Over the past couple of weeks I’ve been trying out a few DIY face masks. Mainly because this mumma is low on the old “treat me” funds. Also I’ve always wondered if putting avocado on your face, as well as eating it, truly makes a difference to your skin.
I’ve tried three masks so far and I can tell you now, they did NOT disappoint.
I thought I’d do something different and rate them out of 10. Each rating will be under three categories:
Easy to make
Does what it says on the tin.
Before I go any further I think it’s important that I give you a bit of back ground of my skin.
Spot prone, a little scarred, red in places and often quite dull without that babe, fake tan! I’ve never really suffered with dry skin on my face, although the winter months can effect even the most smoothest of skin types. I am quite healthy and always make room for greens in my daily diet, which makes a huge difference. I have suffered from light acne in the past which has left scarring because I did what everyone told me not to do and picked. However I would say the past year (excluding the first 3 months of pregnancy) the universe has been kind on my skin and I’ve only had the odd spot now and then. THANK YOU UNIVERSE….and hormones!
So, now you know a little bit about my skin it’s alot easier to figure out how maybe some of these face masks might be able to help you too.
Cinnamon and Honey deep cleanse face mask
- 2 tsp Bicarbonate of soda
- 2 tsp of Cinnamon
- 1 heaped tsp of Honey
- Spalsh of hot water
First impressions were good. It came out like a bit of a paste/clay mask, which are my favourite as they are so easy to apply and feel amazing on my skin. It was super easy to make, although I’d definitely recommend using runny honey.
The smell was quite strong at first, the cinnamon really came through and for me I prefer subtle smells. As time went on I didn’t notice the smell as much and it was actually quite enjoyable.
I decided to take this mask to the bath, to really test out how relaxing it was. At first, because of the bicarbonate of soda, it felt as if it was fizzing on my face which was a really odd sensation however I soon got used to it and as it hardened the fizzing stopped.
The final verdict. Does it do what it says its meant to do? Does it provide a deep pour cleansing treatment for my skin?
YES! OMG YES!
I was amazed. How had four simple ingredients that were already sitting in my kitchen cupboard provided me with such an incredible deep cleanse. I am ready to throw away those charcole peal off masks that feel as if you’re ripping your skin off and welcome this beauty into my life. It really did provide that deep cleanse and get rid of all those horrible black heads.
Easy to make: I’d give this a solid 9
Smell: The smell was a bit strong at first and I think cinnamon is for certain times of the year, so a bold 6
Relaxing: It was a little weird to start with however I did find this mask really relaxing so its a solid 8
Does what it says on the tin: Well the results blew my mind. So this mask deserves nothing but a 10/10!!
Avocado and Coconut oil moiterzing mask
- 1 tsp coconut oil
- Half a small avocado
- 2 heaped tsp of honey
First impressions of this one, if I’m being honest, “oml I’m about to put green slime all over my face!!”. The soft lumpy texture put me off at first but once it was on my face I was over it. It was fairly easy to make although I did have to heat the coconut oil up in the microwave so it would melt and be easier to mix.
There wasn’t much of a smell with this one, mainly of avocado. I think if I was to make this again I might add a squeeze of lemon juice or maybe some type of essential oil.
I tried this one in the morning so I decided to lay down, relax and listen to my favourite Saturday morning playlist. Something that may not come to every Saturday very soon, but who cares when you’re having cuddles with a human you grew?! Anyway! I don’t think I’m yet to try a face mask that isn’t relaxing.
Finally, the question that you all want answered. Does it really work? Does it give you that deep moisterizing that your skin has been wishing for all winter?
YES! 100% YES!
Even though its not your most glamours face mask, if that is even possible, I was blown away with how it left my skin feeling. Even late on Saturday evening when I came to do my night time skin care routine my face was still feeling as smooth as a babies bum!
Easy to make: I’d give this a solid 7
Smell: There wasn’t much of a smell to this face mask so I can’t grumble, I’d give it a solid 8
Relaxing: It was a little weird and lumpy I did find the mask relaxing so I’d score it an 8
Does what it says on the tin: Well the results blew my mind. So yet again, this mask deserves nothing but a 10/10!!
Turmeric and Lemon brightening mask
- 2 tsp turmaric
- 3 tbsp of lemon juice
- 2 tbsp honey
- 1 tbsp oats
Who knew the power of turmeric and lemon juice?! First impressions were “wow! this smells gorgeous. Like a fresh spring day”. Definitely what I needed with all this stupid snow. As I mentioned my skin has always had dull tones to it, so brightening it up has always been something I desire when looking for skin care products.
I’ve decided that I prefer to use masks in the morning. I always feel they perform better, unless of course its a heat/deep cleanse mask in which case the bath is the perfect place. The mix of the honey and oats made this mask quite sticky, so it felt a little odd on my skin.
So, does it really work? Did it really brighten my skin and lift out the light? Yes. I wouldn’t say it was my favourite mask out of the three, but it defiantly gave my skin that boost it needed.
Easy to make: This was defiantly the easiest to make. So it’s a 10/10.
Smell: What more can you ask from a mask then smelling like a fresh spring morning? 10/10
Relaxing: It was a little sticky and lumpy and although it did the job I wouldn’t say it was that relaxing. 5
Does what it says on the tin: The results were good, and it defiantly did the job but I wasn’t blown away. A solid 8
I’ve absolutly loved trying out these face masks and I’ve been amazed by the results. I’d love to know your thoughts about any of these masks if you’ve tried them before, or if you decided to give them a go yourself.