In honor of the new season—and one focused on rebirth, I’m sharing my favorite ‘do at home’ face mask with items from your kitchen. It’s all natural, good for the environment, and great way to refresh with the season.
Why is masking important?
The right face 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 Mask
2 Organic Avocados
¼ cup Organic Honey
- Cut avocados 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.
- Remove 1-2 TBSP of mixture and gently spread on the face.
- Leave on for up to 5 minutes, then gently rinse off with warm water.
- Follow with Toner and Moisturizer.
I like to add a TBSP of our Rose Face Mask to this mixture for the added benefit of natural clay, Rose Geranium Essential Oil, and Organic Goldenseal Root. You can also add a few drops of Jasmine, Frankincense, or Tea Tree essential oil to your mixture, based on your skin care 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 decompose 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 Rose Face Mask, which is packaged in a recyclable glass jar with zero waste.