Some ingredients aren’t just for cooking! There are a ton of things you probably have in your kitchen on a daily basis that offer health benefits inside and out, especially during Alberta’s dry Winter. To me, there’s no better way to spend a Winter evening than enjoying a good book, a cup of tea and a face mask. I’ve experimented with a ton of different pre-packaged face masks and I’ve only ever found a few that don’t irritate my skin. So, I’ve made it a goal of mine to try out some natural, homemade face masks.
Avocado and honey make a simple and effective two-ingredient mask. Avocado is high in vitamin C, which promotes collagen in the skin and contains monounsaturated fatty acids, which offer endless moisture to skin cells. Not only is honey a great binding agent in a mask, it’s also high in antioxidants and serves as a natural antibacterial agent. Wash your face with a gentle cleanser, apply the mask, and remove it with a warm wash cloth after 10 minutes.
If you’re looking for something closer to an exfoliator, brown sugar and olive oil make a powerful combo. It smells delicious and makes a great scrub for removing dead skin cells that tend to build up during the winter. For more natural DIY face masks to try out while you’re trying to beat the winter air, check out: http://www.realsimple.com/beauty-fashion/skincare/homemade-facial-masks/homemade-facial-masks-1