Facemasks are incredibly important to me, I truly believe, that if made correctly, with the right ingredients, they can do wonders and transform your skin.
I’ve been making my own face masks from scratch for the last eight years, and depending on what I want the face mask to achieve (hydration, nourishment, to tone/firm or to give me that glow) they come in various textures, colours and consistencies. All natural and most good enough to eat.
I do have sensitive skin which can be normal or combination at times, the fluctuation depends on the season, my diet and generally, whether I’ve been looking after my skin. So, it was my mission to create a range of facemasks that could look after the sensitivity of my skin, improve its condition and achieve what I had set for it to achieve in about 10-20 minutes. Once I am happy with a recipe I test it out on willing friends and family to ensure that they are effective before sharing them with everyone.
The face mask I’m excited to share with you today was created after spending a few days in beautiful Salzburg. It was December when I had gone, and it had been snowing with an icy windburn. My skin felt raw, dry and in need of some nourishment and toning. After experimenting with many ingredients, I found the perfect combination of items that achieved just that (which is also quite tasty to eat too!) read on for the ‘Delicious Face mask’:
- 2 square pieces of 99% Lindt Dark Chocolate (or any other brand should be fine to use)
- 1 Large ripe Avocado (a half for the facemask and the other half for you to eat)
- 2 teaspoons of 24+ Manuka Honey (please use regular honey if you don’t have any Manuka Honey within reach)
- 1 Teapigs’ ‘Super Fruit’ Tea bag steeped in 50ml of hot water (Hibiscus or Rosehip tea will work just as well).
- Add the Teapigs’ teabag to 50 ml of recently boiled water and let it brew for 10 minutes.
- Place a saucepan on the stove (fill half of it with water) and let it heat up using a low heat setting.
- Place 2 pieces of dark chocolate in a bowl, and place the bowl in the saucepan.
- Add 2 teaspoons of Manuka honey to the same bowl, and continue mixing the chocolate & honey until everything has melted and remove from heat. Add 4 tablespoons of the Teapig Tea to this mixture.
- Slice the Avocado in half. Use a fork (or a handheld blender) to mash half the avocado until it has a thick smooth texture. Add to the bowl and mix
- Mix the contents of the bowl, and whilst warm (not hot) rub on your face, and leave on the skin for 10-20 minutes before washing it off.
Your skin should now feel nourished, smooth, toned and any imperfections will seem to have blurred out. This will be enough for 6 uses (but I had decided to use it on 5 other people that day, ages ranging from 24 to 70, and they all loved it!)
I’d love to hear from you, if you’ve tried it, let me know your thoughts and let me know if you have any skin concerns and I will share a facemask for that in the next set of posts.