In addition to removing dirt face masks provide a lot of other benefits to your skin. They supply essential nutrients to dull aging skin, moisturize and condition the skin, and unclog pores. Facial masks are a great way of delivering nutrients to your skin directly. The best part is that all this can be done at home with ingredients that you find around the house.
So find out how to make a face mask and get beautiful skin tone, skin firming and deep pore cleansing in an economical, convenient way. If your skin is oily then go for the mud mask as it absorbs the extra oil that has been building up, but if you have dry skin then you can try the creamy, hydrating mask a try.
Bananas contain natural fruit acids that help remove dead skin and give a beautiful complexion. Start with one medium banana softened; add slowly to one third cup oatmeal until all of the oatmeal is moist. Apply to your face and leave on for 15-20 minutes. Rinse off with warm water.
The muds masks used in the high priced spas are made of 100% natural clay which is unscented. Cat litter is made from the very same material. Take four tablespoons of cat litter and one tablespoon aloe vera gel and mix by adding warm water a little at a time. Apply evenly to the face and neck and rinse after fifteen minutes. The aloe vera is very soothing, and this mask is great for deep cleansing, just make sure you are not allergic to aloe vera.
Honey and the fat found in cheese are great for nourishing your face. A combination of these two ingredients makes a wonderful mask. Take a quarter cup of ricotta cheese and two tablespoons of honey and mix the two well. Apply to the face for fifteen minutes and rinse off with warm water.
Flax seeds are all the rage because eaten on a regular basis they nourish the skin, hair and nails because they encourage cell growth. But did you know that a mask made with flax seeds promotes circulation and leaves the skin soft and smooth? Take two tablespoons of flax seeds, one tablespoon of honey and two tablespoons of wheat bran and add to quarter cup of hot water. Mix all ingredients to form a paste and apply to the face for fifteen minutes. Rinse off with warm water.