Gelatin is a gummy, gooey liquid substance which is obtained from collagen. Collagen is obtained from body parts of dead animals like bones, cartilages, etc. Gelatin is mainly useful in food recipes, pharmaceutical products, etc. due to its amalgamating nature.
Gelatin can be in 3 different forms, gelatin powder, gelatin sheets or gelatin granules. Apart from being a good gelling agent, gelatin also has many other benefits when taken food as well as when used as an ingredient of beauty products. Gelatin improves your gut health and helps to reduce joint pain. But apart from these internal health benefits, gelatin also has external benefits, i.e. for your skin. Gelatin makes your skin smooth, strengthens it and also helps to remove off the impurities. Apart from that, gelatin is also known to be an anti-ageing agent. Therefore, people specifically use Gelatin for face beautification. Gelatin itself has all these properties, but when used with certain other ingredients like milk, lemon, etc. the combined effect is even better.
Therefore, people use Gelatin Face Mask regularly. If you find difficulty in preparing gelatin face masks, you can also simply search for Gelatin Powder for Face instead and use that.
How to Make And Use Gelatin Face Mask:
The following are Top 5 types of Gelatin face masks,
1. Gelatin with Milk Face Mask:
A Gelatin Milk Face Mask is beneficial for your skin in many ways. Gelatin helps to be the cleansing agent while milk helps to moisturize and smooth your skin. This face mask is therefore very useful if you have a dry rough facial skin.
Ingredients Required: 2 tablespoons gelatin for face mask & 4 tablespoons cow milk.
Method for Preparation:
Take the gelatin and add it to a mixing container. Mix it with the four tablespoons milk. Now heat this mixture for about 15 seconds whilst mixing it. Afterwards let it cool, but not too long. Keep checking if the mixture is cool enough to apply. Once it is at an appropriate temperature, you have to quickly apply it.
Directions of Use: Wash your face with warm water and an appropriate face wash or a face soap. Now dry your face completely and then slowly start spreading the mixture on your entire face. If certain areas are dry, you can focus on them and apply a little more. Leave this Gelatin Face Pack on your face for about 35-40 minutes. After that, slowly start peeling off the mask from the ends and remove it entirely.
Frequency of Use: This face mask can be used three times a week for minimum 2 weeks to see results.
Why This Works: Gelatin is widely popular for its smoothening and anti-ageing properties, while milk moisturizes your skin. Thus, a combined effect will definitely show best results for your face.
Caution: Some people are allergic to gelatin. So make sure you are not allergic, by test trial 24 hours prior to applying this mask.
Benefits: A Gelatin and Milk Face Mask nourishes your dry skin, softens it, cleanses it and is also anti-ageing.
2. Gelatin Honey & Olive Oil Face Mask:
This is another Gelatin Peel Off Face Mask, consisting of honey and Olive Oil. A Combination of Honey and Gelatin for Face Wrinkles is the best. Along with that, Olive oil also nourishes and softens your dry skin.
Required Ingredients: One Tablespoon Gelatin (Mix it with warm water for 15-20 seconds to bring it in the liquid state first), One Teaspoon Honey and One teaspoon Olive Oil.
Method for Preparation: Put the one tablespoon of liquid gelatin in a mixing bowl. Now, Put one teaspoon olive oil and one teaspoon liquid honey in the bowl and mix this well.
Directions for Use: Heat this mixture only up to a lukewarm temperature. Put this mixture whilst warm on your entire face and leave it until it becomes dry and firm. Now remove the mask from ends.
Why This Works: The Combined effect of Honey, Gelatin, and Olive Oil is proven to eliminate wrinkles, dryness and rough skin.
Caution: No caution except test for gelatin allergy.
Benefits: This Gelatin Face Mask for Wrinkles benefits include eliminating wrinkles, preventing new wrinkles, removing black dots and also anti-ageing effect.
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3. Gelatin Yoghurt Flour Face Mask:
This is a Gelatin Face Mask DIY, i.e. Do it yourself at home, like others. Apart from gelatin properties like anti-ageing, skin smoothening, etc. Yoghurt also exfoliates your skin thereby removing dark patches, blackheads, etc. and Flour makes your skin glow.
Required Ingredients: One Teaspoon Gelatin powder (Liquefied by heating with a water bath for 15 seconds), One Teaspoon Yoghurt, and One Teaspoon flour.
Method of Preparation: Take one teaspoon liquid gelatin in a mixing bowl. Now put one teaspoon each of yoghurt and flour and mix it properly.
Directions for Use: Apply this mixture to your entire face. Leave this on your face for about 15-20 minutes. Then peel off this mask from ends.
Why This Works: As gelatin has smoothening and anti-ageing properties, yoghurt has exfoliating properties this mask works perfectly.
Caution: This mask can cause dryness on your skin so don’t use it if you have a dry skin. Also, test for gelatin allergy.
Benefits: The benefits of this Gelatin Powder Face Mask include scrubbing off dark spots, blackheads and exfoliate effect on your skin. Also, flour gives a glow to your face.
4. Gelatin Egg Face Mask:
Gelatin cleanses the skin while egg gives a soft smooth texture and glow to your skin. As a result a Gelatin with egg mixture face mask, it will definitely give best results to your face.
Required Ingredients: One Teaspoon Gelatin (In liquid form by mixing with a warm water bath for 15 seconds) and one egg yolk’s white part.
Method of Preparation: Whisk one egg yolk’s white part in a mixing bowl and then put one teaspoon gelatin in this beaten egg. Do not mix it again now.
Directions for Use: When you whisk an egg white, you get a foam like a mixture and after adding gelatin to this, you get a smooth foam like mixture. You must apply this mixture on your entire face in layers form. But apply next layer only after the first layer is dry. Put maximum only 3 layers and remove the mask after 3rd layer is dry.
Why This Works: This Face Mask works because both gelatin and egg are renowned for their benefits for your skin.
Caution: After removing this mask wipe your face with a cotton swab dipped in warm water as this mixture must be thoroughly cleansed from your face or else it may have side effects.
Benefits: This Gelatin Face Mask benefits include whitening your skin, removing dark circles under eyes, softening your skin, etc.
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5. Gelatin Fruit & Glycerin Face Mask:
You are till now well aware of skin benefits of gelatin. But along with that, if you combine fruits like banana or apples or strawberries in your mask mixture, it will help you in nourishing and moisturizing your skin more.
Required Ingredients: You need one teaspoon gelatin (Liquefied by heating in a water bath for 15 seconds), finely crushed pulp of 1 banana, 1 apple or 2 strawberries and half a teaspoon glycerin.
Method of Preparation: Take the liquefied gelatin in a mixing bowl and mix it properly with the crushed pulp of 1 apple/ 1 banana or 2 strawberries and 1/2 teaspoon glycerin, using a blender.
Directions for Use: Apply the above mentioned mixture on your entire face and leave it for about 20-25 minutes. Wash it off with warm water.
Why This Works: Fruits are rich in vitamins, minerals and antioxidants which cleanse and nourish your skin along with the benefits of gelatin and glycerin.
Caution: None except Gelatin and Glycerin Allergy, test for it 24 hours prior to applying this face mask.
Benefits: The benefits of this mask of gelatin on face include anti-ageing effect, nourishment and moisturizing your skin and glycerin gives a firmness and glow to your skin.
Thus, you might have observed that gelatin has a wide range of benefits for your face including softening your skin, smooth your skin, giving anti-ageing effect, etc. It can be used in a face mask with several ingredients like milk, honey, fruits, egg, glycerin, etc. depending upon your face type and requirement, i.e. if you have a dry and wrinkled face, a Gelatin Honey Olive Oil face mask is the best for you.
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