Home skin care is something many of us want. You’re likely fed up of spending a fortune on spa treatments or just can’t find the time to get anything done. The great news is that home skin care treatments are growing in popularity because of this. There are now various masks that you can make yourself and others that you can buy over the counter.
Peel-off masks is beneficial for the skin for a variety of reasons. They help to exfoliate and cleanse, leaving the skin smooth and healthy. But you need to get the right options for your skin. These eight are ones that you’ll want to try from home.
Why Peel-off Masks?
But just why are peel-off masks so popular? Many of them will stick to the skin, getting into the pores. You can remove the blackheads and blemishes that plague your life. It’s possible to remove the bacteria trapped within the layers, reducing the risk of developing acne later. The exfoliation process leaves your skin feeling soft and clean.
There are also nutritional benefits. Some peel-off masks is packed with extra nutrients. It’s possible to add the antioxidants and minerals back into the skin that you’ve lost throughout the day. You can reduce the sensitivity and improve pigmentation problems. The peel masks leave the skin healthier than ever before.
Then you get the benefits of improving the look of the skin. The peel-off masks help to reduce the number of dead skin cells collecting on the top layer. You get the benefits of chemical peels and microdermabrasion without the redness. It’s possible to bring the newer cells to the surface, helping to reduce the dull, bland look on your skin.
Now it’s time to get the right types of peel-off masks. You want those that are good for the skin and will avoid tearing. Remember the face’s skin is thinner and more sensitive than the rest of your body. That means you need something suitable for this skin.
Here are eight peels off masks that you want to try at home.
Start with Activated Charcoal on Your Face
Activated charcoal is one of the most popular types of peel-off masks. You’ve likely seen Facebook videos being shared with friends and strangers trying these types of peel-off masks. While some of them look damaging, the activated charcoal is one of the most beneficial ingredients to add to your own face masks.
The charcoal may be black and gritty, but it helps to pull out the toxins from your body. It literally encourages the toxins to come out of the skin and will then pull them out when you peel-off the mask. Activated charcoal also helps to bind the dirt, pulling it from the pores. You’re not just left with smoother skin, but cleaner and healthier skin.
You can mix some activated charcoal with some gelatin. Unflavored is the best, but you can use some flavored options if you’d prefer. The gelatin fights off acne and helps to add more collagen into your skin. Not only do you get rid of the dirt, but you add more of the element that improves the flexibility and elasticity of the skin!
- 1/2tsp unflavored gelatin
- 1tbsp warm water
- 1/2tsp activated charcoal
- Mix the charcoal and gelatin together in a bowl
- Add the water and combine fully with a skewer
Make sure you wash your face first and then apply the face mask. Avoid the eyes, as the skin around here is sensitive and papery and avoid the eyebrows, otherwise you’ll lose them when you pull the mask off! If you want a deeper cleanse, apply a warm towel to your face first and help the pores open more.
Apply the mask with a brush with two layers to thicken the mask. You can just apply to the T-zone if you want to cleanse this better.
Allow the mask to dry completely. It can feel tighter on the skin. This will take time, so watch an episode of your favorite show! Once dry, peel-off from the chin upwards. In some cases, the mask will come off in little bits. Don’t bother with the smaller pieces right now; wash them off your face later.
You may have some redness or dryness afterwards, so apply some coconut oil to reduce redness and sensitivity. Coconut oil is an excellent antibacterial moisturizing cream. If you have oily skin, skip the coconut oil and use a mineral oil or your usual moisturizing cream.
If you get a lot of blackheads, use the mask once a week for best results. You can skip to just once a month if you want.
Add Vitamin C with Orange Masks
Gelatin and orange work together well for a healthy face mask. The orange is packed with vitamin C, helping to brighten the skin and boost the healthy skin cells. You can add more to your tired face instantly. Of course, the gelatin will work in the same way as the mask above. Try to use pure orange juice that you’ve squeezed for best results.
- 2tbsp unflavored gelatin
- 4tbsp orange juice
- Mix the orange juice and gelatin together in a bowl
- Place the bowl over a saucepan of water to heat the juice and dissolve the gelatin completely
- Allow the mask to cool a little, so it’s still warm but at a temperature suitable for the skin
Like with the charcoal mask, apply to a clean and dry face. You’ll want to apply three layers of this to create a good mask and allow it to dry. It doesn’t take as long to dry as the activated charcoal mask. Use a light moisturizing cream afterwards to help protect the pores and lock in the moisture.
Use the mask once a week to keep your skin clear and bright. You’ll also help to fight against the signs of aging.
Use Egg White to Reduce Whiteheads
Are you fed up of acne on your face? Egg white peel-off masks are the way to go. These involve no gelatin at all and you can add a little lemon juice to help improve the pigmentation in the skin. Egg whites are packed with protein, helping to support the production of collagen and reduce the signs of aging. They also get into the pores to cleans fully and reduce the whiteheads and blackheads forming. You’ll tighten your skin and shrink pores, leaving less space to get blocked and grow with acne-causing bacteria.
- White of 1 egg
- 1tsp lemon juice
- Mix the egg white and lemon juice together in a bowl
Apply your mixture to clean skin and use tissue paper over the top of the first layer. You can then apply another layer, almost like you’re doing paper machete over your face! The tissue paper just helps to keep the mask in place and will make removing easier.
Allow the egg white mixture to dry fully and then peel-off slowly. You’ll see the blackheads being removed. Use some lukewarm water to remove the residue and then use a moisturizer to lock in the hydration.
You’ll only need to use this mask every month or two for best results!
Mix Milk and Gelatin for Good Results
Another mixture that uses the gelatin mixes it in with milk. You can use cow’s milk, goat’s milk or even almond milk for this. Dairy is the best for the calcium and the protein, helping to boost the production of collagen and support the anti-aging elements within the skin. Milk is also packed with lactic acid, which will remove the debris and dirt from deeper layers of the skin for a deeper clean.
- 1 1/2tsp milk
- 1tbsp unflavored gelatin
- Mix the milk and gelatin together
- Using the double broiler method above, heat the two ingredients slowly so the gelatin dissolves. Allow to cool a little until just warm enough for the face.
Apply the mixture onto the face with a brush and allow it to dry fully. You can then peel-off and wash the residue off with cool water. Pat your skin dry to keep the soft feeling.
You’ll want to use the mixture once a week for best results. This will help to keep the skin clear and acne free.
Switch the Gelatin for Honey
If you want milk without the gelatin, look no further. You can switch the gelatin for honey. You’ll still get the deep cleaning benefits, but you’ll also get the added vitamin C and antioxidant benefits. Your skin will be left clean and brighter than ever. You can repair pigmentation damage, get rid of dark spots and help to improve the cell health. It’s possible to get rid of signs of aging.
On top of that, honey is packed with antiseptic properties. It can help to get rid of the bacteria, reducing the buildup that causes acne. And the two ingredients together are perfect for sensitive skin, as they add nutrients without causing harsh removal of the layers.
- 1tbsp honey
- Dash of milk
- Mix the honey and milk together to create a thick paste
Apply the mixture with a cotton ball, using some strips of cotton over the layer to help it dry. This can take 20 minutes to fully dry and then you can peel-off. You should instantly see and feel the results.
There’s no need to use all over your face. This mask works great just around the T-zone and chin to get rid of the most likely places to get blackheads and oil buildup. Make sure you use a moisturizer suitable for your skin type afterwards to help lock in the moisture.
Use Cinnamon with the Honey Instead
Skip the milk for this face mask. You want to use the honey with a bit of cinnamon to create a nutritious and cleansing peel-off face mask.
Cinnamon is a superfood. It’s packed with antimicrobial benefits and antioxidants, helping to support the health of the skin instantly. You’ll reduce the number of microbes within the pores, helping to reduce inflammation, redness and acne. The antioxidants will help to support the cell health, reducing the pore sizes and brightening the skin. Blackheads will instantly become a thing of the past.
- 1tbsp of honey
- 1tbsp of cinnamon
- Mix the two ingredients together in a bowl
Apply with cotton balls and use cotton strips across your face where you apply the mixture. The strips will help to secure the face mask, while also making it easier to pull away once the mixture has dried fully.
Like the milk and honey mixture, you don’t need to apply the mask all over the face. Stick to the T-zone, chin and other areas you usually find suffer from blackheads. This won’t just help to save time but also concentrate the power of the mixture.
Once the mixture is dried, peel-off gently and use warm water to get rid of leftover residue. You’ll want to use a light moisturizing cream on your face afterwards. A mineral oil is good for those with sensitive or oily skin. You should see instant results, with toner, brighter and clearer skin.
Create a Refreshing Cucumber Mask
Cucumber is one of those ingredients commonly overlooked, but highly beneficial for the skin. It’s 95% water, which means it’s one of the most hydrating options for the face. However, there are also antibacterial properties, which can help to kill off the buildup within the pores and reduce the reason for acne.
Many people will use cucumber over their eyes. It’s one of those ingredients that won’t cause damage to your eyes and is suitable for the skin around them. You’ll be able to reduce crow’s feet and fine lines instantly.
For this mask, though, you’ll want to use extra ingredients. Gelatin is one, which we’ve already looked at the benefits. The other is green tea, which is gentle for the skin. It has a calming nature and helps to reduce inflammation and redness. The ingredient will also help to boost the production and health of the skin cells, reducing the signs of aging and protecting against cancer.
- 1 small cucumber, washed, peeled, seeds removed
- 2 sachets of gelatin
- Half a cup of brewed green tea
- Puree the cucumber in a blender and then strain for as much of the water as possible; you can also juice
- Microwave for 30s or use the double broiler method to warm up and add the green tea
- Add the gelatin and mix to dissolve
Allow the mixture to cool, before you apply it over your face. Allow the face mask to completely dry and then peel it off gently. It can take up to 30 minutes to completely dry and become easy to peel. You’ll want to move from the chin and then upwards.
This is one of those masks that works well across the whole face. You only need to use it once a week for best results and you will need to moisturize afterwards. Even though the cucumber is packed with water, the moisturizing cream helps to lock in the hydration in your skin.
Combine Turmeric and Mint with Gelatin
Finally, make a face mask that mixes mint and turmeric with gelatin. Turmeric is one of those superfoods that offers a range of health benefits. It has more than 300 antioxidants, offering a range of benefits to your cells. Plus, despite the yellow consistency, it will brighten the skin instantly.
Meanwhile, mint helps to offer freshens the skin and helps to speed up the cell regeneration. You can reduce the signs of aging, while also helping to boost the oil production and distribution. This is especially beneficial for those with dry skin.
- 2tbsp mint leaves
- 1/2tsp turmeric
- 1tbsp gelatin
- Boil water and drop the mint leaves in, simmering for a few minutes
- Strain the leaves and keep the water
- Add the turmeric and gelatin into the water and mix to create a paste
Add the paste to your face and allow to dry for around 15 minutes. You can then peel-off from the chip upwards. Some of the mask may remain in tiny specks, but you can use cotton swabs to remove them effectively.
Wash your face afterwards to get rid of the residue and then moisturize with a light cream. You should instantly see results, especially with the removal of the blackheads.
Start Your Home Skin Care Treatments Today
There is no time like the present to start your skin care at home. Peel-off masks are extremely popular and effective. You don’t need to go to the spa. Opt for some ingredients that you will likely already have in your fridge or cupboard and make the most of nature for the health of your skin.