There is an opinion that homemade hydrating face masks are necessary only for those who have dry or very dry skin.
That is misconception.All skin types need humidification because the top layer of the skin (epidermis) is constantly exposed to external influences, and loses its natural moisture.
Our skin undergoes extremes of temperature, humidity, wind and sun. We wash and clean the face removing dirt together with natural protective layer of the skin what violate its water balance.
Hydrating Mask with Oatmeal, Milk & Honey
You can do it as often as you like (preferably once a week at least). This is the excellent option of the moisturizing face mask from cooked oatmeal with honey.
- 1 Tbsp of oatmeal
- 3 Tbsp of milk
- 2 tsp of honey
Crush oatmeal in a coffee grinder. Stir it well with cold milk in a saucepan to avoid lumps. Use the hand whisk if you need it. Milk amount should be three times more than the oatmeal.
Place the saucepan on the stove and bring it to a boil. Simmer oatmeal 15 seconds, stirring slowly and continuously.
Wait until the mixture became cool slightly and add the honey in.
Try to use the mask until it is warm (not hot, the temperature should be enjoyable for the face) for best results.
Wash your face with warm water before applying the mask. You can put warm wet towel on your face to open the pores (this is the way I described in the article about using of honey as a cleanser).
Liberally apply the mask on face and neck and relax for 20 minutes.
It’s not so easy to wash off the mask. Do that by using washcloth.
My daughter was three. She asked, looking as I apply this mask on my face – Why you can not just eat it? Now she does the same thing …
In order to make homemade hydrating facial mask you will not need any special products. Sufficient variety and quantity of those products you always have in the fridge or kitchen pantry.
I’ve already told about one very good hydrating mask with oatmeal. Now I would like to share a recipe for one of my favorite hydrating masks with cottage cheese.
I love this product in all respects. I think it is good for health (everything I like should be good for health). Calcium compound contained in the cottage cheese is well assimilated by the body cells. I use cottage cheese in the whitening, moisturizing and anti-aging face masks.
Hydrating Mask with Cottage Cheese
Make it when you are cooking in the kitchen. In this case, you don’t have to spend time and special products. For example, my kids don’t like cottage cheese, and I do some tricks to make it tastes better.
Using a blender or multiquick I turn it into the smooth paste. Get one tablespoon of that cottage cheese paste for the face mask.
Add confiture or fruit jam into the remaining mass. Kids will do like it. It depends of the jam quantity.
- 1 Tbsp of cottage cheese paste
- 1 Tbsp of milk
- 2 tsp of honey
Combine the cottage cheese mashed with milk and add the honey.
Mix well all ingredients with a hand beater to the homogeneous mass.
Wash your face or clean it with a special lotion. You can use olive oil as a cleansing agent.
Apply the mask on the face and the neck and forget about it for 20 minutes while do other things.
Then rinse off the mask and use moisturizer.
Honestly I like honey more than fruit jam, so leave more cottage cheese for myself. Part of the mixture I use for hydrating mask, and other part for the lunch. That is real huge advantage of homemade masks.
Interesting hydrating mask recipe could be obtained from a mixture of potatoes with egg yolk and glycerin. The unusual properties of glycerin are described in the article moisturizing face mask with glycerin and honey.
Hydrating Mask with Potato & Glycerin
But what are the benefits of ordinary potato for the face skin? The fact is that the potato contains plenty of amino acids, which participates in the synthesis of protein.
Protein deficiency may cause the violation of the water balance inside the body, and that is affects on our skin.
And egg yolk face mask has a moisturizing cleanser and antibacterial properties.
- 1 potato
- 1 Tbsp of milk
- 1 egg yolk
- 1 tsp of glycerin
Boil 1 small potato in their jackets (to keep all the valuable properties). Peel the potatoes. Combine milk with boiled potatoes and mash with a fork to a form puree. Do not do it in a blender because the potatoes will come sticky.
Wash the egg, crack it and separate the yolk from the egg white. Add the egg yolk into mashed potatoes. Dilute glycerin with water ratio of 1:1. A teaspoon of liquid mixed with the other ingredients.
Apply a thick layer of the resulting mask to the face and neck avoiding the eye area. Potato mask is best while it’s warm. Take the prone position and relax for 15-20 minutes if possible.
Wash the mask with warm water and then with cold water to close the pores onto your face.
I told you that I like to combine business with pleasure? Therefore, I do the mask when I cook mashed potatoes for my whole family. My kids just adore eat mashed potatoes with sausages and vegetables.