This mask is suitable for all skin types and is mostly consisted of linseed. It is very effective to rejuvenate your facial features with its tightening effect that will reduce the appearance of wrinkles on the skin.
For this flax seed mask against wrinkles to be effective and to see visible results on your skin, you must apply it for 12 consecutive days, twice a day.
What are the properties of flaxseed?
Flax is a plant native to Eurasia belonging to the family Linaceae, which is grown for flax fibers and oilseeds. Flaxseed is rich in potassium, magnesium, vitamin E, essential amino acids and omega-3 fatty acids which all have beneficial properties for both the health of the body and skin. For example, regarding the treatment of hypertension, according to a 2003 study on patients with mild hypertension and who have consumed 30 g of ground flaxseed daily, it was demonstrated that it decreased the blood pressure (regular consumption for 6 months). In parallel, the results have shown that the risk of stroke and heart attack were reduced by half.
The detoxifying properties of flaxseed will delay the onset of wrinkles. Phytoestrogens (plant hormones as isoflavones) contained in the flax seeds are very beneficial because they contribute to the beauty of the skin and reduce signs of aging on the face, making the skin smooth and elastic. Phytoestrogens work by increasing the production of collagen, an essential element to reduce wrinkles and keep skin smooth and youthful.
With this mask, flax seeds will enter the subcutaneous tissue. As a result the skin will tighten, particularly on the area under the eyes. This is the area where the skin is thinner and therefore more prone to wrinkles.
Preparation of flax seed anti-aging mask
To prepare this recipe, you need whole flaxseed that should be grinded every two or three days (depending on the amount used) and you need to cool them before use. You can grind with a coffee grinder or crush with a mortar. For the flax seeds to retain all their virtues, you must keep them in a cool, dry and dark place.
In a bowl, put a tablespoon of flax seed and pour ½ cup of hot water. Mix, then cover the bowl with a towel and let it stand until the evening. Filter. You will only use the water, which will concentrate all the healing properties of flaxseed.
You can prepare the mask in the morning to use it the evening, for example, or in the evening to use it in the morning (for maximum efficiency it is recommended to apply this mask twice a day).
How to apply this mask?
Having cleansed the face and neck, use this beauty treatment by soaking a cotton pad in the mixture and apply directly on the skin, while ensuring to avoid direct eye contact. Once dry, repeat the application. You must repeat this procedure 5 times in a row.
For the duration of application, you must not speak, or laugh! Because the skin may wrinkle. The ideal time to apply this mask is when you are alone and relaxed at home.
After the fifth application, wash with water and moisturize your face with your usual moisturizer, serum or oil (jojoba, olive oil etc.) to complete the action of this treatment.
What are the effects of this flax seeds mask?
- It has cleansing properties (removes impurities from the skin);
- It smoothes, tightens and tones the skin thanks to its natural “lifting” effect;
- It reduces visible pores;
- It hydrates the skin;
- It exfoliates the skin;
- It regulates oily skin sebum production;
- It prevents the appearance of acne pimples;
- It slows down the appearance of wrinkles and reduces the appearance of those already installed.