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Unveiling the Beauty Ritual: The Science Behind Face Masks | DIY Hydrating Summer Glow Mask


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In the realm of skincare, face masks stand as a beloved ritual, offering a moment of pampering and rejuvenation. They are also one of my favourite self-care moments. As summer unfolds its warmth, our skin craves extra care and face masks emerge as versatile allies. In this blog post, we'll delve into the research-backed benefits of incorporating face masks into your skincare routine, spotlighting the dynamic trio of honey, avocado and lemon juice in the DIY Hydrating Summer Glow Mask – a concoction designed to unveil radiant, hydrated skin in just 15 minutes.


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1. THE SCIENCE BEHIND FACE MASKS


  • *Enhanced Absorption of Ingredients: Face masks create a barrier that helps prevent the rapid evaporation of active ingredients, allowing them to be absorbed more efficiently. According to a study in the Journal of Cosmetic Science, this prolonged contact enhances the efficacy of skincare ingredients, promoting deeper hydration and nourishment.

  • Improved Skin Barrier Function: Certain face masks contribute to strengthening the skin barrier. A research article in the Journal of Drugs in Dermatology highlights that ingredients like honey and avocado contain properties that aid in reinforcing the skin barrier, leading to improved overall skin health.

  • Stress Reduction and Relaxation: Engaging in a skincare routine, including the use of face masks, has been linked to stress reduction. According to a study in the International Journal of Molecular Sciences, the sensory experience of applying a face mask can induce relaxation, positively impacting mental well-being.



 

2. THE DYNAMIC TRIO: HONEY, AVOCADO & LEMON JUICE


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  • Honey: Nature's Antioxidant and Humectant: Honey is not just a sweet treat; it's a skincare powerhouse. Backed by research, honey is known for its antioxidant properties, as highlighted in the International Journal of Cosmetic Science. Additionally, honey acts as a humectant, attracting and retaining moisture for hydrated and supple skin.

  • Avocado: Nutrient-Rich Hydration: The monounsaturated fats in avocados, as per research in the Journal of Drugs in Dermatology, contribute to skin hydration and elasticity. Avocado is also rich in vitamins E and C, offering a nutrient-packed boost for healthy and radiant skin.

  • Lemon Juice: Vitamin C Brightening: Research in the Journal of Clinical and Aesthetic Dermatology underscores the skin-brightening effects of vitamin C found in lemon juice. This natural ingredient adds a refreshing touch and contributes to a more even complexion.


 

3. DIY HYDRATING SUMMER GLOW MASK


Ingredients:

  • 1 tablespoon honey

  • 1/2 an avocado mashed

  • Splash of lemon juice

Instructions:

  1. In a bowl, mix 1 tablespoon of honey with mashed avocado.

  2. Add a splash of fresh lemon juice to the mixture.

  3. Blend the ingredients until you achieve a smooth consistency.

  4. Apply the mask to clean, dry skin, avoiding the eye area.

  5. Leave on for 15 minutes to allow the hydrating ingredients to work their magic.

  6. Rinse with lukewarm water and pat your skin dry.


 

4. CONCLUSION


Face masks are not just a skincare indulgence; they are a science-backed ritual that can transform and nourish your skin. The DIY Hydrating Summer Glow Mask, featuring honey, avocado and lemon juice, encapsulates the essence of natural skincare. As you immerse yourself in this beauty ritual, you're not only treating your skin but also embracing the calming benefits of self-care. Unlock the secrets of radiant, hydrated skin with the dynamic trio and let the DIY mask be your gateway to a summer glow that radiates health and beauty. 🍯🥑🍋



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Hi, I'm Mandi. A former primary teacher, Lifestyle Medicine graduate and current Diploma in Natural Skincare student with a passion for natural living.

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