Spa Days: Face Masks

When was the last time you treated yourself to some luxury relaxation at a spa? It’s so easy to lose yourself to chaotic days, shuffling kids from one place to the next, making sure you finish all your work, keeping the house clean and tidy… it’s no wonder we sometimes forget to pamper ourselves! Treating yourself to an spa day (or 15 minutes, if you’re too busy) at home is a great way to practice self-care, and it can be as easy as whipping up a face mask or painting your nails at home. It costs way less than going to an actual spa, too! Here are my three favourite face masks that I use at home, I hope they help you relax this weekend!

  1. Rejuvenating Honey Mask: take a tablespoon of honey and the juice of half a lemon and mix together. Apply to your face and let sit for at least 10 minutes, and up to half an hour. This stuff is great for your skin because honey is an antibacterial substance and also helps to moisturize your skin, while lemon helps reduce acne and blackheads.
  2. Soothing Cucumber & Yogurt Mask: blend half a cucumber with a tablespoon of plain yogurt, and apply to your skin. You can use this on your face, neck, decolletage, and anywhere else! Let the mask sit for up to 20 minutes, and then wash off with warm water. Cucumber helps soothe dry or irritated skin, and yogurt does the same but is also antibacterial! Yogurt is great for reducing acne, fading scars, and reducing redness.
  3. Soothing Oatmeal Mask: mix one tablespoon of rolled oats with two tablespoons of milk, adding in a sprinkle of cinnamon. Apply to your skin and let sit for 20 minutes before washing off. Oatmeal soothes dry and irritated skin and helps to soften it, while milk helps exfoliate and nourish your skin as well. Take care with adding cinnamon, because adding too much can irritate your skin.

Make sure to prepare your skin before using any of these face masks by washing with warm water to open your pores. When washing off the mask, use small circular motions, and never scrub. Once you’ve washed all the mask off, splash your face with some cold water to close your pores. Finish up with some moisturizer and you’re done!

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