Here’s A DIY Face Mask For Your Skin Type

The saying of “beauty is pain” has helped pioneer some of the most absurd, yet unbelievably helpful beauty remedies. Like they also say, the obvious answer is usually the right answer. In an age of beauty gurus and Cosmopolitan magazine, there is undoubtedly nowhere you can’t go to find some amazing new products, methods,and tips to add to your skincare routine. But, let us not get too overly confident in one product or remedy. Skincare is very complicated and unique to every individual, so it only makes sense that we treat it like so! Here are some DIY face masks to do when you're feeling crafty and want to love on yourself a little! #SelfCareIsImportant

To begin, there are four types of skin: normal, dry, oily and combination skin. Before you get into making your own face masks (or even before using new products), it’s essential that you know what skin type you have and what your skin may be prone to because of it. If you are not sure what type you may have, take this short online questionnaire to get a better idea!

For normal skin: Matcha Green Tea Face Mask

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Matcha just got 10x better! Being so rich in minerals and essential vitamins, matcha creates the perfect balance for your skin ecosystem; obviously with the help of honey! Honey, like matcha, is also rich in antioxidants which make your skin feel refreshed and glowy. All you need is:

  • 1 tablespoon of matcha green tea powder

  • 1 tablespoon of honey

  • A pinch of cinnamon (exclude if you have sensitive skin)

  • ½ a tablespoon of warm water

  • 5 drops of sandalwood essential oil (optional)

Leave mask on for 15-30 minutes or until dry. Rub into skin gently with water to clean off.

For dry skin: Honey + Turmeric Face Mask

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Like mentioned before, honey is a powerhouse of an ingredient in skincare, but the real star in this DIY mask is turmeric. Often left and forgotten in your spice cabinet, turmeric is full of skin-loving benefits. Having properties of an anti-inflammatory, antioxidant and anti-aging supplement, your skin will have no option but feel good after a pampering like this and you only need:

  • 1 teaspoon of turmeric

  • 1 teaspoon of honey

  • ½ a teaspoon of lemon juice (optional)

  • 1 tablespoon of low-fat yogurt (optional)

Leave mask on for 30 minutes and rinse well with a gentle cleanser.

For oily skin: Banana Chamomile Face Mask

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Guess who’s back again: HONEY. Not to mention bananas, which are full of nutrients and other health benefits. Naturally free of fat, bananas act as a natural sponge agent to your skin’s excess oils. Paired with chamomile, this facemask makes for a soothing duo that helps shrink and tighten your pores. Chamomile also posses many powerful skin properties such as anti-inflammatory, anti-fungal, antibacterial, antiseptic and contains antioxidants! All you’ll need to make it is:

  • ½ of a banana, mashed

  • 4 tablespoons of white kaolin clay or equivalent product

  • 1 tablespoon of honey

  • ⅛ teaspoon chamomile extract

Leave the mask on for 15-20 minutes and gently rinse off with warm water. Follow with toner if necessary or desired.

For combination skin: Rose Yogurt Facemask

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Alone, roses are beautiful, but they are even more beautiful on the face! Believe it or not, roses are plentiful in health benefits for your skin. They help soothe skin irritation, reduce redness, prevent and treat infections, and heal cuts, scars and burns. But wait, there’s more! They, too, contain many antioxidants like the other ingredients mentioned. To make this mask all you’ll need is:

  • I tablespoon of rose water or 1 tablespoon of rosehip oil

  • 1 tablespoon of low-fat yogurt

  • 1 tablespoon of honey

Leave for 15-20 minutes and wash off with warm water.

Stay glowy, collegiettes!