Home Made Peeling Mask [Recipe]

Make your own peeling mask

I remember having little spa moments with my mom. She had a peeling mask she kept in the medicine cabinet. She would let me put it on, and I danced impatiently waiting for it to dry. Then I peeled it off and stared at all those little skin cell impressions (I was too young to have *that* many dead skin cells). It was like beauty magic!

Well, I’ve totally been into DIY beauty lately. Its easy, usually cheap, and it allows me to take greater control over what I put on my body and into my skin. So when I bumped into a couple roumors about making peeling masks at home, I had to give it a shot. It was so cool! Easy, fast, and with a little bit of essential oil it smelled great too!

What You Need:

  • a small container
  • Popsicle stick or something else to stir with
  • Unflavored gelatin
  • Milk
  • Essential oil of your choice
    DIY peeling mask

What To Do:

  1. Wash and pat your face dry.
  2. In a small bowl, empty one packet of unflavored gelatin.
    Gelatin in face mask
  3. Add 2 drops of essential oil. I used Eucalyptus in this one because of its pore opening and anti acne properties. I would also try grapefruit.
    Essential oils for face
  4. To the gelatin and oil, at 2 tbs of milk. Stir it around until it is moist all the way through. It will be clumpy.
    DIY peeling mask
  5. Microwave it for 10 seconds. It should come out non-clumpy. If not, zap it for another 5 seconds. Stir vigorously.
  6. The mixture hardens pretty quick, so while you still can, slather it in a thin layer all over your face. Avoid eyes and eyebrows, as it does pull fine hairs.
  7. Once the mask is stiff and dry (you’ll know, trust me) peel it off a little bit at a time.
  8. Gently rinse off any bits you missed, and apply a moisturizer.

I got to tell you- I love this recipe! Its something so easy I can whip it up in an evening when I want a spa treatment. I regularly take it out during “girls night” with my friends. Its the perfect party peel mask!

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14 thoughts on “Home Made Peeling Mask [Recipe]

  1. I realize that the mixture is only in the microwave for 15-20 seconds total, but as a cancer survivor and registered nurse I feel I should warn others that using plastic dishes to heat food or products that could be absorbed through the skin can be dangerous. Please use glass when possible to avoid cancer causing unwanted chemical compounds in your “all natural” products.

  2. Thanks for sharing this peeling mask. It’s a great help to remove dead skin cells in our face. The ingredients are easy to find and it’s also easy to do. This is a must try. Great job!

  3. My sister and I just tried this recipe. It is very painful, and makes your face peel as well as the mask. It wouldn’t come off, so I had to wash my face (which took a really long time). I wish we didn’t do this face mask, because in the morning we’ll probably break out.

    1. Maddy,

      I’m terribly sorry you had a bad experience! I can tell you based on your description it is likely that you cooked the mixture too long. :/ It should go on in a thin layer, and be sure to avoid sensitive areas like the eyes and mouth!

  4. I found your blog by following you from Somewhat Simple. Your blog is beautiful and love what you post.

    What brand of essential oils do you use? Or do you buy it from somewhere that you can recommend to me? I looked on Amazon and got confused, because when I found one brand and read the reviews which were pretty mixed. I really don’t want to waste money trying to find a good brand of essential oils!!! At the same time, I can’t buy one little bottle for thirty-five dollars!!!

    Thank you for your time and help. I look forward to spending more time here on your blog!

    1. Happy to have you!! I typically buy from my local health/organic store. I’ve used a few of the NOW brands from Amazon too.

    1. RE: Tashia Smith No don’t “invest” in a microwave. It’s 2014 and more and more people are educating themselves on the damaging affects a microwave has on our bodies. I’m surprised this so called “all natural” recipe would suggest to use one. Do your research people heat it gently in a pot instead.

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