Since winter is slowly approaching, it is the right time to prepare our skin for it. During those colder months, our skin is more prone to damage. Winter and cold weather can affect your skin in many different ways. To name a few: cracked skin, low moisture, eczema, redness, and generally dryer skin - these are all signs that your skin is affected by winter weather.
If you are already thinking about how to help your skin during winter, don’t worry too much. With the right skincare routine, as well as these DIY face masks you can have nice, healthy, and most importantly well-hydrated skin in no time. These are x recipes for winter face masks that we love.
Honey, Yogurt, and Avocado Mask
- ½ ripe avocado
- 1 teaspoon Greek yogurt
- 1 teaspoon honey (preferably raw)
How it works: Avocado is one of the best ingredients not only for your soul food but for your face as well. Not to mention that it is full of omega-3 fatty acids that are anti-inflammatory. Honey is also one of the ingredients that will prevent any inflammatory process on your face or in your body. Yogurt is here to gently exfoliate and smoothen the lines, thanks to vitamin C and lactic acid.
Cinnamon, Honey, and Lemon Mask
- 2 tablespoons honey
- ½ fresh lemon juice
- 1 teaspoon of cinnamon
How it works: This powerful combination is great not only for your face but for your oatmeal topping as well. Cinnamon is a great exfoliator, yet it will reduce inflammation and redness as well. Honey as mentioned will protect you from bacteria, while lemon juice is powerful in removing dark spots from sun damage.
Egg and Honey Mask
- 1 egg
- 1 tablespoon of honey
How it works: Egg whites are high in protein and can boost collagen production in the skin. That is why your lines and wrinkles will be less visible. This mask will tighten the skin, making your face look young. But not only that. Winter time is here, and you will need something that can prevent bacteria on your face to appear. That is why honey is here to help.
Olive Oil, Honey, and Yogurt Mask
- 2 teaspoons honey
- 2 tablespoons yogurt
- 1 tablespoon olive oil
How it works: Yogurt is enriched with zinc and lactic acid, which make your skin look smooth and moisturized. It is also an exfoliator that takes away debris, dirt, and pollution, that knows to be pretty boring in the winter time. Olive oil will moisturize the skin, it is enriched with multiple vitamins.
Coffee, Honey, and Milk Mask
- 1 tablespoon coffee, powder or instant
- 1 teaspoon honey
- 1 teaspoon milk (of choice)
How it works: Coffee is good in the morning, yet we bet you didn’t know it is perfect for your skin. Coffee has antimicrobial properties that help with cleansing pores and preventing acne. It also can lighten your skin complexion, in combination with honey and milk. The coffee powder will create a perfect DIY paste for your face in combination with those two other ingredients.