I love a good face mask.
You’ll frequently see me parading around on a strategically cropped Instastory looking like the phantom of the opera. It takes the stress out of a long day and zaps misbehaving skin into submission. Normally, if your skin were playing up, you’d probably reach into the bathroom cabinet. Little did you know, hiding in the kitchen are some handy weapons for your beauty arsenal to easily and affordably combat problem skin. Whilst ingredients like yoghurt can boast exfoliating properties, others like cacao powder can help you glow – there’s a whole world of wholesome food that does more than just detox your guts. The only problem you might have is resisting licking them off before they’ve done their job!
Can we take a moment to admire and adore these beautiful pyjamas from Next. This £30 Red Floral Cami Set is ridiculously comfy, perfectly light for Spring/Summer and has the most gorgeous detailing on the trim.
Here is a lovely little recipe for a delicious homemade face mask with all the good stuff you need to know…
- Avocado is loaded with vitamin E, healthy fats and antioxidants to help keep the skin smooth. It’s also known to help maintain moisture in the epidermal (surface) layer of your skin.
- Lemon juice and apple cider vinegar contain citric acid, helping to brighten the skin.
- The cider vinegar may help reduce inflammation on the skin (think of breakouts or redness as inflammation).
- Honey has natural antibacterial and antimicrobial properties to help brighten and thoroughly cleanse the skin. It is extremely moisturising thanks to its humectant (a fancy word meaning it’s good at retaining moisture!) properties.
- The raw porridge oats work as a gentle exfoliant, whilst also soothing the skin.
P.S. I’m totally NOT a doctor, so don’t take this as gospel, if you have a serious skin complaint, go to your GP!
P.P.S. I mean, I’m really, REALLY not a doctor, I just found out I’ve been mispronouncing ‘antimicrobial’ for years!
Photography by Kyle Galvin