Fun DIY Colorful Face Masks for a Girl's Night In


By Alexa Santory

 

Here at Belle Bar, we’re big fans of the whole concept of DIY and in the spirit of keeping your skin hydrated and happy this fall, we’re blessing you with some more of our favorite DIY face masks you can make at home! The best part? Each mask is as colorful as it is beneficial!

 

Mask the Rainbow!

Masking is one of the best ways to reintroduce moisture into your skin during the colder months. Give your skin the stuff it deserves by trying one of these colorful DIY masks! Did we mention they’re all natural? We wouldn’t be putting you on otherwise! On your next self-care day, try one of these super hydrating, multi-colored masks! Chances are you already have some of the ingredients in your kitchen.

Moisturizing Blueberry Mask

 

What you’ll need:

1 ¼ cup of pureed fresh blueberries

½ cup of organic whole milk

½ cup of oatmeal (blended to a powder)

⅛ cup of extra virgin olive oil

⅛ cup of raw honey

How to make it:

Simply mix all the ingredients together and apply it to clean, toned skin for up to 15 minutes. Rinse off, then moisturize!

Why we love it:

Blueberries are a bonafide super food. Eating them does some pretty incredible things for our brains, and using them in a mask does some pretty incredible things for our skin. That distinct blue color means they’re packed with phytonutrients, special nutrients that offer protection to our insides and outsides. They have vitamins A, C, and E, all of which keep the skin healthy and plump. They’re also packed with antioxidants, which reduce free radical damage and protect the skin against signs of aging and other cell damage.

The lactic acid in milk (the same stuff your muscles make during an intense workout) helps heal and hydrate the skin, making it the perfect ingredient to repair chapped, fall skin. Oatmeal is the ultimate skin soother, known to ease issues like eczema and rosacea. It’s super anti-inflammatory so it’ll help heal any redness your skin might be experiencing. Olive oil is full of healthy fatty acids and antioxidants that keep the skin looking plump and youthful. Last, but certainly not least, honey ties it all together with its natural humectant properties. This mask is moisture in steroids, tbh. It’s sure to leave your skin looking and feeling smoother, plumper, and more radiant!

Egg White and Red Wine Mask

 

What you’ll need:

1 egg white

1 tablespoon of honey

1 tablespoon of red wine

How to make it:

Gently (because you don’t wanna whip the egg white!) mix the ingredients together until they’re well combined and smooth. Apply the mixture to clean, toned skin, and leave it on for 15 minutes. Rinse it off with warm water then moisturize!

Why we love it:

Pop the cork and get into this indulgent, deep red face mask that’s gonna protect and hydrate your skin in ways you won’t believe. Egg whites are a humectant, meaning they attract a high amount of moisture. They’re also super high in protein, specifically a special protein called albumin, which helps to tone the skin and reduce the appearance of signs of aging! Honey is another humectant with some bomb antibacterial properties, so it’ll fight off any lingering nasties that are trying to wreak havoc on your face. Then, of course, there’s red wine, which contains an antioxidant called resveratrol, which has some serious anti-aging and anti-inflammatory properties. It’s also highly oxygenating, so it’ll make your skin look brighter and tighter! Cheers to that!

 

Banana, Honey and Lemon Mask

 

What you’ll need:

1 ripe banana

1 tablespoon of honey

10 drops of fresh lemon juice

How to make it:

In a bowl, mask the banana until smooth, and then add in the honey and lemon juice. Mix the ingredients together until they’re well blended. Apply the mask to clean, toned skin for 15 minutes. Wash it off with warm water then moisturize.

Why we love it:

This mask is a great skin balancer and an even better option for people with oilier skin. Bananas have a ton of potassium and vitamin A, E, and C, which keep the skin hydrated and protect skin from signs of aging. The vitamin C in bananas also helps brighten the skin! Bananas have some amazing anti-inflammatory properties too. Did you know if you rub the inside of a banana peel on a mosquito bite, it’ll stop the itching?? The more you know! Honey, of course, provides intense moisture, while also protecting the skin from breakouts and other bacteria from lurking on your skin. Lemon juice is a natural skin brightener. The high vitamin C content in lemons helps fade scarring and reduce hyperpigmentation. It also has antibacterial properties to help fight breakouts! If you’re experiencing oily, breakout prone skin this fall, this is the mask for you!

Belle Bar’s Serengeti Papaya Ultra Illumination Mask

What you’ll need:

1 teaspoon of the mask powder

1 teaspoon of water, OR aloe vera, OR honey

How to make it:

Mix the mask power with your water or fresh ingredient until it’s combined into a spreadable paste. On clean, toned skin, apply the mask and leave it on for 20 minutes. Rinse it off with warm water, scrubbing as you go. Pat dry and moisturize!

Why we love it:

This bright orange mask is one of our best sellers (and one of my faves) for a reason: it really, really works! Papaya is a superfruit filled with alpha hydroxy acids (those AHAs people are always talking about), which help to gently slough off dead skin cells and reveal a brighter, healthier layer of skin. It’s also excellent for fading acne scars and hyperpigmentation. Papaya is also super effective at fighting bacteria that causes breakouts, making this a great mask for those of us who experience an annoying pimple or 4! We added turmeric, another skin brightener that’s full of anti-inflammatory properties. It’s great for evening out the skin tone and tightening the pores. Rice flour and sweet almond oil work to brighten the skin, too! We also added rosehip, a bomb ingredient for evening the skin tone. It also has anti-aging properties and reduces the appearance of fine lines. We added ground almonds for texture and an exfoliation aspect. These help get rid of dead skin cells too and act as the exfoliator when you wash it off! Lemon peel and tomato also help fade scarring and help brighten the skin. I stand behind this mask 1000%. One use and my skin was bright and hydrated. Always make sure to tone after using Serengeti -- the turmeric tends to leave behind some residue but it’s all well worth it!


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