You don't have to spend a fortune on fancy face masks to get the skin you're after or help you relax. You can make brilliant face masks at home just by using a couple of ingredients you might already have lying around your kitchen! No matter your skin type, these masks are bound to help you feel more confident.
- Raw Honey
- Lemon Juice
If you're looking to brighten dull skin, you can blend a couple of strawberries with a teaspoon of honey and a few drops of lemon juice. Thanks to its enzymes, raw honey has an exfoliant effect, removing dull and dry skin. When combined with lemon juice high in Vitamin C and antioxidants, it helps to brighten the complexion and leaves your skin feeling smoothed and refreshed. Strawberries work much like both honey and lemon, eliminating dead skin cells and helping your skin look more vibrant, whilst the pips are another great way to exfoliate gently.
- Aloe Vera
Aloe vera is naturally soothing and cooling, helping sensitive skin feel less inflamed. Meanwhile, the banana adds moisture to relax any uncomfortable, dry spots and oats naturally cleanse, gently exfoliate, and relieve itchy areas for a more calm appearance thanks to its natural anti-inflammatory properties. Simply blend your aloe and banana and add a handful of oats before applying them to the skin. Leave for ten to fifteen minutes and gently wipe it off with a warm, damp cloth.
- Cocoa Powder
- Whole Milk
You've probably heard that chocolate isn't good for your skin, but cocoa powder has some surprising benefits. It's excellent at detoxifying, helping to soften and clear skin and is rich in antioxidants, helping to get rid of free radicals from the skin. Raw cocoa can even help with the skin's elasticity, helping to reduce the appearance of wrinkles. Combined with avocado, which can help protect your skin from UV rays that can cause wrinkles, this beautiful concoction will ensure your skin stays soothed and nourished. The addition of a splash of whole milk acts as a mild exfoliant. The lactic acid in whole milk encourages cell turnover, stimulating new cell growth. Lactic acid is a popular ingredient in anti-ageing products for this reason.
- Aloe Vera
We already know how good aloe and honey are for your skin, but what makes turmeric great for breakouts? This bright spice is anti-inflammatory, is an antioxidant, and soothes and detoxifies, making it perfect when it comes to skin that's prone to spots and pimples.
- Aloe Vera
- Coconut Oil
When your skin needs a moisture boost, blend water-rich cucumber, filled with antioxidants and anti-inflammatory properties, with skin-favourite aloe vera to put moisture back into the skin. Adding coconut oil to this mixture helps seal in moisture, softening skin, so it feels smoother and plumper.
Coconut oil can help with eczema and has an anti-bacterial effect thanks to its natural fatty acids. However, if you're prone to oily skin, it's best to leave coconut oil because it can clog pores and make well-hydrated skin feel greasy.
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