We’ve tried and tested various facial masks and finally decided that making our own mask gives us the greatest pleasure of knowing it’s all-natural and being able to see the results almost immediately is a surreal feeling! We’d like to share with you our very own secret homemade tropical beauty mask for sun damaged skin.
Being out under the sun does take it’s toll on our skin. Pigmentation, uneven skin tone, red patches and dry skin are just one of the many setbacks if we don’t care for our skin after a day out. To counter these problems, we mixed up a few ingredients we have at home, leave it on our face for 15-20 minutes and voila!- smoother, brighter skin that glows. So what’s inside this miracle mask?
Used in a lot to traditional health and beauty products, turmeric works to clear the skin of scars caused by acne, reduces oil secretion and soothes inflammation. It also acts as a pigmentation lightener and has anti bacterial properties to heal the skin.
This miracle plant with thorny leaves is a God-sent for glowing skin. With its antioxidant and anti bacterial properties, Aloe Vera helps in lessening the appearance of wrinkles and blemishes. It fights the signs of ageing and treats sunburnt skin. It’s moisturise effect also ensures our tan stays on and the skin doesn’t peel after sun tanning.
Another ingredient that is rich with antioxidants and antibacterial properties, honey soothes the skin while providing it with the required moisture to stay soft and supple. It helps slow down the signs of ageing and has healing effects acne and blemishes.
An excellent skin moisturizer that prevents ageing from the over exposure of harmful UV Ray’s is coconut oil. Amongst its many benefits, coconut oil is also used for soothing irritated and sensitive skin.
So, with all these ingredients with highly soothing and regenerating effects combined, imagine the outcome of your skin after the mask comes off!
Here’s what we usually do:
In a glass bowl, put one teaspoon of coconut oil, half a teaspoon of turmeric power, one teaspoon of honey and scrape the insides of a small Aloe Vera leaf into the bowl. Mix until everything is blended together, smashing the aloe Vera pieces to create a smooth consistency.
Using a brush, paint the mixture all over the face. It will feel sticky and some will actually drip down your face. No brush, no problem – use your fingers and wash it off immediately to avoid yellow stains. Best to do it over a sink. Once the entire face is covered (we even use it around our eyes), place a paper facial mask over. If you don’t have it, just use pieces of tissue and make sure it’s stuck to your face. This will ensure that the mixture doesn’t drip everywhere. If it does drip in your mouth, well, don’t start trying to lick your entire face after that first taste. Now, lie down and relax with a good book, watch TV or play candy crush for 15-20 minutes. When it’s time, use cotton pads with a little water to wipe off the mask and wash it first with warm water, followed by a splash of cold water (the colder the better) to tighten the pores.
Look into the mirror and you’re welcome 😉 Repeat at least once a week and enjoy your homemade tropical beauty mask for sun damaged skin!