All posts tagged: DIY face mask

divine avocado & chocolate face mask

While superfoods work wonders from the inside, there is no harm in turning to the pantry for a luxurious skin treatment every now and then. And that’s just what I did yesterday morning when I felt like giving my skin a beauty boost. This rich face mask feels wonderful and smells divine, leaving the skin moisturized, soft and radiant.  Avocado has important vitamins (C & E) that nourish the skin, oleic acid that moisturizes, regenerates and reduces irritation and it’s antioxidant carotenoids can help to protect the skin from environmental damage. Raw cacao powder is another superfood that your skin will love: Rich in minerals and polyphenol antioxidants raw cacao nourishes the skin and can protect it from premature oxidation (= younger looking skin for longer!).  The healing and moisturizing effects of Argan oil are well-known, so let’s add a drop or two of that too. This recipe makes enough for two people: 2 heaping tbsp of soft, organic avocado 1 heaping tbsp of raw organic cacao powder 1 tsp organic argan oil Mix & stir all ingredients in a small …

rejuvenating yogurt face mask

Natural organic yogurt has multiple recognized health benefits and many of these work on the skin too. High in vitamins (B2, B12, B5) and minerals (Calcium, Zinc), natural yogurt nourishes, hydrates and protects the skin. The anti-bacterial and anti-microbial properties as well as probiotics in yogurt can help relieve skin conditions such as acne. Honey softens and moisturizes while oats gently exfoliate the skin and clean pores. Aloe vera (with over 75 potentially active constituents including vitamins, minerals, amino acids, enzymes, saponins and salicylic acids) has a calming, anti-inflammatory effect and can help skin healing by promoting new cell growth. 1 tsp organic natural yogurt (Greek style goat’s milk yogurt if possible) 1 tsp organic honey 1 tsp organic oat meal ½ tsp aloe vera gel Simply mix all ingredients in a small cup and while you let the oats soften for a few minutes, wash your face with warm water (or do a facial steam to open your pores). Apply the mask on dry skin, sit back and relax for 10-15 min before washing …

DIY: nourishing and anti-aging face mask

No better time to pamper yourself than Sunday. I started this sunny day with yoga and a delicious breakfast, followed by a nourishing home made face mask. Mix 1 tablespoon of organic natural goat milk yoghurt, 1 teaspoon of organic honey and 1/2 teaspoon or organic argan oil. Stir the ingredients well in a small cup, apply on your face and neck and leave it on for about 10-15 minutes while you relax to your favourite music. Your skin will benefit from the nourishing and moisturizing effects of natural yoghurt and honey while argan oil is rich in Vitamin E and antioxidants. Note: The argan oil is not yet mixed in in the pictures, so give it a good stir to make an even mixture before applying the mask.