Homemade skin treatments made with natural ingredients are a great way to freshen up your skin. Making these mixtures yourself allows you to see exactly what is going into your skin treatment and ensures a gentle, organic mixture that will not cause irritation. Using these treatments will help keep skin lubricated and healthy, and reduce wrinkles.
For dry and irritated skin, try using one of the following recipes.
Flax Seed Mask
1 teaspoon flax seed
Pot and Stove
Pour water over the flax seeds and cook in a pot over low heat until mixture is a thick pulp. Cool until it reaches room temperature. Set damp gauze on face. Apply the cooled pulp evenly on the gauze. After about 20 minutes, remove the gauze and the pulp. Wash the skin with cleanser or toner to finish.
This mask softens the epidermis, soothes irritations and makes the skin more elastic. Flax seeds are loaded with Omega-3, which is a natural acid that helps lubricate your skin.
Egg Yolk, Honey and Olive Oil Mask
1 tbsp. honey
1 tsp. olive oil
Egg yolks are full of vitamins A, D and E each of which are antioxidants and moisturizing agents. These vitamins are common in skin care products, but exist together naturally in eggs. Honey and olive oil are full of essential oils that moisturize, leaving your skin hydrated and smooth.
Avocado and Honey Mask
Avocado and honey are full of essential oils and together they create particularly rich cream. This mask will replenish and lock in moisture, giving you a smooth, lustrous complexion.
If you’re looking for some more recipes, here’s a great site with some more ideas and tips about making your own mask recipe.