It is known that most anti-aging creams contain collagen, a substance that maintains the elasticity and firmness of the skin. One of the most valuable sources of natural collagen is gelatin. Due to this, as well as due to its good solubility, it is perfect for cosmetic masks.
There are many recipes for gelatin face masks. In this article, we will present some of the most famous and effective ones.
So, the first recipe. At 1 st. l. gelatin powder, you need to take 3 tbsp. l. cool water. After 30-40 minutes, when the gelatin swells, the mixture should be placed in a water bath. When the powder is completely dissolved, it can be removed, and after it has cooled to room temperature, it should be mixed with the following components:
- for oily skin: 1 st. l. kefir, 1st tbsp. l. wheat flour;
- for dry skin: 1 tbsp. l. 20% sour cream, 1st tbsp. l. oatmeal powder or oat flour.
All components must be mixed until a thick slurry is formed. It should be applied to clean skin and removed after 20 minutes with a cotton swab.
For dry skin, a special milk gelatin mask is suitable. Gelatin is soaked in the same way as in the previous recipe, but milk is taken instead of water. The mixture is placed in a bath, then cooled down. After 20 minutes after application, it must be removed using milk as a liquid to remove the mask.
Another recipe for a gelatin mask suitable for cleansing the skin of the face of blackheads. To prepare the mask, you need to adhere to the general scheme given in the first recipe. The resulting solution is applied to the face in 2-3 layers with a brush. After the first layer has dried, the second is applied, then the third. After half an hour, the mask can be removed. This is done simply with your fingers. The mask will stretch like a film.
To make a whitening gelatin mask, you need to take one medium-sized cucumber, peel it and grind it in a blender. Then, from the resulting mass, you need to squeeze out the juice, in which you should soak 1 tbsp. l. gelatin powder. Then the solution is prepared according to the scheme described above, and the thickened mass is applied to the face. Remove the mask after 20-30 minutes.
To prepare a gelatin mask for wrinkles, you can use the following recipe. It is necessary to mix 1 tbsp. gelatin and 2 tbsp. milk, after swelling, warm up in a water bath. At this time, add 1 egg white to the solution and mix. After cooling, the mask is applied to the face, and after 20-30 minutes, remove it with your hands, carefully separating the film.
Gelatin face mask is an excellent tool for maintaining health, youth and overall skin tone. Thanks to their use, it is possible to achieve softening, whitening of the skin, cleansing pores, smoothing fine wrinkles, as well as improving blood circulation.