Homemade face mask recipes are actualy not that hard! And you can be sure they don't have any weird chemicals or harmful ingredients that may dry your skin or worse.
Remember that you can add almost any kind of essential oil to any of these homemade beauty masks. But just a few drops!
Even if you have oily skin, an essential oil can still be helpful and healing. Buy some Vitamin E capsules and add a few drops of Vitamin E oil to each treatment for an extra healing boost.
Face Masks Using Essential Oils and Powders
Kitchen Cupboard Face Masks For Dry Skin
Kitchen Cupboard Face Masks For Oily Skin
Kitchen Cupboard Face Masks For Normal Skin
These homemade face masks take about 5 minutes to mix up, and as you only make up one application at a time there is absolutely no waste what so ever.
What's more, they can be great fun to makeup using lots of different combinations.
And by adding the right ingredients to your oils you can create a paste that will hold the oils upon the skins surface so that they can be absorbed completely into your skin, rather than evaporating into the air.
The finer the powdery ingredient, the more the mask will tighten and draw out any grime and dirt from the skin. So if your oatmeal, rice flour or almonds are too coarse, give them a quick blast in the blender before using them.
You can also make your moisturizing homemade face mask more effective by adding a warmed and melted teaspoon of honey to them, or make a natural facial cleanser mask more effective by heating it before applying.
Put the paste into a jar with a screw lid and then stand it in a bowl of just boiled water until it has warmed though (only takes just a few minutes).
6 drops of essential oil blended with 6 teaspoon of hot water. Add enough of the powdery ingredient to make a thick and sticky paste.
Always use your facial mask within 2 hours of making them, and don't waste any of it, any left over's can be used on other parts of the body such as the elbows, knees and back.
Apply to well cleansed skin avoiding the eye, mouth and nostril area, lie back and unwind for about 10 to 15 minutes and then rise off with warm water.
Steam facials are another very effective and beneficial way to use your essential oils in your home beauty routine.
The hot steam opens the pours and warms the skin so that the essential oils are readily absorbed into the skin for maxim effect.
The heat from the steam also makes the oils more volatile making them evaporate faster; this makes the oil more aromatic which also gives the steam facial a deep and relaxing treatment.
As steam makes the essential oil more effective some oils will be far too potent to use in a facial steam as the oils are inhaled directly into the nasal passage this can result in irritating the eyes.
Nor should you use a steam facial if you suffer from asthma or any other respiratory complaint for that matter.
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Steam facials should be used no more than once a week for either a deep moisturize or deep cleansing of the skin. They are extremely effective on dull, dehydrated, spotty or greasy skin and can literally act as an instant beautifier.
Having said that don't use them just before going out as the heat from the steam can leave you looking rather flushed and your skin can often take on a shinny appearance for a couple of hour after using.
In fact because they are so relaxing I would defiantly recommend using a steam facial just before bed, that way any moisturizer you apply afterward will benefit greatly from being rubbed into warm soft skin giving your skin an extra night boost.
It's best to use no more than 2 different essential oils in a facial steam as they tend to be so aromatic, getting the right combination can treat just about any problem within the skin or psyche.
Now you can go off and try out your own creations or for the slightly less adventures here's a selection of my own homemade face mask recipes to try.
Face Masks For Dry Skin
Face Masks for Oily Skin
Face Mask for Normal Skin
A collection of several homemade face mask recipes and treatments added by visitors to savvyhomemade.
These are great skincare recipes and should really help others out, so take a look or add a quick recipe of your own!
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