Face masks – manufacture, application and effect

Face masks homemade

Face masks are easy to make. You should prepare the masks fresh, and a maximum of one day in the refrigerator. The colder it is outside, the richer the mask can be in the summer, it is, however, mainly on moisture.

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Which mask for which skin?

Our skin is exposed to a variety of stresses. In Winter, the dry heating will make your air and create the cold outside. In the summer you are trying to heat and air-conditioning systems. Normal skin is also without creams and masks, fine-pored. This is mainly to provide them with additional moisture, or to remove with a mask peeling dead skin cells. If you have oily skin it comes, to slow down the production of sebum. For masks with salicylic acid (willow bark) or clay or healing earth (alumina are particularly suitable may be called healing earth, if it meets certain statutory Purity requirements in order to be, for example, applied internally).

Dry skin needs oil and moisture. For sensitive skin check, whether a mask, which contains your skin sensitive. For blemished skin, the mask should be pH-neutral, antibacterial and relaxing effect. This is particularly true for fruit acids (lemon, Apple, pomegranate, berries, etc.), and salicylic acid. Fat masks which are then unsuitable.

The Ingredients

For a facial mask using ingredients from the budget: yogurt, cream, milk, butter milk and cottage cheese provide moisture, and also vegetable oils such as canola or olive oil. Fruits and vegetables such as lemons, strawberries, raspberries, currants, blackberries, bananas and cucumbers contain valuable vitamins and minerals. Sea salt, banana peels, or sugar and are suitable if the mask is associated with a scrub. Honey is not only a provider of moisture and has the right substance for a skin mask, it also acts as an antioxidant and slows the aging of the skin. Egg keeps the Paste is stable and provides us with proteins.


Before applying a face mask, you should clean the skin and adhering fat have been removed. Then you can record the ingredients of the mask at the best, and the effect lasts the longest. In the ideal case, you draw the face before a light exfoliation to remove dead skin and open the pores. To do this, simply mix a little coffee grounds with vegetable oil and massage the Paste into the skin of the face.

How long a mask is supposed to act?

Regardless of the type of mask you leave this for about 15 to 20 minutes to soak in some of the masks ten minutes. The mask is hardened in the meantime, you can remove the residue with a warm towel and wash off.

Honey against wrinkles

Honey has antioxidant properties, counteracts bacteria and inflammation, for example acne or eczema. He also stores a lot of moisture and is good to tighten the small wrinkles.

Take a teaspoon of bee honey, 50 grams of barley flour, and a protein. Beat the egg whites to snow and mix these with the flour and honey, apply the Paste on the cleansed face, leave for 20 minutes to collect and rinse well.

Pumpkin against impure skin

Pumpkin meat contains zinc and vitamins A and C. Together with honey it makes a good mask to care for problem skin. Take about two teaspoons of the pulp of boiled pumpkin, a little milk and half a teaspoon of honey, mix everything and apply it. Then leave it for about 15 minutes to move and clean at the end of the face.

Guacamole for dry skin

Avocado is not only a healthy food, the contained unsaturated fatty acids as well as vitamins A, B and E stimulate the formation of new cells, slowing down the ageing of skin and make dry skin supple. You whip it with a egg white, mix the mashed flesh of a half Avocado and a teaspoon of lemon juice. The mass then on the face, leave for about 15 minutes and wear them down then.

Tea tree oil against fat

If you suffer from oily skin, a mask with tea tree oil is the first choice, because it tightens the pores and soothes the skin. You lemon, take four drops of tea tree oil, a protein and a splash. Then beat the egg whites until frothy, add the lemon juice, mix both and add at the end of the tea tree oil. The foam, apply on the face, leave everything for 15 minutes and wash it.

Cucumber mask

The most famous is the cucumber mask with Quark &#8211 is; as convenient as it is simple. You will need half a cucumber and three tablespoons of curd. The cucumber chop it into small pieces, and crush these in the blender. The exiting of cucumber juice mix with the Quark and put it all on the skin. You can also place two cucumber slices on the eyes. This cucumber mask hydrates and cleanses the skin.

Flour and yogurt

Very simple, a mask consisting of six tablespoons of yogurt and as much wheat flour. Both of you, mix, apply mass on the face and leave everything for about 25 minutes for it to absorb. Then wash the face with clear water. A flour-yogurt mask is an old home remedy for large pores.

Carrots mask

For a carrot mask, take two average carrots, a tablespoon of honey, as much olive oil and half a Biozitrone. The carrots and finely grate them and sauté them. Then puree to a mash, mix with honey and olive oil. To do this, add the freshly squeezed lemon juice. He ensures that the skin pulls together.

Apply the mask to cleansed skin and leave for about 15 minutes, then remove gently with a piece of paper and wash off the Rest with warm water.

Strawberries against aging of the skin

For this you will need five fresh strawberries, one teaspoon of yogurt and two teaspoons of honey. The strawberries and mash them in a bowl, add the yogurt and the honey and mix everything. In the case of dry skin you can use instead of yogurt cream.

The mask with the fingers on the skin, but the eye area. After about ten minutes, you wash everything.

Parsley against redness of the skin

Parsley contains Apigenin. This substance is inflammation. A parsley mask therefore helps to prevent skin redness.

Mix three tablespoons of chopped parsley, 100 milliliters of hot water, add a tablespoon of olive oil, a teaspoon of oatmeal and a protein. This mask, apply for 20 minutes on the skin. Then you wash everything thoroughly. This mask you should not use dry skin.


Pomegranate is full of vitamins and antioxidants, and Iran have come to love masks with pomegranate, to the aging of the skin to counteract. Mix six tablespoons of pomegranate seeds with six tablespoons of sugar and two teaspoons of olive oil and crush the seeds. The mixture of massage into the facial skin, leave everything for ten minutes and then wash the face.

Green Tea

Green tea is known for its skin-care substances, as well as antioxidants, tannins, polyphenols, and enzymes. It accelerates the Regeneration of cells, balances the skin Shine and makes it more elastic. For a mask you put on once a green tea, with a tea bag for 250 milliliters of water. You give the pouch in water at approximately 80 degrees, and leave for five minutes.

You can now soak a rag with the tea and him on the face, or the tea with the flour, yoghurt and honey to make a Paste mix. Place the cloth on the eyes. The mask helps against puffy eyes by constricting the blood vessels there. The tea contained Vitamin K lightens dark circles. If you want to make it easy, you can also put wet tea bags on the eyes.

Against pimples and acne

Applied to the skin, the tea has antibacterial and thus also against the bacteria which trigger acne. Its anti-inflammatory effect relieves also the redness caused by acne. For this you take two already-drawn green tea leaves, mix them with two teaspoons of honey and freshly squeezed lemon juice, spread the mixture on the face, leave everything for ten minutes and rinse with warm water.

Chocolate – The Gold of the Aztecs

In the case of the Aztecs, cocoa was not only a beverage but also a medicine. Raw cacao is Packed with minerals: Magnesium, potassium, iron, and zinc. To do this, he contains to a greater extent Vitamin E, which is for the cell formation and cell renewal of the skin is just as important as for the hair growth. In addition, cocoa promotes the discharge of dopamine and makes for euphoric feelings. It supports the flow of blood, the muscles, nerves, and the exchange of biochemistry. The theobromine reduces blood pressure.

For a cocoa mask, mix in dry skin, two teaspoons of cocoa powder (raw cocoa) with a teaspoon of Greek yogurt or almond oil and about a tablespoon of honey. Honey gives the moisture and the yogurt soothes. Mix everything in a bowl with high sides, since the cocoa powder dust. Then add the honey, mix it with the powder and at the end of the yogurt.

If you mix everything, should correspond to the consistency of melted chocolate. Apply now this Paste on the face, mouth and eyes but free. All moves in 15 minutes, then rinse off (some of the excess Paste with a spoon to lick off). (Dr. Utz Anhalt)