Firm skin is something we all want. But with age and a loss of collagen and elastin, it begins to sag. Environmental factors such as pollution and sun exposure are also responsible for it ageing rapidly. So if you’re starting to face fine lines, wrinkles and dullness in addition to saggy skin, remember that the solution lies in your kitchen itself!

These homemade face masks will help not only tighten the skin but also make it healthier and radiant.

Banana, olive oil and honey

Banana, olive oil and honey

Every kitchen has these ingredients and that makes the job so much easier! Mash a fully ripe banana in a bowl and add one tablespoon of olive oil and one tablespoon of honey to it. Mix the ingredients well until they reach a paste-like consistency. Use your fingers to evenly spread this paste all over your face and neck. Leave the face mask on for about 20 minutes and rinse it with cold water.

Benefits

Rich in vitamins C and E, bananas promote clear, glowing skin. Vitamin C also helps restore your skin’s collagen levels. Bananas are rich in fats that immensely hydrate the skin making it soft and plump. Honey and olive oil are rich in antioxidants and are also natural humectants that help your skin retain moisture.

Egg white

Egg white

Crack open two eggs and collect the egg white separately in a bowl. Apply it directly on cleansed skin and leave it on for 20 minutes. Rinse with cold water.

Benefits

Egg white helps shrink enlarged pores and also helps control the production of oil that your skin secretes. It contains albumin—a protein that has skin toning properties. It also removes dirt, grime and dead skin cells, making skin smooth and supple. You can also add honey into this for an extra boost of hydration!

Oatmeal and rose water

Oatmeal and rose water

Grind about one cup of oatmeal into a fine powder. Add two-three teaspoons of rose water to the powder and mix until you reach the desired consistency. Apply this face mask on cleansed skin and leave it on for 20 minutes. Rinse thoroughly.

Benefits

Oatmeal is suitable for all skin types and has great absorbing qualities. This helps with deep cleansing your skin, as it removes oil and dirt efficiently. It also rich in antioxidants that help promote glowing skin. Rose water, on the other hand makes for a natural toner that helps unclog pores. Both these ingredients help achieve firm skin.