Despite the huge selection of ready-made face masks in stores, many still prefer home-tested products over the years. Why? Firstly, hand-made masks are sometimes much more effective than purchased ones. And secondly, you know exactly what you apply to the face, because you selected and mixed all the ingredients yourself.
Among fans of the “natural” – writer and model Alla Lagutina. We asked her to share with us her secrets of Siberian beauty recipes and tips for facial skin care, tested by personal experience.
“I was born and raised in Siberia. In those days there was no such variety of face masks, as now. Therefore, home care products were more a necessary measure than the desire to use exclusively natural ingredients. However, even today many people prefer masks made with their own hands, since only in this case you can be 100% sure of their composition and quality. The main thing that must be taken into account in this case is the absence of an allergy to natural components. I’ll share with you the secrets of the masks from my childhood, as well as new recipes from which I see the real result.”
Mom told me about this mask. Even during her youth, she struggled with skin imperfections using the unique cleansing and scrubbing properties of soda. The course of application of such a mask is from one to three months.
Recipe: 1 teaspoon of soda and warm honey must be mixed to make a plastic mass. Hold on face for 20 minutes, then rinse with water. If you want to add the effect of lightening the skin, you can add one or two drops of lemon juice. Please note that this mask is not suitable for those who are allergic to honey. And with caution, owners of thin, dry and sensitive skin should use it.
Effect: the mask cleanses well, removes excess fat, relieves inflammation, relieves acne and acne, tightens pores, improves complexion, promotes cell regeneration and rejuvenation.
Important! Honey must be just warm! When heated above 45 ° C, it loses all its useful properties, moreover, it becomes carcinogenic.
Another recipe from my Siberian past. Such a mask perfectly replaces modern film masks, and the effect of it is noticeable after the first application.
Recipe: you need to break the egg, separate the protein from the yolk and apply the protein to the whole face (avoiding the eye area with the most delicate skin). Keep 15-20 minutes, then rinse with cool water. Since protein has constricting properties, such a remedy is not suitable for women who have dry or irritated skin.
Effect: the mask removes oily sheen, narrows the enlarged pores, helps get rid of comedones, makes the skin supple, toned and velvety, dries up inflammation.
Now it’s the turn of one of the most popular and beloved by many masks – yeast. Yeast is rich in vitamins, micro and macro elements, organic acids, polysaccharides and lipids. The mask is suitable for all skin types, but it has a completely magical effect in the presence of acne, comedones, in case of dryness and dehydration, while reducing skin elasticity and turgor.
Recipe: mix 10 grams of yeast with kefir or yogurt, apply a mask on the face, hold for 20 minutes, and then rinse with water.
Effect: the mask provides deep cleansing right the first time. In addition, it improves the condition of problem skin, dries up inflammation, tightens pores, slows down the aging process, tones up, promotes collagen synthesis, smoothes wrinkles.
And also my personal advice for everyone: never smile until you wash the mask off your skin. All facial muscles of the face should be completely motionless, otherwise you risk only deepen wrinkles. Better lie down and relax. All the beauty!