Welcome back to another feature from me at fashioneyesta.com, in todays feature I will be talking about everything you need to know to make your own fresh face mask tailored specifically to you!
Now its perfectly natural to want to look and feel your best in yourself and a face mask is one of the best ways to do that. But, you don’t need to spend a fortune on buying one, nor do you need to have a professional facial.
Homemade face masks have some of the best properties that you could wish for and why? Well because they’re made of organic ingredients that use no preservatives and so the ingredients all have beneficial properties to the skin.
Want to relax, want to know how to make a face mask from the products you may find in your kitchen, want to know how to use up the rest of that yogurt, half a cucumber or honey well heres how you can!
So, read on and lets take a trip into how to get green, money savvy and cruelty free with DIY Cosmetics with me Emily at fashioneyesta.
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Please Note: Consult the Essential Oils guideline before carrying out any of the following recipes Emily Davison founder of fashioneyesta assumes no responsibility for any incidences that occur should you not fully consult the guidelines beforehand.
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These masks can be kept for up to 48 hours in a fridge.
Suitable for Vegetarians and some for Vegans.
Oat mask for dry and /or sensitive skin
- 2 teaspoons finely ground oats
- 2 teaspoons plain whole-milk yogurt
- ½ teaspoon honey
- 1 drop chamomile essential oil (or alternatively Geranium)
- Grind the oats in a coffee grinder if required.
- Combine all the ingredients and mix well.
- Smooth the mask on to clean skin and gently remove after 15 minutes with a cloth and tepid water.
While relaxing with a face mask you could also add two thin slices of potato or cucumber to the eyes to reduce redness and puffiness, it als0 benefits as it acts to cool and refresh the eyes.
Yogurt and Clay mask for oily skin
- 2 teaspoons plain low-fat yogurt
- 1 tablespoon finely chopped cucumber
- 2 teaspoons clay
- 2 drops lavender essential oil
- 1 drop juniper essential oil
- Combine all the ingredients together and mix into a paste.
- Cleanse the face and smooth on the mask.
- Relax for 15 minutes and remove with a warm wet flannel.
Strawberry brightening mask for oily to normal skin (makes 2 masks)
- 10g finely ground almonds
- 10g finely ground oatmeal
- 50g ripe strawberries (these could be replaced with kiwi)
- Mineral water (about 1 tsp)
- Chop and sieve the strawberries. Mix together the ground almonds and oatmeal and add the sieved strawberries.
- Add enough mineral water or boiled water to make a creamy consistency, not making it too runny. You are advised not to use tap water unless it has been sterilised.
- Cleanse the face and smooth on the mask.
Relax for 10 – 15 minutes and remove with a warm wet flannel.
About The Ingredients
Oats: helps to relieve dryness, restoring natural moisture balance to aid in healing minor irritations due to the many causes and sources of skin sensitivities. As a facial scrub, oatmeal gently but effectively removes dead skin cells, to reveal softer, smoother looking skin natural, and a healthy glow. It is however, important to avoid excessive scrubbing or rubbing during the exfoliation process. Because oatmeal is so soothing and healing, it can be added to a child’s bath to relieve the inching and irritation of chicken pox. Oats soothe and heal the skin, while reducing inflammation.
Yogurt: the lactic acid found in yogurt is a humectants and also encourages the shedding of old, sun damaged skin.
Honey: Honey is natural anti-bacterial and powerful humectants, it is a non-oily ingredient that attracts moisture from the atmosphere, retards evaporation and helps hold water.
Cucumber: Cucumber contains abundant water, vitamins and minerals. It can effectively help clean the skin and replenish water. Cucumber can calm inflamed skin making it ideal for skin problems like spots and roughness. It will not leave a greasy feeling and because of its mild astringent action it will tighten pores. Cucumbers are very cooling and excellent for sunburned skin. Cucumber slices placed on the eyes reduce puffiness.
Green Clay:This clay comes from France, where it has been dried in the sun. Clay is not only suitable for making Face Masks; you can make Clay Body Packs to stimulate blood and lymph circulation. The colour in Green Clay comes from the 44.5% Silica content which is the most important mineral for the skin. Green clay is very healing and can be used on blemished skin types; it is suitable for all skin types.
Kaolin: is a white powder clay, obtained from southeast China. Also known as China Clay, this fine, mineral-rich, powder helps draw oils from your pores while ridding the skin surface of dead cells and dirt. It is widely used in facial masks.
Almonds: are very rich in Vitamin E which is essential for healthy skin. Almonds also have significant quantities of Vitamin B and several other minerals that help to keep the skin well nourished. They also have high omega-3 content. Omega-3 is an essential fatty acid that helps to keep the skin supple. Ground almonds or almond oil is an effective emollient as it is easily absorbed by the skin. Ground almonds also make a good exfoliator.
Strawberries: Strawberries contain a natural acid, which rids the skin of dead cells, allowing it to absorb moisture more efficiently. Some people can be sensitive to strawberries so if in doubt do a patch test.
Peppermint Essential Oil: Peppermint is good for relieving itching and skin irritation, it cools the skin by constricting the capillaries and is very refreshing. Peppermint should not be used on the face, it may possibly be sensitising in some individuals.
Rosemary Essential Oil: Rosemary is astringent which means it will tighten the skin. It has a robust, clean smell. Rosemary should be avoided in pregnancy and by people with epilepsy.
Roman Chamomile Essential Oil: helps reduce stress levels by promoting a calming and relaxing sense of well being. It can promote a better sleep and is used in skin care to help reduce inflammation.
Juniper Essential Oil: Known for clearing toxins from the body where there is sluggish circulation. It has a warming action on the body. The stimulating, astringent and detoxifying properties make it a good choice for treating clogged, oily skin and skin prone to blackheads.
And as we draw this feature to a close, I strongly urge you to retire to whip up a fresh face mask that will cost you hardly anything to make, retire your safe haven and enjoy your evening tonight.
I bid you adieu my dear readers and will see you all next time!
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