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3 soothing face masks that you can easily make yourself

Posted by Lara Schimweg on
3 beruhigende Gesichtsmasken, die du einfach selber machen kannst
You can finely grind oatmeal and use it for a DIY face mask
Is your skin stressed, red and tight because the weather is changing outside? The change of seasons is particularly difficult for sensitive skin. Extreme temperatures, such as cold, frost and heat quickly strip moisture from your skin, making it tight, itchy and sallow. Unless it's the weather change, stress and other environmental influences can also make your skin sensitive. If that's the case for you, here are three super easy DIY face mask recipes that will calm skin down. You can make them easy peasy yourself. You will surely find many ingredients in your kitchen.

1. Soothing Oatmeal Face Mask

For when suitable: any skin type
If your skin is currently a bit overworked, you can soothe it with oatmeal. This works great if your skin has been exposed to too many different skin care products that you may not have tolerated. Or is your skin currently reacting sensitively? You can soothe your skin with a homemade mask made from pure oatmeal. Ideal for stressed and reddened skin.
What you need for this DIY recipe:
  • 3 tbsp oatmeal
  • 200ml of water
  • Cotton cloth (should fit your entire face)
  • glass or porcelain bowl
Put 200ml of water in your bowl.
Grind the rolled oats to a very fine flour so that no sharp edges can be found. Oatmeal that is too coarse could result in small cuts and other micro-injuries on your skin.
Put the finely ground oatmeal in the bowl and mix it with the water.
Let it steep for 3-4 hours. You can also leave it overnight.
Now you can soak your cotton towel in the liquid and place it on your clean face. Leave the cloth on your face for about 20-30 minutes.
Afterwards, wash your face with lukewarm water and apply your usual mild facial care product to your skin.
Extra tip: If you like, you can make a reusable sheet mask out of your cotton cloth.
Simply cut suitable holes for the eyes, mouth and nose in the fabric. You can now use this cloth again and again for sheet masks. After each use, you should wash them in the machine at at least 60 degrees to avoid providing bacteria with a breeding ground. So you have a sustainable solution for a wide variety of DIY sheet masks.
By the way: If you don't have time to stir yourself, you can also benefit from our rich oat cream .

2. Anti-inflammatory green tea mask

Suitable for: especially oily and combination skin

If your skin is prone to impurities and greasy, green tea will help you regulate the flow of sebum. In addition, green tea has an antioxidant effect on your skin.
What you need:

  • 1 pinch organic matcha powder
  • 1 heaped teaspoon / 1 teabag organic green tea
  • 250ml of water
  • Some cotton pads (preferably sustainable pads that you can reuse )
  • porcelain bowl
Boil water and prepare approx. 250ml green tea in a bowl.
Let the tea steep for the time stated on the packet. Usually it is about 2 - 4 minutes.
Then add a pinch of matcha powder and stir in completely until dissolved.
Let the mixture cool until lukewarm.
Put 3-4 (reusable) cotton pads in your bowl and let them soak up the liquid.
Slightly wring out the cotton pads and place them on your clean face.
Leave the pads on your face for about 20 minutes. Then take them down. Alternatively, you can use your self-made sheet mask instead of the cotton pads. Gently press the remaining liquid into your skin with flat, clean hands.
Then care for your skin as usual with moisture and a little fat. Either with a light cream or a moisturizer and some vegetable oil.
Extra tip: In summer you can also put the bowl in the fridge and use the saturated cotton pads to cool it down. This is particularly pleasant under the eyes if they are swollen. In this way you stimulate your natural lymphatic drainage so that the accumulated fluid under your eyes can drain away.
If you don't have time to stir yourself: Our serum spray also contains a lot of green tea.

3. Anti-inflammatory mask for pimples and impurities

Suitable for: all skin types
What you need:
  • Organic Manuka Honey
Put pure medical Manuka honey on your clean skin.
The higher the MGO number, the more potent the Manuka honey. To achieve a sufficient effect, you should choose Manuka honey with an MGO value of at least 100+.
The honey can be used on a pimple or on the whole face. Medical Manuka honey has an antibacterial effect on the inflammation and also provides the skin with natural moisture.
Leave the honey on the skin for about 20 minutes. Then gently wash the manuka honey off your face.
After washing, you can put your daily skin care routine on your skin.
Now you have 3 DIY masks to choose from, so your sensitive skin can rest. Why don't you try it out?
Have you ever made DIY masks? Which mask do you like the most?
Write us in the comments.
Lara Schimweg

about the author

Lara Schimweg is the founder of Xeno . She studied sports science and health research and is a trained health worker. Lara has rosacea and very sensitive skin.

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