Sunday, 26 January 2014

DIY Face Masks for Dry Skin!

Hi lovelies, today I'm going to be sharing my top three DIY face masks that you can make at home and really do work! I've suffered from extremely dry skin since I was very young and have done a fair amount of research into what benefits the skin as a result. These are my top three favourite recipes, and I'll be sure to do a segment on oily skin within the next few posts.

1. Milk Mask
This recipe will make enough for two people so it's great if you fancy a face mask with a friend, but personally I just cover what's left and put it in the fridge until the next day when I then use it again. This is my personal favourite mask because it's so hydrating, plumping and refreshing all in one!

1 teaspoon of powdered milk
1 tablespoon of runny honey
1 teaspoon of aloe vera gel
2 drops of essential oil
1 tablespoon of pulverised almonds (this is optional though)

All you have to do now is mix it all together, put it all over your face, leave for 15 minutes, then rinse off! It really is as simple as that :)

2. Avocado and Honey Mask
You have to use a really ripe, incredibly soft avocado for this, and this particular recipe is great for maturer skins because it has firming properties as well.

1/2 a very ripe avocado
1/4 a cup of honey

Mush the avocado up to a pulp in a bowl, stir in the honey, apply onto the face, leave for ten minutes and then rinse off. Another easy recipe there!

3. Dark Chocolate Mask
Despite popular belief, dark chocolate is actually incredibly good for the skin if applied topically. This one does take a little bit more work than the other two, but if you fancy trying it, go for it!

1 bar of dark chocolate
3 tablespoons of salt
1 cup of milk

Mix your salt and milk together in a small bowl until the salt dissolves. Then melt the chocolate by putting a saucepan filled about a quarter full of water over a hob, and placing a small bowl above the water making sure it isn't touching the water at all. The chocolate then goes in the bowl and stir until fully melted. Stir the milk-salt mixture into the chocolate slowly until it is all combined and leave to cool to room temperature. You then apply to the face (the chocolate can get drippy so I suggest going shirtless or using a towel over your clothes), leave for 15-20 minutes, then wash off.

So hopefully some of these work for you :) Are there any other good facial mask recipes you guys recommend?

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