Beauty

Nourishing face masks you can make at home

An extra portion of moisture for your face

Take a moment for yourself and pamper your skin with an extra portion of moisture. Relaxing face masks provide intensive care and give your skin a healthy glow.

Nourishing face mask with Weleda Skin Food

Skin Food can be used once a week as an intensive and nourishing mask for the face, neck and décolletage. Apply Skin Food liberally to your face so that it remains visible on the skin. Leave on for 10 to 15 minutes, then remove with a warm, moist compress.

Close your eyes, lie down and relax; it’s also nice to do this in the bathtub.

If your neck shows signs of ageing, you can use Skin Food’s nourishing and hydrating effects to give it an extra portion of care before going to bed. Use circular movements to massage the cream into your neck. Use the left hand for the right half of the neck, and the right hand for the left half of the neck. Leave on overnight.

If you prefer a lighter consistency on your face, try Skin Food Light. It won't be as intensive but it will still provide you with deep nourishment. 

How can a face mask help my skin?

You can extend your daily skincare routine by applying a relaxing face mask. The face mask works mainly by occlusion, sealing moisture into your skin to provide intensive hydration to the stratum corneum (the outermost layer of the epidermis). To intensify the process, treat yourself to a warm compress before and after the procedure, and finish with a cold compress.

Make a compress by folding a small towel lengthwise and then soaking it in warm water. It’s best to use a small bowl for this. The water temperature should be comfortable to the touch, not too hot. Wring out the cloth to remove excess water and apply the warm, moist compress to the face. You can leave the compress on your skin for as long as it is comfortable.

More ideas for DIY face masks

Use kitchen ingredients

Use simple ingredients from your pantry to make a hydrating face mask at home. We have put together 3 nourishing recipes for you to try out.

Avocado yoghurt mask

Ingredients: 1 tablespoon natural yoghurt, 1/2 ripe avocado Scoop out half of the avocado and mashi it with a fork. Combine with an equal amount of yoghurt and mix until it forms a smooth paste. Apply the mask to your clean, dry face. Leave on to dry for about 10 minutes. Then rinse off with lukewarm water.

Papaya Honey Mask

Ingredients: 100 g papaya, 1 teaspoon honey, 1 egg yolk, 1/2 avocado, 1 teaspoon olive oil Puree the avocado and papaya and then combine well with the remaining ingredients. Apply the face mask to clean skin. Leave on for about 15 minutes. Then rinse off with lukewarm water.

Cucumber quark mask

Ingredients: 1/2 large cucumber, 1 to 2 tablespoons of quark. Cut the cucumber into small pieces and puree until smooth. Stir in the quark and combine well. Apply the mask to your clean face. Leave on for about 20 minutes. Then rinse off with lukewarm water.

Skin Food, 75ml

Rich, intensive skin care for Face and Body
75ml
$24.95
75ml
$24.95

Skin Food and Lips Set

The perfect set to hydrate and nourish parched dry skin.
Set
$37.90
$30.00

Skin Food Light and Lips Set

A lighter option to hydrate and nourish parched dry skin and lips.
Set
$37.90
$30.00