Summer is at its end, and if you’re like me and love to spend time outside, chances are a few extra sun spots have appeared and your existing ones may have darkened. Instead of spending thousands on painful, invasive laser treatments try our beautifully thin and light DIY face mask, specifically tailored to lighten and blur those sun spots.
Our DIY face mask combines apple cider vinegar, lemon and honey to help minimise the appearance of sun spots (and hyperpigmentation) whilst moisturising and nourishing the skin.
Apple cider vinegar helps to inhibit the production of melanin, the pigment in the skin that creates dark spots and helps them to appear lighter over time. It’s also a great natural option for those who suffer from breaks outs as it is a natural source of Alpha Hydroxy Acids [a mild acid used in many face creams] which helps to remove dead skin cells and balance the PH levels of the skin. It is also a natural antibacterial.
Apple cider vinegar can trigger irritation for those with sensitive skin so we recommend doing a patch test first.
Lemons are a fantastic skin lightener as they are packed full of antioxidants which are proven to reduce the amount of melanin that is produced when applied to your skin and used regularly. The citric acid also works as a natural exfoliant to break and remove dead skin skills which is essential to a lighter, glowing complexion.
And finally, the skin superfood: honey. Honey draws moisture into the skin, therefore acting as an emollient in skin lightening, meaning it helps to soothe and soften the skin as the lemon and apple cider vinegar work their magic.
For best results, do this mask once a week and incorporate Lee Holmes’ beauty trick into your daily routine: dabbing a mixture of fresh lemon and apple cider vinegar to your dark spots each night before bed. We also recommend you invest in a natural sunscreen or tinted moisturiser with SPF to prevent any further damage.
1. Combine 1/2- 1 tablespoons of raw organic honey and 1-2 teaspoons of organic apple cider vinegar [ensure that is has ‘the mother’]
[TIP: ensure the honey is a room temperature before starting as it will be alot easier to mix and combine the ingredients]
2. Add a squeeze of fresh lemon
3. Stir well
4. Apply to a clean face and leave for 10-20 minutes
5. Rinse with warm water and finish with your favourite natural beauty balm or moisturiser
RELAX & ENJOY
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TIPS AND TRICKS
- Store in an air tight container at room temperate for up to 2-3 days
- Patch test first to ensure you do not react with the apple cider vinegar
- Obviously lemon can sting so avoid any areas of the skin that maybe broken, scabbed or raw