DIY Beauty Tip: How to Make A Homemade Facial Mask

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DIY Beauty Tip: How to Make A Homemade Facial MaskA facial can easily be made, simply with the contents of your refrigerator. Its quick, its cheap and its fun! There are so many different ways to make a mask, so get creative and don’t be afraid to experiment.

 

First step in making a mask you will need to whip together a “base”, this will be the foundation of your mask and will store indefinitely and a “binder” which will be needed to hold all of the ingredients together. You will only want to add your binder and fresh ingredients  until the time you’re ready to apply your mask.

 

 

 

Base Ingredients:

 

  • 1 cup kaolin (fine clay) powder

 

  • ¼ cup corn flour

 

  • 1 tablespoon finely ground rolled oats or other binder

 

  • 1 tablespoon dried skim milk powder

 

 

Binder Ingredients:

 

  • Eggs

 

  • Yogurt

 

  • Honey

 

  • Flour

 

Once you have gotten that down, now its time to get creative! Here’s a list of ingredients and their benefits to help you customize for your skin type.

 

Apple: slightly acidic; soothes and ready to apply the mask the base ingredient can be pre-mixed and sealed in a tight jar until your ready for use. It gently exfoliates.

 

Asparagus: stimulating; heals acne

 

Carrot: antiseptic properties

 

Apricots: moisturizes, soothes and cleanses

 

Celery: brightens tired, dull skin

 

Turnip: deeply cleanses

 

Yogurt: moisturizes and balances skins pH

 

Cucumber: cools, soothes and heals, helps even skin tone

 

Raw potato: helps clear blemishes and eczema

 

Orange juice: hydrating and anti-aging

 

Lemon juice (diluted in one part water/one part lemon juice): removes oil and gently lightens freckles

 

Brewer’s yeast: helps to absorb oil

 

Lettuce juice (blend lettuce leaves to a pulp, adding a little water): soothes sore, rough skin; helps heal

blemishes

Watermelon: gently exfoliates, softens and deep-cleanses

 

Avocado: deep cleanse and nourishing

 

Bananas: hydrating

 

Strawberries: slightly acidic to exfoliate, antioxidant; cleanses

 

Tomatoes: excellent for oily skin, contains vitamin A and C and the lycopene is a great source of antioxidants

 

Pear: soothes and cools sunburn

 

Pineapple: an astringent wash for oily skin

 

Before mixing together your mask, grinding any larger, denser ingredient into a blender will make for an easier application. Consider adding essential oils for additional benefits and aromatherapy properties. Have fun and happy masking!

 

Don’t want to make your own mask? We have a large selection of great masks at SkinStore!


2 Responses to “DIY Beauty Tip: How to Make A Homemade Facial Mask”

  1. Kevin says:

    This blog is a literal treasure of incredible, natural skin care tips. I had no idea that all those vegetables had so many benefits to the skin when applied in a mask. This is great, I am going to tell my girlfriend about this site. Thank you

  2. Violet says:

    Oh wonderful! I’m glad you enjoyed the blog, you must share how your creation turns out :)

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