Face masks are that part of skincare that most people pass by, considering it not that effective. The thing is that they really are effective, if used correctly. That means you have to use the right face mask for your skin type and use it often enough. I use one every time I have a few free moments before getting ready to go out, or before sleep.
During the lat year, my skin got from dry and dehydrated to mix and then oily. Therefore, I’ve tried mask for all these types and I could say I made a list of what works and what doesn’t. Today we’re talking about the ones that work, so I’ll give you my best recipes.
Dry skin mask
This one lacks oils and nourishment, so this is exactly what we’ll give to it. It is the kind of mask that you can use as often as you feel the need to, but at least 2-3 times/week in order to see results.
- half of avocado
- 5 drops of jojoba oil/rose-hip seed oil
- 1/4 of banana
Mash those well and mix them together until you get a paste. Apply it on clean skin and leave it at least 5 minutes. Ideal 20 or so, but anything is better that doing nothing.
Dehydrated skin mask
As you can see, I did not put in the same pot as dry skin. This is the kind of skin that lacks water, so basically we need something that will hydrated it and keep the water inside. Just as the other one, this mask can be used as often as you need to, without putting damage to the skin. Ideally, after using the mask, use an ampule of hyaluronic acid on clean skin. You can find cheap ones at the local pharmacy.
- half cucumber
- 5 grapes
- 5 drops sweet almond oil
Mix those together and press them until you’ll get juice and fruit. Throw away the fruit and saturate a cotton pad with the juice. Apply it on your face a few times during 15 minutes or so. Rinse well and apply hyaluronic acid.
Oily skin mask
This one is a bit more tricky, because oily skin tend to also be dehydrated. But what I do to solve the hydration part is to mix hyaluronic acid with my normal serum that I use after apply the mask.
Also, don’t overuse this mask. Apply it once or twice every week – depending on your skin needs.
- 1 aspirin
- 3 tsp aloe vera gel
- 1 tsp mineral water
- 2 drops tea tree oil
Crush the aspirin into a fine powder. Mix with the rest of the ingredients until you get a liquid paste. Apply it onto your face and rinse it off well after 15 minutes. Don’t forget to use a sunscreen if you’re going out during the day.
Ok, this is it. Hope it helps!