The beauty products available on market contain synthetic ingredients that may have short-term aesthetic benefits, but in the long-term they don’t do any good to your skin. On the contrary the natural, nutritious ingredients make your skin look healthier while providing it glow at the same time.
Making your own facemask is one of the easiest ways to get started preparing your own natural beauty products at home.
I have already made fruit face masks but recently I’ve come across many face products containing spices such as turmeric. I got fascinated by the idea of incorporating natural antioxidants in to my skin care regime.
Purposely I did not want to use turmeric because of its tendency to leave stains behind. I did some research and zeroed in on cumin as I found it has many beauty benefits.
The outcome is this antioxidant-packed black cumin facemask that scrub away dead skin cells while moisturizing and protecting your skin, plus it has the added goodness of black cumin oil.
Read on here to find beauty benefits of black cumin oil for skin, how to make diy antioxidant black cumin facemask that will not only help you get rid of dead skin cells, but also moisturize your skin and keep the fine lines and wrinkles at bay.
Black cumin has been around for ages, yet people are only now starting to learn about it as a health and beauty solution. The beauty products industry has noted how this ‘blessed seed’ works for skin, hair and nails.
Make Your Own Antioxidant Cumin Face Mask At Home
Cumin may not be the first thing that comes to mind when creating a facemask … after all, its scent reminds of spicy recipes.
Have no reservations. This blend of black cumin with honey and apricot kernels will make you feel like having a luxury spa facial treatment instead of a homemade one.
How Black Cumin Oil Benefits the Skin?
Black cumin oil is known to promote melanin production, benefiting the skin and even helping to heal scars, and prevent scar formation. Some studies have suggested that it may be an especially useful remedy for this purpose.
Other research has shown that black cumin oil is as effective as the skin cream Betamethasone in decreasing the severity of eczema on the hands. It’s known to help soothe inflammation, and improve the speed at which the skin heals.
It detoxifies your skin, removes blemishes and can cut down the appearance of fine lines, wrinkles and scars. This oil is effective for both dry and oily skin.
Benefits Of Other Ingredients
Organic Raw Honey: Because of its antibacterial properties, honey is incredible for cleansing your skin and combating acne and it doesn’t strip your skin of its natural oils. It’s also packed with antioxidants, which help to decrease signs of aging. Its moisturizing properties provide your skin with a healthy glow.
Ground Apricot Kernels: Not only they exfoliate dead skin cells, but also impart a fresh, healthy glow to your skin. Over time, this also helps in treating fine lines and wrinkles.
DIY Black Cumin Face Mask Recipe
You will need:
(i) Apricot kernels: 1 tablespoon, ground
Note: If you can’t find pre-ground apricot kernels, you can buy them whole and grind them yourself, using a coffee grinder or spice mill.
(ii) Honey: 1 tablespoon, organic (Get Here Raw Organic Honey At Best Price)
(iii) Black cumin oil: 1 tablespoon (Get Here Organic Black Seed Oil At Best Price)
(i) Mix well the three ingredients in a glass bowl.
(ii) Wash your face with a gentle cleanser, remove any remaining eye makeup with a gentle oil, such as amaranth, and a cotton swab.
(iii) Take 1 tablespoon onto fingertips and gently apply to your face and neck using small circular motions.
(iv) Let the mask stay on your skin for about 10 minutes.
(v) Rinse with warm water, massaging your skin as you go.
(vi) Pat dry. If you like, apply a drop or two of black cumin oil as a moisturizer.
Transfer any leftover into a suitable airtight container and store it in your fridge for later use.
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And if you like to dive deeper into DIY skin care? Here are my recommendations on ideal natural skincare regime using ingredients from your kitchen.