A surprising number of foods commonly consumed for general health contain a number of vitamins and minerals that are highly beneficial when used on the skin. A number of natural facial masks can be made out of these common foods that make the face much healthier and appear more youthful.

1. Avocado

Avocado is the fruit that can be picked off of trees of the same name that are native to South and Central America. Avocado fruit contains vitamins A, K, E, and B, as well as minerals such as copper, potassium, calcium, magnesium, and iron. These vitamins and minerals can be taken in through the skin, making facial masks that involve avocado very effective at hydrating skin. Facial masks that utilize avocado are useful combatants against dry, tight skin.

2. Egg White

Egg white is considered an excellent food that can be used when making facials to look young. Egg whites contain protein, riboflavin, magnesium, and potassium. These aspects promote youthful, hydrated, wrinkle-free skin, and protein has properties that boost the healing and growth of facial tissues. Using egg whites in facial masks can also prevent various types of acne from forming. Facial recipes that involve egg white can be read here.

3. Honey

Raw honey can be used as a part of many kinds of facial masks, and on its own is a powerful facial cleanser. Raw honey is able to remove dirt from the skin, but does not remove natural oils. Using honey on the face also reduces the size and severity of existing acne while simultaneously working to prevent new acne from forming. As a facial cleanser, honey is a natural antibacterial product that is effective in cleansing the face to make it look younger.

4. Bananas

Bananas, after being crushed into paste, can be used as another highly effective facial mask that works similarly to egg whites. Bananas contain vitamins A, B, and E, as well as potassium. When applied to the face, these minerals smooth out rough skin and moisturize dry skin. The vitamin E in bananas is also known to increase the resistance skin has against UV rays. Banana is a food that naturally and easily lessens the effect of age on facial skin.

5. Oatmeal

A facial mask that utilizes oatmeal is a strong combatant against acne and is able to gently clean and smooth facial skin. Most oatmeal masks are created by combining oatmeal with honey and water, though the water can be substituted with yogurt as well. Applesauce, vinegar, and lemon juice are other common additions to an oatmeal mask that better makes it stick to and be absorbed by the face.

There are a great number of foods that can also be used to make the face look younger. Most of these foods can be mixed together to create solid masks that drastically affect the apparent age and health of the face they are applied to. Most of them will simply make skin smoother and moister, however these qualities go a long way in making facial skin look better and younger.

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