5 DIY FACE MASKS
1. Avocado & Honey Mask (for dry skin)
Ingredients: 1/2 a very ripe avocado // 2 tablespoons honey // 1/2 teaspoon coconut oil
Method: Mash or puree the avocado until it’s smooth and creamy, and then blend in the rest of the ingredients. Apply to your face, avoiding your eyes, and leave it on for 10-15 minutes. Wipe your skin clean with a damp, warm cloth, or rinse your face with warm water in the shower.
2. Honey & Banana Mask (revives skin)
Ingredients: Half a banana // 2 tbsp raw honey // 1/2 tsp of cinnamon
Method: Mash the half banana in a bowl with a wooden spoon. Once you’ve created a smooth, consistent texture, mix in the honey and cinnamon. To apply, start with a freshly cleaned face. Gently apply the mask with your fingers, and leave it on for 30 minutes. After 30 minutes, gently rinse and wash your face with a simple facial cleanser. Keep the mask in a sealable container. Refrigerate after use.
3. Edible ‘Mud’ Mask (for dry & oil skin) (makes 3-5 masks)
Ingredients: 2-3 Tablespoons Greek yogurt // 1 tsp. cocoa powder // 1 tsp. buttermilk // 1/2 of a banana, mashed // 1 tsp. honey // 1 tsp. lemon juice
Method: Mix well in a blender or food processor. Mask should be thick enough such that it does not run down your face. Then, apply a layer of the mask to your face and allow it to sit for 20-30 minutes. Wash off mask with cool water, followed by a splash of cold water to close your pores.
4. Oatmeal Mask (great for breakouts & rough skin)
Ingredients: 1/3 cup instant oatmeal // 1/2 cup hot water // 1 tablespoon honey // 1-2 tablespoons plain, unsweetened yogurt
Method: Add the water to your oatmeal and stir for a few minutes until it’s plumped up nicely. Add the honey and yogurt, and put through a blender to smooth and combine it really well. Slather this all over your face, leave on for 10 minutes or so, and then wash with warm water. Pat dry.
5. Strawberry, Yogurt & Honey Mask (brightens skin)
Ingredients: 1 ripe strawberry // 1 tsp raw honey // 1 tsp yogurt
Method: Select the ripest strawberry and mash it up in a bowl along with the other ingredients. Using clean fingers, just slather on this delicious-smelling face mask all over your face and leave on for 10-15 minutes.
- by Mel xx