Author Jean Morrison
Face masks - hints and tips - how to make them
Face masks have been used for hundreds of years. They make us feel more radiant and if used regularly can make us look younger.
We don't have to use expensive face masks from the cosmetic counters - we can easily make our own using ingredients that are in our kitchens. When using face masks don't apply them near delicate areas such as around eyes and mouth.
Learn all about facial masks - tips and hints
Mix together honey and oatmeal. Spread over your face and leave until the mask feels tight. Rinse off using wet finger tips gently rubbing in a circular motion.
Mix together a tablespoon of natural yoghurt and a teaspoon of honey. Smooth over your face and leave till it tightens for about 15 minutes. Rinse off with warm water.
Mash one banana with a tablespoon honey. Smooth onto your face. Rinse off with warm water. This is suitable for oily skinned complexions.
For dry skin, mash half an avocado with 1/4 cup of honey. Apply to face and leave on for 15 minutes. Rinse off with warm water.
For normal to oily skin, beat an egg white until it is fluffy. Spread onto your face. Leave until it has dried. Rinse face with warm water. Splash on cool water.
A beaten egg yolk can also be used. spread on your face and leave on for half an hour. Egg yolks are full of vitamin A so this is a good healing facial mask.
Try a small amount of ground oatmeal with a little skimmed milk. Spread on your face and rinse off after it has dried.
Mash half a cucumber. Drain off and discard some of the juice. To the pulp add sufficient fresh cream to give a spreadable consistency. Leave on face for 20 minutes and rinse off with cool water. This mask is good for dry or older skin.
Mash half a cucumber. Drain off and discard some of the juice. To the pulp add 2 tablespoons of finely chopped mint. Leave on face for 20 minutes and rinse off with cool water. This mask is good for oily skin.
Only use face masks twice a week maximum. When you use them try to vary the ingredients.