Making your own face masks can be fun, and it’s a great laugh with the girls. It can also be way cheaper than a trip to the spa, or buying a posh facemask off the shelf. So, why not incorporate spot prevention into your girly night in? Here is my favourite DIY spot fighting facemask. It uses apple cider vinegar to fight those spots, and it also doubles up as a scrub too. I have found it to be effective, so why not give it a try?
⦁ 1 tsp apple cider vinegar
⦁ Green tea teabag
⦁ 5 tsp granulated sugar
⦁ 1 tsp honey
- First, brew a small up of green tea and leave it to cool. You don’t need much, so don’t go brewing a whole pot of tea, unless you are going to drink it.
- In a small bowl, add the apple cider vinegar and two teaspoons of the cooled green tea.
- Next, add the honey and the sugar, and stir until combined.
- You should end up with a fairly thick paste, which is easily handled and not too runny. You can now massage your face gently with this mixture. You will have enough to do your whole face, without too much left over.
- Leave on your face for 10 to 15 minutes, then rinse with warm water and pat your face dry.
The sugar in this facemask is a natural exfoliator. If you find the granulated sugar too harsh on your skin, you can switch it for caster sugar so it is less abrasive. Exfoliating gets rid of the dead skin cells and it will allow your body to generate new skin, leaving you looking fresh.
The green tea is full of antioxidants, which help your skin look youthful. It also has anti-inflammatory properties, which can help to reduce redness in your skin, and as a result reduce the appearance of spots.
The honey has antibacterial and anti-inflammatory properties. The apple cider vinegar contains acids which helps to unclog pores, and dissolve dead skin cells. It helps to restore the natural pH balance in your skin (unbalance can cause skin problems) and it also helps minimise the appearance of your pores.
Everything in this mask is working to reduce the appearance of your spots and to prevent them from rearing their ugly heads again.