A flaky forehead is not a good look, but if your current moisturiser isn’t doing much to quench your dry skin, look no further than this home-made hydrating face mask.
What You Need:
1 tablespoon of honey
A handful of oats or oat bran
How It Works:
Yes, it sounds like an Instagram-worthy breakfast (er, who doesn’t love avo toast?) but refrain from scoffing the ingredients for a second, because they’ll work much better all over your face.
According to Clean Beauty co-founder Dominika Minarovic, honey is an excellent humectant, which means it helps skin retain moisture without feeling oily – but that’s not all. ‘It’s a wonder ingredient,’ says Dominika. ‘Massaged on to affected areas, it helps with the appearance of scars and increases both healing and tissue regeneration.’
And if you want to step up your face mask game? Mix it with oats – an ingredient even beauty brands like Aveeno and Garnier pack into their moisturisers.
‘Oats have healing and moisturising properties,’ explains Dominika. ‘They’re brilliant at nourishing, calming and soothing skin, too.’
And thanks to the ultra-nourishing oils, the addition of mashed avocado will banish any roughness, leaving your skin silky smooth. If you don’t have any at home, substitute for 3 tablespoons of milk.
‘Adding milk, which contains lactic acid, will gently exfoliate the skin whilst brightening without irritation,’ explains Lorraine Scrivener, skin expert and director at Eden Skin Clinic.