Is your skin in need of some serious TLC? A roundup of 10 DIY Face Masks for all skin types using ingredients you probably already have in your home.
Tell me if there is anything that better defines self care the way a good ol’ face mask does. It’s easy, it takes no time, and it makes you feel like a million bucks. Am I alone?
Sure, I’d love to visit a spa and get a facial but that’s not in my cards regularly. If it’s in your cards, enjoy! If you’re like me though, I’ve rounded up 10 amazingly simple DIY face masks using ingredients you probably already have on hand.
Are DIY face masks good for your skin?
These 10 DIY face masks are packed with ingredients your skin will love and nothing you need to worry about.
What ingredients will I need for DIY face masks?
Some of the face masks have no more than two ingredients and if you’re a mom you probably have coffee on hand. To do all 10 face masks you’ll need:
- fresh tomato juice
- coconut milk
- raw honey
- baking soda
- coffee (who knew!?)
- coconut oil
- apple cider vinegar
- matcha green tea
- aloe gel
- kaolin clay
- bentonite clay
- tea tree essential oil
There may be a few ingredients like bentonite clay or aloe gel that you don’t have readily available. What I love about these ingredients though? You’ll probably only need to buy them once.
Is it good to apply honey on skin?
Raw honey is an ingredient found in a few of these DIY face masks and it’s no wonder. Honey has amazing properties for your skin.
It’s naturally antibacterial making it beneficial for skin affected by acne.
Aging skin will benefit from honey because of all the antioxidants.
You can achieve that glowing skin thanks to how hydrating honey is for your skin.
Honey is also clarifying by opening up your pores.
Want to know more? Read about How to Use Honey in your Beauty Routine.
1. Get Organized the Night Before
I’ll admit getting organized before bed has never been my strength. I’m exhausted by the end of the day and can’t fathom
the idea doing anything else. Yet, my morning always runs much smoother when I take 15 minutes before I melt into bed and get it together.
Even something small like laying out my clothes make the morning less chaotic.
I promise, it’s worth it.
2. Get Up Early
Are you a morning person? I’m am undeniably not a morning person.
Now that I’m a mom it’s a lot less of a slow start to the morning – they bounce out of bed full of energy. To carve out some quiet time I aim to wake up before the kids and never regret it.
Even if you don’t have kids getting up early gives you time for yourself before the demands of the day start.
Just working on your get up early game? Start slow. Set your alarm 15 minutes earlier than normal and slowly move it up until you’re at your desired wake up time.
3. No Pajamas
OK hear me out, I swear you’ll feel the difference in your energy.
In my opinion, getting dressed is a small act of selfcare. It doesn’t need to be a 3 piece business suit but not your pajamas.
I have no science to back me, only personal experience but my level of readiness and productivity skyrockets when I get dressed and throw on a little makeup.
I prioritize comfort first - my favourite outfit is a Smash+Tess romper where I'm comfy and feel cute. Throw on a pair of earrings and I'm good to go!
4. Plan Out Your Meals
I think this is essential for your own wellbeing and if you have kids, your sanity. Ever been asked ever 15 minutes for a snack? It’s enough to make you contemplate running away.
In terms of productivity, if you’re needing to stop every time you or your kids is hungry you’re derailing yourself. Just like if you went to the office, plan ahead for your meals and have them readily available.
I like to have two snacks, lunch, and the amount of water I should drink in a day so nutrition is a no brainer.
Need help getting yourself organized for the week? Grab a copy of my Meal Planning Template Trello board, and access to my favourite recipes to make meal planning simple.
5. Step Away from the Computer and Eat
True story: my boss has always been a stickler about getting away from your desk to eat your lunch. I fought it but when working from home taking some time to sit down and enjoy
your meals helps me be more productive throughout the day.
You don’t need to take a full hour break, unless you want to, but do prioritize this downtime.
If you’re a mom it’s a nice opportunity to sit with your kids and catch up. The workday is busy and maybe there’s more screen time than you imagined. Lunch can be the time you all disconnect and focus on each other.
6. Create a Workspace
Am I the only person who loves stationery and desk accessories? If I am, I’m not ashamed.
Maybe you can create a home office or maybe it’s just a spot at your kitchen table. Find a designated workspace and make it your own.
While I’m currently working from the kitchen table I have some big plans for a little office nook in the future with cute artwork and baskets to keep me organized. Thank goodness for Pinterest!
7. Don't Skip the To Do Lists
If you would a list maker at the office, be a list maker at home.
You still have goals and deadlines. To do lists maximize my productivity because I know exactly what I need to get done. If you’re write it down and misplace the post it kind of person, consider using Trello, an online visual corkboard that allows you to keep cards (virtual post its) to keep yourself and your thoughts organized.
8. Put the Phone Away
When it comes to productivity nothing derails me quite like getting lost in Instagram. The painful moment I realize I’ve lost an hour doing absolutely nothing productive but watch cute cat
So, when you’re working put your phone away. Not being in a traditional office space makes it just a little easier to get lost in social media when.
Give yourself permission to cruise social media for a few minutes a few times a day while you refill your coffee and stretch your body. Then put it away!
9. Be Ready to Pivot
If the world in 2020 has taught me anything it’s that we need to be ready to pivot and shift our plans.
Maybe your plan for the day was to cross 5 items off your to do list then your kids spikes a fever, or your internet goes down suddenly.
The point is not everyday will go according to plan. Keep calm and pivot. The beautiful part of working from home is if you want or need to put in a little extra time you can.
If you beat yourself up about what you should have accomplished, you’ll be a ball of stress. Give yourself grace and be ready to hit the ground running when you can.
I know you’re busy but that’s all the more reason to carve out a few minutes for a bit of self-care. Bonus: you can do it in your pajamas with a glass of wine too!
If you’re looking for more tips on How to Get Glowing Skin Naturally check out my post with Dr. Danielle Commisso, naturopathic doctor about tips you can implement every day.
Tried any of the recipes? Tag me @simplysagemandy on Instagram in a selfie of you and your favourite mask.