DIY Face Masks For Your Stay At Home Self-Care Routine
Well, here we are cuties...
day UMTEEN of our "Quarantine", "Lock Down", "Shelter in Place" Orders. From a beauty perspective I am sure a lot for us are driving the struggle bus with our outgrown roots and chipped nails (I had a dip powder mani on before all of this happened, and the at home removal was NOT pretty). BUT- I am trying to focus on the positive, and be grateful for my health and the health of my loved ones, regardless of the wrench this has thrown in our every day lives. With that being said- as we all already know, this is the perfect time to take a step back, cuddle with our fur babies, and do some at home self care that I know most of us tend to neglect in the midst of our busy lives. If you have already been practicing extra at home self care and used up all your masks, or forgot to stock up---have no fear! I have researched, and tried all of these DIY Homemade Face masks with ingredients that may already be in your kitchen for all your skin type needs. So let's slice up some cucumbers & feed your face!
Egg White, Oat & Honey Mask
Best For: Oily Skin
Oats will scoop up oil and dirt from your skin and act as an exfoliate. They also contain anti-inflammatory properties and saponins, which is a cleansing agent. Honey has antibacterial and antioxidant benefits which aides in achieving that “glow” while fighting acne and nourishing aging skin. Last but not least,
Egg Whites do wonders for tightening your pores
and toning your skin.
1 Egg White
1 Tsp. Honey
1 Tbsp. Ground Uncooked Oats
Whip together the egg white and honey until well combined and a frothy texture, then add ground oats and mix until you have a paste. Apply to face and massage paste gently into skin.
Leave mask on for 10-15 minutes and remove with warm water.
Avocado, Olive Oil & Aloe Vera Mask
Best For: Dry Skin
Avocado, given its Omega-3 content and its moisturizing properties, is perfect for dry and irritated winter skin not to mention
its natural vitamin, mineral and antioxidant content. Aloe Vera not only rejuvenates the skin, but its antiseptic properties work magic on acne prone skins, Aloe will optimally hydrate your skin and can even be applied
twice a week to repair an itchy and flaky skin.
Olive oil is a powerful ingredient of anti-aging
skincare products; and nourishes, rejuvenates and protects the skin.
1 Tbsp. Aloe Vera Gel
1 Tsp. Olive Oil
Cut about 1/4 of the avocado if only making this mask for one person and mash with a fork.
Avocado should be used fresh. Pour in Olive Oil (or any plant based oil of your choice).
Finish it off with 1 Tbsp of Aloe Vera Gel and mash it all together until it’s a fine paste consistency. Apply mask to a clean face. Let sit until dry, about 10-15 mins.
Rinse off with warm water and pat dry.
Banana, Baking Soda & Turmeric Powder Mask
Best For: Acne Prone Skin
Bananas are packed with vitamin A, which promotes skin-cell turnover and helps pores stay cleaner. And while the turmeric powder wards off acne-causing bacteria, the baking soda absorbs the excess oil in your skin.
1 small banana
1/2 teaspoon baking soda
1/2 teaspoon turmeric powder
Mash banana thoroughly (I prefer a more ripened banana) and then add in your baking soda and Turmeric Powder. Mix well until all ingredients are fully blended together. Apply evenly to clean skin and let it sit for 10 to 15 minutes before rinsing off and applying a lightweight moisturizer.
Our Faces don't have to be the only body part getting pampered so here is a little bonus recipe of my fav DIY Body Scrub
Sugar Body Scrub
Best For: Removing Toxins
Encourages Glowy Skin, and
Stimulates Skin Renewal
For a pleasant all-over-the-body exfoliating scrub, try making a remedy using sugar. Sugar's fine grains make it suitable as an effective, yet gentle exfoliating scrub. Before you exfoliate dampen your skin with warm, but not hot, water. Hot water will leave the skin irritated after exfoliation and will cause over-drying. After skin exfoliation, you should rinse your skin thoroughly and apply a moisturizer.
1 cup of granulated sugar
1/2 cup of almond oil, sesame seed oil, or any vegetable oil
10 to 15 drops of essential natural fragrance oil if you want it to smell as if it was prepared in an expensive spa
Mix the sugar and oil until well blended. If you so desire, add 10 to 15 drops of essential natural fragrance oil. Apply the mix to wet skin using your hands, a washcloth, a loofah sponge, or bath hand glove. Rub gently with circular motions, then rinse off thoroughly.
Note: You don't need to scrub on a daily basis unless you have extremely oily or acne-prone skin. So if you are acne prone, endeavor to stick to an exfoliation treatment about four times a week. For those with normal to dry skin, you need not exfoliate more than once a week.