Although, you cannot stop the aging process, however, you can take steps to slow it down or prevent the signs of aging from appearing prematurely by properly taking care of your skin. One way to achieve this is by warding off the early appearance of fine lines and wrinkles by using face masks made from natural ingredients from your kitchen to keep your skin soft, supple and line-free.
Here are 5 homemade face mask recipes for you to try:
Apple, potato and cucumber
All you need to do is grate one Irish potato, one small apple, and one medium-size cucumber, then properly mix the three ingredients together. Apply the paste to your face and leave for 10 minutes.
This facial mask will help prevent fine lines and wrinkles appearing on your face. It will also help to reduce and gradually remove age spots as well and leave you with a glowing complexion.
This combination of apple, potato, and cucumber will not only lead to glowing skin, but it will also hydrate and moisturize your skin. Also, it will help get rid of spots and blemishes as well as delay signs of aging.
Cucumber, lime juice and egg white
To make your skin feeling fresh, rejuvenated and looking younger, just grate half a medium-size cucumber, add one tablespoon of lime juice and the white of one egg, and then mix it thoroughly into a paste. Apply to your face and leave it on for 10 minutes before washing off with lukewarm water.
Olive oil, egg white and lemon juice
Mix one tablespoon of each of olive oil and lemon juice with the white of one egg, then, massage mixture into your skin. Leave it to dry for about 5-7 minutes before washing off with lukewarm water. This facial mask will help to nourish and brighten your skin. You can repeat it once a week.
Olive oil has always been used in beauty treatments for centuries. The main nutritional component of egg white is protein. The protein in the egg white, in particular, has skin-tightening effects, tones skin and absorbs excess oil from the skin. While lemon juice is powerful astringents that keeps oil and pimples at bay. It also lightens the skin, reduces discolouration thus making your face fresh and glowing.
Cocoa powder and yogurt
Mix unsweetened cocoa powder and yogurt to form a paste. Then, apply to face and leave on for 5 -10 minute. This face mask will leave your skin looking fresh. It also works as an exfoliator. Although it’s a simple face mask, it is suitable for anti-aging treatment.
Honey and banana
Mash up one banana and mix in one tablespoon of honey. Alternatively, you can blend them together. Then apply to your face and leave it on for about 15 minutes before washing off with warm water.
As you know, honey has anti-bacterial properties while banana contains wrinkle-fighting nutrients that help fade age spots and prevent fine lines and wrinkles from forming. It also helps to boost the production of collagen in the skin. It is packed with antibacterial agents to help attack blemishes and keep the skin hydrated. The mixture will also make your skin smooth and soft.