DIY: Make Delicious Face Masks – Knack Weekend – Inspiration for Your Lifestyle

Nothing more fun than relaxing after a long day with a virtuous face mask. Usually we buy them in the beauty shop, but you can also make them very easily yourself. Tips are available from expert Zoé van Quickelberge.

Zoé van Quickelberge writes and Blogs about natural care. In her book “Homemade Beauty” you will find more than fifty natural recipes for skin and hair. “The biggest advantage of making a face mask yourself is that you know exactly what’s in it and shouldn’t be afraid of harmful effects.”

“Ultimately, a large part of the ingredients we normally use are approved for use in small concentrations, but not always suitable for the skin. In addition, finished face masks are often wrapped in plastic and rinse the products through the well, allowing them to enter the environment. This is far from a sustainable solution.”

The biggest advantage of making a face mask yourself is that you know perfectly what’s in it

Of course, you can’t just put something on your skin. “Do you have oily skin?” Then opt for a face mask that works cleansing. If you suffer from sensitive skin, use a mask that soothes your skin, and if you go through living with dry skin, do well to nourish your skin from time to time. Be careful with essential oils. Always test your mask carefully as some people may be allergic to it.”

The face masks below can be found in Zoes Book.

The same applies to any mask after preparation: apply it to your face, neck and possibly décolleté, but leave the space around your eyes and mouth. Let the mask sit on your skin for 20 minutes and rinse with lukewarm water.

How do I make a face mask for oily skin?

Green clay mineralized in the mask, green tea powder contains many antioxidants, lavender balances the oily skin and tea tree makes the pimples and impurities disappear faster.

Necessities: green clay, green tea, essential oil of lavender and tea tree, rose water, bowl

Mix 1 tablespoon green clay with half a tablespoon of green tea powder. Add 5 drops of lavender and 5 drops of essential oil from the tea tree. Carefully add rose water until the mask gets the texture of a porridge.

If you don’t have green tea powder, you can omit the rose water and make a strong green tea (let it cool first!) and use it.

How do I make a face mask for normal skin?

If you don’t have a problem skin, but occasionally enjoy a face mask, you can start with this blueberry mask.

Stocks: pink clay, powder of blue berry, rose water

Mix 1 tablespoon of pink clay with half a tablespoon of blueberry powder. This powder contains many antioxidants and is therefore an advantage for every skin type. Add rose water until you have a nice consistency.

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How do I make a face mask for sensitive skin?

This skin type does not benefit from aggressive ingredients. White clay provides mild cleansing, while oatmeal is soothing and soothing. Honey has an antibacterial effect on any inflammation and acts on sensitive skin. Rose water, on the other hand, provides a nice consistency and is soothing and cooling.

Supplies: white clay, oatmeal, honey, rose water

Mix 1 tablespoon of white clay with 1 tablespoon ground oatmeal and half a tablespoon of honey. Carefully add rose water until you get a consistent porridge. The oatmeal gives you a more crumbly structure.

How do I make a face mask for aging skin?

If you feel that your skin looks a little dull, this tomato mask can give you a youthful shine again. Tomato contains lycopene, an antioxidant, and would even increase collagen production and keep your skin firm.

Accessories: Tomato, pink clay

Finely chop a quarter of a tomato and add a tablespoon of pink clay. The moisture from the tomato should be sufficient to maintain a good consistency. Add additional water if necessary.

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How do I make a detox mask?

Activated carbon is a master in the attraction of pollution. This mask is ideal after a busy day. Particularly oily skin can benefit from a mask with activated charcoal.

Necessities: activated charcoal, clay of choice (oily skin: green clay, dry skin: pink clay, sensitive skin: white clay), rose water, essential rosemary oil

Put 1 tablespoon of activated charcoal and 1 tablespoon of clay in a clean bowl. Mix rose water until you get a handy porridge. Add 5 drops of essential rosemary oil to the porridge and stir well. With this recipe you have enough face mask for single use.

Zoe van Quickelberge writes and blogs about natural care. In her book “Homemade Beauty” you will find more than fifty natural recipes for skin and hair. “The biggest advantage of making a face mask yourself is that you know exactly what’s in it and shouldn’t be afraid of harmful effects.” Finally, a large part of the ingredients we normally use are approved for use in small concentrations, but not always suitable for the skin. In addition, finished face masks are often wrapped in plastic and rinse the products through the well, allowing them to enter the environment. This is far from a sustainable solution.” Of course, you can’t just put something on your skin. “Do you have oily skin?” Then opt for a face mask that works cleansing. If you suffer from sensitive skin, use a mask that soothes your skin, and if you go through living with dry skin, do well to nourish your skin from time to time. Be careful with essential oils. Always test your mask carefully as some people may be allergic to it.” The face masks below can be found in Zoe’s book. The same applies to any mask after preparation: apply it to your face, neck and possibly décolleté, but leave the space around your eyes and mouth. Let the mask sit on your skin for 20 minutes and rinse with lukewarm water. Green clay mineralized in the mask, green tea powder contains many antioxidants, lavender balances the oily skin and tea tree makes the pimples and impurities disappear faster. Mix 1 tablespoon green clay with half a tablespoon of green tea powder. Add 5 drops of lavender and 5 drops of essential oil from the tea tree. Carefully add rose water until the mask gets the texture of a porridge. If you don’t have green tea powder, you can omit the rose water and make a strong green tea (let it cool first!) and use it. If you don’t have a problem skin, but occasionally enjoy a face mask, you can start with this blueberry mask. Mix 1 tablespoon of pink clay with half a tablespoon of blueberry powder. This powder contains many antioxidants and is therefore an advantage for every skin type. Add rose water until you have a nice consistency. This skin type does not benefit from aggressive ingredients. White clay provides mild cleansing, while oatmeal is soothing and soothing. Honey has an antibacterial effect on any inflammation and acts on sensitive skin. Rose water, on the other hand, provides a nice consistency and is soothing and cooling. Mix 1 tablespoon of white clay with 1 tablespoon ground oatmeal and half a tablespoon of honey. Carefully add rose water until you get a consistent porridge. The oatmeal gives you a more crumbly structure. If you feel that your skin looks a little dull, this tomato mask can give you a youthful shine again. Tomato contains lycopene, an antioxidant, and would even increase collagen production and keep your skin firm. Finely chop a quarter of a tomato and add a tablespoon of pink clay. The moisture from the tomato should be sufficient to maintain a good consistency. Add additional water if necessary. Activated carbon is a master in the attraction of pollution. This mask is ideal after a busy day. Particularly oily skin can benefit from a mask with activated charcoal. Put 1 tablespoon of activated charcoal and 1 tablespoon of clay in a clean bowl. Mix rose water until you get a handy porridge. Add 5 drops of essential rosemary oil to the porridge and stir well. With this recipe you have enough face mask for single use.