Planning the Perfect Girls’ Night

DIY Facial Masks

Nothing beats a night in with the girls, enjoying wine, a movie/TV show, and facial masks. Making and applying masks is a great bonding activity. However, nothing ruins the fun faster than runny masks. Here are some tips to ensure your masks are properly formulated to make skin appear radiant once removed.

Make Your Own Facial Masks at Home

Before getting started, pull back your hair and put on a comfortable t-shirt on which you don’t mind getting facial material. Indulge in a little wine and gab with your favorite gals first before you dive into making masks – it’ll get the conversation started and flowing throughout your activity.

Next use a gentle cleanser to clean excess skin, sweat and dirt off your face. This allows the face mask to work more effectively. Wet your face with warm water and apply cleanser in a circular motion; rinse when finished.

Create a homemade scrub devoid of chemicals by mixing natural ingredients, many of which can be found in your own kitchen cupboards! Use the following for different types of skin:

Dry skin: Mix one teaspoon olive oil, one teaspoon honey and one teaspoon of ground almonds

Oily skin: Mix one teaspoon water, one teaspoon sugar and one teaspoon honey

Normal skin: Mix one teaspoon milk, one teaspoon oatmeal and one teaspoon honey

Have a friend apply your facial mask once you’ve created your mix – all you need is your wine glass in hand and a juicy story to share! Once all masks have been applied, let them set in for a while so your skin absorbs the nutrients.

Rinse your face with lukewarm water to remove the scrub, but make sure to do it carefully to avoid getting the scrub mix in your eyes, mouth or up your nose. Gingerly wipe around the eyes in a downward motion. Pat dry and wipe with a soft towel to remove stubborn bits of the mask.

Next, apply toner using ingredients you can find at home. Toning will close your pores, keeping dirt and other debris out. Start with a splash of water to the face and wipe it dry. You can make a simple toner mix out of the following:

  • Witch hazel
  • Rosewater
  • One teaspoon apple cider vinegar mixed in with one teaspoon cool water

Once applied, use your favorite moisturizer. Jojoba oil, aloe, coconut oil or argan oil are great options. While you may want to segue into putting on makeup with your girlfriends it’s best to wait! Your skin will be sensitive after your facial and the makeup in chemicals can irritate the skin. Enjoy your face’s au naturale look for the time being.

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