With the warm weather here I tend to go for a fresh-faced look, and to keep my skin in check I decided to try some DIY face masks found in the new ICA magazine.
Here’s how I got on…
The first mask, an oatmeal and banana scrub, exfoliates the skin with almonds and oats while the honey and banana moisturizes. How gritty and thick you need or want your mix to be is entirely up to you. I personally added more almonds to the mixture to add to its exfoliation powers. Perfect for tanning legs, this mix is not only fab on the skin but makes a very tasty smoothie.
The second mask, a skin calmer with avocado and natural yogurt, does exactly what it claims! It calms the skin while providing a boost of moisture. This mix is even more effective when applied straight out of the fridge and is a great sunburn soother.
I’m definitely going down the natural route and making my own face masks from now. Aside from the fact that this is a cheaper alternative, the benefits of natural ingredients to your skin are tenfold over the chemicals found in commercial products. There’s also the added bonus of knowing exactly what you are putting on your skin. Both masks will keep for 3-4 days when kept in the fridge.
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