Ever since the trend landed in the U.S. from Asia, sheet masks have become the next big thing in skincare. Now, as with most skincare trends, there are plenty of tutorials and tips for making DIY sheet masks at home that are just as trendy as the store-bought versions, and may even save you money as well. Why splurge on a product that you can make at home? All you need is a few cotton-based paper products (cotton balls or cotton tissues, for example) and your favorite skincare creams, serums, and moisturizers, and you're already half-way there. These simple DIYs will have your skin will be glowing in no time.
If you're a skincare newbie wondering what sheet masks even are, don't worry; they're not as scary as they sound. Sheet masks are thin cotton papers (complete with holes for eyes, nose, and mouth, of course) that are soaked with a liquid-based formula that have a variety of healthy skin benefits. It's a quick, easy way to achieve glowing skin with little effort. In my opinion, sheet masks are a great pick-me-up for when you just don't have time to commit to a traditional face mask. The cotton sheet allows the products to soak more easily into the skin. Just pat the mask into place and relax. No fuss needed. Need a few tips on what skincare products you should add to your own sheet mask? Here are a few of my favorite DIYs for at-home sheet masks.
1. Cotton Mask
Michelle Phan is the queen of all things beauty on YouTube, so if anyone is going to teach you how to make a spectacular at-home face masks — it's her. Simply soak a cotton pad in your favorite facial serum, and stretch out the cotton. One pad won't be enough for your entire face, so make sure to have a few cotton pads on hand.
2. Oak, Green Tea, & Cinnamon Mask
Looking for a way to detoxify your face? This is the mask for you. By using oat milk (YouTuber Hettie Grace shows you how to make it in the video tutorial) and green tea in your mask, you are adding loads of antioxidants into your skin.
3. Whitening & Brightening Mask
4. Anti-Blemish Sheet Mask
Combat acne and scarring by trying out this anti-blemish face mask. This recipe calls for tea tree oil, lavender oil, and green tea. Tea tree oil has disinfecting properties that are great for reducing the appearance of acne on the skin, according to the Huffington Post. At the same time, lavender is very soothing and calming, according to Health. The combination of these ingredients will pack a powerful punch against any dirt and grim hiding beneath your skin.
5. Hydrating Face Mask
Looking to fix severely dehydrated skin? Look no further. This recipe calls for a variety of oils that are guaranteed to make your skin look and feel its best and will result in a beautiful dewy glow.
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