Spring is coming soon. The winter months are almost behind us and with the change of the weather our daily beauty routine should also change. The winter cold will leave and with it will leave the imminent threat of dry skin, inflammation and rashes caused by the dry air. The humidity in the air will rise significantly and so will the power of the sun.
All of this means we will need some new facial masks to reflect accurately the new needs of our skin. Here are two suggestions for all-natural spring facial masks.
The brightening mask
In the spring vitamins will be essential for your skin. The sun will provide you with vitamin D but the rest is up to you. In the spring time your skin is most likely to be taken by acne thanks to your sweat. If you have an oily skin the threat of acne is even bigger. A fresh smoothie for your skin is the answer to your problems. Just bear with me. Take a 1/4 cup of mashed strawberries and add 2 tablespoons of lemon juice. Mix it with a tablespoon of yogurt and the same amount of honey. Mash all the ingredients together, and be careful not to eat the mask before you use it. It won\t cause you any harm, but that’s not the point of the mix. So don’t eat it.
A very important note for this mask is, that it should not be a blended. It shouldn’t be in liquid, but a creamy one. Apply it on your face and let it sit for up to 10 minutes. Do not leave it longer, because the lemon juice may cause harm. Wipe it off with a warm cloth and than tines your face with lukewarm water.
Strawberries contain salicylic acid, which is great against acne. The lemon juice will help your skin tighten and close the pores. The combination will remove old dead skin cells. The yogurt and honey are not to be forgotten. Without them you risk getting inflammation on the face, which is never good. Those products contain antibiotic properties.
The best part of this mask is that you can eat all the extra mix, left in the bowl. Enjoy!
Your morning habits are not influenced by the seasons. We all have our morning routine and most of us start the day with a cup of coffee. This is a good start as caffeine helps us to wake up and to start our day a little happier than we would otherwise. You should cherish this marvelous drink for more than this reason though.
Caffeine helps you reduce swelling and puffiness if applied on your skin. There is no wonder that caffeine will be the base of a marvelous facial mask. Just take 2 tablespoons of freshly ground coffee and mix it with equal amount of pure cocoa powder. Add 1 tablespoon of honey and 3 tablespoons of yogurt. Blend the ingredients and apply the cream on your skin. Leave it to work its magic for about 10 minutes and then rinse it off with some cool water. While you are taking off the mask, massage your face gently, so that the cream can exfoliate your face as well.
Those masks are your best choice for the spring. They will help you look younger and fresh as you should in the first warm days.