Guest Post: 5 Effective DIY Anti-Aging Masks and Face Packs

Posted on Mar 14 2014 - 9:00pm by Ave

“What’s the secret behind her glowing and radiant skin?” That’s the first thought that strikes you when you see a beautiful actress on screen.

We all desire to have a flawless skin. Annoying fine lines, wrinkles and age spots can appear even before you realize it, leaving you in despair. It is important to imbibe a healthy lifestyle along with the right skin care regimen. DIY anti-aging masks help you retain your skin’s beauty to a great extent.

Homemade facial masks include ingredients like foods, vegetables, essential oils, herbs and other natural components. The nutrients and minerals present in these ingredients tighten the collagen fibers and promote skin regeneration. Homemade remedies are cost-effective and unlike over-the-counter products, they have no side effects at all. Keep your skin fresh and youthful with these 5 simple DIY anti-ageing facial masks.

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Cranberry anti-aging face mask

Take 1 cup of cranberries and 1 cup of seedless red grapes. Blend these in a blender to make a thick paste. Then add 2 teaspoons of grapefruit juice and 1 teaspoon of unflavored gelatin. Cover and refrigerate for an hour. Apply the paste on your face, avoiding the eye area. Leave it on for 15 minutes and wash off with cold water.

Cranberries are high in antioxidants that are extremely useful for delaying the appearance of wrinkles and fine lines. The vitamins present in this fruit aid in the production of collagen, keeping the skin firm and supple. The red grapes in this mask protect the skin from UV damage, thereby fighting the formation of wrinkles. The seeds of grapes contain Proanthocyanins, which promote the production of collagen and elastin fiber. Gelatin in this mask eliminates the dead skin cells and tones the skin.

Avocado and Honey

Take half a cup of avocado and ¼ cup of honey. Mash the avocado and then stir in honey. Apply it on your face and wash off after 15 minutes.

Avocado is one of the most potent ingredients used in anti-ageing creams and treatments. It protects the skin from carcinogens and other elements that cause harm to the skin. Avocado is rich in omega 3 fatty acids that stimulate the production of sebum in the skin. It also improves the elasticity of the skin. Honey is a natural humectant, which helps to draw moisture to the skin. The antibacterial properties of honey draw out the impurities from the skin, detoxifying it. Vitamin A present in both the ingredients promotes skin regeneration and rejuvenation.

Tea tree mask

Tea is a very common ingredient used in anti-ageing facials. Brew a cup of white or green tea on medium heat. Leave it aside until the infusion turns lukewarm. Soak a cotton ball or face cloth in the tea strain and place it on the eyes. The heat will open up the pores, infusing the tea into the skin. Green and black teas are loaded with antioxidants that savage the free radicals. Drench a face cloth in the tea and lay it on the face. Do this for ten minutes daily to ward off the signs of ageing. The anti-ageing properties of green tea will deflate the puffiness and dark circles under the eyes.

Milk and cocoa mask

Cocoa is believed to be one of the most nutritious foods on the planet. Raw cocoa contains high amounts of cancer-fighting antioxidants. These antioxidants also reduce the possibility of premature ageing. Take unsweetened cocoa powder and add milk to it. Mix to form a smooth paste and apply it on the skin. Leave it for 15 minutes and wash off. This facial mask will soothe and moisturize the skin, leaving it smooth and supple. The lactic acid present in milk softens and exfoliates the skin, sloughing off the dead cells.

Oats and buttermilk mask

Take ½ cup of buttermilk and add 2 teaspoons of oats and 1 teaspoon of almond oil to it. Mix the buttermilk and oatmeal until the paste softens and then add the almond oil. Leave it aside for 10 minutes and then apply the paste on your face, avoiding the eyes. Leave it for 30 minutes and wash off with cold water.

Oats naturally exfoliate the skin, removing dead skin cells. It is a source of many essential nutrients like Vitamin E, zinc, copper, selenium, manganese and magnesium. Oats are also used to treat psoriasis, dermatitis and eczema. The lactic acid present in buttermilk tightens the pores and improves the texture of the skin.

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Apart from the above-mentioned facial masks, liberal use of sunscreen and moisturizer will keep your skin hydrated and protected. Make sure that you cleanse and exfoliate the skin before applying the mask. Follow it up with a moisturizer to maintain the smoothness. Don’t forget to share your views in the comments section below.

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  • Robin Rue

    These are great. I love making homemade things whenever I can. It’s usually less expensive and I love that I know EXACTLY what’s in it! Thanks for sharing these.

  • tina nb coupon clipper thornto

    Im going to be sharing and saving this post for sure I cant wait to try some of these out.

  • Jennifer Williams

    I will definitely be trying these, especially that tea tree one. I have plenty of tea so I can start immediately with it.

  • Tiffany

    This is such a great post! I need to do some of these but I am not interested in buying them from the store laden with chemicals. I pinned to my all tarantula board!

  • T. Marie

    Great recipes for a spa day. Definitely going to give these a try this weekend. Gotta start on those wrinkle treatments early. 😛

  • Natasha Mairs

    These mask recipes all sound really nice, good enough to eat. I can’t decide what I’d like to try first

  • Debbie Lamb

    Thanks for the natural mask recipes ~ I am always looking for new natural recipes to try for my skin. A few of these I have never heard of before so this I will have fun tonight! Pinned to my DIY Beauty board.

  • Debbie Lamb

    Forgot to mention I Tweeted this post – sharing with others.

  • Helene Bludman

    Wow! The cranberry one sounds good enough to eat! I need to give some of these a try.

  • RebelSweetHrt

    I tried making my own oats and buttermilk mask before. Pretty easy to make, though it’s a bit messy to apply. 🙂

  • cyndie

    Great ideas for masks. These can be so costly. Pinning this for future use.

  • Cindy Batchelor

    Wow this looks so cool! I can’t wait to try some of these out!

  • Those look very cool. I will try some of these out this weekend. AMber-

  • malia p

    I’m going to try the avocado and honey since I have both of those in my kitchen!

  • mail4rosey

    I would like to try the Tea Tree Mask. I haven’t used a mask in awhile, so I’m overdue for some self-pampering and these look awesome!

  • tea tree oil is awesome for the skin. I do something with that weekly. It’s nice

  • Lawna Young

    This post would have come in handy for my recent spa party. We treated ourselves to facial masks and they were so pampering.

  • Lately my skin has taken a beating! I have broken out from something and can use any help. Thanks for the tips, I see a trip to the market for a spa day!

  • Nicole E.

    I love making DIY face masks. The Milk and Cocoa one sounds awesome. I’ll have to try it out!

  • Rebecca Bryant

    Wow not only do these mask fight aging but they sound yummy.

  • Lisa Jones acouponaddict

    They ALL Sound Like Great Remedies Thank You

  • mel

    These are great! I have not used a face mask in such a long time but I know the difference it would make!

  • Mandy Young Carter

    Interesting, I have never thought to make my own face mask. They all sound tastey though and I have alot of the stuff at hoime

  • Awesome way to have an anti-aging mask! <3

  • Aly Mashrah

    I love facial masks, and I do them twice a week! These are great ones.

  • Kenneth Manaloto

    I like the Avocado and Honey one because I can pick our own avocado and also the tea tree because tea tree oil is really one of the best anti ageing and whitening essence,

  • Great lists. I have to give a few of these a try and see how they work out for me. Thanks for sharing.

  • very nice article. But You know Premature aging coming, but that doesn’t mean you can’t slow fine
    lines and wrinkles down a bit. Naturally reduce fine lines and wrinkles from forming with an anti-aging yogurt face mask. The lactic acid in yogurt will help dissolve dead skin and tighten pores.Add a tablespoon of olive oil to three to four tablespoons of yogurt. Apply the mixture to your face for about 30 minutes, three times a week.

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