Many of us enjoy a facemask; it helps to keep skin healthy and moisturised, plus it’s also a nice way to relax after a long day. There are plenty of pre-packaged facemasks on the market, those little sachets of oily gloop that promise to make you look five years younger, but have you ever considered making your own facemask at home?
There’s plenty of really effective and easy to make recipes for facemasks that you can whip up at home using common household ingredients you’ll find in the kitchen. Here are two of our favourites. Cucumber eyes are optional!
Rejuvenating Yoghurt and Oat Mask
You can use this simple facemask on any skin type. It’s extremely useful for cleansing and rejuvenating your face. All you need is one tablespoon of finely ground oats, one table spoon of organic live yoghurt (use unflavoured!) and a small quantity of honey.
Just mix the yoghurt and oats together in a small bowl. Then run a metal spoon under a hot tap, and place a few drops of honey onto the spoon; this will warm the honey. Mix the honey in with the oatmeal and yoghurt mixture.
Apply the mask to your face and leave it on for about 10 minutes, rinse with warm water and apply your favourite moisturiser.
The Banana & Milk Mask
Banana-based facemasks are said to be very good for the skin because of the high vitamin content of the popular yellow fruit. Also, this recipe is particularly effective for oily skin.
Simply select a nice, ripe and medium sized banana. Peel it and mash it up in bowl into a really smooth paste. Add some milk, around four or five table spoons and mix it up until you’re happy with the consistency. You may need more or less milk depending on the size of the banana you used.
Apply the mask to your face and leave it for about 20 minutes. We’d recommend wearing a towel around your neck and shoulders in case the mixture is runny. Rinse off and see how radiant your skin looks!
Whilst these homemade masks can leave you feeling fresh with glowing skin, their effects aren’t permanent. Here at Fiona Clossick Aesthics we offer a range of beauty treatments in Birmingham that are proven to alleviate aging of the skin. Contact Fiona Clossick Aesthetics on 07815904578 for more information or to book a consultation.