Beauty - How to Make Your Own Face Mask12:22:00 pm
In my time working for Lush Fresh Handmade Cosmetics one thing I am really thankful for is my increased knowledge of which fresh ingredients are most beneficial to my skin. I love so many of the Fresh Face Masks from Lush so I decided to come up with my own mask using a few of the ingredients from those, resulting in my ultimate fresh face mask. My definition of the ultimate face mask would mean it was cleansing, exfoliating, soothing, anti aging, spot preventing whilst controlling oil but still allowing the skin to look radiant with a natural glow. I know that seems like a lot to ask for in one mask but so many ingredients are known to help with more than one of these, so less ingredients are needed than you might think.
Raspberries, rank among the fruits with the highest antioxidant strength great for anti aging properties when used topically. They are also known for reducing inflammation, calming irritation and toning the skin.
Oats - an amazing natural beauty enhancer. They soothe and heal the skin, while reducing inflammation. Inflammation is one of the number one causes of premature aging, and while it all starts on the inside, reducing outer inflammation is also necessary for gorgeously radiant skin. they are also very slightly exfoliating leaving the skin silky smooth without using something too harsh.
Honey - known as a natural cleanser which naturally exfoliates your skin to bring out a radiant and glowing complexion. It is naturally antibacterial, so it's great for acne treatment and prevention, full of antioxidants which slow down the aging process whilst being super moisturising.
Cocoa Powder -contains antioxidants that work toward repairing damaged skin. This will make your skin softer, especially when paired with other ingredients including honey. This also helps to absorb excess oil in the skin as it can be very subtly mattifying.
If you are reading this thinking it sounds good enough to eat, you would be correct. Good for your skin and delicious, the best of both worlds. I have been using this twice a week for two weeks now and love the way it makes my skin feel and more importantly look. Immediately after use my skin definitely looks more radiant without being shiny. This is by far my favourite DIY beauty product I have ever created, i love it even more than my DIY Hair Mask.
What would be the properties of your ultimate face mask?