Having a good skin care routine is very important, but from time to time (especially when we’re tired or stressed) our skin might need a boost. We can do that by using face masks. Since there are lots of face masks on the market, recipes for diy masks and so on, I will talk today only about the face masks that have positive effects on wrinkles and aging skin.
If you want to buy one, look for something that is hydrating and has lots of antioxidants, vitamin C and vitamin A. There are plenty (usually high end, so quite expensive) but I think you can get the same results if you use homemade face masks.
Grape mask – for dry skin
Grapes are amazing fruits. not only delicious, but they also contain an amazing amount of antioxidants that your skin could benefit from. Wash 4-5 grapes and then crush them into a bowl. Add 1 teaspoon of honey, 5-7 drops of almond oil and 2 drops of vitamin E. Mix everything and apply it on the clean face for about 20 minutes. Before rinsing apply a bit more of the mixture (preferably only liquid) and massage the skin for 1-2 minutes. Rinse well and continue with your normal skincare routine.
Pomegranate mask – normal and combination skin
Pomegranates are also very rich in antioxidants, therefore awesome for your skin. Get 15 (or so) pomegranate seeds and crush them into a bowl. Add 1 teaspoon of milk, 1 teaspoon of honey (this ingredient is amazing for any kind of skin), 2 drops of vitamin E and 2 drops of vitamin C. Apply this on your face and wait for 20 minutes. Since it’s quite liquid you might feel it dries quite fast. When that happens, just add a bit more on your face. After 20 minutes have passed rinse well and continue with your usual routine (a toner would be great now).
Banana mask – oily skin
Get half of a medium-sized banana and squeeze it into a clean bowl. Do that until it gets almost liquid and it is easily spreadable. Add 1 teaspoon juice from a cucumber, 2 drops of Vitamin E and 4 drops of vitamin C. If your skin is a bit irritated you can also add one teaspoon of raw honey. Mix everything very well and apply it on your face for 20-30 minutes. Rinse well and you’re good.
You’ll find vitamin E and vitamin C at pretty much any local pharmacy. These masks work extremely well especially if you use them often (just make sure everything is fresh and don’t use a mixture from yesterday even if you kept it in your fridge). Trust me, if you’ll see them as normal steps in your routine (once every 2 days.. maybe 3 if you have no time) they have the same results as a high-end anti-aging treatment.