Saturday, 3 August 2013

Replenish Summer Skin With a Simple DIY Hydration Mask

Hello lovelies. Recently i was contacted by a lovely women called Michelle Pino. She works in a spa called Skana in a small town in upstate NY. So this is what she had to say about skincare and she even gives you a recipe for a face mask. Can't wait to try that out.

Replenish Summer Skin With a Simple DIY Hydration Mask

Age doesn't matter when it comes to skincare. It is never too soon or too late to take care of your skin, particularly in the hot summer months. The sun's harsh ray combined with the exertion of being outside in the heat is enough to make even the most supple skin become dry. Add to this the variety of chemicals your body encounters from bug sprays and over-the-counter sunblock, and your skin is put through more than ever from June through August.

The best way to fight the elements is not to hide from them but to use all-natural ingredients to create your own moisturizers, sunscreens, and hydration masks. When you create these items yourself, you are in control of their ingredients. You do not have to fall prey to the harsh chemicals that come from bottled products. Meanwhile, you can save money and have fun while making your own beauty products.
The experts from Skana spa of the New York resort Turning Stone have sent us a recipe for an all natural moisturizing mask that can be made in minutes with ingredients you probably have lying around your kitchen.

What You Need

                                    1 cup natural yogurt
                                     ½ cup oatmeal
                                   1 tablespoon honey


Combine all ingredients in a medium-sized bowl
Using your fingertips, apply to clean, dry skin
Wait 10 to 15 minutes as your skin absorbs the gentle ingredients from the mask
Rinse with warm water
Repeat one to two times weekly for maximum results

This simple hydration mask is perfect for all skin types. Natural yogurt contains lactic acid, which is known to clear pores and encourage the production of collagen. Whereas most over-the-counter cleansers use alcohol or other drying agents to clean pores, the lactic acid found in yogurt is light and delicate. Your skin will not appear more oily as it often does when using harsher ingredients. Honey creates a silky softness that is difficult to find elsewhere. It also has antibacterial properties, which makes honey an ideal ingredient in facial masks for those prone to blemishes. Oatmeal soothes your skin as it cleans, reducing any redness and irritation due to everything from sunburn to poison ivy.

After a day at the beach, you likely want to come home and relax. Whip together this simple hydration mask to keep your skin soft and glowing all summer long.

Hope you enjoyed this post. Let me no what you think. And if you try the mask so i can get back to her and tell her what you thought. Hope everyone is well



  1. Love DIY face masks and this seems a really good one. Have you tried this one your self?

    MLFx | May la Faye

    1. Hey honey. No I actually haven't. But i'm going to to soon

  2. Great post, Thanks for sharing!

    Hugs, Brittany, xx