Do It Yourself Monday #001 - Think Lush face mask, at a fraction of the price.

You may have noticed one of my interests is DIY and you may be thinking what on earth?! But I'm not talking about the DIY that involves nails and hammers, but DIY beauty, fashion and gift ideas etc.

Do It Yourself Monday will consist of a project each Monday (or every other, I shall see how it goes!) that could range from a face mask to beauty tutorials and much more. Quite often many DIY ideas involve many products you would find in your cupboard and are therefore very cheap and easy to make! Now onto todays DIY.

I thought I would start with a simple one this week – A face mask for dry skin.

It has been getting very cold recently and as a result my skin has been suffering, this face mask is the perfect remedy for those dry skin problems. There are only three ingredients, of which I’m sure most of you will have.

1 Banana
1 teaspoon Olive Oil
1 teaspoon Baby Oil

First, chop up the banana into smallish pieces. Bananas contain lots of vitamins and minerals and are full of soothing properties which help to reduce inflammation of the skin.

Then put into a bowl and mash with a fork – try not to mash it too much like I did otherwise it will run off your face.

Add 1 teaspoon of Olive Oil and 1 teaspoon of Baby Oil and mix. Olive oil contains a natural moisturiser called squalene, great for those dry patches in the winter months. Baby oil is great at locking in moisture, helping to protect the skin.

Then comes the fun part...put it on your face! When I did this it was very cooling, which was quite relaxing. It smells delicious but try not to eat it as I am sure it is not particularly tasty what with the baby oil and all! Leave on your face for 15 to 20 minutes and rinse with warm water, then apply moisturiser. I did this the other day and I have to say it really did help clear up some of the dry patches on my face!

Little tip: Use the leftover on your hands and feet to help keep them hydrated also!

XOXO Carissa


  1. looks yummy! I'd eat this, ahah!well, not really, but ya know :) x

  2. Wow, that looks way easy. Going to have to try! Thanks!

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  4. Great post, i'm going to try this :).

    Sadie x

  5. I think this sounds like a great post! I really love natural beauty but Lush products can be quite pricey, especially when I could make them myself. Unfortunately I won't be trying this one because I have oily/prone to breakouts skin, but keep up the good work! I'm sure the dry-skinned girls will appreciate it! (Might try this on my feet haha!).

    Morag x

  6. I am just out of Lush's 'oatifix' this is a great substitute!


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