What if we were to tell you that you can make your own natural face mask recipe in the privacy of your own humble abode?
What if we told you it was really, easy and the cost was minimal.
If this excites you, then you’ve come to the right place, here at the Naked Chemist we are a big fan of low investment face masks, and none of these take more than a minute or two to prepare.
Types of face masks
- sheet masks
- moisturising masks
- treatment masks
- exfoliating mask
- sleeping masks
- hydrating mask
- post-workout mask
- hangover days mask
- clarifying deep cleansing mask
- masks from a jar or tube or bottle
The list is endless, and with so much choice you could be forgiven for not knowing where to begin.
Masks can bring some really wonderful benefits to the skin and the really great thing, you can create your mask with locally sourced ingredients, that are simple and natural and great for treating a range of skin conditions.
The following recipes are fast and effective and what’s more, your skin will love them.
Rejuvenating face mask recipes
Do you suffer from oily skin conditions? If the answer is yes, then this clay mask is for you.
It will help to refine and brighten even the oiliest of skin types.
1 tsp aloe vera juice
1 tsp brewed black tea
1 tbsp fuller’s earth clay
1 tsp egg white, beaten until frothy
Simply mix the aloe vera juice and tea together, add the egg white, and clay, and apply to the skin – then sit back and relax, and let the wonderful ingredients work their magic.
Natural AHA mask
If you want to know how to make a face mask for dehydrated skin, then this is the recipe for you.
2 tbsp glycerine
1 tbsp cucumber juice
1 tbsp aloe juice
2 tsp xanthan gum
Combine the Glycerine and juice together, and sprinkle over the Xanthan gum.
Next, whisk everything together until the ingredients form a gel, before spreading thinly on the skin.
Papaya mask recipe
I really like to include Papaya in my formulations, a little-known fact is that Papaya is a natural, enzymatic exfoliant, which gently lifts away dead skin cells, this is due to the enzyme Papain found within unripe Papayas.
Papaya combined with Sandalwood is extremely healing; it is also great for brightening our skin.
1 tbsp mashed papaya flesh
1 tbsp macadamia oil
1 tbsp oatmeal
1 tbsp clay mask
2 drops sandalwood essential oil
Keen to learn more about Papayas’ affinity with the skin? This article is an interesting read.
Antioxidant face mask recipe
If you want to make an anti-ageing face mask, then this is a really great recipe.
Green tea is an anti-inflammatory and full of important antioxidants. Sage has wonderful anti-bacterial and astringent properties.
1 tbsp peeled and grated pear
1 tbsp calamine clay
3 tbsp green tea infusion
1 tbsp grape seed extract
Combine all the ingredients together in a blender, once the mixture is smooth, apply, relax, and enjoy the pleasant aroma of this lovely mask.
Now you know how to make a face mask that will help to treat many skin types and conditions, and the really great thing is that all of these ingredients come directly from nature.
For more information on DIY follow this link to learn how to get creative with gel masks.