Over time, it is inevitable that our skin loses its firmness and elasticity, favoring the appearance of wrinkles and lines of expression. Although this is a natural process, some care can be taken to postpone it – and avoid more expensive and painful cosmetic treatments, such as Botox.
Besides the daily use of sunscreen, another important care is to keep the skin moisturized and nourished. One way to do this is by using homemade facial masks, which are made with fairly simple ingredients.
Check out three special recipes to combat the signs of skin aging:
1. Homemade Avocado Masque, Wheat Germ, and Lemon Germ Oil
Rich in vitamin A, B6, E, and K, minerals, amino acids, and omega-3, avocado is a healthy fruit for our body inside and out. With its high power of hydration and nutrition, it is used in several masks for the face and hair.
On the skin, avocado is famous for combating wrinkles and fine lines and for avoiding dryness, which accelerates the appearance of the signs of the passage of time.
Wheat germ oil is rich in vitamin E, which leaves the skin soft, stimulates cellular regeneration and relieves conditions such as eczema, psoriasis, and inflammation. Lemon, in turn, is rich in vitamin C and helps fight pimples by having antiseptic properties.
For this mask, you will need:
- Half a ripe avocado;
- 1 tablespoon wheat germ oil;
- Half a teaspoon of freshly squeezed lemon juice.
The way of preparation is simple: mash the avocado until it forms a paste, add the wheat germ oil and the lemon juice and mix well. Apply mask on face and neck for 10 to 15 minutes and then rinse with warm water.
2. Homemade banana, honey, and yogurt mash
Banana is rich in vitamin A, E and group B, minerals like iron and potassium and antioxidant substances. It helps fight the aging process of the skin, leaving the skin healthy and soft. This fruit also has a slight peeling effect , favoring cell renewal.
Honey is an ingredient with antiseptic properties, excellent for combating pimples. By containing vitamins, minerals and antioxidants, it also helps prevent the signs of aging.
Yogurt, in turn, offers hydration and nutrition, eliminating dryness of the skin. It still leaves the face with a healthy glow due to the presence of lactic acid, zinc and some enzymes.
Write down the amounts of each ingredient:
- 3 tablespoons plain yogurt;
- 1 teaspoon of organic honey;
- Half a ripe banana.
The way of preparation has no secret: just knead the banana and mix the other ingredients. Apply the mask on clean skin and let it act for 10 to 15 minutes. Rinse the face with warm water and then with cold water to close the pores.
3. Homemade mask of egg yolk, honey, olive oil and lemon
The egg yolk contains lutein, a protein capable of holding the face\’s natural moisture and giving it elasticity, making it difficult for wrinkles and sagging. Olive oil, in turn, is rich in antioxidants and vitamins A and E, which help fight the free radicals that cause aging.
Honey and lemon, as we have seen previously, contain antiseptic properties that help reduce the occurrence of pimples. These two ingredients also provide vitamins and minerals that leave the skin healthy and more resistant to the passage of time.
For this mask, you will need the following ingredients:
- 1 egg yolk;
- Half a tablespoon of organic honey;
- 1 tablespoon olive oil;
- Half a teaspoon of lemon juice.
Mix all ingredients well and apply the mask on clean skin, letting act for 10 to 15 minutes. Then rinse the face with warm water and then with cold water to close the pores. This mask is especially recommended for dry to normal skin.
Before doing any home treatment, make sure you have no allergy to any component of the prescription. It is also advisable to avoid applying the masks in the eye region so as not to cause irritation.