Here are a few DIY face masks made from kitchen ingredients…
These will be suitable for all skin types, but especially sensitive, like me
Oatmeal Face Mask
- Just enough hot water to help create a paste out of the oatmeal powder
- 1/3 – 1/2 cup powdered oatmeal (baby oatmeal is awesome for this!)
- 2-3 Tablespoons of plain yogurt (full fat greek is good)
- 2-3 Tablespoons of honey
The container you use to store your mask in NEEDS to be disinfected, the best way to do this is to store in a glass container you can boil. I bought these little jars at Wal-Mart, they can be taken apart and put back together, do not boil the rubber ring, remove it and replace when jars are cooled. Mix the paste up in a glass bowl that has also been disinfected, I used a small silicone whisk to blend, works great. Make sure water is just hot enough to get oatmeal dissolved and mix all ingredients until they make a slightly thick paste. I then put it in the fridge to get cool. Check it after about an hour and it should have thickened up . Use a spoon and scoop some out and put it in a bowl and apply to face, a big fan brush is great for this, until you have a good covering. Relax for about 10 -15 minutes and rinse with luke warm water making sure to get off all the oatmeal. You should see a difference immediately if you have any redness from having reactive skin, it should be considerably lessened by the oatmeal and yogurt combo. Then enjoy happy skin 🙂
Above are the 3 ingredients I used to make the mask. The most expensive thing was the honey! jar, oatmeal powder and plain greek yogurt,all walmart brand, I already had the honey, were a total of about $10. This would be at least $35 in a salon plus a tip.
- 1/4 Cup powered milk picked up at your local grocery store
This is a really easy one. Pour you out some powered milk into a bowl. Get you about a cup of really warm water and slowly mix with milk powder to form a paste. Apply to face using a fan brush or your fingers. Apply and let dry then rinse off with warm water. The lactic acid in the milk will help to exfoliate your face without eating your skin off, especially if it is sensitive. You skin should feel smoother and look brighter!
- 1 Tablespoon of Cocoa
- 1 Tablespoon of Oatmeal Powder (baby oatmeal again, this stuff is awesome!)
- 1 Tablespoon of runny honey
Mix Cocoa, oatmeal and honey. Gradually stir in milk to dilute until it is of a moderate consistency. Apply to face with fingers and smooth as best you can. Leave on 10-15 minutes and rinse with luke warm water. The Cocoa is a protective antioxidant that helps with environmental stressors, the oatmeal is soothing and the honey is anti-bacterial. This mask should leave your skin soft, bacteria free (for at least a while) and de-stressed.
- 2 Tablespoons of Cocoa
- 1 Tablespoon of Cold Pressed, Natural Coconut oil
Add cocoa powder to warm and soft coconut oil. Stir well until creamy. Apply for about 15 minutes and rinse with luke warm water. Once again the cocoa is an antioxidant and the coconut oil is one of the best skin softeners and moisturizers on the planet, it also has anti-bacterial properties.
That’s it my lovelies, here are a few DIY facial treatments you can do at home that would cost a minimum of $25 in a salon or spa. These will cost you only a few dollars and they are fun to make and play around with at home.
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See you around the web. TTFN