Sharing a super simple homemade face mask DIY with only 4 ingredients. Head on below!
It’s been quite a while since I’ve shared a skincare and/or beauty related DIY. I’m one to easily fall into routines, so instead of trying something new, I stuck with my go-to sugar + coconut face + body scrub DIY. I do this at least once a week (and I hardly ever skip a week this past year or so). I’m not changing it tho, cause it’s so so nice, it fucking smells like Raffaello & it makes the skin so incredibly soft and dewy (I’ve said this on numerous occasions and platforms). But, adding something new to the mix, like this face mask DIY you’re about to see, and especially seeing such great results after using the sugar scrub for so long, sure sounds tempting.
So, after doing some research & spending precious time trying to decide which one to try, because you can pretty much make a face mask, scrub or whatever by anything you have at home haha… I decided to listen to what my heart loves and it said, nay it yelled “Bitch, coffee!”. You’d think I’d make the decision based on what kind of treatment my face needs haha. But no tho, it’s just I really don’t have some severe or super challenging skin problems, of which I’m super grateful! My skin is somewhat dry, and I do get the occasional pimple (in pms especially), but nothing more complicated than that, fortunately.
So, I decided to try making a face mask DIY with coffee… Out of all the masks I’ve found and liked on Pinterest, I decided to loosely follow the first one, and it’s actually a face scrub, of these 37 DIY Coffee Scrubs. I added a fourth ingredient and didn’t use it as a scrub, but as a face mask. So, let’s see how can you too make this baby + why is it good for you.
Homemade 4 Ingredient Face Mask DIY.
– 1 Tbsp Ground Coffee
– 1 Tbsp Sugar
– 1 Tbsp Honey
– 1 Tsp Jojoba Oil
1. This is super simple! First mix the coffee + sugar, then add the honey, and finally the jojoba oil. It’s gonna be a little harder to mix these, it’s like a dense paste… Use a spoon, and if you need to, try adding a few more drops of jojoba.
2. Apply it to your face (previously thoroughly cleaned, this has been my go-to product for cleaning my face for ages, it’s Nivea’s and I just love it!), and massage it into your skin for a few minutes. Leave it on for like 15 or 20 minutes, which is when you remove it with cold water.
3. I’ve applied my usual face cream (again by Nivea), mixed with just a little bit of coconut oil (like just a little bit on the tip of my index finger, so that my skin is not too oily, but it’s super moisturized, soft and glowy.
Why this Homemade Face Mask DIY, especially each of the ingredients, is good for you.
– Coffee contains antioxidants and these can be good with aging (they slow it down), both natural and cause from exposing to the sun.
– Coffee can also help with brightening of the skin – it can regenerate your skin, making it feel and look brighter+ fresher (read less tired haha and I mean, isn’t that what’s coffee for?).
– It’s great for exfoliating (as is sugar), as it helps to remove the dead cells from the skin, while it also promotes blood circulation.
– Exfoliates and Smooths the skin, like coffee, removing all the dead cells from the surface of your skin.
– Sugar kinda absorbs the moisture from its surroundings and locks it into the skin, leaving it hydrated, soft and dewy.
– As a natural source of Glycolic Acid (AHA), sugar helps cell turnover (meaning it helps replace all the dead cells with new, young ones).
– Honey naturally contains anti-bacterial properties, which helps with treating + preventing acne.
– It helps speed the healing of the cells, making it great for inflammations and wounds.
– Honey too is super rich on antioxidants, which means it helps slow down aging.
4. Jojoba Oil
– This oil is very similar to the one (sebum) that our skin produces, so it comes almost natural to your skin, which means it won’t clog the pores.
– Super Moisturizing | Given that it’s a natural humectant, jojoba oil kinda locks the hydration to your skin, creating a sort of a protective layer, keeping your skin moist for a longer period of time.
– Given that it’s rich in vitamin E, jojoba oil acts as an antioxidant when you use it on your skin, which ultimately soothes the skin from pollutants and toxins.
– Anti-Aging Properties | Since it’s super moisturizing, jojoba oil can smooth lines and wrinkles, making your skin look younger.
For more on jojoba oil benefits, check this article.