veganized: there's a mask for that!
Posted on September 15 2018
we've all heard the idea that we've got different skin types. because of this, it's extremely difficult to find a skin routine that always works for everyone, based on recommendations. we've curated a list of face-type-specific diy vegan face treatments that you can make in the comfort of your own home, for happier, healthier skin! check it out below:
oily and/or acne-prone skin:
for my oily skin folks, oil seems to be the 100% end all be all ingredient to avoid in facial use. however, that's only mostly true for most fatty oils. essential and carrier oils are must-have ingredients for face treatments. since oily skin tends to produce lots of sebum oil, it's best to find products and treatments that are antifungal and kill bad bacteria on the face. because of this, we recommend the following face mask recipe:
- a few drops of lavender oil (to balance the ph of your skin, and moisturize)
- a few drops of clary sage oil (to prevent excess sebum production)
- 2 teaspoons of bentonite clay (to draw out toxins)
- 1 teaspoon of water or apple cider vinegar (to activate and hold the mixture together)
stir the recipe and let it sit for 10-15 minutes. rinse after. lastly, after rinsing off the mask, it's important to moisturize the skin with lavender oil in order to bring moisture and clarity to the skin. you can almost feel the bentonite clay drawing all the gunk out of your pores and transforming your skin! this recipe is key because the bentonite clay removes toxins and exfoliated the skin, whereas the oils moisturize and balance the skin's natural oils and texture. it's important not to strive for completely matte, dry skin when you have oily or acne-prone skin, as the lack of oil in the pores signifies your skin to create more oil. this is counterintuitive.
for our dry skin folks, what's most important is that your skin is not only moisturized, but that it's also not over moisturized. oftentimes, people mistake the solution to dry skinned problems with over-moisturization. however, the solution is actually to find a happy medium! check out the recipe below:
- 1 teaspoon of honey
- 1 teaspoon of jojoba oil
- 1 teaspoon of lavender oil
stir the recipe and let it sit for 10-15 minutes. rinse after. lastly, after rinsing off the mask, it's important to moisturize the skin with lavender oil in order to bring moisture and clarity to the skin, just as shown in the previous recipe. the honey and jojoba oils in this recipe bring circulation to the skin, and help control the production of oils in the skin.
for soothing skin/tightening pores:
if your skin is easily irritated, be sure to reach for oils that are gentle. oils like tea tree oil are a must have for those that want clean, soothed skin. in addition, it’s not harsh, which is a plus! check out the recipe:
- ½ mashed cucumber
- 1 teaspoon of aloe vera oil
- 1 teaspoon of tea tree oil
stir the recipe and let it sit for 10-15 minutes. rinse after. lastly, like the other masks, after rinsing off the mask, it's important to moisturize the skin with lavender oil in order to bring moisture and clarity. the combination of cucumber and aloe vera are important for soothing the skin and tightening the pores. in addition, the tea tree oil works as an antiseptic in order to draw impurities out of the skin, and control blemishes. this is a real treat for your skin!
as the list suggests, there’s an essential oil for pretty much everything. in addition, the ingredients are right in your pantry, or medicine cabinet! we hope that you try these out and let us know how they’ve worked for you! in addition, we hope that you experiment with the essential oils from our other articles, and add to the recipes shown above.
let us know how it goes!