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10 Super Easy DIY Sheet Masks For Glowing Skin

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10 Super Easy DIY Sheet Masks For Glowing Skin May 15, 2019

Koreans are among the biggest drivers of innovation in the beauty and skin care industry. Before you even get the chance to try out their latest beauty or skin care trend, they come up with another new one. Sheet masks were one of the biggest success stories of K-beauty in 2018. They have quickly become must-have products, and people over the world are stocking them up. However, if you are running out of them quickly and don’t want to spend too much money on them, don’t worry. You can easily make them at home. Scroll down to find out how.

10 DIY Sheet Masks: How To Make Sheet Masks At Home 

Tip:You can easily find cotton facial masks online. In case you don’t, you can use wet cotton wipes instead. Wash the wet wipe, wring out the water, and cut out holes for your nose, eyes, and mouth.

1. Cucumber Sheet Mask (For Calming Your Skin)

1. Cucumber Sheet Mask (For Calming Your Skin) Pinit

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You Will Need
  • Juice of 1 cucumber
  • Cotton facial mask sheet (easily available online)
Method
  1. Grate the cucumber and strain out its juice.
  2. Soak the cotton facial mask sheet in the cucumber juice.
  3. Refrigerate the sheet mask for 20-30 minutes.
  4. Place the sheet mask on your face.
  5. Leave it on for 15-30 minutes.
  6. Peel it off and wash your face.
  7. Follow up with a serum or moisturizer.
Why It Works

Cucumber feels extremely soothing on your skin. It also hydrates your skin and calms any irritation or inflammation.

2. Rice Water Sheet Mask (For Brightening Your Skin)

You Will Need
  • A handful of rice (white or brown)
  • Water (twice as much as the rice)
  • Cotton facial mask sheet
Method
  1. Wash the rice and strain the water.
  2. Put the clean rice in a bowl and add water to it.
  3. Let it soak overnight.
  4. Soak the cotton sheet mask in the rice water.
  5. Refrigerate the mask for 30 minutes.
  6. Put the mask on your face and leave it on for 15-30 minutes.
  7. Take it off and wash your face with cold water.
  8. Follow up with a serum or moisturizer.
Why It Works

Korean women swear by rice water for their glowing complexion. It has an astringent and immediate tightening effect on your skin. It reduces the size of your pores to prevent excessive oil and grease from building up in them, thus making your skin appear bright.

3. Green Tea Sheet Mask (For Detoxifying Your Skin)

3. Green Tea Sheet Mask (For Detoxifying Your Skin) Pinit

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You Will Need
  • 5 green tea bags
  • Water (as required)
  • 2-3 drops of lemon juice
  • Cotton facial mask sheet
Method
  1. Boil the water and pour it in a bowl.
  2. Steep the green tea bags in it for 15-20 minutes.
  3. Let the water cool down before adding the lemon juice.
  4. Soak the cotton facial mask in the bowl in the tea.
  5. Refrigerate it for 20-30 minutes.
  6. Apply the mask on your face and leave it on for 30 minutes.
  7. Remove the mask and wash your face.
  8. Follow up with serum or moisturizer.
Why It Works

Green tea is rich in polyphenols and antioxidants. It reduces irritation and acne (1). It also helps in skin detoxification.

4. Seaweed Face Mask (For Nourishing Your Skin)

You Will Need
  • Japanese nori seaweed sheets (easily available online)
  • 2 green tea bags
  • Water
Method
  1. Boil the water and pour it into a bowl.
  2. Steep the green tea bags in it for 15 minutes.
  3. Let it cool down.
  4. Pour the tea in a plate.
  5. Quickly dip the seaweed sheets, one by one, in the tea to moisten them. You will need 3-5 sheets depending on their size.
  6. Place the sheets on your face. You can tear them up to adjust the size for your nose and mouth area.
  7. Leave them on for 15-20 minutes.
  8. Peel them off and wash your face.
  9. Follow up with a serum or moisturizer.
Why It Works

Marine algae (seaweed) are widely used in cosmetics. They are rich bioactive compounds that nourish your skin and keep it healthy (2).

5. Rose Water And Glycerine Sheet Mask (To Tighten Your Skin)

5. Rose Water And Glycerine Sheet Mask (To Tighten Your Skin) Pinit

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You Will Need
  • 1 tablespoon rose water
  • 1 tablespoon glycerin
  • 1 cotton facial mask sheet
Method
  1. Mix the rose water and glycerin in a bowl.
  2. Soak the cotton facial mask sheet in the solution.
  3. Place the mask on your face.
  4. Leave it on for 20-30 minutes
  5. Take it off and wash your face after 15-20 minutes.
Why It Works

Glycerin has a hydrating effect on your skin (3). When mixed with rose water, it soothes your skin and improves its barrier function to keep it healthy.

6. Witch Hazel And Tea Tree Oil Sheet Mask (For Acne-Prone Skin)

You Will Need
  • ¼ cup witch hazel
  • ¼ cup distilled water
  • 3 drops of tea tree oil
  • 1 cotton facial mask sheet
Method
  1. Mix all the ingredients in a bowl.
  2. Soak the facial mask in the mixture.
  3. Place it on your face and gently press down.
  4. Leave it on for 15-30 minutes
  5. Take it off and wash your face after 15 minutes.
  6. Follow up with serum or moisturizer.
Why It Works

Tea tree oil and witch hazel have anti-inflammatory and antioxidant properties (4), (5). They help prevent acne and keep your skin clear and healthy.

7. Aloe Vera And Chamomile Sheet Mask (For Hydrating Your Skin)

7. Aloe Vera And Chamomile Sheet Mask (For Hydrating Your Skin) Pinit

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You Will Need
  • ½ teaspoon fresh aloe vera gel
  • 1-2 drops of chamomile essential oil
  • 1 teaspoon brewed green tea (made using 2-3 green tea bags)
  • 1 cotton facial mask sheet
Method
  1. Mix all the ingredients.
  2. Pour the mixture in a clean glass plate.
  3. Place the facial mask on the plate and let it soak in the ingredients.
  4. Apply the mask to your face and leave it on for 15-30 minutes.
  5. Remove the mask and wash your face after 15 minutes.
Why It Works?

Aloe vera has a hydrating and moisturizing effect on your skin. It is rich in amino acids that keep your skin healthy (6). This sheet mask helps soften your skin.

8. Honey And Rosehip Seed Oil Sheet Mask (For Aging Skin)

You Will Need
  • ¼ cup distilled water
  • ½ teaspoon honey
  • 5-6 drops of rosehip seed oil
  • 1 cotton facial mask sheet
Method
  1. Combine all the ingredients in a bowl and mix well.
  2. Soak the cotton facial mask in the mixture.
  3. Take the mask out of the bowl and squeeze out the excess liquid.
  4. Place it on your face.
  5. Leave it on for 15-30 minutes (or longer, according to your preference).
  6. Remove the mask and wash your face with cold water.
Why It Works

Rosehip seed oil is loaded with phenolic compounds that prevent oxidative stress and, thus, slow down the skin aging process (7).

9. Chamomile And Lavender Sheet Mask (For Calming Your Skin)

9. Chamomile And Lavender Sheet Mask (For Calming Your Skin) Pinit

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You Will Need
  • 1 tablespoon dried chamomile flowers (you can also use chamomile tea as an alternative)
  • 1 cup water
  • 2-3 drops of lavender essential oil
  • 1 cotton facial mask sheet
Method
  1. Boil the water and steep the chamomile flowers in it for 5-10 minutes.
  2. Let the tea cool down before transferring it into a bowl.
  3. Add the lavender essential oil to the tea and soak the cotton sheet mask in it.
  4. Squeeze out the excess liquid and place it on your face.
  5. Leave it on for 15-30 minutes (or more, if you so desire).
  6. Remove it and wash your face with cold water.
Why It Works

Lavender has a healing effect on your skin and is excellent for healing wounds (8). Moreover, it calms your senses and leaves your mind and skin feeling refreshed.

10. Watermelon Sheet Mask (For Refreshing Your Tired Skin)

You Will Need
  • 2 tablespoons fresh watermelon juice
  • 1 tablespoon fresh aloe vera gel
  • 1 cotton facial mask sheet
Method
  1. Mix both the ingredients in a bowl and refrigerate for 15 minutes.
  2. Take it out and stir the mixture well.
  3. Soak the cotton sheet mask in it.
  4. Squeeze out the excess liquid and place it on your face.
  5. Leave it on for 15-30 minutes.
  6. Remove it and wash your face with cold water after 10 minutes.
Why It Works

This sheet mask has a cooling effect and can instantly calm down sun-damaged skin. It also contains lycopene, an antioxidant that helps in preventing skin aging (9).

Sheet masks are helpful in improving the hydration levels of your skin and work as an occlusive barrier. This barrier traps the ingredients of the skin care products you apply, allowing them to work on your skin longer and more effectively.

You can always buy pre-made sheet masks that are soaked in liquid formulas. But with DIY sheet masks, you can customize the ingredients for your specific issues. They are also extremely pocket-friendly. Try out these DIY sheet masks and let us know about your experience in the comments section below.

References

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  4. Antioxidant and potential anti-inflammatory..”, Journal of Inflammation, US National Library Of Medicine.
  5. A review of applications of tea tree..”, International Journal of Dermatology, US National Library Of Medicine.
  6. Aloe Vera..”, Indian Journal of Dermatology, US National Library Of Medicine.
  7. Anti-Inflammatory and Skin Barrier..”, International Journal of Molecular Sciences, US National Library Of Medicine.
  8. Wound healing potential of lavender..”, BMC Complementary & Alternative Medicine, US National Library Of Medicine.
  9. Development of emulsion..”, Journal of Medicinal Plants Research.
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