How to make a moisturising face mask at home?

Whether your skin is in crisis, in need of hydration or just wants to glow, turn to a face mask is always a good idea! To be applied once or twice a week, a face mask should be part of your beauty routine for an instant "beautiful skin" effect and a perfect cocooning moment. At Oh My Cream, we obviously like to tell you about our favourite products, but it is also important for us to accompany you in your desires and convictions. So if homemade is your thing, here's a little guide to making a delicious homemade face mask. But if you lack the motivation, you should know that we obviously offer face masks with almost homemade formulas :)

Face mask: a gesture not to be neglected in your beauty routine

Purifying, soothing, firming, radiance masks... It's easy to get lost when faced with a multitude of choices. In fact, there are as many masks as there are problems and skin types. And to top it all off, when you feel your skin is in crisis, you have the impression that you need almost all of them to target your little skin problems one by one... 

What if we went back to basics? Because the secret of beautiful skin is above all good hydration ! So, in addition to a complete routine adapted to your skin type, opt for the moisturising face mask. This is a basic product that you should always have on hand and apply once or twice a week. Don't have one? Don't worry, we've put together a guide to homemade face masks, so you can make your own with the ingredients you have on hand ;-)

Homemade face mask: the ingredients to rely on

The advantages of the homemade face mask 

One of the advantages of the homemade face maskOne of the advantages of a homemade face mask is obviously that you know perfectly well the formula of the treatment you are about to apply to your skin. But be careful: just because an ingredient is natural does not mean it is safe: very sensitive skin, for example, should avoid powerful natural exfoliants such as lemon or certain essential oils.

Another obvious advantage of the homemade face maskis the small savings you make. But here again, be careful: we advise against making your own mask in large quantities for several uses. Without preservatives, the formula can quickly turn sour.

The best face mask recipes to make at home 

The classic honey and olive oil moisturising face mask: 

  • Honey: moisturizing, antibacterial, healing, soothing and softening actions
  • Olive oil: nourishing, antioxidant, regenerating, soothing and softening actions

Mix one tablespoon of honey with one tablespoon of olive oil and mix until you get a homogeneous paste. Apply a thick layer and leave for 20 minutes. 

Result: Your skin is soft, nourished and purified. You feel supple and comfortable again.

The homemade anti-redness face mask with cucumber: 

  • Cucumber: moisturising, purifying, soothing and healthy-looking

Peel the cucumber and mash the flesh to a paste. Keep two slices to put on the eyes to decongest the eyes. Apply the paste in a thick layer and leave for 15 minutes.

Result: Bye bye redness! Your complexion is beautifully moisturised, your pores are tightened and your skin feels wonderfully fresh.

Rich face mask with avocado and banana: 

  • Avocado: nourishing, soothing and protective actions
  • Banana: nourishing, regenerating and softening actions 

Mash half a banana and half an avocado to a puree. You can add honey for a smoother texture. Apply the mixture and leave for 10 minutes.

Result: The perfect blend to restore your hydrolipidic film. Your skin is intensely nourished, supple and soothed.

Homemade face mask with honey and lemon: 

  • Honey: moisturizing, antibacterial, healing, soothing and softening actions
  • Lemon: exfoliating, brightening, antibacterial, antioxidant action

Mix a tablespoon of honey and add squeezed lemon juice until you get a smooth paste. Apply to your face and leave for 15 minutes.

Result: Your complexion is radiant and your skin texture naturally smoothed. A healthy glow is guaranteed.

The anti-aging egg face mask: 

  • Egg white: purifying, antioxidant, smoothes skin texture and tightens pores
  • Olive oil: nourishing, antioxidant, regenerating, soothing and softening actions
  • Lemon: exfoliating, brightening, antibacterial, antioxidant action

Beat one egg white until frothy. Add half a lemon and a teaspoon of olive oil. Apply and leave on for 20 minutes.

Result: Your skin feels regenerated, your pores are tightened and your skin feels supple and comfortable.

What about a moisturising face mask to buy at Oh My Cream?

If you are looking for perfect compositions but don't have the time for a little DIY workshop, you can bet on our face mask. Here are our must-try treatments!

Moisturizing Mask, Suzanne Kaufmann An intensely nourishing mask that softens, repairs and smoothes the features for a plump skin!

SOS Mask, Oh My Cream Skincare A soothing oatmeal mask with an ultra-comforting cream texture that reduces redness and discomfort for soothed, soft skin.

Aura Manuka Honey Mask, Antipodes A creamy manuka honey mask that gently cleanses and purifies while intensely moisturising the skin to combat blemishes and a blotchy complexion.

Empreinte Hydro Gel Mask with Hyaluronic Acid, Bioeffect A patch mask that impregnates all the layers of the skin with hyaluronic acid and increases the effectiveness of the EGF serum tenfold for hydrated, plump and radiant skin.

Resurfacing Mask, Tata harper A 100% radiance mask with enzymes and pink clay to gently exfoliate all skin types and restore a radiant complexion.