How to get the best from your DIY natural face masks

Supercharge your skincare routine and get the most out of your face masks

So you’ve got all the ingredients to create your own DIY face masks and you’ve been dying to try it at home.  You apply it to your face hoping for a miracle.  But after washing your face mask off, you don’t see the transformation that you were expecting.  What went wrong?

For your face masks, go with the best ingredients for your skin type

While natural face masks are a perfect choice for all skin types, it makes a huge difference if you choose ingredients that target your key problem areas. Not sure which one is for you? Here are a few very easy-to-make DIY natural face masks according to your skin type.

Sensitive and acne-prone skin – Oatmeal and Coconut Oil

Oatmeal is rich in antioxidants and helps soothe the skin while coconut oil is proven to be a natural antibacterial agent, perfect for acne-prone and sensitive skin.

Take 3 to 4 tablespoons of oatmeal and mix it with ¼ cup of lukewarm water. As soon as it turns into a paste, add 2 tablespoons of coconut oil. If it’s coconut paste, make sure you melt it first so it’ll be much easier to mix. Leave this mask for 15 to 20 minutes.

Dry and patchy skin – Avocado, Aloe Vera and Olive Oil

When the weather gets colder and drier, your skin may experience a little more dryness and patchiness than usual. Avocado, aloe vera and olive oil are excellent natural emollients that both supply and improve moisture retention. Additionally, aloe vera has soothing properties that can minimize irritation due to skin flaking.

Take slices of avocado and mash it well. Mix it thoroughly with aloe vera gel and 2 teaspoons of olive oil and leave it for around 5 minutes in the fridge. After that, apply it evenly on your face and leave it for 15 to 20 minutes.

Excessively oily skin – Bentonite Clay, Activated Charcoal and Green Tea

Bentonite clay features zeolite, a powerful mineral that absorbs oil and removes toxins from the pores. If you’re suffering from oily skin, a face mask containing this type of clay might be the answer for you.

Prepare 2 tablespoons of Bentonite clay, 1 tablespoon of activated charcoal and ¼ cup of green tea. Mix them altogether in a bowl until the texture becomes creamy. Leave the mask for 5-10 mins. Remove the mask when it starts to dry.  If you leave it on for too long, you may find that it absorbs more moisture making your skin feel a little tight.

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Supercharge your skincare routine and get the most out of your face masks

To get the most out of your natural face masks and any other skincare products try boosting your daily skincare routine with some of these simple tips.

Exfoliate, exfoliate, exfoliate before applying your face masks

One of the most common reasons why your natural face mask isn’t doing its thing is because it doesn’t  penetrate your skin thanks to the gunk and dead skin cells lurking around your pores! Dead skin and deep-seated impurities block the pores of your skin preventing the nutrients from working their magic.

To make sure you don’t irritate your skin in the process, go for natural exfoliators minus the harsh grits! While salt and sugar scrubs work well as exfoliators, they may be too gritty for those who have very delicate skin. Did you know that lemon is fantastic in eliminating dead skin cells as well?  Mix pure lemon juice with a teaspoon of honey and use a cotton pad to run it onto your face.  Just like how you would use a toner.

Let facial steam change your face mask game

If you are willing to go the extra mile, facial steaming prior to applying face mask is a solid game-changer. Think of it as a facial spa treatment at home! Not only does steaming relax you, it also helps open your pores up to get all that natural face mask goodness in. Facial steaming also plays a role in improving blood circulation and moisture retention, one of the main reasons why it’s popular among salon facial treatments. There’s a portable facial steaming device available on the market today but of course, you’re not pressured to splurge for it if you don’t feel the need to. There’s a more budget-friendly alternative for it – boil a pot of water, let it cool down for a few minutes, and let the warm steam give you that facial spa treatment you want!

Making DIY natural face masks isn’t as complicated as most people think. Give it a go and let us know what you think in our comments.

How to get the best from your DIY natural face masks
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