Whenever we need a self-care ritual and we seem to have run out of our favorite facemask, we need to look no further than our kitchen pantry for inspiration. With the advent of clean beauty being such a huge trend, we’ve been able to find so many fun recipes for making our own masks, body creams and beauty treatments. The best bit? They’re simple and easy to make, they don’t break the bank and you don’t even need to leave the comfort of your own home to do them. It’s an added plus that you can rest easy knowing that you’re not putting any harmful toxins on your skin and you’re supporting sustainability while you’re at it. We are living in an exciting time! Scientific advances and wellness warriors have taught us that we don’t need to spend hundreds of dollars in order to look and feel our best—in fact, it’s probably dangerous if you are buying beauty products that aren’t all natural and organic.
Summer is hands down the best season in our book – but it’s a definite bummer when you show up to the beach in your cutest bikini (preferably paired with our Inca Sundress) and find yourself maniacally exfoliating dry skin leftover from the winter. With a little bit of prep, you can implement this weekly honey avocado facemask to your routine. Trust us, you’ll be glowing all summer long. There’s such wisdom in adding a simple ritual to your routine – especially in our hectic modern life, it’s important to take a moment to yourself to breathe, rest and recharge. The ingredients in a facemask may help, but just taking a moment for yourself in the week is really something that can make you glow from the inside out.
Making our own masks makes us feel oh so accomplished and it’s a beautifully simple way to take care of ourselves on a Sunday before starting the week with a bang. Make a big batch and keep in the fridge for a repeat treatment later in the week.
1/2 cup hot water (not boiling)
1/3 cup oatmeal
2 tablespoons honey
2 tablespoons plain yogurt
1 small egg white
Mix all, Leave for 15 min max
1 tablespoon Greek yogurt
1 teaspoon honey
1/2 teaspoon turmeric
1 teaspoon aloe
Mix all, leave for 10 min max
*It’s an antibacterial and anti-inflammation mask that hydrates too