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?
As you know, I care deeply about my skin. My daily skincare routine is something I never forget and will do every day 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.
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 do 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 make applying your face mask a part of your “me time”. Fill up the tub, light up some candles and feel the luxurious sensation of taking care of your skin properly.
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 and you can also find 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 has a very calming effect and your skin just feels so nice afterward. The simple ingredients for this one are:
- 1 egg yolk
- 1 tbsp. honey
- 1 tbsp. olive oil
- ½ cup oatmeal
As you can see – ingredients that most people have in their kitchen! Stir it all well and apply for around 15-20 minutes and rinse.
Can help reduce acne and spots
Cucumbers have a very soothing and hydrating effect for your skin and can help calm down acne. They don’t prevent spots but can reduce irritation. So if you have a bad breakout, try with these ingredients:
- 1 small cucumber
- ½-1 cup oatmeal
- ¼ yoghurt
- 1 tbsp. honey
First, mix cucumber and yogurt in a blender and afterward mix oatmeal and honey to a paste. You can put it in the freezer before applying to get a better cooling effect. 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.