Homemade Face Masks

Homemade Face Masks

Looking after your skin doesn’t need to be expensive. Some of the old wives tales are actually great homemade face masks. So next time you’re at the grocery store and in need of some pampering, pick up these ingredients and rejuvenate your skin when you get home!

Pomegranate Mask

These fruits are loaded with anti-aging compounds, such as antioxidants and Vitamin C. This scrub helps remove dead skin cells for smooth, soft skin.
Method: in a food processor, combine 2 tablespoons of pomegranate seeds and 1 cup uncooked oatmeal. Transfer to a bowl; stir in 2 tablespoons of honey and 2 tablespoons of honey. Apply to your face for a few minutes, then rinse.

Cranberries

Cranberries can naturally exfoliate your lacklustre dead skin.
Method: Mix 1 cup fresh cranberries, 1 cup seedless red or green grapes, 2 teaspoons lemon juice and 1 sachet unflavoured gelatine on medium speed for 20 seconds, until they have a paste like texture. Cover and refrigerate for 45 minutes until thick. Remove from the fridge and let sit for about 10 minutes. Spread the mixture on clean, dry skin, avoiding the eye area. Relax for 15 minutes before rinsing off with warm water.

Pumpkin

Another favourite packed with anti-aging antioxidants and vitamins A & C.
Method: in a food processor or blender, combine 2 cups pumpkin flesh, 4 tablespoons low-fat vanilla yoghurt and 4 tablespoons honey. Cover your face, avoiding the eye area, and leave on for 10 minutes. Rinse with warm water.

Strawberries

These delicious fruits are also packed with anti-aging compounds. This mask will help fight free radicals, which can damage skin cells and break down collagen.
Method: In a food processor or blender, combine 1 cup frozen or fresh strawberries (or a mix of strawberries, blueberries & raspberries) with 1 cup vanilla or plain yoghurt and 1.5 tablespoons honey in a large glass. Spread half the mix on your face and enjoy a delicious strawberry smoothie while you wait. Rinse. Repeat weekly.

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