I had the best weekend at The Good Food show in Birmingham and have come away very inspired so expect plenty of foodie posts coming up.
However, I’ve been thinking of posting this for a while and since it’s a food and beauty mix I thought it was perfect timing. I don’t know about you but when winter comes along it wreaks havoc with my skin. The snapping cold wind and the central heating just does me no favours at all.
Because I’ve got sensitive skin, I’ve got to be careful what kind of products I use, so at least if I use stuff from my own kitchen, I know exactly what’s in it so homemade face masks are the way to go!
Here are four of my favourite homemade face masks
Our skin is put to the test every single day. So it’s no surprise that many of us suffer from dry skin. Whilst there’s no better way to hydrate your skin than making sure you drink plenty of water, here’s a facemask that will feed your skin and keep it plump and juicy…
• 1/2 ripe banana
• 1/2 ripe avocado
• 1 tablespoon honey
Mix the avocado and banana to a pulp, then stir through the tablespoon of honey.
The banana and avocado are filled with minerals and vitamins to nourish your skin, whilst the honey will add hydration and lock in moisture.
For a radiant complexion
Glowing skin is a sign of good health, if you want glowing, radiant skin try this…
• Peel of 1 grapefruit
• 1 tablespoon of avocado
- 1 tablespoon of rosehip oil
To assist with a radiant glow, crush grape fruit peel, some avocado, and rose hip oil in a bowl, and mix together.
The grapefruit peel will exfoliate the dead skin cells and boost collagen activity, whilst fresh avocado and rose hip oil will provide essential fatty acids and vitamin A to the skin.
To look younger
At some point wrinkles are going to start popping through, and that’s ok but there’s nothing wrong with holding them back a bit.
• 1 tablespoon of yogurt
• 1 handful (40g) of oats
• 1 tablespoon of honey
• 1 carrot, processed
Mix together the carrot, yoghurt, oats and honey.
Carrot is filled with beta carotene, which is essential in combating premature ageing. Natural yoghurt keeps the skin hydrated while the honey ensures this moisture is locked in. Oats can also be added for soothing any rough or dry skin.
Do you have any tips for great home-made face-masks?