A few days ago I decided to make a homemade face mask. BUT… I realised that I didn’t know where to start, to be quite honest! So, I thought I’d do some research about why certain fruits, vegetables & essential oils are GREAT for your skin. After a LONG few days here it is… It’s alittle long but hopefully I won’t bore you too much Hold on tight dolls!
…It is said that…
ALMOND OIL » Ideal for chapped & irritated skin. It promotes a clear & young complexion, leaving your skin soft!
ALOE VERA » Ideal for dry skin. It lightens dark spots, prevents ageing , moisturises & relieves heat on the skin caused by sunburn. It can also helps heal burns, eczema & acne.
APPLE » Ideal for sunburns. It tones tired & stressed out skin. For youthful & glowing skin & diluted apple cider vinegar can be used for acne.
ARTICHOKE » It rejuvenates & nourishes tired, dull-looking skin!
AVOCADO » For all skin types. It is very hydrating (perfect for dry & sensitive skin). It leaves skin soft, fresh, smooth & healthy. They rejuvenate dry or tired skin & can reduce signs of ageing!
BANANA » Ideal for dry skin. It enhances the glow of your skin. They leave your skin supple & soft. Banana peel can heal acne, warts & blemishes.
BROWN SUGAR » It is a great exfoliator! It gets rid of dead skin cells leaving your skin soft!
CARROTS » Ideal for oily skin. It gives your skin a glow, youthful & firm look. They nourish, prevent wrinkles, promote regeneration of skin cells & restores the skin.
COCONUT OIL » Ideal for dry skin. It protects the skin from eczema. The oil also leaves your skin soft & glowing.
CUCUMBER » Ideal for oily skin. It soothes, softens, cleanses, tones & rejuvenates the skin making it glow. They reduce dark circles, puffy eyes & freckles over time as well as fighting wrinkles for a youthful look.
EGG WHITE » Ideal for oily skin. It minimises pores leaving the skin feeling tightened for a small amount of time. They also absorb excess oil in the skin.
GLYCERINE (diluted) » Ideal for dry skin. It rejuvenates & soothes eczema. It will help skin resources to get enhanced!
GRAPES » It softens skin, reduces ageing. Also it makes the skin glow & healthy.
GRAPE FRUIT » Ideal for oily & combined skin. It rejuvenates the skin, helps reduce freckles, wrinkles & lightens pigmentation spots over time.
HONEY » Ideal for dry skin. It nourishes & moisturises the skin without leaving it oily. It also has anti ageing properties.
KITTY LITTER (I know you must think I’m MAD but keep reading!) » Unscented, 100% pure clay kitty litter is said to be excellent for clay face masks!! Clay face masks tighten pores, have detoxing properties, absorb excess oils, dirt & harmful toxins from the skin!! (I’m DEFINITELY going to try this one… I will let you know how it goes!!)
KIWI FRUIT » It cleanses the skin. They make skin more elastic, young & fresh.
LEMON » Ideal for oily skin. It is a natural toner & cleanser. It can reduce wrinkles, freckles, age spots, treat blemishes & whiten skin over time. They can also remove blackheads. Don’t go into the sun straight after because it can irritate the skin!
MILK » Ideal for dry skin. It rejuvenates & nourishes skin. It can reduce wrinkles, lighten your skin & your skin will become soft & elastic again!
OATS » Ideal for dry skin. It is a natural cleanser & relieves itching, rashes, restores natural moisture. They act as a scrub by removing dead skin cells & give a natural healthy glow.
OLIVE OIL » Has an anti aging effect. It moisturises, slows ageing, rejuventates skin & gives your skin a healthy & natural glow.
ORANGE » Ideal for oily skin. The peel can be used to cleanse the skin for a natural glow & radiant skin. They also preventing pimples, acne, premature ageing & wrinkling.
PAPAYA » It heals & aids acne. They also rejuvenates skin for a natural glow & acts as a cleanser.
PEACH » Helps firm the skin (& they smell great too!)
ROSE WATER » Is a natural toner & cleanser. It softens, soothes & reduces dryness, scaling & peeling.
SANDALWOOD » Has a cooling effect. It evens out your complexion, softens skin & can reduce acne & blemishes.
STRAWBERRIES » Are good for exfoliating, removing impurities, reducing swelling, redness, reduce ageing & whitens the skin over time. They also reduce pores & repairs skin damage. They aren’t recommended for sensitive or sunburnt skin.
TOMATO » For all types of skin. It cleanses, rejuvenates, brightens, reduces acne & restores sunburnt skin. It can be used to get rid of excess oil & to balance the skin. They also remove dead skin & unplug pores leaving skin soft, bright & radiant!
TURMERIC » It is a natural cleanser for radiant, soft skin! It helps reduce skin infections, spots, acne, dryness & pigmentation. It gives skin a natural glow!
YOGHURT » Ideal for all types of skin. Ideal for dry skin. It cleanses, soothes irritation, clarifies the pores whilst softening the skin! It can also help with acne & eczema.
How LONG should I leave my face mask on for? Roughly 10-20 minutes!
How OFTEN should I wear a face mask? Once a week is usually fine. HOWEVER, it can also depend on your SKIN TYPE. If your skin is OILY you can get away with a few face masks per week to control the oil. But for example if you skin is DRY, you should stick to one mask as you don’t wanna dry your skin out even more!
NOTE: Please make sure you’re not allergic to any of the ingredients before applying a face mask
Now you’ve got some basics of what makes a good FACE MASK & WHY…. I’ve done all the hard work for you (you can thank me later ;)) So now you can literally mix & match different ingredients to make your UNIQUE masks… In the comfort of your own HOME! I’ll be making some very soon so watch this space for review posts & tweets dolls
P.S – Make sure you have a masher, grater or food processor handy when making your face masks