Looking after the skin on your face during the winter time is important as winter weather isn’t kind to our skin. Though the rest of our bodies stay protected by clothing during the cold months, our faces bear the brunt of all that wintery weather each and every day. Face masks are a great way to nourish, heal and pamper our skin, when it needs the most.
This mask feels so nourishing and luxurious on the skin and it leaves the skin feeling, fresh, moisturized and nourished. It is packed with vitamins, minerals and antioxidants which is great for when your skin needs some extra loving.
Honey is an amazing ingredient, which has humectant and skin brightening alpha hydroxy acid properties. It is always best to use raw honey as when honey is processed it loses most of its nutrients and healing properties.
Manuka honey is especially great for the skin as it can help to keep it clear, youthful and hydrated. It is a natural humectant, drawing moisture into the skin. This hydration helps to further enhance the skin’s elasticity and cell regeneration, as well as promote healing.
It also works wonders for blemished skin because of its natural antibacterial properties. Manuka honey is also a potent anti-inflammatory and therefore soothes inflamed skin while healing blemishes. In addition it helps balance the skin’s pH and contains amino acids which slough away dead skin cells, helping to keep pores clear.
Rosehip oil is an amazing oil, which is rich in Vitamin A and C and has anti-ageing properties. The essential fatty acids on rosehip seed oil help to smooth wrinkles by hydrating the skin and can help to slow signs of ageing. It is one of the best oils to use for wrinkles.
Jojoba is an excellent emollient, regenerative and restructuring oil, which doesn’t clog pores and can help to treat acne.
Aloe vera is great for calming and soothing irritating skin and pink clay is full of minerals and will help to pull grime and toxins from the skin as well as soothe the skin.
Homemade masks (especially those using clay) are best made up in one use quantities, as they do not keep very well. However, it is so easy and quick to make and so nice to be able to use fresh ingredients on the skin.
10 ml (2 tsp) Honey (preferably raw or Manuka)
5 ml (1tsp) Aloe Vera
5 ml (1tsp) Jojoba Oil
5 ml (1tsp) Rosehip Seed oil
2.5 ml (½ teaspoon) vitamin E
10-20 gr (2-4 teaspoons) Kaolin or Pink Clay
To use, spread onto a freshly cleansed face and leave for 10 – 20 minutes, preferably in a relaxing bath. This mask can be used twice a week.
Enjoy beautiful skin!