Applying cream and face masks, you need to know your skin type and its properties very well. Before the first mask application, a “sensitivity test” must be done, otherwise even an innocent berry gruel from strawberries can cause negative effects in people who are sensitive to it.
Before applying the mask, it is necessary to thoroughly wash the face, having previously removed the remains of powder, lipstick and dust from it.
It is advisable to make sure that at the time when you will be engaged in your appearance, no one bothers you. It is advisable if no one is looking at you and laughing at your face soiled with a mask, a short sleep during the mask will not hurt.
Cleansing masks are applied to the face with a thin even layer, avoiding the area around the eyes, for fifteen to twenty minutes. After that they are washed off with warm water. And then a nourishing cream or so-called nourishing mask is applied. It is very important to observe the following:
wipe your face with milk or lotion, apply a nourishing cream with light movements along the so-called massage lines, i.e. lines of least stretch of skin:
- on the forehead - from the center of the forehead and eyebrows to the scalp;
- around the eyes - from the inner corner of the eye along the upper eyelid to the outer;
- along the lower eyelid - from the outer to the inner corner of the eye;
- in the center of the face - from the nose and upper cheek to the temples, from the chin - to the tip of the ear.
We must not forget about the neck. The nourishing cream, the same as for the face, is applied every other day with gentle movements from top to bottom.
The mask must be applied from the chin to the temples, from the upper lip to the earlobe, from the back of the nose to the temples. Do not put a mask around the eyes, and lubricate the skin here with a nourishing cream. The mask can be applied with a brush, sponge, brush, cotton swab or hand. All this should be impeccably clean.
Masks after a steam bath or a hot compress are especially effective. The duration of the masks is 20-30 minutes. After applying the mask, relax and stay calm. The face should be motionless. Remove the mask easily, avoiding the efforts and movements that can stretch the skin. After removing it, be sure to wipe your face with lotion and brush with a cream that matches your skin.
Masks are recommended to be done 1-2 times a week (course - 15-20 procedures). After 1.5–2 months, if necessary, the course can be repeated.
Folk remedies that accumulate the practical experience of mankind have always attracted the attention of scientists and doctors. Many traditional methods of healing and "grandmother" prescriptions, passed down from generation to generation, are also used in modern medicine.
Therapeutic and cosmetic preparations composed of natural ingredients and developed by centuries-old wisdom are of great value. We offer you the most interesting skin care methods that our grandmothers used to maintain health and beauty.
Carrot mask for dry skin
Carrot mask is used to soften and moisturize dry skin. To prepare the mask, grate 2-3 medium-sized carrots, mix with one egg yolk, then apply a thin layer on the skin of the face. After 20-25 minutes, remove the mask with a cotton swab moistened with warm water. The procedure should be performed 1-2 times a week.
Currant mask for dry skin
Mash a few large berries of black currant and add 1 teaspoon of sour cream and 1 tablespoon of honey. Hold the mask on your face for 15-20 minutes, then remove it with a wet swab and apply a nourishing cream.
Nourishing Moisturizing Mask of Berry Juice
Take 1-2 cups of fresh strawberry or currant juice, 1 dessert spoon of lanolin and oatmeal crushed to a powder. First dissolve the lanolin in a water bath, and then add the cereal. Beat the mixture until a homogeneous mixture is formed, and while continuing to whisk, gradually add the juice.
Nutritious Cucumber Mask
For aging, tired skin, a cucumber mask is useful, which can be prepared from 1 tablespoon of cucumber juice, 1 tablespoon of thick cream and 20 drops of pink water. Mix and whisk until foamy. Then apply the mask with a thick layer on the face. After 15 minutes, remove the mask with a warm towel and wipe your face with rose water.
Curd mask nourishes, moisturizes and whitens the skin. It is prepared from cottage cheese, olive oil, milk and carrot juice. Take the components in equal proportions, rub well and apply on the face with a thick layer. Rinse off the mask with warm water, and then wipe the face and neck with a piece of ice.
Honey nourishing and moisturizing mask
Such a mask is suitable for those whose facial skin is very peeling. Take 100 g of honey, 2 yolks, 100 g of vegetable oil. Grind all components well and slightly warm. Apply the mask in several steps at intervals of 5–7 minutes. Rinsing off the mask is recommended with a cotton swab dipped in linden broth.
Egg-sour cream nutritious, tonic
Mash 1 egg yolk with 100 g sour cream, and then add the lemon peel crushed into powder and leave it in a closed vessel. After 15 minutes, add 1 teaspoon of vegetable oil to the mixture and mix well. Then apply a thick layer on the skin and leave to dry. Wash off the mask with water parsley infusion. Complete the procedure with a cold compress.
Yolk mask for flaky and aging skin
To 1/2 egg yolk add 1/2 teaspoon of dark honey (for example, buckwheat), 3-4 drops of vegetable oil and 10 drops of lemon juice. Beat the mixture until foamy, and then add 1 teaspoon of oatmeal or ground oatmeal. The mask not only cleanses and nourishes the skin, but also regulates the water balance.
Chamomile lotion for oily skin
Chamomile lotion perfectly cleanses and tones the skin. To prepare it, pour a glass of boiling water chamomile (1 tablespoon) and calendula (1 tablespoon) and leave for 20-30 minutes, then strain, cool and add a tablespoon of camphor alcohol. Lotion can be stored in the refrigerator for 2-3 days.
Currant mask narrows pores and is mainly recommended for oily skin. Crush a few white and a few red currants, mix the juice with 1 tablespoon of potato flour, apply gruel on the face. After 15-20 minutes, remove the mask with a wet swab.
Take half a glass of a mixture of mint, chamomile, rowan fruits, and the zest of half a lemon, brew with three glasses of boiling water and put on a small fire for 30 minutes. After 8 hours, filter and add 2 tablespoons of vodka and 3 tablespoons of glycerin. Store in a dry and dark place.
It is recommended in autumn, when the skin is too dry by the summer sun, or in winter, if the skin does not tolerate dry air in rooms with central heating. Mash half the peeled banana with a fork, and then apply this fragrant cream on the face and neck as thinly as possible.
Carrot and apple mask
It has a particularly valuable quality in winter, moisturizing and nourishing the skin. Take in equal portions finely grated carrots and a fresh apple, mix and apply on the face for 5-10 minutes, then rinse with warm water.
We hope that these folk recipes will help to keep your skin healthy and beautiful and will make you even more attractive.