When it comes to beauty trends sheet masks are certainly all the rage, It is hard to not open a magazine, shop a beauty store or scroll social media without seeing one. These simple masks are also super easy to make at home and will save you $$ and also you can create reusable masks which also support another cool beauty trend and that is "zero waste" Here is how to start:
Trim a piece of natural fabric such as cotton, cheesecloth, or muslin to fit the size of your face, cutting out holes for eyes, nose and mouth. (You can also use a clean, dry used mask as a pattern).
Then soak your mask in a natural solution. I like using rosewater, herbal teas, aloe vera and fruit juice but get creative and also give your skin what it needs. The purpose of a good sheet mask is to treat and hydrate your skin.
Relax and then rinse your face or simply pat dry. (Also rinse and air dry your mask and store in a clean, dry spot for future uses. I roll mine up in a bit of parchment paper to keep it clean. These cotton masks also make a nice gift.
Here is a simple recipe for a calming mask:
Chamomile Sheet Mask
For a soothing mask that calms redness. Use chamomile tea which has anti-inflammatory properties.
1 /2 cup strong chamomile tea, cooled
1 teaspoon pure honey
1 Tablespoon aloe vera gel
Stir together all ingredients. Soak a cotton mask in the solution. Wring out your mask and place on clean skin. Let sit 10-15 minutes. Remove and rinse skin and pat dry.
Yield: 4 ounces
Note: You can soak several masks in this solution and store in your refrigerator in a clean container.