Chia seed is the latest buzz word in beauty town, and we cannot have enough of it! You would be going beserk about this homemade face mask to repair skin using chia seed too, if you knew what it can really do for your skin, apart from repairing damaged skin!
Let's take a close look at the chia seed face pack properties and how it works. Chia seed is packed to the brim with omega-3 fatty acids. It is this acid that replenishes the skin of lost moisture, bolsters the collagen and elastin level, while repairing damaged skin cells.
It also has a high ratio of protein. Protein forms a protective shield on the skin against damaging free radicals, draws out impurities from skin and reveals clear skin underneath.
Other than that, chia seeds are rich in zinc, antioxidants and essential minerals, which lighten blemishes, boost blood circulation, giving the skin a radiant glow!
So, now that we know without an ounce of doubt that herbal chia seed mask can, indeed, make a difference to our skin, let's get down to the recipe of making this DIY chia seed mask.
Here is how you can revive dull skin naturally, using chia seeds.
Soak two tablespoons of chia seeds in an equal quantity of water. Keep it aside for 20 minutes. By now, the water should have a gel-like consistency. Strain the solution in a bowl.
Add a teaspoon of honey to the gel and mix it well. Honey is a natural humectant that will work to moisturise and brighten your skin tone.
Next, add a teaspoon of olive oil and mix it well. Olive oil is rich in antioxidants that will penetrate deep into the skin layers, hydrating and repairing it.
If you have acne problem, add 2 drops of tea tree oil to the mixture. Antibacterial properties of tea tree oil will kill any infection-causing bacteria.
Never commit the mistake of applying face mask before cleansing your face of the day's dirt, first. It will only serve to further clog your pores. In case if you have any makeup on, use baby oil in a cotton to take it off, and then cleanse your face with a mild face wash. Pat dry.
Rub the mask onto your skin in a circular movement. Let it sit for 20 to 30 minutes. Later, scrub to remove the deep embedded dead cells. Rinse your face with lukewarm water, and follow it up by washing your face with cold water to close pores.
Blot your skin dry with a soft towel and massage a deep-nourishing moisturiser. Massage using upward strokes, moving outwards. Do this for 2 minutes to stimulate flow and give your skin a soft glow.
What To Keep In Mind?
If you have severe case of acne, never scrub your skin harshly, exert as little pressure as possible to keep the acne from turning into a wound.
For dry skin, amp up the nourishing quotient of this DIY chia seed mask by adding a few drops of almond oil.
Well suited for all skin types, this homemade face mask to repair skin will give you clear, smooth and glowing skin. For best results, apply this face pack twice a week.