This one is a game changer.
Besides the pain of exercise itself, the biggest pain of swimming is the dry skin and hair. But don’t worry, this is the 21st century and a quick Google search will result in endless recipes for DIY masks and moisturizers. With so many options, we were left wondering which purported solutions would truly work, so we started experimenting!
We already tried the Honey and Epsom Salt face mask, and we were pretty impressed. It was a little goopy, but the results justified the means. Now it is time to introduce you to the Honey and Aloe Mask. Here are the directions:
Honey and Aloe Face Mask
- 1 tablespoons honey
- 2 tablespoons aloe
Mix the ingredients together and gently apply the mask to your face. Leave it on for 25 to 30 minutes and then gently rinse it off and pat your skin dry! Do the mask 3-4 times per week to stay fresh.
Let us just say: you are welcome. This mask is only 2 ingredients and (*spoiler alert*) it could be the last mask you will ever need.
We will not get too deep into the science of the mask, but it is interesting to understand the benefits of each of the two ingredients. Honey is full of antioxidants, which means it fights wrinkles and slows aging. It also has antibacterial properties, which means it moisturizes, prevents acne, and purifies pores.
If you think that is impressive, wait to be blown away. Many people know about aloe's ability to treat sunburns, but that is just the beginning. The gel is an extraordinary non-greasy moisturizer. Bonus tip for women: rub some on before putting on mineral makeup. Bonus tip for men: use it as aftershave.
Aloe also contains wound healing and anti-inflammatory hormones called Auxin and Gibberellins. These hormones stimulate the growth of skin cells to heal acne and minimize the risk of scarring. But that is not all! The gel also has antioxidants that keep skin firm and young.
Have we convinced you yet? The mask itself is clean and dries quickly, but it never gets uncomfortably stiff. Seriously, you need to try it.