These are some glorious homemade versions that your’s truly has tried and tested! I find it is necessary to make my own face masks and scrubs because regardless as to how organic or natural a skincare rage producing them claims to be, all of these products need preservatives since they are water based ones. Not that all preservatives are harmful to the skin, but I would personally advice those that want to feed their skin with the ultimate cleansing and skin tightening formals to invest in superfood powders or clays and activate them with water on the spot so the substance is as fresh and as effective as possible. The same applies to scrubs.
Green Goodness – for oily skin + dry skin
Tsp Green clay
¼ Tbsp lemon
Directions – Combine all ingredients together and massage into face and leave until mixture has dried on your skin.
Benefits – Green clay is particularly good for those with oily skin, it truly revitalises skin leaving it feeling clean, smooth and soft while effectively removing dirt and tightening pores. Barley grass is a powerful antioxidant, Packed with vitamin B, C, E and K so it will do wonders for your skin if used both internally and externally. Wheatgrass is another antioxidant packed wonder with minerals, phytonutriens, Vitamin A, B and C.
Creamy Cacao -For dry and sensitive skin
½ Tsp coconut oil
Directions – combine both and massage gently into skin. This mixture won’t dry so you can wash it off after 10-15 minutes.
Benefits – Cacao is a very effective skin cleanser and a powerful antioxidant that feeds the skin with essential nutrients such as magnesium, sulphur, zinc, falvonoids, iron, and All B vitamins. We probably all know the never ending benefits of coconut oil by now – it’s high fatty acids content help reduce inflammation, its antimicrobial properties help tackle various skin conditions such as acne and blemishes, and its antioxidant properties help it act as an effective healing ingredient, soothing skin that is rough, dry or sun damaged.
Ashwaganda & Aloe Vera – for dry, rough, oily and acne prone skin.
1 Tsp oh ashwaganda powder
½ tsp aloe vera gel (preferably straight from the plant)
Ashwaganadha has powerful anti-ageing properties along with strong antioxidant ones that protect skin from free radical damage. It has potent anti-bacterial properties that greatly aid those that suffer from regular break outs or acne. Aloe vera is a gentle moisturiser for the skin but also beneficial for those who need to reduce acne marks or want to brighten the skin since it is effective at removing dead skin cells. This mask is particularly good for those with both oily and dry skin or those that need some tender loving care for inflammatory issues such as break outs and blemishes.
About the author
Jwaydan Moyine is a classically trained Film Composer, Pianist, Cellist, Singer/Songwriter, and a Writer and Entrepreneur. She founded Earth Children to bring awareness to matters regarding the Environment, Animal welfare, Sustainable & Conscious living, Wellness & Humanitarian issues. She is heavily involved with activism for animal welfare in the UK and Egypt and child welfare in Syria, Thailand and Romania. She resides in Berkshire Running an organic food farm, an organic skincare company, and an online platform called Vegans & Elephants, bringing awareness to matters regarding the Planet, Plant based nutrition, Cruelty free living & the necessity of adapting to Veganism for the sake of Sustainability, Animal welfare and our Health. She has several qualifications in nutritional therapy, culinary medicine & holistic healing. You can find out more on what she is doing over at the Earth Children Facebook Page!
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