Best Natural DIY Face Masks for all skin types
Hi lovelies! Let’s jump right in.
Skin care. Some love it, some hate it. I find myself somewhere in the middle. Love it because I love taking care of myself, skin included. Hate it because I have been dealing with skin issues for the better part of 3 years and I SERIOUSLY have tried it all.
Liquids, creams, gels, foams…you name it. I even jumped on the prescription train for a few months (cringe.)
But finally, I have found a few skin care products that feel good AND are good for me. With a mix of natural products and ingredients that you have in your pantry, you can try them out, too!
My current routine leaves my skin feeling awesome. I forgot what it was like to feel fresh faced, clean, and like my skin can breathe!
So, here I am, a skin care fanatic. The next step is to place cucumbers over my eyes and my bathroom will be a full on facial, wellness, goddess spa (sorry in advance to my boyfriend.)
Cucumbers aside, here are all the rituals and feel-good products that I am currently in love with (plus one bonus that I am dying to get my hands on!)
Honey Face Mask for Moisturizing
I use a honey mask once a week. Honey is antibacterial so it helps kill acne – score! It also leaves my skin feeling super moisturized and reduces dry patches. Apply your raw honey mask to damp skin and leave it on for 15-30 minutes. Rinse with warm water.
Bentonite Clay Face Mask for Detoxifying
I try to use a clay face mask twice a week. People have been using clay masks for centuries (maybe longer?) Specifically, calcium bentonite clay is known for its detoxifying properties. When mixed with water the clay produces a negative charge, which clears toxins. Whether your skin is oily, dry, or a combination, this stuff will work wonders!
I apply my clay mask for 20 minutes, or until it has dried. Once the clay dries it is a bit uncomfortable and itchy – so I rinse it off right away. I have friends that leave it on for up to one hour, so props if you can handle it for that long! My skin feels like silk afterward. So. freaking. smooth. I’m obsessed!
Aloe for Acne Fighting
Another natural antibacterial product that works wonders. I use aloe as a spot treatment after I wash my face at night. It is so light that I even sleep with it on. Personally, I have an Aloe plant so I just cut off a stem and leave it in the refrigerator. Then, each night I squeeze out a little bit of gel and apply it to my spots and scars. Extra points for being in the refrigerator because it is cool and soothing. LOVE.
Jojoba oil Moisturizer
I use jojoba oil each day as a moisturizer after I wash my face. I prefer oils to moisturize because they have only have one ingredient and make my skin feel so silky. Jojoba oil does not clog pores like some other oils. It is also similar to the oil that our skin naturally produces, so it is easily absorbed. I even add acne fighting essential oils to my jojoba oil for an extra kick (and amazing smell.) While jojoba oil is a bit expensive, a little goes a LONG way.
Steam helps to open pores which is ideal right before you apply a face mask. You want all the natural goodness of your face mask to cleanse deep into your pores. There are plenty of ways to do this – you can even invest in a facial steamer on Amazon.
But here’s how I do it – fill your sink (or a bowl) halfway with hot water from your faucet. Then, place your head down toward the water with a bath towel covering your head/shoulders. You are creating a tent for the steam. Stay in this position for 2-5 minutes. Remember, never put hot water on your face – only warm water. Steam your face each time directly before applying a face mask.
And I am dying to try….Argan Oil
I first heard of Argan oil being used in hair products as a moisturizer and conditioner. But, I know multiple people that swear by Argan Oil as a facial moisturizer. It is full of antioxidants, vitamins, and is known to reduce acne and inflammation. This oil is also tad pricy, so I may try using in place of jojoba oil at some point. I’ll let you know how it goes!
Does anyone around here use Argan Oil? I’d love to hear your thoughts!
Let me know if you try any of these natural face masks and which is your favorite. I just love using natural ingredients, especially when they are already in my pantry!
I also apply a facial sunscreen each morning – but have yet to find one that I love. Shoot some suggestions my way if you have a sunscreen you swear by! Also, I have the ultimate mindfulness hack launching soon…a FREE zero waste E-book. Subscribe to my email list to get updates on when it comes out. Have a beautiful day/night my darlings!