Since we were young we always looked for the best natural and organic products to apply to skin to achieve that dewy glow. After years of smearing honey and avocado on my face, I’ve compiled a list of my prime recipes for you guys to use and try out!
Homemade masks are super straightforward and affordable to make, there's nothing better than using those key ingredients to pamper yourself and feel beautiful. Unlike store-bought masks that are filled with chemicals and other unknown ingredients, you can be safe knowing your DIY mask will be completely chemical-free. Use what mother nature gave you! Each ingredient benefits tackling various skin issues, so make sure you’re doing your research and accumulating the right ingredients for you.
Try not to forget to use a toner and moisturize your skin after using any of these masks. This is a key step to having healthy, youthful skin.
DIY mask for acne-prone and oily skin
Honey and turmeric
We may have thought acne and whiteheads would be a thing from the past but even in our 20’s, that's definitely not always the case. Good thing for us is that these two ingredients are super affordable and are celebrated for treating acne and oily skin in the long term. Use this mask once a week and be careful not to add too much turmeric as it can stain the skin yellow if used in large amounts for long periods.
Mix together ½ teaspoon of turmeric and 1 tablespoon of honey and leave it on for 10-15 minutes
Turmeric is an anti-inflammatory that helps to reduce redness and soothe skin. On the other hand, honey is a product rich in antioxidants that hydrates and has antibacterial properties that help to prevent whiteheads!
DIY mask for anti-ageing
Avocado, yoghurt, oats and honey
Did you know that collagen production in the skin starts to decrease around age 25?! Unfortunately, this means that your skin will start to lose elasticity and its firmness leading to wrinkles. Don’t forget prevention is better than treatment, so start caring for your skin a little bit more and make sure to take off your makeup before bed as this can speed up the ageing process and lead to premature wrinkles.
BAD BEACH TIP ALERT: Try massaging in your moisturizer in an upward motion, from your jaw to cheek and so on. This means more blood flow to the face which increases collagen and if you do this daily it can help to fight the effects of ageing.
Squash half an avocado, 1 tablespoon of oats, 1 tablespoon of yoghurt and 1 teaspoon of honey. Apply evenly and leave it for 10-20 minutes.
Avocado is plentiful in antioxidants that can combat ageing effects like sagging. Oats contain a chemical that helps to remove dead skin cells and unclog pores, they also boost skin hydration which is key to prevent ageing. Honey also has amazing antiaging properties! Yoghurt contains lactic acid which promotes tight skin and shrinks pores. Furthermore, yoghurt has exfoliating properties which help combat dull skin. The probiotics, enzymes and antioxidants all perform a purpose in nourishing and plumping the skin.
DIY mask for hydrating skin
Banana, cocoa, honey and coconut
With the winter season coming up, we need to keep our skin hydrated and this is the perfect mask to do just that. Apply this on a cold day and get ready to be cosy with a cup of hot cocoa. The mask will leave your skin soft and silky and ready for bed.
Blend 1 banana, 1 tablespoon of cocoa powder, 1 teaspoon of honey and 1 teaspoon of organic pressed coconut oil. Leave the mask on for 15-20 minutes so all the nutrients can soak into the skin.
Bananas are the secret to well-moisturized skin because they contain tons of vitamin A which restores moisture and repairs dry skin. Cocoa is rich in antioxidants and helps to stop the premature breakdown of cells to maintain skin health. Whilst honey is useful for preserving moisture by helping to repair the skin barrier so if you have dry, flaky or itchy skin then honey is your new best friend! Where to begin with coconut oil... this is our holy grail, the oil not only keeps skin moisturized but it also reduces inflammation and has antibacterial properties. We will be releasing a blog post very soon all about coconut oil so keep an eye out.