This weekend I decided to relax and treat myself a bit. So, I went out and bought a couple of face masks and also made some myself. I really wanted to try the black peel-off masks that are supposed to be really good for deep-cleaning your skin, so I was looking for that. I ended up buying the Bioré Self-Heating One Minute Mask at Priceline (you can get it at Ulta as well). I have also done a couple of homemade face masks which I will show you here.
Tip: Before using any face mask – boil some water, put it in a bowl and carefully give yourself a steam bath. It’ll help open up your pores which will help the face masks work better.


Bioré Self-Heating One Minute Mask

First off: This was not a peel-off mask (I’m not sure why I thought it was). However, I used it anyway and here is my experience: There are 4 single use packettes and the amount of product was just perfect for my face (I didn’t do the neck but using a thin layer, it would have been sufficient as well). It said to be applied with water because it will activate the heating-effect. It’s a very curious feeling when the product heats up. Massage it gently on to your skin and wash it off.
I decided to leave it on for about 10 minutes to let it work better. But to be honest, I have no idea whether or not that actually helped or not..
The mask was good but I’ll have to see if I can’t find one of the peel-off ones for next time.


DIY Peel-Off Face Mask (Very cheap and simple)

I know, I look ridicoulous – In the name of Beauty
Since the Bioré Face Mask wasn’t a peel-off mask I decided to go online and see if I could find a DIY peel-off mask instead. I found this VERY simple mask, where the only ingredients are:
Toilet paper
Start out with the egg-whites – put them on your face and then divide the toilet paper into individual layers and lay them on top. Gently apply another layer of egg-whites onto the toilet paper. I applied using my fingers however, it might go on smoother if you use a makeup brush (I found that the toilet paper kept sticking to my fingers in stead of my face).
Let it dry and then peel it of – starting from the bottom of your face and pulling upwards – which should help clean the pores more efficiently.
I found this mask to be really good and will definitely do it again. Originally I wanted to try the DIY Charcoal – School Glue mask however, I thought the glue might be too harsh on my skin. This Face Mask is much more gentle, which also means that it doesn’t take out as many blackheads and whiteheads as the glue-version does.
Next time, I want to try to add the charcoal powder to the egg-whites.


DIY Face Mask – My Favorite!

The last face mask is one that I have done several times. It is very simple and does wonders to my skin – AND it looks like my skin is made of diamonds when I have it on 😉 The ingredients are:
Honey – Anti-inflammatory, moisturizing and full of anti-oxidants
Sugar- Exfoliating without being too harsh
Lemon – Multiple benefits for the skin: brightening, cleansing, antibacterial etc.
These three ingredients are all very good for acne-prone skin and also aging skin.
I normally take 1 teaspoon of honey, 1-2 teaspoons of sugar and a little squeeze of lemon. I then mix it together and start applying it to my face using my fingers. I massage it for about a minute and then I let it sit for 10-15 minutes. I then wash it off and my skin is just incredibly smooth!
This is my all-time favorite face mask! When I apply it, I often also apply it to my neck, my arms, elbows and hands and then wash that off straight away.
I hope these gave you a little inspiration to your next homemade spa-treatment 🙂

– Josephine