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DIY Sheet Mask

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Are you and your skin missing your cosmetic acupuncture treatments during this time of social distancing? Did you run out of your favorite sheet mask while in quarantine?  Have no fear, now you can make your own reusable sheet mask and keep your skin glowing and youthful from the comfort of your home! 

I have honestly never been a big fan of sheet masks. Most of them seem to be overpriced, sticky and filled with synthetic ingredients- no thanks! Now that I found a way to make my own I must admit that I am loving them! 

What you’ll need: A clean t-shirt, green tea (or camomile), rosewater (or your favorite toner), essence (an essence is a concentrated formula that specifically targets wrinkles, fine lines, and dull and uneven skin tones) & vitamin c serum. 

Ingredient benefits: 

Green tea: fights signs of aging, brightening 

Camomile tea: calms the skin & reduces redness 

Rosewater: controls oil while hydrating, cleansing & soothing skin 

Essence: hydrates & boosts natural glow 

Vitamin c serum: promotes bright, even & hydrated skin

STEPS

  1. Draw an outline of a sheet mask on your clean t-shirt. It doesn’t have to be perfect! 

  1. Cut out the eyes & mouth but leave the nose on as a flap! 

  1. Brew tea, then add some cold water (to cool it down) 

  1. Add 10 sprays of toner & 3 sprays of essence to the mixture 

  1. Place mask in mixture and let soak for a few minutes 

  1. Take mask out and squeeze out excess liquid 

  1. Add 3-5 drops of vitamin c serum to the mask 

  1. Lay down, put mask on & relax for about 15 minutes (I know this picture is creepy haha)! Ps. My advice would be to make the mouth closer to the nose and make it a little bit smaller. The nice thing about sheet masks is that you can mold them to fit your face even if you make the holes too big or too far apart!

Once you take the mask off, place it into a mesh laundry bag and throw it into your next load! This mask is a cheap and easy form of self-care that we all need right now! If you don’t have all of the ingredients at home right now here are some other things that you can use- vegetable glycerine, distilled water, other teas, honey, essential oils, rice water, oats, etc! You can place your mask and mixture in the refrigerator for a refreshing/ cool sheet mask. If you don’t want to draw the mask all on your own you can look up a free template online, there are plenty out there. You can also purchase pre-cut facial paper for sheet masks on amazon! 

I hope that you all try and love this mask!

-Kylee, LBHF Acupuncturist

Disclaimer: I learned how to make this mask from cocokind founder Priscilla Tsai!