Does your skin need a little extra love right now? There are lots of natural, effective DIY masks you can make at home – and you probably already have all the ingredients in your kitchen right now!
My skin is…. dry
Avocadoes are great (and yummy) to eat, but also super hydrating for your face, too!
Nourishing Avocado Mask
- 1/2 a ripe avocado
- 1 tablespoon yoghurt
- 1-2 tablespoons honey
Mash the avocado and add the yoghurt and honey. Apply to your face (avoiding the eye area) and leave on for 10-15 minutes. Wash off with warm water.
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My skin is… congested
Coffee Face Scrub
- 2 tablespoons ground coffee
- 2 tablespoons oil (olive or coconut works best)
Mix ingredients in a bowl and apply to your face in gentle, circular motions. Leave on your face for a couple of minutes before washing off with warm water. The result? Smooth, glowy skin.
My skin is… red
Oatmeal & Banana Mask
Oatmeal and banana is a great breakkie combo, and also makes an effective mask for soothing redness, calming irritated skin and giving an all-over boost.
- 2 tablespoons oats
- 1/2 a banana
- 1 teaspoon honey
Mash the banana and mix in the oats and honey. Leave on for 10-15 minutes and wash off with a warm cloth.
My skin is… in need of some TLC
Warm Honey Mask
Honey is great for healing extremely dry or chapped skin. Be careful when warming it, and always check the temperature before applying to your face.
- 2 tablespoons honey
- 1-2 drops lavender oil (optional)
Warm honey in microwave for a few seconds. Check the temperature, mix in lavender oil if desired and apply to face (avoiding eye area). Let sit for 15-20 minutes, rinse thoroughly with warm water, then splash a little cold water on your face.
My skin is… puffy around the eyes
Green Tea Eye Mask
- Green tea bags
Put damp tea bags in the fridge until chilled, and place on eyes for 10–15 minutes. Use this time to relax! The classic cucumber on the eyes trick works great for de-puffing, too.
What natural skincare remedies do you love? Share in the comments below.