Have you ever woken up in the morning only to realize your skin is beginning to appear dull and lifeless? Furthermore, underneath the layer you see in the mirror could be the onset of blackheads and a stressed-out face. If you’ve been a slave to over the counter products that aren’t working, now’s the time to create your own facial mask that has endless potential in removing dead skin, nourishing the pores to alleviate unwanted acne, and give your face that dazzling glow.
A DIY style of facial products has become more than simply a trend; it’s the wave of the future for many who have been stuck in isolation and unable to visit the store, much less have the inkling to look your best. Working with natural and organic ingredients such as turmeric, peppermint, and frankincense provides your skin with a rejuvenating, clean feel. Plus, getting into the thick of innovating adds an extra zest to your life, especially knowing you’ll be applying the final solution to your skin as a facial mask.
Why turmeric, peppermint, and frankincense?
These three ingredients each have their own anti-inflammatory properties that give your skin a calming and refreshed appearance.
As a relative of ginger, this vivid yellow-orange spice is common in Indian, Southeast Asian, and Middle Eastern cooking. However, turmeric has been touted as a super food that can fight cancer, ease depression, help ease joint pain, and fight acne. Putting a turmeric mask on your skin or eating turmeric will help fight stubborn pimples -- perhaps because of the spice's reported antibacterial and anti-inflammatory properties.
Peppermint oil naturally cleanses the skin and has antiseptic and antibacterial properties. It has a cooling effect which soothes irritation and inflammation due to acne.
The oil's aromatic properties are said to promote feelings of relaxation, peace, and overall wellness. It's also thought that frankincense can help support cellular function, so it's often used to soothe skin and reduce the appearance of blemishes.
By combining all three of the above ingredients in your own DIY natural face mask, your skin will be on its way to a healthy and beautiful glow.
As with any essential oil, it is imperative to properly dilute Turmeric before use. A little bit goes a long way, so only a few drops can get the job done. To get you started, have all these ingredients ready to formulate your very own facial mask. Get ready for your skin to glow!
WHAT YOU NEED
- 2 oz Bentonite Clay
- 1 oz Avocado carrier oil
- 3 drops Turmeric essential oil
- 2 drops Peppermint essential oil
- 1 drop of Frankincense essential oil
Simply mix the ingredients together until completely blended. The face mask should have a thick, paste-like consistency. Apply after washing your face. Leave on for 10-15 minutes and wash off with warm water.
That’s it. Try it a few times to get the hang of the solution and whether you’ve created the correct mix for your skin type. Oftentimes, if your skin leans toward the dry side, you can always add more of the avocado carrier oil. The same goes for if your skin is a tad more oily and sensitive and more prone to breakouts--you can add more of the bentonite clay.
The key is to work with the formulation until you discover the perfect amounts of each essential oil and clay. It may seem a little lumpy at first, so continue to stir until the consistency is smooth enough to apply to your face.
The wellness benefits of a DIY facial mask
A facial mask can replenish and moisturize your skin, and most importantly, doing it yourself has the added bonus of whatever emotions and creativity you put into it. Face masks are effective treatments because the ingredients are able to sit on your skin for about 10 to 30 minutes.
As the nutrients and vitamins penetrate your skin, deep clean your pores and remove the outermost layer of dead skin, these facial masks also cleanse, tighten, exfoliate, soften, and brighten the skin.
Plus, whipping up a homemade mask is cheaper than visiting a spa. Your rinse-off mask involves removal with a warm or cool cloth once the mask dries. Your very own DIY facial mask with turmeric, peppermint, and frankincense will also ward off those pesky blackheads that tend to hide beneath the skin’s surface.
A regular skin care routine can improve your complexion, fight acne, and control oiliness. But don’t think you need a fancy spa to get great results. Using ingredients in your kitchen, you can make a homemade facial mask and give your face the nourishment and hydration it needs, while helping to remove blackheads.