3 natural face masks for glowing skin & relaxation

For many people, the ultimate pamper session involves a candle-lit bubble bath, soothing music and time away from it all. Being able to lie back and forget about the things that have been whizzing around in your mind all day can be bliss.

As well as the usual candles and nice aromas, face masks are another great way to unwind and also cleanse the skin. To inspire you to try something new, here are our top picks:

Rose otto face masks


If you’re looking for a nutrient-rich clay based face mask with a sweet, floral scent, a rose otto face mask could be just the ticket. For the best results, it should be applied twice a week.

How do they work?

Rose Otto tones the skin and improves its texture, making it seem smoother and more youthful. It removes dead cells and impurities, tones and purifies, restoring radiance. Research undertaken in 2010 by German scientists suggested that rose oil can make your skin more permeable so that it can absorb more nutrients.

Activated charcoal face masks


Activated charcoal face masks are being hailed as a magic ingredient for the skin. Suitable for most complexions, activated charcoal face masks are a soothing treat for the skin. They may be black in colour, but once they’re rinsed away they’ll leave your skin feeling so clean and soft that you’re bound to become a charcoal convert.

Applying a charcoal face mask couldn’t be easier. Simply dampen your face and neck and gently apply the face mask all over, avoiding the delicate area around your eyes. All you need to do then is relax and allow the mask to penetrate for fifteen minutes, before rinsing off with warm water and a soft cloth.

How do they work?

Rich in minerals, the activated charcoal in the masks works hard to balance the oil levels in your skin, removing excess oil and impurities. If you have acne prone skin, you’ll love how the face mask traps bacteria, deep cleans your pores, clears up blackheads and clarifies your complexion. Activated charcoal also helps to tighten pores, reduce inflammation and smooth out wrinkled skin.

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Manuka honey face masks


Why not try a Manuka honey face mask? Gentle on the skin while removing impurities, Manuka honey or “liquid gold” as it’s also known, is the ultimate tonic for lifeless skin. It’s easy to apply, dries in five minutes, moisturises and then hydrates your skin, leaving it feeling silky smooth.

How do they work?

Manuka honey is the highest quality of honey you can buy and has four times the mineral content of regular flower honey. It gets rid of certain types of bacteria naturally, promotes skin cell growth, soothes burns and wounds, nourishes dry skin and removes blemishes.

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