The trouble with the beauty skin care industry these days is that there are a lot of ideas and trends that come and go, and some of them are less than ideal. While they might look good on paper, in reality they either fall far short of what they're meant to do, or they end up being full of chemicals and artificial ingredients that you don't want anywhere near your face.
This means that you might be at a point where you're feeling jaded on it for the most part, because you're sick of having adverse skin reactions to various products. If you want to be in the know and discover exactly what's going into your skin care products, then the answer might be lying in the back of your kitchen cupboard.
As well as being a great alternative to nasty chemicals out there in mass-produced products, DIY facemasks are also ideal for relaxing at the end of a busy day of work, or just taking some time out for much-needed self-love. Whatever the occasion, and whatever your skin type is, let’s talk about what we think are some of the best DIY facemask recipes out there that can nurture, protect, and sustain your skin without the bad stuff.
- DIY Mask to Soothe and Calm
If you live in the city or near to it, then you probably have sensitive skin that is exposed to all kinds of environmental hazards as soon as you leave the house. This means that you not only need to come up with a sufficient barrier for your skin that you can apply in the morning, but you also need to work out a way to get it back to its normal self when you get home again.
The first DIY mask we’ve found is also ideal if you have sensitive skin that often becomes irritated and red. You’ll need one teaspoon of coconut oil, one teaspoon of honey, ¼ avocado, and two drops of lavender oil.
This delicious, virtually edible face mask can bring dehydration to your skin from coconut oil, and heal it with naturally-occurring antioxidants found in the honey, as well as reduce redness with lavender oil. Mix it together in a paste and apply it to your face. Both avocado and coconut oil have essential fatty acids, which result in suppleness and moisture for the skin.
- DIY Mask to Hydrate and Nourish
Another symptom that you might experience from going out into that harsh city environment every day is skin dryness. You moisturize right before you walk out the door, but this does nothing to abate the flakiness that you often experience in your T-zone. If you are sick of having dry skin all the time and want to find a natural way to quench its thirst, then look no further than a DIY mask with oat bran.
For this one you will need half an avocado, one tablespoon of honey, and a good handful of oat bran or oats. One of the best things about this DIY face mask is that it incorporates honey, which as well as being a great antioxidant is also really good for helping your skin retain moisture without that oily feeling. With hydrating and healing properties that nourish your skin all day, we recommend trying out this perfect face mask for a bit of self-love. While you might not have expected it, oats are actually great for moisturizing and healing as well.
- DIY Mask for Uneven Skin Tone
One thing that the skin care beauty industry will have you believe is that you have to spend a lot of money on facials and scrubs to achieve an even skin tone. Of course, being able to reduce redness and make sure that our skin is even is something that we all would love to achieve, but there's no reason that you have to fork out a lot of money and suffer through nasty ingredients to achieve this.
This DIY mask involves one tablespoon of natural yoghurt, one tablespoon of honey, and one tablespoon of turmeric powder. The great thing about yoghurt is that it is full of lactic acid, which can make a visible difference to your skin by removing those rough skin cells that sit on the surface, which need to make way for new ones.
Incorporating honey is never a bad thing, which is going to render your skin feeling soft and elastic, while turmeric is excellent for dealing with pigmentation.
- DIY Mask for Serious Glow
If you've been on Instagram lately, then you will know that one of the latest trends is glowy-looking skin. While this isn't anything new, it's definitely a popular one right now, and the good news is that you don't need a face full of makeup to achieve it. If you normally have dull skin, and have always wanted to do something about it, then you might want to try a DIY face mask that incorporates aloe vera.
For this, you will need one tablespoon of cacao powder, ¼ papaya, and a small amount of aloe vera gel. The thing that we love about aloe vera is it is bursting with vitamins A, C, B1, B3, and B2. This means that it's great for soothing irritated skin, hydrating dry skin and increasing its overall radiance. If you apply it to your skin with papaya, which is known for having exfoliating enzymes that can work to get rid of dead skin cells, then you will produce a glow that is next level.
All you have to do is mix all of the ingredients together in a bowl, apply them and leave for as long as you want.
Skincare Doesn’t Have to be Artificial
Here at Velettá, we don't believe that you have to pay through the roof, or compromise on ingredients to benefit from great skin care. This is why we have come up with a cruelty-free, plant-based, 100% natural, daily skin care range that you can integrate seamlessly into your routine, which can work for the betterment of your skin. If you love the idea of making your own face masks at home, but sometimes just want to grab a treatment and go, then we suggest checking out our Youthful Glow Intensive Hydrating Treatment. if you are using a DIY face mask that leaves your skin feeling a little drier than you'd like, then we suggest that you make the most of our Rejuvenating Oil after the fact. Taking care of your skin involves many different components, just make sure that all of them are natural.