DIY face masks
During winter environmental stresses such as heating and the cold air outside can dehydrate and play havoc with your skin. Luckily, you can nourish your skin from within by eating fresh fruits and vegetables, and care for skin on the outside by applying a
Honey Avocado Face Mask
You will need: Half a ripe avocado, and 2 tbsp of honey How to: Combine the avocado and honey in a bowl then mash until a smooth consistency and apply to clean skin. Sit back and relax for about 15 minutes, then rinse well with warm water and a cloth. Why we love it: We know avocado is a superfood but with its healthy fats, antioxidants and vitamin E, it is also great to smooth and moisturise skin topically. The addition of honey with its natural antibacterial properties assists in creating a bright complexion.
Strawberry, Yoghurt and Honey Mask
You will need: 4 strawberries, 2 tsp plain natural yoghurt and 2 tsp honey How to: Clean the strawberries, remove stalk and mash them up using a fork, then mix well with the yoghurt and honey. Apply to clean skin, leave for about 10 minutes then rinse well with warm water and a cloth. Why we love it: With an amazing array of nutrients, strawberries contain detoxifying properties to promote healthy skin. Yoghurt contains lactic acid that helps to smooth dry skin and assist in dissolving dead skin cells which can give the skin a dull appearance, while the honey also assists in gentle exfoliation.
Pomegranate andYoghurt Mask
You will need: 1 ripe pomegranate and 6 tbsp natural plain yoghurt How to: Cut pomegranate open from the top, slice into sections and place into a bowl of cool water. Once the pomegranate has softened, use your fingers to roll out the juice sacs and strain the seeds, but do not discard them. Place the seeds and yoghurt in to a blender and mix until a smooth consistency is achieved. Apply the mixture to clean skin and leave on for about 15 minutes, then rinse off with warm water and a cloth.
Why we love it: Pomegranates are loaded with antioxidants, vitamins A, C and E, and zinc which are all essential for glowing skin because they help with the skin renewal process and assist in healing blemishes.