As I asked some of you what you would like to see on my blog, my friend Mandy asked me to make a category about budget beauty tips. Your wish is my command! This is the first post in this category and I’m starting off with some tips about cheap face masks!
Queen Helene Mint Julep Masque:
This is a cheaper knock-off of DDF Sulfur Therapeutic Mask, which is a bit more pricey (+/- $25 for 4 oz. ). Dutch people can find this product in certain afro-shops. I bought it from eBay, for 7 euro’s. American people can buy this for +/- $5 at almost every drugstore drugstore! It comes in a huge (8 oz.) tube, so this will last you a long time. This mask contains clay, which seeps up the skins excess sebum. It also contains sulfur, which is very beneficial for acne-prone skin. The only downside is that this mask can irritate your skin if you have sensitive skin, because it contains menthol. This is the reason why I haven’t used this in a while, to see if I get break outs from it, but I certainly hope not!
Do it yourself:
Since I have very sensitive and acne-prone skin, I’m trying to minimize the amount of products/ingredients on my skin. Therefore I’m making a lot of face masks myself.
– Honey: Great for acne-prone and dry skin! Honey contains lots of anti bacterial and anti inflammatory ingredients, which are very beneficial if you have acne-prone skin. Honey also contains ingredients which can lock moisture in you skin, great if you have dry patches on your skin! Try it! Just apply a little pure honey all over your face or on pimples as a spot treatment and leave it on for 15-20 minutes. Rinse off with warm water and you’re done! You can also use it as a facewash to wahs your face in the morning! Gentle and nourishing 🙂
– Yoghurt: Yoghurt has some great anti-inflammatory ingredients as well! Also very good if you have a sunburn. Apply the yoghurt on your skin and rinse off with warm water after 20-30 minutes.
– Eggs: Eggs are a great face mask! Use only the egg yolk if you have dry, older skin. This contains a lot of vitamins and it will nourish your skin. If you have a party and you’re looking for a minor face lifting product, try applying egg white on your face. Leave it on untill it dries and your small wrinkels will look a little tighter. The egg white is also great for oilier skin! You can leave this on for +/- 20 min.
– Aspirin: This has been a life saver for many people. You apply some solved & crushed aspirin tablets on your skin, you can also mix it with honey or yoghurt. Let it sit on your skin for 15 minutes and wash it off with warm water. You can also use the grains from the aspirin to gently exfoliate your skin before rinsing it off. This mask will be very beneficial for oilier/acne-prone skin, because of the acetyl salicylic acid in the aspirin. This is why it won’t work if you use ibuprofen or paracetamol, these tablets don’t contain this acid. Try it and be amazed! But.. Be careful, do not over use this mask, because the aspirin can get into your bloodstream. Use 4 tablets max. and apply once/twice a week. Do NOT use this mask every day!
In this YouTube video you can see an explanation about the aspirin mask, it’s from Michelle Phan.
What are your favorite cheap face masks? Let us know in the comments.
Your beauty addict,