Skincare can often take a backseat when you’re busy and heading to a spa for a facial can seem like a distant dream. However, there are other ways to treat your skin and nourish a skin concern. Turn your home into a beauty retreat with these recipes for DIY face masks to moisturise and pamper your skin using a few simple ingredients you’ll find in your kitchen. Who needs a spa when you can have the makings of a facial in your fruit bowl? Just think about all the natural antioxidants and nourishing vitamins like vitamin C in lemons and vitamin A in avocados.
Turmeric Brightening Mask
Concern: Dull, lacklustre skin
It is a known fact that turmeric boasts anti-inflammatory properties and is packed full of antioxidants which will revive your skin to bring out it’s natural glow. While honey is anti-bacterial.
- Mix 1 spoon of turmeric powder with 1 spoon of runny honey.
- Apply to clean, dry skin and leave for 15-20 mins.
- Rinse with lukewarm water and apply moisturiser.
Avocado & Cocoa Hydration Mask
Concern: Dry Skin
Not only are avocados on trend, healthy and yummy to eat they are super hydrating. Cocoa is an excellent skin soothing antioxidant and honey is anti-bacterial.
- Mash 1 quarter of an avocado in a bowl.
- Stir in 1 spoon of cocoa powder and 1 spoon honey and mix well.
- Apply mask to clean, dry skin and leave for 10 minutes.
- Rinse off with warm water and moisturise as usual.
Oatmeal Breakfast Mask
Concern: Oily Skin
Help calm oily skin with oatmeal which contains both anti-inflammatory properties and antioxidants. Oatmeal not only soothes but is great for absorbing access oil produced by acne prone skin.
- Combine 1 egg yolk, 1 spoon honey, 1 spoon olive oil, with half a cup of oatmeal.
- Add a few drops of lemon juice (a good stringent for oily skin).
- Stir well and apply to clean, dry skin for 15-20 mins.
- Rinse with lukewarm water and moisturise.
Top Tip: Alternatively use as a scrub and leave for 5 minutes before washing off.
Soothing Yogurt Mask
Concern: Sensitive Skin
Yogurt is the holy grail when it comes to face mask bases. It’s rich in zinc, has anti-inflammatory properties for irritated skin, it contains probiotics that will help restore the skins natural barrier and reduce fine lines, and it’s anti-bacterial. Making it perfect for sensitive skin that needs a bit of TLC.
- Mix 1 spoon yogurt (not flavoured) with 1 spoon honey and 1 spoon cocoa powder.
- Apply to clean, dry skin and leave for 10-15 minutes.
- Rinse off and apply a nourishing moisturiser.
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