Get some facial self-care with the Glass guide to homemade face-masks

MAINTAINING a positive perspective during these unprecedented times can be tough, but it is manageable. Keeping ourselves busy, entertained – and if anything, distracted – is key to finding solace at home over the upcoming weeks. This is a time to embrace self-care and an opportunity to nurture our bodies from the stresses of daily life. So what better way to do so than with some facial TLC?

Get the cucumber slices ready. It is a crucial requirement to stay at home during the quarantine, so with this in mind, Glass has compiled a guide to making face-masks (not the medical ones!) for all skin types with the use of ingredients found in our kitchens, in the hope that it will inspire you to get creative, appreciate the basics and, in some cases, encourage you to not throw away items you may think are past their shelf life.

Glass presents their homemade face-mask guide …

Please note if any irritation occurs, please rinse the mask off immediately.

Cucumber face mask for dry skin. Illustration: Tina Ko

Mask for dry skin:

One avocado

One tablespoon of olive oil

One tablespoon of honey

Two tablespoons of plain yoghurt

Place all ingredients in a bowl and mix together. Leave the mask on your face for 10-15 minutes and then wash off with lukewarm water.

Face mask for oily skin. Illustration: Tina Ko

Mask for oily skin:

Half a cup of oatmeal

One egg

One tablespoon of lemon juice

Place all ingredients in a bowl and mix together. Leave the mask on your face for 10-15 minutes and then wash off with lukewarm water.

Face mask for acne-prone skin. Illustration: Tina Ko

For acne-prone skin:

One teaspoon of cinnamon

Two tablespoons of honey

Place all ingredients in a bowl and mix together. Leave the mask on your face for 10-15 minutes and then wash off with lukewarm water.

Mask for hyper-pigmented skin. Illustration: Tina Ko

For hyper-pigmented skin:

One teaspoon of powdered turmeric

Two tablespoons of plain yoghurt

Place all ingredients in a bowl and mix together. Leave the mask on your face for 10-15 minutes and then wash off with lukewarm water.

For ageing skin. Illustration: Tina Ko

Mask for ageing skin:

One avocado

One tablespoon of honey

Two tablespoons of cocoa powder

Place all ingredients in a bowl and mix together. Leave the mask on your face for 10-15 minutes and then wash off with lukewarm water.

Once you have rinsed off the mask, it is recommended to splash your face with cold water to close your pores. Having done this step, use a moisturiser on your face to lock in the hydration.

Face-masks are recommended to be applied once to twice per week, not every day despite how tempting it may be …

by Imogen Clark 

All illustrations by Tina Ko

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