DIY Masks Straight From the Kitchen!

Homemade Masks Straight Out of the Kitchen
What a time we are living in! Everyday I’m having new feelings both positive and negative about being quarantined. One thing I’m noticing is how important it is to take care of myself during this time. Plus, with all the home schooling, it’s inspired me to go a bit off the rails of math, reading and science and teach the girls more about DIY skin care! Yesterday I taught them how to make an herb infused oil. Today, we’re going to learn about what food items we have in our kitchen that our skin can benefit from via a homemade or I should say, kitchen made mask! 

Raiding your pantry for mask ingredients can take your skin care to the next level. My favorite kitchen items to add to masks are definitely yogurt, lemon, coffee, pumpkin and honey. If you have any clays, seaweed or spirulina on hand, these powdered items are great add-ins! You can learn more about clays HERE, seaweed HERE and spirulina HERE.

Food Your Skin Will Love!

  • Bananas-Moisturizing
  • Pumpkin-Exfoliating & Vitamin Rich
  • Coffee-Rev up circulation
  • Coconut Oil-Anti Fungal & Moisturizing
  • Lemon-Brightening
  • Yogurt-Moisturizing & Exfoliating
  • Egg Whites-Tightening
  • Egg Yolks-Moisturizing
  • Avocados-Moisturizing
  • Cucumbers-Hydrating & Calming
  • Honey-Calming, Anti Inflammatory & Moisturizing
  • Turmeric-Fights Acne, Calming & Anti Wrinkle
  • Oatmeal-Calming & Moisturizing
  • Olive Oil-Moisturizing 
  • Green Tea/Matcha-High in Antioxidants
  • Berries-Antioxidant Rich

I can’t stress enough that there are no rules when it comes to putting food on your face! I do advise to go slow so that you don’t make a mask too watery because it will run right off your face and what a mess that is! 

Because most of these ingredients are meant for adding moisture, antioxidants and are calming you can leave kitchen made masks on any where from 10-20 minutes. If your skin feels uncomfortable, remove it immediately. 

Homemade Masks

Brightening Mask

  • 2 TBSP. Pumpkin 
  • 1/2 TBSP. Lemon Juice
  • 1/2 TBSP. Honey

Calming & Nourishing Mask

  • 1/2 Banana
  • 1 TBSP. Ground Oatmeal (I put dry oatmeal in a blender)
  • 1/4 tsp. Turmeric

Anti Aging Mask

  • 1 Egg White
  • 1/2 TBSP. Lemon Juice
  • 1/2 TBSP. Honey

Antioxidant Rich Mask

  • 2 TBSP. Greek Plain Yogurt
  • 1 tsp. Matcha or Cacoa powder
  • 1 tsp. honey

Puffy Reducing Mask

  • 2 tsp. Coconut Oil
  • 1 tsp Coffee Grounds

*Feel free to also add essential oils to your masks! Geranium, lavender and tea tree are great! I would add about 3-5 drops per mask. 

**You can freeze your masks to use at a later time using ice cube trays!**

For more Inspo. Try These:

  • Argan Yogurt Tightening Mask
  • DIY Pumpkin Mask
  • Cucumber Ice Facial
  • Avocado Shea Facial Mask
  • Turmeric Yogurt Brightening Mask
  • Soothing Oatmeal Mask
  • Rose Petal Oatmeal Mask
  • DIY Coffee Chocolate Mask
  • Yogurt & Honey Mask
  • Matcha Blueberry Mask

My daughters and I had fun with this one. My oldest mixed the masks for us and my youngest literally ate hers off her face as soon as I got a doable picture! They both commented on how soft their skin felt after we washed the masks off! 

I’m thinking tomorrow we might work on THIS DIY!

I would love to know how every one is doing since being on lockdown. This isn’t an easy time and there are some days where doing extra projects like this are laughable. Some days it takes all my effort to not snap at everyone. Day by day or minute by minute is the best we can do! Please comment below! 

xx, Jenni

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