3 DIY Face Masks you can make using ingredients from your kitchen.

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3 DIY Face Masks you can make using ingredients from your kitchen.

If you need a reminder, we are currently facing a global pandemic – I am obviously being precocious. While we are at home isolating why not start a skincare routine? These 3 DIY Face Masks using ingredients from your kitchen are an easy and fun way to get started.

Many of us are starting to implement workouts, learning new skills and taking up new hobbies. Your skin care routine can definitely count as a hobby/ distraction/ way to kill time. 

The benefits to implementing a skin care routine are endless:

  1. Your skin will look better 
  2. It will look healthier
  3. You may notice fewer fine lines and wrinkles
  4. A more even tone 
  5. Combat dullness
  6. Reduce the appearance of age spots /sun damage
  7. MOST IMPORTANTLY good skin will improve your confidence
  8. Taking time to do something for yourself will boost your mood.

Think of your skin care routine as you would a workout routine. The more we keep at it the sooner we will see the results we want.

Before trying one of these 3 DIY face masks, wash your face.

Remove debris that may have accumulated on your skin during the day prior to masking. Even if you aren’t wearing makeup cleansing is good practice because: 

  1. Dust and pollution accumulate on the surface of our skin making nutrient rich masks work less effectively 
  2. You simply cannot apply a mask onto a full face of makeup. It’ll end up being really messy and ineffective.

Moral of the story: give your face a good ol cleanse prior to treating it with an amazing nutrient rich mask.

You can find my favourite cleansers here: My Favourite Cleansers

The best time to try one of these DIY face mask is actually after exfoliating. Because when we exfoliate, we remove the dead skin cells and our mask is able to nourish the new healthy cells that are revealed.

For more on exfoliating and my DIY recipe read this post: Everything you need to know about about exfoliating.

DIY Face Mask #1 Anti-aging and Moisturizing: 

If you want to pamper yourself while reaping some amazing antiaging and moisturizing benefits for your skin, try this DIY MASK.

What you will need:

Coffee grinds x1 tablespoon: 

  • Caffeine is an outstanding anti-inflammatory which helps reduce puffiness and any inflammation that you may experience on the skin 
  • It also reduces the appearance of fine lines and wrinkles 
  • It’s rich in antioxidants which protects the skin against free radicals.

Honey x 2 Tablespoon:

  • Opens up and cleanses your pores which is amazing for reducing the appearance of blackheads 
  • It also has antioxidants, antiseptic, and antibacterial properties. 

Olive oil x 1 Tablespoon:

  • Contains the fat-soluble vitamins A, D, E, and K. which are amazing for boosting skins elasticity
  • It has outstanding moisturizing effects.

HOW TO:

  • Mix ingredients together in a bowl
  • Apply onto your face avoiding the eyes
  • Leave on for 10-15 minutes
  • Rinse off

DIY Face Mask #2 Texture and Hydration: 

If your skin is prone to breaking out and is feeling a little bit dry and flakey than this mask is perfect for you! 

What you will need:

Honey x1 Tablespoon:

  • Honey opens up and cleanses your pores which is amazing for reducing the appearance of blackheads
  • It’ also rich in antioxidants, is an antiseptic, and has antibacterial properties. 

Coconut oil x1 Tablespoon:

Coconut Oil:

Aloe Vera Gel or juice x2 Tablespoons:

  • Relieves skin irritation
  • Fight acne 
  • Slow signs of aging
  • Prevents and fades dark spots
  • Lightly exfoliates the skin
  • Reduces inflammation and texture.

HOW TO:

  • Mix ingredients together in a bowl
  • Apply onto your face avoiding the eyes
  • Leave on for 10-15 minutes
  • Rinse off

DIY Face Mask #3 Hydration and Brightening: 

DIY Face mask to nourish your skin.

This is the best option for skin that is feeling dehydrated and looking a bit dull and blah. Hydrate and perk up that skin with these ingredients from your kitchen.

What you will need:

Sour cream x2 tablespoons

  • The active ingredient in Sour Cream is Lactic Acid, which is a natural gentle exfoliant which promotes new skin cell generation
  • Evens out skin tone
  • Reduces the appearance of fine lines
  • Aids in moisture retention
  • Promotes Collagen production.

Citrus (any citrus you have on hand) juice x1 Tablespoon and a bit of zest:

  • Vitamin C rich citrus, helps destroy free radicals providing a radiant glow to your skin
  • Citrus helps reduce the appearance of sunspots and uneven skin tone 
  • Vitamin C aids in your skin’s natural regeneration process, which helps your body repair damaged skin cells. New skin cells = a fresher more radiant complexion.

Coconut oil x1 Tablespoon:

  • Reduces inflammation
  • Moisturizes the skin
  • helping heal areas affected by blemishes.

Honey x1/2 Tablespoon: 

  • Honey opens up and cleanses your pores which is amazing for reducing the appearance of blackheads
  • It’s also rich in antioxidants, is an antiseptic, and has antibacterial properties.

HOW TO:

  • Mix ingredients together in a bowl
  • Apply onto your face avoiding the eyes
  • Leave on for 10-15 minutes
  • Rinse off

Here’s a video of me making a DIY mask using ingredients from my kitchen:

DIY Face Mask

Thanks so much for reading ! Please let me know if you try one of these 3 DIY face masks at home. I would love to hear your thoughts 🙂

And if you aren’t a DIY kinda gal these masks from Sephora are amazing ! Sephora face masks

xo Shira

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