DIY Face Mask with Pantry Ingredients
The secrets to beautiful skin might just be hiding in your spice cupboard and waiting to be discovered. Many spices have powerful antioxidant properties that work just as powerfully when used externally as when we ingest them. Here are a few skin treatments that can be made at home and will leave you glowing. Besides that, they will make a perfect compliment to your existing La Mav skin care regime.
Turmeric and milk Masque
Turmeric will keep your skin smooth, radiant and wrinkle-free whilst milk adds a boost of hydration and guarantees a baby soft skin. Simply mix two teaspoons of turmeric with one tablespoon of milk to form a paste and apply all over the face. Leave on for 15-20 minutes and then rinse off with lukewarm water. Turmeric does stain clothing so make sure to wear an old t-shirt when trying out this masque!
PS: If you are a fan of the face masks, I strongly recommend you to try La Mav’s
Pink Clay masque!
DNA-Phyto Guard Pink Clay Mask
Antioxidant-rich mask that re-hydrates and gently exfoliates the skin to reveal a radiant and evenly-toned complexion! Formulated with Pink Clay and Moringa Seed Extract the mask absorb impurities and deeply cleanse the pores and leaving the skin smooth and purified. The restorative powers of Vitamin E, Sea Buckthorn and Acai Oil in this mask increase moisture-retention and skin suppleness.
• Dry skin
• Mature or tired skin
• For dehydrated skin or before/after sun exposure
Cinnamon and Honey Masque
This masque is perfect for problem skins as well as for preventing and treating blackheads, especially on the nose, a problem most of us have. Simply add one to two tablespoons of honey to two teaspoons of cinnamon to make a paste and apply to the whole face or use as a spot treatment on problem areas. Leave on overnight or for at least 30 minutes before rinsing off. Honey is rich in powerful antioxidants, enzymes and vitamins and possesses strong anti-bacterial and anti-inflammatory properties – exactly what you need to have your healthy looking skin back. It softens the skin, improves its texture and make it more radiant. Besides that, while you are preparing this sweet skin treat you can indulge on a spoon (or two) pf honey. Always make sure the honey you are buying is organic – this a guarantee all of its amazing properties are fully preserved!
As for the cinnamon – apart from its wonderful, mouth-watering smell, it also brings more nutrients and oxygen to the skin, by improving the blood flow. Not only that – it absorbs excess oil, without over drying the skin. If you have oily/acne prone skin, this is your spice!
Note: Honey can cause allergic reaction – not all skins tolerate it well. For certain people it can be an irritant. Always test the mask on a small area of your face first, to see how your skin reacts to it.
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This might seem a weird spice to incorporate into your skincare routine, but pepper has long been known as a popular spice to boost circulation and improve blood flow. Reserve this one for your body as a revitalizing body scrub as it may be too intense for the facial skin especially if you have a more sensitive skin. In a jar combine one teaspoon coarsely ground black pepper, 12 cup fine sea salt, the zest from half a lime and oil of your choice, such as grape-seed or olive oil until it is the desired consistency.
What other natural remedies do you use or have tried? What works (or doesn’t work!) for you? Let us know in the comments!
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