Réjeanne Natural face masks recipes
Lingerie — 14 September 2019

Natural face masks recipes

Skin can be a real concern for most of us. Skin ageing, redness, acne, dryness… Because of the many skin models smoothed by Photoshop and Instagram filters, it has gotten even worse. When you have an imperfection, it’s all you see anymore. To a point where it can become an obsession! We buy tons of cosmetics in the hope of overcoming our skin issues, which are unfortunately aggravated by stress, a lack of sleep, urban pollution and our eating habits.

You wanted some good news? There are always solutions for a real long term effect on our skin. They can be found in natural cosmetics, which is increasingly popular and 100% approved by Réjeanne, since, like our period panties, it is as good for you as it is for the planet!

Here are our 5 recipes for homemade face masks, made with natural ingredients that you can easily find. In addition, they are tested and approved for all skin types!

The special pre-period-week mask

Obviously, this is the one that interests us the most. At the end of the cycle just before our next period, the sebaceous glands on the face (which produce sebum) are often overactive. They can make the skin oily, which easily attracts bacteria. That’s where the pimples that we get once a month come from…! A mask a few days before our period can then purify the skin and avoid pimples. For that you’ll need:

  • Green clay or bentonite for their detoxifying and purifying properties
  • Powdered activated vegetable charcoal, also very purifying
  • Cider vinegar (preferably organic), for its astringent qualities

Mix two tablespoons of clay (be careful not to use a metal spoon because the metal can alter its properties) and half a teaspoon of vegetable charcoal. Dilute the mixture with cider vinegar. If you have very sensitive skin, replace the vinegar with rose or lavender floral water.

Apply a thick layer to the face and leave to rest for 10 to 15 minutes, then rinse. Do NOT wait until the clay dries to avoid drying your skin completely! Also remember to quickly moisturise and nourish your face as you do every day, to finish protecting your skin well!

The SOS Acne Mask

We’re not going to blame you. We know you’re trying to eat healthy. But sometimes, the call of pleasure is stronger, and we crack. A meal. A second one. Sometimes a little more. Sometimes it’s because we’ve been partying quite a bit. It happens! And unfortunately, our skin doesn’t like it very much. The mask we offer is effective in situations of crisis, but also for those who have relapses in recurring ways. And no, we are definitely not all on an equal footing. The advantage is that it is effective on all types of acne, cystic or microcystic. It is also effective on oily or combination skin.

For this mask, you will need:

  • Moroccan rhassoul powder (softening, clarifying and purifying properties)
  • Aloe vera gel (astringent, healing and pore tightening action)
  • Vegetable oil of black cumin, hazelnut or jojoba (all three are sebum-regulating, yet nourishing)
  • Tea tree essential oil (purifying and..? purifying). If you have already tried tea tree and are not satisfied with it, you can replace it with real lavender essential oil or ravintsara (this one is very powerful against acne, be a bit more careful with the quantities).

Mix three tablespoons of rhassoul with a teaspoon of aloe vera gel, a tablespoon of vegetable oil and 3 drops of tea tree or lavender essential oil. Apply to the face and leave on for 10 to 15 minutes before rinsing.

The special Sunday cocooning mask

Ah, this blessed day that is Sunday… We love it, and at the same time it despairs us: we know that it does not last and that the week will resume far too quickly. So, on Sunday evenings, to fight against depression, you want to pamper yourself. And for that, we found the most comforting and moisturising mask that is perfectly adapted to the situation.

You will need:

  • A ripe half avocado or a small banana (or even both), depending on what you have in your kitchen (both are rich in good fats and have soothing and nourishing properties for the skin)
  • Argan vegetable oil (antioxidant and moisturising). If you have very dry skin, you can choose coconut oil, which is even more nourishing (but not suitable for combination and oily skin).
  • Honey – all work but we recommend Manuka honey which is expensive but very beneficial for the skin (antiseptic and moisturising properties)

Crush the half avocado or banana with a fork. Add a teaspoon of argan oil and a teaspoon of honey. Mix well and apply to your face. Put on an episode of Friends or a good movie (we’ll come back to you soon with our top 10 rom-coms…). After the first episode or 20 minutes into the movie, you can go rinse off. Then you can go back to the second episode (they go at least by pair, we know…) or continue your movie. And you’re welcome!

The exfoliating and radiance mask

When you don’t have the chance to see the sun as often as you want and live in the grey for 8 months of the year, it’s not easy to look radiant. And sometimes we miss it. So, for the tanning, we’re not really going to be able to help you. What we CAN do, is give you a pretty glow that will give your skin a little smile. Small detail, this mask is to be done in the evening before bedtime, not during the day, and even less before sun exposure!

To do this, you will need:

  • Pink clay (soothing, relaxing and purifying)
  • Lemon (purifying and antioxidant)
  • Honey

Mix two tablespoons of pink clay with the juice of half a lemon. Add a teaspoon of honey. You will notice a small reaction, the mixture starts to foam slightly, it is completely normal. Apply to your face and leave on for 15 minutes if you have normal to combination skin, 10 minutes if you have dry skin. You may feel a slight tingling sensation, completely normal! And then you can rinse it off.

The express moisturising mask

This one is our favourite. There’s not much more to say.

You’ll need:

  • Half a yoghurt (nourishing properties)
  • A piece of cucumber when it is the season, if not replace it with a banana (do we really need to praise the moisturising properties of cucumber? And the comforting virtues of bananas?)
  • Sweet almond vegetable oil (moisturising and softening, as well as smelling good)

If you make this mask during cucumber season, cut it into a quarter and mix it. Mix it with the yoghurt and a few drops of vegetable oil. Apply to face and leave on for 15 to 20 minutes, then rinse. Well, then if you want to eat it, it’s your choice, but we don’t recommend it.

With all this, you’re ready to face all types of skin problems! The hormones should just behave. We’re already seeing you strutting around in your Réjeanne period panties with your colourful mixtures spread on your face. And you’re quite right. Life is much more fun when you take the time to take care of yourself.