4 Homemade Chia Face Masks for Healthy and Glowing Skin

4 Homemade Chia Face Masks for Healthy and Glowing SkinChia seeds are a very popular superfood because of their high content of unsaturated fatty acids, some vitamins, and dietary minerals. In addition to their food uses, chia seeds and chia seed oil are used as ingredients in cosmetic products, both homemade and off-the-shelf. Here are 4 DIY chia face mask recipes that you can try at home.

Chia is the edible seed of the plant of the same name that belongs to the mint family, alongside mint, sage, basil, rosemary, oregano, marjoram, lavender, thyme, and other widely used culinary herbs. In terms of nutrient content, chia seeds are a good source of B vitamins (thiamine, niacin, riboflavin and folate), vitamins A, C and E, and some dietary minerals (calcium, iron, magnesium, manganese, phosphorus, potassium, sodium and zinc). Chia seed oil, it its turn, is rich in unsaturated fatty acids, mostly omega-3, omega-6, and omega-9.

Face masks with chia will provide your skin with the nutrients it needs, keep it hydrated, make the skin tighter and firmer, prevent the first signs of premature skin aging (fine lines and wrinkles, saggy and droopy skin), and give you a healthy and glowing complexion. Here are some great recipes for you to try.

Revitalizing Chia Seed Mask for Dull Skin

If you have dull complexion and want to brighten it, you need to try this revitalizing mask with chia seeds. It actively moisturizes the skin, calms irritation and redness, boosts collagen and elastin synthesis, improves blood circulation, helps get rid of blemishes, and gives the skin a radiant glow.

Mix 2 tbsp chia seeds with the equal amount of water in a bowl. Soak the seeds for about 20 minutes until you get a gel-like consistency. Strain the gel in another bowl. Add 1 tsp honey and mix well. Next, add 1 tsp olive oil (or another cosmetic oil of your choice) and mix again. Apply the mixture to cleansed skin in a circular movement, let it sit for about half an hour, then rinse with lukewarm water.

Chia Seeds & Green Tea Moisturizing Face Mask

In this mask, the benefits of chia seeds are complemented by the benefits of green tea. Green tea is a rich source of antioxidants that combat free radicals and prevent premature skin aging. Putting green tea on your skin makes it feel refreshed and rejuvenated, helps keep the skin hydrated, and improves complexion.

Brew two cups of green tea and let it cool. Add 2 tbsp chia seeds and let them sit until the consistency thickens (about 10 minutes should be enough). Add 3 tbsp honey and stir well. Apply the mask to cleansed skin and let it sit for 10 minutes, then rinse off with warm water. If there’s any mixture left, just drink it! Green tea with chia seeds and honey is a nutrient-rich drink with numerous health benefits.

Chia Seed Exfoliating Face Mask

Tiny chia seeds can be used as a delicate exfoliant. They help remove dirt and dead cells from the skin surface without scratching or irritating your skin. In addition to chia seeds, the mask contains coconut oil that provides the skin with nutrients and keeps it hydrated, and lemon juice that reduces pigmentation and whitens the skin.

Mix 2 tbsp chia seeds with ½ cup coconut oil (preferably soft but not melted). Add 1 tbsp lemon juice and stir well until well-blended. Apply the mixture to the damp skin of your face and let it sit for at least 2 minutes. Gently massage your face and remove the mask with a damp washcloth, then splash your face with cold water.

Chia Seed & Green Clay Face Mask

This is a deep cleansing and detoxifying face mask that will literally suck dirt, excess oil and toxins out of your pores. French clay makes the skin soft and smooth, while chia seeds provide it with a dose of antioxidants.

Place 2 tbsp French green clay (or another type of cosmetic clay such as kaolin, Bentonite or multani mitti) and 1 tbsp chia seeds in a coffee grinder. Blend them well until you get a smooth powder. Add 4 drops bergamot essential oil, 2 drops black pepper essential oil and some aloe vera gel, stir well until blended. After that, add enough warm water to form a creamy paste, apply it to your face and let it sit for about half an hour, then rinse off.





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