DIY Masks - 100% natural
Skin care doesn’t always have to be complicated – sometimes it is as easy as mixing simple ingredients out of your fridge together in a bowl and, voilà, you’ve created a mask! We got inspired by Adina Grigore’s Book ‘The Skin Cleanse’ which is trying to encourage us to simplify our beauty routine and try to literally go all natural. We’ve picked out 4 beautifying facial masks from her book to share with you, so keep scrolling to see them all.
Skin Feast Mask
This easy and fast mask is great for anybody with combination skin – you have dry and flaky patches but your T-zone is also a bit oily. This mask will help balance the oil production and eliminate excess greasiness, whilst being hydrating and soothing. Brown rice flour is full of nutrients, and is great at soaking up any oiliness. This recipe will make two or three applications, but will spoil – so share with friends, roommates or family.
1 tbsp. brown rice flour
1 tbsp. apple juice (fresh-pressed, if possible)
In a small bowl, mash avocado with a fork and sprinkle in rice flour, stirring until you’ve created a paste. Add apple juice and stir well. Apply mask and allow to dry for best results. Rinse with warm water. Done. Say hello to balanced and happy skin!
Smells so delicious – you’ll want to eat it. This dessert mask helps to repair your skin, it prevents cell damage, clears up blemishes, and moisturises. BAM! Sea salt kills bacteria and is great for blemishes. Just a little disclaimer – it may start to sting over time as it works its magic, but that’s totally fine. This recipe makes one or two uses and can sit out on the counter for a few days.
4 tsp. cocoa powder
½ tsp. sea salt
2 tsp. olive oil
Mix cocoa powder and sea salt in a small bowl, then stir in olive oil to create a paste. Apply with your fingers and leave on for as long as you like. Rinse carefully, because the cocoa powder will stain a washcloth.
Got really oily skin? Then this mayo-magic is the mask for you. The orange juice brightens with vitamin C, and corn flour is a soft exfoliant and does an amazing job of soaking up excess oil from the skin. The corn will not completely dissolve in the mask and can be a bit grainy, so try to be gentle when applying. This recipe will spoil quickly, because of the mayonnaise, so store it in a sealed container in the fridge and use within a few days and get excited to have amazing skin.
1 tbsp. homemade mayonnaise (or organic, if you want to use a store-bought version)
1 tbsp. orange juice (fresh is ideal)
2 tbsp. corn flour
In a small bowl, stir together all three ingredients slowly, making sure to fully incorporate the corn flour into the wet ingredients. Apply with your fingers and let dry. Rinse off and have a happy healthy complexion.
Pumpkin Glow Mask
Give your skin a new lease of life! This pumpkin mask will remove dead skin cells, unclog your pores, gently exfoliate, and hydrate. It will make your skin glow! The recipe makes for a few uses, so you can store extra in the fridge for up to a week, for repetitive radiance boosts!
¼ cup full-fat Greek yogurt
1 tbsp. raw honey
¼ cup cooked pumpkin puree (not pumpkin mix)
1 tbsp. ground flaxseeds or flax meal
Stir together yogurt and honey in a small bowl. Once the honey is fully incorporated, add in pumpkin puree and then stir in the flaxseeds. Easy, peasy, lemon squeezy! Use your fingers to apply and leave on until you feel it drying. Rinse off with warm water and enjoy the natural glow.