I’ve always wanted to give sheet masks a try, but I’ve yet I find one that I’m completely satisfied with all of its ingredients. So after seeing the lovely @farahdhukai’s post on Instagram about her DIY sheet masks, I decided to make my own. Boy am I glad that I did!
Now the first step in making a DIY sheet mask at home is deciding what cotton-based product you're going to use for your mask. I've seen tutorials where Kleenex, paper towels and even guaze with the eye and nose cut-outs were used. On the other hand, if you'd rather use something that is already made, and ready to go, then you can purchase some compressed sheet masks on Amazon. This is the route I chose, and the masks weren't expensive at all. In fact, the particular set I purchased included 100 compressed masks and two free gifts..a small mixing bowl and a mixing stick, for less than $12.00.
Next, you'll need to decide what ingredients you want use. In Farah's post, she simply used an herbal tea, and while this may work for some, that wasn't the case for me. In fact, after removing the mask that only contained an herbal tea, I didn't feel any difference in my skin. To be honest, my skin even felt a little dry. Therefore, I decided to play around with a few different recipes using ingredients that I know my skin loves, and I eventually came up with the perfect mixture. Below is a list what I used and why.
~ Butterfly Pea Flower tea - This beautiful blue tea that can change to a pretty pink or purple hue depending on the ingredients added to it was the base for mixture I used. One reason that I chose this particular tea, besides from its pretty color, was its high antioxidant contents. Just like the antioxidants in green tea (which this tea is very similar to), the antioxidants in butterfly pea tea can help protect the skin against the damaging effects of free radicals and help to slow down the process of premature aging.
~Honey - I've been using honey in my skincare regime for a while now, and my skin loves it. Not only is it extremely moisturizing and soothing, which helps give my skin that natural glow that we all want, but honey is naturally antibacterial, which make it great for acne treatment and prevention.
~DIY Face Oil/Serum - I've been using this particular facial oil/serum for a while and it has become one of my favorites, especially during these cold winter months. The combination of essential oils (lemon, grapefruit, frankincense, and tea tree), glycerin, grapeseed oil, and aloe vera juice give me moisture that last all day long, help fight acne, and help even out my complexion.
~Ewami Essentials Vitamin C Serum - This water based serum contains two ingredients, Vitamin C and hyaluronic, and because of these two ingredients, this serum aids in evening out my skin tone, fading dark spots, and brightening my overall complexion.
~Lemon - Lemons are rich in Vitamin C and citric acid, so they can help brighten and lighten your skin when used over time, and they are antibacterial, so they can help treat acne. Additionally, the acid from the lemon, aided in changing the color of the blue tea (just a nice cosmetic touch).
So when it comes to my diy projects, most of the time I eyeball my measurements, so of course that is what I did this time as well. Nevertheless, the video below will show you exactly what I did to mix the ingredient together, how I soaked my mask, and applied it to my skin.