While the hot season causes your skin some heat rush, all those oily-creepy-crawly feelings, with the arrival of the frosty days you witness the reverse situation – dry, crusted skin, ashy and pale look. These are, actually, the natural reactions of your skin to the weather changes but why not stem the tide and take matters into your hand? We are offering you to arm yourself with 5 express DIY facial masks, which will take you as little as 5 minutes with split-second amazing effect afterwards.
Christmas and New Year 2016 countdown process has already got the show on the road and you have apparently several days marked in calendar for holiday celebration parties. It is a matter of course that even the most scrumptious party-ready frock hugging your body may lose all its charm and pizzazz if you are carrying somewhat pale and colorless face. And that is a perspective quite displeasing with a high probability to happen given that the fewer are the days left until holidays the more is the work at office, the more are sleepless nights and hasty to-and-fro running.
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So if you have very little time at your disposal, rest assured that you can gain fresh and healthy face skin within minutes and it is not chasing rainbows, really. Each of these homemade, pocket-friendly natural facial masks will make your face shine in a natural way, giving your cheeks some healthy glow, while at the same time guaranteeing 5-6-hour wearing. Try these express facial masks saving both your time and budget.
1. Olive Oil Facial Mask
Olive oil widely used in the beauty industry comes to be a strong antioxidant (including Vitamins A and E) able to repair damaged skin, restoring its healthy and smooth look. For making this express facial mask mix 1 tbsp. of olive oil, one yolk and 3 tbsp. fresh orange juice in a bowl and gently massage the substance unto your face with circular motions. The mask will help you struggle against ashy and pale skin, giving it that very desired healthy glow.
2. Marine Salt Facial Mask
The benefits of marine salt can be discussed for ages. It contains almost all kinds of minerals, which are necessary for keeping the skin elastic, smooth and free of wrinkles. Actually, there are numerous masks based on this magical cosmetic ingredient and here is one of them. Add 1 tsp. of marine salt into a glass of mineral water without gas and after mixing the liquid add 1 tbsp. of fresh lemon juice. It is recommended to cover the whole face with a cloth napkin soaked in this liquid. The effect will leave you chuffed to the bits. It will whiten the dark pigments simultaneously removing contaminated pores.
3. Potato Facial Mask
Potatoes enriched with Vitamin A serve as perfect antioxidants and boast having anti-inflammatory properties and accordingly having at your disposal one more express facial mask with potatoes will come right thing at the right moment. Grate one piece of raw potato in a bowl and add 1 tbsp. of milk into it. After blending the substance add 1 raw egg, mix again and pour 1 tsp. of lemon juice. Apply the mask with cotton unto the face and you will see your face rejuvenated and toned up. Moreover, the mask will help you get rid of sebaceous plugs.
4. Facial Mask with Teabags
This mask destined for the skin around your eyes is to remove the swelling, giving your eyes fresh look and feeling as if you have been sleeping with sweet sleep for days. To achieve this effect brew teabags in a glass of hot water, let it rest for 5 minutes, then put it in the deep freezer for another 5 minutes. Only after that lay teabags on your eyes and relax in such a state for several minutes.
5. Orange Facial Mask
This mask is based only on orange. Just cut one orange into thin round pieces and put them on face. After removing them, cleanse the face with cotton pads soaked in lukewarm water. The Vitamin C included in orange will make your face radiate with utmost freshness and vividness.
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