At the start of any natural skincare journey, you begin by searching for the most nutritious ingredients to incorporate into your daily skincare routine. At this point, you may have come across a ton of different DIY recipes for face masks online wherein all you have to do is mix and stir. It’s all fun and fancy until you soon realize that spreading all that mixture onto your face tends to be a bit messier than you think! Good thing face mask sheets are changing the game – even for those who love natural skincare DIYs!
The beauty of face sheet masks
Many used to think that the thought of sheet masks is nothing but a Korean craze. However, it’s not just a fad as it has more skin benefits than you think. It helps lock in your mask’s essential nutrients to ensure that your skin is getting an ample amount of your mask’s goodness. A properly soaked mask minimizes dripping the and uneven application making it much more convenient and easy to use.
Making face masks using your very own natural concoction is not difficult at all. Blank sheet masks are widely available on the market these days and you can easily purchase a pack of 10’s or 50’s online or in beauty stores. Just be mindful of the material of the face masks. Organic cotton and non-woven fibre are excellent face sheet mask materials for they are gentle and efficient.
Soaking your face sheet masks
Now you’re wondering, how do I make my own face sheet mask? Well it’s not that much different from making your own DIY natural face masks. The only difference is that for sheet masks to work, you need a solution that has a more watery consistency. You can do this by adding distilled water to your mixture. You can also opt for herbal teas to optimize the benefits of your mask! Just make sure to add it gradually to prevent making your mixture too watery otherwise, it’ll drip everywhere.
Ideally, soaking your blank sheet mask in your solution for at least 20 minutes will allow better absorption. You can also leave it in the fridge for a few minutes for a more cooling and soothing effect.
Face mask recipe ideas
Now for the fun part, check out some of these easy recipes you can try at home!
Cocoa, honey and chamomile tea for soothing sensitive skin
This rich blend of ingredients makes a great combo in treating sensitive skin. If your skin is dry and itchy and prone to acne & pimple breakouts, you should definitely try this mask recipe out. Cocoa has potent skin-soothing ingredients thanks to its antioxidants, while honey contains bee propolis that serves as a natural antibiotic. As for making your mask mixture more watery, chamomile tea makes a perfect ingredient to add as it also has soothing properties to calm irritated skin.
Banana and lemon juice for skin brightening
Skin dullness is caused by a number of reasons, mostly stress and lack of sleep. While sticking to a healthy diet and routine is the best way to combat this, you can also use a bit of help. Give your skin a boost of brightness with a blend of banana and lemon juice. This is a personal favourite of ours for this mask blend gives visible results in an instant – just right after one use! Banana contains Vitamins C and E which are both highly essential in skin cell regeneration. On the other hand, lemon is a natural exfoliant that eliminates dead skin cells. When making this mixture, add a bit of distilled water to slightly neutralize the acidity levels of lemon. It will also help increase the watery consistency of your soak.
Avocado, green tea and coconut oil for intensive hydration
Having troubles with dry skin? This blend is the ultimate moisture booster! Avocado, green tea and coconut oil are all exceptional skin hydrators. In addition, they contain rich nutrients that not only replenish moisture but also help retain water into the skin. This also makes a great solution for those with extremely dry, itchy and patchy skin as it features coconut oil – a natural anti-inflammatory and antibacterial ingredient.
Concocting your very own natural DYI face masks is a lot easier than you think! Not only does it save you money, but also lets your skin indulge in only the purest natural ingredients. No need to worry about the harsh, nasty stuff usually found in many cosmetic products!
Give it a try and let us know what you think in the comments. We would love to hear from you!