After a long and stressful day at work, our skin is akin to the Sahara Desert, dry and rough. With the demands of modern-day life, the constant air-conditioning and blue light from our computer screens, our skin's moisture is slowly zapped away. We don't always have money for luxury facials or skincare; so how on earth do give our skin the TLC it needs without breaking the bank?
Well, remember the do-it-yourself (DIY) trend that popped up in the early 2000s? It's time to bring that back. For the next time you're too lazy (or broke) to head down for a facial, simply turn to your kitchen for a quick mask fix. All you need are common ingredients that can be found in your refrigerator, such as avocado and milk. Who knew food could be as delicious as it is great for our skin? Read on to find out more about 5 DIY moisturising natural face masks recipes that you can enjoy from the comfort of your home.
Unbeknownst to many, raw honey has been touted as a holy grail beauty product since the ancient days. Its high antioxidant content help to replenish dull skin by adding moisture and glow. When paired with chamomile, which possesses anti-inflammatory properties, this facial mask will aid in boosting moisture to dry and dull skin, giving you a fresh-faced glow. In addition, this mask also helps to fight acne and other pesky breakouts. Use this mask at the end of a long day, or simply when you feel like treating yourself. After all, this mask is inexpensive, and can be found in the vicinity of your kitchen!
A facial mask made out of avocado and pumpkin sure sounds funky - but don't underestimate the power of these fruits. Avocado is extremely hydrating for the skin due to its high fat content, and pumpkin can help to reduce the appearance of pore size and regulate oil production. This avocado and pumpkin mask is definitely a fuss-free way to treat your skin well without breaking the bank. To take the moisturising even further, add a few pumps of hyaluronic acid, which can be found at drugstores, for glowing skin.
In this fully edible face mask, oatmeal takes the centre stage. Oatmeal helps to remove excess oil and dirt from the skin, and works great as an exfoliating mask. In addition, its strong anti-inflammatory properties make it suitable for sensitive and acne-ridden skin. When paired with milk, this mask becomes a great way of exfoliating dead skin cells to give a youthful and glowing complexion.
If you find yourself struggling to finish the bunch of bananas that you bought from the supermarket last week, simply add it to your skincare routine! Bananas can help to moisturise your skin and leave it feeling smooth and supple.
With fresh blueberries, raspberries and blackberries in the mix, this mask will surely fight off dullness and dryness with its high Vitamin C and antioxidant content. On top of that, this mask is going to smell so good, you'll be fighting to stop yourself from licking it off your face!
The next time you find yourself tight on budget but in need of a facial, turn to these 5 DIY moisturising face mask recipes for a quick fix. And here's an extra pro-tip: enjoy your DIY facial with Nilufer Tea's organic herbal tea. After all, wouldn't you want a nice warm cup of drink to hold on to and sip while lying back and enjoying the mask working its magic on your skin? If you want to go natural, go natural all the way! Get these great teas here and you'll be on your way to a better well-being.
The gurgles, the bubbles, loose stools and then looking down to notice that your stomach resembles a balloon.
Sound familiar? Those are some of the symptoms of Lactose Intolerance.
One of the things that frustrates me is how, as humans, we have somehow evolved in a way that we no longer realise we are like every other species on the planet. Yes of course, a little bit more advanced in our ability to survive, procreate and dominate but we are still part of mother nature’s planet.
This also means we need to question why are we the only species that continues to drink milk after infancy? All other species understand that milk is required to fuel us when our bodies are not formed to fully digest whole foods. They also don’t go around drinking other mammals milk either!
What does it take to keep a cow producing that much milk for the demands of human consumption? I’m afraid a whole lot of hormones & mastitis or inflammation of the mammary glands, leading to the shedding of white blood cells or ‘pus’. All of which finds its way in small amounts into our commercial milk.
If you’re ok with this, then do remember that being a species of mother nature, your body was designed to tolerate just what it needs, so over 70% of the population no longer have the enzyme lactase that’s required to break down the proteins inside dairy. If your ancestors came from grain farming areas such as Asia, as opposed to dairy farming areas in places like France, then it’s more likely you reach the 90% statistic given for areas in Asia.
Controlling your nutrition in a way that works to your genetics & body requirements is a sure way to reach your health goals by getting your body operating in its optimal state!