All you have to do is browse a few birthday cards before it becomes really apparent: most people have an aversion to getting older. We’re all for age-acquired wisdom and a lifetime of memories to look back on, but we also wouldn’t turn down eternally youthful skin. Anti aging products and cosmetics from stores can be very expensive and you don’t know what dangerous chemicals may have been used in them. Instead, you can make your own amazingly effective face masks at home which are completely natural and much cheaper. And in today’s video, we will tell you the best anti aging face masks that you can make for younger looking skin. From avocado and apricot, berries, apple cider vinegar, cucumber and lemon to brown sugar and more, watch till the end to learn about all of them.
Honey, Yogurt And Lavender:
Yogurt is the ultimate dairy delight for your skin. Packed with protein, it’s also full of antioxidants and vitamins, as well as lactic acid that gently peels away dead, dull skin. The naturally occurring milk fat moisturizes and soothes, while its antifungal and antibacterial properties help stimulate new skin. When it comes to essential oils that help turn back time, lavender tops the list. This powerful purple plant creates a regenerative oil that assists with signs of aging and calms frayed nerves. Honey attracts moisture naturally and has powerful antibacterial properties. It’s also loaded with antioxidants to help perfect and protect your skin against aging aggressors. Combine 3 tbsp yogurt, 1 tsp honey and 2 to 3 drops of pure lavender oil in a bowl. Now apply a thick layer to your skin. Leave on for 15 minutes, then rinse clean with warm water. Do you get weirded out when you have to apply food items on your face or are you comfortable with it? Tell us in the comments section below!
Matcha, Cucumber and Coconut Oil:
A super-hydrating and refreshing anti-aging mask, perfect for summer heat or for every time your skin gets dehydrated. It provides your skin with lots of moisture and vitamins, plumps it up and makes it youthful and glowing. Blend a cucumber. Take one tablespoon of it for this mask; you can freeze the rest in an ice tray. Melt the coconut oil. Add ½ teaspoon of matcha powder and mix well. In the end, add the cucumber puree and mix everything well together. Apply the mask evenly to a clean face. Leave it on for about 15 minutes. Wash the mask off using lukewarm water and a gentle cleanser. Apply a moisturizer while your skin is still damp, to lock in the moisture.
Turmeric, Sweet Almond Oil, Vitamin E Oil And Oatmeal Powder:
Both turmeric and sweet almond oil have properties that can reduce wrinkles and fine lines while keeping your skin smooth and supple. Oat flour has an anti-inflammatory effect on your skin. Vitamin E is a powerful antioxidant that protects your skin against free radicals. First mix 1 teaspoon turmeric powder, 1 tablespoon sweet almond oil and 2 drops of vitamin E oil. Add just enough oatmeal powder to get the consistency that you like. Wash your face using an exfoliating cleanser. Apply the mask and leave it on for 10 – 15 minutes.
Avocado And Apricot:
This is a rich and moisturizing fruity face mask, perfect for aging skin. It makes your skin soft and smooth, improves its elasticity, strengthens the sagging skin and improves its overall condition. Mash ¼ ripe avocado and ½ ripe apricot until you get a completely smooth paste. Add a few drops of any natural oil that you like and mix. Apply the mask and leave it on for around 20 minutes. Remove it using a tissue or a towel. Rinse off the residue and apply a moisturizer.
Honey And Cocoa Powder:
A decadent, antioxidant-packed cocoa mask replenishes moisture and gives your skin a restored, youthful appearance. As your skin ages, the moisture barrier begins to break down leading to dryness and the immunity layer of the skin weakens. Hydration is the most important skin saver at this stage. Sour cream is a form of lactic acid that hydrates as it gently exfoliates your skin. Honey attracts moisture naturally, which also boosts hydration while the protein in the egg white tightens and firms your skin. Combine 1 tablespoon cocoa powder, 1 tablespoon sour cream, 1 tablespoon honey, and one egg white. Apply to your face and let it dry before rinsing.
Cucumber And Lemon:
Cucumber is popular for reducing puffiness, dark circles, and providing hydration to your skin. It also contains silica, which helps add a collagen boost and maintain elasticity for aging skin. Add this soothing cucumber mask to your skin care regime and watch your tired skin rejuvenate! Combine half peeled cucumber with half teaspoon lemon juice and blend in a food processor. Apply this all over to your face and neck. Let it dry for 20 mins. Wash this off with lukewarm water.
Apple Cider Vinegar:
Using vinegar as a skin toner dates back to the time of Helen of Troy, and it’s just as effective today. After you wash your face, mix 1 tablespoon of apple cider vinegar with 2 cups of water as a finishing rinse to cleanse and tighten your skin. You can also create a homemade face mask by mixing 1/4 cup cider vinegar with 1/4 cup water. Gently apply the solution to your face and let it dry.
This mask is made of fresh organic blueberries, blackberries, and raspberries—all of which are packed with nutrients like damage-fighting vitamin C and antioxidants. This mask can make your skin exfoliated, brighter, and very plump and supple. Rinse 5 blueberries, blackberries and raspberries before mixing and mashing them in a bowl. Keep stirring with a fork until it looks like a thick fruit juice. Apply to your face with your fingers over your kitchen sink just in case you drop some berries. Leave it on for 10 to 15 minutes, then rinse with lukewarm water and pat dry.
The natural grains in brown sugar help exfoliate skin to remove dead skin cells for a healthier glow. Pulse 1/2 cup dark brown sugar in a coffee grinder to make it finer and a bit less abrasive. You don’t have to grind if you’re using it for your body. Add 3 tablespoons olive oil for extra moisture and, if you want, a pinch of nutmeg for fragrance. Stir until it forms a paste. Wet your face, apply scrub in a circular motion for 1 to 2 minutes, then wash off with warm water. Use this treatment twice a week for best results.
Egg White, Banana And Papaya:
For a beautifying boost, reach for a banana. This yellow fruit is bursting with potassium, antioxidants, and natural oils, as well as vitamins A, E, and C. Bananas also contain over 75 percent water, which makes them mighty moisturizers. They help to strengthen your skin, prevent damage, and encourage repair while helping to maintain your skin’s elasticity. Egg on your face isn’t always a bad thing, especially when it’s in your face mask. It’s a sure-fire way to get brighter, younger-looking skin as eggs are packed with protein and moisture-preserving potassium. Not to mention vitamin B to boost oxygen to skin and protect against environmental stressors. Then there’s papaya, which is commonly used in facial treatments thanks to its amazing exfoliating properties. Rich in the papyan enzyme, it helps rid you of dead skin to restore your radiance and smoothness. Whisk up 1 whole egg, 1 egg white and combine with ½ mashed banana. Then add 2 tablespoon papaya pulp and apply to your skin. Leave on for ten minutes before rinsing off.
Peaches, Yogurt And Almond Milk:
Peaches have vitamin C, which boosts collagen and elasticity, while Greek yogurt exfoliates and brightens your skin. Plus, almond milk hydrates and softens your skin. You can add cinnamon to this mixture which can increase circulation. Place 1/2 cup almond milk, 1/2 cup plain Greek yogurt, 2 ripe peaches sliced, pit removed and 1/4 tsp cinnamon in a blender. Now blend at high speed for one minute, or until smooth. Apply this mixture on your face and leave until it dries. Wash it off afterwards.
Coffee, Apple Cider Vinegar And Clay:
Coffee not only works as an excellent exfoliant but it’s also anti-inflammatory and it can help reduce acne breakouts. Meanwhile, the apple cider vinegar not only makes the texture easy to spread on your face, but it also controls the pH levels of your skin. The whole combination is a great germ-killer for clear and fresh looking skin. Mix your two teaspoons of clay with one teaspoon of ground coffee and one teaspoon of apple cider vinegar and you’ll find your face both smelling and feeling amazing. If you feel like it, add a few drops of your favorite essential oil, for extra hydration. Apart from being great for your face, Apple Cider Vinegar has a wide range of benefits. This video titled “Important Health Benefits Of Apple Cider Vinegar” will tell you what they are. Now back to Best DIY Anti Aging face masks.
Sandalwood And Rose Water:
The combination of sandalwood and rosewater treats wrinkles by minimizing pores, tightening skin, and repairing cell damage. Here’s how to get the benefits of both in one easy-to-make overnight face mask. Mix 1 teaspoon sandalwood powder and 1 teaspoon rosewater in a mixing bowl. Stir vigorously to form a paste. Before applying the mask, wash your face and neck with warm water. Leave your skin damp. Apply the sandalwood and rosewater mask and allow it to dry for twenty minutes before going to sleep. In the morning, wash your face with warm water and pat your skin dry with a clean towel. Wake up to firmer, smoother skin with this simple overnight mask. What would you prefer, homemade DIY face masks or ready made face masks available at the store? Let us know in the comments section below!