DIY Skincare – Moisturising Vitamin Mask
I’ve been wanting to make a homemade face mask for a long time so I’ve finally got down to it. As the winter is slowly approaching, bringing in harsher air and winds, and the central heating wreaks havoc on our skins, a moisturising vitamin mask is a luxurious must for all of us, but especially us busy Mamas.
This recipe was taken from a really great book (see details below) but you could definitely experiment with different oils. Just keep the honey, clay and vitamin E, and the oils can be customised based on your skin type and what vitamins you might be lacking.
Here are some benefits of the ingredients of this mask.
- (Manuka) Honey – soothing and anti-bacterial properties.
- Aloe vera – it has cooling, anti-inflammatory properties; also rich in vitamins, including A, C, E, folic acid, choline, B1, B2, B3 (niacin), B6 and, rarely found in plants, B12.
- Camellia oil – rich in vitamins A, B, C, E and Polyphenol, natural antioxidants that help protect skin from free radicals.
- Jojoba oil – high vitamin E content gives the oil natural, anti-oxidant properties; contains vitamins B1, B2 and B6 which are responsible for promoting cell production.
- Rosehip seed oil – very rich in essential fatty acids and vitamin C,
- Kaolin – helps stimulate circulation to the skin, it also has exfoliating and cleansing properties.
What you need:
- 1 tsp honey (ideally Manuka)
- 1/2 tsp aloe vera
- 1/2 tsp camellia oil or jojoba oil
- 1/2 tsp rosehip oil
- 1/4 tsp vitamin E
- 1-2 tsp of white clay (kaolin) or pink clay
- small bowl or egg cup
- mixing spoon
- measuring spoons
Shelf life: use within 24 hours (this mask needs to be kept in the fridge)
- Pour honey and aloe vera into your bowl/ cup, and mix thoroughly.
- Add the oils and vitamin E, and continue to mix thoroughly.
- Gradually add the clay, a little bit at a time, until you get the consistency that you’re happy with.
- To apply – spread a thick layer of the mask onto your face and leave for 10-15 minutes. Then wash it off using a warm flannel.
Making your own skincare can be really easy – will you be giving this recipe a go?
Recipe inspiration credit: Karen Gilbert ‘Natural Beauty’
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