For hundreds of years nature has provided a brilliant range of beauty products. We can’t fail to notice that current advertising is focusing more and more on promoting the natural ingredients that are in their products (often accompanied by their lesser advertised chemical co-partners )But,why not make your own products? They are often cheaper, you know exactly what is in them and you can exactly tailor each one to your particular concerns.
DIY Sheet Masks
Get your glow on by harnessing the power of all-natural ingredients which pack an anti-ageing punch. Add a cotton or paper sheet mask and the active ingredients get locked in. Not to mention that the mess that usually accompanies a home-made mask is contained. Sheet masks are a staple of the Korean beauty regime and no one can deny the perfect skin that Korean women are famous for. With cotton and paper blank masks readily available the world of personally tailored face masks is at your fingertips. Here are a few recipes to get you started. Once you become familiar with the properties of the ingredients then you can get creative with your customisations.
Rose Hip Wrinkle Reducer Sheet Mask
Rosehip Oil-Approximately 6 drops
Distilled Water- 60mls (1/4 of a cup)
Honey- ½ a teaspoon
Optional -Glycerin- A few drops
1 blank sheet mask
In a glass bowl mix together all of the ingredients. Soak your blank sheet mask for a short time in this liquid. As you remove it let the excess drip of but try not to squeeze out any of those essential ingredients. Place on your face for 20 minutes. If you feel the mask drying out at any stage during this 20 minutes you can spray lightly with distilled water.
Please Note-Don’t leave your mask on for any more than 20 minutes as it can do exactly the opposite of what you want and dehydrate rather than plump up your skin.
Rosehip oil is outstanding at fighting those pesky free radicals which destroy our skin. Honey is full of antioxidants which slows down ageing. Win, win.
Vitamin C D.I.Y Anti-ageing Face Mask
Vitamin C is renowned for its anti-ageing benefits. It is a superhero in the skin world that can boost collagen and may prevent and treat photo damage from the sun. It can also even out your skin tone- in fact it has been reported that Vitamin C can be almost as effective as lasers for treating age spots.
Customised Tea Sheet Masks
Harness the power of tea. Cooled and ditch the milk! Ingredients contained within tea promote a healthy skin glow by evening out skin tones. Not only that tea can also inhibit the formation of fine lines and wrinkles.
And there you have it. A list of masks to get you started on your journey to plump and glowing skin. Which ones could you recommend? Have you a bespoke recipe that you’d like to share with our community? Be sure to share the wealth!
Disclaimer-The information in my blog posts are not intended to replace the advice of a qualified health care professional.There is no intention for the information to be medical advice.