Radiant beauty and glowing skin go hand in hand, but it can be difficult to obtain the look you want consistently. To get the best out of your appearance, you can use a face mask to get that glow you desire, experiencing the luxury of a spa retreat right in your own home.
What Makes a Good DIY Mask?
Serums and masks have one goal – to improve the appearance of your skin. This can be done through the use of ingredients like vitamin C, vitamin A (retinols or retinoids) for improving dark spots, hyaluronic acid, antioxidants for skin cell health, and other lightening ingredients. Sunscreen and hydration can round out the ingredients, giving your skin the boost it needs.
A good DIY face mask may be plant powered and deliver skincare with makeup enhancing benefits – you’ll naturally look great. But perhaps most importantly, a DIY mask will be created from products and ingredients you already have in your home.
The Best DIY Home Mask for Glowing Skin
The skin on your face is unique to your biome, and no two people will have skin that is the same. However, how your skin reacts to your environment has common factors across the majority of people, as do the fixes to give you glowing skin.
Exfoliation is one way to gain glowing skin, simply by removing dead skin cells that remain on the surface.
- Mixing half a cup of buttermilk with two tablespoons of yogurt will produce a creamy mask that you simply apply to your face and leave for a few hours.
- When you wash it off, your glow will be evident.
You may find that acne is a problem, and there are several ways of treating it with a partial plant powered face mask.
- Brew a cup of chamomile tea (with two tea bags) and let it cool thoroughly.
- Separately, in a bowl, mix a tablespoon of manuka honey along with a teaspoon of nutritional yeast.
- Add a splash of the tea to make a thick paste that can be spread across your skin – don’t add too much tea as it does not need to be watery.
- Apply to your face, and rinse off after 20 minutes.
What does this do?
Honey is a natural anti-microbial product, and nutritional yeast is great for battling
acne. An alternative is to use a turmeric-based mask (turmeric is a natural anti-inflammatory and stops microbial growth).
- Mix three tablespoons of turmeric
- Add two tablespoons of fresh lemon juice
- Thin with water until it is the right consistency to apply to your face.
- Wash off after 5 minutes to see the effects and the glow it leaves behind.
Why DIY Face Masks are Fun
One of the best things about creating your face masks is the ability to experiment. Self care in your own home with readily available ingredients is convenient but also gives you the chance to see what will really give your skin a healthy glow.