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I love spending an evening pampering myself and especially now while one of my favourite past times is unavailable to me, spa days!
Lots of the items in a standard food shop can have great benefit to your skin and of course by taking some time out for yourself it’s good for your mental well being too! The following three super easy DIY vegan face masks are the ones I have been known to make most frequently at home and hopefully they are all ingredients that you have to hand. I’ve made them with friends and family and they have always gone down a treat!
So why not whip one of these up, put on your favourite music, sit back with a cuppa or a glass of vino and relax and enjoy. If you want to take it up another level why not add a slice of cucumber to each eye or even a used cold teabag. The cucumber has an anti-inflammatory effect that will help reduce any puffiness and soothe the skin. While a cold tea bag will help to reduce dark circles and redness while also helping to reduce any puffiness.
My only recommendation is that you do a patch test of these masks and leave them on for 5 minutes to check for a reaction before applying to the whole face.
I would love to hear from you if you try one of these, or do you have a recipe of your own that you particularly love?
Enjoy these lovely.
BANANA & CACAO SUPER NOURISHING FACE MASK
½ ripe banana
1 teaspoon cacao powder
1 teaspoon of almond or oat milk (or any other dairy milk of your choice. For extra nourishment use a dairy free yoghurt – personally I love a coconut yoghurt)
Mash the banana with the back of a fork and then add in the milk (or yoghurt) and cacao powder. Blend well.
Apply to the face, sit back and relax, ideally for 10 minutes but 5 at a minimum and then rise with warm water.
Unfortunately, because of the banana this mask does not keep, however the ingredients above should only give one face mask so you shouldn’t have any left over.
The banana in this mask is high in vitamin A and potassium which helps the skin to retain moisture. The cacao apart from smelling delicious is high in antioxidants which help to reverse any environmental damage while the milk or yoghurt help to nourish the skin.
100g of cantaloupe or honeydew melon cut into small pieces
1 tablespoon of coconut milk
A handful of fresh mint
Blend all the ingredients to form a smooth paste. Use immediately by applying a thick layer to clean skin. Leave for 5-10 minutes and rinse with cool water.
Anything not used can be kept in the fridge for 24 hours.
The melon in this mask moisturises the skin and leaves it looking dewy and bright. Being packed with beta-carotene and vitamin C it repairs the skin barrier and encourages cellular regeneration.
The fresh mint takes any heat and sensitivity out of breakouts and insect bites while also being incredible cooling.
If you want to make this recipe extra cooling use cold ingredients.
BRIGHTENING & SOOTHING STRAWBERRIES AND CREAM FACE MASK
3 ripe strawberries
2 tablespoons of dairy free yogurt
Mash the strawberries with the back of a fork. Add in the yoghurt (my favourite to use is coconut!) and mix well. Apply the mixture to your face and relax for 15 minutes. Rinse with cool water.
The strawberries in this mask are packed with vitamin C and contain salicylic acid which helps to remove dead skin that has built up. The yoghurt is super nourishing and the combination of the two will leave you with bright glowing skin!
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