Hi, my name is Oshin and I’m a masking addict. Nay, a pampering addict. I cannot explain the levels of pleasure I get when I get time to just treat myself to some self-love sesh at home or at a spa. Since it’s a public holiday in Kenya – Happy Jamhuri Day! – I had to indulge in a lil’ sum’n sum’n. So I made myself a long-time favourite DIY mask to give my face some TLC.
My face has been acting up again . . . some tiny zits under my nose and scattered all over my cheeks. Right after it was being good to me and I was singing it’s praises. Sigh. I needed something that would control the breakouts and blemishes that come with it and there is nothing better than organic honey and turmeric for the job. This recipe is kind of like the scrub I shared here but minus the lemon (as I did it during the day) and the sugar as I didn’t want it to be a scrub. Honey is a natural anti-ageing, antibacterial that brightens up and moisturizes the skin while turmeric is packed with anti-inflammatory properties and deep cleanses. I added only two drops of my 100% tea tree essential oil that I got from Luscious Touch UK. Tea tree is known for being a strong antibacterial, antiseptic and pimple killer! But as the oil is highly concentrated, only a small amount is necessary and has to be diluted – never ever use it by itself or it will burn! I mixed the ingredients (1 tablespoon of honey to 1 teaspoon of turmeric to 2 drops of tea tree essential oil).
Because my forehead has been dull and dry, I decided to make this a multi-masking affair and included my L’Oreal Pure Clay Mask with activated charcoal (that I reviewed here) on my forehead and nose. I have the largest pores on my nose and I needed the deep penetration from the clay and activated charcoal to really get in there and clean up! The turmeric and honey mask went all over my cheeks, outer face, chin and under my nose. I let these sit for about 15 minuted and then rinsed off with water and then used my beloved activated charcoal soap from Bu.Ke to cleanse.
My face looks brighter and more radiant, and feels soft to the touch after these masks. Nourishment is something the skin cannot do without and it’s important to take care of it at least once every week or fortnight. And it doesn’t even have to be expensive or time consuming as you can use household ingredients like I have. I’m looking to share more DIY mask and scrub recipes here because they’re so fun and good for you. Enjoy your Jamhuri Day dolls.