DIY sheet mask recipes

As your wooden wick candle is burning in the background, why not complete your downtime experience with a DIY sheet mask.

What is a sheet mask? Sheet masks are made up of variety of materials including paper, fibers or gel types. Sheet masks are different from facial masks as they are convenient and easy to use. I have provided a list of some of my favourite DIY natural sheet mask recipes below that will leave your skin feeling refreshed. 

A face roller is another great tool that can help penetrate the ingredients from the sheet mask deep in to your skin cells.

How to use?

Open packet and dip in to warm water, sheet mask will start to unfold. Set aside then follow below recipe. Make sure not to squeeze too much of the excess liquid from mask as it may result in the mask feeling dry and not sticking to face.

Recipes:

Chamomile, Lavender and Jojoba sheet mask (for calming your skin)

  • 1 table spoon dried chamomile flowers (you can use chamomile tea as an alternative)
  • 1 cup water
  • 2-3 drops Lavender essential oil
  • 5 drops Jojoba oil

Method:

  • Boil water and steep the chamomile flowers/tea bag in for 5-10 minutes
  • Let the tea cool down before transferring it into a bowl
  • Add the Lavender essential oil and Jojoba oil to the tea and soak the cotton sheet mask in it
  • Squeeze some of the excess liquid and place mask on face
  • Leave it on for 15-30 minutes (or more if you desire)
  • Remove and wash face
  • Follow up with a serum or moisturiser

Rice water sheet mask (soothes, tones and improves skin completion)

  • Half a cup of rice (white or brown)
  • 1 cup of water
  • Sheet mask

Method:

  • Wash the rice and strain the water
  • Put the clean rice in a bowl and add cold water to it
  • Let it soak for 1hr or overnight
  • Soak the sheet mask in the rice water
  • Refrigerate the mask for 30 mins
  • Put mask on face and leave on for 15-30 minutes
  • Take it off and wash your face with cold water
  • Follow up with a serum or moisturiser

Green Tea Sheet Mask (For Detoxifying Your Skin)

  • 3 green tea bags (green tea tends to have caffeine in them so I use decafe tea bags)
  • Water (enough to cover tea bags)
  • 2-3 drops lemon juice
  • Sheet mask

Method:

  • Boil water and pour in to bowl (make sure bowl is suitable for boiling water)
  • Steep green tea bags in water for 15-20 minutes
  • Let the water cool down before adding the lemon juice
  • Soak sheet mask in the bowl
  • Refrigerate for 20-30 minutes
  • Apply mask on to face and leave on for 30 minutes
  • Remove the mask and wash face
  • Follow up with serum or moisturiser

The above recipes is just a fun guideline for you to follow however feel free to experiment with other DIY face mask recipes. If you experience any allergic reactions take your sheet mask off straight away and rinse face with cold water.