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Homemade beauty masks

Have you ever wondered how convenient and satisfying it would be to create your own homemade beauty mask? There are so many different beauty masks that can be created from everyday food in your kitchen that it seems crazy not to give it a go. Not only is it likely to be fresher, but also more economical too. MOLLY MAID, the domestic cleaning experts, share some of their favourite recipes to help you nourish your skin.

The thirst-quenching Avocado Beauty Mask

1/2 ripe avocado

1 teaspoon plain organic yogurt

1 teaspoon of honey

This hydrating homemade beauty mask is great to sooth a weather beaten skin from a day outdoors. Mash the avocado until it’s soft and then mix in the yogurt and honey until it forms a paste. Apply to your face and leave for 10-15 minutes. For a more intense dose of hydration, incorporate one or two teaspoons of virgin olive oil into the formula, which instantly softens and soothes skin. The mix is good enough to eat.

Brown Sugar Scrub Mask

2 tablespoons of brown sugar

2 tablespoons of virgin coconut oil

The brown sugar helps to exfoliate the dead skin while the coconut oil packs it with moisture resulting in a softy and radiant feel. It’s so simple: just use equal parts of brown sugar and coconut oil to form an easy scrub, apply it on your face in gentle circular motions, let it sink in for a few minutes and wash it off with warm water.

Acne-fighting Milk Beauty Mask

2 tablespoons of honey

2 tablespoons of nutmeg

2 teaspoons of milk

Slather on this honey milk beauty mask to treat acne-prone skin. Honey is known to contain great anti-bacterial qualities and therefore, this beauty mask will naturally kill off bacteria to prevent future breakouts, while nutmeg acts as a gentle exfoliator that’s perfect for sensitive skin. Leave it on your skin for 10-15 minutes before rinsing and then follow up with your favourite moisturiser.

Classic Oatmeal Beauty Mask

2 tablespoons of raw oats

1 teaspoon of honey

1/2 of a banana

It is a well-known fact that oats are a natural, gentle exfoliator as well as being extremely soothing for the skin and therefore, incredibly versatile. Mash it up with ripe banana to form a paste. Honey gives it some sticking consistency, whilst also having the anti-bacterial properties that can sooth irritated and sore skin.

So, as you can see, making a homemade beauty mask can be incredibly easy, whilst also being satisfying knowing that all the ingredients are 100% natural and even better, they don’t have to cost the earth!