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Face Masks Skincare, Hydrating Face Masks, Brightening and Soothing, Beauty Mask For All Skin Type

 We have gathered for you the most effective homemade face masks, and all you have to do is choose what will be on your skin's menu today and in the near future.

No worse than in the salon! Home facial masks with sensational effects. Despite the huge selection of ready-made cosmetic face masks in stores, many people still prefer years of proven home remedies. Why? First, masks, prepared with their own hands, sometimes much more effective than purchased. And secondly, you know exactly what you're applying to your face, because all the ingredients are selected and mixed by yourself.

Face Masks Skincare, Hydrating Face Masks, Brightening and Soothing, Beauty Mask For All Skin Type

1👯 Baking Soda Mask

My mother told me about this homemade mask. Back in the days of her youth, she fought against skin imperfections with the unique cleansing and scrubbing properties of baking soda. The course of application of such a mask is one to three months.


  • Mix 1 teaspoon of regular baking soda and warm honey to form a plastic mass
  • Leave it on your face for 20 minutes.
  • Rinse with water.
  • If you want to add a lightening effect to your skin, you can add a drop or two of fresh lemon juice to the mixture before applying it. Keep in mind that this mask is not suitable for those who are allergic to honey. Also, with caution it should be used by owners of thin, dry and sensitive skin. But for those whose skin is oily, this homemade mask will be a real salvation.

The effect:

  • The mask cleanses and mattifies the skin well
  • Removes excess sebum
  • Removes inflammation
  • Removes blackheads and pimples
  • Narrows pores.
  • Improves complexion
  • Promotes cell regeneration and rejuvenation.

Important! honey must be kept warm! When heated over 45 ° C, it will lose its useful properties, moreover, it will become carcinogenic.

2👯 Chicken Egg Mask

Another recipe from my Siberian past. This mask is an excellent substitute for modern cleansing masks, and the effect of it is noticeable after the first use.


  • Carefully crack an egg and separate the white from the yolk.
  • Apply the egg white all over the face, avoiding the most delicate eye area.
  • Let it sit for 15-20 minutes.
  • Rinse off with cool water.

Since the protein has tightening properties, such a remedy is not suitable for women who have dry or prone to irritation skin.


  • This homemade mask removes oily shine
  • Narrows enlarged pores
  • Helps eliminate comedones
  • Firm, taut and velvety skin
  • Soothes inflammation

3👯 Halva moisturizing mask

Among the new masks I can advise a great remedy from halva. It sounds strange, but the explanation is simple: this oriental sweetness contains a lot of vegetable fats, dietary acids, proteins, glucose, mineral salts, vitamins and trace elements necessary for the skin. Such a rich composition makes halva not only tasty, but also useful for the skin - with it turns out an excellent home effective rejuvenating face mask.


  • Mash up a small piece of halva.
  • Add a little water and stir until a pulp is formed.
  • Apply the product with a special brush and leave on your face for at least 30 minutes.
  • Rinse with room temperature water.
  • The mask should be used with caution for girls with oily skin and do not use those who are allergic to peanuts and other nuts.


  • The mask promotes cell regeneration
  • Rejuvenates the skin and protects it from premature aging
  • Smoothes wrinkles
  • Hydrates the skin well and removes flakes

4👯 Toothpaste Mask

Another plus of natural cosmetics is that effective face masks at home are easy to prepare. You can choose any product at a convenient time and make a rejuvenating composition for all skin types and get rid of many problems. From acne, for example, a great remedy is a mask of toothpaste.


  • Apply any toothpaste in an even, thin layer to your face
  • Leave it on your face for three minutes.
  • Rinse with lukewarm water and sponge and blot your face with a towel.
  • When applying, it doesn't matter at all whether the paste is applied wet or dry. The main thing is to clean your skin well and avoid getting the product on the eye area.

Important: The mask is not suitable for traumatized, dehydrated, dry and sensitive skin. Also, the product is prohibited, if you may have allergic reactions to the ingredients of toothpaste. The only exception for owners of sensitive skin is when you need to locally dry a pimple. Then you can apply the toothpaste on the inflammation with a cotton swab and wait until it dries completely, and then rinse with water.  Also, potential allergy sufferers are better to choose plain white toothpaste without additives or tooth powder, diluting it with water.


  • The mask revitalizes the skin and returns an even complexion
  • Cleanses and revitalizes
  • Fights acne effectively
  • Removes black spots
  • Makes face look young and firm

Important: Do not use the mask more than once a week. To intensify the cleansing effect, after applying the paste gently massage your face with a soft brush or konnyaku sponge.

Face Masks Skincare, Hydrating Face Masks, Brightening and Soothing, Beauty Mask For All Skin Type

5👯 The Yeast Mask

Now it is the turn of one of the most popular and favorite masks of many - yeast mask.  This effective homemade face-lift mask stands in the top of many beauties for its miraculous properties. Yeast is rich in vitamins, micro- and macronutrients, organic acids, polysaccharides and lipids. The mask is suitable for all skin types, but has an absolutely magical effect in the presence of acne, comedones, in the case of dryness and dehydration, with reduced skin elasticity and turgor.


  • Mix 10 grams of yeast with kefir or yogurt until it forms a thick porridge
  • Apply the mask to your face.
  • Leave on for 20 minutes and then rinse off with cool water.


  • This wonderful mask provides deep cleansing right from the start.
  • Improves the condition of problematic skin
  • Soothes inflammation
  • Narrows pores
  • Slows down the ageing process
  • Tones
  • Promotes the synthesis of collagen
  • Excellent for smoothing wrinkles.

Also, my personal advice to everyone: never smile until you've washed the mask off your skin. All facial expression muscles must be completely still, otherwise you risk only deepening wrinkles. It's better to lie back and relax. Beauty to all!

6👯 Beer mask for combination skin

Beer is an ingredient that can be used in masks for any skin type. But it is especially good in the fight against increased oiliness and acne. Unlike the aggressive acids and antimicrobial components included in ready-made acne remedies, homemade beer face masks are absolutely safe - they do not dry out the skin and make it smooth and even. In this recipe for a homemade mask, we suggest combining beer with oatmeal, which has cleansing, anti-inflammatory properties and has a mild peeling effect.


  • Mix 2 tablespoons of light beer with 1 tablespoon of oatmeal, 1 egg yolk and 2 drops of sage oil
  • Apply a thick layer to your face and lie down to rest. While the mask is on your face, it's important not to get up and move your facial muscles
  • Hold the composition for 15-20 minutes and rinse well with warm water


  • Smooth skin with a uniform color
  • Inflammations are dried up
  • Pores are tightened
  • Skin has tightened
  • After using this simple face mask at home, you will also get rid of flakiness, skin texture will be even and oily shine will disappear.

7👯 Moisturizing and Soothing Aloe Mask

To prepare homemade face masks with aloe, it is recommended to collect the fresh juice and pulp of the leaves. To do this, cut off the lower and middle leaves of the plant, grind them in a meat grinder or blender and squeeze the resulting pulp. Fans of home masks "with experience" advise not watering the plant for two weeks before collecting the juice (do not worry, with aloe will be fine!), and before mixing the mask, hold the leaves in the refrigerator.


  • Mix 1 tablespoon of aloe juice and 1 tablespoon of honey
  • Apply to cleansed skin on your face, if desired also on your neck and décolleté
  • Let it sit for 10-15 minutes, and then rinse off with warm water.
  • In the final step, it is important to wash your face with cool water so that all the nutrients "seal" in the skin.

The effect:

  • Tightened and moisturized skin after the first application
  • Swelling goes down and dark circles under the eyes disappear
  • Flakiness and redness on the face also disappear
  • When using this simple home mask a course of 5-10 treatments strengthens the walls of blood vessels, thereby disappearing couperose.

8👯 Avocado and Yogurt Nourishing Mask

Avocados are rich in beneficial fatty acids that nourish the skin, making it soft and supple. Effective avocado masks prepared at home help care for both dry and oily skin, prevent the formation of wrinkles, give the face a healthy color and freshness. Today, many cosmetic brands have released products with avocado, but you can save well by making a face mask at home.


  • Mashed potato a quarter of an avocado into a puree with a fork or blender
  • Mix it with one teaspoon of natural yogurt and mix everything thoroughly
  • Apply to your face for 10-15 minutes, then rinse off with lukewarm water


  • Skin is moisturized.
  • Your face is clean and your skin is smooth and soft
  • Redness, flakiness disappear.
  • Dullness and even tone disappear

9👯Avocado, honey and lemon mask against age spots

Combined with lemon juice and honey, avocado forms a great natural formula to combat pigmentation. If you're worried about freckles, dark spots on your skin and uneven skin tone, feel free to try this simple face mask at home!


  • Mashed potato a quarter of an avocado into a puree, just like in the previous recipe
  • Mix the mash with half a teaspoon of honey and the same amount of fresh lemon juice
  • Apply the mixture to your face, neck and decollete area for 20 minutes
  • Rinse first with warm and then cold water. You can even rub your skin with an ice cube if you don't have any vascular problems


  • This homemade mask has a powerful brightening effect thanks to the lemon juice
  • Honey softens the skin and soothes inflammation
  • Avocado compensates for the acids through its moisturizing and nourishing properties and makes the skin smooth without damaging it

10👯 Banana mask for mature skin

Banana has a lot of beneficial properties for the skin and therefore is quite popular for making homemade masks. It contains fruit acids, amino acids and vitamin C, which strengthen the skin's defenses, brighten and refresh it. B vitamins have anti-inflammatory and healing effects, vitamin A accelerates tissue regeneration processes, vitamin E is known for its anti-aging properties - it stimulates the production of collagen, which keeps the skin firm and toned.


  • Crush 1 medium banana with a fork into a mush (the riper the fruit, the better)
  • Mix the resulting puree with 2 teaspoons of honey and 50 grams of yoghurt.
  • Apply the mask to your face and leave it for 10 minutes.
  • Then rinse off with warm water and do not wipe your skin. Let the water soak in by itself.


  • This folk face mask has an excellent soothing effect after inflammation, severe sunburn and even sunburn
  • Helps fight loss of firmness
  • Ideal for dry and aged skin, it makes the skin look young again

10 people who managed to make their skin perfect. Their secrets may be useful for you too

beautiful skin is a result of our efforts and we do not need to spend a lot of money to visit a beauty salon.

 To make your skin look radiant, sometimes 1 or 2 products and patience are enough. But more often than not, fighting imperfections is a system that includes cleansing, moisturizing, protection, and spot treatments for acne, pigmentation, or dryness.
  beautiful skin is a result of our efforts and we do not need to spend a lot of money to visit a beauty salon. Here are the stories of 10 people who feel confident going out without foundation, and all the credit goes to them.

The first experiment:👩

 A girl, she says, has always had skin problems, so she decided to change her care so that she could use a minimum of products for maximum effect. Here's what cosmetics she uses:

In the morning:

  • moisturizing cleansing cream gel;
  • SPF 50 PA+++ sunscreen.

In the evening:

  • Garnier micellar water;
  • serum with niacinamide (10%) and zinc (1%);
  • Moisturizing cream.

Once a week: acid peeling (AHA 30% + BHA 2%).

Second experience👩

 The difference between these photos is 4 years, and the only makeup on the girl's face is mascara. The girl says she has never used sunscreen before and started doing it exactly 4 years ago when the picture on the left was taken.

In the morning:

  • Cleansing gel for normal to oily skin (CeraVe);
  • Moisturizing cream with SPF 30;
  • Vitamin C and peptide serum (Silk Naturals).

In the evening:

  • cleansing gel for normal to oily skin;
  • Alternately: AHA-acids tonic (8%) from Silk Naturals on the 1st evening, retinol serum (30%) from MUAC on the 2nd evening;
  • Facial moisturizing with oil containing lavender essential oil and evening primrose oil (Midnight Recovery Concentrate by Kiehl's).

The third experience👩

 The first photo was taken before the start of the comprehensive skin care, the second photo after 4 weeks. The last picture (at the bottom of the collage) shows the result after 12 weeks.

In the morning:

  • Cleansing gel for normal and oily skin (CeraVe);
  • moisturizing lotion for normal to dry skin with SPF 25.

In the evening:

  • cleansing gel for normal and oily skin;
  • Différin anti-acne gel;
  • Moisturizing night lotion for normal to oily skin.

Twice a week: facial cleansing with grape seed oil.

Fourth experiment👩

 The first photo was taken on March 12, the second on June 4, and the third on June 23.

In the morning:

  • Washing with zinc-containing soap without fragrance, lanolin, parabens or other irritants (Vanicream Z-Bar);
  • Alternating: 1st day with 2 % salicylic acid acne pads (Stridex), 2nd day with 5 % glycolic acid tonic by Pixi. Then 1 day of rest for the skin;
  • Vitamin C serum with vitamin E and ferulic acid (Timeless);
  • A soothing face gel with aloe and propolis (Benton Aloe Propolis);
  • Aloe extract sunscreen SPF 50+ PA+++ (COSRX).

In the evening:

  • Wash with Vanicream Z-Bar zinc-containing soap;
  • Soothing face gel with aloe and propolis (Benton Aloe Propolis);
  • Moisturizing: face cream (Hada Labo) + 1 drop Niacinamide Zinc Serum (The Ordinary) + 4 drops rosehip seed oil.

Fifth experience👩

The photo shows the progress of my skin care in 4 months.

In the morning:

  • micellar water;
  • Hypoallergenic, alcohol-free, non-comedogenic toner (Neutrogena);
  • moisturizing lotion for normal to dry skin.

In the evening:

  • micellar water;
  • Hypoallergenic, alcohol-free, non-comedogenic toner;
  • Acne treatment with zinc and niacinamide;
  • moisturizing lotion for normal and dry skin.

Sixth experience👩

 Result achieved in a year of experimentation with skin care products.

In the morning:

  • Washing with plain water;
  • Acne lotion with 2% benzoyl peroxide (on the chin);
  • Children's moisturizer (CeraVe).

In the evening:

  • Wash-up foam (Cetaphil);
  • For the chin - gel "Differin";
  • Moisturizing cream from Nivea.

Twice a week: an exfoliant with AHAs and BHAs.

Three times a week: a wrinkle-preventing cream for the eye and lip area.

Seventh Experiment👩

In the Morning:

  • facial cleansing gel (CeraVe);
  • Oil- and alcohol-free moisturizing cream with SPF 35 (Neutrogena).

In the evening:

  • facial cleansing gel;
  • Alternately: the 1st day - a peeling with 2% BHA acids (Paula's Choice), the 2nd day - a peeling with 10% AHA acids (Alpha Skincare);
  • Moisturizing cream without alcohol or oils.

Once a week: clay mask (Aztec Clay), oil cleansing.

The eighth experiment👩

The difference between the photos is 45 days. The girl took a wellness course for her skin, and in 45 days of taking the pills there was a result. Of course, we do not recommend the use of any medication without a doctor's recommendation. But perhaps her example will inspire her to see a dermatologist and solve a problem that has been plaguing her for more than a year. Here are her daily treatments during and after treatment:

During treatment:

  • In the morning - washing, applying moisturizing lotion (Cetaphil), Absorbica tablet (the drug fights blackheads that do not respond to other treatments, reduces sebum production);
  • In the evening, demake-up with ultrasoft wipes, wash with moisturizing cleansing cream gel, apply moisturizing lotion, then a skin protector, dotting the face and lips (Aquaphor).

After treatment:

  • In the morning, wash, moisturize with lotion with SPF 30 protection factor (CeraVe);
  • In the evening - make-up with ultrasoft wipes (Cetaphil), wash with moisturizing cleansing cream-gel, apply moisturizing lotion.

Once a week: by prescription, Tretinoin 0.05% cream, which is designed to treat acne and rejuvenate the skin.

The ninth experiment👩

 The difference between the photos is 2 weeks. The girl believes that the positive effect is due to the addition of safflower oil to her skin care products.

Products used:

  • Gel or micellar water to cleanse the skin;
  • Acne disks with salicylic acid (Stridex) or benzoyl peroxide;
  • facial moisturizer (Hada Labo);
  • occasional facial serum with honey extract (Scinic);
  • masks: regenerating night mask and foil mask (Sulwhasoo);
  • moisturizing cream;
  • safflower oil;
  • petroleum jelly.

The tenth experiment👩

 According to the girl who posted the photo, this is the first time in her life she goes to work without foundation. And her face has only eyebrow lipstick, mascara and highlighter on it. She doesn't use sunscreen. She thinks her skin is soft precisely because she applies eye cream all over her face.

In the morning:

  • Washing and de-makeup gel (Tarte);
  • Face spray with aloe, herbs and rose water (Mario Badescu);
  • Hyaluronic cream for the eye area (for the whole face);
  • rosehip oil (gives the skin a glow).

In the evening:

  • Makeup remover wipes (Neutrogena);
  • rosehip oil;
  • a non-scented moisturizing cream (Kiehl's).

The girl uses facial masks every few days, according to her, she just gets inexpensive ones at the supermarket and not any specific ones.


Constantly dry lips? You probably haven't thought of these 3 unusual causes yet

 The skin on your lips is completely dry and chapped? You probably haven't thought of these three unusual causes!

Constantly dry lips? You probably haven't thought of these 3 unusual causes yet

Remember that commercial from the '00s where a woman puts on a yellow sweater - and the lint gets stuck to her lips?

That's a bit of an exaggeration, of course. Nevertheless, chapped lips - just like dry hands - are a minor but all the more annoying evil in winter. But how is it that lips crack in winter, even though we constantly care for them with all kinds of products?

Temperature differences dry out lips

We often first think of the reasons that are obvious - such as dry heating air indoors and sub-zero temperatures outside. After all, the thin skin on the lips has no horny layer.

Since it contains neither sweat nor sebaceous glands, it also lacks the protective oil film and is very vulnerable in winter. In addition, the skin on the face is completely exposed to the cold. Thus, lips crack quickly in winter.

But there are a few other causes that we rarely have on our radar.

Dry lips: No one thinks of these 3 unusual causes

1. vitamin deficiency leads to dry lips

Vitamin B2, also known as riboflavin, plays an important role in all metabolic processes in cells. It is found, among other things, in dairy products, fish, but also in vegetables such as broccoli, asparagus, or spinach.

When we have a deficiency of this vitamin in the body, cracks form at the corners of the mouth and the oral mucosa is easily inflamed. 

The situation is similar with zinc. The trace element is involved in cell division - if it is lacking, the skin cells of the lips also cannot be replenished quickly enough and the lips become chapped.

2. perfumed lip balm harms the lips

Proper care of the lips is of course important in winter because as mentioned, the thin skin cracks very quickly due to temperature differences.

However, some lip care products can exacerbate the problem, because they contain too many fragrances, which additionally dry out the lips with sensitive skin.

Unfortunately, the only thing that helps here is to try them out. Some people are allergic to shea butter or beeswax, for example.

3. fungi can make lips chapped

Despite all home remedies, the lips are completely chapped and cracked over a long period of time, especially in the corners of the mouth? Then one should not shrink from it to go with the dermatologist on cause research.

Because it can be - attention, disgusting - that certain fungi on the lips gain the upper hand by wrong nutrition and dry the skin completely. However, a low-carbohydrate diet and an ointment from the dermatologist can quickly solve the problem.

Cold & lip care: This actually makes your lips chapped

You have chapped lips? Then it's probably because of that hygiene product you use every day.

your lips always chapped

On Reddit, a website where registered users can post and offer content, this question has been hotly debated. And the solution is much easier than you think. Because it's not the cold winter weather, the heating air, or the wrong lip care that's to blame for dry lips, but: your toothpaste.

This is why toothpaste makes lips chapped

Sodium dodecyl polysulfate, a substance that makes toothpaste foam really nicely, is said to cause dryness and chapping in lips. But natural ingredients like cinnamon or mint can also irritate the skin and cause lips to dry out. 

Reddit users, therefore, recommend their fellow sufferers to rather switch to toothpaste for sensitive teeth. This should curb the dryness a little.

So, you don't have to blame your favorite toothpaste or winter for sore lips. Better check the toothpaste tube quickly!

17 tips for beautiful and smooth skin

 Daily personal hygiene is a matter of course for most people. But how much care does the skin need? There is no patent remedy. The fact is, however, that every contact with water and cleansing agents removes moisture from the skin and weakens its acid mantle. 

17 tips for beautiful and smooth skin

The best tips for beautiful skin:

1. moisturizing cream for moist skin

Moist skin is swollen and more receptive than dry skin. It is therefore recommended to apply moisturizers in this state in upward and circular movements.

2. moisture for dry skin

Moisturizers such as ceramides, hyaluronic acid or synthetically produced urea channel water into dry skin and create moisture depots. Since very dry skin is not able to do this by itself, 

3. avoid red veins

Anyone who does not want to further stress-sensitive skin that tends to couperose (enlarged red veins) should avoid strong temperature drops. Danger zones here are sauna, solarium, and air-conditioned rooms. The consumption of nicotine, alcohol, and spicy food should also be limited.

4. steam makes the skin receptive

Heat and rising steam open the pores, make the skin more receptive, and allow the active ingredients to penetrate more easily. It is therefore recommended to combine the face mask with a full bath. Following the same principle, the skin can also be prepared for care with warm compresses. Simply place a terry cloth in hot water, wring it out well and lay it on the skin. Repeat the process several times.

Tip: Before applying the mask, do an exfoliation to optimize the absorption of the active ingredients.

5. pamper the neck area with oil wraps

From the age of 35 years on, something should be done regularly for the often-neglected neck area, as the skin there becomes slack and wrinkled particularly quickly. Oil wraps have proven to be effective: Mix three teaspoons of warmed oil (e.g. almond, avocado, sunflower, wheat germ, olive or burdock root oil) with the same amount of liquid honey and apply to the area between the chin and collarbone with a mask brush.

When the masque is ready, cover the area with a damp cotton cloth and wrap it in a soft terry cloth. Remove after half an hour.

6. refresh tired eyes

Pour 125 milliliters of boiling water over half a teaspoon of herbs from the pharmacy, such as eyebright, lime blossom or fennel, draw and let it cool down. Soak two absorbent cotton pads with the brew and squeeze them on the back of your hand before placing them on the closed eyelids for about 10 minutes. There are also ready-made eye pads that are already soaked with decongestant active ingredients.

7. ice cube massage for good blood circulation

It is best to enrich distilled water with a dash of lemon juice and freeze. For better blood circulation, for example in the legs, place the ice cubes on a washcloth and massage in circles. The cold shock causes the blood vessels to contract quickly. The lemon has an astringent effect.

8. cold against swelling

Babies' teething rings stored in the refrigerator and filled with gel allow swollen eyelids to recede to normal size. If necessary, a well-chilled towel can also help.

9. care for cracked lips

Wind, sun exposure, and lack of care dry out the skin of the lips. Lip care sticks or creams protect the lip skin and prevent the skin's own moisture from evaporating. Chronically dry lips should be treated with a care stick based on natural oil (for example castor, almond or jojoba oil) or a blob of honey. Colored lipsticks with lanolin often have the same effect.

10. remove blackheads in 2 phases

In order to avoid unattractive inflammation when squeezing out so-called blackheads, it is recommended to remove annoying sebum clots on the nose, forehead, and chin with so-called anti-comedone strips. These strips work according to the moistening, sticking, and pulling principle. In phase 1, the polymers in the strip bond with the blackheads. The blackheads are removed from the pore during peeling. The treated skin areas are rubbed with an antibacterial cloth in phase 2.

11. do not pluck and pull

To make skincare as gentle as possible and to improve the absorption of the active ingredients, the skin should be treated gently. Lightly work the skincare products into the forehead and cheek area with circular movements. Around the eye area, gently pat in with the fingertips of the middle fingers. In the neck area, always spread the skincare creams with the entire palm of the hand from top to bottom.

12. oxygen keeps you young

Anyone who regularly goes out into the fresh air pumps a lot of oxygen into their lungs: 95 percent via breathing, 5 percent via the skin. Creams containing oxygen can supply the active ingredient directly to the cells. The skin looks younger and fresher.

13. drink a lot

The body consists of over 70 percent of water. A lack of moisture quickly causes wrinkles, so it is recommended to drink 1.5 to 2 liters, preferably mineral water or unsweetened tea, throughout the day.

14. sleep well

If it were up to the skin, it should already be 8 hours of sleep per night. Instead of a cuddly down pillow, a firm, the flat pillow should be used. This keeps the cervical spine straight when lying down and wrinkles have no chance.

15. milk bath for smooth skin

A milk bath or whey bath relaxes makes beautiful and soothes dry, sensitive skin. The reason for this is the milk sugar, which is a great moisture binder and contains lots of vitamins, minerals, lactic acid, fat, and protein. All these ingredients are important for the regeneration and nutrition of the cells.

16. fruit acids for thick, large-pored skin

By using creams containing AHA and BHA (alpha and beta hydroxy acids), also known as fruit acid creams, the horny layer of the skin becomes thinner and at the same time cell renewal is accelerated. The result is a finer and smoother skin texture, the skin is better hydrated. Caution: Avoid sunbathing, as pigmentation disorders can occur.

17 Q 10 against free radicals

Aggressive oxygen molecules drive the skin aging process. With Q10, a coenzyme that is also produced by our body itself, the so-called "free radicals" can be neutralized. The coenzyme Q10 is used in many face creams and in capsules as a food supplement.

15_ tips for beautiful skin

 Beautiful skin, a healthy complexion, and a fresh, natural look, who wouldn't want that? Here you will find many small tips and tricks to improve and preserve your appearance. Because a well-groomed appearance begins with skincare.

15 tips for beautiful skin

1. regular cleaning

The morning and evening cleansing not only removes creams and make-up, but also skin grease and sweat. The pores do not clog and bacteria cannot multiply.

2. cleansing milk instead of water

Water alone is not able to remove the oily mixture of sebum, cream and make-up from the skin. This requires lipophilic (fat-dissolving) substances, such as those contained in cleansing milk.

The cleansing milk is best massaged in with the fingertips or a sponge and left to work for a short time, then rinsed off with plenty of warm water.

3. facial tonic builds up

Facial toner helps to accelerate the rebuilding phase of the acid mantle, which normally takes 20 to 30 minutes after cleansing. In addition, facial toner removes the lime deposits of tap water and cleaning residues that can clog pores in the long run and thus cause impurities.

4. cleansing of mature skin

Water-in-oil emulsions are best suited for cleansing mature skin, as they preserve the skin's acid mantle. Cleansing creams enriched with valuable vegetable oils such as jojoba, soy or sweet almond are just as suitable.

5. soap only for robust, oily skin

Since soap belongs to the alkaline detergents and thus attacks the acid mantle, soap should only be used for very tough, rather oily skin. For all other skin types, regular soap should be avoided.

6. for sensitive or dry skin facial tonic without alcohol

In order not to put additional strain on the fat and moisture balance of sensitive or dry skin, no facial tonics with alcohol should be used, but only alcohol-free tonics or thermal water sprays. Redness, inflammation and itching are thus avoided.

7. fine-pored, rosy complexion through peeling

Horny scales make the skin look colorless and dull. An exfoliation adapted to the respective skin type removes these flakes of skin without irritating the skin and stimulates the blood circulation. Tiny synthetic beads or natural granules made of ground apricot kernels, bran, or sea sand act like ultra-fine sandpaper.

8. masks - fast beauticians

The effect of masks is immediately visible, which is why masks are also called the quick beautifiers of cosmetics. Masks with high moisture content allow the skin cells to swell up, making the skin plumper, fresher and smoother, reducing wrinkles.

There are special moisturizing masks with herbal extracts such as menthol, mint, camphor, etc. for stressed skin. They have a refreshing and cooling effect, redness and swelling disappear. Moisturizing masks with extracts of chamomile, balm, and hops soothe sensitive irritated skin.

9. night creams support regeneration

At night, the cell division rate is eight times higher than during the day, which means that the regeneration process is running at full speed. The slight swelling in the morning shows that the removal of lymphatic fluid and waste products does not function as well at night. Night creams with active ingredient complexes from the ginkgo, pro-vitamin E, amino acids from wheat proteins etc. support the regeneration of the skin.

10. observe limited shelf life of creams

Printed expiration dates apply to unopened jars and tubes. Opened creams should always be well sealed and preferably used within 3 months, especially if stored at room temperature.

The warmer the temperature, the faster the oils contained in the jars can become rancid or bacteria can form in the jar. This applies all the more to natural cosmetics. Self-stirred creams without preservatives should be used immediately or frozen.

11. vitamin C revitalizes the skin

Tired skin gets back into the swing with vitamin C. Contained in creams, it stimulates the formation of the skin's own collagen fibers and also stimulates cell metabolism.

12. tea tree oil against impurities

Tea tree oil (from Australia) in about five percent solution has a strong disinfecting effect and thus fights pimples. After two to three days at the latest, the improvement should become visible.

13. caution with extreme diets

Extreme fluctuations in body weight also affect the elastic fibers of the skin. Massages, sports and body care can prevent this. However, weight fluctuations of up to two kilos are harmless.

14. moisture for oily skin

Oily skin has an overproduction of sebum. It is therefore essential to ensure that the skin is supplied with a lot of moisture but no oil. Light hydrogels or an oil-free fluid especially for oily skin are well suited.

15. facial massage for better blood circulation

Excellent results can be achieved with only four grips, each applied for 20 seconds. A nutrient cream is very well suited to combine the application with a soothing massage.

Stroke with both palms of the hand broadly from the nose over the cheeks towards the ears.

Stroke the forehead with the index, middle, and ring finger in a fan shape starting at the root of the nose and moving towards the hairline.

Draw semicircles around the mouth with both middle and ring fingers.

Stroke in one stroke over the bridge of nose and eyebrows.

Skin care: how do you care for your skin properly?

 The skin is the largest sensory organ in terms of area. It also performs a multitude of functions. Its most important task is to shield the body from external dangers. The skin succeeds in doing this by, for example, healing wounds from the inside or forming a thickened callus, for example when shoe pinch. Appropriate skin care can not only support the skin in its functions, but it can also prevent many diseases and injuries. Here you can find out exactly what you should pay attention to in skincare, how you can use it to influence the health and appearance of your skin, and what different types of skincare there are.

Skin care: how do you care for your skin properly?

Why is skincare so important?

Supporting the protective function of the skin is only one goal of skincare. In addition, appropriate skincare can counteract the natural aging process. The skin begins to age from the age of 20. The connective tissue of the middle layer of skin, the so-called dermis, begins to give way. The result: the skin becomes flabbier and drier. Wrinkles also form. Effective skincare can slow down this process and make the skin look healthier.

To what extent can the appearance of the skin be influenced by skincare?

The aim of effective skincare is to make the skin look smoother. Ideally, even the previously lost elasticity of the skin will regain its former elasticity. There are several remedies available for this. Washing the face with clear water or applying creams to the skin are just two of them. Which active ingredients the creams contain and whether lotions and oils should be oily or moist depends on the nature of the skin.

What are the different ways of skincare?

Of course, there is not only one ideal way to care for the skin properly. It also depends on the type of skin you have. There are several different skin types, whose skincare methods are sometimes just as different. In everyday life, dry skin and sensitive skin are most common and will be discussed in more detail below.

The care of dry skin

Dry skin is primarily due to one's lifestyle and age. The skin is only rudimentarily able to accumulate moisture in the body, for example, due to excessive nicotine or alcohol consumption. As a result, the skin feels chapped and is sometimes covered with dandruff.

The best skincare for dry skin is to compensate for the loss of moisture. Perfume-free products, which contain many vitamins for this purpose, are considered particularly effective. These do not put additional strain on the skin. Increased drinking of clear water can also be supportive. Or the consumption of water-containing fruits and vegetables such as cucumbers. These also contain the trace element silicon, which strengthens the skin, hair, and nails.

The care of sensitive skin

Many people suffer from sensitive or delicate skin. Besides a hereditary disposition, this is also caused by environmental influences. Stress plays just as much a role as conditioned air, too much sunlight or an allergic reaction. The consequences are reddening of the skin, which sometimes itches. Sensitive, delicate skin is not as well protected from the outside as is normally the case, making it easier for pathogens to penetrate.

In the context of skincare for sensitive skin, you should make sure that the products used only contain ingredients that do not further impair the health of the skin. The good thing is that the care products for sensitive skin are labeled as such in the shops. This should put you on the safe side. By the way, many affected people also swear by water from thermal springs, which they use both for healing baths and for drinking.

Are there any general recommendations for skincare? Tips regardless of skin type

The bottom line is to create healthy conditions. Because if the body as a whole is doing well, this is also beneficial for the health of the skin and thus also supports its care.

Please note the following tips:

  • Sufficient sleep supports skincare and makes the skin look fresher and healthier. An average of eight hours per night is ideal.
  • If possible, only eat food that contains fresh ingredients and is not industrially produced.
  • Avoid tobacco as well as alcohol or UV light.
  • The German Society for Nutrition (DGE)1 recommends a daily fluid intake of 1.5 liters. Nothing is more important in terms of skincare than to supply the skin with sufficient fluid.
  • Pay attention to a good work-life balance. This means not only working, but also doing sports, getting lots of exercise, and avoiding stress.
  • Do not wash the skin too often, as this can disturb its balance. Once a day is quite sufficient.

You should also adapt your skincare to the season. For many, the skin is much drier in winter than in summer. In the cold season, less water reaches the epidermis because less sweat is produced. For this reason, skincare in winter should generally be a little more oily than in summer.

If you are unsure about the right skincare, you can get advice from a dermatologist, pharmacist or an experienced beautician.

What to do about dry lips ?

Why are your lips dry?

The skin around the mouth is much more sensitive to environmental influences than the rest of the body. This is especially noticeable in winter. In this season many people have dry lips. The actual tenderest area of the face is then cracked, dull, and irritated. If you do not pull the emergency brake in time, you can even get sore lips. You can read here how dry lips develop and what you can do about it.


What to do about dry lips

Lips are a borderline area

The skin surrounding the lips consists of three different areas. On the outer edge, it is very similar to the skin of the face. In this area, there are hair, sebaceous and sweat glands. Inside the mouth, however, the skin consists of oral mucosa with salivary glands. The transition zone between this inner and outer side is what is generally considered to be the lip.

The horny a layer of the lips is thin

Experts call the transition zone lip red because you can see the blood shimmering through. The reason for this is that the outermost layer of the skin, the horny layer, is very thin at this point. In addition, coloring pigments are missing in the skin of the lips. The lips are particularly sensitive because the cells of the horny layer hardly die and keratinize there. However, this is an essential process.

Dry lips: The cause is the missing self-protection

Together with sebum, the dead cells form a kit that shields the skin from the outside and makes it supple. Because sebaceous glands are hardly ever found in lip red, the lips lack this important fat layer. They generally dry out faster.

The other the reason why you get dry lips: there are no sweat glands to moisturize the lips. Cold and wind have such an easy job and if dry heating air is added in winter, brittle lips are pre-programmed.

Moistening with the tongue does not help

If you are familiar with this and are more likely to have dry or chapped lips, you may want to try moistening your lips with your tongue. But that only makes it worse. The saliva evaporates again and again and dries out the lips even more. This also reduces the already low-fat content of your lips.

Dry lips can become inflamed

The red of the lips then often shows deep cracks that itch and burn. The broken skin can be infected by bacteria and fungi quite easily. Lip inflammation is painful and can persist for months. To find out whether your lips are possibly inflamed, you should see your dermatologist. There are also other factors that can cause chapped lips, such as medication.

What to do against dry lips?

To prevent dry lips from becoming a problem in the first place, it is best to care for your lips consistently. Cream your mouth area regularly or use a lip care stick. Even if you already have chapped lips, this is the first step in therapy. Lipids containing fat and moisture moisten your lips and reduce dehydration. There is a variety of products with different ingredients.

Proven ingredients

The basis of the care products against dry lips is fats, oils, and waxes, to which caring additives are added. Camomile products, for example, have proven to be effective because they soothe the skin. Bisabolol is the main active ingredient of genuine camomile. Another proven helper against dry lips is dexpanthenol. This active ingredient keeps the lips moisturized. It also has an anti-inflammatory effect and heals wounds.

Also, think about sun protection

Pay attention not only to care substances but also to a sufficient light protection filter. The skin cells in the lip do not form melanin, i.e. no pigment dye. As a result, the lips lack their own sun protection, which is otherwise present in most skin areas. One gets a sunburn very quickly. This should be considered especially during skiing vacations, as the snow reflects the radiation and thus intensifies it. You should at least apply sun protection factor 30 here.

Household remedy against dry lips

If you don't want to go to the pharmacy to do something about your dry lips, you might find something in your own kitchen. Honey, avocado or olive oil are supposed to make dry lips tender again. However, this is not scientifically proven. Two tips that also counteract dry lips: Drink enough (at least 1.5 liters of water a day) and keep the air in your rooms moist.