It is now August, and my daughter will be going back to school in a few weeks! I have been trying to spend as much time with her as I can, while summer winds down. We have been baking together, reading the Harry Potter series before bed, and this weekend, we made some homemade facial masks for kids. It was sort of a mommy/daughter spa day, complete with pedicures!
I have been making homemade facial scrubs and homemade facial masks for years now. I think they are a fun and inexpensive way to help take care of our delicate facial skin. My daughter, who is 6, has beautiful, flawless skin, and doesn’t need facial masks, however, I think teaching her how to be self-sufficient and expose her to some healthy skin care habits early in life is something she will benefit from when she is older. Plus, it is fun for both of us, and a great way to spend time together!
Here are the 3 homemade facial masks for kids we made:
Homemade Facial Masks for Kids
Banana Face Mask
- One Banana
Peel a banana and add it to a bowl. Use a fork or other utensil to mash it until all of the big pieces are broken down, and it is a bit mushy. Use clean hands to apply it to the face, avoiding the eyes, and let sit for 10 minutes. Rinse face and gently pat dry.
Applesauce & Olive Oil Face Mask
- 1/4 cup applesauce
- 2 tbsp. olive oil
Combine applesauce and olive oil in a bowl. Use clean hands to apply to the face, avoiding the eyes. Let sit for 15 minutes, then rinse and pat dry.
*Note, some kids (*ahem* mine) tend to dislike the way olive oil smells. If your child doesn’t like the smell of olive oil, you can substitute in coconut oil, or apply the applesauce straight to the face.
Oats & Coconut Oil Face Mask
- 1/4 cup uncooked oats
- 1/4 cup coconut oil
- A drop of Vitamin E oil (optional)
In a blender, gently break down the uncooked oats, just until they’re in smaller pieces, but not to the point where it is a powder. Add the coconut oil and vitamin E oil to the oats, and stir to combine. Spread onto a clean face, using gentle circular motions. Allow to sit 8 – 10 minutes, then rinse well.
Here is a quick video if you want to see the recipes in action!