Homemade masks with natural botox effect are one of the most requested beauty routines by those people who are enemies of the operating room and invasive injectable substances, which often have a final result that is not very satisfactory and even quite disappointing for some.
If you are one of those who prefer to go natural when it comes to beauty care, surely you know many tips to achieve it, including the wise advice of grandma.
Today we will show you a facial mask with a natural Botox effect that you can not miss trying, in case you have not done it yet.
This mask has only 3 ingredients and the promise that if you are constant, the instantaneous effects after the application, will turn into long-term results.
The main ingredient of this natural Botox mask is the star anise (Illicium Verum), a spice native to China, which has been used in different traditional medicines for its incredible benefits.
Benefits of Star Anise for skin
Star anise (Illicium Verum) is a gift of nature that has been applied throughout history in multiple therapeutic, cosmetic and food uses.
The Star Anise as an ingredient for homemade natural recipes has not yet been widely known. However, as has happened with cinnamon, turmeric, ginger, aloe vera, etc. The anise, thanks to its excellent results, has also started slowly to gain followers across the world.
Its active principles combination is what gives the star anise the ability to have an effect similar to that of Botox. The oil and tannins present in anise seeds can tighten the muscles and soothe the skin, making it healthy and firm.
Therefore, thanks to its components, we can find the following skin benefits in star anise:
When this plant is taken in infusion one of the main effects is that it produces a great state of relaxation that allows the muscles to rest, also favoring a pleasant sleep.
Thus, when it is applied topically, muscle relaxation occurs, without reaching numbness, which helps to avoid excessive tension in our face and consequently, that wrinkles and expression lines appear as a result of it.
Promotes collagen production
Another benefit of star anise is its ability to increase the natural production of collagen in our body.
Collagen is necessary both, to prevent and to attenuate wrinkles and expression lines on the face. On the other hand, in addition to being a natural regenerator for our skin, this gives it elasticity and firmness.
Antioxidants contained in star anise neutralize free radicals to protect our skin from damage. Helping also brighten our skin, calm irritation, and smooth fine lines, among others.
The antioxidant effect of star anise for our skin can be obtained by applying it externally. Likewise, we can benefit our entire organism, including the dermis, if it is ingested with meals or in infusion.
As you can see, this mask contains everything you need to achieve youthful skin, so if you have been looking for a real solution to prevent lines of expression, reduce crow’s feet, bar code and tighten your face in an easy, economical, effective and non-invasive way, pay attention to this amazing natural Botox facial mask, because it will be your new ally.
- 2 teaspoons of star anise powder
- 1 egg yolk
- 1 tablespoon of natural honey
- Coffee grinder or a mortar to grind the anise (in case you do not find anise powder)
- plastic film
- 1 small bowl for mixing
- 1 brush for application (optional)
Put the egg yolk, honey and anise powder in the bowl and stir well until you get a uniform and textured mixture similar to yogurt.
In your face very clean and without traces of makeup apply the mask with your hands or with the help of a brush. Cover all your face, avoiding the area of the eyes, lips and nostrils.
At the end of the application, put the plastic film on top (you can cut the plastic with the shape of a mask for ease).
Let it act for 30 minutes and then rinse with warm or cold water, according to your preference.
In some people, the use of certain face masks dilate the pores momentarily after the treatment. If this happens to you, we advise you to rub an ice cube or a slice of tomato on your face after removing the mask. This will prevent your pores from staying open and absorbing unwanted particles.
Frequency of use
Use this mask 3 times a week and you will begin to notice the results after the second week. Your skin will become softer, smoother, the fine lines will disappear and the wrinkles will be gradually attenuated.
Keep using it as long as you think is necessary, and when you feel satisfied with the results, you can use it once a week to prolong the benefits.
You can also complement your treatment with the use of anise essential oil. This should be blended with a carrier oil of your preference and according to your skin type. I recommend using rosehip oil that is not comedogenic and is suitable for all skin types. In addition, this will also provide its benefits that are excellent to improve the quality of our skin, further enhancing the properties of the essential oil.
Who should not use this Natural Botox Mask?
The facial mask of natural Botox based on star anise should not be used by those with sensitive skin, irritated or with open wounds.
It is also contraindicated for skin with eczema. Likewise, it should not be applied in people allergic to any of the ingredients.
Star anise Oil for Skin and Wrinkles
As we mentioned, another way to get the benefits of star anise directly on the skin is by applying its essential oil.
Anise essential oil contains its components and properties in the form of a concentrated extract, and is very easy to apply. You just have to dilute it in a carrier oil of your preference and according to your skin type.
It is very important to use a carrier oil to avoid irritations and unwanted effects on the skin, since essential oils are generally very strong when used alone. In addition, although it seems strange, studies have shown that the properties of essential oils are enhanced when mixed with vegetable/carrier oils.
If you want to use star anise oil to eliminate wrinkles and improve the quality of your skin, you just have to follow these simple instructions:
- Wash your face thoroughly and remove any traces of makeup or dirt and dry it gently with a clean towel.
- Rub 3 or 4 drops on the palms of your hands until the oil warms a little and apply it to your face.
- Emphasize in those areas that require more attention, such as eye contour, crow’s feet, lip curves, between eyebrows, etc. You can also apply on the neck.
- It is recommended to use this treatment at night and leave it on until the face is washed the next day.
- You can use it daily and in a few weeks you will see that wrinkles and fine lines are markedly reduced.
This oil is ideal for those who practice facial yoga or other similar techniques to tighten the face.
Now that you have the recipe to help your face look rejuvenated, dare, try it and share your results so that everyone knows that natural Botox is a reality.