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Is it possible to make face masks from materials you have at home? A doctor answers - voila! health


In recent years, everyone has been talking about natural cosmetics, but do they really work? Dr. Lahvit Akerman explains which natural ingredients really work (and she also has a recipe for a peeling mask)

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In recent years, it seems that everyone wants as natural as possible, and as much as possible - but can this trend also catch on when it comes to our cosmetic products?

Can natural ingredients really affect the condition of our skin?

"I am very much in favor of taking advantage of the materials that nature provides us and extracting from them what is essential for the skin, and there is certainly quite a bit of that," explains Dr. Lahvit Akerman, an expert in dermatology. At home and apply to the skin - this is not the meaning of natural cosmetics or from nature."

Dr. Ackerman explains that in order for the good and essential components for the skin to penetrate the skin from the plant, a unique production method, processing and neutralization of pollutants is necessary.

"It's not for nothing that the cosmetics companies invest a lot of resources so that the ingredients included in the cream we buy will be effective, active and hypoallergenic," she added.

Look for natural ingredients in your products

Therefore, not every oil that is good for cooking is also good for the skin, and not every spice in the form that comes in nature or in the cooking pot, will necessarily contribute to our skin.

Dr. Ackerman clarifies that "improper use of substances can be ineffective at the very least, and in other cases may irritate the skin and cause an acne-like rash."

So how do we get it right anyway?

You should use products that contain natural ingredients and have been properly processed for use on the skin.

This processing makes the material more active and penetrates deeper into the layers of the skin.

Here is a list of common ingredients from nature that can benefit the skin of the face, and you should look for them in your cosmetics:

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  • Dunaliella seaweed - excels in high resistance to oxidation damage

  • Oil extract - natural oils are a common ingredient in cosmetics such as olive oil, lavender, olive oil and more.

    The oils are rich in vitamins, nourish the skin and maintain the epidermal barrier.

    They also help restore damaged skin, and some even soothe the skin and help with hot flashes

  • Aloe vera - aloe vera mucus has the ability to retain moisture in the skin

  • Licorice extract - known for its properties to soothe irritated and red skin.

  • Vitamins such as vitamin E and vitamin C - antioxidants that provide maximum protection to the skin from free radical damage and their active derivatives also treat blemishes

  • Gentle acids - alpha hydroxy acids are extracted from many sources such as grapes, lemons, oranges and speed up the renewal of the skin, they are mainly found in night products or cleaning products

  • Allantoin - a substance extracted from the comfrey root with all the soothing properties to restore the skin

Do it yourself

Dr. Lahvit Akerman, a specialist in dermatology (Photo: Alon Shafransky)

While most face care products require a special production process, and you can't really brew them yourself, face masks can actually be made at home.

"Facial masks for nourishment and moisture that are prepared at home from ingredients that we all have in the refrigerator and in the kitchen can do wonders for the skin of the face," said Dr. Ackerman. For example, she explains, a mask that contains avocado fat, which is rich in antioxidants and fatty acids, an orange contains vitamin C and citric acid, straits together A face mask containing 20 different vitamins, including vitamin C - which penetrates and restores, vitamin K - which helps smooth out wrinkles, reduce dark skin spots, and reduce puffiness under the eyes. If we add an element of almonds, we get a gentle exfoliation that renews the cells."

And she also has a recipe for a moisturizing peeling mask with natural ingredients.

Ingredients for making a peeling mask:

4 unshelled almonds

2 teaspoons orange juice

2 tablespoons avocado

4 strawberries

Method of preparation and instructions for use:

1. Wash your face with mild, grain-free soap.

2. Grind the strawberries, a teaspoon of avocado, two teaspoons of orange juice in a blender until you get a spreadable paste.

3. Add the peeled almonds (when they are well ground) - and mix everything together.

4. Apply the paste using your fingers evenly over the entire surface of the face, neck and cleavage - and wait about half an hour.

It is very important not to rub the skin aggressively.

6. When the paste dries, you can massage gently on the skin.

7. At the end, wash your face with water only and blot with paper.

The mask can be kept in the refrigerator for three days, tightly covered

  • health

  • Beauty and care

  • Skin and cosmetics


  • cosmetics

  • natural cosmetics

  • Cultivation

Source: walla

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