DIY: face masks for foodies
Ronnie Dawson | On 06, Nov 2013
Are you in desperate need of a facial treatment, but lack the funds to treat yourself?
Fear not, below are an assortment of treatments for a range of different skin types and problems.
The best part is they are all made up of ingredients youâ€™ll most likely have sitting in your kitchen!
Whether youâ€™re about to enter exams or are stressed out from work (or of course just life in general), why not ask some of your friends over for a night of facials and relaxation to help de-stress.
Heal with honey
Honey helps to heal dry skin and can also help firm and smooth the skin and its imperfections.
Use a low heat to warm up some honey, apply over the entire face then wash off with warm water.
Soothe with avocado
Growing up on an organic avocado farm meant my friends loved to come over for girly sleepovers featuring guacamole and DIY face masks.
Little did we know at the time, these fruits were amazing not only when eaten, but also for our skin to help moisturise and exfoliate.
In a bowl, combine half an avocado, one tablespoon of natural oatmeal and a squeeze of lemon juice. Apply to face, leave for 10 minutes and then wash off with warm water.
The oatmeal will exfoliate, the avocado will moisturise and take away any risk for the harshness of lemon juice which will help with imperfections and dark spots.
Refresh with green tea
Itâ€™s an old wives tale but it really does do wonders for tired eyes!
As well as being packed with anti-oxidants to fight premature ageing, green tea has anti-inflammatory properties to fight puffiness and will leave you feeling alert and refreshed.
Dampen green tea bags and leave to chill in the fridge until cold. Whilst lying down, rest the tea bags on your eyes for 10 minutes then rinse your face.
Exfoliate with brown sugar
I featured this sugar scrub recipe over a month ago but thought I would add it in again because itâ€™s too decadent and delicious not to try twice!
Brown sugar granules are fantastic for exfoliation as they are extremely gentle and will remove that dead layer of skin to uncover your natural glow.
Combine 2 tablespoons of dark brown sugar with 1 tablespoon of coconut oil, combine, and gently apply to the face, rinsing well when done.
Now go straight to the fridge, fix yourself a snack and treat yourself to a salon style treatment in the comfort of your own home.