DIY Face Masks

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Taking care of our skin is so important and it starts from the inside with our diets, drinking enough water and getting enough sleep. Exercise is also great as it oxygenates the cells. The famous, porcelain skinned model, Erin O’Connor, once swore by running on a treadmill every day as the secret to her enviable complexion!

Day-to-day I don’t wear make-up as I like to let my skin breathe (OK, and I’m also very lazy about it!) but I always wear SPF 50 under my moisturiser and each night I gently wash my face with Voya cleanser and a warm muslin cloth. I love the Voya products, number one because they are natural, produced from seaweed, and two because they are Irish! I find them gentle but effective on my skin. I also regularly dry-brush, aiming for once per week to help with circulation and ridding any toxins from the body.

Facials are a real treat for the skin and as much as I would love to be able to afford spa facials on a regular basis for most of us it’s just not feasible. That being said products or processes used in spa or salon facial treatments can sometimes be harsh on skin and that is why I began making my own all-natural facials at home and re-creating fabulous spa evenings in the comfort of my own apartment! Light some candles or burn some incense, invite the girls over, grab a few bottles of nail polish, some magazines and a DVD and you have the perfect girls night-in!

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The beauty about all of the below options are that the ingredients can be mixed and matched to your preference. They will leave your skin soft, moisturised and visibly brighter and tighter. Apply each mask for 15-20 minutes then rinse with warm water and a cloth to help slough away any dead skin cells.

 

Option 1 – Moisturising – My personal favourite!

1 tbsp Oats

1 tsp Honey

Half a banana

1 tsp Coconut oil (melted)

Optional milk/yoghurt

*Blend all ingredients*

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Option 2 – Brightening

2 tbsps natural yoghurt

Juice from half an orange + some pulp

1 tsp Aloe Vera

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Option 3 – Nourishing 

1/4 cup of olive oil

Juice from half a lemon

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Option 4 – Fresh faced

1 beaten egg

Optional tsp of honey

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Option 5 – Great for dry skin!

Half an avocado

1 tsp honey

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Option 6 – For oily or inflamed skin

1/2 a cucumber (blended)

1 tsp honey

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