As we comply with the new self isolation instructions, we naturally find ourselves with a lot more time on our hands. Self care plays a crucial role in helping us get through this strange time. As a curly, deep treatment masks are a regular routine ritual! So why not take masking to the next level, and indulge in MULTI-masking with a face mask too. Here's a few of our favourite skin-friendly recipes for you to make at home, using ingredients you probably already have in your kitchen...
1. Cocoa Dream Hydration Mask
Chocolate lovers, this one's for you - this recipe is fully edible but, try to resist the temptation to eat it! Mash one quarter of an avocado in a bowl - avocado is extremely hydrating. Stir in one tablespoon of cocoa powder (an excellent skin-soothing antioxidant), and one tablespoon of honey (antibacterial and anti-inflammatory). Mash and mix well. We use sustainably sourced honey in our Curl Conditioner, Intensive Moisture Treatment and Curl Cleanser for its wonderful moisturising properties. Apply the mask to clean, dry skin for 10 minutes. Then wash off with warm water.
2. Zesty Lemon Facial Mask
This one is easy peasy lemon squeezy! Lemons contain AHAs and BHAs, two types of hydroxy acid that remove dead skin cells and help clear up blackheads, acne, and discolouration. Mix the juice of one lemon with 1/4 cup olive oil or sweet almond oil OR mix the juice of 1/2 lemon with a tablespoon of honey. Apply to your face, relax for 15 minutes and rinse off with warm water to reveal fresh reenergised skin!
3. Coffee Facial Exfoliant
This recipe gives another meaning to coffee o'clock! After enjoying the comforting warmth of your mug of morning coffee, reuse the old grounds by adding them to this fabulous exfoliating DIY treatment. Combine 4 tablespoons of coconut or olive oil, 6 tablespoons of finely ground coffee and a few drops of tea tree oil. Scoop out a small portion and gently buff in a circular motion on face. Voilà - fresh, healthy and exfoliated skin will be revealed!
Now it's time for your HAIR mask...
Our Intensive Moisture Treatment holds the powerful plant formula to keep your curls well and truly moisturised. The benefits of a weekly hair mask include:
- Moisture levels are maintained
- Enhances curl definition
- Improves curl formation
- Strengthens curls