If your skin lacks luminosity because it is dry or because it has been exposed to environmental factors like wind, sun, and extreme temperatures, avocado is a great ingredient to include in your homemade face mask.
Avocados are very rich in nutrients such as Vitamin A, E, B12, K, C, and fatty acids. It's softening, nourishing properties help with replenishing and healing the skin, as suggested by a 2013 study.
Mash the avocado pulp with a fork until the consistency is creamy and even. Add a tablespoon of honey and mix. Apply to the skin with a spoon.
You may apply it even on the under eye area to soothe it and moisturize it, but make sure not to get too close to the eyes. Leave on for 15 minutes and then rinse with lukewarm water. Pat the skin dry.
•The Problem: Dull Skin
•The Remedy: Yogurt Mask
Dull skin is often the result of the piling up of dead skin cells. Yogurt is a natural source of lactic acid, which provides gentle exfoliation, helps to reduce inflammation, and brightens the skin.
The enzymes contained in the yogurt break down the substance that holds dead skin cells together, peeling them off and revealing fresh skin. A study evaluated how a face treatment containing yogurt affected the skin and it was found to successfully improve brightness and elasticity of the skin.
•Plain yogurt, preferably local and organic
•Optional: honey, preferably local and organic
With a cotton ball, apply yogurt all over your face avoiding the eye area. Leave on for 10-15 minutes, and then rinse with lukewarm water. Pat the skin dry.
If you have dry skin, add a tablespoon of honey and mix it with the yogurt. Apply with a cotton ball to your face avoiding the eye area. Leave on for 15 minutes, then rinse off with lukewarm water, and pat the skin dry.
Adding honey improves the moisturizing qualities of the yogurt mask due to the humectant properties of honey, which help to attract and retain moisture.
•The Problem: Sun-Damaged Skin
•The Solution: Green Tea Masks
If you have overdone your daily dose of sun and you have noticed photo damage, you can naturally renew your skin to get a glowing complexion with the help of green tea.
Green tea has excellent antioxidant and anti-inflammatory properties, which early studies have shown effectively help the skin cells to heal and regenerate. It is also considered an effective anti-aging ingredient because it counteracts the effect of free radicals.
Here are two simple green tea-based masks to choose from that you can make by mixing the green tea powder with either honey (best for oily/blemish prone skin types), or avocado (best for dry/mature skin types).