8 DIY Face Masks That Give You Gorgeous Skin - Joanna Vargas

8 DIY Face Masks That Give You Gorgeous Skin

Before I had a skincare salon, before I had my own skincare line and before practically anything, I used to do home made facial masks. As a little girl and into adulthood I did it old school. This is the way beauty has been done for centuries by women around the world.
The idea is that the same fresh, natural ingredients you use in your recipes can do wonders for your skin. Whole fruits and vegetables-especially those with anti-aging vitamin C-can fight free radicals, prevent wrinkles, and give you firmer, younger-looking skin. Below you will find a number of recipes and I hope you enjoy them.
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8 DIY Face Masks That Will Give You The Gorgeous Skin Of Your Dreams
Source: Women’s Health
By Maddy Zollo Rusbosin
Glow, baby, glow.
Keeping up with the all the fun face masks out there is harder than keeping up with the Kardashians. How do you try them all (and get all their glow-inducing benefits) without going totally broke?
Enter DIY face masks. Tweak what you use to suit your skin’s needs that day (dry, oily, flaky) without buying a ton of different products. Your credit card will thank you! To show you how it’s done, four natural skin experts share their favorite at-home recipes below.
For Dry Skin: Honey-Avocado Mask
The Recipe:
2 tablespoons of honey
2 tablespoons of avocado
2 tablespoon of olive oil
1 mashed mango
Mix all the ingredients together. Leave on for 15 minutes and then remove with a warm cloth.
Why It Works: “Honey is great because it is hydrating without risking a breakout,” says Joanna Vargas, celebrity facialist and founder of Joanna Vargas Salon and Skincare Collection. “Avocado is loaded with omega-3 fatty acids and B vitamins, which are incredible for your lymphatic system and restoring the skin’s lipid layer.” The mashed mango helps brighten the skin, since it’s packed with vitamin C, while the olive oil softens. Olive oil is also an anti-inflammatory that reverses the signs of sun damage.
For Combination Skin: Triple-Action Turmeric Mask
The Recipe:
1 tablespoon of organic Greek yogurt
1 teaspoon of honey
1/2 teaspoon turmeric
1 teaspoon aloe
Combine all the ingredients together and apply for 10 minutes.
Why It Works: “I call this a triple-action mask because it is anti-bacterial, anti-inflammatory, and super hydrating,” explains Vargas. “Honey and aloe are natural antiseptics, great for keeping your skin clear. Turmeric is the anti-inflammatory, and organic Greek yogurt will boost your skin’s hydration.”
For Oily Skin: Matcha Mask
The Recipe:1/4 cup cooked, plain oatmeal
1/4 teaspoon matcha powder
1/2 teaspoon of honey
Stir the ingredients together and then squeeze in fresh lemon juice, mixing until you get the right consistency for a mask. Apply the mixture to clean skin for 10 minutes. Once the time is up, wet your hands and begin massaging skin to create a light exfoliation before rinsing. Remember: If you have active acne, be extra gentle when exfoliating.
Why It Works: “Matcha is a superfood and has powerful antioxidants,” says Lamees Hamdan, M.D., founder and CEO of Shiffa. She likes applying this mask in the morning for an antioxidant boost during the day. This mask may also help reduce your skin’s sebum production.
For congested skin: Potato turmeric mask
The Recipe:
One grated white potato
One grated cucumber
A few drops of rose water
1/4 teaspoon of turmeric
Blend ingredients together and rinse after 10 minutes. Use a cloth to help make sure you get all the grated veggies off your face.
Why It Works: Like turmeric, Hamdan says that potatoes are anti-inflammatory. “Potatoes have been applied to bruises and wounds for centuries,” she says. Meanwhile, “cucumbers have a great toning effect, are hydrating to the skin, and are rich in Vitamin C.”
For dull skin: Coffee turmeric mask
The Recipe:
1 tablespoon of instant or ground coffee
1 tablespoon of powdered turmeric
1 tablespoon of Greek yogurt
Mix together. Apply it all over your face, making sure to put it under the eye area as well. Leave the mask on for 20 minutes before removing it with a warm, damp towel.
Why It Works: “The coffee in this mask is full of caffeine and antioxidants. Caffeine reduces inflammation, which includes puffy eyes, while the antioxidants will give a nice glow to the skin,” says Athena Hewett, esthetician and founder of Monastery. As for as the other ingredients? Turmeric is full of brightening vitamin C and the yogurt is filled with lactic acid AHA that smooths the skin.
For dry skin: Honey rosehip avocado mask
The Recipe:
1 tablespoon of honey
10 drops of rosehip seed oil
1/4 of a ripe avocado
Combine all the ingredients together in a food processor (this helps smooth out the avocado). Rinse the mask off after five minutes.
Why It Works: “Rosehip seed oil improves skin texture and strengthens cellular walls, and the avocado is moisturizing and calming to the skin,” says Hewett. With the extra boost of moisturizing honey, you have a thirst-quenching mask perfect for dry skin.
For dull skin: Papaya Greek yogurt mask
The recipe:
2 tablespoons of ripe, mashed papaya
1 tablespoon of full-fat plain yogurt
Mix the papaya and yogurt together and then apply it to a clean face, neck, and décolleté in gentle, upward-sweeping motions. Leave the mask on for three to 10 minutes, depending on your skin’s sensitivity. Wash off with tepid water and follow with toner and facial moisturizer.
Why It Works: “Papaya is high in vitamin C and a protein-dissolving enzyme called papain, so this mask is perfect for creating smooth, clear skin,” explains Rachel Winard, founder of Soapwalla. “Try halving the amount of papaya if you have sensitive skin or redness.”
For exfoliation: Coffee mask
The Recipe:
1 tablespoon of finely ground espresso beans
1 tablespoon of honey
1 1/2 teaspoon of aloe gel
2 1/4 teaspoon of fresh lemon juice (optional)
Blend the coffee grounds and honey together until a paste forms. Add in the aloe gel and lemon juice until everything is well combined (if you sensitive or redness-prone skin, skip the lemon juice). Very gently apply the mask to your face. Leave it on for 10 minutes before washing off.
Why It Works: “The caffeine in the coffee naturally tightens the skin while also gently exfoliating,” says Winard. “Additionally, the aloe helps calms inflammation.”
This mask is like a cool summer breeze on a hot day. Within seconds of hitting your skin it will reduce inflammation and redness, calming your complexion.
This brief video gives you some of the key ingredients and benefits that you will get from using the Euphoria Sheet Mask.

When I was testing this restorative skin treatment my clients described it as “A mind-quieting beauty ritual that treats your inner princess or prince”. This is a skin nourishing and face soothing mask that helps diffuse skin sensitivity. Smog, cigarette smoke and other pollutants can contribute to skin damage and sensitivity. Most of us can’t do anything about these external triggers that cause skin sensitivities but we can at least soothe our skin by using the Euphoria face mask.
Skincare For Sensitive Skin Made With Sodium Hyaluronate and Rose Oil
You might feel that you are not ready for a night of bright light and selfies but all I ask is that you give this a try. Skin irritation is can be minimally soothe. This face mask is packed with botanicals like aloe vera to soothe and sodium Hyaluronate which has water-retention capabilities superior to hyaluronic acid and Allantoin a comfrey plant extract that is highly regarded for its skin soothing and healing abilities. Apply the soaking face mask to your clean face allowing the proprietary ingredients to freely penetrate your skin to fully benefit your complexion.
Buy the Joanna Vargas Euphoria face mask and Calm Stressed Skin.
Key Ingredients of the Euphoria Sheet Mask:
Aloe vera, chamomile, and allantoin soothe, heal, and moisturize.
Sodium hyaluronate and vitamin B5 hydrate, repair, and create fullness.
Tremella fuciformis sporocarp extract is a jelly-like free radical scavenger with powerful antioxidant and water-retention properties.
Formulated without parabens.
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