Attitude Organic had the great pleasure to work with Miss Organics a real natural, vegan and ethical skincare brand that offers a range of luxury products. Based in London, this amazing natural beauty brand aims to allow you some cocooning and self care time thanks to beauty rituals that do not harm the nature and the word around you. Ladies, let us introduce you to Miss Organics who kindly shares with you her 3 favourite DIY Mask recipes.
If you don’t have the time or the budget for a regular visit to a beauty salon, making your own face mask at home should be on your list of self-care rituals. I have shared below my top three easy-to-make face masks that will leave your skin nourished and your inner self happy that you’ve finally taken that ‘me time’ you had always promised yourself. And to make things easy, I have included two masks that only take 2-min to whip up at home with ingredients you will probably already have in your kitchen cupboard. The last recipe involves a little bit of investment in terms of time and getting the ingredients in advance but will nevertheless leave you feeling it was all worth it because the use of clay will make it feel a lot like a real spa experience!
DIY Face Mask for Dry and Sensitive Skin
Ingredients: 1 banana (just ripe) – softens and refreshes
1 avocado (just ripe) – vitamin boost
1 peach – soothes
Method: Peel the banana and the avocado, and separate the flesh from the stones for the avocado and the peach. Blitz all ingredients together in a food processor or blender and apply on cleansed face and neck for 15-20 minutes. Wash thoroughly and apply moisturiser, or a facial oil for an extra boost.
Tip: Use any leftovers on your hands.
DIY Face Mask for Combination, Oily or Acne-Prone Skin
Ingredients: Half Pineapple – rich in fruit enzymes, gentle exfoliator
Half Grapefruit – stimulating circulation
1 Lemon – astringent action helping to reduce pore size
Method: Peel and cut a whole pineapple into halves, taking only one half for this recipe. Make the pineapple into a pure using a food processor or blender. Squeeze the juice of one lemon and that of half a grapefruit; add the squeezed juices to the pineapple puree, mixing thoroughly. Apply on cleansed face and neck for 15-20 minutes avoiding the sensitive area around your eyes. Wash thoroughly and apply moisturiser, or a facial oil for even greater nourishment.
Tip: Use any leftovers on your hands.
DIY Face Mask with Banana & Clay for all skin types
This DIY Face Mask requires a little more preparation as you need to make sure you have all ingredients, including the clay which is available on Amazon, but the effort is so worth it! Clay is rich in minerals and active enzymes, great for stimulating blood circulation, drawing toxins and dirt out of the skin, and strengthening and toning. I recommend pink clay for dry and sensitive skin, and white or green clay for oily skin or acne.
Ingredients for step 1:
1 banana (just ripe) – softens and refreshes
1 tablespoon of honey or agave nectar if you are vegan – moisturising
1 teaspoon vegetable oil (e.g.extrа virgin olive oil, almond oil, jojoba oil or melted coconut oil) – nourishing
1 tablespoon finely powdered oats – anti-inflammatory, soothing
1 tablespoon lemon juice (squeezed from a fresh lemon) – astringent action helping to reduce pore size
Ingredients for step 2:
3 tablespoons Clay powder – rich in minerals and enzymes, detoxifying
10-15 drops (0.5 ml) lavender essential oil (optional) – healing, anti-bacterial
Peel and mash the banana and add all the other ingredients from step one. You can use your kitchen liquidiser (works best) or food blender. Pour out the mix from the blender into a bowl and then whisk in the clay and eventually the essential oil if you’ve chosen to add some. It’s important not to use your kitchen blender/processor, etc. for the clay as it will make the blades blunt. Apply to a cleansed face and neck for 15-20 minutes. Rinse with warm water and then use a skin toner and moisturiser or facial oil after. This will leave the skin nourished and refreshed.
Tip: Use any leftovers on your hands. This face mask can also be stored in the fridge for 2-3 days and reapplied.
I hope these recipes have given you enough inspiration to add a home-made face mask to your beauty routine or try a different way of doing it if you already make DIY masks at home. Try to do it weekly if you can and you will see a difference in the overall health of your skin very quickly.
Attitude Organic loves those easy DIY face mask recipes and cannot wait to hear your opinion! Once again, thanks to Miss Organics who shared those great recipes and her tips with you.
Let’s be natural & beautiful together!