To say that I’m obsessed with face masks would be an understatement. My fondness for face masks has grown immensely over the last few years. From clay masks to sheet masks, I’ve tried all types of face masks. But if I had to pick a favourite, it’d definitely be a peel-off face mask. These face masks take out all the excess sebum and gunk out of your face and make your skin look like you just got a facial.
Over the last two years, I’ve been making my own peel-off face masks at home. I love that I can control what ingredients go into the mask and it’s also way cheaper than brand-name masks purchased from the store. Here are 3 DIY peel-off face masks that my skin absolutely swears by!
DIY Orange peel-off face mask
Oranges are high in Vitamin C and free radicals. Both these ingredients have long been used in skincare products to get rid of blemishes and prevent signs of ageing. This DIY peel-off face mask will not only help achieve glowing skin but it will also get rid of dark spots.
- 5 tsp fresh orange juice
- 2 tsp unflavoured gelatin powder
- Add the fresh orange juice in a heat resistant bowl and add the gelatin powder to it.
- Place the bowl in a double boiler and stir continuously till the powder completely dissolves.
- Take it off the heat and let it cool for a few seconds. Apply the mask to cleansed skin with a face pack brush. Avoid the area near the eyes and mouth.
- Remove the mask after it’s completely dry.
*If you use the mask in the morning, make sure to follow up with a sunscreen afterwards.
DIY Activated Charcoal peel-off face mask
Img alt text- Activated charcoal face mask
Activated Charcoal has become a popular skincare ingredient over the last few years owing to its ability to remove toxins. This DIY peel-off face mask is perfect for those struggling from clogged pores and milia.
- 2 tsp of unflavoured gelatin powder
- ½ tsp of activated charcoal powder
- 1 tsp filtered water
- Heat the water and add the activated charcoal and gelatin powder to the water while it’s still hot. Stir till you get a smooth texture with no lumps.
- Apply the face mask with a silicone brush. Peel it off when the mask completely dries.
*Make sure to use a plastic or glass bowl and spoon for this mask as charcoal can react with metal.
DIY Green tea and honey face mask
Green tea not only has amazing health benefits but is also very soothing for your skin. If you are suffering from irritated skin, redness, dull skin, or post-acne dryness, you should definitely try out this DIY peel-off face mask.
- 2 tsp brewed green tea
- 2 tsp unflavoured gelatin powder
- ½ tsp organic honey
- Add the green tea and honey to a small bowl and microwave for 20 seconds.
- Add the unflavoured gelatin powder to the green tea and honey mixture and stir well until it’s dissolved.
- Apply the face mask with a brush avoiding the area around your eyes and mouth.
How to get the best of these DIY peel-off face masks:
- Steam your face before using these face masks to open up the pores. Alternatively, you can also use them after a shower.
- Always make sure you use the face mask on a cleansed face to get the full benefits of the mask.
- Follow up with a moisturiser or serum after the face mask. If you use the mask in the morning, make sure to use a sunscreen after taking off the mask.
- Never apply the face mask on your eyebrows, near the eyes, or lips.
- Do a patch test near your jaw before applying the mask to your face.