Watermelon, Aloe & Honey Skin Cleansing Face Mask
Updated: Feb 28, 2022
I'm super passionate about taking care of skin the natural way. It's amazing how the skin can glow when it is treated gently. Cleansed softly, moisturised daily and protected with a strong SPF.
Sometimes I do want to cleanse my skin, without stripping it of its natural oils and moisture. Especially during these hot and a little bit sticky summer days!
Watermelon is not only super refreshing to eat, its super refreshing to....wear! At least for a short time. This mask is my go-to face mask in the summertime because it's super light, refreshing and moisturising. It is chilled so cold when applied to the skin. It has a serum like texture and stays wet when applied to the face. It is non sticky and can be rinsed off with just water.
The secret to this recipe is fresh, chilled watermelon.
Watermelon contains vitamins and enzymes which gently tone and brighten the skin. Aloe vera has amazing cooling properties and is easily absorbed into the skin. I also add coconut oil and lastly honey to my face mask because these ingredients have anti-inflammatory properties.
If you have oily skin (and no visible blemishes), you could add 1-2 teaspoons of lime juice for a more intensive cleanse. Lime juice contains citric acid which breaks down dead skin cells. If your skin is dry, has spots or blemishes I would skip the lime juice, as it may aggravate the skin. Personally, I do not use lime juice.
For this recipe it's important to chill all of the ingredients in the fridge. Blend the mixture well well so that the aloe vera and watermelon pieces break up completely. As you blend the mixture will turn from a runny liquid into a smooth texture, like mayonnaise.
If you don't have a blender it's not a big deal but it might take you longer to get the desired consistency. You could just mash the aloe and watermelon with a fork, then add the chilled coconut oil and honey and whisk.
If the ingredients are not chilled, the mixture will stay runny.
I use this mask whenever I want a gentle clean and a nice bright summer glow. I hope you enjoy trying it!
I've given this recipe in ratios, so you can make as much or little as you need depending on the parts of the skin you would like to apply this mask.
If you decide to give this recipe a go, please share your thoughts, pictures and recipe tweaks. Good luck!
Cut open aloe leaf and watermelon and separate the flesh from the seed and skin.
Add the aloe and watermelon pulp, honey, coconut oil (and lime juice if using) to a blender and mix for at least one minute. The mixture will turn into a paste. If you do not have a blender, use a fork to mash all of the ingredients together.
Transfer to a clean jar. Refrigerate (if not using straight away).
When you are ready to use the mixture apply it generously to the face.
Leave for 10-15 minutes.
Rinse your face gently with water.
I always apply a natural face oil afterwards. Recipe is on my blog. If you need help finding it, let me know!
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