Tuesday, 27 May 2014

DIY yoghurt, oats and honey face mask!

I've seen hundreds of  recipes for different homemade face masks and scrubs knocking about and to be honest, I've always been a bit dubious as to how well they actually work! So this morning I decided to give one a go using some simple ingredients I found lying around in my cupboards. 

If you're going to give this a go, you will need:

1 tablespoon of oats
1 teaspoon of honey
1 tablespoon of unsweetened probiotic yoghurt

First things, first... Make sure you scrape your hair right back as you don't want any of this stuff sticking to your tresses! Tie it with a band, clip it; however you fancy... Just make sure it's not in your way. Give your skin a quick clean using a flannel and warm water, and make sure you pat it dry before you continue. 

Add all your ingredients to a small container, I used a little tumbler; and then give it a good old mix! 

Now you want to slap this on your face! Warning... Do this over a sink or a towel as it will make a mess and drop all over your carpet, (speaking from experience here!) Rub it in nice and gently and leave it on for around 15 mins. 

After you've sat around feeling a little bit silly with; what looks like breakfast on your face for the full time; rinse it clean using warm water and again, pat dry gently, with a towel. And there you have it! It's really that simple... 

I was actually really surprised at how good my skin felt afterwards and I couldn't resist the temptation of feeling how smooth it was every few minutes. It definitely gives store-bought brands a run for their money and it costs a mere fraction of the price! Plus, it leaves your face smelling delicious afterwards. 

Sciencey bit

Yoghurt is full of vitamins and minerals which work wonders for your skin! It contains lactic acid and zinc which helps to nourish the skin and  fight the signs of aging, leaving you with a more youthful complexion. 

Honey is rich in antioxidants and is good for softening and moisturising the skin.

Oats are a great exfoliant and help to remove dead skin cells as well as removing build up in your pores. They buff your skin to give it a nice, healthy glow!

Have you got any home made face mask recipes that you swear by? What is your favourite trick to get that glowing complexion? 

Kirsty xx


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