The skin is one of the most important organs in our body, as it is the most external one and it can get easily damaged by external factors like weather and pollution.  It is very important to start beauty skin habits in a early age to maintain your skin healthy and protected for all this damage. As time goes by, the skin starts producing less collagen and elasticity. As a consequence of this, our skin losses structure, firmness and luminosity. Many factors can help to fasten these signs as the lack of water, the excess of sun and a very greasy diet. So, it is also important to keep on a healthy diet to give the skin the vitamins that it needs.

To keep the luminosity of the skin it is important to nourish it, this can be with a diet good in proteins and with 2 liters of water a day. Besides, there are some products for the skin that will be a great help to keep it in good health, like some nourishing creams, but sometimes you don’t have to spend so much money in those creams. There are other ways (way more economic!) of preparing nourishing masks at home. You just have to take some of the fruits and vegetables that you have at home and take some notes on these easy and healthy masks:

1- Orange mask:

Treatment: Cut the orange into slices and place in different areas of the face and leave it on for twenty minutes. To be most effective treatment, it is recommended to repeat 3 times a week.

Benefits: Orange brings to our organism a lot of vitamin C and has antioxidant properties. Therefore, it is advisable to take a glass of orange juice in the morning as it helps to prevent excessive skin wrinkling. If we use this fruit as a mask the benefits are many: Firstly, it works as a natural cleanser to impurities that may appear on the skin, on the other hand, it helps avoid unexpected appearance of wrinkles. What is more, using this mask in summer, helps you to get a tanned.

2- Carrot mask:

Treatment: To build a mask based on this vegetable, you must prepare a lotion. You must place in a blender one or two medium carrots and add half a cup of water (it shouldn’t be too thick, but also not too liquid, it should have the ideal consistency to be able to spread on the face). When ready, dip a cotton swab in the lotion and apply it on the skin leaving it on for 10 minutes. Once the time has elapsed, rinse. It can be applied every day, especially during the summer as cleaning the face.

Benefits: Carrot, in its composition, is one of the foods with the highest percentage of beta carotene and plays a very important role for our health as it provides our body a strong dose of vitamin A. It also contains antioxidant properties and helps prevent marks and wrinkles on the skin caused by aging. It also helps to fight diseases such as skin cancer. On the other hand, carrot offers a very effective protection to the skin when exposed to sunlight.

3- Grape mask:

Treatment: Crush a handful of black grapes in a bowl,  until it gets enough liquid and lotion.  Apply on the face with a damp cloth.

Benefits: This fruit has phytonutrients which have anti-inflammatory and antioxidant properties. It’s good to apply this mask in the morning because it is the time of day when the face is bloated.

7- Cucumber and chamomile mask:

Treatment: For this preparation is only necessary to use half a cucumber. It is necessary to peel it and cut it on slices. On the other hand, you have to boil water and pour a spoonful of chamomile flowers. When the tea is cold, add 2 slices of cucumber and liquefy it. Once this prepared the lotion, apply it on the face and neck, leaving it on for 20 minutes. While serving, add the remaining cucumber slices on your face. After the time indicated, wash the face with cold water.

Benefits: Cucumber contains 96% water. So it is a great moisturizer for the skin. It also provides large doses of vitamin E and C. The masks with cucumber help to improve the appearance of the skin, giving freshness and texture. This treatment is essential for smokers, for whom it is advisable to apply the mask several times a week. Doing this, you will return to the skin the glow that snuff has taken from them.

Cucumber and slices isolated over white background.

8- Yeast Mask:

Treatment: You need to mix 15 grams of fresh yeast with different things depending on your skin:
for normal skin: with two tablespoons of warm milk
for dry skin: with two tablespoons of olive oil
for oily skin: with natural yogurt
Once this mask is dine, apply a layer on the face and let it dry for 20 minutes, then apply another layer and repeat the procedure until the product is finished. This treatment is ideal to do it every day for two weeks and then every 3 months.

Benefits: This treatment will help reduce wrinkles and prevent facial sagging. It is also an excellent tonic and cells regenerator. It is highly recommended to apply this mask for skin problems like psoriasis, acne and stretch marks. This treatment also helps heal scars and burns.


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