Hello everyone and a very happy Monday to you! I hope you all had a lovely weekend and enjoy this weeks blog post..
I may have slept in my makeup Saturday night. Criminal I know but after way too much curry at dans parents, four G&Ts and my bed looking so damn fine I crawled into it without a second thought for the repercussions. True to fashion, I woke up Sunday morning to find a family of spots had moved in.. why thank you make yourself at home.
How can one naughty night undo a whole month of good work!? Ohh that delicate balance that is skin care.
Spots are mean people who don’t care about your plans. I haven’t met anyone who’s never had a spot and it’s totally normal so please try to not stress, you are beautiful inside and out, with or without spots! However when you really do suffer, I understand that doesn’t always help to hear. I also know there will be other times in my life (my wedding for example) where I will not be taking my makeup off before I pass out and that’s okay. We are all human, just please don’t tell Caroline Hirons..! Also please don’t think the airbrushed faces are real, they aren’t! We all have pores and, just while we’re on that subject, blackheads are not made by trapped dirt. Glad I got that off my chest…
I don’t tend to buy face masks often, making my own from things I find in the fridge and kitchen makes me feel like I am staring in charmed and to be honest I just love it! You know what goes in it, what your putting on your skin and can really personalise it to you (not to mention it’s a lot less expensive!). So without further chatting from me, here is a rather lovely turmeric face mask recipe for you to try at home.
Turmeric Face mask
3 x tablespoons of yoghurt – you can use nut milk instead but yoghurt is amazing if you suffer with spots or acne.
2 x tablespoons of flour – chickpea works great or oats if you have dry skin but you can use normal!
1 x teaspoon of honey – local to you is best!
1 x teaspoon of ground turmeric – check your spice is in date!
Mix it all together and apply a thin, even layer to your face and neck. Leave it for 5-10 minutes before taking off with a flannel (not your best flannel, turmeric is pretty orange).
Decant it with a spoon and not your fingers to prevent getting any water in the mask, this should help slow down it spoiling. Cover and store any leftovers in the fridge up to 5 days but you’ll know when the yogurt isn’t feeling it any more!
So there you have it! A super speedy inexpensive face mask. Turmeric has been used in Ayurvedic medicine for like forever and has amazing health benefits in and outside the body so experiment away but again, not in that beautiful white dress… see you next Monday.
Lots of love,