Which natural ingredients instantly improve the skin complexion?
It sometimes happens that for a long time just can’t find a product which will help our skin get back to shape after the winter. However, we don’t really wonder whether we already keep such regenerating “cosmetics” at home – in the kitchen cupboard. Experiment with homemade face masks, which will beautify your skin in just minutes!
Freshly prepared cosmetics made of natural ingredients contain the most vitamins and minerals that nourish the skin. We recommend some recipes using ingredients with excellent properties.
Freshly ground flaxseed and instant hydration
Flaxseed is a valuable element of a healthy diet, but that’s not all – it will also be great as an active ingredient of a cosmetic. We can use it without any additives/solo as well, because its texture is ideal for face care. Why is it worth trying? Flaxseed is high in omega-3 acids, which strengthen the skin. It’s also rich in zinc, vitamin E and B-complex vitamins – so it provides lots of needed nutrients to our skin. The overall effect is highly moisturizing and soothing.
The recipe is as easy as pie. Mix freshly ground flaxseed with 2 tablespoons of hot water and leave it for 2 minutes. Cleanse your face with toner and apply the puffy mask. Let it work for about 8 minutes. After the time has passed, take it off with a dampened Velvet cotton pad. Rinse the rest with lukewarm water.
Toning and nourishing marigold or green tea brew
Herbs or tea can also be part of your everyday beauty rituals. It’s worth to mainly use green tea, which has an antiseptic effect, as well as calendula, which perfectly nourishes sensitive skin. Both herbs will give the best results after incorporating it into everyday skincare, but even a single use will help our skin recover.
To make such a toner, all it takes is to pour a small amount of hot water on the herb and leave it for about 5 minutes. Then, soak a Velvet cotton pad in the brew. Cleanse the skin from impurities with circular movements. Repeat this procedure to leave a clean layer of herbal minerals on your skin.
Activated charcoal cleansing – for oily and mixed skin
Weakened skin barriers on face tend to be imperfect. Sometimes they’re caused by dryness, and sometimes by minor infections. The answer to these problems is activated charcoal, which has an antiseptic effect. It’s a perfect ingredient for oily and acne prone skin – because it has a drying effect, but it will also work for occasional mixed skin facial care. For an additional nutritional effect, mix the carbon with honey. Before the application, rinse your face with toner using a cotton pad.
Mix 1 teaspoon of crushed activated carbon with 1 teaspoon of de-crystallized honey. Apply the mask primarily on the sensitive parts of the face – the forehead, the nose and the chin. Leave it on for about 10 minutes. After the time, rinse your skin with a dampened Velvet cotton pad. Lastly, wash your face with lukewarm water.
Spring cleaning should also be a moment for yourself and a chance to regenerate after the winter. Allow yourself a bit of relaxation with the best, self-prepared skin care treatments! Remember that gentle Velvet will take care of you. During the preparation of the cosmetics, use absorbent towels and clean your skin with super soft and handy oval cotton pads.