Between wind damage and exposure to air pollution or too much sunlight, it is no wonder that so many women suffer from dry, red or irritated skin. Unfortunately, many commercial “moisturizers” are loaded with dyes and perfumes that will actually dry your skin further and make the problem worse. The best moisturizing treatments remains the natural ones that you can make up in your own kitchen and which have ingredients that you know and trust. The four following face mask use some of the best moisturizers nature has to offer to rejuvenate and beautify your skin.
Egg and Honey Face Mask
- 1 egg
- ¼ tablespoon coconut oil
- 1 tablespoon honey
In bowl, beat egg finely, then add oil and honey and whisk together into a thin paste. You can use it immediately or store it in an airtight container in the refrigerator overnight. Apply it to your face and neck with a cotton ball and let it set for 20 minutes before rinsing.
Honey is a natural humectant, locking moisture into your skin and restoring it while the coconut oil adds to this effect and the egg nourishes, tightens and tones the skin.
Olive Oil and Avocado Mask
- 3 tablespoons avocado
- 1 egg white
- 1 tablespoon apple cider vinegar
- 1 avocado
Mash avocado into a fine paste in a mixing bowl, then add vinegar and oil and mix well. In a separate bowl, beat egg white well then add it to the avocado mixture and blend thoroughly. Apply to face and neck, then leave on for 30 minutes before rinsing and patting dry.
Avocado is rich in proteins and fatty acids that will moisturize your skin naturally, while the apple cider vinegar eases irritation and redness and reduces discoloration in the skin. The egg white lifts the skin and helps reduce the appearance of fine lines.
Banana and Peach Face Mask
- 2 bananas
- 2 tablespoons honey
- 2 peeled peaches
In a bowl, mash bananas, then add peaches and honey and blend all three into a paste. Apply to your face and neck, then let it set for 15 minutes before rinsing.
Compounds in the peaches will help remove excess oil from the skin, while the bananas, one of nature’s most effective moisturizers, provide a deep hydrating treatments that will make an immediate difference for dry and irritated skin.
Honey and Oatmeal Face Mask
- 3 tablespoons dried oats
- 1 tablespoons honey
- 1 tablespoon oats
In blender, process all ingredients together until you achieve a fine paste. Apply to face and neck and let it set for 15 minutes, then rinse and dry.
The honey in this mask also provides deep conditioning treatment for your skin while oatmeal’s properties will clarify it and remove blemishes and impurities.
So the next time your feel like your skin is dry, red or irritated, look no further than your pantry for ingredients to make up at-home treatments that will leave you feeling as pampered as if you had been to a day spa. Any of the masks above will give your skin the deep moisturizing it needs to keep it soft, smooth and youthful.