Pamper yourself the affordable, easy way with a luxury natural face mask, whipped up in minutes using fresh ingredients straight from your kitchen. Faithful to Nature brings you two fab natural face pack recipes – plus a sneaky peek at the science behind them. Want to find out what avocado, strawberries, honey, yoghurt and oats can do for your complexion? Here’s the scoop:

The Strawberry Skin-Saver

This mask brightens the skin, smoothes away wrinkles and leaves your complexion beautifully refreshed. Ideal for combating wrinkles and pigmentation.

Ingredients:

  • 1 large ripe strawberry
  • 1tsp raw honey
  • 1tsp plain yoghurt

Method:

  • Mash the strawberry in a small bowl, using a fork. Add the honey & yoghurt; mix well.
  • Wash your face using a natural cleanser & pat dry. Slather on the mask, using clean fingers to apply the mixture to your face, neck & décolletage.
  • Relax for 10-15 minutes while the mask dries.
  • Use warm water to gently wash the mask off your face.
  • Splash your clean face with cold water, to close up your pores.

How it Works

What makes the nutrients in this luscious mask such powerful skin-savers?

Yoghurt:

  • Lactic acid brightens skin, clears pigmentation, moisturises & smoothes away wrinkles.
  • Calcium promotes skin cell renewal.
  • Vitamin B5 brightens dull skin.

Strawberries:

  • Vitamin C promotes collagen production, reducing wrinkles & lines.
  • Folic acid promotes cell regeneration.
  • Ellagic acid is an antioxidant that prevents the destruction of collagen.

Raw honey:

  • Antibacterial, prevents acne & cleanses the skin.
  • Antioxidant-rich, protects skin against environmental damage.

Oat & Avocado Face-Food

This mask feeds your skin with wonderful nutrients, and has a gentle exfoliating action as you wash it off.

Ingredients:

  • 1Tbsp oats
  • 1Tbsp avocado, mashed

Method:

  • Using a fork, mash the oats & avocado together in a bowl to make a creamy mixture.
  • Wash your face using a natural cleanser & pat dry. Using clean fingers, apply the mask to your face, neck & décolletage.
  • Relax for 10-15 minutes while the mask dries.
  • Wash the mask off, massaging your face using circular motions to exfoliate your skin.
  • Pat your face dry; there’s no need to moisturise after this hydrating mask.

How it Works

Here’s what makes the mask so good for your skin:

Oats:

  • Biotin (B7) moisturises & revitalises dry skin.
  • Molybdenum has detoxifying properties.

Avocado:

  • Fatty acids regenerate damaged cells, moisturise & soften the skin.
  • Vitamin E is a potent antioxidant that nourishes skin & prevents free radical damage.
  • Vitamin C promotes collagen production for smooth, firm skin.

 

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