DIY Face Masks!

A great way to love ourselves is to pamper more! Men, you heard me…this post is for you too! Every person can enjoy the great benefits of pampering more. I figured that instead of spending a ton of money on getting a professional facial, why not give ourselves our own facials?!

I decided to try three homemade face masks for the three major skin types. I had a blast trying all of these DIY recipes and my skin did too! It got pretty messy and I just had to laugh at myself for how funny I looked. So, grab a few of your friends and get ready to do your own facials!

Love Your Oily Skin Type

  

The first mask I tried is for oily skin. The ingredients are simple; oatmeal, honey and lemon juice. I found that this recipe tightens the skin and the oatmeal exfoliates very well. I recommend testing this recipe on the inside of your arm before applying it to your face as the lemon juice can irritate the skin.

The oatmeal does not really stay on your face as you can see in the above picture. I laughed the whole time I tried pressing it on. Once you have attempted to put as much of the mixture on your face, let it sit for 10 minutes. Your skin will feel really tight once you hit about 10 minutes. Once your skin feels this way, use mild soap and warm water to wash it off.

I have oily skin so this mask really made my face feel good. I felt very refreshed and my skin looked brighter. I did have to use a light facial moisturizer after the mask but other than that, my skin felt very soft. You can find the original face mask recipe, along with other recipes for those of us with oily skin here.

Love Your Dry Skin Type

The dry skin face mask is very soothing. The ingredients in this mask call for a banana, frankincense essential oil and coconut oil. Coconut oil is perfect for people with dry skin and the fatty acids provide a lot of moisture for your skin. Frankincense essential oil is known to reduce stress, lower inflammation and boost immunity.

You will want to mash one inch of a fresh banana and two tablespoons of coconut oil in a bowl. Once mixed well, add three drops of frankincense essential oil to the bowl and apply the mixture to your face. Let the mixture set on your face for 20 minutes and then wash off with warm water. Just an FYI, this mask is very messy as the coconut oil will want to drip down so I recommend keeping a towel nearby.

This mask is very moisturizing and I felt very refreshed after I took it off. I would not recommend this mask for people with oily skin as the coconut oil can make it even more oily. I did not need any moisturizer after using this mask. You can find the original recipe here.

Love Your Normal Skin Type

The mask that I tried for normal skin has one ingredient…an egg! I was reading that the benefits of using eggs in face masks helps tighten the skin and close pores.  I wanted to try something easy and that I figured most of my readers would have the ingredients on hand. The recipe that I tried actually has variations for each skin type. Check it out here!

  

For normal skin, all you need to do is whisk one egg in a bowl and layer it on your face to make the mask. You will want to keep the mask on for 30 minutes. Just know, this mask will get extremely tight. I could barely talk because the mask was so tight on my face. After 30 minutes, wash the mask off with warm water. If your face feels slightly dry, use a light moisturizer. I do not recommend this mask for people with dry skin. I have oily skin and I even needed to use a light moisturizer after.

As you can see, this mask did wonders for my face! It brightened, tightened and refreshed my face. I absolutely loved the way it felt afterwards.

I had so much fun trying these DIY face masks. If I had to choose my favorite mask, it would be the Normal Skin Type Mask. While it only had one ingredient, I felt it did wonders for my skin. The Dry Skin Type Mask was very soft and even though I enjoyed it, my face did become oily since I do not have dry skin. The Oily Skin Type Mask was quite messy but I did feel like it exfoliated my face well. Try each of these for yourselves and tell me which one you like the best!

Don’t forget to tune in on February 26th for my final post in the “Love Yourself” month, Indulge More! We will be talking about wine and dessert! It’s going to be a yummy one.

Be bold to live free, xo Aimée

“If you can learn to love yourself and all the flaws, you can love other people so much better. And that makes you so happy.”

-Kristin Chenoweth