I’ve always loved natural products. Homemade ones are even better. So I decided to try making my own facial mask a few days ago…after all, how difficult could it be?
Back in the days when I still pampered myself with regular facials at the salon, my facialist advised me to use a suitable mask on my face at least twice a week. Now that I don’t do salon facials anymore, I need my own mini facials at home too. I usually put my mask on after I use a face scrub on my face.
This time, I’ve decided to try a simple yogurt and oatmeal mask, purpotedly suitable for sensitive skin.
Here’s what I used:
- Half a cup of plain yogurt
- 2 tbsp oatmeal/rolled oats
What I did:
Mix ingredients together until a paste-like mixture is obtained. Apply onto cleansed face and leave for 10-15 minutes. Then rinse off and dab dry. I like to apply my mask before my shower and wash it off in the shower itself.
On my first attempt, I had some problems making the mask stay on my face, because the oatmeal bits kept falling off! I added a little bit more yogurt but that didn’t help either. So since I had half a cup of yogurt left, I tried a different approach the following day. Using my dry mill, I ground the oatmeal into a somewhat powder form and then mixed the yogurt in.
Ah…success!! The result was a more pasty consistency, which was easier to apply and it adhered better to the face 🙂
I loved the cool feeling of the chilled yogurt mixture on my face, and it smelled great too (if you like yogurt, it will smell great). Washing off the mask was a breeze and it did not feel too sticky. I would have loved to leave the mask on for longer though, but even after 15 minutes, the result was a very smooth and moisturized face. I loved it!
Half a cup of yogurt yielded enough to apply the mask on my neck too, so that’s precisely what I did. 🙂
Look at the difference in texture between the ground oatmeal mask and the non-ground oatmeal. The ground oatmeal mask (on the right) produced a more evenly spread mask.
That’s me looking kinda scary, eh? 😛
And after washing off the mask, here’s what I look like (sleepy and sans makeup…!!). I apply a mask during my nightly shower before bed anyway:
Have you tried making your own facial masks and do you have any other facial mask recipes to share?
Me-Time Luxuries features special things I pamper myself with once in a while. Being a SAHM does not allow me a lot of me-time, but I make do with what I have and try to have those few minutes to myself as a form of *reward*. I try to keep it simple, no-fuss and as best as I can, frugal. After all, if I look and feel good about myself, I’d make others feel good too, yes? 🙂