Unusual face masks

The Dynamite Duo Beauty Regimen For a Pristine Visage

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Jolene Groves

Tired of spending money on the latest beauty trend just to have it irritate your sensitive skin? There is no need to buy expensive facial masks and moisturizers to give your skin that incredible glow and flawless finish. There are several great ingredients chilling out in your refrigerator or hiding in your pantry shelves that you can combine in an easy regimen that will leave you with a pristine complexion. Oatmeal, honey, avocado, and yogurt are all the products you need to get started.

Each of these relatively inexpensive and easy to find ingredients actually have homeopathic medicinal value. Oatmeal works great as an exfoliant and has plenty of amino acids that will make your skin glow. Honey is not only a great addition to a homemade face mask because it allows the mixture to stick to your skin. It also is a natural antiseptic and can really help acne prone skin. The lactic acid found in yogurt works much like salicylic acid that is found in acne medications. People allergic or sensitive to salicylic acid will love being able to use yogurt in their skin care regimen.

If aging skin is a concern of yours, then avocados might be more of a superfood than you thought.

Avocados are not only great for the brain. They are loaded with alpha hydroxy acids which are found in many expensive anti-aging creams. These can reduce crow’s feet and fine lines when used regularly. The oils from avocados can deeply penetrate dry skin and might even help with disorders like eczema and mild psoriasis.

A great beauty regimen to begin involves using the above ingredients to make a facial mask followed by an avocado moisturizing treatment. Doing this 2 to 3 times a week, along with eating a healthy diet, and avoiding harmful sun rays, will give you a much healthier complexion without exposing to you any harmful chemicals.

To make an easy face mask, cook and cool some oatmeal.

You can run it through a blender to chop it up a bit prior to cooking. Add 2 tablespoons of yogurt, 1 tablespoon of honey, and 2 tablespoons of oatmeal in a small bowl and mix it together to form a paste. You can then apply it to the face, leave in place 10 to 15 minutes, and then thoroughly wash it off. You will feel the exfoliating power of the oatmeal slough off dead skin cells. For the second part of this beauty regimen, smash up some avocado in a small bowl and apply it to your face. Leave it on for about 15 minutes then rinse thoroughly. This will leave your skin feeling better than any moisturizer you have ever tried.

You can add essential oils to your homemade face mask to increase its healing potential. Experts recommend using lavender and tea tree oil which will also help acne prone skins. Both have anti-inflammatory and antiseptic properties as well as lovely calming scents that help heal the body and mind.

By using this combination of the oatmeal, honey, yogurt face mask and applying the avocado as a moisturizer, your pores will feel tighter while retaining moisture better than any store bought beauty regimen. You can also rest easy knowing you are using all natural products to improve your complexion rather than resorting to harmful chemicals or invasive procedures. The next time you are tempted to buy yet another expensive facial product, remember to check your kitchen, or your local grocer, for all the simple ingredients to give at-home skin care treatments a try. You will not be disappointed!