Specific genes or environmental factors can affect how fast your body ages. In particular, inflammation, stress, and sleep play critical roles in the aging process.
Dull, lifeless, tight and itchy after cleansing skin is frequently one of the signs of dehydration.
Skin hydration depends on different factors, including diet, weather condition, air quality, habits, hormonal imbalance etc. Skin will lose its moisture faster in a dry closed environment during your car or air travel, and due to exposure to environmental pollutants, such as ultraviolet radiation, cigarette smoke, and many other compounds present in the environment.
The main skin problem during winter is dehydration.
Facial masks, containing natural whole foods, are very beneficial and helpful for your skin health restoration.
If you feel like your skin needs a boost, you’ll find a simple effective face masks recipes in our blog www.facexer.com. Remember: You will feel the difference if you bring more blood flow towards the skin with exercises and massage using FACEXER during face mask application.
Freshly made face masks are an easy and obvious way to hydrate our skin, to feed our skin with healthy antioxidants, stimulate, nourish, moisturize. Apply your favourite mask (see also our recipes below) then massage your skin and exercise with FACEXER. Massage and exercising brings blood flow towards muscles, bones and skin, increases elimination of waste product and nutrient uptake. It will boost effectiveness of both – mask and exercising.
Our choice of fresh homemade masks recipes is based on the basic chemistry and biology knowledge. Our skin serves as a barrier and protection from invasion of different microorganisms. Surface of the skin is also a home residence for multiple bacteria which are beneficial to us. Good bacteria - our skin resident flora - thrive on the surface of our skin and serve as an extra protection barrier. That is why it is very important to keep this population healthy. One of the most important factor – keep the natural acidity (PH level) of the skin. Below you can see diagrams showing PH scale.
Our skin is naturally acidic. Excreted from the skin's sebaceous glands oily or waxy matter, called sebum, lubricates and waterproof the skin , mixes with secretions of the sweat glands to create the skin's pH.
According to Sara Lee Household and Body Care Research, The Netherlands, “ natural skin surface pH is on average below 5, which is beneficial for its resident flora”.
That is why we have to be very careful choosing skin care product in order to keep healthy skin PH balance.
Tip from FACEXER:
After application of face mask and exercises with FACEXER you have to rinse your skin with lukewarm water, and immediately to seal moisture in your skin by using any skin protectant (coconut oil, petrolatum etc.), creating a protective barrier . It is also very important to remove excess protectant from the skin gently using absorbent tissue. Skin protectant (like Vaseline) forms a barrier between skin and outside world. It locks in the moisture, that's why your skin looks less wrinkled, but it also locks in dirt and infection if the skin is not thoroughly cleaned before applying. Use good quality skin protectant which is highly refined. Some people prefer natural organic mixture of coconut oil, Shea-butter and bee's wax. You can use other oils instead of coconut for specific purposes, and it can even smell nice with some essential oils.
Please make sure you are not allergic to listed ingredients.
1.The most popular face mask with multiple skin care benefits for tired dry skin.
- egg yolk, (wash your egg with soap and water before using it) ;
- plain yogurt – 1 table spoon;
- honey (preferable raw and unfiltered) – one half of teaspoon .
Mix ingredients together, apply on the face and exercise with FACEXER for 3-5 minutes, then rinse with room temperature water.
2. Banana mask.
It is important to know that banana has PH very close to PH value of the human skin.
Mash up a ripe banana into a smooth paste, then apply it to your face and neck. Exercise with FACEXER for 3-5 minutes, then rinse it off with room temperature water.
- Another popular mask recipe calls for 1 table spoon of plain yogurt, one half of teaspoons honey, and one half of medium banana.
- Matcha Green Tea (for Dry Skin)
Experts believe that antioxidants from green tea get rid of free radicals, the harmful by-products of cell metabolism that may damage DNA and cause diseases like cancer. Recently, it has been suggested that matcha has greater potential health benefits than other green teas. Matcha is a special powdered green tea used in the Japanese tea ceremony. (Determination of catechins in matcha green tea by micellar electrokinetic chromatography.Weiss DJ, Anderton CR.)
Mask recipe calls for:
- 1 teaspoon Matcha Green Tea
- One half of teaspoon Organic Coconut Oil (optional)
- 1 teaspoon of yogurt
Put Matcha Green Tea in a bowl. Add coconut oil and a yogurt. Mix until a thick paste forms. Add only enough yogurt to make it spreadable. Avoid adding too much yogurt or it will not stay on your face.
Apply to clean face and exercise with FACEXER for 5 minutes or longer if desired.
- Avocado face mask.
Avocado has a very high content of a healthy fats (mono unsaturated fatty acids), Vitamin K, Vitamin E, Vitamin B6, Vitamin C. That is why it is a great natural moisturiser. Mash up a ripe avocado into a smooth paste, add 1/2 of teaspoon honey to reduce PH, then apply mixture to your face and neck. Exercise with FACEXER for 3-5 minutes, then rinse it off with lukewarm water.
Be creative, add almond oil or extra virgin olive oil to your face mask - it will provide soothing properties to the skin. Other oils suitable for masks include Shea butter, jojoba, coconut oil and rosehip seed oil.
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