Facial Masque Recipe

Girl with a facial masque
Q: I'm a 23 year old software professional so I need to spend about 10-12 hrs a day in front of the computer and in an air-conditioned room. Hence my skin has become very dull and dry. Please suggest some remedies for this problem.
A: Well, for starters, you need to make sure that your daily skin care routine contains a good, long-lasting moisturizer. If you wear make-up, try using a tinted moisturizer instead of foundation to give your skin that extra boost of moisture. If you don’t wear make-up or you don’t mind reapplying during the day, try keeping a box of cleansing cloths in your desk, so you can give your skin a freshening boost in the middle of the day.
If this isn’t feasible, try going for restorative approach at the end of the day. You can treat yourself to little “me time” by creating a little ritual of skin care. Gently cleanse your skin, then use a hot towel to open the pores and give some deep cleaning. Follow this with a mild toner to strip excess oils, and finish by using a creamy moisturizer for your skin. Apply the moisturizer liberally and let it sit on the skin for 5-10 minutes then wipe off the excess.
Once a week you can give yourself an at home facial. The following is a simple recipe for an all-natural facial masque that you can use a couple of times a week:
Take and combine each of the following in a blender:
• 1 cup plain oatmeal
• ˝ medium-sized banana
• ˝ medium-sized cucumber (peeled)
• ˝ cup honey
• ˝ cup unflavored yogurt
Place the oatmeal in the blender first and grind it into a find powder, then add the remaining ingredients in slices when needed. These ingredients should be blended smooth and then spread onto the skin using a brush, or blotted on using a soft cloth. The unused portion can be sealed in an airtight container and saved for up to 5 days in the refrigerator.
This mixture contains natural antioxidants, proteins and vitamins, as well as the moisture attracting properties of the oatmeal and will help promote smoother, more nourished and moisture-rich skin. Leave the masque mixture on the skin for at least 15 minutes and the wipe off the excess and rinse the face with warm, then cool water.
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