Tag: DIY Skincare
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If you’re fed up of spending money on the latest beauty products to hit the shelves and dream of a totally-natural beauty product, worry no more. I’ve trawled through my kitchen cupboards and found plenty of items that double up as beauty products – natural, cheap and ready for you to plaster all over your face when the urge for a teen-movie-self-improvement-montage strikes at 3am. Crank up the Clueless playlist and get ready…
I really love trying to make my own face masks, as I feel there are so many different recipies to try. – I also like the the fact that I know exactly what I’m putting on my face and not a load of skin damaging chemicals! So today, I gave a Natural Yoghurt and Honey Face Mask a try…
Hi! Sorry it’s been a while, exams are over and I will be doing so much more for the site!
I recently made an avocado face mask, as I recently learned about their skincare benefits when applying them to your face (and hair) as well as eating them!
How to make:
I used a full avocado for 2 of us but there was way to much facemask, so half an avocado would definitely be enough! I then mushed them up and it was a little lumpy but you don’t want it to be too runny as it wouldn’t sit on your face! I then added a squeeze of lemon and a few table spoons of honey! This clearly isn’t an expensive facemask and it’s also fun to make your own and could add in any other ingredients for flawless skin – such as oats for some exfoliation.
Why are these good for your skin:
Avocado: Avocado has many nourishing and hydrating effects for your skin. Avocado contains vitamins A and E, both of which have anti oxidant properties and help repair damaged skin. The oils in avocado are similar to the natural oils on your face this makes it great to moisturise and reduce inflammation.
Honey: This was discussed previously in my Oats and Honey Facemask which you can read here. Honey locks in moisture and prevents dryness. It also has anti-microbial properties as it can help in wound healing. Therefore it has known to be helpful in reducing acne scars.
Lemon: Lemons are great as a skin brightener as they contains citric acid and vitamin C so it will lighten any dark spots or acne scars and brighten your skin. Lemons can also help clear up acne as they have anti microbial properties.
Let me know if you give this a try!
– Abbie x
Last night I attempted a homemade honey and oats face mask. It was very messy and didn’t look particularly appealing, but it has many great properties that should help improve many skin types. I just mixed oats and honey in a bowl until it formed a paste and then applied it to my face (this was the most difficult part – it went everywhere!). I then left it on my skin for about 10 minutes – I probably should have left it on a little bit longer, so If I did this again I would.
Why did I use these ingredients?
Oats: I just used general porridge oats which are known to neutralise your skins pH. This therefore protects your skin from irritation, soreness and itchiness. It also helps lock in moisture to your skin, helping with issues with dry and flakey skin. I also found that the use of the oats added slight exfoliation as it is known to remove dead skin cells. But it is not too harsh – my skin personally is too sensitive for some of these vigorous exfoliating scrubs on the market. Oatmeal also contains saponins, these allow it to be a good facial cleanser. Saponins cause it to produce a foamy texture when added to water to give it a facial wash property. There are literally endless properties of why oats are good when applied to your skin (also good to eat!)
Honey: Honey has many similar properties to oats such as locking in moisture and preventing dryness. But the main reason I have used honey is for its anti-microbial properties as it can help in wound healing. Therefore it has known to be helpful in reducing acne scars.