Whip up some DIY beauty with these supermarket staples.
Say hello to pepped up skin.
The beauty community is buzzing about one of the newest skincare trends – multimasking. Similar to clown-contouring, this skincare trend is all about layering your masks, creams and sheets all at once. The result? It might look a little ridiculous at first, but it’s the best way to maximise on time and target your problem areas at once.
Where to start? Here are some of the best ways to make the most of multimasking and pave the way to clear skin!
The t-zone is usually a problem area that all women suffer from, regardless of age and skin tone. It can be too oily, too dry, dehydrated and the occasional blackhead will sometimes call it home.
What to use: A mask with salicylic acid that dissolves bacteria and leaves your skin feeling healthy and clear.
Cheeks and chin
You might want to be a little more gentle on these areas since they are prone to some of the worst breakouts. Use fragrance-free products that will feed your skin and help to kill the surrounding bacteria.
What to use: Sheet masks are always a great way to hydrate the skin if you have some extra time on your hands. If you’re looking for a quick-fix, peptides and products with vitamin C will leave your skin with a healthy glow.
Decrease black circles around your eyes by using a highly concentrated serum or eye cream that is deeply hydrating. Serums can be applied as a spot treatment or used overnight to quench the skin and put a halt to dry patches.
What to use: Small doses of retinol are best to combat fine lines and dark circles.
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Treating dry skin can often be a nightmare, especially since the cold weather will often cause more breakage on the skins surface. If you prefer to use natural products on your skin, face masks are easy to prepare at home and can be personalised to your particular skin type. Only a few ingredients are required to create a hydrating face mask which will repair the appearance of your skin and soften any harsh lines.
Honey and avocado
Both of these ingredients are perfect for dry skin since they are hydrating, but also brighten the appearance of dark circles under the eyes.
1/2 avocado (ripe)
1/4 cup honey
- Mash the avocado in a small bowl, then stir in the honey and mix well.
- Apply onto the skin and neck and leave for 10 minutes. Try and relax until the mask has penetrated the pores of your skin.
- Wash off with cool water then moisturise as usual.
Works for both dry and sensitive skin, this mask will decrease the appearance of spots and keep the face feeling cool and hydrated. Not only do bananas work to naturally exfoliate the skin but combined with egg yolk, helps to prevent future breakouts since they are packed with zinc, vitamin B2 and vitamin B3.
1 egg yolk
1 mashed banana
2 teaspoons olive or coconut oil
- Combine the egg yolk, mashed banana and 2 teaspoons of oil into a small bowl. Then mix well until they create a clump-free paste.
- Apply onto the face in a thin layer and work into dry areas such as the t-zone. Allow the mixture to set for 20 minutes before washing off with lukewarm water.
This revitalising mask is easy to create at home and will help to repair inflamed skin while also targeting clogged pores. Gentle enough to use on any skin type, the mixture is packed with essential vitamins and minerals which leaves skin feeling youthful and soft.
Aloe vera gel
- Mix 2 tablespoons of kelp powder and 1 tablespoon of water into a small bowl.
- Squeeze out the juice from one aloe vera leaf, or use aloe vera from a bottle. Then mix it all together until there is a fine paste.
- Apply onto the face and neck, then leave it on for 15-20 minutes or until the mixture hardens.
- Remove with lukewarm water and pat your face dry.
Recipes and Image via Delighted Momma, DIY Confessions, All Women Stalk, Metro