How to Prevent Wrinkles with Masks

Clay masks may tighten skin making it appear firmer.
Clay masks may tighten skin making it appear firmer. (Image: facial mask image by sasha from

Masks are an inexpensive way to keep the skin looking firm, fresh and wrinkle-free. Ingredients like raw honey refreshes and rejuvenates the skin thanks to its antioxidant and healing properties according to the Organic Facts and Home Remedies For You websites. Lavender oil in masks helps treat wrinkles and skin disorders, according to Organic Facts. Coconut oil is another beneficial anti-aging ingredient, according to the Coconut Research Center, as it deeply moisturizes skin to prevent dryness and wrinkles. Anti-wrinkle masks can be purchased at your local beauty supply store or can be made at home.

Things You'll Need

  • Rose clay
  • Oatmeal
  • Honey
  • Avocado or almond oil
  • Lavender oil
  • Rose oil
  • Heart of palm
  • Wheat germ
  • Powdered milk
  • Bay leaves
  • Celery stalk
  • Russet potato
  • Mint
  • Unpeeled cucumber
  • Vanilla extract
  • Coconut extract
  • Egg whites
  • Knife
  • Small bowl
  • Blender
  • Cutting board

Mature Skin Mask

Measure 1 teaspoon of each of the following: rose clay, instant or finely ground regular oatmeal, honey and almond or avocado oil. Add ingredients to a small bowl. Follow by adding one drop each of frankincense, lavender and rose oil.

Thoroughly mix ingredients until a paste is formed. Apply mixture to face and leave on for 15 to 20 minutes. Try relaxing in a bath while the mask soaks in.

Rinse off mask with warm water. Pat face dry with a clean towel. Repeat weekly or as necessary for firmer, smoother skin.

Hearts Of Palm Anti-Aging Mask

Chop and measure 1/2 cup of hearts of palm. Cut a cucumber (unpeeled) in half. Measure 1/4 cup each of wheat germ and powdered milk and cut 1/4 of a russet potato that is cleaned, but not peeled. Add all ingredients to a blender.

Add two bay leaves, two egg whites and one stalk of celery to the blender. Measure 1 teaspoon each of the following and add to blender: mint, vanilla extract and coconut extract.

Blend all ingredients with blender set on low-medium for about 45 seconds. Apply mixture to face and let sit for 15 to 25 minutes. Rinse with warm water and refrigerate any unused mixture for up to three days.

Tips & Warnings

  • There are many recipes for anti-aging facial masks available online. Anti-aging masks that contain bananas are especially effective in preventing wrinkles due to banana's nourishing and hydrating vitamin and mineral ingredients.
  • Apply masks carefully around the eye area. If masks get in the eyes, rinse thoroughly with water.

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