Many times it is usually reduced that good skin is only a matter of heredity, but the truth is that care routines are very important to keep it strong, shiny, elastic and hydrated.
But it is not necessary to spend on expensive treatments, since in your kitchen you can find many supplies that will be of help. We are going to review how to make different face masks for different skin problems:
In one of the layers of the skin, the dermis, are the sebaceous glands that constantly produce sebum, a natural oil that keeps the skin protected and lubricated.
When an excess of dead skin cells is produced, the pores become clogged, many bacteria can become trapped, reproduce and cause the skin to swell or red. This gives rise to the famous “pimples” or “pimples” of acne.
You can fight acne by preparing easy masks with these options:
- Egg whites: its protein has antibacterial properties.
- Turmeric: It is widely used in India for its ability to slow down the aging process and eliminate pimples.
- Chamomile: promotes cell regeneration and cleansing of the skin.
- Coriander: It is widely used in traditional medicine for its antibacterial and anti-inflammatory effects.
- Aloe vera or aloe: its gel is characterized by having healing and skin toning properties.
How to do it
You can prepare one of the masks by separating 3 whites from the yolks and then mixing them with a little turmeric and olive oil in a bowl. Then help yourself with a cotton swab to distribute on the acne-affected areas.
You must let the preparation act for 20 minutes and then remove with a damp cloth.
Another option is to prepare an infusion of chamomile with lemon, since this citrus fruit has healing and anti-inflammatory properties. Complete the mixture by crushing cilantro and mixing everything with aloe vera to achieve a good consistency.
Apply to the damaged area of the skin, leave it on for 15 minutes and then remove the remains with warm water.
Mask for wrinkles
As the years go by, the skin changes, becoming less soft and smooth, and wrinkles, spots or dryness begin to appear in it.
You can make masks to reduce the appearance of fine lines and marks with these foods:
- Honey– Historically used to prepare skin rejuvenating masks.
- Milk: promotes skin health, keeping the skin soft, elastic, and strong.
- Avocado: it is rich in vitamin D and E, useful to reduce the damaging effects of free radicals.
- Cocoa– It has certain antioxidant chemicals that have been linked to a lower risk of wrinkles or marks on the skin.
How to do it
You can prepare a mask against wrinkles by mixing a mashed avocado with a tablespoon of honey and a little cocoa and milk. Remember, the preparation must have a consistency that tends to thick, in order to fixate on the area you want to rejuvenate.
Once applied, it only remains to let it rest for 25 minutes and then remove it with warm water.
Mask for dry skin
Xerosis or dry skin occurs when the skin is cracked, pale and tight. Generally, this occurs due to spending a lot of time in dry environments, not having good hand and face hygiene or suffering from dehydration.
It can also be the result of alterations in the hydrolipidic layer that protects the skin (made up of water and sebum).
- What product should you use according to your skin type
A hydrating face mask can lock in moisture and help combat dry skin. These ingredients are ideal to prepare it:
- Oats: It has been used for centuries to treat various skin conditions. It is common to find it in soaps and many cosmetic products.
- Strawberry: favors the elasticity and luminosity of the skin as it is rich in vitamin C and other antioxidant compounds.
- Banana: its pulp is an excellent option to hydrate the skin.
- Cucumber: It is widely used to prepare masks for its astringent, purifying and refreshing power.
How to do it
Blend half a cucumber or six strawberries to add cooling effects to the masks. This can be combined with aloe vera until you achieve the consistency you want, apply on the face and let it rest for half an hour before washing.
Another option to relieve dry skin is to mash a banana into a paste by mixing it with honey and oatmeal. Apply, leave on for 15 minutes, and then rinse with warm water.
Mask for oily skin
Oily skin is characterized by its thickness, shine, dull appearance and enlarged pores, which is usually due to an excess of an oily substance called sebum.
Oily skin occurs when the pores produce too much sebum, and is characterized by having a significant thickness, a dull appearance, shine and enlarged pores.
You can prepare a mask to relieve oily skin using lemon, since it has exfoliating, antibacterial and antioxidant properties, ideal to eliminate oil and shine on the skin.
How to do it
This mask is easily prepared by mashing a banana (to give it consistency) and adding lemon juice. Lemon should never be used directly on the skin as it can cause irritation or marks.
You can also choose to use yogurt with lemon, as it has exfoliating properties, although in excess it can be counterproductive as it tends to retain moisture.
Apply the preparation on the face and let it rest for between 15 and 20 minutes. Then you can remove by gently washing with warm water.
If you are looking to remove dead skin cells and unclog pores, this mask is ideal. You should only mix two parts of oatmeal to one of baking soda and add water little by little until you achieve a pasty consistency.
Once the preparation is ready, distribute it over the face and massage gently for a few minutes until it dries. Leave on for 10 to 15 minutes and remove with warm water.
You can then apply a moisturizer to complete the treatment.
There are many types of skin, influenced in turn by nutritional, genetic or regional factors. This results in different disorders, such as oily or dry skin, acne or wrinkles or the need to exfoliate due to clogged pores.
You can take care of each condition by preparing natural face masks with the foods in your kitchen, such as honey, oatmeal, bananas, strawberries, cucumbers, or lemon.
Sources consulted: Comprehensive Natural Medicines Database, US National Library of Medicine, Mayo Clinic, National Institute of Arthritis and Musculoskeletal and Skin Diseases, National Institute of Complementary and Alternative Medicine.