A body mask is designed to tone and rejuvenate the skin and is best applied after a tiring and stressful day. But if you don’t have enough money to get a body mask treatment in a beauty center, why not consider making your own body mask. Because you will create it yourself, your body mask has the advantage of homemade freshness and the benefits of natural ingredients. To give you some ideas, here are four body mask recipes. Enjoy!
- Clay body mask. Clay naturally removes impurities from the skin, which is why it is an effective body mask ingredient. For this body mask recipe, you will need one cup green clay, ¼ cup sea salt, two cups water, and two tablespoons olive oil. Start by boiling the water over medium heat. Then add the sea salt. Wait for a few minutes until the sea salt is completely dissolved. Then add all the other ingredients. Stir them thoroughly until you achieve a creamy texture.
- Pumpkin body mask. With pumpkin as the main ingredient, this body mask is rich in Vitamin A and has antioxidant properties that leave the skin smooth and radiant. But aside from these, it also has moisturizing benefits and promotes proper blood circulation because of its other ingredients. To make a pumpkin body mask, you need to prepare ½ cup canned or pureed pumpkin, ¼ cup green clay, two tablespoons water, one tablespoon honey, one tablespoon almond oil, and two teaspoons cinnamon. In a mixing bowl, simply pour all the ingredients. Mix them until the mixture turns creamy and smooth.
- Fruity body mask. For this body mask, you need two slices of pineapple, one pear, ½ honey dew melon, one peeled banana, 10 to 12 green grapes, and one peeled kiwi. Start by slicing the ingredients into small pieces, except for the green grapes. Then puree all the ingredients using a blender or food processor. When you have achieved a somewhat coarse texture, turn off the blender or food processor. Remember not to make the mixture too runny. Next, pour the mixture into a small bowl and refrigerate before applying. This body mask will leave your skin refreshed and soft because of the combined skin benefits of the ingredients.
- Herbal body mask. You can make use of several skin-benefiting herbs for this body mask such as basil, rose petal, chamomile, and alfalfa leaf. These herbs can be usually bought in powder form. Add the herbs of your choice to one cup of green clay and ¼ cup of sea salt. Then pour two tablespoons of essential oil of your choice. You can, for instance, add lemon, sage, lavender, or rosemary. Mix all the ingredients until you achieve a pasty texture.
Apply the body mask to your entire body after taking a warm bath. For a more relaxed body mask experience, lie in a bath tub and play your favorite music. Or if you want, you can read a feel-good book or watch a good TV show. Rinse your body after 45 minutes or an hour. Make sure to drink plenty of water after the body mask treatment to keep your skin amply hydrated.