Three DIY Face Masks to Transform Your Skin At Home
As quarantine protocols continue in America, it might be hard to find a way to get a good facial near you. For many people, having skin, nail and hair pampering days, at salons and spas, is the way they check-out of life’s hectic pace, and enjoy nourishing the body. However, as August rolls into September, a lot of spas all over the country are still closed, and pampering-dreams might be thwarted. So what’s the solution?
DIY Face Masks!
Today I’ll be sharing with you my three favorite at home face mask blends. These are all DIY face mask recipes that I use personally. Each recipe targets different skincare needs, and can be paired with your favorite, natural Devoted Things Skincare Products, for enhanced results. Removing these masks gently with a warm, wet washcloth means they can also act as DIY face scrubs. Best of all, these facials all use rich, natural ingredients that you can find at your local supermarket, or order inexpensively on Amazon. This makes them suitable for most sensitive skin, and life saving for acne prone skin. So, run a bath, light a candle, and let your at-home-spa-day begin!
Nourishing Papaya Enzyme Mask
Benefits: Deeply Nourishes, Smooths and Hydrates the Skin
Pairs Best With the Facial Glow Scrub Mask
Papayas are beautiful, tropical fruits, much loved by the skincare community. Their secret? They contain a powerful natural enzyme called papain. Papain helps to break down dead skin, gently, revealing a soft, smooth complexion. Packed with vitamins C and A, the bright orange papaya fruit is the sweet smelling star of this treatment. To make this mask, mix the ingredients above in a small bowl. The natural fats and lactic acid in the yogurt, and the citric acid in the lemon juice, will support your blended papaya, making the mixture creamy, smooth, and extra-amazing at softening your skin.
To prepare your skin, wash your face with warm water, and a dime sized amount of the Facial Glow Scrub Mask. This herbal scrub is amazing at clearing the pores, and giving you a truly clean slate for your mask application. It also has brightening abilities of its own! Fully rinse your skin off, and pat it dry. Next dip a paint brush into your mask, and cover your face with the papaya blend. Avoid your eyelashes and eyebrows. You can leave this mask on for 10 minutes if you have highly sensitive skin, but I prefer to leave my mask on for around 30 minutes.
Brightening Turmeric Honey Mask
Benefits: Helps with Hyperpigmentation, Fights Acne, Reduces Inflammation
This golden mask is ideal for anyone suffering with hyperpigmentation, dark spots, or a dull skin tone, because turmeric is one of nature’s most powerful skin lighteners. The bright yellow root, popular in Indian cooking, contains powerful anti-inflammatory and antioxidant properties. Mixed with soothing honey and just a 1/4th teaspoon of apple cider vinegar, to help balance the skin’s PH and fight bacteria, this mask makes an incredible brightening face pack. I prepare my skin by using the Detox Facial Cleanser, and some warm water, to open and clean my pores, and fully remove any extra oil from my skin. Then, I mix all of the above ingredients in a small bowl, and use a paintbrush to apply this all over my face. But be careful! Turmeric can stain you fingers, so I wouldn’t recommend using your hands to apply the mask. Avoid your under eye region, eyebrows, and eyelashes, as turmeric is extremely powerful, and is too harsh for these areas. After letting the mask sit on your skin for 20-30 minutes, use a warm, wet paper towel to first remove as much of the mask as possible. Next, take a bit more of your Detox facial Cleanser, and wash off any left over residue from the turmeric. When you’re done, you can follow up by applying some of your Natural Skin Bleach, to further support your skin brightening, and help to heal hyperpigmentation. I like to finish off by rubbing some soothing Aloe Vera Gel all over my skin, but this step is optional! Remember, turmeric stains clothes and sheets, so I like to sleep on a towel, just in case I missed a spot during the rinsing process, to protect my pillowcase at night.
Extracting Clay and Charcoal Power Mask
Benefits: Unclogs Pores, Fights Acne, Fight Blackheads/Whiteheads
Pairs Best With the Anti Aging Moisturizer
If you’re dealing with congested skin, clogged pores, acne or blackheads, this is the mask for you. Bentonite clay is an inexpensive, mineral rich, natural clay, that becomes a smooth, easily spreadable paste, when mixed with water. Meanwhile, activated charcoal powder, an amazing detox ingredient, has a powerful ability to remove toxins from the skin. To make this super-potent extracting mask, mix all the ingredients above together in a bowl. You might need to add a bit more water, one teaspoon at a time, until the mask is the consistency of toothpaste. Wash your face well with warm water, to open up your pores (no cleanser needed here). Dry your skin slightly, and using your fingers, spread the mask thickly and evenly over your skin’s problem areas. Avoid the eyes, under-eyes, lips, and eyebrows. Allow this mask to dry completely, which takes about 30 minutes. When it’s dry, rinse thoroughly with warm water and a clean washcloth. Afterwards, follow up with a rich moisturizer, like the Devoted Things Anti Aging Moisturizer. I like the Anti Aging treatment, because the it contains Hyaluronic Acid, a humectant that deeply nourishes the skin. This is a powerful mask, so I highly recommend some kind of rich moisturizing treatment afterwards!
Store these masks in the fridge for no more than 24 hours, for maximum effectiveness.
Don’t use masks that contain any ingredients you might be allergic to.
Always test home made masks on your inner wrist before applying them to your face.
Use masks after a hot shower or bath, to open your pores, for maximum potency.
Use masks 1-3 times a week for the best results!
Peace and Love <3
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