BEAUTY TREND: Sheet mask was yesterday! Now everyone is crazy about DIY gel masks. Find out what’s behind the beauty trend here
With DIY projects you associate effort, but just as much fun and creativity. It’s also like cooking: if you do it yourself, it’s usually cheaper. That’s why we’re always happy to discover new DIY ideas. This time it is gel masks that are reminiscent of the popular sheet masks. Making face masks yourself is of course nothing new, but now they come with a new consistency and handling and with countless possible variations.
To make the masks, you need a special little machine. A mixture of water, nourishing ingredients of your choice and a collagen tablet is added to this. Then you just have to press a small button, the mask is heated and mixed and then poured into a flat face shape. After about ten minutes it has cooled down and can be removed from the mold with a small spatula and placed on the face. After 15 to 20 minutes of exposure, it is removed again and the face is rinsed with warm water.
In addition to questionable recipes with cola, glitter or jam, you will also find numerous sensible-sounding gel mask ideas. Yoghurt and aloe vera are said to relieve redness and irritation, lime to treat oily skin and coconut water to moisturize dry skin. It is important that the ingredients are pureed before they go into the machine. Normal facial care products such as serums or micellar water can also be used.
Since the purchase of a “mask maker” is not exactly cheap, it is still worthwhile after a while compared to purchased disposable masks. According to experience reports, however, it takes practice to achieve the right ratio so that the mask does not become too fluid or too thin and tear.