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DIY Face Masks

Experience the spa from your own home...

FIVE-STEP FACE MASKS

Our friendly team at the Alchemist Spa wanted to give our followers a few tips on some self-care rituals to ease you through difficult times, and to restore some calm in your day-to-day routines. Over the next few weeks, we will be sharing our trade secrets, straight from the heart of our spa.

Our team have a wealth of knowledge to guide you through your very own at-home spa journeys, starting with these three face masks - they each utilise household store cupboard items you may have to hand, and some we have highlighted substitutes for those extra special ingredients.


Choose your mask...
Visible Brilliance to improve the appearance of uneven texture and skin tone

How it works
Just like milk, yogurt is filled to the brim with lactic acid which makes a visible difference to the skin by lifting away rough and lack lustre surface cells to uncover much newer, brighter ones. Thanks to the moisture magnet honey, skin feels soft and elastic whilst Turmeric is useful for combating pigmentation. 

What you will need
• 1 tablespoon of natural plain yoghurt
• 1 tablespoon of honey
• 1 teaspoon of turmeric 

Visible Brilliance

to improve the appearance of uneven texture and skin tone

Glow Like A Goddess to beat a dull and lacklustre complexion

How it works
Aloe Vera is filled to bursting with vitamins A, C, E, B1; B2,B3, B6 and B12 which mean the radiance boosting, skin smoothing and hydrating properties are pretty much unrivalled. Team with papaya, which holds natural exfoliating enzymes that will help dissolve tired skin cells, this mask will leave your skin with an amazing rested dewy glow.

What you will need
• 1 tablespoon of cacao powder
• 1/4 of papaya
• 1 squeeze of aloe vera gel

Glow Like A Goddess

to beat a dull and lacklustre complexion

Manuka Magic to help soothe acne prone skin and remedy blemishes

How it works
If you suffer from angry skin, acne and redness, this mask will help calm and heal in a natural way. Both the healing and bacteria zapping properties of Manuka honey along with turmeric with its anti-inflammatory properties to help bring down any redness in the skin, incorporated with the sea salt to help clean and reduce inflammation and infection, this face mask with its three ingredients is a skin SOS.

What you will need
• 
1 tablespoon of Manuka (or ordinary) honey
• 1 teaspoon of turmeric
• 1/2 teaspoon of sea salt 

Manuka Magic

to help soothe acne prone skin and remedy blemishes


Let's get started...
STEP ONE
Pick your potion...


Choose your facial from the three options above, each has been specially designed for either; uneven texture & skin tone, dull & lacklustre complexion, or acne-prone & blemished skin...

STEP TWO
Mix the magic...



Take your ingredients and mix them together in a small bowl to create the mask.

STEP THREE
Apply...



Using your fingers, gently apply the mask mixture to clean skin in soft circular motions.

STEP FOUR
Relax...



Now for the best part.....relax! Pass the time doing whatever you love; read your favourite book, sing or dance around your bedroom or take a warming bath for 15-20 minutes whilst the mask gets to work.

STEP FIVE
Rinse...


Rinse off the mask with a damp cloth and moisturise your skin, and voilà!

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