Everyone is talking about springing forward or whatever but most of us – particularly the yummy mummies in the office – are struggling with tired, blotchy skin! When you’re busy with late nights and playdates, keeping on top of your skincare routine can be the last thing on your mind – although let’s be honest you’re still probably looking pretty yummy, either way.

Let us remind you – and help you to relax and revive tired skin in the meantime. Don’t feel like going to the shops with the little ones in tow? Need a little skin pick-me-up but can’t afford a spa? We have the ultimate homemade facemask tutorials that you can make from household products. Your skin is gonna feel FRESH, girl!

AVOCADO

When did avocados appear absolutely EVERYWHERE? However it happened, we are well and truly on the avocado bandwagon. Using this tasty treat on your skin can reduce wrinkles, soothe sunburn, moisturise and rejuvenate skin, as well as reducing inflammation.

Try mashing avocado and cucumber in equal parts – even better if you have a blender – and applying it to your face (with cucumber slices over your eyes of course) for 15 to 20 relaxing minutes. You can’t imagine how chilled you’ll be afterwards and your skin will feel soft as a baby’s bum after a couple of applications!

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BEER

For anyone who remembers the classic egg-white facemask hack, you’ll know that it’s often the weirdest-sounding ones that work best. This mask also features avocado but the strangest ingredient – or so we thought – is the beer. A combo of lager, honey, avocado and vinegar in semi-equal parts will work to re-hydrate your skin, to discourage acne-causing germs and boost cell regeneration. Beer is also anti-inflammatory so trust us – you won’t regret trying it!

Find the full instructions here.

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WINE

Another strange one – and honestly, we get it if you totally don’t want to waste a drop of wine in your fridge, but some of our girls swear by it. OK, so you might have to buy one teeny ingredient for this one – we know, we promised they’d all be in your cupboard, but you can use kaolin clay again and again in different masks!

Have a read of this facial recipe here.

You could even pour yourself a glass while you’re getting your unwind on…we don’t know about you but it’s been a hard week for us!

EGG WHITES

We already mentioned it once – we were never going to miss this one off the list. Amazing for reducing pores and killing bacteria; it’s a classic and works wonders every time.

Check out our favourite method here. – number two – with brightening turmeric and orange juice for that essential vitamin C.


Our rule is that if you’re kind to your skin it will be kind to you too. Do you have any other fave facemask recipes to share with us? Let us know on Facebook or Twitter today. We’d also love to see before-and-after pics if you try our recommendations!