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

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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.

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