5 Homemade Facial Masks That You Should Try

Having a facial mask at home is quite expensive. Also, it’s quite hard to find different brands and types of masks that you know won’t harm your face. It happened to me once, I tried a facial mask and then after a few minutes, my face got so irritated! Then by morning, I got pimples and my skin was all red… A disaster! Now, I’m thinking twice before buying masks…

To avoid the same misadventure than me, here are some safe facial masks to make at home:

1. Strawberry Facial Mask

  • 8 Fresh strawberries
  • 3 Tablespoons of honey

In a bowl, mash the strawberries with a fork until smooth.  Add in the honey and mix the ingredients together. Using clean hands or a sanitised brush, gently apply the mixture all over your face, avoiding the eye area. Lie down and leave the mask on for 10 to 15 minutes. Wash it away with warm water, pat your face dry and follow up with your favourite toner and moisturiser

2. Kiwi Facial Masks

  • 4 Kiwi Finely Chopped
  • 1 Tablespoon of Yoghurt

Mixed the chopped kiwi with the tablespoon of yoghurt. Apply the paste evenly on your face. Leave it on for 15-20 minutes and then wash off with warm water for a glowing skin.

3. Coffee Powder

  • 1 teaspoon Coffee Powder
  • 1 teaspoon Honey

Mix the above two ingredients and apply on washed face and neck in circular motion. Let it gets completely dry for at least 15 minutes. Wash your face with cold water and wipe with a wet tissue to remove the stain of coffee, if any.

4. Aloe Vera Facial Masks

 

  • 2 tsp Aloe Vera Gel
  • 1 tsp Egg White

Cut off a leaf from the plant and scrape out the gel, mix it with egg white to make a smooth paste. Apply this mask generously on your clean face and let it dry for 15 minutes. Wash your face with cold water.

5. Coconut Oil Facial Mask

  • 1 tbsp Coconut Oil
  • ¼ tbsp Turmeric

Mix these two ingredients in mentioned proportion and apply on your face. Wash your face after 15 – 20 min with cold water and pat dry.

Depending on the kind of facial masks you need – whether it’s for acne, oily skin, blackheads, or wrinkles – these are all safe and won’t harm your skin since it’s all natural ingredients. There are more kitchen-to-found facial masks you can find. Go ahead and try yourself!

Do you prefer not to do dish washing?

 

After coming home from today’s events, I would rather curl up on my reading couch, play calming music, light up some candles and essential oils, and drink green tea, while clearing my mind of every thought.

This is what I wish. But no. I come home, I need to prepare a light snack and before I can even move in the kitchen I need to wash the dishes… Yes! Dish washing is for everyone.

Dish washing as a stress reliever

I make it sound like a difficult chore, but it’s really not. Especially if you watch these tips.

But why am I telling you all of these? Because you and I should start to love dish washing. Because a study done at the Florida State University found out that dish washing calms the mind.

The reason behind this is because dish washing is, “A meditative method of focusing attention on the emotions and thoughts of the present moment.”

So next time you feel like not doing dish washing because you feel like it’s a chore, remember this study! Dish washing, when done mindfully, can be a stress reliever. Take it from this research, you would be glad you did it.

Happy dish washing everyone! 😀

Banana: why you should eat it every day

Remember this article about not feeding monkeys in the zoo any banana? One zoo in the UK banned the use of banana to feed their monkeys. This is because they said that eating bananas are bad for the monkeys’ health. This news stirred the banana loving humans.

Though the zoo claimed that this ban should not in any way affect humans, some of us are of course, rattled by this.

So, if you’re still wondering if eating a banana every day is still good for you, read on:

Banana Health Benefits

Potassium

We all know that bananas contain potassium, and a medium-sized banana has 422 mg potassium. This is 12% of the daily recommended consumption. If you consume potassium closer to the daily recommendation, then you are at a lower risk for stroke.

Natural sports drink

Did you know that a study was conducted in athletes comparing the effect on consuming bananas and a sports drink? And what’s the verdict? Not only can you eat a banana as an alternative to drinking, let’s say Gatorade, but it’s natural too. One banana can give you 102 calories, 17% of daily recommended vitamin C intake and 3 g of fiber. A banana can also give you 27 g of carbohydrates.

So next time you work out and require a sports drink, take a banana instead. It’s also cheaper.

Happy chemicals

Eating a banana also gives us  serotonin and dopamine. We know that these are happy chemicals that help improve the body’s antioxidant abilities and aids with stress.

Here are other health benefits of bananas:

 

So what are you waiting for? Make sure you have bananas listed down on your grocery list! 😀