DIY Face Masks : Let’s face it– we could all incorporate a little more TLC into our skincare routine. These DIY face masks are an affordable and great go-to for taking care of that skin of yours.
There are so many options for face masks out there. You can sometimes even open up your kitchen cabinet! You’ve got everything you need.
Let’s look at some great DIY face mask ingredients you can use for your specific skin type.
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Oily skin, the struggle of finding the right products that won’t leave your face greasier than before.
If your skin is frequently oily, you naturally produce more sebum (the oil produced from glands from skin pores). Sometimes diet or hormonal changes can cause the skin to become more oily. In which case, you might be more prone to acne breakouts.
Individuals whose hormones are often fluctuating or doing hormone-altering treatments may experience more acne from oily skin. If you think you may be experiencing gender dysmorphia, Doing a facemask to help extract the sebum from your pores at least once a week is a great idea to nurture your skin and de-clog those pores.
Here are Some Ingredients you can Throw in your Mask at Home
Tea tree (1-2 drops only!)
Having dry skin can make your face itchy or chapped and even make you break out into rashes at times. When your skin doesn’t provide enough sebum, it tends to leave your face extra dry and in need of lots of moisture.
Gentle exfoliants like brown sugar are good to remove dry, dead skin cells, and oils and deep moisturizing creams help to keep that skin hydrated.
Some Ingredients to Throw in your DIY Masks
Sweet almond, apricot, coconut, & avocado oil
Combination of Skin
If you have a combination of skin, it means you probably have an oily T-zone (forehead, nose, and chin) while the other parts of your face are more normal/dry.
It’s not very practical to use two different products on these other parts of your face, so finding a well-balanced product that doesn’t dry out your skin but is oil-free may be your best bet.
However, when applying a mask, it’s not a bad idea to use certain ingredients on your T-zone made for oily skin. That might mean you mix up a clay mask with a couple of drops of tea tree and turmeric (or anything else from the dry skin list above) and apply it just to your forehead, nose bridge, and chin.
For other parts of your face, if it’s more on the dry side, you can pick some other options from the dry skin list above—for example, a combination of honey, almond oil, and avocado.
If your cheeks and the rest of your face are more balanced between the two, otherwise considered “normal,” then feel free to use any combination without leaning too heavily on the oils or the extra drying ingredients, like tea tree oil.
Some Ingredients to add to your Combination Skin Mask
It’s Mask Time, Honey!
As you can see, some of the ingredients overlap. For example, honey can be throw in any mask for its anti-inflammatory and antibacterial properties. Other components will help to nurture your specific skin type and leave you feeling fresh and glowing after.
It’s best to do a mask like this once a week as not to over-treat the skin. You can make it into a routine weekly or bi-monthly self-care routine.
Now, it’s time to open up the kitchen cabinet or hit the grocery store and take care of that skin!