Since we’re all getting pretty deep into our social distancing, I’m sure we’re all looking for new things to keep us busy. Whether you’re staying productive through working from home, exercising or cleaning. Maybe you’re trying to stay creative through making furniture, painting, or cooking up a new recipe!
We wanted to help you guys with your more creative side today, with a little bit of self care on the side. We can all use a little more of that in our lives, and now is a better time than ever to do it am I right?? Since we’re all being kept mostly indoors, and perhaps a little strapped for cash right now, we’re practicing self care with products that we already have….in our kitchen!
We’ve come up with three DIY face masks, no more than 4 ingredients each, that can all be found in your cupboards!
Vitamin C Mask
- 2 tbsp Honey
- Juice from 1/2 a Lemon
- 3 tsp Baking Soda
This mask is great for clearing and brightening up dull skin! You’ll see in a lot of these mask recipes that we keep using Honey! On the surface, it works as a great binding agent, but deep down it is an ingredient that is SO beneficial for your skin! Lemon Juice is obviously a great source of Vitamin C for your skin. The citric acid is detoxifying, while lightens age spots and acne! The most important thing to remember however, is that lemon juice can increase your chance of sunburn, so make sure you’re applying your SPF everyday! Just like Lemon Juice, Baking Soda isn’t recommend for daily use on the skin, however it’s a great mild exfoliator that also helps soothe inflammation! This mask was a little more liquid than the others, so its a little messy to apply, but it is quite moisturizing from the honey while leaving your skin looking brighter!
Avocado Clay Mask
- 1/2 Avocado
- 3 tsp Honey
The mixture of avocado and honey make for a great moisturizing mask! Avocado is very hydrating for your skin, and is also chock full of Vitamin E, which softens your skin and prevents wrinkles. Honey on the other hand, while also hydrating, has great anti-bacterial properties! This means its actually a great natural treatment for acne! This mask was our favourite out of the three that we made; it is so moisturizing!!
Honey Sugar Scrub
- 2 tbsp Sugar
- 1 tsp Coconut Oil
- 1 tbsp Honey
- 2 dashes Essential Oils (optional)
This one is to really get in there for deep down exfoliation! The sugar granules act as a natural exfoliant that isn’t too harsh on your skin! The coconut oil and honey both act as a binding for the scrub. Coconut Oil is said to have anti-inflammatory properties, while also acting as a moisturizer. In terms of Honey, as stated previously, it has antibacterial properties! Adding the essential oils is purely optional for this mask, with each scent having its own suggested benefit. For example, you could use a lavender scented oil if you’re using this mask before bed, or use a peppermint scented oil to soothe yourself if you’re feeling stressed. We went with Geranium, which is a nice floral scent!
How have you been staying creative during isolation??