This weather can play havoc on our skin – and sometimes all you need is a facial pick-me-up. Not wanting to drag yourself to the salon and the bottled ones too expensive for your taste? Check out these recipes that you can easily make at home and pamper yourself. Pour a glass of wine, pop in your favorite movie and have yourself a spa day – right from your bed. These recipes are natural, easy to make and will leave your skin glowing!
Avocado and Honey Mask for Dry Skin
This mask is especially ideal for dry skin and it is fully edible! Avocado masks are loved by celebs like Victoria Bekham and can easily be found in most supermarkets. Make sure it is lovely are ripe.
You will need:
- 1/2 a very ripe avocado
- 2 tablespoons honey
- 1/2 teaspoon coconut oil
Mash the avocado first until it is creamy and smooth, then mix in the rest of the ingredients until it is all fully combined. Apply to your face and leave on for 10-15 minutes before you wash it off with some warm water.
Detoxifying, De-Puffing Mocha Mask
If you have skin that tends to get puffy and swells – this Mocha Mask is ideal. caffeine from coffee grounds in this cocoa-licious mask helps to reduce swelling and puffiness, while the antioxidants in the cocoa help to reduce aging, and the yogurt replenishes lost moisture.
You will need:
- 2 tablespoons freshly ground coffee
- 2 tablespoons pure cocoa powder
- 1 tablespoon honey
- 3 tablespoons yogurt or sour cream
Blend all the ingredients together, spread evenly over skin, and allow it to sit for about 10 minutes. When you rinse it off, massage your face gently to exfoliate as well. If there is any mask left over add a bit of water to it and use it as a scrub on other body part.
The apple cider vinegar in this mask helps to stabilize the pH of your skin, while the oatmeal lessens irritation and the other ingredients soothe and moisturize.
What you need:
- 1.5 tablespoons dry instant oatmeal
- 2 tablespoons plain, unsweetened yogurt
- 1 tablespoon apple cider vinegar
- 1 teaspoon honey
- Strong-brewed green tea
Blend the first 4 ingredients in a bowl, and add 3 tablespoons hot, strong green tea to the mixture. Stir regularly for a few minutes, adding tea as needed until you’ve created a thick paste. Apply it to your face and let sit for 10-15 minutes, then wipe clean gently with a damp cloth. Rinse with cool-to-warm water, but do not use soap, and pat dry gently. Repeat twice a week for best results.