Across England, Lockdown has come into effect once again. At least the second time around we know what to expect and the different ways to cope. Although its lockdown, don’t let that stop your skincare and beauty regimes. Since the beauty clinics are closed, luxury salon treatments are on hold for the time being. However, this is the perfect time to give your skincare routine an update and take some time out for some needed self-care, one of the most seamless ways to boost your mental health, particularly in times of uncertainty. There are a number of face masks that you can make from the comfort of your own kitchen, which only require a limited number of household ingredients. Here are some DIY treatments to try out at home this lockdown!
Chocolate fixes everything doesn’t it? Well, it even has lots of benefits to your skin. Made from antioxidant-rich cocoa, chocolate has become known for its health benefits. Dark chocolate especially has been proven to promote glowy, healthy skin. All you need to make a chocolate face mask is to combine coconut oil, coffee granules and cocoa with at least 70% purity to experience the full benefits. Try this mask at home this lockdown to give your skin some pampering and repair your pores.
If constantly wearing a mask in public spaces has caused break outs on your skin, then this is a perfect solution to keep the spots at bay. A turmeric face mask has natural antiseptic and antibacterial qualities, which work well to reduce spot inflammation and in the prevention of acne. The ingredients needed to create this blemish reducing face mask are: half a teaspoon of turmeric powder and 1 tablespoon of organic, raw honey (Manuka honey if possible, for better results). Combine the two ingredients together to make a paste and apply all over the face, for 15 minutes. Soaking a cotton bud in Milk after washing off the mask can help to remove any of the excess turmeric left on the skin.
Extensive research highlights that, the oil from the Avocados has a number of benefits for the skin. Avocado masks are great to use for individuals with dry skin. The oils found in Avocado are made up of Vitamins C and E, which provide antioxidants to the skin. The Fatty acids in the Avocado, help to lock in moisturise and protect the skin barrier, preventing dry skin, flakiness and peeling. The ingredients needed for this hydrating mask are: half of a crushed Avocado, 1 teaspoon of olive oil and 1 teaspoon of aloe vera. The hydration qualities from the fusion of all the ingredients mean that, applying moisturiser after washing off the mask is not needed. Your skin will be left feeling smooth, moisturised and glowy!