17 March 2011

Food masks DIY

As I promised most of you on my Twitter that I'd hurry up and do a post about different food ingredients which will help to benefit your skin when added to facial masks.

All credits to my two wonderful teachers who has given me the handouts!

So, I've actually tried this in class and my skin feels amazing after a cleansing routine, but it feels specially soft and even more amazing after the food mask!

Each mask targets different skin types and the mask my operator got for me consist of oatsmeal, yogurt, honey and egg yolk! After taking the mask off, my skin was SO soft and smooth.

You just mix all of these up in one bowl and then apply it to your face and leave for 20minutes before rinsing off. Depending no what you mix, it will have a different scent! Mine smelt so yummy though, I would've ate it hahaha!

Let's start!

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Directions: Combine a tablespoon of any one of these ingredients with a base mask, binder and essential oils.
- Binders are used to create the correct consistency so it doesn't smear around your hair and onto your hair or clothes.
- For pulped ingredients, blend enough raw ingredients to make a tablespoon of pulp. So if you wanted apple pulp, you'll slice apples up and blend it! If you don't want to blend, you can alternatively cook and then mash the slices of apples.

So here's the list for which ingredients are suitable for you:
  • Apple pulp: slightly acidic; soothes and gently exfoliates
  • Asparagus pulp: stimulating; dries up pimples
  • Brewer's yeast: excellent for oily skin
  • Carrot pulp: antiseptic; heals pimples
  • Celery juice: acts as a toner for tired or older skin
  • Cooked and mashed turnip: deep-cleansing
  • Egg white: astringent and drying for oily skins
  • Egg yolk: nourishes dry skin
  • Fresh fig pulp: an emollient and cleanses
  • Grated cucumber: cools, soothes and heals. Works as a mild bleach for sallow skin and freckles
  • Grated raw potato: helps clears blemishes and eczema
  • Honey: hydrates, softens, soothes and heals
  • Lemon juice (diluted in one part of water/one part of lemon juice): removes oil and gently bleaches freckles
  • Lettuce juice (blend lettuce leaves to a pulp, adding little water): soothes sore, rough skin; helps heal pimples
  • Mashed apricots: moisturizes, soothes and cleanses
  • Mashed avocado: deeply penetrating and nourishing
  • Mashed banana: nourishing
  • Mashed strawberries: slightly acidic and luxurious; cleanses
  • Mashed tomatoes: excellent for oily skin
  • Natural yoghurt (DO NOT USE FLAVOURED YOGHURT!): moisturizes and restores skin's acid balance
  • Orange juice: hydrating for older skin
  • Pear pulp: soothes and cools hot, sunburnt skin
  • Pineapple pulp: an astringent wash for oily skin
  • Watermelon juice: gently exfoliates, softens and deep-cleanses.

And here are your binders:
  • Finely grounded rolled oats (oatsmeal) <--- recommended
  • Dried milk powder
  • Kaolin (fine clay) powder (from pharmacies)
  • Wholemeal plain flour
  • Finely ground almonds

When do you apply masks? Here's the routine and make sure you don't use hot water:
  • Remove makeup (if needed)
  • Cleanser
  • Exfoliater (if needed)
  • Facial Mask
  • Toner
  • Moisturizer

So you apply the mask after exfoliating your skin if you wish to do so, or else jump straight to masks after cleansing. After facial mask, make sure to tone your skin and follow with your day/night moisturizer.

You definitely could mix anything together to suit your skin. This is a DIY mask! You must try this out!

If you do try these out, this is probably best to use 2-3 times a week! I still have recipe of masks targeted for different skin types, but I'll post that up later in a few days!

Meanwhile, try these DIY food masks!

Remember NOT to use flavoured yoghurt and I really recommend oatsmeal and yoghurt for everyone's masks' base! Also, remember to dilute your lemon juice before applying to face, it can sting badly for drier skin types and sensitive skin too!

Yours deerest,

P.S. Thank you for all your comments on my previous post!! I really do appreciate you guys dropping a phrase of thought or anything! Thanks for stopping by!


  1. LOL guess what! Priceline just started their new batch of sale & Australis has a Save 20% off Entire range!! Awesomeness! =) Time to try out their products! I'll be getting those nail polishes hehehe =) Plus, if you spend $50 or more on 21st & 22nd March you'll double your clubcard points hahaha

  2. I have a question.. why can' you use flavored yogurt?

  3. My teacher never told me exactly why not to use it. But if you Google it, apparently its something with the sugar in flavoured yogurt :) hope that helps xx


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