I had a few days off recently, so I thought I’d try to make a DIY face mask. I always see a bunch on Pinterest and think to myself “Well, those look easy to make. Plus they say it works, so it must be good”. Except when I made my own DIY face mask, it was NOT good.
I have acne prone skin, and I kept seeing a pin for baking soda masks that work wonders. So while I was bored at home, I decided to dig out the ingredients to make my own DIY face mask. But here’s what they don’t tell you.
How to Fail a DIY Face Mask like a Pro:
I should have known it was going to be a failure when I clicked the link and there wasn’t an exact recipe. The site said things like “you need baking soda, honey, and a HALF a cup of water”. I have used a lot of face masks in my day, and none of them have EVER felt like they needed a half a cup of water. That is just crazy-town. But I got out the ingredients anyways.
I poured in the baking soda with water, honey, and apple cider vinegar, and it simply looked like runny-milk. Like runnier than milk could ever dream of being! Luckily, I have a tool from a peel-off face mask (Which I don’t recommend trying) that I could use to stir it with. So I poured out most of the water, added more baking soda, until I could reach a consistency like this.
Using my trusty tool (I’m not sure if I should call it a wand, shovel, or what?!), I scooped the runny, glue-like paste on to my skin. The baking soda felt grainy against my skin, and I was struggling to keep my DIY face mask actually on my face. But I let it dry for 10-15 minutes to see what would happen.
I will say that the mixture did, in fact, harden. And when I washed it off, it felt like an exfoliator. And after it dried, I think my skin was softer. But I will probably never do it again. Instead, I’m going to stick to these non DIY face masks for my acne prone skin:
Face Masks that are good for Acne Prone Skin:
- Dead Sea Mud Mask (Especially as a spot-treatment over night)
- Deep Purifying Bubble Mask (The bubbles go insane. It’s awesome!)
- Yes to Charcoal Mask (It also exfoliates)
- Miss Spa Facial Deep Clean (Or any that are this brand really. They’re the best!)
- Que Bella Multi-Mask Trio (My new obsession!)