DYI masks with Ingredients from your kitchen
And whether you’re struggling with blemishes, dryness, or just want to restore that coveted youthful glow, there’s a DIY recipe for all your skincare woes. It is - basically an excuse- to have your own at-home spa day. Making a mask part of your weekly ritual is great way to care for your skin and soothe any pre-holiday stress.
The homemade masks ahead are just what the doctor—specifically the dermatologist—ordered. Now, all that’s left to do is turn down the lights, slip into some cozy jammies, and pour yourself a cup of tea (or vino if your prefer). Now, that’s a night well spent.
1. MATCHA MASK:
Matcha is one of the buzziest skincare ingredients—and for good reason. It delivers a bevy of antioxidant and brightening benefits. Want skin so flawless it’ll make others green with envy? Mix it with honey, cinnamon, and sandalwood essential oil.
1 tablespoon Matcha green tea
1 teaspoon honey
a little pinch of cinnamon (not for sensitive skin)
½ tablespoon boiled water
5 drops of sandalwood essential oil
Mix in a bowl, adding the water slowly until you reach a consistency thick enough to apply.
Apply to face (avoiding the eye area) and neck and relax for 20 minutes.
Rinse off, tone and moisturise.
2. HONEY ROSE MASK:
The therapeutic boon of rose petals extend well beyond a restorative bath. Winter wreaking havoc on your skin? Give dullness and dryness the one-two punch with rose petals (rich in vitamin C and E), and healing honey.
2 dried roses, cut up into small pieces
1 1/2 Tbs honey (raw or Manuka honey is best for the skin)
2 tsp melted coconut oil
Mix ingredients in a small jar or bowl and set aside.
Use a gentle cleanser to wash away any dirt, oil, or makeup from your face
Pat dry and apply a layer of the honey rose face mask. Since we’re using honey and coconut oil it may drip a little bit, so wrap a towel around your neck and kick back for the next 10 minutes.
Feel free to leave it on a little longer if you like, but 10-15 minutes is all you need.
Rinse off with warm water and pat dry.
Store excess mask in the refrigerator and just microwave at 15 second intervals (to melt the coconut oil) before using again.
3. OAKMEAL HONEY MASK
Anyone prone to sensitivity, dryness, and even acne needs a little more oatmeal in their life, specifically their skincare routine. The soothing and moisturising abilities of this beloved breakfast staple date all the way back to 2,000 BC! And when mixed with coconut oil and honey, it forms a wonderfully nourishing mask.
1/3 C. oats 1 TBS honey 1 TBS coconut oil 1-2 TBS water
Coffee grinder Mixing bowl and spoon
1. Use a coffee grinder to grind oats into an oatmeal powder (you can use a blender, but may not get the same consistency). 2. In a bowl, mix oatmeal, honey, and coconut oil together. Add water a little at a time until it forms a paste. It shouldn’t be too thin or thick, but just enough to add to your face and not fall off.
1. To protect your clothes from the mask possibly dripping off, you may want to drape a towel over your chest/neck. Also pull any loose hair out of the way. 2. Wash your face so you have a clean base. Dry your face before continuing. 3. Using your fingers or a fan brush, apply the honey oatmeal face mask generously on your face, avoiding eyes, nostrils and mouth. 4. Leave the mask on for 5-10 minutes. It may dry out somewhat, which is completely fine. 5. Rinse the mask off your face with cool water. If you need to rub dried up parts off, use gentle, circular motions. 6. Pat your skin dry with a soft towel. 7. Apply your favourite moisturiser and enjoy how smooth and moisturised your skin feels!
Credit: content by Domino, A cultivated nest, Tattooed Martha
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