Nature’s secrets to give your face a lift
TRIBUNE NEWS NETWORK
Here are eight natural face masks to help you treat and prevent a variety of skin problems, with ingredients you probably have in the kitchen now .
Cucumber mask (for dry skin) Mix a small quantity of cucumber roots with a cup of oatmeal and a tablespoon of yogurt.
Apply a thick layer on the skin and let it dry 30 minutes. Then wash with warm water and leave to dry.
Honey mask (for all skin types) Apply a t h i n l a y e r o f honey at room temperature on moderate to moist skin, and stay that way for five minutes.
Carefully wash with warm water, then with cold water, then use a towel if it is still sticks.
Yogurt mask (for oily skin) Mix a half cup of yogurt on yeast. Apply in the circles for five minutes, then rinse with warm water.
Banana mask (anti aging) Crush a ripe banana until it is smooth. Apply a thin layer on the surface. Leave for 10 minutes, then rinse with warm water and pat dry. Your skin is left soft and smooth! Avocado mask (for all skin types) Mash a ripe avocado until creamy smooth, then apply a thick layer. Wait 15 minutes to dry the mask, you can add two pieces of cucumber on the eyes.
Rinse with warm water, then cold water and leave to dry.
Oatmeal mask (for oily skin) Mix two tablespoons of unprocessed oats with a medication spoon of salt (baking powder - baking soda), then add a little water. Apply in circular motions to moisturise the skin then rinse with warm water.
Lemon j u i c e mask (for all skin types) This mask helps reduce the dark marks on the skin. Mix half the lemon’s juice with egg white. Then apply a thin layer on the surface. When dry, it will be a little bit hard, leave it overnight then rinse with warm water in the morning.
Banana and yogurt mask (for dry skin) Crushed 1 / 4 ripe banana and then mix it with half a cup of yogurt and a teaspoon of honey. Apply a thin layer on face and leave for 10 minutes.
Rinse with warm water. Your skin will be moisturised and smooth.