While she names Lorencin’s at-home facial kit as her pack recommendation if you’re looking to purchase products, sharing that she definitely stands by the investment, she understands that more affordable at-home options may be preferable for the time being.
“I know that times are hard right now and people don’t have a lot of extra money, but don’t let the care for yourself slip through the cracks during this time. There are a lot of simple things you can do like the yoghurt and honey [mask I’m going to take you through]. You can find ways to take care of yourself, for yourself and by yourself, during this odd time of COVID,” she explains.
What you’ll need for the base:
“Buy some yoghurt – plain, full fat [yoghurt], because you want it [to be] as hydrating as possible for your skin,” says Lorencin. FYI, Berry recommends coconut yoghurt as a vegan alternative. “[Then] mix it with some honey – that’s a base for any of your masks,” Lorencin continues. As for the exact amounts you'll need per mask, the pair recommend a teaspoon of each.
What you can add to combat specific skin concerns:
Berry has some suggestions in terms of what to add to the equation to dial in on certain concerns, too. “For dry skin, add a slice of avocado and a few drops of avocado oil,” she says. Lorencin also recommends adding a little banana for some potassium-rich hydration help. “[On the other hand, for acneic skin, add a bit of powdered charcoal, or add a few drops of chlorophyll to fight breakouts and reduce inflammation,” Berry advises.
How to apply and when to rinse off:
“Mix ingredients together into a bowl, massage into clean skin [across the] face and neck, then leave on for 15-20 minutes [before rinsing off],” Berry explains of the application process.
She has a tip for enhancing the experience in the serenity stakes, too. “For best results, relax in the bath or in a steamy shower for 5-10 minutes before rinsing it off,” she says. “This mask is rich in probiotics, which are very helpful with skin balancing and congestion. The honey is [also] a natural humectant, [so] it attracts water from the air to your skin.”
Well, if you need us, we’ll be marinating our masks in the tub as per Berry’s stellar advice…