Never experiment on the day. Face masks, skin bleaching, soothing eye pads or any other beauty procedure the will affect the way your skin looks should not be carried out for the first time immediately prior to a special occasion. Even „normal“ skin can turn red and lumpy so only experiment on quiet nights when your social calendar is free.
Wake up with water. To revive tired skin each morning, splash cold water all over your face. It will cause your skin to contract, leaving it fresh and tingly, as well as boosting circulation and making you feeling energised.
Two-minute facelift. A simple egg white and lemon juice face mask that you whip up in the kitchen has a tightening effect on the skin, and will leave your skin feeling fresh and glowing.
Avocado. Take a ripe avocado and simply place slices of it onto your skin, particularly on the very dry parts. Older skin becomes drier and more translucent and the oil within the fruit will activate increased oil production within your skin, giving you a softer and younger look.
Freshen up. If skin looks dull and stressed, spritz on chilled rose water to instantly revitalise and freshen up. Follow this with a moisturising rose facial oil massaged in to the skin with small circular movements, to boost circulation and promote a healthy glow.
Tropical face mask. The common coconut has fantastic benefits for older skin. Cut up the flesh in the blender, and then add boiling water and process for 10 minutes, then squeeze the resulting mixture through cheesecloth. Coconut helps to prevent free radical formation, and penetrates into the connective tissues to keep them strong and supple.
Honey. Once a week apply a honey face mask for 30 minutes. It is nourishing for the skin, and will leave your skin soft and supple. Simply apply honey straight from the jar on to the skin that has been moistened with warm water. Rinse off with warm water, then splash with cold water to close pores.
30-second skin reviver. Place fresh hand towel into steaming hot water (not boiling) and then cover your entire face with it for 30 seconds. Use the flannel to buff the T zone area, chin, nose and forehead, and then splash freezing cold water all over your face to leave pores tight and tingling.
Cold spoon compress. For quick fix for puffy eyes, keep two metal teaspoons in the fridge. Place the metal on the swollen area and gently press for at least 60 seconds to reduce puffiness.