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What ingredients should be used in a facemask?

Many of the popular facemasks that are recognized for successfully improving our skin’s complexion, often come with a hefty price tag. Sometimes, more than we’d like to admit to our family.

But often, quality means spilling out our hard money to see the results we desire. It is possible to pamper our face without breaking the bank. This will allow you to nourish your skin on a weekly basis instead of once in a blue moon.

The key to making homemade facemasks isn’t just throwing a bunch of ingredients in the blender and voila! The efficiency of your DIY masks depends on tailoring it to your skin’s needs and combining the ingredients correctly.

Here are a list of common household ingredients that will help to improve your skin tome and complexion.  Pick and choose the best ones for your skin’s needs.

Yogurt – It is preferable to use plain Greek-style yogurt. The lactic acid in yogurt leaves you glowing and aids in moisturizing your dry skin.

Avocado – This buttery super food is jammed packed with vitamins and lecithin, which aids in restoring skin damaged from free radicals. The fatty acids help to dissolve anything that might be clogging your pores.

Oatmeal – We are familiar with the health benefits of eating our daily portion of porridge but it also works wonders for our dry, chapped skin and for eczema sufferers.

Turmeric – If you are not using turmeric, you better start today. It is provides a long list of health benefits when consumed or used topically. Its skin-healing antioxidants evens skin tone and helps to minimize fine lines. Just be careful not to get it on fabric cloth, as it will leave a permanent stain.

Pumpkin – Pumpkin has high quantities of vitamin A, which boosts your skin cell growth and has enzymes that dissolve your dead skin cells. It is ideal for reducing pore size, surface shine, leaving your face with a healthy, vibrant glow.

Green tea – The antioxidant properties found in green tea are well known. It can be applied to your face by adding a tsp. of green tea powder into your mask paste. It will help to reduce inflammation and redness.

Aspirin – Yes, you read that correctly. Aspirin contains salicylic acid that erases blemishes and brightens your skin. Grind the aspirin up and make a fine paste with water. Then exfoliate it into your skin and then rinse off.

Tomatoes – Tomatoes contain lycopene, this helps to repair and protect your skin from free radicals. When used in a raw form, tomatoes can soothe dry, sun or wind chapped skin. Also it contains vitamin C and A, which help to remove excess oils and even skin tone.

Brewer’s yeast – This contains high amounts of complex B vitamins. It helps to improve your skin circulation, collagen production and one of main benefits is prevents all types of acne.

Almond oil – This oil can take a common mask to pure pampering because of its heavenly, relaxing aroma. It improves skin tone and conceals fine lines.

Bananas – Some of the vitamins found in bananas are A, B, E and F, magnesium, potassium, zinc, iodine and iron. Just mash up your banana and apply to your face, it will deeply hydrate your skin. Plus, it is one of the best cures for badly sunburned skin.

Eggs – Especially egg whites, as they help to tighten enlarged pores and cleanse your skin. Yolks can help to moisturize and soothe his skin.

Papaya – It contains papain, which is a natural exfoliate that removes dead skin cells.

Without further ado, why don’t you make up a facemask right now?

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