Give me all the glow!
Updated: Oct 2, 2020
Best DIY face mask for glowy skin
I've always been obsessed with healthy-looking face skin. But sometimes I find myself forgetting about keeping up with a good skincare routine. One of the things I complain the most to myself is why my highlighter isn’t making my face glow like every artist or Instagram influencer. Why me? I have the same highlighter they are using!
What I am not asking myself is how is my skincare routine. Did you apply your toner and your face mask? When did you exfoliate your skin? I have to stop myself right there because then I would never stop.
A few months ago I started to use a DIY face scrub/mask with great results for my skin. My skin is pretty complicated so I have to be very careful with the products I use. I’m glad I started to use this scrub because the benefits for my skin are amazing. Now my skin is doing a lot better with the Instagram influencer glowing look!
What I love about this face scrub/mask is that I have all the ingredients here at my house, pretty much all the time. It's full of antioxidants, glycolic acid, alpha-hydroxy acid, Omega 3 & 6 Fatty Acid and vitamin E. By doing it yourself you can save lots of money!
These are the ingredients that you will need to prepare the mask/scrub. It’s incredibly hydrating and beneficial for your skin and here's why;
* Honey - Hydrates, helps with acne, adds natural glow and helps reducing wrinkles.
* Coffee (ground) - contains Vitamin b3 (niacin), antioxidants, anti-inflammatory it can help unclog pores, which is super important to prevent breakouts.
* Chia seeds -contains zinc, copper, omega-3 fatty acids which helps to protect the skin from bacteria and it aids in the healing process of irritated skin.
* Sugar - glycolic acid, alpha hydroxy acid which are natural moisturizers. They draw moisture from the environment on to the skin.
This is my face glowing after the mask! #nofilter
Are you ready to have glowing skin? Alright, let's go!
2 tbs honey
1 tsp coffee
1/2 tsp sugar
1/2 tsp chia seeds
If you feel the mask is too thick you can add a bit of coconut oil ( I don’t use it).
*I must tell you this mask might get a bit messy. If you don’t want to have a mess in your vanity desk do it while you shower or on the kitchen sink.*
Before I apply the mask I put on a super cute headband #foundonamazon. It stays in place and keeps my hair from getting mask on, which is a must for me.
Let's do this!
It's a good idea to open up your pores before applying the mask. By doing this you will help your skin get ready to be cleaned. I like to use hiphop panda organic washcloth. Make sure is wet with warm water (the hottest you can handle) and pat your face few times with it.
Apply the mask everywhere on your face but please don’t apply it around your eyes (this is super important). The skin on your eyes is very thin. Applying a scrub around them might hurt your skin. Leave the mask on for 10 minutes. While you have your mask on, just relax and read a book. I like to read Blooming for Yourself from April Green. It's a book that helped me heal and feel better with myself. While you are pampering yourself it's a great time for a self love kind of book.
After 10 minutes, scrub your face using circular motions starting on your cheeks in an upward motion. Go around your chin and nose. Don’t forget to apply it on your lips too!. Move up to your forehead, keeping up with the upward motion. Do this for about 1 to 2 minutes. Only use your two middle fingers and don’t apply too much pressure.
Once you finish you can use the face washcloth (wet) to remove the mask. You can also use your hands if you prefer this way. Just get ready to get messy! Once your face is dry, apply your favorite toner and your skin care daily routine products. I would suggest to avoid any product that normally stings so you don’t feel it more.
I’m in love with this DIY mask and I love how good it is for my face skin. If you do it let us know how it went! Always remember! Having great skin shouldn’t cost a fortune!.
See you next time,
Before you jump in, make sure to give any new skin treatment at least a few weeks before moving on to another treatment, whether it’s this one or not. Be aware of any known or unknown possible allergies. This is not intended to target any mayor concern that you may have about your skin. It's always a good idea to consult with your dermatologist if anything about your skin concerns you.