3 Natural Face Masks to Make at Home

With long nights, social commitments and work deadlines filling up on inboxes – stress and poor diet choices can start to creep in. Not only does it take a toll on our sleep and usual healthy habits, but it shows in our skin too. We’ve all been there. That’s when we really need to carve out a bit of self-care time, once or twice a week, to help manage your hectic schedule. You can’t conquer the world without your confidence!

When it comes to the skin on our face, you might be so kind as to cleanse and moisturise it morning and night, but how often do we give it some real TLC with a nourishing deep treatment? Forget expensive facemasks and creams from the beauty giants – all the nourishment you need is sat in your kitchen cupboard for a tenth of the price. Superfoods aren’t just for your insides – when applied topically, they can provide your skin with all the nourishment you need to boost that healthy glow.

Here are three super-simple DIY face masks for you to try at home, minus the hefty price tag.

1. Pick your favourite mask below based on your skin concern.

2. Mix the ingredients well and apply to clean, dry skin.

3. Grab a girlfriend and lock in some couch-time to let these penetrate your skin for 20-30 minutes.

4. Remove using a clean, damp face towel and warm water.

5. Drink a large glass of water to help boost that glow!

 

For Dry Skin

Combine 1/4 cup oatmeal with 1/3 cup hot (not boiling) water.

Site For 3 Minutes, then add 2 tablespoons coconut oil, 1 tablespoons manuka honey and 1 tablespoon plain yoghurt. Mix well.

How it works:

Manuka Honey is packed with antioxidants to help fight wrinkles and aging skin. It’s  also a natural antibacterial, which helps to prevent and fight acne, and draws moisture into the skin to leave it feeling soft.

 

For Dull Skin

Mash together 1/2 avocado, with 1 tbsp apple cider vinegar, 2 tbsp sea salt flakes and 2 tsp manuka honey.

How it works:

Salt works as an exfoliator to remove dead cells, whilst the vinegar helps to brighten the complexion

 

For Redness and Breakouts

Mix ¼ cup plain yoghurt with 1 tsp manuka honey, 2-3 drops of tee tree oil and 1 tsp activated charcoal powder.

How it works:

Clinical trials have shown that manuka honey is an effective broad-spectrum antibacterial agent. Breakouts caused by bacteria will benefit from a bit of honey loving! Tea tree is an anti-inflammatory, so any redness or skin infections can benefit from just a few drops. Activated charcoal draws out bacteria and micro0-particles to the surface of the skin, so you can cleanse deeply.

 


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Sally O'Neil - Editor in Chief

Sal is on a mission to prove that healthy and nutritious doesn’t have to be boring – and that even while staying in shape you can have your cake and eat it too. After losing 14kg from adopting a healthier lifestyle, she shares her journey with others on The Fit Foodie Blog. She also writes for national health magazines, has launched a range of Protein Ball Mixes: Fit Mixes, and is the author of Love Move Eat (Bauer Media, 2017).

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