You’re likely familiar with facial masks and may use them regularly in your beauty self-care routine. Masks help cleanse, exfoliate, and detoxify the skin. If you google how to detoxify your skin, you’ll get recipes for many at-home recipes and products, most of them for your face. But what about the rest of your skin?
Today’s article is a special DIY body mask for glowing skin to practice self-care this fall. Make body masking a ritual. Enjoy the benefits for your body and mind as you relax and take some downtime. Plus, support your skin health through the change of seasons and the weather gets colder and dryer.
Keep reading for our DIY body mask recipe (spoiler: it contains pumpkin!), and the best body balm to follow.
How to Make Your Own Body Mask
Add this homemade body mask for detoxifying skin to your skincare routine and follow with your best moisturizer. Let’s go through the ingredients and recipe instructions next.
Body Mask Ingredients
First, take a moment to gather the recipe ingredients; you’ll likely already have many of them in your kitchen. You’ll also need a shower or bathtub, a washcloth, and a towel for cleanup.
Fall body mask ingredients:
- 3 tablespoons gram flour
- 1 tablespoon honey
- 1 tablespoon pumpkin puree
- 2 teaspoons turmeric
- 1 tablespoon unsweetened yogurt or milk
Gram Flour – 3 TBS
Gram flour is made from yellow lentils or chickpeas, popular in Southeast Asia. As a mask ingredient, it offers gentle physical exfoliation.
Honey – 1 TBS
Honey is a kitchen ingredient often found in DIY beauty routines. Honey is known for its antibacterial, exfoliating, and moisturizing properties. Historically, people applied honey to wounds to prevent infection. Choose raw honey for the most medicinal benefits.
Pumpkin Puree – 1 TBS
Pumpkin is rich in carotenoid compounds, including beta-carotene, that give pumpkin its orange color. Carotenoids are antioxidants, and one reason you’ll find pumpkin puree in at-home products to detoxify the skin. It’s also a great way to use extra pumpkin leftover from holiday baking.
Turmeric – 2 TSP
Turmeric is the bright orange spice from the ginger family, traditionally added to Indian curries and used in Ayurvedic medicine. Turmeric, and its active ingredient, curcumin, are well established for their anti-inflammatory properties.
A little turmeric in your body mask goes a long way. Note that turmeric can stain fabric.
Unsweetened Yogurt/Milk – 1 TBS
Unsweetened yogurt or milk contains lactic acid, a natural alpha hydroxy acid to exfoliate the skin gently. Additionally, yogurt and milk are a natural source of probiotics to support the skin microbiome.
Step-by-Step Body Mask Instructions
Once you’ve gathered your ingredients, it’s time to make your homemade body mask for glowing skin.
Mix Flour and Turmeric in a Medium-Sized Bowl
First, mix the gram flour and turmeric until well combined.
Add Honey, Pumpkin, and Yogurt
Then, add the honey, pumpkin, and yogurt to make a paste. If the mixture is too thick, add a tablespoon or two of additional milk or yogurt (or water) until you reach the desired consistency.
Blend Ingredients and Apply
Get undressed and apply the mask. Stand in the shower or tub while you do so to catch any drips. Apply to your face, chest, back, arms, and legs. Avoid private areas.
Leave the Body Mask on for 15 Minutes
You can sit in an empty tub while you relax. Wrap yourself in a towel if you are cold. Wear the mask for at least 15 minutes while the body mask works its detoxifying and healing magic. Take this opportunity to slow down and breathe. Feel proud that you took the time for self-care.
Wash Off with Warm Water
When you are ready to wash off the mask, take a warm shower. You can also soak in a hot bath and then rinse off in the shower. After washing, follow up with a lotion or body balm to moisturize the skin.
Try this body mask DIY project as often as once per week, or at least a few times this fall, to detoxify skin, support skin health, and prevent dryness. It’s also a great way to get some alone time and de-stress.
Best Body Balm
After a face mask, you use a face moisturizer. Likewise, after a body mask, you need to moisturize your skin to preserve mask’s benefits and prevent dryness.
The best skin moisturizers for the job are:
Learn more about lotions, oils, and body balms in this article.
Hydro-Screen® Cream-to-Oil Body Moisturizer
NassifMD® Hydro-Screen® Cream-to-Oil Body Moisturizer is Dr. Nassif’s alternative to a messy spray on body oil that can make the shower slippery. It is a lightweight moisturizing cream that turns to oil when applied to the skin. It’s the perfect after-shower total body moisturizer for everyday use, including after a body mask when the skin is damp. It contains hyaluronic acid and retinol for hydrating and anti-aging benefits.
NassifMD® Hydro-Screen® Cream-to-Oil Body Moisturizer is a lightweight moisturizing cream that turns to oil when applied to the skin. It’s the perfect after-shower total body oil moisturizer for everyday use, including after a body mask when the skin is damp, and a safe alternative to traditional body oils. It contains hyaluronic acid and retinol for hydrating and anti-aging benefits.
NassifMD® Hydro-Screen® Souffle is one of the best moisturizers for dry skin. It’s a true moisturizer, not an oil, and delivers intense moisture but is also lightweight, non-greasy, and perfect for moisturizing post-body mask. Active ingredients include hyaluronic acid, ceramides, Sytenol® A, a gentle retinol alternative.
If you’ve been wondering how to detoxify your skin this fall, look no further than this DIY body mask. You’ll support skin health, prevent seasonal dry skin, and nourish your skin and mind with a simple self-care ritual. Follow the body mask with an effective NassifMD® body moisturizer for best results, and soft, supple, moisturized skin.
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