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It’s winter time in Nairobi. Although I appreciate the change in seasons, I don’t like the effects this will have on my skin. When it’s cold, the air is drier than in warmer months. Cold air can dry out skin so easily.

Sometimes in winter months, applying your favourite moisturizer religiously isn’t going to cut it. You need to pump up the hydration and DIY facemasks can help. These are some of the facemasks that can help this cold season.

Homemade Banana Facemask

Banana facemasks are great for people with combination skin i.e. dry skin in some areas and oily skin in others. They are great at hydrating without making greasy skin any greasier. Bananas can also lighten and brighten skin giving you a new found glow. You can use bananas on their own and they will still give you great skin results.

My Top Facemask Picks For Cold Weather

-Egg Facemask

Egg whites can do dry skin justice during the cold season. They tighten pores, fade acne, reduce the speed of aging, etc. Egg yolks heal dry, flaky skin, hydrate, treat inflammation, etc. The only thing I don’t like about this facemask is how stinky it is… but in the end it’s all worth it.

My Top Facemask Picks For Cold Weather

PS: Make sure you hit play below to check out an easy way to split your egg white and egg yolk.

-Avocado Facemask

Avocados can do no wrong. We know they’re good for us because they’re the good kind of fat, but did you know they can work amazing wonders on your skin? Avocados are high in vitamins, antioxidants and minerals which makes them a highly revered beauty ingredient.

My Top Facemask Picks For Cold Weather

They can be applied plain or mixed with other ingredients.

-Green Tea Facemask

Over the next few weeks I plan to use my green tea and coconut oil facemask because it is a great way to moisturize skin this cold season. Adding plain yoghurt/honey to the two is sure to make an explosion of moisture on my skin. I can’t wait to share with you the results.

My Top Facemask Picks For Cold Weather

What measures are you taking to protect your skin this cold season? It’s raining now and soon it will be cold and foggy and all those other things that will get us wishing for some sun. Remember, it’s never too early to start protecting your skin.