During those forceful dry weathers (harmattan, anyone?) give yourself a nice warm honey facial. Warm the honey in a small pot, apply a thin layer to your face and rinse off after 15 minutes. The honey acts as an antioxidant, antibacterial, cleanser and moisturizer. For the best results rinse your face with cool water.
It’s not just a breakfast food! If you need something to help with your oily skin or to fight wrinkles try smearing a banana over your face. Bananas are a great source of vitamin C and E as well as a good moisturizer for dry skin. Take a banana and mash it up in a bowl or blender, rub the mash evenly over your face and let it stand for about 15 to 20 minutes. Rinse off the with warm water and splash cold water on your face to reveal a softer skin.
Perfect for oily and acne-prone skin, oatmeal makes an ideal food facial mask. Oatmeal aids against inflammation and also absorbs the oil in your skin to reveal oil free skin. Be sure to use plain oats for this facial and not the instant oatmeal.
Prepare: Squeeze 1/2 of a lemon in a bowl. Add 1/2 cup of dry oats (ground or as is) and 1 tablespoonful of honey and mix thoroughly. Apply the mixture to your face. Leave on for 15 minutes then rise with cool water.
Remember to follow up your food facial with a good astringent and moisturizer to keep your skin looking healthy and radiant!