DIYs or beauty hacks are great alternatives to mainstream beauty products and treatments. Like investing in the best jade roller for face, like eDiva’s, instead of booking every week with your favorite aesthetician. You can have a spa in the comfort of your home, anytime. They’re cost effective and when we’re in a bind, they come in handy. They’re fun and oddly satisfying too, as we repurpose everyday items for something beyond their intended or advertised use.
However, unlike eDiva’s best jade roller for face, DIY treatments are not without risk. Because these are troubleshooters or band aids, their long term and cumulative effects are usually not well studied or documented. When we use a product for something they’re not intended, we “lose” that product’s guarantee to a certain extent. Have you seen those videos where they use soda drinks for cleaning the toilet? If it doesn’t work, you can’t write Coca Cola complaining they’re soda didn’t clean your toilet well enough because that’s not what their product is for.
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The lure of DIYs, especially when it comes to beauty treatments, is strong. One of the newer treatments we can’t help playing DIY with are overnight masks. Overnight masks are awesome because they hydrate, refine and soften our skin as we sleep. When we use eDiva’s jade roller before the mask, it ups the ante. But not all DIY masks are created equal. While turmeric is a super potent skin care ingredient, it also creates a royal mess and stains anything it touches. Other masks have raw ingredients like eggs or sugar, which are food items you do not want on the bed for hygiene reasons. Remember, food attracts creepy crawlies. So we picked the 2 best and realistic DIY overnight masks for you and your skin to enjoy.
DIY masks and eDiva’s best jade roller for face
Vitamin E and Aloe Vera
You’ll need 2 capsules of vitamin E and 1 tablespoon of aloe vera gel. Fresh aloe vera gel is gets runny once mashed while the vitamin E is very viscous. Mixing them together balances the texture and create an ideal one you can use on your face.
Clean your face and apply your face oil. Use a jade roller to make sure your face absorbs the oil. Apply your DIY vitamin e and aloe mask, sleep and wake up to super hydrated and unbearably soft skin.
One tip if you’re using a DIY mask, it’s highly recommended to stick with natural (and organic) face oils like rosehip or argan oil instead of manufactured ones with chemicals. You never know how the chemicals will react to your DIY mask. Use eDiva’s best jade roller for face to make sure your face oil is properly absorbed, before putting on your mask.
Virgin Coconut Oil and Tea Tree
VCO is a super oil. It hydrates, fights bacteria, promotes skin regeneration and strengthens the tissue under our skin. It’s heavier than other oils so leaving it on overnight makes sense and gives our skin enough time to properly absorb it. We add tea tree oil as an added anti-inflammatory ingredient. Tea tree oil also restores balance in our skin. If you have dry skin, tea tree hydrates and soothes any irritation or inflammation you may have. If you have oily skin, it helps control excess production of oil and keeps our faces shine free for longer. This overnight mask is good enough on its own. If you use eDiva’s best jade roller for face, it’ll be properly absorbed by your skin even before you hit the pillows. You can find it on Amazon.
A tip is you can replace VCO with olive oil or almond oil to change things up. Instead of tea tree oil, you can add lemon essential oil to get brighter skin and to lighten any hyperpigmentation.
DIY masks are fun and work, but they have drawbacks too. After all, if you can eat them then you can surely put them on your face – right? Not always, especially if they attract ants or mice.
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