In the picture (above): Sheetal Rawal. Scientist (human genetics) & founder of www.apsaraskincare.com
Omega 3 fatty acids can work magic on your skin. Quite simply put. They can make it softer, glowing, reduce wrinkles and help in cell regeneration. They help improve the health of your skin cells so that they can hold on to moisture. This makes your skin look firm and youthful. Yes, that’s how useful omega-3 fatty acids are to keep your skin healthy and far away from premature aging.
Omega-3s are not naturally produced by our body, so a diet rich in these is the key to nourish your body from within. As for skin care, they make an excellent natural ingredient for anti-aging DIY face masks.
Here are some home remedies that can provide ample omega-3s to your skin so that it can look glowing and well cared for. Do remember that when your skin is deeply nourished its inherent repair mechanisms can be boosted. This can also result in an increase in the rate at which your skin cells shed. Therefore issues like scars, blemishes, dark spots can fade away very quickly leaving you with skin that looks even and refined.
1. Flaxseed & Rosewater Skin Firming Face Mask
Flaxseed is a treasure trove of omega-3 fatty acids and it can be used in a simple home remedy 1-2 times a week.
Ground flaxseeds, 1 TBSP
10 drops of vegetable glycerin
Rosewater 5 TBSP
Mix well and set aside for a few hours or overnight. Add more rosewater if needed to
make a thick paste. Apply a thick layer to your skin and allow it to sit for 15 minutes. Wipe with a wet towel and apply toner, serum and lotion right after.
2. Walnut & Almond Anti Wrinkle Face Mask
Walnuts are rich in omega-3 fatty acids and almonds have plenty of vitamin E to make a nourishing face mask that will not only help fight signs of aging, but also provide deep nourishment.
Cold pressed walnut Oil, 1 TBSP
Vitamin E oil, 5 drops
Grind the almonds to a fine powder. Add walnut oil and vitamin E. The thick paste formed is this magical anti-aging face mask. Apply it generously all over your face and neck. Leave it on for 20 minutes before rinsing it with lukewarm water. Follow with toner, serum and lotion. This mask can be used once in 10 days.
3. Cacao & Turmeric Anti-Aging Face Mask
Cacao powder contains awesome antioxidants and omega-3 fatty acids that promote healthy skin that looks vibrant and ageless. Particularly the antioxidants in cacao prevent free radical damage on your skin, the leading cause of wrinkles, fine lines and dullness.
Cacao powder 1 TBSP
Turmeric powder 1/4th tsp
Coconut milk, to form a thick paste
Mix all the ingredients in a bowl till a thick paste is formed. Spread the mask over your face and leave it on for 15-minutes until it starts to harden. Wash with lukewarm water and follow with your daily skin care routine.
In this homemade face mask remedy I use cacao, green tea and brown sugar to firm up the skin and increase its glow. Enjoy!
4. Olive Oil & Coconut Face Mask
The goodness of olive oil with the nourishing properties of coconut oil gives you a powerful anti-aging mask. This mask not only provides omega-3s from olive oil, but also coconut’s medium chain fatty acids to deeply invigorate your skin. With regular use, lines and wrinkles can look far less apparent.
Olive Oil, 2 tsp.
Coconut oil, 1 tsp.
Mix the two ingredients together and massage into your skin for 5-7 minutes. Leave on for another 12 minutes. Wipe off any excess with a tissue and follow with your toner, serum and lotion.
5. Olive Oil & Avocado Mask
Avocado contains high amounts of omega-3s with additional benefits of vitamin E, beneficial fats and antioxidants. Its high fatty acids content helps in regeneration
and repair of skin cells resulting in youthful skin.
Avocado paste, 1 TBSP.
Olive Oil, 1 tbsp.
Mix the two into a creamy paste and apply it to your face and neck. massage in for 3-4 minutes. Leave it on for 20-minutes and rinse off with lukewarm water. Follow with your daily skin care routine.
In this video I teach you an avocado and oat flour remedy to deeply nourish and revitalize your skin. Especially good if your skin is dry.
6. Chia Seeds Face Mask
Chia seeds are a wonderful source of omega 3s. So how can I resist showing you a chia seed face mask that you can use once a week.
Chia seeds, 2 tsp
Water, 3 TSP
Aloe vera gel 1/2 tsp
Soak the chis seeds in water overnight. Grind into a thick paste and add more water if
needed. Now add in the aloe gel. Apply on your skin and leave on for 15 minutes. Wash with lukewarm water and follow with your skin care routine meant for your unique skin type. Read this page to find out your skin type.
7. Canola and Almond Oil Anti-Aging Massaging Mix
Canola oil is a rich source of omega-3 fatty acids. Almond oil is a superstar when it comes to anti-aging benefits. It is a wonderful source of skin nourishing fats and vitamin E. So this pair is simply heavenly to firm up your skin.
Canola oil, 1 tsp
Almond oil 1 tsp
Mix the two ingredients together massage in with firm upward strokes for 3-5 minutes. Wipe off any excess with a tissue and use your toner, serum and lotion.
8. Avocado, Oat Flour & Chia Seeds
Needless to say, avocado offers numerous skin care benefits, especially when mixed with oat flour and chia seeds. You not only get omega-3s for their anti-aging benefits but also the nourishing power of oats.
Avocado paste, 1 TBSP
Chia Seed powder, 1 tsp
Oat Flour, to form a thick paste
Mix well and apply a thick layer on your face. Wash with lukewarm water after 15 minutes. Follow with your daily skin care.
9. Mustard Seeds & Grape Seed Oil Rub
High in omega-3 fatty acids, mustard seed oil can be an awesome nourisher and revitalizer for your skin. Grape seed oil is well known for its skin care benefits especially since it has astringent properties to firm up your skin. It is also very lightweight and easily absorbed by your skin.
Grape seed oil, 1 TBSP
Mustard oil 10 drops
Mix well and massage your skin for about 5 minutes. Wash with your gentle and PH balanced cleanser. Use this anti-aging skin rub once every 2 weeks. Follow with your skin care routine meant for your skin type. Read this page to find out your skin type.
10. Seaweed & Oat Flour Wrinkle Fading Face Mask
Seaweed is one of the most effective anti-aging ingredients packed with goodness of
omega-3 fatty acids. Combined with oat flour, you can be assured that your skin is getting the best anti-aging and wrinkle fading pairing.
Dry seaweed, 1 TBSP.
Oat flour 2 TBSP
Warm water 3 TBSP
Combine the dry seaweed and warm water and allow it to sit for a few hours. Drain out the seaweed (you can snack on it). Use plenty of this seaweed water to add to the oat flour to make a thick paste. Apply a generous layer to your skin. Wash after 12-15 minutes and follow with your toner, serum and lotion.
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