Sometimes when you’re feeling a little run down and you need some ‘me time’, sitting quietly for a few minutes with a facial mask can be exactly the pampering you need to feel rejuvenated and ready to face the world once more.
Fifteen Minutes of Bliss
Depending on the mask, you should usually leave a face mask on for around fifteen minutes, and then soak a facecloth in hot water, squeeze out the excess moisture and press it onto your face – bliss! Gently wipe away the mask residue with the cloth, and voila! You have a refreshed face and a spring in your step after fifteen minutes of calm.
Make It At Home
If you’re experimental and you’d like to try some natural ingredients, you can prepare your own face mask recipe in your own home. There’ll be no added chemicals and you’ll know exactly what you’re spreading on your skin. Look up recipes online to get ideas about what to use.
There are different types of skin, and you will need different forms of nutrients depending on what type you have. The following recipes are considered to work for all skin types, although if you have particularly oily or dry skin you might want to search for suitable masks.
1) Oatmeal and yoghurt: mix oatmeal, live natural yoghurt and a drop or two of honey to form a paste, and smooth it onto your skin. The natural exfoliant of the oatmeal combines with the creamy nutrients in the yoghurt and honey to create an ideal nourishment.
2) Simple clay: mix some kaolin or bentonite clay with water to create a paste, and apply to your face. As the clay dries, it soaks up the dirt and grease from your pores, leaving you with clear, clean skin.
3) Guacamole: Mix half of a mashed ripe avocado with 2 tablespoons of honey. This is great if your skin is feeling a little dry, as it will have a moisturising effect.
Face masks are an excellent way to relax and rejuvenate, with a book or a glass of wine after a long week. Look after yourself: you deserve it!