A different kind of DIY face mask you can make during COVID-19 quarantine

Beauty Therapist-approved quarantine face masks

Lockdown restrictions are easing, so you can look forward to showing your face in public again very soon. But chances are it’s been a while since you were able to visit a beauty salon – and we are also heading into a cool, dry winter.

That means it’s a great time to talk about DIY face masks. We’re not talking about the medical masks you should wear in public to stop coronavirus spreading. These are DIY quarantine face masks to pamper yourself in in the comfort of your own home.

Treat your skin to a DIY face mask in quarantine

After spending so much time indoors it’s only natural that you’re looking forward to a professional treatment. But why wait? Adding a DIY facemask into your weekly self-care routine is easier than you might imagine.

Rejuvenating face mask

This is a moisturising, refreshing pick-me-up you can make using ingredients you probably already have at home:

  • 1/2 cup of warm (not boiling) water
  • 1/3 cup oatmeal
  • 2 tablespoons of organic Greek yoghurt
  • 3 teaspoons of organic honey
  • 1/2 teaspoon of cinnamon
  • 1 egg white (optional)

Combine the water and oatmeal first, then leave them to settle for 2-3 minutes. Next, gently mix in the yoghurt, honey and cinnamon (and the egg white for extra protein) until you have a silky-smooth consistency. Apply a thin layer to your face and let it sit for 10-15 minutes then rinse off with warm water.

Invigorating face mask

If you’ve been spending a lot of time inside, watching Netflix and taking Zoom calls, then you might notice your eyes are tired from all that screen time. A green tea face mask is just the thing you need to perk up sleepy skin, and you can make it with just 3 ingredients:

  • 1 tablespoon of green tea leaves (brewed)
  • 1 tablespoon of baking powder
  • 1 tablespoon of organic honey
  • Water (if required)

Leave a green tea bag soaking for about an hour. Let it cool, then split it open and add 1 tablespoon of leaves to a bowl with the baking powder and honey. Combine them into a paste (adding a few drops of water if you need) and apply evenly over a freshly cleaned face. Gently massage to clear your pores and leave it sitting for 10-15 minutes before rinsing your face with warm water.

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