Men's Natural Homemade Face Masks
Men's Natural Skin Care
Ever notice how wealthy people have such gorgeous skin? Many times the elite are the only people to afford the very best skincare products that actually work. Many of these expensive products, however, are made from natural products that are easy to obtain and mix yourself. Learn how to create all natural men's face masks to give your skin a youthful glow while cleaning and tightening pores.
Cleansing Your Face
The first step in taking care of your skin is cleansing to wash dirt and other surface grime off of your face. You may want a facial cleanser with ingredients such a salicylic acid or others that will take the excessive oil off of your face and dry it out a little. I personally like to use Cetaphil to cleanse in the shower when pores are open and easier to clean.
Exfoliating Your Face
Many men overlook the need to exfoliate during their facial care routine. Exfoliating clears off dead skin cells that are stubborn and harder to clean off with just a cleanser. You can choose from a physical exfoliate or a chemical one, where physical exfoliates will scrape off dead cells and chemical exfoliates will burn the cell matter off.
I prefer a physical abrasive like baking soda to exfoliate twice a week. Mix two tablespoons of baking soda with a few drops of water to create an abrasive paste that you can massage into your face to scrape off dead skin.
Making a Home Made Face Mask
After years of looking for different face mask solutions, I have come up with a personal favorite that I want to share with you. This recipe is very simple but is great for keeping your face moisturized while cutting down on facial oils as well. You will want to apply this face mask after you exfoliate after your shower. You will want to repeat this twice a week just like the exfoliating step.
Take two tablespoons of plain yogurt that is full in fat. This provides nutrients that your skin cells need to stay supple and young in appearance. Next add two tablespoons of oats that will help to reduce pores and prevent excess oil. Mix the ingredients together and massage onto your face, leaving for approximately five minutes before washing off.
If you would like to increase the pore tightening effects of this mask you can add in a few drops of lemon juice to shrink stubborn pores. The lemon juice will dry your skin out though so be sure to use a men's moisturizer when you are done using your face mask.
Moisturizing When You Are Through
Many of the steps I have mentioned so far will dry out your face, sometimes a little too much. It is very important that when you are through with your face care regimen you will want to apply a good moisturizer. Look for a product that contains little alcohol and contains soothing ingredients such as aloe vera. Moisturize your skin each morning and night after cleansing with your favorite scrub. Exfoliate and use your mask twice a week to achieve the maximum results for soft and smooth skin.