DIY facials and spa treatments are becoming more popular as the cost of gong to the spa increases. Some spas are offering CBD facials, massages and other skincare services. Adding CBD to your service increases the price. You can us the Canna Trading Co. CBD tinctures that you already have on-hand to make your own CBD sheet face masks for a fraction of the cost of going to the spa.
We’ve created this guide to help you make soaking liquids for various skin types as well as suggestions of Canna Trading Co. CBD tinctures to use with these different soaking liquids.
What is a Sheet Face Mask?
A sheet face mask is a piece of thin fabric that can absorb liquid as an easier way to give yourself a facial. The thin fabric is made in the shape of a face. Some sheet masks are reusable. There are also sheet mask blanks that are biodegradable and compostable. If you make your own compost, cotton sheet mask blanks can be added to the pile after they are rinsed.
Where to Buy Blank Sheet Face Masks
Blank sheet face masks can be purchased online with wholesale retailers. Some beauty supply stores also carry them. The sizes of the packages vary, but depending on how many face mask treatments you do weekly. In some cases, a box of 100 can last nearly 2 years if you only use one per week.
Sheet Face Mask Liquid Combinations
There are dozens of different sheet face mask liquid combinations. CBD sheet face mask liquids are rather easy to make. As a general rule, you’ll need 1 cup of soaking liquid. With some materials, you may have some leftover, and that’s okay.
If you are using a thick base, such as Greek yogurt or honey, adding a little raw milk or bottled water can help thin it out. It’s best to avoid tap water, especially if you have city water, as it can be harsh on your skin.
If you are using essential oils, remember to dilute them with water. Essential oils can be harsh on your skin if they are used full strength. Only use 3 – 4 drops of quality essential oils per sheet face mask made.
Soaking liquid combinations:
- Pumpkin and raw milk – pumpkin contains antioxidants that are helpful with exfoliation
- Rose water is ideal if you’d like softer skin
- Canna Trading Co. Renew CBD Facial Cream and Raw Milk – nourishment from natural essential oils
- Chamomile Tea and Lavender essential oil – reduces redness and calms skin
- Witch Hazel and lavender essential oil – shrinks pores
- The Breakfast Slurry – this is just oatmeal that is soaked in warm water for 5 minutes and strained – it’s ideal for a moisturizing sheet face mask
- Green tea – anti-aging
- Greek yogurt and oatmeal – for this you’d make the breakfast slurry and use that to reduce the thickness of the Greek yogurt
- Honey and olive oil – this is a great place to add a dropper of Canna Trading Co. Organic Olive Oil Tincture
- Plain tomato juice – brightens the skin
When adding Canna Trading Co. CBD tinctures to your CBD sheet face mask liquid, you just need about ½ dropper per mask.
Choosing the Right CBD Tinctures for Different Sheet Masks
As you’re making your CBD sheet face mask soaking liquids think about what CBD tincture you’d like to use. We suggest using our Organic Olive Oil Tincture for the majority of these soaking liquid mixes as olive oil is a great moisturizer. You can also add a small amount of the Renew CBD Facial Cream to the mix as well.
How to Make the CBD Sheet Face Masks
Making the CBD sheet face masks is super simple. All you need to do is remove the blank sheet mask from its package and dip it into the soaking liquid. It only needs to soak for a short time – the goal is to make sure that the entire sheet is saturated. Leave the mask folded until it has been soaked.
After a minute or two, remove the sheet from the liquid and allow the excess liquid to drip back into the bowl.
Once the sheet is soaked and the excess liquid has dripped off, unfold the mask and apply it to your face. Make sure that you’ve aligned the eye, nose and mouth holes up with yours appropriately. Smooth the mask over your face to remove any wrinkles in the mask. If your mask does not come with holes already in it, like the photo above, cut holes in the appropriate places prior to soaking the material.
If you notice any dry spots on the mask, simply use a makeup application brush to apply a little bit of the soaking liquid.
Leave the mask on your face for about 30 minutes.
As the mask dries, your face may feel a little tight, this is normal.
Removing the Mask and Cleaning your Skin Afterwards
If the mask gives you a hard time coming off, just run warm water over a washcloth and lay it on your face for a couple of minutes. This will help loosen the mask so you can remove it easier.
Once the mask is completely removed, it’s time to rinse your skin. Use warm, not hot, water and a soft washcloth to rinse your face thoroughly.
It may take several minutes to thoroughly rinse your skin.
Once your skin feels clean and fresh, let it breathe for a couple of hours before putting any product on it. After you’ve waited a bit, apply a light moisturizer. Our Refresh CBD Facial Cream is a light moisturizer that also delivers vitamins and minerals from the sweet almond oil, shea butter and avocado oil. You just need a small amount. Rub it into your face gently using circular motions.
Enjoy giving yourself a spa treatment anytime you want with these simple tips. CBD sheet face masks are easy to create, apply and remove. While your mask is resting on your face, it’s a great time to do some reading, meditating or listening to music.