Hey everyone! This week I thought I’d share with you three DIY sheet masks I’ve recently come up with and loved the results of. They’re simple but effective and all three of them only uses one easy to come by ingredient.
I got these 100% cotton sheet masks a little while back but hadn’t gotten around to trying them out until about two weeks ago - now I’m hooked! When experimenting with these I knew I wanted to come up with a few different kinds so that they’d nourish the skin in their own way and you could pick and choose which one to do based on what your skin needs most (or which ingredient is more readily available to you).
Sheet masks are so nice because they last longer and don’t dry out as quickly. So where a normal face mask would become tight after 10-15 minutes, sheet masks are only a little more than half way dry at the 10-15 minute mark. Also when I used to do face masks, especially oat masks, I would end up with tons of little pieces of oat on my face that would end up in my hairline when rinsing it off. That alone, would then make me do them less but with a sheet mask the cleanup is very minimal.
If you’re looking for gentle moisture try the oat flour mask. After using it my skin felt so soft and supple, great for combating any dryness you may be experiencing. Not to mention you can use the remaining oat flour left on your face to gently exfoliate your skin when rinsing it off. The flaxseed mask is also great for moisture as well as helping remove impurities from the skin and tightening pores. After using it my skin felt, again, very soft and supple. This was the easiest mask in my opinion because the seeds are easy to take off your face when done. If your skin needs more of a soothing cooling treatment then I’d go for the cucumber mask. Cucumbers are full of vitamin C and water which helps to soothe the skin reducing redness and any puffiness. The cucumber mask would also be great if you find yourself with a minor sunburn on your face this summer.
Oat Flour Sheet Mask
- 1 Tbsp Oat Flour
- 3 Tbsp Hot Water
If you don't have oat flour simply take whole oats and grind them up in a blender (I use a NutriBullet). Add the oat flour and water into a small container, mix well. Let sit for a minute to cool and allow the oat-y goodness mix with the water. Drop a sheet mask tablet into the oat mixture and let absorb. Carefully open up the sheet mask and apply to damp skin. Let sit 10-15 minutes or until it starts to feel dry. Rinse off with warm water and apply your normal moisturizer.
Cucumber Sheet Mask
- 6-10 Slices of Cucumber
- 1 Tbsp Warm Water
Cut about 6-10 slices of cucumber. Put the slices and 1 tbsp of warm water into a blender (I use a NutriBullet), blend until smooth. Pour into a small container. Drop a sheet mask tablet into the cucumber mixture and let absorb. Carefully open up the sheet mask and apply to damp skin. Let sit 10-15 minutes or until it starts to feel dry. Rinse off with warm water and apply your normal moisturizer.
Flaxseeds Sheet Mask
- 1 Tbsp Flaxseeds
- 3 Tbsp Hot Water
Add the flaxseeds and hot water into a small container, mix well. Let sit for about 3-5 minutes to cool and allow the flaxseeds to mix with the water. You’ll know it’s ready when the water feels slimy and stretchy between your fingers. Drop a sheet mask tablet into the mixture and let absorb. Carefully open up the sheet mask and apply to damp skin. Let sit 10-15 minutes or until it starts to feel dry. Rinse off with warm water and apply your normal moisturizer.
Like I said I’m now hooked on DIY sheet masks. I think I’ll be doing one of these at least once a week. Have you ever tried a sheet mask before? Do you have any favorite DIY face masks you swear by? I’d love to know! Have a great week everyone!