Many people regularly face skin conditions, which are no longer unknown today. The unsightliness of these skin problems, as well as its impact on aesthetics affect not only the physical but also the self-esteem, which is not without impact on the social life of those who are affected. It's Doris Day, dermatologist in New York and author of Forget the Facelift who offers natural masks lemon, simple to prepare for small imperfections. His advice was relayed by our colleagues at CNN.
It is difficult depending on the type of skin to find perfectly adapted creams, and we often have apprehensions as to the effectiveness of natural remedies. Those described by the dermatologist are particularly interesting and easy to prepare.
- Lemon and honey mask
Ingredients: A few drops of sweet almond oil, a teaspoon of lemon juice, and a half teaspoon of honey.
Instructions: You will need to mix the ingredients and apply the mask on your face previously cleaned. The exposure time is 15 minutes for good care, before rinsing with cold water.
This recipe, to be reproduced twice a week, is suitable for dehydrated skin lacking nutrition. The lemon will give you a youthful glow by fighting against oxidative stress thanks to the vitamin C it contains, while honey and almond will soothe and soften the most sensitive and reactive skin.
- Mask with lemon and clay
Ingredients: Two teaspoons of green clay, a teaspoon of lemon juice, and a few drops of rose water
Instructions: To prepare this mask, you must make sure you get a compact paste of the mixture of lemon juice and clay. It becomes more fluid by adding a few drops of rose water. When applying this mask, wait until it has dried thoroughly before rinsing.
Lemon and green clay, by their purifying properties, will eliminate impurities and pollutants that settle on your skin. Vitamin C lemon is a considerable antioxidant to clean clogged pores. In addition, green clay containing minerals such as iron, copper and potassium fight against excess sebum.
- Mask with lemon and natural yoghurt
Ingredients: A few drops of rose water, mixed with a teaspoon of plain yoghurt, and a second of lemon juice.
Instructions: The mask should be applied evenly to your face with a 10 minute exposure time before rinsing with cold water. It is important to repeat the process on a regular basis, with intervals of 3 to 4 days.
When your skin is sensitive, it dehydrates and gets tight. However, yogurt is a formidable ingredient against this phenomenon. Its lactic acid and calcium content gives it a high concentration of α-hydroxy acids (AHA) that exfoliates, smooths the surface of the skin and boosts cell renewal.
Add to that that rose water has antibacterial properties useful for healing skin in case of acne. It helps to revitalize the skin by enveloping it with a feeling of immediate comfort, soothing it and reducing the appearance of wrinkles.
- Mask with lemon, oats and tomato
Ingredients: One teaspoon of lemon juice, one of ground oats, and one half of tomato pulp.
Instructions: The mixture allows you to obtain a paste to apply evenly on your face by leaving for 10 to 15 minutes before rinsing with cold water.
Vitamins A and C, contained in this mask can act in depth in the pores of the skin. The tomato has an antioxidant power that fights skin aging and acidity allowing it to eliminate brown spots. It is cosmetic virtues that this fruit owes lycopene it contains. Moreover, the vitamin C it contains, in addition to boosting the immune system, increases the production of collagen.
In addition, oats, contains minerals and vitamin B promoting the elasticity of the skin.
- Mask with lemon and egg white
Ingredients: a teaspoon of lemon juice, a few drops of rose water and an egg white
Instructions: The mixture should form an even layer on your skin before drying. The exposure time is 10 to 15 minutes before rinsing with cold water.
If you apply it once a week, you will notice that the egg white acts as a natural tensor to tighten the pores of the face, soften the skin and prevent the appearance of wrinkles. Indeed, egg white rich in natural emulsifiers and lysozymes that have antibacterial properties, will rid the skin of its impurities.
Lemon is photosensitizing and it will be necessary to rinse well and dry the skin before applying these masks. It is also very prudent to perform a skin test on another part of the skin to prevent any allergic reaction to the products they contain.