Pick the Mask that Matches Your Skin Type
1. Dry Skin – Bananas
Bananas are good at softening and nourishing the skin. They are a rich source of minerals such as potassium, vitamin A & vitamin C, which help stimulate cell production and renew your skin. Mash a ripe banana, add a few spoons of honey, and apply it evenly to your face and hands for 15-20 minutes. Your skin will be left hydrated and supple.
2. Oily Skin – Cucumber
Cucumber is soothing, cleansing and hydrating. Because of its mild astringent properties, it is excellent for oily skin. Cucumber is loaded with nutrients like vitamin E & silicon which help smooth the complexion and reduce blotchiness. Take a refrigerated cucumber and grind it (keep the skin on) to form a paste. You can also add milk for renewing & softening your pores. Apply to the face for visibly clearer skin.
3. Blemished Skin – Cabbage
Cabbage is one of the richest sources of vitamin K. It is extremely effective in healing skin imperfections. Make a smooth paste of ground cabbage & a few drops of lemon. Apply this to your face and neck for approximately 20-25 minutes. Watch blemishes and discolorations diminish.
4. Dull Skin – Papaya
Papaya is a great solution for dull and tanned skin. It contains papain, an enzyme which lightens and renews the skins complexion. It is also known for its anti-oxidant properties. Mix some yogurt and papaya in a blender. Apply to exposed skin for a fresh radiant glow.
5. Mature Skin – Apples
Apart from various anti-oxidants, apples contain phytochemicals like peptone and tannin which help to fight and reverse the aging process. They improve blood circulation thereby toning and tightening the skin. Grind an apple into a fine pulp. Add some glycerin and/or honey and smooth onto your face. This will help retain your skin’s elasticity.
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