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Facial Mask You Can Do At Home

Mask is the easiest skin care product you can DIY at home

You can make almost anything small scaled at home, with the right ingredients. Moisturizers require emollients like paraffin or beeswax mixed with water and a vehicle, usually glycerin. A cleanser, you can your own using bicarb and oil, not that I would recommend it.

Essentially, if you are determined enough, you can swear off buying beauty products, and make everything yourself in your own pantry. It is however, a time consuming effort. Not to mention you have to own a lot of things, by then it will no longer be cheaper.

But, the only thing that I can recommend doing it yourself, are the facial masks. Mainly because it is easy.

The Easiest

Our Humble Avocado, it can be expensive here in Adelaide, like $5 for 2 is the cheapest when it is abundant. If you like eating it, then this mask will be for you. Simply scoop out the flesh to eat, and smear the remaining onto your skin (after cleansing of course). Avocado’s vitamins and fats will help nourish your skin, plus the skin can be an exfoliating scrub. Just scrub on and leave on until you want to rinse it off.

So not only you get to eat your guacamole, you get to wear it too!! If you like, add some honey if you have inflamed skin. A twist of lemon to lighten skin, but it will also make the avocado runny. Not a fan of avo, then yogurt or aloe vera. In fact, you can layer slices of cucumber during summer if you want too. Of course eating it or not later, is entirely up to you.

Combine your own

Green Clay is used to tighten pores and purify skin, which is why a lot of beauty masks that clarifies skin will have some of this green clay, which contains minerals like magnesium, silicon and cobalt, to name a few. With this powder as base, you can add a lot of things to it, catering to your needs. How about going all posh with Thermal Water? Or add a splash of olive oil to stop it from drying out your skin. One of the great things about powder clay, is the flexibility.

And if you loathe the clean up after, you can layer gauze onto your skin before applying the clay mask.

Gauze

The gauze allows the clay to stick onto your skin, but when it dries, you can just remove the gauze and all the clay. Then you just rinse off with warm water, instead of having to scrape clay off your face. Both ingredients are inexpensive and multipurpose, the clay can also be a body mask too.

Easy Sheet Mask

Compressed Sheet Mask Tablets

These are dried and compressed sheet masks, ready to absorb any liquid to be made into a mask. These are also relatively inexpensive, with a promise to be almost any type of mask you want. Add lemon juice or milk for lightening, blend tomato juice for lycopene. The list is endless.

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Tablets come in many brands

If you are lazy like me, use what you have on hand. Like I used Body Shop’s Oils of Life to soak the mask. Let the tablet expand fully before opening the mask. If you find that the mask if dry, you can add more liquid onto it.

IMG_20170202_202441850_BURST000_COVER_TOPThe tablet will become a full- sized mask. It is not of the best quality, but it just a way for  your skin to slow absorb all the goodness. Things that people use in Asia are Collagen toner, tomato juice, and whatever good quality toner they have on hand.

I think some uses tea if the skin is inflamed, tea is good anti- inflammatory so that makes sense. Rice water is also a good choice, because it can also exfoliate a little. As you can see, the choice is limited by the state it is in (mainly liquid). But it is easy and cheap, does not take up much space when not in use.

 

 

 

Note of Interest:

If you are interested in tech, here is one for you. The Fruit Mask machine can create any fruit juice based gel mask for you, this unit comes with 32 collagen tablets. Interestingly, I have watched a show where stars made their own mask live, a lot of them disliked the product. Saying that it is too big, and the gel is not that great quality. Most importantly, they could not justify having this machine making fruit mask, when there are cheaper alternatives.

Fruit Mask Machine

Interestingly, there are many more models online that does the same thing, with varying price tags. I do wonder if it is worth the extra money to have a gel mask, rather than a normal linen one. Would it matter though, if the end result is the same?

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