This DIY Lush face mask recipe will make your fall in love with your face again. With just a handful of ingredients, this homemade face mask is a simple way to get clear, dewy, and glowing skin.
I love trying new skin care products, but my sensitive skin isn’t as forgiving in this season of life as it used to be in my 20s and early 30s. Products made with harsh chemicals end up leaving me with a rash and itchy skin.
Thankfully, though, there are some all-natural brands that offer some of the best natural skin care products that leave my face soft, clear and dewy. One of those brands is Lush which has a wide selection of fresh, handmade products.
One of my favorite Lush products to clean my face naturally is their face mask. Face masks are wonderful. No matter which skin issue you’re fighting—large pores, acne, fine lines, dry skin, or uneven skin tone—there’s a mask that can help.
Now, with that being said, I have to admit that I’m still a DIY, homemade kind of girl at heart. And while using a store brand product is oh, so convenient, I miss mixing my own skin care concoction in my kitchen. I love being able to tweak the ingredients and the amounts to suit my particular skin care needs.
And, let’s just be honest here for a moment—even those “natural” products big companies make can have an unfamiliar ingredient in it that can still irritate ultra-sensitive faces (like mine). Also, making your own DIY face mask like Lush can save you money in the long run (it’s about 12 bucks for a 2-ounce tub at Lush).
You can get clear, glowing skin by using a simple homemade face mask. And you likely have many of the ingredients already at home.
Make a Face Mask at Home for Glowing Skin
My plan was to make a DIY face mask like Lush and use it for one week. I would then compare these results to my results from using my Star Anise sheet mask.
That sheet mask gave me an instant glow so I was hoping for similar results from the DIY Lush face mask. I was also hoping to see a noticeably brighter skin tone that screamed healthy and youthful.
With this plan in mind, I began my research for the best DIY face mask ingredients. I also searched for face masks good for acne and oily skin. My search led me to create two DIY Lush recipes to make a face mask at home.
Which DIY Lush Recipe Should I Use?
Two very popular Lush face masks are the Lush Cupcake mask and the Lush Oatfix mask. One targets oily, acne-prone skin and the other targets dry skin in need of hydration.
Even if you’ve never tried to make a face mask at home before, you can make the best homemade face mask with these DIY Lush recipes.
So, for acne prone skin or for oily skin, try the DIY Lush Cupcake mask recipe (below). I found it to be the best homemade face mask for this skin type.
If you need more hydration because your skin tends to be dry, my DIY Lush Oatfix mask recipe is for you. However, I found that my skin benefits from both masks, with both helping to balance out my skin. So, I alternate between the two masks for glowing skin that’s hydrated, soft and dewy.
How often should you do face masks? Depending on your skin’s needs, two-to-three times a week is a good rule of thumb.
How to Make a DIY Lush Face Mask at Home
So just how do you make a homemade face mask like Lush? It’s easy. Just grab the ingredients and a bowl and in about 5 minutes, you’ll have a DIY face mask your skin will love.
DIY Lush Cupcake Face Mask Recipe
This is one of the face masks good for acne. Its simple and pure ingredients will leave you with a clean face naturally.
DIY Lush Cupcake Face Mask Recipe
- 1 tsp Fuller's Earth
- 1 tsp Sandalwood powder
- 1/2 tsp vanilla extract
- 1 tsp Manuka honey
- 1 tbsp glycerin
- 1 drop peppermint essential oil
- rosewater enough to form a creamy paste
- Add all ingredients to a clean bowl and mix well until smooth and creamy. Apply to skin.
DIY Lush Oatfix face mask
If you need more hydration for your skin, try my DIY Lush Oatfix face mask for dry skin. It’s one of the best homemade face masks I’ve tried.
About The Ingredients
Fuller’s Earth – Also known as Multani Mitti, this clay cleanses and exfoliates the skin, helps manage oil production, and unclogs pores.
Sandalwood Powder – from the sandalwood tree, which is grown in parts of Indian and Australia, this powder is known to reduce wrinkles and signs of aging, prevent acne, exfoliate the skin, and remove blemishes.
Cacao – while great in smoothies, studies show applying raw cacao gives you a lot of the same benefits as eating it. It has high levels of antioxidants which protect and repair the skin from damage and premature aging.
Glycerin – this clear liquid acts like a humectant which helps in minimizing the amount of water loss due to evaporation from oily skin. It hydrates the skin by attracting water to the skin’s outer layer.
Vanilla – the aroma alone makes you feel calm and lifts your mood. It’s also very beneficial for your skin. Vanilla soothes and calms irritated skin and helps to protect against free radical damage.
Manuka Honey – produced by bees that feed on the manuka shrub of New Zealand, this raw honey is known to promote healing of acne, hydrate the skin and moisturize it.
Peppermint – this oil has been used to calm, soften and tone the skin. It’s also been used to reduce blackheads and help prevent acne.
How To Use
Apply the face mask to clean skin (try using this DIY Facial Cleanser) using a facial brush or your fingers. Allow mask to sit on face for up to 15 minutes then rinse with cool water.
You may experience a slight tingle from the mask which is normal. However, wash the mask off immediately if it becomes irritating to your skin. Follow with a toner like the Star Anise skin tightening toner and an anti-aging moisturizer.
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