by Mayah Parmenter.
It’s a new year, a new you…but your skin is saying different. We all indulge a little over the holiday season (not forgetting a late night or two) which can take its toll on our skin. Whilst there are not many quick fixes when it comes to health and beauty, face masks crammed with the finest natural and organic ingredients can have an instant impact on troubled skin. From persistent redness to surprise breakouts, these botanicals beauties will get your skin back on track!
Excess alcohol intake can cause sensitisation and inflammation in the skin, which usually results in redness. Luckily, plant power is here to help. Rosehip oil is full of anti inflammatory compounds and vitamin C which aids in skin repair, and this hydrating mask is brimming with it. The creamy texture is instantly soothing, and after 10 minutes is ready to rinse off.
The idea that a powder can be moisturising seems somewhat counterintuitive, but then things aren’t always as they seem. Open the lid and the scent of English lavender comes bursting out, but as soon as you mix it with water you are welcomed by the comforting smell of coconut. It is the nourishing coconut milk powder within the formula which makes this such a dry skin saviour, but a dose of kaolin clay ensures it still pulls out any excess toxins.
There’s a reason it’s called the problem solver; this intensive treatment will instantly knock any breakout on the head thanks to its endless list of detoxing and healing botanicals. Cocoa powder and bamboo charcoal give this mask its deep black colour, whilst a touch of cayenne pepper gives a warm tingling feeling upon application. Set aside some time to indulge in this treatment as it should be left on for 45 minutes to experience the full magic.
A general lack of a balanced diet full of healthy fats and vegetable can not only make you feel lethargic, but give you the complexion to match. Top up your juice detox with this fruity face mask. Pineapple and papaya enzymes will slough dead skin cells to reveal bright, glowing and oh-so strokeable skin.
We’re all familiar with dark circles the morning after, and they may not be shifting so quickly post-party season. If you thought cucumber slices were the only answer, this high-tech, all natural eye mask will get you instant results. Not only does it help to treat dark circles with the likes of arnica extract and cucumber seed oil, but regular treatments will decrease puffiness and tighten the eye area. How can we say no?