Facemasks have a great way of making sure that your skin keeps glowing and stays young. While there are a number of facemasks that you can avail of, off the rack, you can just as easily make some great concoctions at home as well. So, how do you start, what do you have to consider, and what ingredients will you need. We explore all this and some more, and give you ideas as to how you can convert your home in to your own very special spa.

Below is a list of a few ingredients that make a great mix for a facemask that will provide you with the benefits of antioxidants that allow your skin to maintain elasticity and stay young. This recipe for an anti-ageing mask is one you should make and in fact share with your near and dear ones as well.

Cocoa is a raw material that goes in to the making of chocolate and very recently it has been touted as one of the most nutritious foods available. In its purest form, cocoa is known to have a number of great properties, such as cancer fighting, disease resisting, age defying antioxidants and lots more.

You may have heard that chocolate can cause acne, however, it’s not cocoa that is responsible for the acne, but milk in milk chocolate and the other ingredients that are present that contribute to acne.

Avocado oil is long known for its fabulous anti-aging properties. It helps you get youthful and beautiful glowing skin and it also helps protect your skin against carcinogens and other deadly elements that can do your skin harm.

It is extremely rich in omega-3 fatty acids that have anti-inflammatory properties and serves as a great moisturizer for your skin, ensuring that the elasticity of your skin is maintained.

Green Tea
You probably already know about the fabulous antioxidant properties of green tea and it has a number of properties that people hold responsible for great health and longevity as well. Applying green tea on your skin can have some great effects too.

Honey is well known for its amazing anti-bacterial properties. It opens the pores of your skin, detoxifies it and helps make your skin like that of a baby. Raw honey, in its most pure form is said to have antifungal, antibiotic and antiseptic properties that are great for good health. Honey is used to treat burns and ulcers in many parts of the world and is also known to be a fantastic preservative. It is an ideal binding agent for the facemask as well.

Oatmeal is known to exfoliate the skin and remove all the dead cells that contribute to aging and other skin problems. It helps make your skin smooth and baby soft. It is known to have a number of beneficial nutrients such as zinc, vitamin E, copper, selenium, magnesium and manganese. Oats are known for their amazing healing properties and in fact it is also known to help treat skin disorders such as eczema, psoriasis and dermatitis as well.

To make a beneficial facemask you will need:

1) 3 tablespoons of raw cocoa powder
2) 2 teaspoons of raw honey preferably, processed honey will also do
3) 2 tablespoons of oatmeal
4) Green tea – let it infuse in some warm water, cool it and then mix all the ingredients together to make a smooth paste

Apply it to your face as a facemask and leave it on for about 30 minutes, rinse it off with warm water and prepare to take on the world with renewed glee.