Whiskey theoretically dehydrates the skin and enlarges the pores. In several homes, it’s taboo, and you only get a pass if you use it with other ingredients in the form of masks and packs to give you glowing, youthful skin. Typically, whiskey parlors that give whiskey facials cost an arm and a leg, so it’s more affordable to combine whiskey with other natural ingredients and make one homemade facial pack that can give you a similar result.
The main ingredients of this face mask are Greek yogurt, a small amount of high-quality whiskey such as the bird dog whiskey, and some lemon juice. Mixing all the ingredients and making a smooth paste will cleanse your skin and help the skin maintain its natural texture. You can leave the soft gel on your skin for about twenty minutes. Then rinse using cold or warm water, dry your skin with a clean towel, and wait for your friends to see your latest layer.
There are many other options out there for creating the perfect facial mask. When you combine whiskey with a variety of ingredients, you’ll find that it can do wonders for your skin.
Here are 7 great ways to use whiskey for the perfect facial mask:
1. With Honey
Honey is a natural moisturizer, and it protects your skin from opportunistic bacteria that causes acne. Because honey prevents moisture from escaping your skin, it’s best to use this in a face mask during the winter.
You only add a few drops of honey to the mixture and apply the mask by massaging it gently for about fifteen minutes, then wash it away with lukewarm water. Honey adds moisturizing properties to your face mask as whiskey tightens your skin.
2. With Water
This mixture gives that rejuvenating feeling one would expect to find when you splash cold water on your face. Nothing beats the most affordable moisturizer than water. To create this mask, take a cotton ball, soak it in the mixture, rub it gently on your skin, and let it rest for a while.
Wait for it to dry, and then wash it off to unveil your glowing skin.
3. With Lemon
Lemon is acidic in nature, so small quantities will give you that much-desired skin-lightening experience. Lemon will remove scars, uneven patches, or tans to make sure you get a full dose of skin lightening.
Take half-a-tablespoon of whiskey and two tablespoons of lemon juice to create the face mask. This combination will help remove darkness and dullness. You can also use it to remove scars, until it leaves you with an even skin tone.
Do not forget to moisturize every time you apply a whiskey and lemon face mask.
4. With Milk
Milk has a special power when it comes to curing skin blemishes. Combine one tablespoon of milk powder, one tablespoon of whiskey, and mix together. As you apply the face mask, avoid the eye regions. Milk will rejuvenate your skin tone, making it clear and supple.
The lactic acid in milk acts as a mild exfoliate and helps in removing dead skin cells to reveal a fresh layer of skin.
5. With Egg Whites
In addition to making more suitable skin, egg whites can reduce cholesterol levels in your body. Their astringent property helps shrink pores by tightening them, thus giving your skin a smooth, youthful look. This is one way to clear up acne and lighten scars .
Just add a teaspoon of whiskey to one egg white to create a powerful blend for your skin. Apply on the face and wash after twenty minutes with lukewarm water. Do this two times a week and see your acne disappear.
6. With Green Tea
If you’re especially health-conscious, you already know that green tea is full of antioxidants. These antioxidants effectively in control the bacteria that cause pimples. Green tea is also anti-inflammatory, so it can potentially fight off different skin disorders.
Mix tea with whiskey and apply on the affected areas. Let it rest until it dries off. Next, wash it off and pat dry the area. You can also substitute tea with green tea powder, since it has the same effect.
7. With Chocolate
We all love chocolate, but knowing that you can use it to improve your complexion makes it even better. Chocolate contains many antioxidants, so it leaves your skin glowing while also slowing down the aging process. It also reduces blemishes and increases collagen production.
Simply combine one teaspoon of cocoa powder with a few drops of whiskey. Mix well and apply to your face, leaving it on until it dries. Wash it off with lukewarm water and pat dry. Repeat the face mask twice a week, and you will see your skin become more soft and supple with a natural glow. Dark chocolate is a good detoxifier because it has traces of caffeine, meaning it has some antioxidants.
Words of Caution:
- Not every skin tone reacts the same when using a similar mixture. Always dab a small patch on your skin before applying it throughout.
- Add whiskey in small quantities because too much will cause harm and may damage your skin.
- Do not attempt to apply it directly. Always mix it with one of the ingredients above before applying it on your skin.
- Moisturize your skin after every session to prevent drying.
So now you know that a good bottle of whiskey is not just appropriate to carry with you when honoring a birthday girl, but it can easily fit into your beauty regimen as well. Choose yours carefully, and make sure it leaves your skin smooth and glowing throughout the day. Say hello to beautiful skin!
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