InTruBeauty: 2 Ingredient DIY Acne Face Mask

Thursday, April 26, 2012

2 Ingredient DIY Acne Face Mask

Face masks that you can make for yourself at home rather than buy in a store are becoming increasingly popular.  I recently read about a face mask that is supposed to dry up any acne on your face.  It takes just 2 ingredients- coconut oil and tea trea oil!

I've been reading so many of Jessica's posts on using coconut or other oils as a hair mask or face mask recently, but I haven't tried any myself before tonight.  I finally picked up a jar of coconut oil at the grocery store.  This is a product that I probably wouldn't use outside of my beauty regimen (won't be using in the kitchen) so I was glad to see that my jar of coconut oil is stable in a cool, dark environment.  I hate putting beauty products in the fridge because I feel like I forget about them there so I was thrilled that this jar can live in my bathroom closet with no problem.

All you need to do for this mask is to gather some coconut oil in your hands- it's kind of mushy and oily as you will see when you open the jar.  Rub it together in your hands and add a few drops of tea tree oil.  Apply to your face and DONE!  Leave on your skin for about 10-15 minutes and you can wash off.

The only thing I didn't like about this mask was that due to the oily nature of the ingredients, it was dripping down my face, down my neck and down my shirt.  This might best be done right after a shower when you're wearing a towel or bathrobe for this reason.  I also recommend clipping back the front of your hair so you don't get oils in your fresh and clean hair.  When your 10-15 minutes is done, take a warm wet washcloth and pat the oils off.  I for one love doing masks at night because afterwards I don't even feel the need to moisturize or apply any serums or skin products for bed time.  If your natural skin oils balance out really well after a mask, you may not feel the need to use additional skin care.  

The price of this mask is really cheap!  A bottle of tea tree oil ran me only a few bucks at Sally's Beauty Supply and I got organic coconut oil for about $7.99 for a huge jar at the grocery store.  If I utilized these 2 products only for this face mask until they were gone I would probably get 100 uses out of them- so up the value of that in your head...pretty cheap!

Yours in Beauty, 

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