In honor of National Face Mask Day, I’m sharing with you my favorite ‘do at home’ face mask with items from your kitchen.
Why is masking important?
The right face care mask can hydrate the skin and remove excess skin oils, leaving your skin feeling fresh and renewed. Other than the results from the face mask, applying the mask will give you time to give yourself some self-care. The opportunity for some mental down time is crucial for you! Put the phone away, grab a book or spend the time journaling. Pour a hot cup of tea and take a warm salt bath or bubble bath.
HONEY & AVOCADO FACE MASK
2 Organic Avocadoes
¼ cup Organic Honey
Cut avocadoes in half and discard the pit. Remove the avocado and mash it up well. Add the
honey to the mix and muddle together. Mask will keep in the fridge for up to 5 days.
To Use: Remove 1-2 TBSP of the mixture and gently spread on the face.
Leave on up to 5 minutes, then gently rinse off with warm water. Follow with Toner and
I like to add a TBSP of our Pink Hibiscus Face Mask to this mixture for the added benefit of natural clay and hibiscus. You can also add a few drops of jasmine, rose geranium, frankincense or tea tree essential oil to your mixture, based on your skincare needs.
What you should avoid:
Have you ever used those beloved face ‘sheet masks?’ You know, the kind that you apply to your face, leave on, and then peel off and throw away? Well, you may not want to use them again after you find out what they are doing to our environment! Sheet masks are single-use products, so once it’s used, it gets put in the trash. That can add up to a lot of waste. The pouch that they are typically packaged in is made of plastic and can take hundreds of years to decompose. The sheet itself may be in part cotton, however, it has been determined that all sheets contain small parts of plastic or nylon, which cannot be recycled or decomposed quickly. In addition, the chemical process to produce these sheets uses fossil fuels which contribute to air quality. What can you do? Avoid these sheets at all costs. Find products like our Pink Hibiscus ‘loose powder’ Face Mask, which is packaged in a recyclable jar with zero-waste.