With the temperature still dipping and central heating wreaking havoc and drying out my skin, it was time to put together a simple but effective face mask that would cover a lot of bases. I had all of the ingredients around the house as I had used them for other things but they are not that hard to source if you know where to look. I liked the fact that every single ingredient is not only natural but edible, not that you should in this case as the aim is to nourish the outside of our skin this time.
The activated charcoal serves to draw out impurities and toxins in the skin as does the bentonite clay. The honey is a humectant meaning it draws moisture to the skin, it also contains antibacterial properties which combined with an optional essential oil serve to treat any outbreaks. The cinnamon helps to improve circulation as well as acting as a toner for the skin. All in all this mask left my skin feeling smooth and moisturised like a baby, bye bye pesky dry skin!
If you do try this lovely mask out please come back and say how it worked for you. Do you have any homemade face mask recipes that you use this time of year? please do share it's always nice to know of different recipes.
1 Tbsp Bentonite clay
1 tsp Activated charcoal
1/2 tsp Ground cinnamon
1 Tbsp Honey
2 to 3 drops of tea tree essential oil (optional)
In a clean glass bowl, add the honey, activated charcoal, bentonite clay and cinnamon
Mix until smooth in texture
Add the essential oil of choice (optional)
If the resulting mixture is too thick you can a bout a teaspoon of filtered water
With a brush or clean fingers apply the face mask and leave on for 15 to 20 minutes
After the set time or when the mask has dried, wash or wipe off with some warm water and a cloth
Pat your face dry and use your favourite moisturiser and you are all done!