No matter whether we buy ready-made face masks or prepare them ourselves at home, we want them to be as purified as possible, to contain valuable ingredients for our skin. Have you heard of tapioca? It is obtained from the cassava root plant.
Tapioca powder contains starch, but no gluten It is suitable for the preparation of soups, sauces, smoothies, baked goods, for dietary regimes of eating. You can buy it from pharmacies, grocery stores, he alth food stores. You can read more about the general benefits of tapioca here. It's also great for homemade beauty face masks as it helps tighten the skin, acts as an antioxidant, reduces acne scars, hydrates, and brightens the complexion.
See 2 recipes to pamper your facial skin.
Strawberry and Tapioca Nourishing Mask
- 2-3 strawberries;
- 1 tablespoon honey;
- a few drops of lemon juice;
- 2 tablespoons tapioca powder;
- a little water to make a homogeneous thick paste.
Strawberries are crushed into a puree and the rest of the ingredients are added to them. The mask is applied to clean and dry skin and left on for about 10 minutes.
After rinsing with lukewarm water, you can apply a suitable cream. With good tolerance, you can do the mask 1-2 times a week.
Antioxidant mask with matcha and tapioca tea
- 1 teaspoon matcha powder;
- 1 teaspoon tapioca powder;
- 1 teaspoon coconut oil/milk;
- 2 teaspoons of aloe vera gel.
If you don't have matcha, you can grind the green tea leaves you have into a fine powder in a food processor. All ingredients for the mask are combined in a bowl until a smooth mixture is obtained. The mask is applied to clean and dry skin. After 10-15 minutes, you can wash it with lukewarm water and apply a moisturizing cream. If your skin feels good after that, you can apply the mask 1-2 times a week.