Friday, 2 August 2013

How To | Natural Face Masks

Summer is here, and it has been for a while now. With Summer (hopefully) comes a bit of sunshine. We all know the rule when it comes to sunshine- you gotta protect your skin! SPF, UVA and UBA all become apart of our daily vocabulary in the Summer months. Today I'm sharing a lovely face mask all the way from experts at Skana spa of the New York resort, Turning Stone. The mask promises to help keep your Summer glow, the natural way. 


1/4 cup freshly squeezed tomato juice with pulp
1 tablespoon freshly squeezed lime juice
1 cup mashed avocado


In a medium bowl, combine all ingredients and mash into a creamy mask. The texture can be thickened with the addition of a little corn starch (to reduce itching or irritation), or honey (extra purifying, healing, and moisturizing).

Apply mask to clean, damp skin. Using a warm water rinse before application will soften and open pores, allowing key nutrients to penetrate for a more dazzling effect. 

Leave mask on for 35-40 minutes. It's normal to feel a cooling sensation with some pleasant tingling. In some cases, you may experience mild stinging as the natural fruit acids work to clarify pores and dissolve dead skin. Rinse with warm water to remove mask and then splash with cool water to close and tighten pores.

The safe, natural ingredients in this mask do more than make you feel good. The tomato and lime juices are brimming with natural enzymes and fruit acids that have been prized for centuries. They dissolve dead skin cells and remove excess sebum, resulting in gorgeously clear, detoxified skin. With repeated use, dark spots lighten and blemishes disappear. Meanwhile, the lycopene in the tomato juice goes to work reversing sun damage. Lycopene is an antioxidant superstar, used in expensive cosmetics for its potent anti-aging benefits. Finally, avocado is loaded with essential fatty acids, essential ingredients in any radiance regimen. After long days in the sun, the natural, non-comedogenic oils of the avocado work to counteract dehydration, fortifying skin cells for improved elasticity and a noticeable increase in luminosity. 

Say goodbye to dullness, and hello to gorgeous skin every time you use the Garden Glow Summer Mask!

This information was provided by Michelle from the Skana Spa in New York. Just thought I'd share it with you all if you ever feel like a little pamper session! Go on, you deserve it! 

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*Not a sponsored post, just thought it'd be nice to share!


  1. Great beauty tips, I will definitely be trying this out sometime! Check out my blog if you have a chance!

    1. Thanks lovely- let me know what you think! And yes I'll take a look at your blog xx

  2. Lovely post, will certainly try them out Xo

    Balsam -

  3. Oooo thanks for sharing, love it :)

  4. Great post - I have never tried making my own face mask before, I might do now :) x

  5. Im going to give this a go, just started following your blog as I have a new blog myself, if you have time have a look.... your blog is one of my faves....


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