Sheet masks are very much ‘in’ thing nowadays!
Many celebrities have been faulting their sheet mask looks every now and then on their social media accounts.
Sheet masks can be applied before makeup, after makeup or whenever your skin needs hydration.
Market based sheet masks are very costly and laden with chemicals.
Instead you can make your own sheet masks at home with your own preferred natural ingredients.
How to make sheet mask?
You just need two things;
- Ready made compressed sheet mask sheets or homemade sheet masks &
- Home made face serum
Ready made compressed sheet masks or homemade sheet masks:
You can purchase them online here. Or if you wish you can create your own.
Here is how to prepare a homemade sheet for our sheet mask?
- Take a thin muslin cloth or a cotton cloth.
- Place it over your face and with a sketch pen make outline of your face.
- Tick places where you need openings such as, eyes, nostrils and lips.
- Make around 1 inch cuts near jaw lines to adjust the mask.
- Cut this clothe where we outlined our face.
- Make small horizontal cuts at nostrils and lips.
- Make round cuts at eyes.
And our homemade sheet is ready!
The most important part in a sheet mask is the serum.
You can prepare this serum at home with different ingredients and store it in a pet container, which is easy to carry while traveling.
To make our homemade sheet mask serum, I am giving you a basic template. According to this template you can choose your own preferred ingredients and customize your own serum.
The Serum should have,
Base Oil part (some light oil which is easy to absorb)
With comedogenic rate of 0 to 2
- Argan oil
- Hemp seed oil
- Red raspberry seed oil
- Squalene or Squalane oil
- Sunflower oil
- Black raspberry seed oil
- Camellia oil
- Castor oil
- Grape-seed oil
- Hazel nut oil
- Meadow foam seed oil
- Pomegranate oil
- Rose hip seed oil
- Sea buckthorn oil
Optional oil part (Hydrating oils)
With comedogenic rate of 2 to 4
- Tamanu oil
- Sweet almond oil
- Pumpkin seed oil
- Jojoba oil
- Apricot kernel oil
- Cumin seed oil
- Carrot seed oil
- Olive oil
- Evening primrose oil
- Coconut oil
Base water part
- Aloe vera gel
- Rice water
- Any Hydrosol / floral water
Optional water part
- Green tea
- Flower infused teas
- Fruit juices
- Vegetable juices
You can choose any of your preferred essential oil here. Just make sure it is suiting your purpose.
- If you are suffering from acne prone skin you can use Tea tree essential oil.
- If you want to boost blood circulation then you can add Peppermint, Cinnamon or Ginger essential oil.
- If you want to soothe your inflamed skin then you can add Lavender or Chamomile essential oil.
- You can refer to my blog about essential oils here.
So the ratio of each ingredients should be;
- 3-4 tbsp base water part
- 1 tbsp optional water part
- 1/2 to 1 tsp of base oil part
- 1/4 tcp optional oil part
If you are using mild essential oils such as lavender or chamomile then add 3 to 5 drops and if you are using strong essential oils such as tea tree or cinnamon then add 1 to 2 drops.
*You can any day skip the optional parts and make your serum with the base parts.
For this sheet mask serum I have taken,
- 3 tbsps of freshly extracted aloe vera gel (Base water part)
- 1 tbsp of green tea (Optional water part)
- *I am skipping the base oil part here but you can add 1/2 tsp of base oil from the options I have given you.
- ¼ tbsp of almond oil (Optional oil part)
- 3 drops of witch hazel (*Optional)
- Stir and mix well.
In the end, I have added 2 drops of peppermint essential oil.
I have chosen peppermint essential oil for its cooling property. It gives a tingling feeling on the skin which gives a nice plump skin) Mix the essential oil properly and our homemade serum is ready!
Now, soak a compressed sheet mask completely into the serum and apply it on your face.
Keep this sheet mask at least for 20 minutes to half an hour.
In between if the sheet mask gets dry you can dab a cotton soaked in the serum and re apply the serum on the mask.
After half an hour take out the mask and massage your face so that the excess serum gets absorbed into your skin.
Soak the excess serum with a dry tissue.
You can fill the excess serum in an airtight container and store it in the fridge.
The sheet mask will leave you with a glowing plump fresh looking skin.
Follow it with your homemade face cream.
To know how you can prepare your own face creams at home I have attached my videos about making different types of homemade face creams for different skin types below.