DIY the Ultimate Sheet Mask
Sheet masks are some of the most popular beauty products out there right now.
You can't scroll through your Instagram feed without running into a beauty blogger testing one of these babies out. What's not cool about them, though, is the dent they make in our wallets only to be used once.
I decided to get crafty and explore the possibility of DIY-ing these at home. The results were epic and I can't wait for you to try these yourself!
Pick a Base
The first step in making your own sheet masks is picking a base. If you want to go pro, you can buy a pre-made base. For less than what you would pay for one sheet mask, you can purchase a whole pack of sheet bases on Amazon for $3.49.
You can also go the hardcore DIY route and use the kind of paper towels you keep around the house. Viva brand worked very well during testing, but Bounty or anything else you have at home will get the job done. You will need to poke eye, nose and mouth holes onto the sheet before you move on to the second step.
Pick Your Mask Ingredients
The second (and final) step in this fun DIY is picking a mixture of ingredients that solve your skin ailments by mixing with a carrier liquid. Three main ingredients can be used to address most skin issues: witch hazel, argan oil and tea tree oil. You will pick your base ingredient from the aforementioned list and then mix it with 1/4 cup of carrier liquid. Carrier liquids can be brewed and cooled like chamomile tea, green tea or simply water.
1. Witch Hazel
Witch hazel is an astringent that can be used as a toner. It's great for inflammation and for calming your skin. It also has anti-acne properties when applied topically. If you pick this as your ingredient base, use it in equal parts with your carrier liquid.
2. Argan Oil
Argan Oil is a miracle substance that can be used for everything from hair to skin and face. It acts as a super moisturizer that hydrates and softens. The naturally occurring vitamin E in the substance does wonders for your face. If you are looking for a sheet mask that will leave your skin glowing, look no further than argan oil for your base. Mix two droppers of oil with your carrier liquid.
3. Tea Tree Oil
If you have oily skin, tea tree oil will become your best ally. This zit-zapper is so potent that you need to dilute it well with your carrier liquid. Use only 2-3 drops of the oil and beware of the strong scent! It's not unpleasant but definitely noticeable. You can also use witch hazel along with tea tree oil in order to not only target the pimples, but the inflammation that comes with them. Twenty drops of witch hazel for every two drops of tea tree oil will do the trick.
Once you've sorted out what mask recipe you want to use, simply submerge the base in the liquid and wait for it to be completely wet. You then place the mask directly on to your face for a minimum of 15 minutes.
You can mix and match ingredients or try new ones as well. Making these masks is the most perfect sleepover activity to keep you and your friends entertained.
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