I’m just going to throw this out there. I make homemade face masks–almost every night. To others, that might seem excessive, but to me it’s like my whole kitchen is a laboratory! Everyone reading this probably has more ingredients than they realize sitting right in their fridge and cupboards that can make excellent face masks! You don’t need to go out and buy insanely expensive masks, and besides, it’s way more fun to whip up a couple with your friends and watch girly movies while looking like little monsters.
This mask is one of the easiest you can possibly make and has a multitude of benefits. Rice is used in a variety of skincare and is known for it’s gentle exfoliation benefits and ability to help brighten your skin tone from post acne scarring and dullness. When combined with pure Aloe Vera gel (helps with hydration) and Raw Honey (antibacterial, hydrating), you’ve got yourself a pretty powerful combination. Now here’s what you need to make this mask.
Rice Powder (either blend your own or buy from the store)
Organic Aloe Vera Gel (Preferably from Inner Filet, I use Lakewood Organic)
Raw, Organic Honey (No cheap store bought honey. The darker the better)
1. Depending on how much you want to make, use one to two spoon fulls of rice powder for one application. I put four in mine because I make mine to last a few days.
2. Pour the Organic Aloe Vera in. There’s not much of a measurement, you just want to be sure it’s not completely drowning the rice powder. You want to have a runny paste like consistency.
3. Add in the honey. You don’t want a lot because I’ve found it will glob up if you use too much, but around two pea sizes should be perfect. Then, mix it all together and stir it all up, that’s what it’s all about!
It should look somewhat like this!
If you want to be hygienic, then by all means use a spoon or a small spatula to spread the mask onto your hands. Or if you’re like me, just wash your hands and get messy. I usually just pat the mask on, and build up to where my whole face is covered. This is not a mask that’s going to get completely opaque like clay masks, but it’s not a bad thing. Leave on for ten minutes and then gently massage in small circles with warm water to rinse off. After patting your face dry with a towel, immediately apply your skincare after, you want your skin to still be slightly damp to absorb your products better.
And there you have it! Your skin should feel balanced, smooth and look more even. You could use this face mask around two to three times a week, but not more because you don’t want to over exfoliate your face! I promise I’ll have more face masks coming up that you can use every night if your little heart desires. Who knows? Maybe you’ll be like me and make on every night!