Time to put your face on

Sophie Harper 8 November 2013

Week 5 is upon us and so it’s time for some TLC. Why not make these fun and easy face masks to help rejuvenate your skin and snap yourself out of those week 5 blues?

Oily skin:
For those of you prone to spots, this plum and yoghurt concoction won’t just help hydrate your skin, but will also leave it clearer too. Plums contain Vitamins A and C which strengthen the skin’s elasticity, while yoghurt is packed with lactic acid, increasing cellular turnover.

Poach and strain four plums, then leave to cool. Mash the mixture, and blend with two tablespoons of plain yoghurt. Add a teaspoon of almond oil which contains anti-microbial properties that prevent the spread of bacteria responsible for acne. Add cornflour to help bind the mixture, then spread it on your skin. Leave for 15 minutes, and wash off with tepid water.

Dry skin:
Avocado isn’t just yummy – it’s great for your face too! Mash half an avocado into a bowl, before adding a couple of teaspoons of honey. Keep mashing until it all becomes a pulp. Spread it all over your face as a mask and then leave it for ten minutes. Rinse your face to close your pores, and there you have it – baby-soft skin!

Every type/combination skin:
70% of women have combination skin. This is generally an oily ‘t-zone’ (forehead, nose and chin) and dry cheeks. Here’s a face mask that will cater to your different skin needs. Mix one tablespoon of live yoghurt with one tablespoon of oats. Add two splashes of rosewater, mix them together and leave the oats to soak into the yoghurt for two minutes. Put the mixture on your face and leave for 15 minutes. Wash off with an exfoliator and you should have glowing skin!