Aging skin, fine lines, and wrinkles make you feel self-conscious and annoyed and, in the end, spend a small fortune on pills and potions and all kinds of lotions that claim they can minimize wrinkles and sagging skin. Take a stroll down the drugstore aisle and you will find a myriad of creams and serums that contain ingredients that fight the age-old aging problems, but before you max out your credit card, why not try to make an efficient homemade mask that can combat your aging issues.
Most of these ingredients you already have at home and not know about their amazing skin care properties. Fruit, nuts, and dairy products are loaded with antioxidants, vitamins, and acids that help your skin stay youthful and tight for a long time. Best of all, making these masks is as easy as making a smoothie!
Granola and Blueberry Mask
Blueberries are a natural antioxidant and raw almonds contain vitamin E and essential fatty acids, and they make a perfect combination for this youth-boosting mask! Best of all, it doubles as a gentle exfoliant. Additionally, fresh milk and raw honey cleanse the skin and make it bright, and whole oats give all their lovely anti-inflammatory benefits to this beauty product.
To make this mask, you will need ¼ cup of raw almonds, ¼ cup of organic blueberries, 1 tablespoon of honey, 1 tablespoon of whole milk, and 2 tablespoons of whole oats. Combine the ingredients in a blender until you get a smooth consistency and apply generously to moistened skin. Let the mask sit for 20 minutes and gently massage it in a circular motion until it starts to crumble. Rinse with lukewarm water and apply a toner. You can use this mask weekly for optimal results.
Wheatgrass and Avocado Mask
As we know, avocado is loaded with oleic acid which makes it a perfect moisturizing base for a mask. Large quantities of vitamin E help with aging and improve the overall texture of your skin. Wheatgrass juice contains vitamins E and A, and yogurt has lactic acid that brightens your complexion.
To make the mask, using a blender puree half of ripe avocado, one tablespoon of wheatgrass juice and two tablespoons of organic Greek yogurt. Apply a thick layer of the mask to a cleansed face and let it dry for about 15 or 20 minutes. Rinse with lukewarm water and apply your usual moisturizer or toner.
Clay, Licorice, and Green Tea Mask
For this skin brightening and a hydrating mask that combats fine lines and wrinkles very efficiently, you will need 2 tablespoons of clay, half a teaspoon of lemon peel powder, half a teaspoon of licorice root powder, ¼ teaspoon of vitamin C powder, and ¼ teaspoon of green tea extract powder. Mix these ingredients with one of the following liquids: a few drops of lemon or lime essential oil, aloe vera juice, greek yogurt, or raw honey.
Combine the dry ingredients and add the essential oil. Keep adding the liquids until you get a smooth and thick paste, much like peanut butter. Apply the mask to your face and leave it on for about 15 minutes, but do not let it dry completely. Remove it with a warm and wet washcloth and apply a moisturizer. Repeat twice a week for best results.
Ground flaxseed is a perfect exfoliant that helps with the removal of dead skin cells, lactose in the yogurt and honey work as a perfect anti-microbial agent and moisturizer. For this mask, you will need half a cup of plain Greek yogurt, one tablespoon of ground flax seeds and one tablespoon of honey. Mix the ingredients together and apply to a cleansed face with a brush. Massage the mask on your face for about 30 seconds and let it sit for approximately two minutes. Rinse with lukewarm water and apply a moisturizer.
Oatmeal and Lemon Mask
We already know about the wonders that oatmeal does to the skin and adding lemon and honey to it results in a perfect mask for wrinkles and fine lines. This mask is perfect for oily skin as the lemon juice helps tighten and tone the skin and reduce the size of pores. It also helps brighten your complexion and combat the acne scars.
To make the mask, blend half a cup of uncooked rolled oats with four tablespoons of lemon juice and a bit of honey. Apply the mixture to your face and let it sit for about 10 minutes. Use twice a week for optimal results.
Honey and Yogurt Mask
The lactic acid helps remove the dead cells from your skin and the honey is a perfect moisturizer and an anti-bacterial agent. Using this mask will make your skin feel soft and it will look fresh and dewy!
To make it, you will need half a cup of full-fat Greek yogurt and two tablespoons of raw honey. Mix well and apply the mask to a cleansed face. Let the mask sit for 20 minutes and remove with a damp warm cloth before applying your moisturizer or toner. You can use this mask up to three times a week!
Banana and Apricot Mask
Talk about vitamins! This mask contains all the lovely vitamins and minerals your skin needs. Apricot is packed with vitamins A, B, and C and banana, apart from being a great moisturizer, has vitamins C and B6. So, not only are they tasty, but both of these fruits combat the wrinkles and sagging like the best commercially produced creams you can purchase!
To make the mask, you will need half of a banana, one apricot, and one tablespoon of lukewarm water. Blend the ingredients together until you get a creamy texture and apply to a cleansed face. Make sure to avoid the eye area and the lips. Let the mask sit for approximately 20 minutes and rinse off with cold water.
Nutmeg and Milk Mask
Nutmeg has loads of antibacterial properties and it is good for calming the skin, while milk does wonders for exfoliation, hydration, and overall soothing of the face. For the mask, you will need half a tablespoon of ground nutmeg and one tablespoon of whole milk. Combine these ingredients together and apply to a cleansed face. Massage in a circular motion and let it sit for five to ten minutes. Rinse the mask off with warm water and apply your usual moisturizer after you’re done.
Coconut, Yogurt, and Cocoa Mask
This mask is so revitalizing and soothing, it is simply perfect for achieving a youthful looking and bright skin! Cocoa is known as a great antioxidant and Greek yogurt is a wonderful exfoliant. To make the mask, blend together one teaspoon of virgin coconut oil, one teaspoon of Greek yogurt, and ¼ teaspoon of cocoa powder. Apply a thin layer on your cleansed face and let it sit for 10 to 20 minutes. Rinse the mask off with warm water and apply your usual moisturizer.
Potato, Apple, and Lemon Mask
Potato and lemon are known as natural skin bleaching agents and green apple is well known for its wonderful anti-aging properties. Using this mask, you will prevent and eliminate fine lines and age spots.
To make the mask you will need one tablespoon of green apple pulp, one tablespoon of potato pulp, and one tablespoon of lemon juice. Mix the ingredients to make a thick paste and apply to your face and neck. Let the mask sit for 20 minutes and rinse off with lukewarm water. Apply your regular moisturizer and watch your skin become bright and dewy!