Staring fixedly at the mirror, you noticed some fine lines and wrinkles visibly creating maps on your skin. Then, you realise—you’re growing old and it shows in your face. Cheer up! There’s no button that stops ageing, but you can slow it down. Here are easy, risk-free, and organic cheek care tips which can help you:
DIY Face Mask with Lemon and Yogurt
If you want a sumptuous-looking skin, save some yoghurt and lemon from your pantry. Use this to create a creamy mask mixture which can exfoliate and moisturise your skin. The lactic acid from yoghurt helps diminish the appearance of lines and wrinkles. It also restores the balance to your skin’s natural PH makeup. On the other hand, the lemon’s citric acid helps whiten your skin, removing dark acne blemishes and scars. Lemon is a common ingredient in commercial face masks and other skincare products. The beauty industry recognises its benefits to your skin.
Directions: Prepare a mixture of plain yoghurt and lemon juice depending on the amount you want to apply on your face. Make sure that the texture is creamy enough not to run off on your face. Slather and wait up to 10 minutes until the mask has dried, then rinse with cool water. If your face feels a bit stiff, you can apply a drop of olive oil to ease your pores.
Don’t have time to DIY? Try the Tony Moly I’m Real Brightening Lemon Mask Sheet ($2.00) from Shoppee
Face Lift Massage with Castor Oil
If you’re following the Korean skincare trends that shookt the world, I bet you’ve heard of the oil cleansing method. It promises to remove oil, dirt, and bacteria from your face without stripping your skin’s natural oils. As a result, you won’t suffer from dry skin.
We recommend that you massage your face with castor oil. This amazing oil can reduce acne, fight signs of ageing, moisturise skin, and reduce pigmentation. When applied, the oil penetrates deep into the skin and stimulates the production of collagen and elastin. This moisturises the skin and makes it smoother, softer, and younger. It’s also rich in ricinoleic acid which kills the bacteria that causes acne.
Directions: Rub a small amount of castor oil on your palm. Gently pat the oil over your face. Massage strokes must move in an upward, put pressure on your cheeks, under eye circles, and forehead. Do this for two minutes. Then, cover your face with a hot towel. Use the same towel to wipe the excess oil from your face.
DIY Face Lift Mask with Coffee
Coffee is a natural antioxidant. It helps fight off free radicals that are responsible for premature ageing of our skin. The beauty industry harnesses its power to produce skin care and facial products that bring back your skin’s young, natural glow.
You can use the soft ground of coffee to exfoliate dead cells without being harsh on the skin. It will leave your skin looking radiant and rejuvenated.
Directions: Grab a teaspoon of leftover coffee grinds. Mix in a small amount of your preferred facial oil. Gently scrub the mixture onto your face, gently massaging the areas that need deep exfoliation. Rinse with lukewarm water after ten minutes.
DIY Face Mask using Egg Whites
Eggs are awesome. You can eat it and you can use it to tone and tighten your skin. The egg whites are rich in two significant skin care ingredients: collagen and protein. The protein helps maintain your skin’s elasticity and the collagen helps tame the signs of ageing.
Directions: Wash your face with warm water to open your pores and for better nutrient absorption. Smother the egg white on your face and let it dry. Remove the mask after 15 minutes with lukewarm water.
Don’t have time to DIY? Try the Mistine Egg White Whitening Poreless Anti Blackhead Peel Off Mask ($6.00) from Shoppee
Let’s admit it. It’s really hard to find products that will slow the ageing process and even harder look for inexpensive anti-ageing products these days. With a little research, you can create the best beauty regimen at home. Look up natural, organic solutions to your skin care problem and try it. You’ll need a little patience on this one too because it doesn’t magically work overnight, similar to those chemical skin care products advertised everywhere.