My go to mask
My skin has been all over the place recently. I'm talking new-mountain-range oiliness mixed with super dry, scabbing eczema. It makes no sense. As a result, I've been trying not to put too many chemicals on my face, so my skin can just sort its self out in a natural way. But, that doesn't mean I don't want it sorted quickly. Queue my mama and her Pinterest savviness!
She told me about this all natural, home-made mask she had been using, so I thought I would share it all with you! It's super easy and cheap, so perfect if you're a student like me! Since this month's theme, with Soap & Glory, is all about beauty hacks, what better than this?!
What you'll need:
- Coconut oil
- baking soda
- Teaspoon and Tablespoon
- container (preferably air-tight)
All you do is put 1 teaspoon of baking soda (or 2, if you're feeling a bit oily or want a thicker mix), add in a healthy, heaped tablespoon of coconut oil (you don't need to melt it, it's perfect in its solid form) and two lovely tablespoons of honey! That is literally it- how easy was that? Just give it a really good mix together so you can't see the baking soda anymore and put aside in the container for when you need it!
I have been loving using this as a mask, where I just lay in the bath with it on for 10 minutes or so and then give it a good massage in for a minute or two and wash off. Or, if I don't have the time, I massage it in, using the Soap & Glory face mitt, focussing on the trouble areas- nose, jawline and t-zone, and then was off.
The honey has antibacterial properties and, along with the coconut oil, is really moisturising, so these leave your skin feeling super soft and nourished. The baking soda helps to get any grit out and gives you a super gentle exfoliation.
Please let me know if you give this a try, and what you think. And be sure to let me know of any of your homemade masks!
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