Add this exfoliating face mask to your weekly routine if you want to nurture and revitalize your skin without using any nasty hidden toxins.
Our skin absorbs what we put onto it. I remember once reading the label of my cleanser to see that it was filled with ingredients I couldn’t pronounce and vowed to myself that I would find alternatives that were natural, but also effective. It’s all well and good to have a skincare range in your kitchen pantry, but if it doesn’t work well you’re not going to feel amazing.
This is a mask that I use in the winter when my skin needs to be moisturized and also exfoliated of the dry skin cells that the cooler weather can produce.
Avocado: Super moisturizing! The good fats in avocados will help to add hydration back to your skin and reduce any inflammation.
Lemon Juice: The vitamin value and antibacterial properties of lemons are second to none. Add in the gentle skin exfoliation from the acidic nature of this fruit and it makes it the perfect addition to your home-made mask.
Coconut Oil: I love using coconut oil on my face for its antibacterial properties and the fact that it can help reduce ageing. Make sure it’s a good quality, food-grade coconut oil. You can store it in the fridge for a cooler face mask if your skin is feeling a little irritated.
Honey: Another antibacterial ingredient which is also naturally great for acne treatment and prevention. It’s also extremely moisturizing and helps create that youthful glow.
Take 1/4 of an avocado, 1 tablespoon of lemon juice, 1 teaspoon of coconut oil and 1 tablespoon of honey. Mash the avocado and mix the remaining ingredients together with it.
This mask is best used after a shower, so the warm water has opened your pores up a little.
Use your fingers to apply and rub into your skin. This mask can drip a little, so make sure you’re still in your towel.
Relax for 10 minutes and rinse off well with warm water.