Not only are homemade face masks easy to make, they’re also free of synthetic nasties, which means they won’t irritate your skin.
There are countless options available on the shelves of high end stores, but the best skin-boosters are fresh… and the ingredients are probably sitting in your fridge already.
Ready to mix up a batch of Mother Nature’s botox? Simply choose a recipe suitable for your skin issues and tie back your hair…
THE AVOCADO SMOOTHIE
Best for: Dry, dehydrated skin
You know that over-ripe avocado that’s rapidly going mushy in your fridge? Mash it together with one banana and an egg yolk. Pop the mixture on your face and relax for 15 minutes before removing it with a warm, damp flannel.
The avocado nourishes dry skin while the banana is packed with vitamins and minerals and the egg yolk contains collagen-boosting sulphur.
THE PROTEIN PUNCH
Best for: Ageing, congested skin
If your complexion could do with tightening up (Instagram filters can only do so much for your chins), add one egg white to a tablespoon of oats and stir in a tablespoon of olive oil. The protein-rich egg white tightens the skin, while the soothing oil moisturises crow’s feet.
Oats act as an anti-inflammatory. Apply the mixture to your face and wait 15 minutes before removing gently with a warm flannel.
THE HONEY TRAP
Best for: Blemished, acne-prone skin
If you’ve been burning the candle at both ends, a raw honey and lemon face mask will zap any gunk in your pores (raw honey is famously anti-bacterial) while lemon juice acts as a gentle exfoliant.
Mix three teaspoons of raw honey with half a teaspoon of fresh lemon juice and apply the mixture to your face. Relax for 20 minutes and remove the face mask with a warm flannel.