5 DIY Masks to Treat Yourself and Your Skin

It’s probably not often that we are all alone and have nothing to do. A lot of us are moms juggling jobs and after-school practices, students juggling a full-load and a job, or young adults launching their careers and maintaining a social life. It’s pretty safe to say that we have to establish time for ourselves, and we have a suggestion of how you can do that this week. Best part? You don’t have to leave your kitchen.

So go ahead and kickback with a cup of tea, and these easy peasy DIY masks.

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Brown sugar and coconut oil mask (via Self)
The brown sugar acts as a physical and chemical exfoliator, and the coconut oil packs a natural hydration punch. This mask is perfect to eradicate dead skin cells and incredibly smooth skin. You might not want to stop touching your face. Do be careful if you have sensitive skin, and test coconut oil prior to using to see if it is comedogenic to your skin.

Avocado mask (via Self)
Ah, yes, the quintessential avocado mask. No DIY masks endeavour is complete with everyone’s favorite fatty fruit (or vegetable, for those who are on the other side of the pit on this one). Avocado is also a natural hydrant, and when combined with yogurt and honey, it creates a temporary plump of dewy skin. I think I hear the pool calling your name, and this avocado mask afterwards. Pro tip: apply this with a clean makeup brush.

Lemon, honey, and baking soda mask (via Buzzfeed)
Baking soda is also another anti-inflammatory, and mixes well with hydrating honey and bacteria-fighting lemon. Gently apply to skin without rubbing, and keep away from your eyes (lemon+eyes=ouch). Another good thing about this mask? You probably won’t be that tempted to eat it.

Matcha and coconut oil mask (via Buzzfeed) Not all DIY masks work as well as in-salon facials, but this one apparently gets pretty darn close. Green tea is a natural and very effective anti-inflammatory agents, which means bye-bye redness. Again, coconut oil can cause blackheads for some, so you might want to mix it with water.

The breakfast mask (via Marie Claire)
Yes, you read that right. Designed by a spa-owner, this mask utilizes oatmeal, honey, olive oil, and an egg yolk to combat excessive oil. Pairs well with mimosas or a large mug of coffee.

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