LIFESTYLE & MIND
Superfood Face Masks That Your Skin Will Love This Summer
The secret to great skin is as close as your kitchen! Pamper yourself with these simple, trusted homemade facial masks, suitable for all skin types!
At Equi we are passionate about skin health and helping people achieve clear, glowing skin that is more resistant to ageing is a big part of what we do. As a registered nutritional therapist (Alice Mackintosh) specialising in skin and a busy city professional and previous sufferer of severe adult acne (Rosie Speight), we have picked up a lot of skin tips over the years. We believe that to get real results you have to bring together two approaches – inside-out, and outside-in.
Alongside a good diet and consistent sleep, our multi-award winning skin product Beautiful is designed to comprehensively take care of the inside-out approach. When it comes to outside-in, we have found that natural, chemical free products are key, as it's suiting your regime to your skin type. Cleansing, toning and moisturising are vital, especially if you wear makeup or live in a polluted city.
We are also big fans of good homemade face masks and Alice regularly recommends these for her clients with skin conditions. They are also great for giving your skin a gentle pep up before an event if you have run out of a shop bought face mask, or simply to help nourish with nutritious ingredients to keep it looking healthy on a day-to-day basis. We love the fact that you can control what goes into these to ensure the ingredients remain completely natural and you can also be sure of the dose of powerful ingredients that may actually make a difference to your skin.
Oily – these ingredients are designed to naturally control oil production and pH, whilst supporting with probiotic ingredients to prevent spot formation. Oatmeal helps to draw out impurities from the skin and spirulina algae contains a wealth of antioxidants, vitamin A, C and amino acids.
Dry or Sensitive skin – this mask is all about bringing hydration to the skin by delivering essential fats and moisture bringing aloe vera. Rich in nutrients, antioxidants and also a source of good bacteria, which is essential for any smooth, glowing complexion.
Acne Prone – This mask isn’t the prettiest, but the combination of turmeric powder and manuka honey helps to reduce inflammation, fight infection and nurture the skin. If your skin can tolerate it, you can also add a tiny dab of tea tree oil directly onto spots after you wash this mask off.
Anti-aging antioxidants – Hydrating healthy fats, powerful antioxidants, vitamins C and A plus a little caffeine make this is THE perfect anti-aging mask!
For more health advice and information about how Equi’s multi-award winning supplements can help your skin check out www.equilondon.com or find us on social media @equilondo. You can find out more information about consulting with Alice Mackintosh on her website www.alicemackintosh.com