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Thursday, September 20, 2012

Homemade Face Masks Bases and Ingredients



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Making your own skin care masks, creams and treatments at home is easy if you know how. You've probably heard of ingredients like CoQ10, Copper, Retinol, AHA fruit acids, DMAE or Papain and many others often promoted in beauty advertisements.

Well, by making your own homemade face masks & creams with the right ingredients at home that closely mimic many active ingredients that you find in top skin care ranges, you can maintain glowing healthy beautiful skin in minutes a day for a fraction of what you would pay for your usual skin care products.

You can benefit from their potent and powerful anti-aging and moisturizing benefits like the ones in top of the line skin care products.

You can not only make your own homemade face mask recipes, but also create your own range of skin care treatments to target specific conditions while protecting, moisturizing and repairing your skin.

 There are many oils and natural ingredients rich in anti-oxidants and anti-aging properties that contain highly concentrated quantities of these active ingredients and are also proven to be as if not more effective for evening out skin tone, smoothing wrinkles and much more. There are many easy to make recipes with added "extras" revealed in the book to boost their effectiveness.

Here are some specific homemade face masks you can make:
  • Avocado face masks
  • Exfoliating papaya peels
  • Pineapple facial exfoliant mask
  • Moisture boosting face packs to nourish and saturate your skin with plumping firming moisturizing nutrients
  • Honey face masks
  • Face mask for acne recipes
  • Homemade face packs for blackheads and acne
  • Moisturizing homemade facial masks
  • Anti-oxidant facial mask
There are several "must have" base ingredients for making home made natural face mask recipes:
  • Yoghurt, whipping cream or milk (moisturizing, calming, soothing)
  • Honey (moiturizing, antibacterial, antioxidant, healing, soothing)
  • Olive, almond or soya oil (anti-aging, moisturizing, calming, soothing)
  • Avocado mashed (moisturizing and antioxidant)
  • Papaya or pineapple or kiwifruit (one tblsp - exfoliating but only leave on for up to ten minutes)
  • Oatmeal finely ground (soothing and exfoliating)
  • Eggs (moisturizing and egg whites are firming)
  • Mayonnaise (moisturizing)
Optional but very beneficial added ingredients:
  • Cucumber (astringent, lightening, cooling, dark circles)
  • Aloe juice or gel (moisturizing, healing, soothing, calming, balancing)
  • Rosemary, lavender leaves or oil (antiseptic, antibacterial, calming, stimulating, acne)
  • Lemon or orange juice (lightening, acne, oily skin)
  • Apple cider vinegar (lightening, acne, oily skin)
  • Coconut milk or extra virgin coconut oil (antibacterial, moisturizing, acne, anti-aging, wrinkles)
  • Red wine (antibacterial, moisturizing, acne, anti-aging, wrinkles)
  • Tea tree oil (antibacterial, antiseptic, acne)
You can make a base using the base ingredients listed above, either together in a combination or on their own and then by adding 1 tsp of the optional ingredients from the "optional" list directly above.
By mixing these into a smooth paste and applying to your skin for ten to 20 minutes then washing off with warm water, you can give your skin a moisturizing treatment boost.

These are just a few basic tips and ingredients for making your own face masks. There are many other specific recipes that have a lot more "kick" or more potent benefits for your skin. These recipes combine other "active ingredients" found in plant, fruit or seeds like enyzmes, vitamins, fruit acids or other ingredients you can find in skin care ranges sold around the world but in their fresh concentrated forms.

To read more recipes like the ones found In Mia Gordon's book Natural Home Made Skincare Recipes click here

Mia Gordon owner of www.naturalskincarerecipes.com and natural remedies author offers a whole range of quick, easy to make effective homemade face masks that hydrate and renew skin and hair so you can look and feel great on any budget.

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