Now the nights are drawing in and the days are getting chillier, I’m finding that my skin needs so much more attention in terms of layering moisture-rich products.
I love to relax in the evening with a warm bath and this nourishing face mask to imbue my skin with the antioxidants in Manuka honey and the rich goodness of organic avocado oil.
Rich in antioxidants, Manuka honey helps to reduce inflammation and remove bacteria from the skin. Manuka honey is also incredibly healing and promotes cellular regeneration whilst hydrating and plumping the skin.
Avocado oil is best for dry skin that may be prone to occasional breakouts and with continued use removes impurities from the pores and may also reduce the size and appearance of pores. I love it because it’s so rich and nourishing.
If you have oily or acne prone skin, you could substitute avocado oil for Argan oil, which slows the rate of sebum production and heals any visible scars. You could also substitute with hemp seed oil which soothes inflammation and redness. Both are good options because they have a very low comedogenic mark, which means they are very unlikely to clog pores or create breakouts.
After using this easy homemade holy grail of a winter skin mask, my skin always feels so soft and looks plump and bright. It is my absolute must for youthfully radiant and beautifully hydrated skin. What’s so amazing is that it’s so inexpensive and it can be made with items you keep in your store cupboard.
Here’s how I make it.
Nourishing Avocado and Manuka honey mask
4tbsp Manuka honey
4tbsp organic avocado oil
Whisk the ingredients together in a small bowl and decant into a sterilised jar.
Seal and store in the fridge.
To use: spread a thick layer of the mask all over the face. The honey and oil will melt on your face so it’s advisable to be in the bath or wear a towel that you don’t mind getting the mixture on.
Allow the mask to melt into the skin for ten minutes or so and then rinse.
Follow with your usual skincare routine. Your skin will be bright, soft and nourished.