It’s imperative to have a proper daily skincare regimen as you age but sometimes your skin needs a little extra TLC. Missed that appointment with your facialist again? No need to worry. You may actually have just what it needs in your kitchen!
Here are 5 homemade face masks to get your skin glowing.
De Puff with a Coffee Turmeric Mask
1 Tbsp instant or ground coffee
1 Tbsp turmeric powder
1 Tbsp greek yogurt
Mix together and apply all over your face including eye area. Leave on for 20 minutes, then remove with a warm, damp towel.
Coffee is packed caffeine and antioxidants which reduces inflammation and energize the skin, giving it a natural, healthy glow. Turmeric is full of brightening vitamin C that can lighten pigmentation while the yogurt contains lactic acid AHA which improves skin texture, leaving it baby smooth.
Nourish & Hydrate with an Avocado Mask
1 Tbsp of honey
10 drops of rosehip seed oil
1/4 of a ripe avocado
Combine all the ingredients together in a food processor and apply to face. Leave on for 5-10 minutes and remove with a warm, damp towel.
Rosehip seed oil improves skin texture and strengthens cellular walls, while the avocado is super moisturizing and soothing to the skin. Honey is a natural humectant and also has antibacterial qualities to keep you hydrated and blemish-free. This is the perfect mask when your skin needs that extra boost of moisture.
Exfoliate with a Papaya Mask
2 Tbsp of ripe papaya
1 Tbsp of full-fat plain yogurt
Mix the papaya and yogurt together, preferably in a food processor and apply it to the face. Leave on for up to 10 minutes, depending on your skin's sensitivity and remove with a warm, damp towel.
Papaya is high in vitamin C and an enzyme called papain, which dissolves dead skin cells while the yogurt contains lactic acid, leaving the skin firm and smooth. Get ready for plump, clear skin.
Glow with a Cacao Papaya Mask
2 Tbsp ripe papaya
1 Tbsp of cacao powder
1 Tbsp Aloe Vera gel
Mix together preferably in a food processor and apply to face. Leave on up to 10 minutes and remove with a warm, damp towel.
Papaya’s exfoliating enzymes dissolve dead skin cells leaving the skin soft and smooth while the cacao brightens and boosts circulation for plump skin. Aloe Vera contains loads of antioxidants and vitamins that soothe and moisturize. Your skin will glow after this mask.
Brighten with a Honey Lemon Mask
1 Tbsp raw honey
2 Tsp fresh lemon juice
Mix together and apply to face, avoiding eye area. Leave on up to 20 minutes and remove with a warm, damp towel.
Lemons contain a high dose of Vitamin C to boost collagen production, battle pigmentation and also improve skin texture. Honey is a natural humectant and anti-inflammatory that soothes the skin while providing moisture. This mask will leave you so smooth and bright.