A facial won't be complete without a facial masque. A masque exfoliates and moisturizes the skin, making the skin glow. There are many homemade facials you can make on your own, and the same goes for facial masques.
With everyone getting alarmed by the harmful effects brought by toxic chemicals and ingredients used in skin care products, natural is really the best and safest way to go. By making your own masque, you are ensured that only natural ingredients go into your masque, and you even get to save money.
For starters, prepare a wooden spoon, a fork, and a mixing bowl. A blender would also come in handy, though is not really necessary.
For sensitive skin, you can simply use honey for your masque. Warm a pot of honey using a double boiler. After testing that it's warm enough but not too hot, generously apply the honey on your entire face and leave it on for 10-15 minutes. Rinse away with warm water then with cold water.
Making a masque for dry skin is a little more complicated. You would need the following ingredients:
1 teaspoon⁄5 grams of molasses
1 ounce⁄25 grams of orange juice
5 drops of chamomile essential oil
2 ounces⁄60 grams of ripe avocado flesh
1 teaspoon⁄5 grams of pure acacia honey
Mix all the ingredients. You can mix by hand in a bowl or by using a blender. You can add orange juice if the mixture is too thick. After thoroughly mixing all the ingredients, apply generously on the face up to the neck. Leave it on for 30 minutes or longer. Use a flannel for removing the masque. This will gently exfoliate your skin as you clean your face of the masque. This masque can be left in the refrigerator for one or two days without spoiling.
Written by: Mika Villanueva