I’ve always been slightly averse to chemicals. I hate using bleach and strong cleaning chemicals. One, they hurt my nose (it’s a lot more sensitive now, despite being 15+ months post surgery). Two, I just don’t think they are necessary. There are nicer things that do just a good a job. Same with cosmetics. Obviously I do use chemicals, the majority of things I do use are still high-street bought. But I do try and use natural alternatives where possible. Coconut oil for body moisturising. Deep conditioners of egg, honey and more coconut oil. And now this face mask.
This is a real weekly treat for the skin, I’ve found its making a visible difference now I’ve used it for a while. The honey moisturises (and is also great for blemishes). The turmeric brightens and adds subtle and gentle exfoliation. Rosewater is a great natural toner, refreshing, as well as adding a lovely scent. I use Steenbergs Organic Rose Water* from Real Foods (a site I love for natural buys!), and I reckon this is the best value I’ve found.
Mixing up is ridiculously simple. Half a teaspoon of turmeric, a teaspoon of honey, and rosewater to thin slightly. Mix together, apply, and leave for 5-10 minutes. Wash off well. Alternatively, leave the rosewater out and sweep some over skin with a cotton pad after washing the mask off. Be warned though – don’t use this wearing nice clothes. Turmeric stains like hell, which is another reason why you don’t want to leave this mask on too long.
That’s it. Quick, easy and no nasty unpronounceable chemicals. Do you make your own beauty products, or prefer more natural alternatives?