At Home: Face Masks

I love face masks. I always have. I find it so relaxing to have a shower, cleanse and exfoliate followed by a face mask. Most of the time I do hydrating ones but occasionally I’ll do a deep clay one when my skin is really gross and freaked out. I have a few purchased masks such as the Warming Mineral Mask from the Body Shop as well as the Purifying Facial Mask from Sukin. There are plenty of face masks out there that you can try.

Sukin face mask

Here is a list of some of my favourites:

Natural Yogurt and Manuka Honey (also works with normal honey)
1 tbsp yogurt
1 tsp honey
Mix all the ingredients together. Apply on your face and leave for 15 minutes and rinse off with warm water.

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Yogurt and Manuka Honey

Avocado and Manuka Honey (also works with normal honey)
1/4 avocado
1 tsp honey
Mix all the ingredients together. Apply to your face and leave for 15 minutes and rinse off with warm water.

Citris Mask
3 tbsp plain yoghurt,
1 tbsp olive oil
1-1/2 tsp fresh lemon juice.
Mix all the ingredients together. Apply on your face for 5 to 10 minutes, and then rinse off with warm water.

Strawberry Mask
4 – 5 very ripe medium sized strawberries
2 tsp yogurt
1 tsp honey
Mix all the ingredients together. Apply to your face and leave for 15 minutes and rinse off with warm water.

Here’s why these masks are good for you.

Yogurt:
Yogurt adds enzymes and oils to the skin, working as a natural moisturizer. It can also reduce pore size, improve overall skin texture, and give you that healthy glow. The rich zinc content will help to clear your skin.  Apart from zinc, plain yoghurt contains lactic acid, a natural skin smoother.

Manuka Honey:
Manuka Honey has excellent anti-bacteria properties which are excellent for fighting acne/blemished skin. Make sure that your Manuka honey has a high active rating. Anything 15+ is great however the higher the activity rating, the better for your skin. Honey also acts as a moisturiser for your skin and will allow your skin to rehydrate.

Avocado:
Avocado is deemed to be “natures moisturiser” because of it’s ability to rehydrate even the driest skin. This is due to the amount of healthy fats and phytonutrients (non-nutritive plant chemicals that contain protective, disease-preventing, compounds)  that they contain.

Strawberries:
Strawberries have anti-inflammatory properties which is great for puffiness or swollen skin. The seeds also act as a mild exfoliant so if you have sensitive skin, this mask can be quite good for you.

Citrus (lemon juice):
Lemon also has antibacterial properties but not only that it acts as a cooling agent so if your skin feels hot or as if it’s burn, a face mask containing lemon juice will cool it down immediately.

What is your favourite face mask?

 

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3 Responses to At Home: Face Masks

  1. AlexShuman says:

    Hi!
    Does the Sukin Purifying Mask leave face red after rinsing off? Cos I heard clay masks sometimes do that :/ Though it is enriched with rosehip oil- did you notice any difference to your complexion after this mask? Was it more even toned, glowing, radiant etc?
    Thank you so much in advance- I hope to hear from you soon 😀

    • xxxMissVxxx says:

      Hi!

      For me it didn’t leave my face red but I have heard the same by some other people. My face feels a little dry after clay masks but the next morning it looked much more smooth, complexion had evened out and it was radiant. I really quite like it but I don’t use it all the time, Maybe once or twice a month.

      Thanks for reading!

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