Looking for fun and easy things to do with your daughter? A good pampering session is the perfect way to kickstart your mother daughter dates.
Every woman craves youthful, radiant skin, and using homemade face masks is a great way to achieve it all while having a relaxing time with your daughter.
Who needs needles when you have bananas? In addition to leaving the skin looking flexible and supple, potassium-rich bananas are also great for curing dry skin and healing blemishes. Mash 2 ripe bananas into a smooth paste and add four tablespoons of honey to make two masks. Apply to the face and neck, let it set for 20 minutes, then rinse with cold water. The banana mash will leave the face looking and feeling soft, while the honey naturally combats acne.
Oatmeal yoghurt cleanser
Oatmeal masks are a great pick-me-up option for the skin, and the addition of probiotic yoghurt only increases the benefits of this mask. Probiotic enzymes nourish the skin, kill bad bacteria, tighten pores, and fight premature aging, while oatmeal contains antioxidants and anti-inflammatory compounds that help soothe the skin. Combine one cup of hot water with 2/3 cup of oatmeal and allow to settle for two to three minutes. Then, add four tablespoons of plain yoghurt, and four tablespoons of honey to make two masks. Apply a thin layer to the skin and allow to sit for 15 minutes. Rinse carefully with warm water – you don’t want to clog your sink!
Avocados are one of nature’s best gifts to us. They contain healthy oils and act as the perfect natural moisturiser for stressed-out skin. Combine an avocado with a few teaspoons of your favourite plain yoghurt and a few teaspoons of honey. A few drops of lemon will also aid in treating acne and blemishes, and a teaspoon of extra virgin olive oil will add an intense punch of hydration. Mix them all together with a fork until you achieve a paste. Apply to the face, allow to settle for 15 minutes, then gently rinse with warm water for a vibrant, healthy complexion.
The Pore Shrinker
A great tip for reducing the oil in your skin is to switch from your typical foundation and powder to all-natural mineral cosmetics. They’re much lighter and won’t clog your pores! However,even the best mineral makeup can’t totally fix oily or acne prone skin. If this applies to you or your daughter, this mask is the perfect affordable treatment solution. Egg whites are the ultimate natural protein to combat that pesky oily skin. They zap acne-causing bacteria while tightening the pores to prevent blackheads and breakouts. Whisk two egg whites with two teaspoons of orange juice and a teaspoon of turmeric; this will make enough for two masks. Fair warning: the turmeric may turn your fingers temporarily yellow. The brightening properties of turmeric combine with the anti-aging and firming qualities of vitamin C to create the ultimate mask. Leave the mask on your face for 15 minutes and rinse with water.
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