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The Utopia Spa D.I.Y Facemask

Utopia Spa DIY Facemask…

Utopia Spa DIY FacemaskSpa Blog by Annabel

Saving the pennies for Christmas? Skin needing a moisture boost?
Have no fear, here are is a top recipe using some notorious moisture-boosting ingredients! What’s even better is that you can re-create this little skin-saver at home!
I’m sure you’ve heard it before but the lusciously creamy-tasting avocado is actually incredibly beneficial for your skin. Packed with vitamins A,B,D,E and K, they are also contain potassium and most importantly rich in natural oils – ideal for replenishing what your skin may have lost at this time of year.
Mixed with Honey (the runny sort) which is highly anti-bacterial (so even good for those with acne or spot-prone skin), it is also clarifying for pores, anti-ageing (thanks to all those antioxidants it contains) and extremely moisturising!! – Now, you can spend an awful lot on honey but for this recipe, you don’t have to.

Directions

Get ½ of a ripe avocado

Scoop the flesh out and mash it into a thick pulp
Mix in 1 tablespoon of honey
Apply generously to a clean face and leave for 10-15 minutes.
Remove with a warm damp muslin cloth
Blot with a towel, tone and finish with your usual moisturiser

There are various home-made facemasks through-out websites and blogs but this has got to be our top one for minimum effort and cost and maximum results!
Variations you can try are also mixing in mashed carrot (also high in antioxidants) or whole oats, which help exfoliate too!

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