As women in my 40’s I have pretty good skin on my face, I don’t break out too often and I don’t have too many wrinkles. Getting older though is tough and although I don’t have many wrinkles I do have other “issues”, like a little double chin developing….UGH…not loving that at all.
My point is that taking care of your skin early on, sets you up for better skin later on in life, you need to wear sunblock all the time, in the winter too and you need to follow good skin care regime, like this one.
Getting rid of build up is also key. Here are three easy, face masks you can make at home, with ingredients you most likely already have in your kitchen!
1. The Chocolate Addict Face Mask
Talk about a mask that’s good enough to eat (don’t) but you will want too! LOL!
Why do I love cocoa powder?
- Adds a glow to your face
- Moisturizes your skin
- Is rich in antioxidants
- Helps fight aging
- Promotes collagen production for tighter skin
- Prevents blemishes
I mean who does not love that? A study in the Journal of Nutrition gave women high or low-flavanol cocoa powder dissolved in water and discovered that flavonoids in dark chocolate absorb UV light, help protect and increase blood flow to the skin and improve skin’s hydration and complexion [Source: Journal of Nutrition]
Bananas are rich in powerful antioxidants, phytochemicals, and moisture, they nourish and revitalize dry skin as well as smoothen rough and aging skin.
Keep calm and go bananas!
Dry oats have benefits too:
- Anti-inflammatory properties
- Perfect for most skin types
- Oatmeal contains saponins, a cleansing agent
- It’s moisturizing and helps remove dead skin cells
- It can help treat acne, eczema, rosacea, and rashes
A bit of avocado oil goes a long way, ladies. It increases epidermal elasticity, moisturizes and softens dry skin, and treats cracked skin. It’s packed with amino acids, fatty acids, and Vitamins A, B, D, and E, needed for optimal skin care.
2. The Queen of Green Face Mask
I love using clays in my beauty regime, they are so good for you, they help to pull toxins from the skin, they work as exfoliators to minimize pores buts it’s the unique composition that keeps bringing me back. The composition includes dolomite, manganese, silica, copper, phosphorous, magnesium, zinc and calcium. The green colour comes from the clay’s iron oxide and decomposed plant matter content.
Apple cider vinegar can do wonders for your skin. This works by restoring the proper pH levels to your skin, and beta-carotene helps to counter future skin damage. Plus, a dab of diluted apple cider vinegar left overnight on age spots, pimples or acne scars will help reduce their appearance.
3. The Bollywood Babe Face Mask
By now I am sure you have heard of the benefits of turmeric? It’s antibacterial and anti-inflammatory and can help treat minor blemishes like blackheads. When combined with Aloe Vera and honey, it’s basically a supernatural remedy for glowing skin!
Honey is naturally antibacterial and packed full of antioxidants, I love for its soothing and moisturizing qualities.
Aloe Vera is a really good healer too. If you’ve been in the sun all day, this mask is a really good go too.
If you try this recipe, I’d love to see a photo, tag @candicebatista on social media and use the hashtag #TheEcoHub, I’d love to see your creations.