Skin Care

Fives Brilliant Moisturising Masks You Can Make at Home

Composed of 95% water, cucumber has powerful moisturising properties and dry and irritated skin responds especially well to it. You'll need: 1 cucumber and 3 tablespoons yoghurt.

Peel and deseed the cucumber and blend it to make a puree. Mix in the yoghurt to create a smooth cream. Apply your homemade face mask to the face and neck, avoiding the eye contour area. Leave for 15 minutes and rinse off.

Avocado is rich in folic acid and vitamins C, B6, A, and E, which makes it great for dehydrated skin. You'll need: 1 avocado and 1 tablespoon olive oil. Mash up the avocado and add the olive oil. Apply the paste to your face, leave it for twenty minutes, and rinse it off with lukewarm water.

Honey is nutrient-rich and has revitalising properties that will buck up tired skin in a jiffy. You'll need: 2 tablespoon honey, 1 tablespoon of white clay, and 1 tablespoon of plain yogurt. Mix the honey with the clay and yogurt to get a smooth paste. Apply to your skin and leave on for 15 minutes before rinsing it off.

If you've been flying a lot or have been in the sun, chances are your skin is in need of nourishment.

Step into banana paradise; you'll need: 1 banana and 3 teaspoons honey. Mash the bananas to get a puree. Mix the honey until you have a smooth paste. Apply the mask to a cleansed face and leave on for 15-20 minutes before rinsing with lukewarm water.

Egg yolks even out the skin tone and blur minor blemishes and provide essential nourishment to help the skin heal itself. You'll need: 2 egg yolks and 1 tablespoon olive oil. Pop a towel around your shoulders (the mixture is runny so may end up on your clothes otherwise) and carefully apply the mixture to your face. Leave for around 20 minutes and rinse off.