Updated: May 3
There's a face pack for everything these days: dry skin, oily skin, red skin, saggy skin, dull skin, combination skin... where do you even start?
It's all well and good trying out as many branded products that your pennies will allow, however, with many ingredients such as parabens, phthalates and nanoparticles found in many shop-bought products, reading their labels to find their true benefits can be a daunting experience.
It's sometimes easy to forget that natural beauty does in fact, begin with natural products. We believe that homemade face masks could well be the future. Ingredients in their purest form, with no added chemicals and with their use-by date pretty much being a two-day window. It's all about knowing exactly what's going onto your skin, saving a few pennies and having great fun getting creative at home in the process.
So, with that being said, we have compiled a list of our top 5 homemade face masks for you to try at home.
AVOCADO, OATS & HONEY.
Helps to repair damaged skin and provides lots of moisture.
1) Cook oats, leave to cool and drain any excess juice with a muslin cloth (or tea towel if not!)
2) Mash 1/2 an avocado as fine as possible and mix with the oats
3) Add 1 tbsp of honey, mix together and leave it to rest for 1/2 an hour.
4) Spread all over your face, concentrating on any problem areas and leave to rest for at least 25 minutes.
5) Wipe off with a clean flannel and moisturise as normal.
BANANA, ORANGE AND HONEY.
Promotes a healthy glow and works on all skin types.
1) Grab 1/2 a banana and mash it in a bowl.
2) Add 1 tbsp of honey and 1 tbsp of pure, 100% orange juice- mix together to from a thick paste.
3) Apply this to your face instantly and leave for around 1/2 an hour.
4) Remove with a flannel and warm water and moisturise as normal.
LEMON JUICE, HONEY & BAKING SODA
Unclogs pores & helps to prevent breakouts in spot-prone skin.
1) Squeeze half a lemon into a dish.
2) Add 1 tbsp of raw honey and mix together.
3) Sprinkle 1 tsp of baking soda and mix well.
4) Leave to set a room temperature
4) Smother all over your gorgeous face and leave for around 1/2 an hour.
5) Rinse off with lukewarm water and moisturise as usual.
USED COFFEE GROUNDS, COCONUT OIL & HONEY.
Promotes bright and dewy skin.
1) Save and fresh coffee grounds that you use at home. The best way to preserve these is to keep them in the fridge in a sealed jar.
2) Melt 2 tbsp of coconut oil in a pan and allow to cool to a lukewarm temperature.
3) Add 1 tbsp of fresh coffee grounds and mix.
4) Add 1 tbsp of honey and mix again
5) Apply to your face gently- this may feel like a scrub, but don't use it as one. Leave for about 1/2 an hour
6) Rinse off with warm water and moisturise with a little more coconut oil.
ALOE VERA AND TUMERIC
Reduces the effects of oily skin.
1) If you're lucky enough to have an aloe vera plant at home, strip the gel from on of it's leaves. If not, 100% Aloe Gel will work just as well.
2) Mashup and whisk in a bowl until creamy.
3) Add 1 tsp of ground turmeric and mix all together.
4) Apply to your face, concentrating on your T-Zone and rub in.
5) Remove with cold water and a flannel. Try not to moisturise for a few hours.
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