Friday, 10 January 2014

DIY| Easy Rice Flour Facemask

Hi guys,
today I want to share with you a DIY face mask that I have been loving recently.

But before we get on the the mask making let me just give you the low down on the ingredients and why they are good for your skin.

Rice Flour| rice flour is widely used as an ingredient to treat blemishes, wrinkles and pigmentation. In fact its used as an anti-aging skin treatment throughout Asia. It can be used as a UV protection from the sun and has great exfoliation properties. I've also read that Kimberly Walsh and Martine McCuteon use rice flour to achieve their flawless, glowing skin.

Honey| honey is naturally antibacterial in which case is great for blemish prone skin. It is also full of anti-oxidants and helps slow down the signs of aging. It gives a great boost to your complexion, is extremely moisturising and soothing. Honey is also clarifying so it helps to de-clog pores and helps create a natural glow.

Green Tea| green tea again is packed full of those lovely anti-oxidants that will both benefit you inside and out. Its another fantastic ingredient for blemish prone skin and is one of the most natural ways to help your skin appear brighter and more flawless.

Now on to the mask!

What you will need:
+ Rice Flour (available at Sainsburys)
+ Honey
+ Green Tea
+ A small bowl or cup
+ Tea spoon measure
+ Table spoon measure
+ Old clean foundation brush

Step 1
measure 1tsp of rice flour and place in to your bowl or cup

Step 2
add 1tsp of honey to your rice flour

Step 3
then add 2tbsp of green tea, you may need to add a little more but this is usually enough

Step 4
then you want to mix to form a smooth looking paste, this is where you may need more green tea.

Once all mixed apply to the face using the foundation brush, I use this one especially for my masks.
Allow to fully dry then gently wash off with finger tips in a circular motion to help exfoliate and stimulate the skin.
After exfoliation skin may look a little red, but that will fade. My skin always feels so soft and smooth after using this mask, I love it.
You can use it up to 3 times a week I would think, but I use it about once a week at the moment.
If you have a little left you can store it in an old container and store in the fridge and use within a few days.

This mask was adapted from this tutorial by BUBZBEAUTY
Check out her video too! 
Sometimes you need to tailor home made masks to suit your needs so if you need to do that let me know what you come up with!
Information on the ingredients was found on various websites.

I'm currently working on/experimenting with a new home made mask that I will hopefully post about soon!

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Have a great day!

Jeni x

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