In fact, as I type this I am experiencing all of these terrifying symptoms.
For the past few weeks I’ve been hopping on and off planes literally every 2 days. It’s been hectic and fun, but clearly I’m not giving my skin the TLC it deserves. Sleepless nights, time zone changes, subsequent jet lag, poor eating and let’s be honest, a few too many glasses of wine are all playing a role. It’s just been one of “those” months.
Since my summer in flight is coming to a close, it’s time to get my skin back on track and what better way to do that than with some DIY under eye circle treatments and more importantly, some good face masks.
We’ve said it a million and two times, exfoliating is important for skin cell regeneration, turnover and an all over gorgeous glow.
Finding new ways to exfoliate is always fun because every new remedy offers something a little different. Here are two amazingly simple and luxuriously good face masks you are going to want to make ASAP.
Good Face Masks for Glowing Skin
The Kiwi Fruit Facial
Kiwis are to fruits, as Pink! is to the music industry; completely under-rated. I mean, when was the last time you craved kiwi or said it was your favourite fruit? Perhaps you’ve never even tried one before. Well sister, you’ve been missing out!
Kiwis have one of the highest concentrations of vitamin C of all the fruits. As you know, vitamin C is important in glowing skin (not to mention collagen production).
It is a powerful antioxidant that slows the rate of free radical damage to your collagen, reduce inflammation, repair the effects of sun damage and protect your skin cells.
Impressive what one small fruit can do, isn’t it? To benefit from all this, try this ridiculously easy homemade exfoliating mask.
You will need:
- 1 kiwi
- A bowl
Once you’ve got the goods rounded up, simply:
- Cut your kiwi in half and scoop out the inside into your bowl
- Mash up your kiwi so it forms a pulp
- Using this pulp, rub it all over your face for 1 full minute
- Simply rinse off and pat dry afterwards.
The seeds and general consistency of the kiwi will exfoliate dead skin away and the vitamin C will boost the appearance of your skin, while reducing hyperpigmentation.
Best of all, one kiwi costs peanuts (does that analogy work in this situation?) so this is probably your cheapest exfoliation treatment ever!
A Funky Floral Exfoliation
Even dry, sensitive skin needs exfoliating, but a lot of people avoid it for fear of drying it out further. For an easy-to-make moisturizing exfoliation recipe, you are going to want to grab the following items:
- 1/2 cup Coconut Oil
- 1/4 cup Jojoba Oil
- 1/4 cup Raw Sugar
- 10 Fresh Rose Petals
This is great for gift-giving or for yourself. All you have to do is:
- In a resealable container (I like mason jars) scoop in your coconut oil
- Layer on your rose petals on top and then add in your jojoba oil and raw sugar
- This should layer nicely which makes it such a pretty DIY gift to give
- Allow your oils to soak into the rose petals for a few hours
When it’s ready to use, use a spoon to mix up all the ingredients. The rose petals will break up and continue to do so as you rub it into your skin.
Not only does this homemade exfoliating mask smell great—like, seriously great!—but it sloughs away and nourishes your skin at the same time. It’s great for your face or full body and will leave you feeling all silky smooth and sexy.
Have any recipes for good face masks of your own? Dish ’em!