Masks are special care products. This is the best way to effectively moisturize or soothe the skin, as well as cleanse it. They can act as an ambulance to solve unwanted problems. For example, restore freshness to tired skin or eliminate irritation from chapping, excessive dryness, or vice versa, increased fat content. And with regular use, the recovery effect accumulates, the appearance and health of the skin improve significantly.
Unlike creams, masks have a higher content of active substances. But professionals have a conflicting attitude towards masks prepared at home. Their undoubted advantages include, of course, the naturalness of the components, which is practically impossible to preserve unchanged under industrial conditions. The disadvantages are superficial effects, without deep penetration into the skin, since they do not contain auxiliary substances that are used in masks offered by cosmetic companies. However, if you add a drop of essential oil to it when preparing a homemade mask, this will allow the active ingredients to penetrate more deeply. And the effect of the use of natural substances will be no worse than that of a mask produced in industrial production.
Berry masks are the best way to improve facial skin
Among the home remedies used for skin care, berry masks can be singled out separately. The effect of their use is simply phenomenal! They are suitable for all skin types and have the ability to tone, refresh, moisturize, whiten and nourish the skin with useful natural substances. Most importantly, such masks are easy to prepare, and are available not only in summer and autumn, but also at other times of the year. Since today it is easy to use frozen berries.
Berry masks transform the skin, making it clearer, fresher and younger with every application. This effect is due to the unique composition of the berries.
- A huge amount of vitamins is included in the processes occurring in the cells, activating them and improving the condition of the skin.
- Trace elements protect the skin from adverse factors and help it recover.
- Organic acids and flavonoids fight the signs of skin aging and promote its rejuvenation.
Each berry, in addition to common properties, has unique qualities and, acting on the skin of the face, has an additional effect.
- Strawberry helps reduce pigmentation and tones the skin.
- Raspberry has a whitening effect and perfectly refreshes.
- Blackcurrant is a unique pantry of vitamins and antioxidants, perfectly moisturizes and nourishes the skin.
- Redcurrant tightens pores.
- Blueberries fight age-related signs of skin aging.
When choosing a berry mask for yourself, rely on the characteristics of your skin and the effect that you expect from the use of this cosmetic product. To make the effect of the application deeper, the masks are applied, as a rule, after taking a bath, on cleansed, damp skin.
How to prepare and use a berry mask?
To prepare a mask from berries, first of all, you need to choose the right dishes. It is better not to use metal, but to prefer glass or clay. You need to mix the necessary ingredients immediately before applying to the skin, the longer the finished mask stays in the bowl, the less benefit it can bring, and it is not recommended to apply the composition an hour after preparation.
If the mask does not contain fats (sour cream, curdled milk, oils), then before applying it, it is better to nourish the skin with a cream, in this case, fruit acids penetrate more deeply and the result of the procedure is more effective. It is not advisable to apply the mass to the skin with your hands; it is better to use a glass or wooden spatula for this.
The best berry mask recipes
Gooseberries (2 tablespoons) must be washed with boiled water, chopped and mixed with honey in equal proportions. Apply the resulting mass with light movements on the face and leave it for 20 minutes, remove the wash with cool water. This mask is suitable for oily skin.
Berries should be mashed and squeezed through cheesecloth. Having received 2 tbsp. spoons of juice, as it should, stir it with potato starch. The contact time with the skin is no more than 20 minutes, after which the mass should be removed by rinsing with cool water. This recipe is suitable for a person with oily problem skin, perfectly tightens pores and slightly dries.
A classic moisturizing mask that has gained recognition and popularity over the years. Strawberries are mashed into a pulp. For owners of oily skin, nothing needs to be added to the mask, but for those who have dry skin, mix the berry mass with a spoonful of sour cream.
Another way to make a mask is to mix berries with honey and a nourishing cream. After 20 minutes of contact with the skin, remove the mass with a damp cotton swab and wipe with cool milk. This procedure effectively affects the condition of the skin, nourishing and moisturizing it.
The easiest mask to use. Rub raspberries into a pulp, apply to clean skin and leave for 20 minutes. Rinse your face with comfortable cool water. In the event that the skin is dry, prone to irritation, then add 1 egg yolk and a spoonful of sour cream to the raspberries.
After mashing the berries and squeezing the juice out of them (50 ml), mix it with 1 tablespoon of olive oil and add 1 yolk. Mix everything thoroughly and apply to the skin. The contact time of the mask with the skin is up to 30 minutes, rinse with warm water. Rinse your clean face with cool water. The composition perfectly nourishes and unusually refreshes the skin of the face.
Pounded berries mixed with egg white, for oily skin. Or with cream, for dry skin. Keep on face for 15 minutes, then wash off.
Cranberries are rich in vitamins and perfectly nourish the skin. To prepare, mix cranberry juice (1 teaspoon) with potato flour in equal proportions and add one protein. Wash off with warm water after 15 minutes.
Berries are priceless gifts of nature itself and using their potential, you can preserve the beauty, health and youth of your skin for many years.