Have you ever heard of compressed face mask? Whoever invented this idea gets a nod of approval from me. It’s such a smart, convenient and inexpensive way to pamper your skin.
I prefer to customize my own facial mask sheets to add just what my skin needs. So using a compressed facial mask sheet gives me the flexibility to create using the natural ingredients available in the kitchen.
Where to Buy:
Doesn’t these looks like your typical medicine pills? They are little-knitted cotton sheets that are compressed into a tablet form. Made of 100% cotton or viscose, non-toxic and without alcohol.
They’re about 20*20mm in size. Very small and convenient to carry around especially for travel.
You can find these on Amazon or eBay, just search for “compressed mask” – they come in a pack of 100 pieces for under $10.
① Take a tablet and soak it into toner or rose water or any type of liquid that you want to nourish your skin with.
② I used organic 1/4 cup of whole fat milk and mix with 1 tbsp of raw honey.
And this is where the magic happens…
It takes about 10 seconds for the face mask to absorb the liquid then it will open up or expand and turn into a face sheet.
* Carefully place the mask on your freshly cleansed face and relax for 10-15 minutes.
* Remove the face mask and pat any residue onto your skin until it absorbs.
* Your skin will feel refreshed afterward. No rinsing needed.
Here’s the video for DIY Compressed Mask Green Tea Cucumber:
Other Kitchen Ingredients:
If you don’t like the idea of using face toner and serums, you can also use kitchen ingredients like green tea, chamomile tea, white tea with aloe vera gel and even a few drops of olive oil.
① For Dry Skin
Use a mixture of coconut water (1/4 cup), five drops of coconut oil, and half a teaspoon of honey.
Coconut oil and water are naturally hydrating, while honey helps to lock moisture into the skin.
② For Sensitive Skin
Use a cool 1/4 cup of chamomile tea mixed with one tablespoon of aloe vera gel and three drops of olive oil will calm any redness or irritation. Refrigerate any left over and use it within 3 days.
The aloe vera gel in combination with the olive oil is a surefire way to combat any dryness as well.
③ Acne-Prone Complexion
Try a mixture of 1/8 cup of witch hazel (you can get this at Walmart or health stores), 1/4 cup of water, and one teaspoon of aloe vera gel.
Witch hazel has been used for centuries to aid troubled skin, and since acne is often accompanied by irritation, a bit of aloe vera gel will help to soothe that irritation and redness.
This is a great way to use all your homemade face mask with. Just make sure whatever recipe you decided to use it needs to have a little bit of liquid in order for the mask to expand.
Facial mask sheets can be purchased at most Asian stores, and are amazing for making 100% natural masks to suit your specific needs.