At Home Skin Treatments & Facial Masks
Facial masks (often also referred to as face masks or sheet masks) have been around for quite a long time. Popularised as a bonafide beautifier in more recent times, the principles behind these enriching skin treatments have been around for over a century — if not even longer!
It’s believed the first official form of the beauty mask was invented in America, sometime in the mid-1800s. Patented in 1875, the first facial mask was actually advertised as a “toilet mask” (doesn’t sound too appealing does it?). It was made to purify the user’s complexion and rid their skin of common imperfections.
These days, facial masks are a popular skin rejuvenation technique, used by many people around the world on a regular basis. While using a face mask doesn’t take the place of a professional salon skin treatment, it can still work to refresh your skin and give you the boost you need to look and feel a little more cleansed. Sheet masks and face mask kits are available to purchase at many supermarkets, chemists, and online beauty retailers, however, they can often be expensive and prove to be ineffective.
Below, The Beauty & Brow Parlour offers you an at-home recipe that can be made from ingredients you’ve probably already got lying around the kitchen!
At Home Face Mask Ingredients
- 1 tablespoon of turmeric powder or freshly grated turmeric if available
- 2 tablespoons of oats
- Half a lemon, juiced
- 1 tablespoon of honey
- 1 tablespoon of natural yogurt
- Water (distilled is available)
Simply mix the turmeric, oats, lemon juice, honey, and yogurt together in a blender or in a large bowl using a stick blender. It’s important that all the ingredients are mixed together really well, and there aren’t any large lumps of anything remaining. Once combined, add however much water is necessary to achieve the viscosity you’re after. Ideally, you want a mixture that’s a little thicker than yogurt. You want it to be able to spread across your face but also don’t want it dripping straight off!
Once well combined, pour the mixture into a jar or bowl and you’re good to go. All you need to do is apply a generous coating to your face (avoiding your eyes and lips) and let it sit for between 5 to 10 minutes.
After it’s worked its magic, you can wash the mixture off with some lukewarm water or in the shower. If you have any excess mixture leftover or have made a larger quantity, it’ll last for about a week in the fridge. More water and yogurt can be added to achieve the right consistency before each use.
Will Turmeric Stain My Face?
Turmeric really is a wonder food. Many people report it to be helpful with inflammation, arthritis, and a whole range of skin conditions. It is, however, renowned also for its ability to stain our skin, clothes, and just about everything else. When used in the right quantity and in combination with natural yogurt, turmeric shouldn’t stain your skin. If you’ve got particularly fair skin or are worried about staining, you can reduce the quantity of turmeric in your mixture.
Note: If you’re unfamiliar with any of the ingredients listed, it’s always best to do an allergy test first. Apply a small amount of the mixture to your forearm for a minute or two and, if you don’t observe any adverse effects, you should be fine.
Professional Skin Treatments
Looking for a skin treatment that’s a little more comprehensive than this? Why not visit one of The Beauty & Brow Parlour’s many locations around Australia and New Zealand? Always affordable and always achieving the results you want, we offer a range of facial treatments that include mini facials, rejuvenating facials, anti-aging treatments, and more.
Find your nearest parlor and come visit us today to give your skin the treatment it deserves!