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Tips & Tricks

Make your own face masks using natural ingredients!

Sometimes I love to spoil myself with some beauty treatments like face or hair masks, body scrubs or just a long warm bath. I do believe it’s also important to take out that time from your daily life and treat yourself. The best thing for me is to make treatments like this myself, so I know that all ingredients are natural. So I’d like to share some of my tips for some good face masks! 

Why is it good to treat yourself with face masks? 

Treating yourself with a face maskAs you know, I care deeply about my skin. I am very concerned about my skin and aware. My daily skincare routine is something I never forget and will do everyday both morning and evening. I have previously shared some of my tips about an easy skincare routine. If you like, you can read about it here: https://www.forsakenreality.com/advice/easy-skincare-routines

One of the things I didn’t mention in my articles about skincare, is face masks. It’s not something that should be part of your daily routines, but it should definitely be something you did for yourself at least once a week.

Not only does face masks have many beneficial effects for your skin as a deep cleanse, unclogging pores and tightened toned skin. It also gives you that special feeling of a spa treatment. Meaning, that you can use them therapeutically. So not only apply the face masks, but do as part of your “me time”. Fill up the tub, light up some candles and feel the simple luxury! 

2 recipes for DIY face masks 

There are a LOT of recipes out there for homemade face masks, so you can just examine the web for the ones you like! I will share 2 of my favorites with you here! If they don’t satisfy, there are some more variations here. The most important thing for me is that all the ingredients are natural and easy found. Most of the ingredients I use for mine are things I already have in my kitchen! 

Perfect for oily skin

The first one is very good for oily skin as I have, as it helps mattify my skin. It also have a very calming effect and your skin just feels so nice afterwards. The simple ingredients for this one are: 

  • 1 egg yolk
  • 1 tbsp. honey
  • 1 tbsp. olive oil
  • ½ cup oatmeal

As you can see – all ingredients most have in their kitchen! Stir it all well and apply for around 15-20 minutes and rinse. 

Can help reduce acne and spots

Apparently cucumbers have a very soothing and hydrating affect for your skin and can help calm down acne. It does not prevent spots, but can reduce the irritation. So if you have a bad breakout, try with these ingredients: 

Cucumber mask for acne

  • 1 small cucumber
  • ½-1 cup oatmeal
  • ¼ yoghurt
  • 1 tbsp. honey 

First mix cucumber and yoghurt in a blender and afterwards mix oatmeal and honey to a paste. You can put it in the freezer before applying, so it has a better cooling effect for your skin. Apply the face mask for around 10-15 minutes and rinse.  It might not stick enough to your face for you to walk around with it, so alternatively lie down and relax while you have it on! 


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