I'm a firm believer in DIY clothing and beauty products! A really easy and cheap DIY are face masks! I've tried soo many and I think a really good one is a honey, oatmeal and banana face mask. There are thousands of companies which sell masks, cleansers and exfoliants which contain all three of these ingredients but why buy them when you can make it for a fraction of the price?
you can also tailor the mask around yourself, knowing the problem areas of your skin you can decide to add less or more of a particular ingredient ensuring your face mask works for you.
Anyway, the reason I love this mask is because it contains ingredients which target the problems my skin suffers from.
You will need...
- 2 table spoons of blended/grinded oats- Oats are a great exfoliater and will gently rub away dead skin cells, they will also absorb any excess oils on the skin which is brilliant for me as i suffer from an oily T zone.
- 1 table spoon on honey - honey is one of many of mother naturals antibacterials and will help tackle acne. its also a brilliant moisturiser so will leave you skin silky smooth. Now for a bit of science (hello biochemistry degree!) honey also contains an enzyme called glucose oxidase which will break down the glucose within the honey and release hydrogen peroxide, now its the hydrogen peroxide that is key for honeys antibacterial properties and will also prevent ageing!
- half a mashed banana - bananas are well known for helping skin, especially to help moisturising and brighten the skin leaving a super healthy glow.
- dash of milk - milk contains lactic acid and this is really good for the skin as the acid will help break down dead skin cells - just like a natural acid peel - exposing the new skin cells to the other amazing ingredients in the mask.
mix all the super ingredients together and place it on your face for about half an hour - if the mixture is too runny or too thick add more oats or milk respectively. I'd recommend doing this twice a week - if you do decide to try it please comment/email/tweet me letting me know how you got on with it and if I should do more of these DIY beauty tips!