Collagen is a structural protein that makes up about 3/4 ths of the skin composition and helps in retaining the firmness and suppleness of our skin. Youthful skin has more collagen and elastin content in it and hence is elastic and plump. With time, slowly your skin loses out its collagen content and becomes prone to fine lines, sagging and wrinkles. If you want to delay the onset of age lines and plump up your skin, then the way to do it is to boost the collagen content in the skin. This can be done by going in for the fancy collagen treatments offered in many salons wherein a paper collagen mask that is infused with nourishing ingredients is applied on the face to boost collagen levels. Or you can go the natural way and try some of the collagen boosting face masks that can be made at home. We show you here 5 DIY Collagen Boosting Face Masks.
1. Egg White Face Mask
Egg whites contains a lot of proteins and they also help in tightening the skin and making it more toned. In order to make this face mask, simply whisk an egg white until it is frothy. Gently apply the white all over the face, avoiding the eyes and lips. Let this collagen boosting mask sit on your face for about half an hour. Peel or wash it off after that with lukewarm water. The mask instantly tightens your pores, rebuilds damaged skin and stimulates the production of collagen.
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2. Avocado Cream Face Mask
To make this face mask, you need
- 1/2 carrot, cooked and mashed
- 1/4 avocado, mashed
- 1 tbsp heavy cream ( avoid if you have oily skin)
Mix all the ingredients together to form a smooth paste. Apply this puree with your hands or a brush all over your face and neck. Leave it on the skin for about 15 minutes to half an hour. Wash off with water and pat dry your skin. The vitamin E and the healthy fats in the avocado, beta carotene from the carrots and the calcium from the cream helps in boosting collagen, firming the skin and improving its texture.
3. Prunes and Coffee Face Mask
Prunes are rich in antioxidants, having antioxidants twice as much as blueberries. Hence, they help fight any sign of aging. To make this mask, all you need is
- 3-4 prunes
- 1 tsp of coffee powder
Soak the prunes in coffee in 2-3 tsp of water for about ten minutes so that they soften a bit. Now grind these two together to form a puree. Apply this on the face and leave the mask on for about half an hour. Wash off after that. The prunes help in fighting the age lines by improving collagen production while the coffee helps in refreshing your skin.
4. Carrot and Guava Face mask
Both carrots and guavas are nutrient rich foods that help in boosting collagen production. To make the mask, you need,
- 1/2 carrot chopped
- 1/2 guava peeled and chopped
Blend the fruits together into a puree and use it as a mask. Wash off with water after half hour. This mask is rich in vitamins A, C and E which stimulate collagen production in the skin.
5. Avocado and Kiwi Face Mask
Avocados are rich in healthy fats that help in improving the texture of the skin and also feeding it essential fats to keep it supple. D-mano-heptulose sugar in avocado is said to boost collagen production. Vitamin C when applied topically also stimulates collagen production and kiwi is one of the richest vitamin C sources, making avocados and kiwi a winning combination. To make the mask,
- 1/2 kiwi pulp
- 1/4 avocado
- Mash both the kiwi and avocado together and apply it on the face. Wash off after half an hour. Repeat once a week for best results.
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