My skin usually goes through changes at this time of the year. The combination of the colder weather and indoor heating dries up my skin and makes it looks very dull.
In my search for more natural cosmetics, I have decided to start making my own face masks and this one could not be simpler. Three simple ingredients for a face mask that will leave your face both soft and glowing without spending a fortune. And it is suitable for all skin types!
The ingredients are extra-virgin olive oil, honey and baking powder, all of them very good for your complexion. Both olive oil and honey have moisturising properties that keep your skin soft and smooth. Olive oil penetrates deep into the skin, helping repair your skin, promoting elasticity and reducing blemishes. Honey fights off bacteria, tightens your skin pores and protects your skin from sun damage and premature wrinkling. It also hydrates your skin and locks in moisture. The baking soda works as a gentle exfoliating agent, reduces redness caused by breakouts and boosts circulation. It also helps treat acne and pimples by removing excess oil and dead skin cells.
Put a teaspoon of extra-virgin olive oil in a bowl, add one-half teaspoon of honey and one teaspoon of baking soda as well. Mix the ingredients well to form a thin paste. If you want a thicker paste, add more baking soda.
Wash your face and pat your skin dry, leaving it slightly damp (water will help minimize the greasy feeling when you apply the mask). Spread your home-made face mask on your face and neck in a circular motion like a scrub. Leave on for about 10 minutes and then rinse it off with lukewarm water. If your skin feels oily after the treatment, apply a toner and moisturiser.