Any ripe berries are suitable for cosmetic masks: strawberries, strawberries, apricots, plums – you can list it endlessly. They are all useful, but in order to get a decent result, one must take into account that:
- All berries are allergenic to one degree or another, therefore, before applying the mask to the face, check its effect on the inner fold of the elbow or behind the ear – this is where we have the most delicate skin. If all is well – the berries can be used on the face, if there is a reaction – it is better not to risk it and try other berries or even abandon this idea.
- When choosing berries for a mask, consider your skin type:
for normal skin, apricots, grapes, black currants, strawberries and strawberries are suitable
for oily skin: cranberries, plums, strawberries
- Masks should be done regularly, twice a week, in sessions of 10-15 minutes.
- It is best to apply the mask before bed.
- Apply the mask only to previously cleansed skin.
- The effect of the mask will be stronger if done during bath procedures, when the skin is steamed and the pores are open.
- It is better to remove all masks not with plain water, but with an infusion of chamomile, cornflowers or linden – this is an additional source of nutrition and moisturizing for your skin.
- After removing the mask, be sure to apply a nourishing or moisturizing cream to your face.
- Add the oatmeal, ground into flour, to the berry puree and gently massage your face after applying the mask – you will get a mask with a peeling effect.
- The nutritional function of berry masks can be enhanced: 5 minutes after applying the mask (when it dries slightly), cover your face with a terry towel, previously moistened with hot water and wrung out.
MASK RECIPES. CHOOSE YOURS!
For normal skin:
Nourishing and whitening. Mix the pulp of two apricots with 1 tbsp. a spoonful of lemon juice. Apply the resulting mass to the face. After 20 minutes, rinse with warm water or herbal decoction. Cleansing and moisturizing. Grind a handful of seedless grapes, apply the resulting gruel to cleansed skin. Wash off after 10-15 minutes. Grapes nourish the skin with vitamins A, B and C, as well as phosphorus compounds.
Anti-aging, nourishing, whitening. 10-15 black currant leaves pour 1/2 cup boiling water, strain after 15-20 minutes. Moisten gauze folded in several layers in the resulting infusion and apply it on the face for 10-15 minutes. After removing this mask, you do not need to rinse your face, but immediately apply a nourishing or moisturizing cream.
The mask softens the skin, has a whitening effect, and enhances metabolic processes in the skin.
Toning. Apply strawberry or strawberry pulp to clean skin. After 15-20 minutes, rinse your face with cold water and apply a nourishing cream. This mask well supplies the skin with vitamins, tones, makes it fresh and velvety.
For dry skin
Nutritious. Mix 50 ml of milk with 50 ml of fresh gooseberry puree. Apply the resulting mass to the face, rinse off after 10-15 minutes.
Cleansing. Mix egg yolk with 1 teaspoon of apricot pulp, apply on face, after 10-15 minutes rinse with warm herbal infusion.
Nourishing, softening. Combine the pulp of two apricots with a tablespoon of sour cream, unrefined olive oil and whipped egg white and apply to face and neck. After 20 minutes, wash off with warm herbal infusion. This mask refreshes and softens the skin well.
Refreshing. Mash half a cup of raspberries and mix with 2 tbsp. spoons of fresh milk. Cut out a mask with holes for the nostrils and mouth from the gauze. Moisten gauze with the resulting mixture and apply on face for 15 minutes.
Nourishing and refreshing. Chop the strawberries and mix with any nourishing cream, add one teaspoon of honey, stir and apply on the face. After 20 minutes, remove with a swab dipped in cool milk.
Nourishing and whitening. Add whipped egg white and 1 tbsp to the cranberry puree. a spoonful of milk. Apply the resulting mass to the face, rinse off after 15-20 minutes.
For oily skin
Nourishing and whitening. Add whipped egg white and 1 tbsp to the cranberry puree. a spoonful of rose water or other cleansing lotion. Apply the resulting mass to the face.
Mattifying, tightening pores. Mash the pulp of a ripe plum and apply it on the face. The result is excellent – the pores are significantly narrowed and the greasiness of the skin decreases, after 5-7 “plum” procedures, the skin becomes less loose.
Shrinks pores. Mash 1,5-2 tablespoons of strawberries, mix with beaten egg white, add 1 teaspoon of starch and 1 teaspoon of olive oil. After 15 minutes, wash off the mask with warm and then cool water.
For mature skin
From wrinkles. Peel and knead 1-2 ripe apricots, apply on face for 10-15 minutes. A course of such apricot masks will help get rid of fine wrinkles.
Toning. Grind the pulp of a ripe peach and apply on the face, hold until the mask begins to dry.
The season of natural cosmetic masks is open. It’s time to pamper your skin with strawberries, peaches, apricots, grapes – any berries rich in vitamins and fruit acids will do. Leave the canned fruit acids for the winter.