Applying the cream and face masks, you need to know your skin type and its properties very well. Before the first imposition of the mask, it is necessary to make a “sensitivity test”, otherwise even an innocent berry pulp of strawberries can cause negative phenomena in people sensitive to it.
Before you apply a mask, you should thoroughly wash your face, after removing from it the remnants of powder, lipstick and dust.
It is advisable to ensure that at the time when you will be engaged in their appearance, no one bothers you. It is advisable if no one looks at you and does not laugh at your face soiled with a mask, a short sleep during a mask will not interfere.
Cleansing masks impose on the face with a thin even layer, avoiding the area around the eyes, for fifteen - twenty minutes. After that, wash 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 the least skin stretch:
- 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;
- in 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 can not forget about the neck. The nourishing cream, the same as for the face, is applied every other day with soft movements from top to bottom.
You need to apply the mask from the chin to the temples, from the upper lip to the ear lobe, from the back of the nose to the temples. Do not put a mask around your eyes, and apply nourishing cream to your skin. The mask can be applied with a brush, sponge, brush, cotton swab or hand. All this should be immaculately clean.
Masks after a steam bath or a hot compress are especially effective. The duration of the masks - 20-30 minutes. After applying the mask, relax and keep calm. The face must be still. Remove the mask easily, avoiding efforts and movements that can stretch the skin. After removing it, be sure to wipe your face with lotion and lubricate with a cream that matches your skin.
Masks are recommended to do 1-2 times a week (course - 15-20 procedures). After 1.5–2 months, if necessary, the course can be repeated.
Folk remedies, accumulating in themselves the practical experience of mankind, have always attracted the attention of scientists and doctors. Many popular methods of healing and “grandmothers” recipes handed down from generation to generation, are used in modern medicine.
Therapeutic and cosmetic products, made up of natural ingredients and developed by centuries of wisdom, are of great value. We offer you the most interesting ways of skin care that our grandmothers used to preserve health and beauty.
Carrot Mask for Dry Skin
Carrot mask is used to soften and moisturize dry skin. To make a mask, rub on a grate 2–3 medium sized carrots, mix with one egg yolk, then apply with 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 carried out 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 spoon of honey. Keep 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 berries juice
Take 1–2 cups of fresh strawberry or currant juice, 1 teaspoonful of lanolin and oatmeal crushed to powder. First dissolve the lanolin in a water bath, and then add the flakes. Beat the mixture until a homogeneous mixture is formed, and while continuing to beat, gradually add the juice.
Nourishing cucumber mask
When fading, tired skin useful cucumber mask, which can be prepared from 1 tablespoon of cucumber juice, 1 tablespoon of thick cream and 20 drops of rose water. Mix and blend until frothy. Then put a mask on the face with a thick layer. After 15 minutes, remove the mask with a warm towel and wipe the face with rose water.
Curd mask nourishes, moisturizes and whitens the skin. It is made from cottage cheese, olive oil, milk and carrot juice. Take components in equal proportions, rub well and apply on face with a thick layer. Wash off the mask with warm water, and then wipe the face and neck with a piece of ice.
Honey nourishing and moisturizing mask
This mask is suitable for those whose skin is much peel off. Take 100 g of honey, 2 yolks, 100 g of vegetable oil. All components are well rubbed and slightly heated. Apply a mask in several steps with an interval of 5-7 minutes. It is recommended to wash off the mask with a cotton swab dipped in linden broth.
Egg sour cream nourishing
Pound 1 egg yolk with 100 g of sour cream, then add lemon peel, crushed into powder, and leave in a closed container. After 15 minutes, add 1 teaspoon of vegetable oil to the mixture and mix well. Then apply with a thick layer on the skin and leave to dry. Wash the mask with water parsley infusion. Complete the procedure with a cold compress.
Yolk mask for flaky and fading skin
To 1 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 foaming, 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 make it, pour a glass of boiling water over chamomile (1 tablespoon) and calendula (1 tablespoon) and leave for 20–30 minutes, then strain, cool and add a tablespoon of camphor alcohol. The lotion can be stored in the refrigerator for 2–3 days.
Currant mask tightens pores and is mainly recommended for oily skin. Crush some white and some red currants, mix the juice with 1 spoon of potato flour, put gruel on your face. After 15–20 minutes, remove the mask with a wet swab.
Half a cup of a mixture of mint, chamomile, rowan fruit, taken in equal quantities, and half a lemon zest brew with three cups 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 the fall, when the skin is too dried by the summer sun, or in winter, if the skin does not tolerate dry air in rooms with central heating. Mash half a peeled banana with a fork, then apply this fragrant cream on the face and neck as thin as possible.
Apple Carrot Mask
It has a particularly valuable quality in winter, moisturizing and nourishing the skin. Take finely grated carrots and a fresh apple in equal portions, mix and apply on face for 5-10 minutes, then rinse with warm water.
We hope that these folk recipes will help keep your skin healthy and beautiful and make you more attractive.