If you don't face mask on self-care Sunday, can you even call it self-care Sunday? Our thoughts exactly. And when you don’t feel like leaving the house on said Sunday, there are plenty of ingredients in your pantry that can do the trick just as well (if not better) than those fancy masks. We turned to Coterie member Daphne Oz for three of her favorite concoctions of all time.
3 DIY Face Masks Daphne Oz Swears By
Diy Strawberry Face Mask
Strawberries contain malic acid and tons of vitamin C, giving this mask an antioxidant boost to help fight off pollution and brighten your skin. Chia seeds are extremely gentle exfoliants and also help draw moisture into the skin allowing it to penetrate as they plump up. Bonus: It’s so natural, you could even eat the leftovers for double the benefits.
1/4 cup yogurt
1 tablespoon honey
5 strawberries, pureed in a high-speed blender
1 tablespoon chia seeds or ground flaxseed
In a small bowl, combine all the ingredients and stir to combine well. Use your fingertips to apply this scrub mask to your entire face and neck, and spend at least two minutes gently exfoliating. Then allow the mask to stay on your face for 10 to 15 minutes before removing with a warm wet washcloth.
Diy Chocolate Face Mask
Great for removing dead cells, strengthening the skin and lightening hyperpigmentation, this mask is an antiaging powerhouse. Use it to fend off wrinkles and overall dullness for a youthful complexion.
1/2 banana (mashed)
1 teaspoon softened coconut oil
1/2 tablespoon cocoa powder
In a small bowl, whisk together all ingredients until combined. Use your fingertips to apply on clean skin. Leave on for 15 minutes, then rinse with a warm wet washcloth.
Diy Cucumber Face Mask
There’s a reason cucumbers are associated with spa days—they’re super hydrating and cooling. Have red, irritated skin (cough, sunburn, cough)? Whip up this calming mask for a shot of moisture that will start the healing process.
1/2 cucumber, grated
1 teaspoon baking soda
1 teaspoon olive oil
Combine all ingredients in a small bowl. Apply a thick layer to face and let sit for 15 to 20 minutes. Afterward, remove excess cucumber and wipe face with a warm washcloth.