Besides the painfulness of exercise, the biggest pain of swimming is the dry skin and hair. But don’t worry, this is the 21st century and a quick search will result in endless recipes for DIY masks and moisturizers.
With so many options, I was curious about what recipes would actually work. I’m happy with my moisturizers, but there’s something weirdly satisfying about doing it yourself. I can’t be the only one who feels that way, right… Right?!
My search returned an interesting mask called the Epsom salt and Honey Mask. Here are the incredibly simple directions:
- 2 tablespoons honey
- 2 tablespoons Epsom salt
Mix the ingredients together and gently apply the mask to your face. Leave it on for a minimum of 30 minutes and then gently rinse it off and pat your skin dry!
Are you kidding?! The only thing easier than a 2-ingredient mask is a pre-packaged moisturizer. It’s like the perfect combination of “DIY” and not actually “doing” that much!
Plus, honey and Epsom salt are pretty common household products, so the mask probably shouldn’t require a trip to the grocery store for many of you. Convenience at its finest.
Following the recipe to make the mask is obviously ridiculously easy, but be warned: You do not want to use the whole mixture with one mask.
I accidentally put a bit too much on, so the thick goop was uncomfortably sliding down my face until I wiped some of it off. I would either half the recipe or plan to save some of the mixture for a future mask.
But I digress. In all seriousness I was stunned by the results. Not only was the mask moisturizing, but also it treated a few blemishes I had.
Simple and effective. A little messy but completely worth it.