What is combination skin? People who have combination skin are oily, shiny and greasy on the forehead, nose and chin (the so-called T-zone) that are prone to breakouts. But other areas of the skin on the cheeks and jaw line are quite dry.
How to cope with combination skin? Well, you can use the following easy-to-prepare recipes to make a face mask for combination skin to restore the glow on your skin.
Pineapple Face Mask for Combination Skin
To create this face mask, you will need 4 fresh pineapple slices and 2 tablespoon of organic plain yogurt. You mash the pineapple slices with a fork with and then mix it with the yogurt to form a paste.
You can now spread the paste gently on your face and neck using either your fingertips or a small brush, keeping clear of the area near to your eyes. You lie down, relax and leave the mask on for up to 15 minutes.
Then rinse off with lukewarm water, follow with cold water to close up the skin pores. Wipe your face dry and apply some moisturizer. This mask is good for combination skin and will also give you brighter glowing skin.
Pineapple is full of vitamins. Most important of all, it contains a very skin friendly enzyme called bromeliad which helps to fight the damage done to your skin by free radicals, clear away dirt and slough off dead skin cells.
Pineapple is moisturizing and is also known to reduce age spots and fine lines and leaves the skin supple and soft. Pineapple face mask is also good for treating acne.
Honey Lemon Face Mask for Combination Skin
To prepare this mask, you will need the juice of half a lemon and 2 tablespoon of raw organic honey (or manuka honey). You mix both of them together it achieves liquid consistency.
You apply this mixture all over your face while avoiding the area near to your eyes. Also do make sure that your hair is pulled away from your face because this mask is quite sticky.
You let the mask stay on your skin for up to 15 minutes before you rinse it off first with lukewarm water and follow by cold water to close up the skin pores. Dry your face and then put on some moisturizer.
Honey is a natural antibacterial and anti-inflammatory. It absorbs impurities from the pores and the skin. Honey can be an excellent deep moisturizer for dry skin, and it also has antibiotic properties that can treat oily, acne-prone skin.
Lemon brightens and exfoliates. It is great for acne prone skin, age and sun spots or uneven skin tone. It is also a natural source of vitamin C and rich in alpha hydroxy acids which are good for the skin.
Rose Face Mask for Combination Skin
To prepare this mask, you need 2 tablespoons of rose petal powder, 2 tablespoons of rose water and 1 tablespoon of raw organic honey (or manuka honey).
You mix all of the ingredients together to form a paste which you can apply all over your face while staying clear of the area near to your eyes. You let his mask stays on your skin for up to 15 minutes.
After this, rinse it off with lukewarm water and then cold water to close up the skin pores so that your skin won’t be dried out. Dry your face and finish with some moisturizer. This mask which is based on roses is perfect for balancing out the oily and dry areas of your skin.
Oatmeal Face Mask for Combination Skin
To create this face mask, you will need to mix a cup of prepared oatmeal with a teaspoon each of extra virgin olive oil, raw organic honey (or manuka honey) and lemon juice to form a mask that can both exfoliate and moisturize your skin. To increase the acne-fighting power of this face mask, you can add an egg white. To keep your skin smooth and balanced, you can also add 2 tablespoons of apple cider vinegar.
Apricot Face Mask for Combination Skin
To prepare this mask, you will need 1 cup of dried apricots and 2 tablespoons of powdered milk. The first thing you need to do is to soften the apricots by soaking them in water. Next you put the apricots into a blender and add 2 tablespoons of powdered milk to form a paste.
You can apply this mixture all over your face while staying clear of the area near to your eyes. You let the mask to stay on your skin for up to 15 minutes. You rinse off first by lukewarm water and follow with cold water to close up the skin pores. You dry your face and put some moisturizer.
Apricots contain a lot of vitamins and a large amount of carotene. Vitamin A which is synthesized from carotene helps the skin to fight the signs of aging.
Milk contains lactic acid, an alpha hydroxyl acid that gently sloughs away dead skin cells and also promotes cell renewal. This is ideal for reducing wrinkles, pigmentation and discoloration. This mask is therefore good for fighting aging skin too.
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