It is important to indulge in self-care to help us look and feel good.
The easiest way to do this is with a spot of pampering, and many of us love popping on a face mask.
Face masks are widely available in pharmacies nationwide and there are lots of amazing choices out there which will suit your skin type perfectly.
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However, they are easy to make for yourself at home and can be equally as beneficial.
The good thing about DIY face masks is that they are completely natural – you know exactly which ingredients are being used and what will work best for your skin type.
We have compiled how to make four popular face masks yourself at home, all of which are sure to add an extra special touch to your next pampering session.
Not only a sweet treat, honey has loads of amazing benefits for your skin. It couldn’t be easier to whip up a face mask. Simply mix one tablespoon of raw or Manuka honey (whichever you prefer) with two tablespoons of plain yogurt for a super hydrating mask. Apply to the face for 15 minutes and wash off with warm water.
Avocado is packed full of healthy fats – it’s a popular brunch menu item to compliment your eggs and toast but it’s benefits go further than that! For a moisturising face mask, take a good spoonful of raw avocado, mash until smooth and mix with a teaspoon of plain yogurt and a small amount of raw honey. Stir all ingredients well and apply to the face for 15 minutes, or whenever the mask dries out. Rinse with warm water afterwards.
You can’t fault coconut oil – it smells and tastes amazing and has so many beauty benefits. If your skin has felt clogged with blackheads and the likes, a coconut oil face mask can provide some relief and breathe life back into the skin. Mix a tablespoon of coconut oil with a tablespoon of baking soda to form a paste, and apply to affected areas of the skin. Allow to sit for 5-10 minutes before rinsing with cold water.
Oatmeal is a popular food item but it is acceptable to use it as a skincare product as well. If you’ve noticed a flare up in spots or suffer from acne, mix two tablespoons of oatmeal, a teaspoon of baking soda and some water to form a paste. Apply to the face and leave on for 10 minutes before washing off with cold water.