Face masks are the latest internet craze. They always seem to work wonders to get rid of those pesky white and blackheads on the skin along with, depending on the mask, also preventing and getting rid of your wrinkles.
Wrinkles aren’t just caused by old age, though. There can be many different causes for wrinkles, but either way, they can ruin an otherwise pretty face.
So, to help out with that, we’re quite happy to share with you an article written by Ella Jones on the causes of skin wrinkles as well as several homemade face mask recipes that should help you get rid of them. She is the owner of a successful salon and beauty parlor in her hometown of Brooklyn, and she opened the blog to share her beauty secrets with the world.
But first, a few things that cause wrinkles
Growing older means that the degenerative process takes place. The desmosomes (those that link your cells together) tend to be a lot more fragile. The lipids that keep your skin moisture locked will eventually be decreased, and muscles will sag sooner or later if they’re not exercised.
Chewing gum, laughing, squinting your eyes, using straws to drink and other such activities that put your muscles in a high active state cause wrinkles as you age.
Eating sugar can damage the links in your collagen and elastin. Insufficient intake of water, vitamins, minerals and healthy fats also speeds up the formation of wrinkles.
More stress on the skin in the form of smoking cigarettes and not wearing sunscreen when tanning is also a major contributor to cheek bones.
Stuff like resting on your hands and arms while sitting, pillow squeezed in cheeks and jaw deforms the consistency of your integument, and it forms marks that overtime will become more obvious lines.
You may use these masks two to three times a week, depending on your need for a natural Botox. Cleanse your face well before applying the mask. Make sure to rinse with lukewarm water and dry the skin by patting (not rubbing) towel to your face.
Before applying any of these masks, you should know that each skin type has a different sensitivity, so if any of these ingredients are known to trigger an allergic reaction on your face, do not apply the mask. You should also consult your doctor whether or not it’s okay to apply face mask that’s made out of ingredients, as some of them may not be suitable for your skin. Cleanse your face very well before you apply the mask, and make sure to rinse it with lukewarm water and pat it dry. So don’t rub it with a towel, but pat it instead.
1. Milk and honey
The ingredients for this mask are:
* 4 tablespoons milk powder
* 4 teaspoons honey
* 4 teaspoons warm water
And here are the instructions on how to make it:
1. Melt the honey with the warm water.
2. Add the milk powder and mix to dissolve.
3. Continue mixing until you form a pasty substance.
4. Apply the mixture in your face. Avoid the areas of your eye to prevent irritations.
5. Once your face is already fully covered, let the mixture sit for 15-20 minutes.
6. Remove the mask by rinsing with lukewarm water.
The honey has antibacterial properties, and it also boosts your complexion and binds your skin cells together, while the milk makes it fair and smooth.
* Medium banana, ripe
* 1 teaspoon honey
* 1 teaspoon lemon juice
1. Mash the banana using fork. Make it more refined by using spoon afterwards.
2. Add the honey and lemon juice, mix thoroughly.
3. Apply to your face avoiding the eyes. You may want to use two coats for this mask to allow deeper penetration.
4. Let it stay on your face for 10-15 minutes before washing it off.
Washing your face with a mild cleanser is recommended as bananas are naturally sticky.
Bananas are quite rich in potassium, and this nutrient hydrates the skin. The vitamins it contains, A, B and E delay aging and also diminsh wrinkles. Meanwhile, the lemon juice lightens darker skin and also evens out the color of your face.
3. Eggs and oatmeal
* Egg white
* 2 tablespoons oatmeal
1. Separate the white and the egg yolk.
2. Whip the egg white and add the oatmeal.
3. Mix the two ingredients to form a paste.
4. Apply the mixture to completely cover your face.
5. Wait for twenty minutes.
6. Rinse well.
The nutrients in eggs and oatmeal hydrate, moisturize and tighten the skin and also shrink the pores. Oatmeal is also a well-known cleanser as well as oil absorber.
* 2 tablespoons Plain yogurt
1. Apply the yogurt liberally onto your face.
2. Leave on for 10-30 minutes.
3. Wash it off.
Yogurt is absolutely full of ingredients that are great for the skin. Lactic acid, calcium, vitamins and protein are just some of them. You can also combine it with other ingredients to increase its wrinkle-stopping powers even more, and these include turmeric, oatmeal, lemon, strawberry among others. Your effects may vary depending on the chosen other ingredient.
Have any more anti-wrinkle/anti-aging face mask recipes to share? Have you tried any of these before? Let us know in the comments!
This information is meant to supplement, not replace advice from your doctor or healthcare provider and is not meant to cover all possible uses, precautions, interactions or adverse effects. This information may not fit your specific health circumstances. All skin types are different, and some cosmetics may cause irritation, always perform a patch test first.