Home refreshing masks are designed for those moments when you need to quickly improve your appearance, and return the freshness of tired and drooping skin.
So, is one of the most effective products for facial refreshment at home is sour cream .Of course, it is desirable that it was homemade, and most importantly fresh, but in the absence of this, and the usual store sour cream.
Do not forget that if your skin is more prone to dryness, sour cream should be taken most fatty, and, conversely, with increased fat content of the skin - low-fat sour cream.
Smoothing the cleansed face with sour cream, hold it for 15-20 minutes, then rinse with cool water.
To increase the tonic effect in the sour mask it is recommended to add freshly squeezed fruit or berry juices .
For example, with a more fatty skin type, lemon juice, apples and grapes of sour varieties, pomegranate, red currant, ripe rowan are perfect.
When dry skin - the juice of watermelon, orange, mandarin, peach.
At 1 tbsp.a spoonful of sour cream is taken about 2-3 tbsp.spoons of juice.
Generally from sour-milk products you get excellent refreshing face masks .
In the presence of oily skin, kefir, yogurt or whey is suitable.
In normal and combination skin - natural yogurt or kefir with the highest percentage of fat.
As with sour cream, the chosen product should be applied in a thick layer on the face, hold for 15 to 20 minutes, and then rinse with cool water.
Another component, helping to quickly refresh your face - is cinnamon .It produces instantly toning and skin-improving effect.
Cinnamon powder can be added to sour cream( 1 incomplete teaspoon per 1 tablespoon of sour cream), or to other sour-milk products( 1 incomplete teaspoon for 3-4 tablespoons of yogurt, whey or kefir).
To keep toning masks with cinnamon need about 15 minutes.
How to brush your face with colorless henna? Yes, it is that henna, which is mainly designed for hair care( do not mix it with colored henna).If you do not know, then it is also successfully used in masks for the skin of the face.
Measure out 1 tbsp.a spoonful of powder of this product, which is filled with a small amount of hot water, so that as a result of stirring a homogeneous paste-like mass of medium density is obtained. The resulting mass of slightly cool and put on your face for 20 minutes.
When washing off henna, lightly massage the skin with your fingertips.
For heavily dry skin, it is recommended to add a couple of teaspoons of vegetable oil to the henna already diluted. So, it's good to refresh your face with almond oil , rose hips or milk thistle.
Freshening and toning face masks for vegetables :
For this purpose, such vegetables as fresh cabbage, cucumber, carrots and potatoes are great.
Cucumber and peeled potatoes can be simply cut into slices, and put on face for 20 minutes.
Cabbage and carrots must be finely chopped and beaten to form a juice. Approximately to the 2-nd art. Spoons of the obtained mass can be added as sour cream, or any of the sour-milk products, depending on the type of skin( see above). The proportions should be taken by eye so that in general you get a convenient mixture for application.
Recipe for a refreshing mask at home from citrus peel :
Using lemons, oranges, tangerines or grapefruits in your diet, do not throw away the remaining peel after them. Put it on a newspaper or any other paper, and leave it in some dry place at room temperature for 1 week.
Next, grind the dried zest into powder( you can use a coffee grinder).
So, 1 tbsp. Spoon the resulting powder should be mixed with any fermented milk product. As already mentioned above, with dry skin, take more fatty sour cream. With normal and mixed skin - sour cream, yogurt or kefir, with oily skin - kefir, sour milk, whey or curdled milk.
Mix so that a paste-like mass of medium consistency is formed.
Apply a lot of this to your face, and after 20 minutes rinse with cool water.
And, incidentally, wonderful helpers in giving freshness and tone to the skin are some essential oils : cloves, bergamot, jasmine. They can be added to any prepared refreshing and toning facial masks, but not more than 2 drops per composition.
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