DIY Face Mask For Dry, Sensitive Skin

Wednesday, September 30, 2015
DIY Face Mask For Dry, Sensitive Skin
It is mud pack day today so myself and VictoriaPlum.com are bringing you some DIY face mask ideas! I love a good face mask as they are quick and easy ways to unwind and treat your skin at the same time. There are pre-made masks that I love such as the Bioderma Soothing Mask and the amazing Caudalie Detox Mask but sometimes I do like to make them myself when I have more time. 

As I have dry and sensitive skin I prefer to use natural ingredients anyway so homemade masks are great and cheap! The mask I make most uses oats, bananas and honey or milk. Oats are amazing for the skin - especially sensitive skin. I find that products with oats or using oats in masks, always helps my sensitive eczema prone skin. I use a fork to mush up half a banana, a handful of oats and teaspoon of honey or milk (whichever type you want) and mix well. I find that with homemade masks, it does take a bit of trial and error to get the right consistency as you want it to be thick so it doesn't just run off your face but you don't want it to be too thick so it won't spread. I always use a large flat foundation brush to apply masks as it is quicker and less messy but if your mask is thicker or chunky then you can use your hands. 

I love to multi-mask, so I use masks with specific uses for certain areas, for example, I have a more oily t-zone so I would use a detoxing or deep cleansing mask there but I have dry and sensitive cheeks so I use a soothing, calming or hydrating mask on those areas. You can multi-mask with at home face masks or pre-made masks but remember to keep them in the fridge as they will last for multiple uses and a cool face mask is so refreshing and invigorating. 

You can add anything really to your mask such as strawberries as they help brighten the skin as naturally they contain AHA's but remember, it is not just what you put on your skin but what you eat that will help your skin look it's best. Olive oil, yoghurt and coconut oil are also great for the skin and easy to incorporate into DIY face masks. Don't forget the cucumber slices, they will cool and refresh tired eyes. 

Have you made any DIY face masks? If so what are your favourite face mask ingredients?

13 comments

  1. This is such a great DIY face mask - I love using natural products its so much better for the skin

    Candice | Beauty Candy Loves

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  2. "Multi-mask" is probably my new favourite term. My skin leans toward the more oily side, but I love oats and honey for a good face mask!

    May | THE MAYDEN | Bloglovin'

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  3. Oh wow, I will have to try this! <3

    http://beauteur.com

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  4. I like to try DIY masks whenever I have time. I also make some with honey, I forgot the ingredients. It was so moisturising. x

    www.elabellaworld.com

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  5. I used to do masks like this often when I was younger and before my children came to the world :) Now I have so many ready to use masks that I don't want to bother with DIY but I agree that they can be as effective as the bought ones and so much cheaper :) x

    Mummy’s Beauty Corner

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  6. This is just what I need the colder weather really effects my skin and I love DIY xxx

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  7. Ooooh, this sounds lovely, I really need to get in to masks again, my skin is slacking lately. xx

    Julie
    www.rainingcake.com

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  8. This mask sounds like it works wonders for dry skin, and I imagine is smells delicious too!
    Will have to give this a go

    http://whatrajwants.blogspot.co.uk

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  9. I LOVE homemade masks- I don't have dry skin but I can imagine the amazing results someone could have!!
    xoxo
    Brooke|LookBrooke

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  10. I never thought of using a makeup brush to apply face mask before, it's quite a simple but useful idea, I think I'll try it next time. :)

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  11. Looks awesome! I have dry, sensitive skin so will have to give this a try!

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