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Make masks and packs yourself

Everything that the stomach can take is also good for our skin. In this article I would like to tell you a series of masks that you can put together yourself in the supermarket or fridge. All of these masks are in no way expensive, as you only need very small amounts that accumulate or are available in the household.

Basics of masks & wraps

With these masks and packs, you take a small mask bowl and a flat brush and stir the spread.

When I say the basics, I mean ground almonds, medicinal clay, oatmeal, oatmeal, rolled oats, wheat bran or wheat germ, and bean flour.

I advise you to always keep a small supply of it. You can decide for yourself which base you want to choose. But never use cornstarch, it swells up too much and widens the pores.

Preparations of face masks

Before applying the masks, we must thoroughly clean our face . If you have dry or old skin, be sure to massage in oily cream before applying the mask, especially around the eye area that will not be covered by the mask.

In the case of large-pored, oily skin, the mass can be applied immediately after cleansing.

The packs and masks always remain on the face for fifteen to twenty minutes. During this time you lie down and cover your eyes with a 3% boric acid compress. With dry skin, it is good to wash off the wraps or masks with milk.

Packs are best made from fruits and their pulp, while juices are better suited to masks. If we don’t have fresh fruit, we can use juices from the supermarket all year round.

But now I finally want to tell you the mask recipes. The amount, a teaspoonful of base, about a tablespoonful of juice, is always intended for a mask or pack.

Lemon mask

These masks are particularly suitable for young people. They have an astringent, cleansing and blood circulation-promoting effect. They are also recommended for large-pored and oily skin. Mix a tablespoon of lemon juice with some base and the mask is ready to spread. For older people, it is advisable to mix in a piece of fat cream the size of a hazelnut so that the skin does not dry out too much.

Melon mask

The crushed flesh of the melon mixed with some base results in a very refreshing mask that has an astringent effect due to the fruit acid.

Grapes, currants and gooseberries mask

The crushed fruit pulp is mixed with the base and a cleansing and refreshing spread is obtained. Unripe currants bleach similarly to lemons.

Strawberry mask

Mash a large strawberry or two and mix with some cream and base. However, anyone who is sensitive to strawberries should not use this mask. Cherries, apples and apricots, peaches and raspberries can also be used in masks. You always mix the fruit pulp with some base and improve it with cream, honey and some fat cream.

Cereal mask

Many eat muesli made from oatmeal or wheat germ with fruit, yoghurt and nuts every morning. Sprinkle some on your face every now and then and you’ll look refreshed and radiant. Let this mask dry and rub it off with circular movements. Afterwards you rinse your face with milk.

Coconut milk mask

Coconut milk mixed with base results in a soothing and mattifying mask that is tolerated by all skin types.

Carrot Radish Pumpkin Mask

Carrots, radishes or pumpkin are grated and mixed with about 10 drops of lemon juice and some base. We get a very vitamin-rich mask that specifically contains the skin protection vitamin A. The carrot juice also turns the skin brownish.

Tomato mask

A peeled tomato is crushed, mixed with base and applied. This mask has a tanning and matting effect due to its acidity.

Mask or pack of raw potatoes

Grated potatoes are thickly applied to the face. If you make raw potato dumplings or potato pancakes, you should reserve some mass for cosmetics. You can wash your face with the leftover potato water, as we all know how clean and soft your hands look after grating potatoes. A similar effect is achieved by rubbing the face with thick slices of potato along the split lines.

Pack or mask of boiled potatoes

Mash two or three jacket potatoes, add some milk and egg yolk and heat the mixture in a water bath. After one has made a heat test on the pulse, it is rubbed on the face quite hot. You can also use ready-made mashed potatoes. As you know, potatoes are also used in healing poultices. For cosmetics, they result in packs and masks that stimulate circulation, smoothen and cleanse.

Sauerkraut pack

Spread the sauerkraut all over your face or rub yourself vigorously with it. This treatment is particularly recommended for large-pored, oily skin. You can do it multiple times a week. Sauerkraut cleans and tightens the pores wonderfully.

Herbal mask

Parsley, sorrel, tarragon, lovage, watercress and other herbs can be weighed together and brewed with hot milk and, mixed with a little base, make a refreshing mask that stimulates circulation. Applied alone, parsley makes flushed noses and cheeks that are too red pale. Healing and smoothing masks can be made from dried herbs such as chamomile , sage , arnica , fennel , etc. by scalding the herbs, letting them steep and mixing them with healing earth.

Cucumber mask

The flesh and juice of the cucumber can be easily made into a paste that is applied to the face and neck. Rubbing the skin with cucumber peels is popular and well-known. They refresh, clean and smooth.

I hope this article has given you the impetus to treat your face with fresh fruit in the future. Now try it yourself.

Finally, a little tip for on the go: You can quickly refresh your face with a few cucumber peels, apple slices, a strawberry or a few grapes. The fruits dry a little and are rinsed off later. You will be pleased with the effect yourself.

Lisa Newlon
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Hello! I am Lisa Newlon, and I am a medical writer and researcher with over 10 years of experience in the healthcare industry. I have a Master’s degree in Medicine, and my deep understanding of medical terminology, practices, and procedures has made me a trusted source of information in the medical world.