We are thrilled that the gorgeous Lizz Kingshott from The Ethical Evolution is this week's guest blogger. Find all her social media links at the bottom of the page!
So I decided it would be fun to try and make some of my own homemade face masks, I've seen a lot of them around recently but I've never actually done it myself! My skin LOVES a good face mask as it gets sore and dry easily, especially when the weather is all over the place. So a hydrating and calming face mask is just what I need after a long day outside.
I compiled 3 simple and easy to make face masks for you to try yourself and see if they work for you!
1. Avocado - Moisturises and Refreshes dry skin
1 Tbsp Olive oil
2-3 drops of an essential oil of your choice.
Out of all of them this was my favourite, it was easy to apply and my face felt so soft afterwards! the mix of the avocado and olive oil just filled my face with moisture and the banana made it smell super nice. I didn't add any essential oil in mine as I only had lavender to hand and I don't think that would go well with avocado and banana, but I don't think you really need the essential oil to be honest.
2. Turmeric - Gives you a natural glow
3 Tbsp Oats
1 Tbsp Agave
1 Tsp Turmeric
Big Squeeze of Lemon
Now this face mask went slightly wrong... It kind of went a bit solid and didn't really stick to my face. I would probably put more agave in it next time or blend the oats beforehand so they weren't so big. Once I had manage to stick some to my face though it wasn't so bad, as long as you don't move your face or look down! Anyway, my face did look pretty glowy afterwards so I guess that's a plus!
3. Coffee - Good for Acne and also a natural exfoliate
1 Tbsp Agave
1 Tsp Cinnamon
1 Tsp Nutmeg
1 Tbsp Coffee grounds
This was definitely a contender for the top spot; coffee is so good for your skin. It's not only a natural exfoliate but also an anti-inflammatory, as well as reducing cellulite, dark circles and puffiness. I applied it using the back of a teaspoon, which actually works really well as this mixture is quite runny compared to the other two. I would recommend doing a face mask like this in the shower when you are planning on washing your hair because if you're like me, you'll end up with coffee grounds in your hair for days.
All in all, these face masks were certainly fun and easy to make. You could definitely throw them together after a long day out and then save the leftovers in the fridge for a couple more days. 10/10 would do again.
Stay fresh x
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