Words by Matt Huxley
I am unashamedly lazy when it comes to certain things… getting out of bed… washing my face daily and actually making sure that I’m not in imminent danger of running out of contact lenses.
So when Andrea from Eatnik and I decided to collab to make some homemade skincare, I was dubious. I don’t have the time (or money) to create a full on range (yet), but when Andrea said we could do several items just from things she had in her house, I was intrigued.
We ended up deciding to make three skincare items from scratch. Head on over to Andrea’s blog for the actual recipes and over to my Youtube to watch the BTS of us creating. Or keep reading to see my views on what we made!
Cinnamon Lip Scrub
I love me a good lip scrub. They work incredibly well to make your lips soft and supple, perfect for right before applying lip balm or lipstick (if that’s yo jam). I was pleasantly surprised with how well this turned out. The sugar used was relatively fine, meaning that it wasn’t painful or harsh to use and the addition of the coconut oil means that you were moisturising as you went so to speak. Scrub, balm and tasty treat all in one? I’m sold.
Avocado and Honey Face Mask
Avocado face masks are always a good go-to if you can find them. They manage to moisturise and smooth your skin all at the same time. With this mask we made the decision to add yogurt to it, which probably wasn’t the best decision looking back as it made it less moisturising than I would’ve liked. The lactic acids in the yogurt acted as an exfoliant. Whilst it wasn’t overly harsh, and in fact my skin looked very clear after use, we were aiming for something a bit more moisturising. So this is definitely a good mask if you want something that’s going to refine and smooth your skin a lot more.
Cucumber, Green Tea and Mint Face Spritz
Face spritzes are a bit of a fad trend in skincare of late, but there’s no denying that they do play their part in facial maintenance. This one is very refreshing and soothing, perfect for spraying before moisturiser, spritzing over makeup and cooling your face throughout the day. I love a good face mist, and this one definitely is super easy to make. The steeped cucumber, tea and mint add various minerals and nutrients into the water that are beneficial for the skin. This is just an all-round good spritz to keep on hand.
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