Ditch the Plastic and Make a Better Mask at Home
Halloween is just around the corner and we are thinking a lot about masks, which got us thinking about sheet masks…
Sheet masks can be really beneficial for your skin. They seal your face off from the outside world so your skin can soak up hydrating (and hopefully plant-based!) goodness. Equally important, they make you feel super RELAXED.
But when you consider the environmental impact, you have to wonder… is it worth it? Since most sheet masks are made from plastic, are only single-use, and are packaged in MORE plastic, the answer is obvious: NO.
If you make your own, you can avoid all that plastic PLUS you can focus on using products that are already helping your skin by sealing them into the sheet mask moisture-barrier that yields such delicious results. You can also tweak the ingredients to your heart’s content, adjusting which products you use based on what your skin needs that day.
Here’s how to make your own Sheet Mask (and spook your partner or roommates in the process). Happy Halloween! (You’re welcome.)
DIY SHEET MASK
1 teaspoon herbal tea (we love green for oily or blemish-prone, and chamomile for sensitive or dry skin)
1 tablespoon Geranium Palmarosa Face Toner
1 teaspoon Juniper Carrot Seed Face Oil or Lemon Rose Cleansing Oil
1 teaspoon coconut yogurt (optional)
1 thin, absorbant towel or piece of cotton fabric (that you don’t mind cutting- we love an old t-shirt!)
(1) Steep tea for 10 minutes (it’s gotta be really strong!).
(2) Place fabric over face and mark eyes, nose and mouth with a pen. Cut slits in those spots.
(3) Mix Toner, Oil, tea and yogurt in a small bowl that will also fit the mask.
(4) Soak fabric for about 10 minutes.
(5) Press wet mask onto face, relax for 15–20 minutes before rinsing.
(6) Wash fabric and do again once per week.