A DIY expert has revealed an amazing recipe for an anti-aging face mask that will reduce the appearance of fine lines and wrinkles.
Farah Tamkin shared amazing skincare hacks on TikTok that had users opening up their pantries instead of spending tons on expensive products.
The skincare guru aka @yummifoods0 shared the super simple two-ingredient recipe on the social media site.
According to the video, all you need is one tablespoon of egg white and one tablespoon of Greek yogurt.
Mix them together in a bowl, and you officially have a mask that will keep your skin looking young and fresh.
“Apply a thin layer all over your face and let it dry before washing off,” wrote the beauty-loving foodie.
In the comments, the original poster clarified that you can use the mask once a week for best results.
Users were enamored with the simple solution and said they couldn’t wait to try it out.
This comes after a skincare expert said you really only need two key ingredients to maintain the best anti-aging routine.
The skincare expert said the secret to making both products effective is “cycling” when you use them.
The best way to keep skin looking young is to prevent the formation of fine lines and wrinkles in the first place, which can add years to your appearance.
According to Lillian Alishaw, an practitioner at Manhattan Laser Spa, who spoke to SheFinds, there’s no such thing as “removing” wrinkles once they’ve formed.
He recommends that anyone who wants to maintain their youthful skin start incorporating retinol (or vitamin A) and vitamin C products as soon as possible.
“Creams don’t make wrinkles go away but help prevent the skin from forming those wrinkles,” she said. “They’re more for preventing and maintaining the skin.”
Vitamin A products, also known as retinoids, increase cell turnover in the skin, she says, which can help prevent crepey skin and telltale lines that develop with age.
Alishev said the ingredient to look for is retinol, which is widely considered the easiest to use and most effective form of vitamin A.
“If you’ve never used retinol, start with a low percentage once a week before bed,” the expert recommends.
Sometimes retinol products can irritate the skin, so you should continue to use your normal moisturizer when you start using retinol.
Once you’ve added retinol to your skin’s “diet,” it’s time for another product: vitamin C.
“You develop pigmentation, sun spots, wrinkles, etc., after too much sun exposure,” Alishev explained.
Vitamin C helps reduce hyperpigmentation and repairs sunspots and other damage you may have acquired during your tanning bed years.
This is where “skin cycling” comes in handy. Because retinol and vitamin C are such potent ingredients, you don’t want to use them one after the other.
Applying vitamin C and retinol in the same skincare session can cause severe irritation, as well as render both products ineffective.
Instead, Alishev recommends applying your vitamin C serum with your daytime moisturizer and following up with plenty of sunscreen.
Both of these powerful topical ingredients can increase your skin’s sensitivity to the sun, so keep up your good SPF habits.
You can do a cycle of Vitamin C in the morning and Retinol at night to see the fastest, most noticeable results.
But if your skin feels dry or irritated, you can lengthen the cycle for comfort.
Alternate retinol application nights with vitamin C application nights, making sure to moisturize well during both your day and night routine.
Depending on your skin’s needs, you may only need to use each treatment twice a week. As always, talk to your dermatologist if you have any questions.