 15-20 minutes.
- No. 8
- Egg yolk (1 pc.)
- Sour cream (1 tablespoon)
- Vegetable oil (small amount)
This mask perfectly moisturizes and nourishes even the driest skin.
* If the skin is not very dry, you can replace sour cream with honey (1/2 teaspoon) in combination with a few drops of lemon juice.
- No. 9
- Cabbage leaves
- Water (hot, boiled)
- Vegetable oil (natural)
Lightly soften cabbage leaves in hot boiled water. Lubricate them with natural vegetable oil and apply onto the clean skin. Avoid the areas around the eyelids and lips.
- No. 10
- Cabbage leaves
- Mashed berries or fruit (wild strawberries, strawberries, apricot)
- Dairy cream
Chop the cabbage leaves to a mushy state. Mix them with mashed berries or fruit (wild strawberries, strawberries, apricot). Add a little dairy cream. Taken all the ingredients in equal proportions.