Using organic masks has become a trend these days. While you can buy dermatologically tested beauty masks, natural masks have more health benefits. They do not contain chemicals and synthetic ingredients which may harm us later on after repeated use and exposure.
Below are three organic facial masks that are not only easy to prepare but perfect for any skin type:
Lemon Yoghurt Facial Mask
Lemon is a good source of vitamin C, which lightens and evens out your skin tone. It removes blackheads and oil from pores, giving a squeaky clean feel. On one hand, yoghurt softens, peels off dead skin cells and boosts friendly bacteria on your skin.
To create your own lemon yoghurt facial mask, you only need two ingredients: 1 tablespoon of lemon and 1 tablespoon of yoghurt. Combine the mixture until smooth. Leave the essence on your face for not more than 30 minutes before washing it off.
Beauty gurus may recommend adding honey, which increases the consistency of the face mask. Honey exfoliates, cleanses and naturally moisturises. Feel your pores tighten and see a brighter skin tone after applying the mask.
Banana Face Mask
Bananas contain vitamins and minerals that are good for problematic skin types. Rich in fibre, vitamins E, B6 and C and minerals like magnesium, manganese, folate, protein and potassium, this remarkable fruit makes for a good face mask.
A single banana has approximately 450-500 mg of potassium. Along with sodium, potassium regulates the amount of water in your cells. It also functions as an electrolyte that charges your body cells and keeps you hydrated.
Dry or oily skin could mean you are in dire need of potassium. Rectify this issue by creating your own banana facial mask. The steps are easy.
First, mash a ripe banana and place the pulp all over your facial skin. Second, massage in a circular motion and leave on your face for 15 to 20 minutes. Finally, wash your face and see how your skin looks and feels more rejuvenated afterwards. Mix in some yoghurt for added benefits.
Matcha Green Tea Mask
Matcha is a chlorophyll-rich green tea plant with anti-oxidant properties. First cultivated in Asia, this plan is now famous around the world as a delicious health tea or tisane.
What makes Matcha a healthy beverage is essentially what makes it a recommended natural mask. It contains epigallocatechin gallate (EGCG), a type of anti-oxidant that evens your skin tone, increases skin elasticity and reduces inflammation. EGCG is also a good remedy for acne.
A Matcha mask does not require much. Prepare 1 teaspoon of Matcha green tea powder. Pour in half a teaspoon of hot water or 1 teaspoon of raw honey. Mix until you achieve a slightly sticky consistency. Lastly, apply the mixture carefully on your face and leave it there for 30 minutes.
After half an hour, wash your face and let dry. You will be amazed at how soft and silky your skin feels. Use this simple facial mask consistently to attain a youthful glow.
Other Helpful Tips
Beauty experts tell you to use face masks regularly. But how often is “regular use”?
For dry or oily skin, daily use is recommended but 3 to 4 times a week is also not bad. If allergic to any of the natural ingredients listed above, consult a dermatologist immediately.
Unlike sheet masks and manufactured clay masks, organic mask are basically safe to use at least once a day. Just make sure not to go overboard by using more ingredients than necessary.
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