There's no need to go under the surgeon's knife as soon as wrinkles, fine lines and age-related blemishes raise their ugly heads. There are tons of treatments that will keep your skin supple, flexible and baby soft. One of the simplest ways to do this is with an anti-ageing face mask. Not only does it preserve a youthful glow - thanks to the thick layer they leave on our skin, smothering it in goodness and soaking it in a bath of powerful active ingredients - but it can be a thoroughly relaxing experience, and a great excuse for a bit of time.
The best known and easiest DIY face mask uses egg white, lemon juice and argan oil. Great for mature skin, this mask has a natural lifting effect that evens out skin tone to leave a smooth, glowing complexion. With each ingredient imparting its own special powers, this magical blend helps reduce wrinkles and unifies pores, making skin immediately soft and silky to the touch.
Firstly, your skin needs to be squeaky clean: remove your make-up and cleanse your face using a water-based product (milk, gel or foam) to remove hydrophilic residues such as sweat, pollution and grease.
Gently dry your skin with a soft towel, then apply a thick layer of your anti-ageing mask to your face and neck, and also to the back of your hands - a part of the body that's quick to show signs of ageing. Don't use your anti-ageing mask while taking a bath, as the steam will prevent the active ingredients from sticking to and penetrating your skin. But use the time to sit back and relax for a few minutes. When ready, rinse off the mask using a cotton pad soaked with a toner.
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