Monday, August 11, 2008

DIY Mask

I came across this very useful article on cheap & easy DIY face mask in the magazine, so just thought that I share this information with all the mothers / mothers-to-be. Facial regimen & maintenance is quite important for women, at least we won't look like 黄脸婆 (old hag) so soon. Anyway, you can try at your own risk hor :P

Oily Skin - Banana Mask (The enzymes in bananas will help soothe your skin)
1 ripe banana
1 tbsp honey
An orange or a lemon
1. Mix the banana and honey together.
2. Add a few drops of juice from an orange or a lemon.
3. Apply to face for 15 minutes before rinsing with a cool washcloth or a steaming washcloth.

Dry Skin - Avocado Mask (Avocadoes and honey are known for their moisturizing properties)
1/2 avocado
1/4 cup honey
1. Mash avocado in a bowl, then stir in honey.
2. Apply to skin and leave for 10 minutes.
3. Rinse face with a cool washcloth.

Problem Skin - Papaya Mask (Helps to clear impurities that cause pimples, blackheads and spots)
Ripe papaya
1. Remove seeds and skin. Mash papaya.
2. Rub pulp gently on the face.
3. Apply once every teo to three days.

Problem Skin - Potato Mask (Helps to treat skin blemishes, wrinkles, boils, pimples, acne and blackheads)
Peeled potato
1. Grate potato.
2. Apply grated potato on skin.
3. Apply this mask once a week to find clean clear skin over the long term.

All Skin Types - Fruit Mask (Effective antioxidants may be used both internally and externally)
1 Orange
1 Lemon
1 Cucumber
1. Grind ingredients in a mixer.
2. Apply the mixture on your face and wash off after 20 minutes.
3. Use daily for seven days and see a marked improvement on your skin.

Wrinkled Skin - Apple Mask (Smoothen wrinkles and moisturize skin)
1 Apple
1 tbsp honey
1. Peel and core apple.
2. Mash it well and blend with honey.
3. Apply this mixture on the face and neck in a slow & upwards motion.
4. Wash off with warm water after 15 minutes.
5. Try this thrice a week and then once a week to see your wrinkles fade away.

Tips: Ensure your hands, food and items are throughly cleansed before use. If your skin develops an allergic reaction, stop and rinse away the mask immediately. Results may vary.

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