by Chenai Mugunyani
Yippee, winter is over, though honestly, some days do not feel like it. But let’s look on the bright side, shall we?
We all enjoyed packing our winter regalia away, (I speak for those who are not fans of winter). Our skins were dry, and we were cranky and cold! Sun is out but the dryness won’t stop, I do not mean to scare you, but inasmuch as we all like some good sun, we equally need to continuously take care of our skin and keep it hydrated.
Firstly, I just want us to understand what face masking is. Face masks are just basically face care treatment, they help with hydrating your skin, remove excess oils and help improve the appearance of your pores.
Secondly, before you go wilding out and all excited, do some research, if you are buying, not everything that they ‘claim’ to be natural is natural, and if you are doing it yourself, go organic. Also, cleanse your face before masking.
Below are a few face masks that will keep your skin healthy and glowing, we all need that right?
Mint and Tumeric
Mint has strong antibacterial properties and contains salicylic acid, both prevent acne. Tumeric contains antioxidants and anti-inflammatory components that provide glow and lustre for your skin.
Lemon and Honey
Lemon motivates your pores to close and your face to tighten leading to smoother skin. Honey has antiseptic, antioxidant and antibacterial properties that help rid blackheads, it hydrates and helps with a clear complexion.
Cucumber and Sugar
Cucumber has vitamin C and caffeic acid which help fend off wrinkles and sun damage. Sugar helps with exfoliation and is a natural humectant.
Oats and cucumber
Oats soothe and heal dry skin and cucumbers, an extra note from above, they are a natural toner with cooling properties.
Aloe Vera and honey
Aloe is loaded with nutrients and antioxidants; it helps fight premature ageing and helps sunburn. Honey, extra note with acne and scars.
So, after some research, we all get excited to try new stuff for our skin and cross our fingers for amazing results. I know I am going to try some of these if not all of the above DIY face masks.
Don’t see it as much as a chore, rather just giving your skin some good TLC!
Side note, masking is not the only trick, take care of yourself too, get enough sleep, drink lots of water, exercise, eat right and manage your stress levels.
Also, don’t forget to sunscreen!