Shine, enlarged pores and sallow complexion – all these are constant companions of oily skin. Do not get hung up on all these shortcomings, it is better to think of the main advantages: oily skin resists the longest time and is covered the least with wrinkles. And all of the above problems can be easily solved with the help of regular maintenance, which includes also weekly face masks. Instead of ready-made masks, we propose to use home options, made from fresh ingredients. We have prepared for you a selection of masks with flavors reminiscent of delicious desserts!
Banana mask with honey
Honey was always known as being one of the most powerful antiseptics. It has healing and disinfecting properties. For oily skin, prone to inflammation, the honey is just a godsend!
Banana is a universal product. And if it is a product not desired in the diet of ladies who want to loose fat, then for those with oily skin, banana is what they need. Banana pulp fills the skin with energy, improves the complexion, and gives the skin a fresh and healthy appearance.
For the wonder mask you will need the pulp of one ripe banana, a spoon of honey and 10 drops of lemon juice.
Mash the banana with a fork or chop it in a blender. Add honey and stir. At the end, pour the lemon juice and again mix everything well.
Apply the mask in a thick layer and leave it on the skin for 20 minutes. In order for the mask to not slip from your face, we suggest to spend the time in a horizontal position: relax and think about something good.
Mask with orange and aloe vera
Aloe vera restores and heals the skin, moisturizes and regulates the sebaceous glands. Vitamin C, contained in citruses, is a powerful antioxidant that fights with free radicals, fills the skin with glow and improves the complexion.
Mix a teaspoon of orange juice and aloe vera gel. Apply the mask on clean skin and wash it off after 15 minutes.
You’ll notice that the skin became incredibly fresher!
Mask with egg and avocado
Although avocado has a fatty consistency and it would seem that it is not suitable for oily skin, it is still a part of many face care masks. All the matter is in fatty acids and mono-unsaturated fats, which are created by a miracle, even with the oily and acne-prone skin. Thanks to them, avocado normalizes the cell (their metabolism), and does not increase the isolation of lipid secretion and improves oily skin: pores are noticeably smaller, improves complexion.
For the mask, mix the pulp of a ripe avocado, egg white and a teaspoon of lemon juice. Mask ingredients must be mixed with a wooden spoon. Apply the mask on the clean face and rinse after 20 minutes.
Pumpkin Mask by Michelle Phan
This wonderful mask for oily skin came up from the famous beauty-blogger Michelle Phan. In her opinion, the pumpkin is perfect for all skin types: each of pumpkin pulp nutrients compensates the deficiency of a particular element, which requires different types of skin.
For oily and prone to inflammation skin, pumpkin is also incredibly useful because torulitine or vitamin T, which is part of the pumpkin pulp, that fights inflammation and makes the skin fresh and clean.
For the mask you will need 2 cups of pumpkin puree (by the way, in the absence of fresh pulp, it can be replaced by mashed baby food), 4 tablespoons plain yogurt, 4 tablespoons honey, 1/3 cup ground almonds, ¼ teaspoon olive oil.
Mix thoroughly all ingredients and apply on the clean skin. For a commodity in a application, Michelle advice to use a spoon with which you have mixed all the mask components. It is better to apply the mask on wet skin, because the useful properties of pumpkin are better manifested on such skin.
After 10 minutes, remove the mask with a sponge for washing and water.