Beauty masks are great, but sometimes you may not have time to apply it, sit and wait, then wash it off before getting ready to leave the house or maybe you’re way too tired for that drawn-out routine before climbing into bed. Don’t worry, though, as there are plenty of different face mask treatments you can quickly and easily apply to your skin and leave on all day or night. No waiting and no washing necessary. Best of all, these are all made from organic ingredients you can find at home to create the perfect face mask. If you’re looking to save a ton of time without sacrificing your skin’s health with dry skin, oily skin, or worse, check out our favorite recipes for leave-on skin treatments:
You may know ginger ale as a great cure for an upset tummy, but that’s not all the ginger root is good for. Ginger has tons of wonderful healing properties when ingested and can even be used on the skin to improve elasticity and heal blemishes. Ginger is full of antioxidants that help do things like even out your skin tone, reduce the appearance of fine lines and wrinkles and make your skin glow. When paired with coconut oil, it makes a moisturizing treatment that protects your skin against aging and is safe enough to be used daily (or multiple times a day if you’d like).
This moisture mask is super simple to make and will only take about 15 minutes of your time. Plus, you can store excess in your refrigerator for up to two weeks, so you don’t need to make a batch every day.
To make this moisturizing treatment, you will need:
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This mask has a subtle yellow tint that brightens skin and allows it to shine brightly all day. The turmeric gives it its color, but that's not all it does. Turmeric is packed full of healthful benefits for your skin. It is a natural anti-inflammatory that helps reduce the appearance and soreness of acne. It is also full of antioxidants that help your skin stay healthy and glowing. Turmeric has also been known to permanently reduce the appearance of scars from acne, and when paired with the bleaching powers of fresh lemon juice can effectively help lighten the skin. Plus, the lemon has oil-control properties that will help your skin balance its oil production.
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This mask consists of a fine French clay, which has tiny “micro molecules” that absorb excess oil and impurities from the skin. Clay masks have always been well-known for their ability to “extract” toxins and excess moisture, so clay makes a great counterpart to cinnamon, which increases blood and oxygen flow to the skin. Combined, these ingredients draw out impurities and help the skin to begin replenishing itself.
Cinnamon also can help fight acne-causing bacteria, so this mask is beneficial for irritated skin, too. The best part is that you don’t have to wash it off before bed. You can actually sleep in the mask for better effects. The longer you let the clay dry, the more impurities it can draw out, so you get to cut some time off your nighttime routine and your skin gets a serious boost. We know, it's not really “leave on,” but it is a safe way to extend the benefits and relaxation of your bedtime beauty routine well into the morning time.
To enjoy this overnight spa treatment for your face, you will need:
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These leave on masks are all great everyday options to incorporate into your skincare routine. They are as quick to make as they are to apply and your skin still reaps tons of benefits. Keep your skin moisturized, clear, and happy with just a few ingredients from around the house, and save time, too!