DIY Face Mask

DIY Face Mask and Facial Massage

  Applying a face mask is one of the best treats you can give your skin. Homemade masks are super easy to make and fun to create too! You might find yourself surprised at how many of these ingredients you already have at home! Happy days.

MAKE YOUR OWN FACE MASK: DIY RECIPES

If you apply these three masks using the multimasking principle, you’ll be able to meet your skin’s different needs with optimal results. The best thing about it is that you can whip them up yourself using just a few ingredients.

Multimasking: recipes for every area of your face

Reduced fat quark and honey for the T-zone

1-2 tbsp of low-fat quark and 1 tsp of honey produces a mask that can combat skin impurities. The quark absorbs excess grease and soothes the skin, whilst the honey has an antibacterial function and can prevent inflammations. Leave on the T-zone for 20 minutes and wash off with warm water.

Multimasking: recipes for every area of your face

Coffee and coconut oil for a refreshing eye mask

You can make a refreshing eye mask by mixing together 1 tsp of coconut oil and 1 tsp of coffee. Apply the paste to the skin under your eyes, leave for 20 minutes and then carefully rinse off. The caffeine helps to reduce puffiness, while the oil helps to restore moisture to the skin.

Multimasking: recipes for every area of your face

Avocado mask to prevent dry cheeks

Avocados contain unsaturated fatty acids, which are very important for the skin’s own lipid layer. These allow the skin to absorb moisture extremely well. Mash the fruit and apply the mixture to your cheeks. Leave for 20 minutes and wash off with warm water.

HOW TO MAKE A DIY FACE MASK

The correct way to apply a facial mask

  • First tie your hair back and wear clothes you don’t mind getting stained.
  • Cleanse your face and gently pat it dry with a soft towel.
  • Apply the mask with clean hands, gently patting it on to the face.
  • Avoid the delicate eye area, but don’t forget about the neck.
  • Place two slices of cucumber on your eyes to help you relax.
  • Sit back and let the mask work its magic for 15-20 minutes.

5 BENEFITS OF FACE MASKS

5 ways in which facial masks benefit the skin

  • By coating the skin, it’s easier for active ingredients to penetrate.
  • Removing dead skin cells and oil from the pores.
  • Increasing hydration for a more youthful appearance.
  • Reducing hyper-pigmentation for a more even skin tone.
  • Special formulations to heal and repair damaged skin.



THE RIGHT MASK FOR EVERY ZONE

The needs of the individual parts of your face are quite different. Find out where you should apply which mask to achieve clear skin and a revitalised look.

Multimasking: Which zone of the face needs what?

T-zone

Your forehead, nose and chin can be likened to the letter T. This is where the skin produces more sebum, which can block pores and lead to blemished skin. A toning peel-off mask and other variations containing kaolin, medicinal clay and charcoal, help to remove the excess sebum.

Multimasking: Which zone of the face needs what?

Cheeks

Compared to the ‘T-zone‘, your cheeks are drier because the skin produces far less protective fat of its own. Masks with moisturising substances like grape seed oil, vitamin E and aloe vera help the skin to store moisture and can give your cheeks a healthy-looking glow.

Multimasking: Which zone of the face needs what?

Pay attention to the application time

It’s important to take accurate note of the instructions for use. Excessive application time can cause skin irritation. Always apply the ‘T-zone‘ mask first, then wash it off and use leave-on masks for your cheeks and eyes. Tip: these versions are dabbed rather than rinsed off.

Multimasking: Which zone of the face needs what?

Eyes

The skin around the eyes is particularly delicate and sensitive. Smoothing face masks with Q10 or hyaluronic acid help to prevent fine lines. Masks with caffeine soothe puffiness and dark circles. Alternatively, you can also apply a thicker layer of your eye cream.


How to make an oatmeal face mask

What is so special about oatmeal?

Sensitive skin can often really benefit from the anti-inflammatory properties of oats, and they can even be a natural soother for sunburn. Try this versatile face mask with oatmeal for a rejuvenated complexion:

  1. Grind your oatmeal: Blend four tablespoons of rolled oats in your food processor until they are in powder form.
  2. Add honey: Add one tablespoon of honey to the oats and mix it through.
  3. Add one egg yolk: Egg yolks are a fantastic source of Vitamin D, which helps to slow down the aging process. First discard the egg white, before adding the yolk into the face mask mixture. Break the yolk and mix it in with the other ingredients to form a paste.
  4. Apply to the face: Now simply apply the homemade mask to your face, avoiding the delicate eye area, and leave it for up to 15 minutes, before washing off.

HOW TO SPOIL YOURSELF WITH A FACIAL MASSAGE

After removing your natural face mask, complete the final stage in your pampering evening. Follow this easy four-step facial massage and rejuvenate your skin while you sleep:

  1. Using gentle but firm pressure, smooth your favourite moisturiser over your face.
  2. Start from your nose, move up between your eyebrows, around your hairline and down the sides of your face.
  3. Keeping your face relaxed massage your forehead and temples in small circular motions using your two index fingers for about 30 seconds.
  4. Slowly stroke from down one side of your jaw to your chin and back up the other side. Repeat this five times
  5. Using one hand then the other, run your fingers from the base of your neck up to your chin. Repeat this five times

Watch our video below for more details on massage techniques using moisturiser.



Always read the label. Follow the directions for use.