After-Party Skin Care

January 1, 2012 6:40:10 AM PST
New Year's Day can be rough if you are a little hung over or just tired out from a night of partying. Alcohol consumption, makeup, lack of sleep can all wreak havoc on your skin.

So how do you get that youthful look back? Anja Harris, who is part of the management team at LUSH Water Tower Shop, came into our ABC7 studio to show us how to make our very own natural facial mask.

DIY Face Mask

2 Medium, Nicely Ripe Bananas (Peeled)
2 tblsps Runny Honey
1 Fairly Ripe Peach (Pitted and Skinned)
2 generous tblsps Ground Almonds
Fine ground oatmeal

Blend the bananas, honey, and peach together to make rich mucilage.

Bananas are excellent skin softeners and have potent moisturizing properties. Peaches are a good fruit choice for young skins as they cleanse and help remove excess sebum without stripping the skin. Honey is excellent for all skins, especially if you are prone to breakout, as it helps keep spots at bay and reduces redness. (A good tip if you do have spots is to dab honey straight onto it.) Add the ground almonds and mix together - the almonds are to help polish the skin and remove dead surface cells. Finally, add enough oatmeal to make a paste that can be spread onto the face and neck.

Apply gently to face and neck area, being careful not to drag the skin. Leave for 10-15 minutes, and remove gently with warm water.