Why use a face mask every day?

Is it true that you can create a beautiful and radiant complexion with cosmetics alone? Definitely not. I truly believe that our face mirrors our everyday life, our worries, our joy, and especially when we are healthy and happy, you can really see it. It's not for nothing that they say about happy people - "You glow!".

But of course, a natural glow also comes from basic daily skin care. For example, one of the basic conditions for healthy skin is regular cleansing and moisturising. But it's important to remember that from time to time, the skin needs deep hydration - a 'bomb' of vitamins and antioxidants to help make up for the deficiencies in our daily routine.

This is especially true now, as extra skin care is particularly important with the onset of the heating season. A deeply moisturising and nourishing face mask can help you protect your skin from dryness and other signs of dehydration. By choosing a face mask that suits your skin type and its characteristics, you can reduce certain skin imperfections. For example, to prevent shine caused by oily skin, to reduce redness in dry skin or simply to give your skin a natural glow.

Why choose a vegan face mask?

Although the shelves are full of face masks to suit every skin type, it's worth taking a closer look at the ingredients. The chemicals used in the manufacturing process can cause allergies or irritate your skin.

In addition, if you are a vegan or want to ensure that your skin care does not harm the health of the environment or animals, it is worth looking at eco-friendly alternatives. Because these solutions will also provide your skin with the nutrients it needs in the right combinations and doses for your skin type.

And by the way, if you want to use natural as well as vegan cosmetics in your daily routine, the good news is that you can make some products at home if you want to, including face masks and scrubs, for example. Since these skincare products should not be used every day, you can organise your own facial spa from time to time with minimal effort. Not only will you feel good about what you've done for yourself, but you'll also gain confidence in the ingredients of these skincare products. This, in turn, will also help you avoid unwanted skin reactions

3 types of homemade vegan face masks

We share practical recipes to inspire you to make your own healthy and eco-friendly face mask. Remember to gently towel dry your skin after applying your face mask. Scrubbing hard will not only irritate your skin, it will also contribute to the ageing process.

1.Avocado and banana face mask will deeply hydrate and smooth the skin - avocado contains vitamins E and C and banana contains vitamins A, B, E and potassium.

You will need: 2 tablespoons mashed avocado, 1 tablespoon mashed banana, 1 teaspoon jojoba oil, 1 teaspoon lemon or orange juice.
How to use? Mix all ingredients in a bowl. Apply the mixture to your face and leave it for about 15-20 minutes until dry. Wash off with cool water.

Avocado contains vitamins E and C, it will help improve skin elasticity

2.Coffee, cocoa and oatmeal mask for intensive skin renewal.
You will need: 1 tablespoon ground coffee beans (or ground coffee), 1 tablespoon cocoa powder, 1 tablespoon ground oatmeal, coconut milk.
How to use? Mix all dry ingredients. Add enough coconut milk to make a spreadable paste. Apply to face and leave on for about 20 minutes. Wash off with cool water.

3.Banana and turmeric face mask for dry and dull skin
You will need: 1 tablespoon mashed banana, 1 teaspoon baking soda, half teaspoon turmeric powder
How to use? Mix the banana and turmeric powder. Add the baking soda and apply to the skin on your face. Leave on for about 20 minutes and then wash off with cool water.

After washing off the face mask, cleanse your skin with micellar water and apply a face cream that suits your skin type.

For example, if you have oily skin, apply our moisturising face cream to help regulate moisture levels and reduce shine. Similarly, if you have dry skin, choose our intensely nourishing face cream, which acts as a powerful antioxidant to soften the skin and help the absorption of active ingredients. And the emollient face cream will suit all skin types - it will soothe your skin and give it a radiant look.

In Love,
Maija Rieksta-Riekstiņa
CEO and creator of Vegan Fox