There are days that we absolutely hate our skin and face. I know I do. My skin is so sensitive to almost everything on earth, I wonder how it’s still standing in one piece. Wind-makes it dry and flaky, rain-dry and flaky, sun-oily and full of red spots ( I wear sunscreen 50+). In the end it is really hard to compete with nature. All we can do is use what she gives us to benefit oursleves and our precious skin♥
I have tried a lot of homemade masks, some were good, some were making my skin burn like hell, BUT I learned how to make them work best for me. I have tried with cinammon, with salt, honey, lemon juice, eggs, cuccumber, carrots and sooo many more. I have spent a good amount of money on market creams and exfoliants too, but they did not have the lasting effect you would expect them to, considering they costed €€.
The best mask I have tried so far, for my skin type, is the one with greek yogurt ( skin with really dry patches/redness). It is really great if you want to hydrate your skin, reduce redness and have softer skin. For this you will need:
- Greek yogurt
- A tablespoon lemon juice (try not to use too much because you will have the oposite results)
- And/Or tea spoon honey
- A tea spoon olive oil
Yogurt contains lactic acid, an alpha hydroxy acid, that dissolves dead skin cells. This not only helps to create a natural glow and prevent redness and breakouts, but works to diminish the appearance of lines and wrinkles.
B Vitamins:It is the vitamin B2, or riboflavin, that makes you have glowing and healthy skin. Riboflavin helps keep the skin hydrated, protects the skin cells from the damage caused by free radicals (noone wants free radicals) and aids the regeneration of the cells.
Zinc: In 100 g of yogurt, there is approximately 1 mg of zinc. This mineral has anti-inflammatory properties, being an astringent, and promotes cell reproduction and tissue growth. Zinc also helps in regulating sebum, which is produced by the sebaceous glands,therefore it helps skins with acne and pimples.
So now you know why you should use yogurt regularly and freely. It is whitening, makes your skin youthful, brighter, hydrated, it makes a great exfoliant, soothes the irritated skin, it reduces skin inflammations such as pimples and zits, and skin infections in general as it has antifungal properties.
Using honey masks for acne treatment is a very popular home remedy and if you are serious about treating your acne in a more natural, harmless way, or if your body does not respond well to absorbing those medicines made of harsh chemicals, then honey masks are the right choice for you.
Honey acts as a great anti-aging agent and moisturizer. It is rich in natural antioxidants that have antimicrobial properties. They help protect your skin from harmful UV rays and facilitate the skin’s ability to rejuvenate.
Honey also has the ability to absorb and retain moisture, and this helps in keeping the skin well hydrated, fresh and supple. It is known that ancient women used honey and milk to keep the skin youthful, radiant and smooth. You can use it along with some sugar to make a great exfoliant
Benefits of Using Lemon on Skin:
Brighten complexion: Lemon juice has mild bleaching properties. This is the reason lemon is used to lighten the skin. It can be used in beauty applications to make the skin more fair.
However if you have really sensitive skin, I would not recommend using too much of it or regularly, it will cause extreme redness on your skin and itchiness and I believe you would not enjoy that. Trust me I learned it the hard way..
Overall, this mask is great for your skin and it doesn’t smell weird at all. Try it and you will be very happy with the results!
But just a yogurt mask for your face is good. It’s plain yogurt, it’s cheap and cools your irritated skin in seconds!
What is your favorite homemade mask? Share it with me to try it and review it!