Regarding dry skin care, eggs are the most important component of home made packs for shinner facial skin. Most of the recipes include egg white or whole egg mixed either with honey, some oil or any other natural ingredient.

  • Egg and Honey Mask

1. 1 egg
2. 1 teaspoon of honey
3. 1/2 tsp olive oil
4. A few drops of rose water
Mix the ingredients thoroughly and use as a mask.

  • Egg, honey and Oil Mask
    1. 1 tablespoon honey,
    2. 1 egg yolk,
    3. 1/2 teaspoon almond oil
    4. 1 tablespoon yogurt.
    Mix them well and apply as a mask. This is a very good homemade mask for dry skin. It fulfills all the basic needs. Honey clears and smoothes facial skin; oil penetrates deep and restore the moisture, yogurt tightens any pores, while egg yolk has a nourishing effect in this skincare treatment

Home made facial masks for oily skin

  • Egg and Avocado Mask;
    1. 1 tablespoon fuller’s earth,
    2. 1 egg yolk,
    3. 1/4 of a mashed avocado
    4. Some witch hazel
    Make a paste of all ingredients by mixing them well and apply on the face. Leave it till it dry. It is best for oily skin. Fullers earth dries excess sebum while egg yolk and avocado replenish lost moisture. Witch hazel acts as a toner.

  • Strawberries Mask;
    Mash 8 whole strawberries into a pulp then add 3 tablespoons of honey. Do not over blend. Apply on your face for few minutes.

External factors that cause skin aging

1. Sun

This is the major external factor that causes skin aging. Experts say that aging caused by overexposure to the sun’s ultra violet rays is called “photo-aging.”
In this skin aging process, the sun’s rays break down the collagen and elastin in your skin that leads to the development of premature wrinkles and other facial lines.
You can protect yourself from the harmful rays of the sun by applying sun block and sun screen that has a high SPF content, wearing proper articles of clothing that help protect your skin from the damaging rays and by lessening the time you spend outdoors especially when the sun is in its peak hours.

2. Gravity
Science tells us that gravity pulls everything towards the earth. As people age, the effect of gravity becomes visible on the skin and affects its elasticity.

3. Smoking
Nicotine indeed plays a big role in skin aging. Studies show that smokers form lines and wrinkles sooner compared to those who don’t smoke.
Skin is affected by nicotine because it narrows the blood vessels in the outer layers of your skin that is responsible for the reduction of blood and nutrients.

4. Various facial expressions
People have a lot of facial expressions. These expressions are quite inevitable depending on the situation they are in.
Since facial muscles are used when people make facial expressions, this can lead to the formation of lines on the face and neck.

5. Sleeping position
Although it may sound absurd, improper sleeping positions contribute to aging of the skin aging because it results in the visibility of wrinkles.
It is advisable to adopt a sleeping position that can veer you away from forming lines on the face or even on your body.

Sources: Kuruppampady, Natural Beauty Tips

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