Sunday, 11 May 2014

Beauty chat: The budget face mask

Let my paint a mental picture: If I'm out and about on a hot day after about 6 hours you could fry an egg on my face. Well, maybe I'm exagerating, but I do have very oily skin and quite a couple of pimples and black heads (sexy, I know).
Combination to oily skin foundations that say "matte for up to 12hs" last matte around 2 on my face, so when a friend of mine said that she had a great mask for oily skin that helped her, I thought that it was another one to fall short on my oiliness. But it wasn't, this mask is not only magical but super cheap. Well, it's probably not magical, but I am in love with it. Here's what you'll need:

  • Rice flour
  • water

yep, that's it! mix the rice flour with the water until you have a creamy texture (not to watery) and use it to exfoliate your skin (previously washed) and then clean and dry your skin and apply the same mixture as a mask and leave it for around 10 minutres or until the mask dries.
You can add a egg white or even a little bit of green tea in the mix if you'd like, but just the flour and water work wonders on me. I don't know if it's the flour itself, or just exfoliating regularly, but my skin does feel better after using it.
The first time I used it, I was having quite a big break out on the left side of my face, which had been coming and going for around a month, but the mask really brought it down to a minimum, and now I even feel like it's going away for good.I wont go as far as to say I have porcelain of post-photoshop skin, but it is looking up. I'm trying to be a good girl and pampering my skin a bit more, using a facial soap and toner everyday and even moisturizing before bed (review to come) and this mask is the cherry on top.
I do feel my skin is a lot better after using this masks two or three times a week the last two weeks, so I hope it works for you too!



  1. Will most definitely have to try this! Thanks for sharing :):)

    xo, Bekka
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  2. Gracias por la información!! tiene una pinta estupenda por lo que cuentas!!!
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  3. Wow that sounds amazing. I will try it :)

    xx Mira

  4. I had absolutely no idea that you could make a face mask out of just those ingredients! Fabulous!


  5. thanx for commenting on my blog. I never use face mask before but I think I'll try it out.

    xoxo. T.

  6. thanks for sharing the DIY mask. I will try this for sure!


  7. Wow I've never tried a mask out of those things! So simple! Thanks for sharing!

    <3, Pamela

  8. I love a good face scrub and this sounds so easy, I will definitely give this a go!

  9. Wow, good Idea! I'm going to try this :)

  10. pretty easy and convenient to make..thank god, i don't have oily skin but got super dry skin..
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  11. Thank you for sharing! Rice flour, interesting! Let me know if it keeps working in the long run!
    Coco et La vie en rose / Bloglovin / Facebook

  12. I need to try this!!!

  13. So interesting and simple. I will definitely give this a try.

  14. Thx for the comment, now i´following your blgo and bloglovin.
    Great post :)

  15. simple. thanks for sharing
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  16. Wow!! This looks like a really easy mask!! Will definitely be trying this one out! Will let you know how it turns out! <3 Thankk you for the tip! :)

  17. Ooooh interesting! Thanks for such a creative post! Amazing blog! Thanks for commenting on my blog! Returning the support as always!

  18. Never heard of this! Seems so simple and useful, though :) Thanks for sharing it, it might just come in handy sometime!

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  21. Amazing post, thanks for sharing <3

  22. where do u get rice flour anyway? hahaha

  23. Great post!