The Best Beauty Masks – you can’t do without

101 Masking – Everything you need to know about natural beauty masks

When I want to escape my daily routine, I go to my kitchen, open the pantry and refrigerator, and selecting all the necessary ingredients to make a powerful beauty mask. Face masks are one of my favorite skin care products. I am a fan of natural, homemade masks. They’re easy to make, fun to use, and deliver great results. Not only, will my skin look revitalized and feel rejuvenated, I also experience that great feel-good phenomenon.

Here is what I find in my pantry. These ingredients combine to make a nutrient rich, natural beauty masks.

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  • Oatmeal
  • Cornstarch
  • Potato starch
  • Oils – grapeseed, coconut, almond ,castor , avocado, and olive
  • Almonds
  • Dry Milk Powder
  • Tea bags – black, chamomile, green
  • Coffee
  • Honey
  • Rice
  • Agar Powder
  • Buttermilk
  • Pineapple

All ingredients are fresh, natural and very easy to obtain. They are free from chemicals and other dangerous ingredients, such as BHA,parabens, SLS and more. All these chemicals have been  proven to be dangerous, and have been forbidden in Europe for years.

Although in recent years beauty masks have had a major comeback,  and product offerings are enormous, I still believe in home made, natural masks which have no preservatives or other dangerous ingredients. which are linked to various cancers.

Should I use a face mask?

Absolutely!  I have been using face masks for years and have good looking skin, without many wrinkles, and tight pores. I wash and shower daily with natural honey, my liquid gold, and exfoliate with ground up oatmeal and coffee grounds. Many times, I wash my face with buttermilk. These are easy daily routines, but I still do my face m

How to apply a face mask?

  • Step 1: Skin masks are messy. So, prepare yourself. I use a towel or a headband (much easier) and wrap my hair. I don’t want any of the masks in my hairline. If your mask contains honey, and many of the ones I am suggesting do, it’s going to be a sticky situation. Wear clothes which can be soiled. I like to take a bath and relax so I am not worried about the mess.
  • Step 2: It is important that you cleanse your face before you apply the mask. Beauty masks draw out impurities so if the pores are clogged with makeup, oil, and dirt the mask won’t work. I use ground up oatmeal and coffee and wash with buttermilk. The oatmeal gets rid of old skin and is an amazing exfoliator. The buttermilk provides extra nourishment.                           
  • Step 3: Using damp hands gently apply the mask directly onto your damp face. I use a brush, whenever the consistency of the masks allows it. Don’t forget your neck. Do not apply the mask around the eye area.
  • Step 4: I leave the home made, natural mask on for about 20 to 30 minutes to get the full benefit. To get the feel-good factor I recommend that you lie down, read a book, watch TV, or take a relaxing bath. Taking a bath has one more benefit – No mess.
  • Step 5: When you are ready to remove the mask, gently wash it off with lukewarm water or buttermilk. Pat dry. Again, I use buttermilk

What types of masks to   I use?

Face masks improve the overall appearance and health of your skin. Face masks fall into 7 Categories: Hydrating, firming, exfoliating, healing, moisturizing, clay and sheet masks

DIY  homemade sheet mask:

This is what you need

Unbleached natural  cheesecloth

Scissors

Instructions

  • Draw the shape of your face onto the cheesecloth
  • Mark eyes, nose and mouth
  • Cut openings for eyes, nose, and mouth
  • Spread your mask onto the cheesecloth and apply to the face
  • This is especial practical if you make a mask from fruits such as papaya, strawberries etc.
  • Wash after use ( do not bleach

Not all masks or skins are created equal. First, you must decide on your skin type. Second, decide if you want to use commercial masks or if you want to make your own. Natural masks do not have any dangerous preservatives such as S LS, BHA, or parabens, thus they are very safe for you and your skin.

Hydrating and Firming Mask

       Ingredients you’ll need:

Mix all ingredients into a paste and apply onto the damp face. Wash off with buttermilk or lukewarm water.

 Date Mask (firming) Leave out the Honey and many of your wrinkles disappear

 The benefit of  honey for your skin

  • Antibacterial
  • Anti-aging
  • Anti-wrinkle
  • Glowing skin
  • Antioxidants
  • Moisturizing

Benefits of agar agar powder for the skin

  • Softens skin
  • Moisturizes skin
  • Rich in minerals
  • Exfoliates skin

 

Anti- wrinkle mask

 Ingredients you’ll need

  • 2 bananas
  • 1 TBS natural, organic, raw honey
  • ¼ cup yogurt

 Step 1.   Mash the bananas in a mixing bowl

Step 2   Add honey and yogurt to the banana puree

Step 3   Mix well

Step 4   Apply with a damp brush  onto the cheese cloth, homemade mask, and apply the mask to your face

Step 5   After 20 minutes gently wash off the mask with

buttermilk or lukewarm water. Pat dry

You may use this mask 2 3 times a week

Benefits of bananas for the skin:

  • Skin whitening
  • Anti-wrinkle
  • Anti-aging

Anti-wrinkle Mask:

Ingredients you need:

  • Tomato Juice
  • Crème Fraiche

Mix both ingredients together to make a smooth paste.This should be the consistency of yogurt. Apply with a soft brush, let dry for 20 minutes wash off with lukewarm water or buttermilk.

Excellent anti-aging and anti-wrinkle mask which you may use daily.

Benefits of tomato for skin complexion

  • Tomato juice is an excellent toner
  • Cures acne
  • Tightens pores
  • Lightens skin
  • Balances the pH value

 

Avocado rejuvenating creme

One of my favorite masks

2 eggs

4 TBS avocado oil

Pinch of  sea salt

1 tsp natural lemon juice

1 tsp Bragg’s Apple Cider Vinegar

 Step 1

Separate egg white. Use a hand mixer or blender. Add the avocado oil, a few drops at a time, to the egg yolk, constantly mixing until you have mayonnaise.

Step 2

Add sea salt, lemon juice, and vinegar

 

Step 3

Beat egg white to firm consistency of “snow peaks”

Step 4

Combine the egg yolk mixture with the egg white snow

Step 5

Fill in a glass container and refrigerate

Although this creme is a little tedious to prepare, you will absolutely love it. Use until it is gone. Your skin will look fresh and glowing even after only one application

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Happy masking

 

Xo Heidi

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