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DIY At-Home Facial Masks

Apr 08, 2013

Whether you're hanging out with nothing to do, having a sleepover with friends or need to refresh your skin and feel great, raid the fridge and pantry and make your own at-home facial mask.

It's Easy to DIY!

cucumbers and a homemade facial maskDon't worry how silly you may look! Just place cucumbers over your eyes, and relax while the mask does the hard work

Embrace your inner mad scientist and concoct a homemade facial mask. Try one of these great recipes,depending on your skin type.

  • HYDRATING: This mask can be used whenever your skin needs freshening up. Like when you're coming out of winter hibrenation or after a day of tanning or outdoor sports.  1 teaspoon mashed banana, 1 teaspoon rolled oats, 1/2 teaspoon milk, 1/2 teaspoon softened (slightly warmed) honey
  • REDUCE PUFFINESS: After pulling an all-nighter or eating too many salty snacks, your skin may appear puffy. Give your skin a wake-up call with some coffee! 4 tablespoons finely ground coffee, 4 tablespoons of unsweetened cocoa powder, 4 tablespoons olive oil, 2 tablespoons of lemon juice
  • OILY SKIN: Milk of Magnesia is pure magnesium, which is the essential ingredient in the clay used for clay masks. To treat oily skin, apply milk of magnesia to face as a mask. Let it harden, then rinse clean to eliminate that oily sheen and reduce the risk of pimples.
  • SENSITIVE SKIN: If your skin is sensitive and gets blotchy or irritated, try this soothing recipe to even out your skin tone. 1 tablespoon Greek yogurt, 1 teaspoon honey, warmed and softened

How-To:

Apply facial mask with fingertipsSmooth it on!Courtesy of Top TV Stuff

Always clean your face with a gentle cleanser like Cetaphil or Pond's Cold Cream before applying a mask. Tie hair back to avoid getting the mask in your hair or sticking your hair to your face. Mix ingredients together and smooth onto your face, then relax! Apply cool cucumber slices to your eyes if you need to reduce puffiness. Leave mask on for 5 minutes, then rinse with warm water and finish with a moisturizer. Use a facial mask once a week to keep your skin cleansed and looking great. 

Have Your Say

Will you try making your own face mask? let us know in the comments section below.

 

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Dear Dish-It In The Forums

bookwormlestrange
I don't have ADHD, but I know plenty about it. One of my friends has ADHD and Tourette's, and the teachers were always turds about it. Anyway, i think that a good way to deal with ADHD acting up is either changing medication or trying to eat foods or drinks with caffeine. I'm not sure if it works for you, but a lot of people with ADHD have seen significant improvements after putting caffeine in their systems. If your friends are acting like turds, you need better friends. I hope my advice helps.
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SmartSunnyShadow
I have one so annoying sister, that it feels like I have 200 of them, oh my god. She's pounding on the door right now, HELP! 
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SmartSunnyShadow
Dad, obviously. I can't even explain what he does to me!
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SmartSunnyShadow
Well, if they are your BFFs, they shouldn't be teasing you to make you feel bad. Me, and my BFFs tease each other all the time playfully, but I understand that this is different, and if it's making you feel bad it isn't playful at all.   Maybe your eldest friend is having some trouble with family issues, bad grades, body changes, etc. It's okay to be angry, so maybe you should leave her space for a few days, and see if it turns better. If it isn't, then try to first make her calm down. Then, make her talk to you about why she is so angry and ask if you can try to help. If nothing turns out better, tell her that you feel uncomfortable, and you want her to talk to you.  For your 3rd eldest friend, support her as much as possible, and stand up for her in this terrible situation. If you are all BFFs, then you should all be very close and comfortable around each other, and the fight shouldn't last long. If not, they are not your real friends, and you have to go on without them. I have tons of advice on how to make new friends, so just ask me if you want to know. Your 2nd eldest friend seems to be the main problem.  First of all, tell her to stop, and say how you don't like her bullying you. You must say what she is doing wrong, and how it makes you feel. If she doesn't care, tell her you're serious, and you hate what she is doing to you. If it continues, ignore what trash she is saying, and just simply walk away. Focus on other things that will help make you feel better. Remember, all she is is a person, and it's up to you to act appropriately.  Stay positive, and calm. Focus on other things, and if she continues, tell her that you can all be friends and you miss her. Go get another friend to stand up with you, and tell her that you will report to an adult if she won't stop. She may be your friend, but she deserves it. I told on my BFF when she was mean, so it's all okay now.  If all else fails, get a trusted adult, and hang out with nicer friends. Your other friends will learn from their mistakes. If not, warn them, and give them a sincere kindness note of how you miss being friends. Then, also give one to the bully.
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AnnaOfExquizurd
Yeah, @CyclonicBass the best option really is to find a girl with a quirky personality. Become friends with her. Possibly, over time, she'll grow close to you and accept a request to be with you. Hope it goes well!
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