3 homemade masks for dry skin
Useful properties of facial steam baths
Steam facial baths are definitely relaxing, but they are also very beneficial for the skin. These easy-to-make at-home skin care products smooth and refresh the skin. When skin is exposed to steam, the surface of the skin is softened. Dirt and bacteria are pulled to the surface, making it easier to clean and care for skin prone to imperfections. Cosmetologists in spas often steam the skin before deep cleansing because the steam makes it easier to remove impurities and unwanted grease from the pores.
Steam facial baths are not only good for acne-prone skin; they’re also great for treating dry skin. The steam makes the skin more permeable and increases its ability to absorb. After the skin is steamed and moisturizers are applied, the skin absorbs the moisturizing ingredients better. This helps improve damaged moisture-retaining barriers and revitalizes tired skin.
Steam treatments also have a physiological effect on facial skin. While taking a steam facial, the blood vessels in the skin dilate, providing increased blood flow to the face. Without adequate blood flow, the skin does not get enough oxygen. This can make the complexion look dull and lifeless. After a few steam baths, your facial skin gets a healthier look and sometimes even a youthful glow.
Independently prepare a steam bath for the face at home using a variety of herbs and oils can everyone. Frankincense and sage are both good for this: both plants have a noticeably beneficial effect on the skin. Frankincense is derived from trees native to India and is known for its anti-inflammatory properties. When used as a skin care product, frankincense can help increase elasticity and minimize skin imperfections. Sage can have rejuvenating properties. This soothing herb helps reduce redness and improve blood circulation.
Sage and frankincense steam bath
This steam bath will energize your skin and give it a healthy look. To care for tired, damaged skin, try doing a steamy facial bath several times a week.
2 cups boiling water
4 sage leaves
Frankincense essential oil.
Boil water in a saucepan and pour it into a large heatproof bowl.
Add the sage leaves to the water. Stir and leave for a few minutes, allowing the herbs to infuse.
Add a few drops of frankincense essential oil.
Lean over the bowl and cover the bowl and head with a towel. The towel will trap the steam, allowing the steam to penetrate your skin. Stay in this position for 5-10 minutes.
After the steam bath, blot your face with a dry, clean towel. Apply a moisturizer to lock in the absorbed moisture.
Benefits of homemade face scrubs
A homemade face scrub that combines yogurt, oats, sage and cucumber moisturizes and exfoliates the skin at the same time. Each ingredient has powerful revitalizing properties.
Oatmeal is known for its anti-inflammatory properties. It is often used to treat skin prone to itching and eczema because it helps relieve inflammation and redness. Because of its texture, oats can also be used as a scrub. For people with sensitive, dry skin, oats are an excellent substitute for rougher mechanical exfoliators. Exfoliants help remove keratinized skin cells while moisturizing irritated skin.
Yogurt does not have the inherent mechanical exfoliating properties of oats. It contains lactic acid, which is an important chemical exfoliant. This means that lactic acid dissolves skin cells through a chemical process rather than mechanical action. Lactic acid is one of the most delicate chemical exfoliators, therefore, it is gentle enough for dry skin. Lactic acid can help treat acne and reduce signs of aging, making it great for all skin types.
Cucumber is great for fighting inflammation of the skin. When used as a skin care product, this tasty vegetable has a host of health benefits because it is a potent source of vitamin C, caffeic acid, and silicon dioxide. Cucumber puree helps firm sagging skin, moisturizes dry skin and reduces redness on irritated skin.
Facial scrubs are a great way to exfoliate the skin. They allow you to get rid of keratinized, damaged cells of the top layer of skin, under which hides a firm skin without flaws. However, you should be careful when applying scrubs. If the scrub is too abrasive, it may not repair the skin, but harm it. This cucumber scrub is the perfect combination of soothing and exfoliating.
2 tablespoons plain yogurt
2 tablespoons cucumber puree
2 tablespoons oatmeal flakes
1 tsp. chopped sage
Mix 2 tablespoons yogurt, pureed cucumber and oatmeal. Yogurt should be plain; sweet yogurt is not as good for your skin.
Stir in 1 tsp. finely chopped sage. If the sage leaves are too large, they won’t be able to penetrate the skin. Sage oil is also effective.
After creating the mixture, massage it into the skin with your fingertips. This movement helps to improve circulation and increase blood flow, as well as to exfoliate keratinized skin cells. Massage your face for five minutes, then gently remove the scrub with warm water and a towel. This scrub can also be used as a mask. If you want to get the most out of these ingredients, leave the mass on your face for another 15 minutes after the massage.
Benefits of a homemade cucumber mask
As we have already said, cucumbers have excellent moisturizing and rejuvenating properties. This is due to their presence of antioxidants, caffeic acid and vitamin C, which help reduce skin damage caused by aging and negative sun exposure. Cucumber puree is a great addition to a facial scrub, and when used as a mask, cucumber stays on the skin longer, which makes it better absorbed. Leave this mask on for 15 minutes. The skin will be smooth, healthy and deeply moisturized.
Coconut oil and carrot seed oil give even more moisturizing power to this effective homemade mask. Coconut oil is rich in fatty acids, which are also found in the structure of the skin. By applying the fatty acids to your skin, you help repair the surface layer of your skin, making your skin smoother and healthier-looking. Coconut oil contains antioxidants that help improve skin texture.
Carrot seed oil is an excellent skin protector and contains bioflavonoids and antioxidants. It helps kill fungi and bacteria, which makes it great for fighting skin imperfections. Carrot seed oil also has moisturizing properties. This oil combined with grated cucumber and coconut oil is a moisturizing anti-inflammatory mask that fights skin imperfections and improves skin texture.
Due to its toning effect on the skin and a host of other beneficial properties, cucumber – often used as an ingredient in skin care masks at home. Anyone can try this effective cucumber mask, which combines the anti-inflammatory properties of cucumber with the moisturizing properties of oil.
2 tbsp coconut oil
1 tsp. carrot seed oil
Prepare a puree of one cucumber. Add 2 tbsp. coconut oil and 1 tsp. carrot seed oil. Blend ingredients until smooth, paste-like consistency.
Cover your face and neck with the mixture. Leave for 15 minutes and then gently rinse off.