Going out is great fun but some weeks all we need is a cosy night at home to recharge our batteries and give ourselves a well-deserved pampering. What better way to relax than by slipping on a comfortable pair of PJs, making your own vegan face mask, and starting a binge-worthy T.V show?
Before you get started with your face masks, you’re going to want to set the mood. Put on your best playlist, light some candles, and take a warm bubble bath. Slip into your favourite Souszy nighty and get ready for a night of pure pampering.
Coconut and Brown Sugar Scrub
Before you start applying product on your face, you should make sure that it’s free of any dead skin or build-up. This will help the nutrients penetrate your skin and reduce the risk of clogging up your pores. You just need two simple ingredients - coconut oil and brown sugar.
Mix two cups of brown sugar with one cup of solid (yet soft) coconut oil. You can also add a drop of your favourite essential oil. Once you reach the desired consistency, massage the mixture onto your skin and gently rinse with warm water.
Highly Hydrating Avocado and Banana Mask
If you suffer from dry skin, we recommend you try this moisturizing avocado and banana mask. It’s packed with vitamins A, D, and B, which help retain collagen, reduce sun damage and increase radiance.
Mash up half an avocado along with half a banana, but make sure your ingredients are ripe. Add a teaspoon of olive or jojoba oil to enrich the mask with antioxidants. Apply to the skin and remove after 15 minutes with a warm cloth.
Firming Flaxseed Mask
Flaxseed is a powerful plant food full of antioxidants and fatty acids, which makes it perfect for fighting wrinkles and increasing moisture.
To make this mask, pour three tablespoons of water into a glass container and mix with one tablespoon of ground flax seeds. Let the mixture soak for around 20 minutes or until it reaches a consistency similar to egg whites. Apply the mask and remove it once it has dried completely.
Illuminating Turmeric Mask
If your skin is looking dull or inflamed, an illuminating turmeric and banana mask will work wonders. Turmeric has countless anti-inflammatory and antibiotic purposes that can even help reduce acne scaring.
Combine two tablespoons of banana with a teaspoon of turmeric and a teaspoon of baking soda. Apply all over your face and remove the mask with warm water once it has dried.
This ritual should be done at least twice a week; however, we often forget to dedicate some quality time to ourselves, especially when we have a hectic schedule. Natural ingredients are the best remedies for dry, dull, or tired skin. Stay clear from any products that contain harsh chemicals and only nourish your skin with ingredients that you would be happy to put in your body.