Guest Blogger: Liz
Face masks are a staple in any skincare routine.
There are a multitude of face masks on the market and it seems like every time we walk into our local beauty store, we’re bombarded with new face mask options promising to clear up acne, hydrate dry winter skin, or make our wrinkles vanish.
While we love a great Sephora skincare binge, did you know that some of the most popular face masks can actually be made at home, using ingredients you likely have in your fridge and pantry?
Read below for some of our favorite homemade face mask recipes to incorporate into your skincare routine!
TRIED & TRUE AT-HOME FACE MASKS THAT WORK
Egg White and Honey Face Mask
Talk about simple!
This face mask is popular because not only does it only consist of 2 simple ingredients that most of us probably have on hand, but it works!
Egg whites leave the skin tightened and pores smaller, while the honey soothes, prevents future breakouts, and leaves a healthy glow.
Here’s how to create this face mask…
All you need to make this egg white & honey face mask is:
1 Egg (egg white only)
1 Tablespoon of Honey
Mix the egg white and honey together in a bowl. Apply to your face, avoiding the eye area. Leave on until mask begins to tighten and then rinse with water.
Avocado Face Mask
Talk about hydrating! This avocado face mask is rich and calming, and instantly soothes stressed-out skin. Here’s what you need…
1/2 Ripe Avocado
1 Teaspoon Plain Organic Yogurt
1 Teaspoon of Honey
Mash the avocado until it’s soft and then mix in the yogurt and honey until it forms a paste. Apply to your face and leave on for 10-15 minutes, then rinse with warm water. Hello hydrated skin!
Oatmeal Breakfast Mask
It’s everything you love about breakfast, in a homemade face mask! Perfect for oily skin, this is DIY face mask is calming and correcting.
1 Egg Yolk
1 Tablespoon of Honey
1 Tablespoon of Olive Oil
½ Cup of Oatmeal
Combine all ingredients in a bowl. Apply to the face for 15-20 minutes.Rinse with lukewarm water and then moisturize.
Find more DIY face masks and tips and tricks on our Pinterest board!
DIY FACE MASKS THAT YOU NEVER KNEW YOU NEEDED
Orange Peel Powder Face Mask
Did you know that orange peel contains powerful properties that help keep annoying breakouts at bay?
Pro-tip — Hang on to those peels after your snack! You can use the peels to create this DIY mask to deep-cleanse your pores and drive out excess dirt, grime, oil, and bacteria – all of which can cause problematic skin issues!
2 teaspoons orange peel powder
To make powdered orange peel, simply save up orange peels from the organic oranges you eat, remove the white fibrous parts on the inside of the peel, and wash them in warm distilled water.
Spread the orange peels in a tray and place them in an area that receives plenty of sunshine. Leave them there until they are thoroughly dried—this usually takes one to two days, but can take up to five in cold, cloudy weather. If you are leaving the orange peels outdoors, cover them with a thin cloth or net for protection against dirt and insects.
Now crush your peels into a fine powder using a food processor or blender, without adding any water.
Store your sun-dried orange peel powder in an airtight jar.
You’ll also need:
1 Teaspoon Oatmeal
1 Teaspoon Baking Soda
Mix all ingredients in a bowl.
Gradually add water until a thick paste is formed.
Using clean fingertips, massage a thick coat of the mixture onto your face in a gentle circular motion. Let it sit for 15 minutes.
Rinse your face with cold water and pat dry with a clean towel. Apply your favorite moisturizer and make orange peel a staple of your skincare routine.
Green Tea, Chocolate & Cell Salt Face Mask
This anti-aging, collagen-boosting homemade face mask almost sounds good enough to eat! Plus, it’s a great gift — just make the powder ahead of time and all your recipient will need to do is add water or honey!
2oz Raw Cacao Powder
1oz Green Tea Powder
15 Drops Frankincense Essential Oil
30 Silica Tablets
Honey, floral water or fresh avocado as needed
Mix everything together and put it in a glass jar. Take 1 TBSP every time you want to use and mix it with honey, floral water or fresh avocado. Apply to your face and rinse off after 20 minutes. Use about twice a week.
Pumpkin Face Mask
This pumpkin mask is full of vitamins and antioxidants that naturally exfoliate, soothe, and brighten the skin!
1/4C Pureed Pumpkin
1 Tablespoon Honey
1 Tablespoon Milk
Whip ingredients together in a bowl.
Apply a layer of the mask all over your face, avoiding eyes and mouth.
The pumpkin mask goes on so much better if you apply with an art brush, but you could use a spoon in a pinch.
Let the mask dry completely, until it’s completely dry and crackly (usually takes about 20 minutes).
Rinse with warm water and you’re ready to face the day!
MORE SKINCARE TRICKS YOU CAN DO AT-HOME
To round out your at-home skincare routine, here are a few more of our favorite beauty treatments we love… and you can use from the comfort of our couch!
Microcurrent at-home treatments
Made famous in leading spas and medical offices around the world, microcurrent treatments are one of the hottest and most buzzed about beauty technologies available today.
The good news is you no longer need to book an appointment at an expensive spa or dermatologist office to reap the benefits of microcurrent technology — with the NuFACE Trinity or mini device, you can lift, tone and reduce wrinkles in just 5-minutes a day at home!
DIY Body Scrub
Is there anything better than a full body scrub that leaves you smelling amazing with baby soft skin? How about if you can even do it from comfort of your own home?
With a few simple and natural ingredients, you can turn your everyday shower into a full-blown body treatment at-home spa experience. Body scrubs are a great way to exfoliate before big events, before you apply self tanner, and to combat the drying effects of winter – really, they should be a staple in your skincare routine.
Here is how to make one of our favorite DIY body scrubs…
1 Cup Coconut Oil
½ Cup Brown Sugar
¼ Cup Honey
4-5 4 oz. Jelly Jars
Combine the coconut oil, brown sugar, honey and mix well.
Add the scrub to 4 oz. Jelly Jars.
Makes 4-5 4 oz. Jelly Jars.
Store in an airtight container, the scrub will last for about 6 months. If there is any separation, simply stir the mixture. Coconut Oil solidifies under 65 degrees, you can warm in microwave for a few seconds if it solidifies, just remember to remove the metal ring and lid before warming.
Who has the time for frequent spa visits?
For those of us who are always on the go, you are going to love Prep-N-Glow!
Prep-N-Glow Dual-Sided Cloths are the ultimate beauty triple threat – offering cleansing, exfoliating, and hydrating skin benefits. These dual-sided cloths remove makeup, and impurities while the micro-dots provide gentle exfoliation.
Prep-N-Glow is enriched with hydrating hyaluronic acid as well as skin-protecting antioxidants and minerals for beautifully refreshed, radiant-looking skin. It is so easy to get soft, hydrated and protected skin in seconds — at home, at the gym, post-flight, the options are truly endless.
These were just a few of our favorite at-home beauty treatments that keep our skin soft, glowing, and toned while saving time and money!
We’d love to hear from you! Which DIY mask do you want to try? What is your go-to at-home beauty treatment? Here’s to a new year of new masks and great skin!
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