Moisture is absolutely essential for the skin. Dermatologists recommend use of a moisturizer daily for facial skincare. If the skin become dry and flaky your looks will suffer. If the subcutaneous glands are not functioning properly, the skin will become dry. The loss of moisture may lead to premature wrinkles. Hydrating face mask restores the lost moisture of the skin. A face mask has the multiple tasks of getting rid of the dead cells on the face, cleansing, moisturizing and rejuvenating the skin. It would also be necessary to restore the lost ph balance of the skin by using the required antioxidants and nutrients. Facial masks are the most effective method to nourish and restore the health of the skin. It is the best way bring back the glow, lost due the to exposure to sun, pollution, stress and loss of sleep. Drinking 8-10 glasses water every day also helps to keep the skin moist.
To restore the skin to its original condition and make it glow, there are several homemade face moisturizer recipes which use natural ingredients
Honey - 1 tsp
Coconut oil - ½ tsp
Egg - 1
- Take an egg and beat it till it is fluffy.
- Add a tsp each of coconut oil and honey to it.
- Beat it further till they mix well and form a paste.
- Store it in a tight container and keep it in the freezer overnight. Apply it to your face and neck next morning. Wash it off after half an hour with warm water.
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Another effective homemade moisturizer recipe for face mask uses yogurt as the basic ingredient.
Yogurt acts as a deep cleanser and lactic acid as a moisturizer. High fat content in yogurt has to be used as it softens the skin. Take
- 2 tsp of yogurt
- 2 tsp of cooked oatmeal
- 2 tsp of honey
Mix it well. Apply the mixture to your face after the mixture cools down. Wash it off with warm water after 30 minutes. Your skin will be soft and smooth and well hydrated.
- 1 Ripe banana
- 10 Ground almonds
- 2 tsp Honey
Take a ripe banana in a bowl and mash it well. Add ground almonds and honey. Add some mineral water and make a paste. Apply the paste to your face and wash it off after 30 minutes. Dry your face with a soft towel. It will not only hydrate your skin but will make it soft and supple
- 1/2 cucumber
- 2 tsp yogurt
- 1 tsp Honey
Mix all the three ingredients in a blender. Make a fine paste apply it to your face. Wash it off with warm water after 30 minutes. Dry your face with a soft towel.
Before applying any of these face masks wash your face thoroughly with a cleanser. The ingredients of the facemask may not penetrate the skin if the skin pores are blocked by sweat, dirt and grime. Steam your face after the process is complete. Facial mask has to be applied at least one a week. These are some of the homemade moisturizer recipes for face mask, which will give you radiant, glowing and beautiful skin.