July 17, 2024
two girls are laying and chilling while have aloe homemade facemask on them

DIY facial mask recipe Indulge your weary skin with this three-ingredient DIY facial mask, ensuring a soothing and revitalizing experience. Explore the recipe below and treat your skin!

While my skincare routine often prioritizes my adult acne, today, I’m shifting the spotlight to another skin concern. Over the past week, my skin has felt lackluster, neither experiencing acne (a relief!) nor dryness, but seemingly dull and lackluster.

This might be attributed to the chilly weather and reduced outdoor time, or perhaps my predominantly coffee-based liquid intake (guilty as charged). Regardless, my skin was in desperate need of some extra pampering.

This DIY facial mask, with its mere 3 ingredients, was my savior. It’s not only soothing but also revitalizing and nourishing. It might just be the most comforting mask I’ve ever used.

Continue reading for the recipe and try it out – your skin will be grateful!

DIY Aloe Vera & Honey Face Mask Recipe

What captivates me about this mask is its smooth, clean application. It’s lighter than many I’ve tried, yet not as sticky or drippy as numerous honey-based masks. If you’ve used Bentonite clay in masks before, you’ll marvel at how calming this one is, even with the clay!

It’s a breeze to create and, being a single-use recipe, no storage worries!

Simple DIY aloe vera and honey facial mask recipe Aloe Vera’s Skin Benefits Aloe vera is a treasure trove of benefits for the skin, offering hydration, vitamins, minerals, and antioxidants. It’s a soothing agent for various skin irritations (think sunburn!) and can also help diminish scars and discoloration.

Applying aloe can rejuvenate and render your skin more plump and supple.

While I prefer using aloe directly from my large plant, you can purchase it online if you don’t have a sufficient supply.

Honey’s Skin Benefits Honey’s skin benefits are widely recognized and documented, finding its way into numerous skincare products. It boasts antibacterial and anti-inflammatory properties, which are immensely beneficial for your skin!

It also excels in hydrating your skin and averting premature wrinkles.

For more on honey’s benefits, you can read more here.

In general, honey is a skin wonder, and I’d recommend incorporating it into your routine.

When shopping for honey, ensure it’s raw. Much store-bought honey is predominantly sugar, so scrutinize labels carefully. Manuka honey, if available, is a superior option and can also be used in this recipe.

My Affinity for Bentonite Clay in DIY Face Masks!

I’ve previously expressed my love for Bentonite Clay here, but to recap, clay is excellent for combating inflammation and extracting toxins from your skin.

My preferred brand is this one, available on Amazon. It’s been a staple in my inventory for years!

Essential Oils and Skincare No single essential oil suits all skin types.

I recall initially hearing about tea tree oil’s skincare prowess and incorporating it everywhere! Unfortunately, my dry, sensitive skin rebelled. It became so dry and taut that it was actually painful, as tea tree is ideal for oily skin (which I lack).

This underscores the importance of knowing which essential oils suit your skin before crafting any recipes. Fortunately, I’ve written a comprehensive post about this, which you can read here.

Ingredients A quick note on essential oils in this recipe: My family and I are avid users of Plant Therapy essential oils. I used to endorse another brand, but after extensive research, I found a brand I can wholeheartedly support. We appreciate their quality, commitment to safety, and affordability. They have certified aromatherapists available for consultation and offer a wide KidSafe line, which my family adores!

Now, let’s dive into the remaining ingredients:

  • 1 tbsp aloe vera gel (purchase or see below for DIY instructions)
  • Lavender essential oil, or your preferred skincare essential oil (optional)
  • 1 tsp Bentonite Clay
  • 1 tbsp raw honey (manuka honey is also a great choice!) Directions If using fresh aloe, first convert it into aloe vera gel. Clean the leaf skin and blend the “gunk” for about 30 seconds, transforming your sticky, clumpy aloe into a smooth gel suitable for recipes.

Next, combine your aloe vera gel, essential oils, Bentonite clay, and raw honey in a glass bowl. Mix with a wooden spoon* and generously apply to your face.

Allow it to settle for roughly 20 minutes, then rinse with warm water and a washcloth.

Note *: Utilize a wooden spoon. Essential oils can extract toxins from your plastic utensils and degrade them, while Bentonite clay is known for drawing toxins from metal.

Customizing Your Face Mask Recipe Wish to tailor your DIY face mask to your skin? Here are some suggestions!

  • Dry skin: Add a teaspoon of a nourishing oil like sweet almond or olive oil.
  • Uneven skin tone: Incorporate a teaspoon of Matcha green tea powder.
  • Sensitive skin: Include a teaspoon of oat flour (or ground oatmeal).
  • Aging skin: Add a teaspoon of vitamin E oil. Ensure to check my blog post on essential oils for skincare to guarantee you’re adding the optimal ingredients for your skin.

The Ideal DIY Face Mask for Weary Skin This three-ingredient DIY face mask recipe is your ally against dry, dull skin this winter. It’s soothing, hydrating, and will leave your skin feeling soft and supple.

Try it out today. Your skin will express its gratitude later!