Autumn weather (dry, cool and windy) tends to make our skin feel equally dry, flaky and tight (think what happens to the leaves on the trees). If you work in an air conditioned office the effect is doubled! How annoying right?
But not to worry as I have got the easy to make fruit masks for you all specially for such weather.
To make your Autumn masks:
- Avocado & Banana mask: Mash ¼ avocado, ½ banana, an egg yolk and enough clay or oatmeal to bind (green or white clay available from Neal’s Yard Remedies or on-line).
- Avocado, honey & yoghurt mask: Mash ½ avocado, 2tsp honey and 1 tbsp natural yoghurt until creamy. Can also add a little almond oil for extra nourishing effect.
- Avocado/ Orange mask: Mix ½ avocado, 2 tbsp orange juice, 1 tsp honey, 3 drops chamomile essential oil.
Apart from this mix, grind and store some of the following in a glass jar:
Oatmeal/oats, ground almond, milk powder, a pinch turmeric, ginger, dried basil, cloves, orange peel, chamomile flowers (use a tea bag), a few dried rose petal.
Mix enough for one application with warm water when ready to use. Apply to damp skin, excluding eye area. Wipe off gently after a few minutes or rinse with warm water, so no scrubbing motion is actually needed. You can also use rose water, aloe vera juice or sesame oil….and feel pretty! <3