DIY Summer Face Mask

DIY Summer Face Mask

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Honey Turmeric Summer Glow Mask

We reached out to our resident clean beauty expert Nicolina Kolster, founder of Matka Essentials, and asked her to create the perfect mask to combat Vancouver Island winters.

Summer has arrived, cold pressed cocktails are in rotation, and you are ready for everything the hot weather has to offer. Except… maybe your skin still feels dry, dull, and blotchy from the long winter months and no amount of moisturizer will do. Luckily we have the ultimate solution.

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  • Fights off acne and breakouts

  • Reduces the appearance of scars and stretch marks

  • Brightens up dark circles and age spots

  • Soothes dry and itchy skin

  • Protects against sun and free radical damage.

How is that for a superpower? By adding honey, aloe vera, and yogurt you are only up-ing the list of benefits. Honey is antimicrobial and anti-aging, while aloe vera soothes even the most agitated and sensitive skin types (and sun burns!) and yogurt helps balance the pH of the skin + is very moisturizing.

This is Nicco’s personal go-to mask after a long day in the scorching sun.
It’ll help reduce that crispyness and induce a golden, dewy complexion.

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  • 1 tbsp honey

  • 1 tsp aloe vera gel

  • 1/4 tsp turmeric powder

  • 2 tbsp natural yogurt

Be sure the cloth or towel you use is dark in colour. There is a risk of staining it yellow thanks to the turmeric.
But don’t worry, your skin will not turn bright yellow from this mask!

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Mix honey and aloe vera gel in a small cup.

Add the yogurt + turmeric.

Mix until you get a smooth, creamy consistency.

Wash your face like you normally would.

Apply your mask to clean skin with an applicator, or your fingers.

Leave on for 5-10 minutes.

Wash off with warm water or a (dark) face cloth.

Finish your summer glow facial with a nourishing moisturizer.

This mask is great for all skin types and can be repeated as frequently as desired.

Nicolina is an invaluable member of the GLJ team. Along with getting sh@! done on the daily, she is also our in-house photographer (have you seen her gorgeous images?!) and runs her own clean beauty business on the side! For the next week (June 9th-16th) Nico will be offering 15% off to new subscribers! Head over to:


Nicolina graduated from Canadian School of Natural Nutrition in 2017 as a Registered Holistic Nutritionist, after completing a 3-year cosmetology and aesthetics program in Helsinki. When it comes to skin, Nico believes there is no one-fits-all kind of deal; every single person is unique. As a fully registered holistic nutritionist and skincare consultant, she provides guidance towards a more natural approach and understanding of the body + how to feel and look your best in the healthiest way possible.

Instagram @matkaholistics


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