If you are looking for a refreshing and thorough way to cleanse and nourish your skin, facemasks may be a great idea. Of course you can easily find a host of skin care masks in the market, but do you know that the answer to a truly nourishing masks lies in your kitchen. Chemical free, cheap and way more effective than what you will find off the shelf.
A few ingredients that go towards making a face mask that can help you feel ageless and beautiful are listed below:
The raw material used to create chocolate, is one of the most nutritious foods on the planet. In its raw and purest form, it is known to have cancer fighting and disease busting capabilities. It helps destroy premature aging as it contains powerful antioxidants.
While in the past, chocolate was considered the cause of acne, today, it is known that it is milk that causes acne and not cocoa. In fact, it has also been discovered that adding milk to very powerful foods like chocolate and tea, prevent the antioxidants from getting absorbed.
Chocolate was referred to as the food of the Gods by the Mayans and the Aztecs as it contained high amount of antioxidants that helped regulate ones mood, libido and also helped one remain peaceful, relaxed and full of love. If you can get your hands on pure cocoa, you are in luck, if you cannot, then raw unsweetened cocoa powder should be fine as well.
Avocado is known to have ant-aging properties that help create youthful, glowing and nourished skin. It also defends ones skin against carcinogens, and other elements that can cause disharmony.
It is also rich in omega-3 fatty acids, which is anti-inflammatory. Inflammation is known to be the primary cause of aging. Avocado is a fabulous moisturizer and increases the elasticity of one’s skin.
Green Tea is a powerful antioxidant, and the people of Okinawa believe that is the secret to health and longevity. Putting it directly on your skin too has many benefits.
Honey is known to be an excellent anti-bacterial agent, it helps open up pores and leaves the skin cleansed, refreshed, detoxified and baby smooth. In its purest form it has antiseptic, antifungal and antibiotic properties. It is also used to treat burns and ulcers in many cultures and is a great preservative. It makes a great addition to a mask as it makes it nice and sticky.
Oatmeal has natural properties that exfoliate the skin and remove dead cells, leaving it smooth and soft. Oats are a great source of Vitamins and minerals such as copper, selenium, zinc, manganese, magnesium and Vitamin E. Oats are known for their high protein content and in many cultures they are also used to treat dermatitis, eczema and psoriasis.
How do you use these ingredients?
Well, mash one avocado, use 3 tablespoons of raw cocoa, 2 dessert spoons of raw honey, and 2 tablespoons of oatmeal flakes and mix them. Infuse some green tea in to water and let it boil. Cool it down and mix it with the other ingredients to make it in to a paste.
Apply the mixture to your skin gently so that it exfoliates it and removes the layers of dead skin cells. Leave it on for about 20 minutes and then rinse it off with luke warm water.
Give your skin the care it deserves, naturally. Speak with a Registered Holistic Nutritionist or get in touch with a Homeopathic Doctor to learn how you can stay healthy and enjoy glowing skin naturally.