A facial can easily be made, simply with the contents of your refrigerator. Its quick, its cheap and its fun! There are so many different ways to make a mask, so get creative and don’t be afraid to experiment.
First step in making a mask you will need to whip together a “base”, this will be the foundation of your mask and will store indefinitely and a “binder” which will be needed to hold all of the ingredients together. You will only want to add your binder and fresh ingredients until the time you’re ready to apply your mask.
- 1 cup kaolin (fine clay) powder
- ¼ cup corn flour
- 1 tablespoon finely ground rolled oats or other binder
- 1 tablespoon dried skim milk powder
Once you have gotten that down, now its time to get creative! Here’s a list of ingredients and their benefits to help you customize for your skin type.
Apple: slightly acidic; soothes and ready to apply the mask the base ingredient can be pre-mixed and sealed in a tight jar until your ready for use. It gently exfoliates.
Asparagus: stimulating; heals acne
Carrot: antiseptic properties
Apricots: moisturizes, soothes and cleanses
Celery: brightens tired, dull skin
Turnip: deeply cleanses
Yogurt: moisturizes and balances skins pH
Cucumber: cools, soothes and heals, helps even skin tone
Raw potato: helps clear blemishes and eczema
Orange juice: hydrating and anti-aging
Lemon juice (diluted in one part water/one part lemon juice): removes oil and gently lightens freckles
Brewer’s yeast: helps to absorb oil
Lettuce juice (blend lettuce leaves to a pulp, adding a little water): soothes sore, rough skin; helps heal
Watermelon: gently exfoliates, softens and deep-cleanses
Avocado: deep cleanse and nourishing
Strawberries: slightly acidic to exfoliate, antioxidant; cleanses
Tomatoes: excellent for oily skin, contains vitamin A and C and the lycopene is a great source of antioxidants
Pear: soothes and cools sunburn
Pineapple: an astringent wash for oily skin
Before mixing together your mask, grinding any larger, denser ingredient into a blender will make for an easier application. Consider adding essential oils for additional benefits and aromatherapy properties. Have fun and happy masking!
Don’t want to make your own mask? We have a large selection of great masks at SkinStore!