Top 10 Homemade Facial Masks

By on January 4, 2012

facial mask Top 10 Homemade Facial Masks

The Best Ingredients For Your Skin

The skin is composed of many layers and tissues, and each of them needs certain requirements according to age.

The first requirement for all the cells and tissues is energy, and this is supplied by sugars in honey and fruits, and medium chain triglycerides present in milk and coconut oil.

Certain vitamins play an essential part in the health and integrity of the skin, likevitamin A which acts like a hormone on the skin cells , vitamin B complex which is necessary for all the metabolic processes when the cells are active, and vitamin Ewhich acts – as far as we know- as anti-oxidant to guard against the harmful effects of oxidants.

An important component of cell membranes is Lecithin (phospholipid) present inEgg yolk and vegetable oils.

Fruit acids (alpha hydroxy acids) requirement appears with age, when the superficial layer of dead cells is required to be shed off more quickly, and this is done by fruit acids when they reduce the stickiness of the cement material that holds the dead keratinized cells on the surface of skin.

There are some phytochemicals (present in plants) that have specific effects on enzymes of the skin cells, and will be discussed separately.

You guessed it, the better masks for your skin are those that supply energy, vitamins, and membrane components, more than doing any thing else.

1- Heavy Cream Easy-To-Use Facial Mask

Ingredients :

 

• Heavy Cream ( Milk Cream )…………………. 1 Tablespoon

• Honey ………………………………………………. 1 Tablespoon

• Baking Soda……………………………………… 1 gram

Method : – Mix the baking soda with the cream until it acquires the consistency of men’s shaving foam – Add honey and mix, smooth the skin of face and neck for 20 minutes

This is the quickest mask to prepare it has also the quickest effect, since it contains medium chain fatty acids in the free form, sugars, vitamins (specially vitamin A), minerals and trace elements. It will leave your skin very smooth.

2- Best Face Mask In Your 30s

Ingredients :

• Fractionated Coconut Oil.. 2 Tablespoons

• Egg Yolk ………………………..  1

• Honey …………………………… 1 Tablespoon

• Yogurt ………………………….. 1 Tablespoon

• Sugar……………………………. 1 Teaspoon

Method :

- Mix all the ingredients and process them in a blender

- smooth the skin and leave for 25 minutes

- Wash using luke water and then splash with cold water

At the age of 30 the skin starts to decline, and this mask thanks to its high content of Medium Chain Triglycerides, Sugars, Lecithins, and Vitamins is the best for your skin at the beginning of the decline stage. You will be astonished with its effects when applying for the first time.

3- Best Face Mask In Your 40s

Ingredients :

• Sweet Peas …………………… 2 Tablespoons

• Evening Primrose Oil ……… 1 Tablespoon

• Yogurt ………………………….. 1 Tablespoon

• Grape Seed Extract ……….. 1 Tablespoon

• Carrots Juice ………………… 1/2 Cup

 

Method :

- Mix all the ingredients in a blender

- Smooth the skin and leave for 30 minutes

- Wash your face using luke water and then splash it with cold water

At the age of 40, the changes in your skin are going deeper to involve proteins like Collagen and Elastin. For example, collagen begins increased cross-linking inside the molecule, the thing that causes more tense less elastic collagen. Sweet Peas contain an enzyme inhibitor called 3-Amino-Propionitrile that inhibits the enzyme Lysyl Oxidase responsible for cross linking of collagen. Grape seed extract helps build more collagen.

True, you will be surprised when applying for the first time.

4- Best Facial Mask for the Younger Skin

Ingredients :

• Brewer’s Yeast ……………………………. 1 Tablespoon

• Yogurt ………………………………………. 1/2 Cup

• Honey ……………………………………… 1 Tablespoon

Method :

- Add the yeast to yogurt and stir well, then put in the refrigerator overnight

- Add the honey and mix well

- Apply the mask heavily and leave for 30 minutes

- Rinse with luke water and then splash with cold water

The young skin of the teens and 20s is very active and it needs vitamins the most, not to produce cumulative undesired products like found in acne. This mask contains all the vitamins needed specially vitamin B complex.

5- Best Facial Mask to Smooth the skin

Ingredients :

• Banana (ripe)……………………………. 1/2

• Avocado (over-ripe)…………………………… 1/2

• Cucumber (chopped) ………………………… 1 Tablespoon

• Yogurt ……………………………………………. 1 Tablespoon

• Olive Oil …………………………………………. 1 Tablespoon

Method :

- Mix all the ingredients and process them in a blender

- Apply a thick layer and leave for 30 minutes

- Wash with luke water then splash with cold water

6- Best Facial Mask for Sun Protection

Ingredients :

• Sesame Oil ………………………………. 2 Tablespoons

• Aloe Vera Gel …………………………… 2 Tablespoons

• Wheat Germ Oil ………………………… 1 Teaspoon

• Cinnamon Oil ……………………………. 12 drops

• Lavender Oil …………………………….. 12 drops

Method :

- Mix all the ingredients in a mixer

- Apply the mask as long as you can and then wash it

- Keep in mind that this is not a sun screen, it only offers you a partial protection from sun rays, wear your usual sun screen

7- Best Face Mask to Refresh the Skin

 Ingredients :

• Apple …………………………………….  1/4

• Peach ……………………………………  1/2

• Tomato ………………………………….  1/2

• Milk ……………………………………….  1/4 Cup

• Almond Oil ……………………………..  1 Tablespoon

Method :

- Peel all the fruits and mash them

- Add the milk and oil to the mashed fruits and use moderate heat with stirring, untill the mixture acquires the consistency of of a cream

- Leave to cool

- Apply a thick layer to the skin and leave for 30 minutes

8- Best Toner Facial Mask

Ingredients :

• Egg White ………………………………. 1

• Strawberry fruits ………………………. 1

• Starch ……………………………………. 1 Tablespoon

• Rose water …………………………….. Sufficient Quantity

Method :

- Mix all the ingredients in the blender and apply on the face

- Another way is to boil the starch and water until it makes a paste and then add the other constituents

- Wash your face with luke water. If you adjusted the consistency, you peel the mask with your hands as a mask of your face shape

9- Best Mask Under Your Eyes

Ingredients :

• Almond Oil ………………………………. 1 Table spoon

• Olive Oil …………………………………. 1 Tablespoon

• Wheat Germ Oil ………………………. 1 Tablespoon

• Nigella Oil ( Black Cumen)………….. 30 drops

• Vitamin E Oil …………………………… 1 Teaspoon

• Horse Chestnut (Buckeye)………… 2 Tablespoons

Method :

- Mix all the oils and the seeds in the mixer to make a paste

- Apply under your eyes and leave for 30 minutes daily or every other day

10- Best Moisturizing Facial Mask

Ingredients :

• Homemade vaseline ………………….. 1 Tablespoon *

• Heavy cream ……………………………. 1 Tablespoon

• Cottage cheese ……………………….. 1 Teaspoon

• Honey …………………………………….. 1 Teaspoon

• Oatmeal ………………………………….. 1 Teaspoon

- Mix all ingredients in blender

- Smooth onto face

- Let sit 10 minutes

- Rinse with warm water

* To make homemade vaseline, microwave 1 tablespoon of grated beeswax admixed with 1/4 cup Almond oil for 2 minutes and, then leave to cool.