MAKE YOUR OWN AT HOME
EXFOLIATING & HYDRATING MASK
For when you skin needs a little boost! So gentle you can use as often as you need!
This recipe is a simplified version of My Mask No.60, which I use in facials and make for bespoke clients
This easy to make mask is gently exfoliating, hydrating, nourishing & protecting, which is suited and beneficial for all skin types.
Oats moisturise and soothe. I never scrub skin, the oats are best when finely ground, the oat powder adheres to the very top layer of dead skin cells, hence gentle exfoliation.
Glycerine is a humectant, humectants help attract water to the surface of the skin, and deliver hydration and nutrients to the deeper layers of the skin.
To make an antioxidant rich mask, also add any or all of ingredients below.
Antioxidants are very important for overall health they can neutralise free radicals which can damage cells. It is vital that we have antioxidant rich diets. For skin health we can also use antioxidant rich ingredients on the skin for extra protection and nourishment. Skin cell damage = premature ageing.
Turmeric is an ancient beauty secret for lightening and brightening the skin. Turmeric contains potent antioxidants, it is soothing and nutrient rich for that skins that needs a boost.
Baobab - rich in Vitamin C (Vitamin C is easily destroyed, it is heat sensitive - why we add baobab last)
Raw cacao - rich in antioxidants.
1 tea teaspoon finely ground oatmeal (grind in coffee grinder or blender)
½ teaspoon natural organic vegetable glycerine
1 teaspoon hand hot warm water
Additional ingredients to add extra benefits!
Tiny pinch of ground turmeric (tiny amount as will stain pale skin).
Pinch of baobab powder and or raw cacao
Put ground oats into a small mixing bowl, add turmeric and or raw cacao, add the hand hot warm water and mix to a thick paste. If paste is very orange, you have added too much turmeric, which may stain.
Stir in the glycerine.
Stir in baobab powder if using, it should be a medium thick paste.
Using clean fingertips, gently apply a thin layer of the mixture onto your face, avoiding eye area.
Leave for 10 minutes
Roll the dried paste off skin gently. support skin with other hand - so no tugging at skin.
If the paste is too dry or too wet to "roll off", wash off the face mask with cleansing oil, warm water and gentle face cloth.
Too dry a mask means there was too little glycerine added and to wet means there was too much glycerine added - however it just means you cannot roll off it is still effective.
Apply moisturiser after cleansing mask off.
You will have a radiant and plumped soft skin!
My Mask No.60, will be launched next year.
If you would like to become a bespoke client, for advice on skin health, email firstname.lastname@example.org to book a consultation. Consultations available in South Warwickshire, also available in North Cotswolds, North West and central London (additional travel cost may apply).