It’s that time of the year when the world (read holiday stress, family dramas, chaotic travels, endless parties and gatherings, lack of sleep, pure exhaustion etc etc etc!) is conspiring to give you deathly-dull skin, a blotchy complexion, flakes, dark circles and insane spots. But this is also the time of the year when you need to look your glow-y, flawless best… day after day after day. So what’s a poor girl to do?
My personal saviour is this straight-from-the-kitchen face mask that’s perfect for reviving even the most exhausted and lacklustre complexions. It’s got glycerin for some intense re-hydration, cucumber to de-puff, egg whites to nourish and honey as the ultimate skin reviver.
And thankfully it’s super-simple to make, since nobody has a single iota of effort left to spare during these crazy days.
1/2 cucumber, 2 tablespoons honey, 1 egg white, 1 teaspoon glycerin, 1 tablespoon corn flour or caster sugar
1. Peel and chop the cucumber; combine it with the remaining ingredients and blend until smooth.
2. Apply a generous layer to your skin, including the neck and decollate area.
3. Leave on for 20 minutes; then rinse off using gentle circular motions.