Nourishing Winter Food Face Mask

 

Honey and oatmeal

The winter months can really affect the condition of our skin. The harsh, cold winds can irritate our skin and affect our natural moisture balance. Our skin can be left feeling dry and dehydrated so it is important to ensure that we care for our skin with nourishing oils and soothing face masks to repair and protect the skin.

In winter I like to eat warm food and drink warm teas so I also enjoy the feeling of warm products on my skin. This warming, natural face mask uses 4 food ingredients, and the best part is that you can eat the leftovers.

MANUKA HONEY

Manuka Honey is one of my favourite Food Facial ingredients because it:

  • It is high in vitamins and minerals
  • It is anti-inflammatory
  • Heals and soothes the skin
  • Has antibacterial properties
  • Draws moisture to the skin

ALMOND MILK

It is high in vitamin E, which protects skin cells from free radical damage.

OATMEAL

Oatmeal is a key ingredient in this mask because it:

  • Has anti-inflammatory properties
  • Is great for even the most sensitive skin
  • Contains saponins which clean the skin
  • Gently exfoliates and removes dead skin cells
  • Can improve skin tone and texture
  • Tightens pores
  • Soothes and heals acne, eczema, rosacea and other skin irritations
  • Reduces facial redness

CINNAMON

Cinnamon is great for the skin because it:

  • Has antibacterial properties
  • Is a very gentle exfoliant
  • Is anti-inflammatory
  • Has antioxidant properties

This yummy mask is an antioxidant powerhouse, is safe for all skin types and all the ingredients work together to clean, exfoliate, nourish, hydrate and repair the skin.

METHOD:

Mix 2 tablespoons of oatmeal, 1 tablespoon of manuka honey, 1 teaspoon of cinnamon and 4 tablespoons of WARM almond milk and stir until you reach a smooth consistency.

Apply all over the skin, neck and décolletage and leave on for as long as you like but for a minimum of 15 minutes. Remove with a warm towel.

This recipe should be easy so if you don’t have one of these ingredients at home, you could use a substitute that you already have. If you don’t have manuka honey then you can still use regular honey. If you don’t have almond milk you can use another type of milk, tea or just water. If you don’t have cinnamon then you could use nutmeg or turmeric powder instead. If you choose to use turmeric, remove the mask after 15 minutes as it can slightly tint the skin if it is left on for too long.

You could always make extra and eat this as a snack. The oats are a great source of fibre and protein, which help to keep you feeling full. The cinnamon is a great addition to this because it helps to balance blood sugar levels.

 

 

Be Kind to Yourself,

Love Elizabeth