DIY Moisturizing Face + Hair Masks
My clocks read springtime is here. But my body still feels like it’s trapped in wintertime.
The air has been exceptionally dry [it seems] this winter, and it’s taken a toll on my skin + hair.
I’ve always read about DIY moisturizing masks made of nothing but a few kitchen staples. Particularly, olive oil. It’s got anti-aging antioxidants and is super hydrating. There are a number of different recipes out there, but here’s what works for me (don’t be shy about adding/removing ingredients)…
Reach in your kitchen for olive oil, honey, an egg and a banana for some some self-pampering!
DIY Moisturizing Face Mask
Gently apply the mask with your fingertips. Keep on for 15 minutes.
Rinse well and apply your daily moisturizer.
My skin felt a lot softer after just one application, but I recommend applying it a few times a week until your skin feels back to normal. If you’re wanting even more moisture, you can also add a chopped banana to this mixture.
To also try my DIY facial exfoliating mask, click here.
DIY Moisturizing Hair Mask
Liberally rub the mask into the ends of your hair (scalp optional). I prefer to start with my hair dry. Adjust the recipe depending on how much hair you’re treating.
Let it sit for 20-30 minutes. Helpful hint: keep your hair in a shower cap and bathe while the mask is setting.
Rinse throughly. Shampoo + condition, and allow hair to air dry (to give your ends a rest from heat).
These masks work for me personally. I don’t have any certification in health and/or cosmetology.
Photos by Annie Shak