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If you're staying in this evening, why not kick back and relax with a homemade facial? 

We have put together a list of our five favourite DIY face-masks that will leave your skin glowing…

1. Avocado mask

What you'll need:

1/2 avocado

1 teaspoon plain organic yoghurt

1 teaspoon of honey

What you'll do:

Simply mash the ingredients together, and apply to your face for 10 minutes. This one is amazing for dry skin! 

2. Egg white mask

What you'll need:

1 egg whites

1 teaspoon of orange juice

1/2 teaspoon of turmeric powder

What you'll do: 

Mix the ingredients together and leave the mask on for 15 minutes. This one is great for unclogging your pores. (NOTE: turmeric can stain, so don't wear anything you love)

3. Honey mask

What you'll need:

2 tablespoons of pure honey

1 teaspoon of ground cinnamon

1 wedge of fresh lemon

What you'll do:

Warm the honey in the microwave for a few seconds, then mix it with the cinnamon and the juice of a lemon wedge. Leave on your face for 20 minutes, for calmer softer skin. 

4. Sugar mask

What you'll need:

2 tablespoons of brown sugar

2 tablespoons of coconut oil

What you'll do:

Mix ingredients together and gently apply to face using circular motions. Leave to sink in for a couple of minutes. 

5. Chocolate mask

What you'll need:

1/2 cup of cocoa powder

3 tablespoons of oats

4 tablespoons of cream

1/4 cup of honey

What you'll do:

Apply a thin layer of the mixed ingredients to your face for 10 minutes, then rinse with cold water. 

 

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If your skin is dull and tired and in need of some rejuvenation, the answer could be in your kitchen cupboards!

Rather than splashing cash on some fancy mask you'll only use once, give your skin some natural TLC with a DIY face mask.

DIY masks are easy to make – simply choose your base and work away! Avocado, milk, oats, bananas, yoghurt and honey all work perfectly in face masks – here are two recipes to get you started.

Soothing Mask for Dry Skin

Ingredients

  • 2 ripe bananas
  • 1 tablespoon honey
  • 2/3 small pot natural yoghurt (around 100g)

Method

  1. Mash or blend all ingredients together until they form a smooth paste
  2. Apply to skin and leave for around 10 – 15 minutes
  3. Wash off with a cloth and warm water

 

Toning Mask for Oily Skin

Ingredients

  • 1/2 a ripe avocado
  • White of 1 egg
  • 1 teaspoon lemon juice

Method

  1. Beat the egg until foamy
  2. Mash avocado until smooth and add to egg white
  3. Add lemon juice and stir to combine
  4. Apply to skin for around 10 minutes
  5. Wash off with a cloth and warm water
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