Winter is here and so is dry pale skin. It’s that time of year when a face mask not only helps brighten your skin; it does so much more.
Here’s one that not only helps exfoliate old dead skin cells, but also boosts the creation of collagen, which helps keep your facial skin more elastic and healthy.
That means fewer wrinkles and less sagging skin. Your facial tissue will feel firmer and tighter when you’re done with this face mask, and it shaves years off your appearance. Best of all, you don’t have to purchase any particular products.
In fact, all the ingredients used in this mask are probably in your kitchen cupboards right now.
Benefits of Ingredients:
① Carrot Juice
The carrot juice in this recipe helps provide beta-carotene, which is the body’s precursor—meaning it turns into—vitamin A. Vitamin A is an antioxidant that helps fight free radicals, which damages or kills skin cells.
That makes you look older and cause uneven pigmentation and skin tone, as well as wrinkles. It even helps repair damaged cells to aid in turning back the clock. It also contains vitamin C, which helps exfoliate the skin while providing, even more, protection.
② Powdered Oats
The powdered oats act as an exfoliant, removing the dead cells that make your skin look dull and dry. It also is a natural moisturizer and helps make skin look lighter and brighter. It has plant saponins.
Saponins foam like soap when they’re in a liquid solution. In fact, other plants, such as soapwort, which also contains saponins, have been used for body and hair washing for centuries and still are used as a mild soap for washing delicate heirloom fabric. The cleansing action of the oats can also help control acne.
Yeast is now used in many expensive skin care products. It has a high concentration of cell pampering nutrients, such as vitamin B, protein, chromium, and selenium.
The Vitamin B aids in maintaining healthy skin. Yeast boosts the production of collagen. It acts as an antioxidant while promoting cell renewal, helping in improving skin texture. Brewer’s yeast is best, but any yeast also helps fight bacteria that can cause acne, too.
④ Raw Honey
Honey is one of the optional ingredients in this mask but has many significant benefits. It has been used for centuries as a beauty product. It helps activate the brewer’s yeast in the facial recipe by providing a source of energy for it to replicate.
It provides antibacterial and antifungal benefits, too. Honey has gluconic acid. You may have read the words alpha hydroxy acid on expensive facial care products. A gluconic acid is a mild form of it.
You’ll get an even skin tone and lighten scars or age spots when it’s in a facial mask. It’s also a humectant, which gives it hygroscopic properties. That means it attracts water from the air to moisturize the skin.
The combination of all these ingredients creates a face mask that will give you great results and help your skin look fabulous.
- 3 tbsp carrot juice
- 2 tsp powdered oats
- 1 tsp yeast
- raw honey (optional if your skin is on the dry side)
① First, extract the juice from the carrots (you can grate the carrots first and squeeze the grated carrots using a mesh cloth to extract the juice).
② Run the oats in a blender and make it into a powder form.
③ In a separate bowl, add 3 tbsp of carrot juice, 1 tsp of yeast and mix them well.
④ After that, add 2 tsp of powdered oats to make a paste – you can add raw honey as well ( but this is optional).
⑤ Apply on a freshly cleansed face and decollete, let it sit for about 25-30 minutes.
⑥ Wet your face with warm water and gently massage your face & neck to remove the mask. Rinse well and splash your face with cold water.
⑦ Apply a toner and your favorite moisturizer. Use this mask once or twice a week.
Please make sure to do a patch test with the yeast before trying this facial. Since I have used yeast, please do a patch test before trying out the face mask.