It’s been awhile since we shared a few face masks that weren’t related to a specific skin condition like eczema, acne or aging, so we figured what the heck! Let’s kick off this DIY mask madness with 3 summer face masks!
Why summer masks?
Well, other than it being my favourite time of year, the summer can present its own kind of drama on your skin with all that heat and humidity. From oily t-zones to sensitive spots and sunburns, we’ve got a face mask worthy of the cause.
Let’s get DIY’ing shall we!
3 Skintillating Summer Face Masks
A Slick Mask for Oily Skin
This face mask will suck back excess oil quicker than the entire population of an Alberta oil rigger company – that’s a nice little slice of Canadiana for ya!
Besides being cost effective, you will only need 3 ingredients (holla!) so round up the following:
- 1 Egg White
- 1 tablespoon Raw Honey
- 1 tablespoon Quinoa Flakes
Once you’ve got your ingredients, follow along:
Step 1 – In a small bowl, whisk your egg white until it is nice and frothy. Then mix in your honey.
Step 2 – Once your white and honey are blended, add in your quinoa flakes so it forms a thick paste.
Step 3 – On a clean face, massage your face mask into your skin. Focus on areas that shine the most, like your t-zone. Let it sit for 15-20 minutes before rinsing off with lukewarm water.
Many people are under the misconception that they shouldn’t moisturize because they have oily skin, but daily moisturizing is important for maintaining healthy skin.
Oh and hot tip: oil-free moisturizers may not be the best choice for you ladies with oily skin. Why? Because it works to strip away your skin’s natural oils, causing it to produce even more!
But back to the remedy…
Why this works: egg whites are great for refining pores and tightening skin. Honey is a natural humectant, which means it locks moisture into your skin.
Quinoa flakes, on the other hand, are full of vitamin A, D, E, F and phosphorus which help maintain your skin’s pH balance for gorgeous, not glossy, skin! Oh, and it’s G-Free! Win!
For Our Sensitive Skinned Sistahs
Strawberry picking is one of my favourite things to do during the summer and they also happen to make a wonderful sensitive skin facial ingredient. To nourish sensitive skin with this seasonal fruit, grab the following:
- 3 fresh Strawberries
- 2 tablespoons Yogurt
From there, simply:
Step 1 – Pulverize your fresh strawberries with a fork then add in your yogurt.
Step 2 – Stir your contents together until they form a beautiful pink mask.
Step 3 – Slather the mixture all over your face and let it sit for 10 minutes before rinsing off with lukewarm water.
This mask is gentle enough not to irritate sensitive skin, but awesome enough to infuse it with vitamin C and leave it with a nice, healthy glow.
On top of that, Strawberries contain salicylic acid which helps skin cell turnover and reduces the potential of acne.
Yogurt on the other hand is a soothing natural exfoliant that enriches your skin with healthy moisture.
Soothe Your Sunburnt Skin
There is nothing worse than a sunburnt face. It feels painful and it looks awful. To reduce redness, soothe the burn and speed up healing, whip this face mask together:
- 1/2 Banana
- 1 tablespoon Almond Oil
- 1 tablespoon Fresh Aloe Gel
- 1/3 cup Ground Oats (or Quinoa)
Once you have those ingredients, all you have to do is:
Step 1 – In bowl, mash your banana with a fork then add in your remaining ingredients and stir.
Step 2 – Slather your face mask all over, but do not rub it in. You don’t want to further irritate your burnt skin.
Step 3 – Let it soak in for 30 minutes then rinse off with cool water. Be sure to moisturize afterwards. I personally love fresh aloe but this one works just as well!
Sunburnt skin is dehydrated and abused so you want to add in the most amount of moisture possible. Almond Oil contains essential fatty acids that are great for nourishing your skin, while aloe gel is rich with vitamin E – a natural moisturizer.
The oats or quinoa will soothe the itch associated with burnt skin and the enzymes found in bananas will help speed up the healing process.
This sunburn mask is so good you can use it every day.
But while it’s a badass mask, it’s better to avoid burning your skin all together by slathering on some DIY sunscreen! You know, to save yourself the skin damage and premature wrinkles. *wink*
Got your own recipes for summer face masks? Share ’em below!