DIY Skincare :: Make a Skin Beautifying Mask | Elizabeth Heck | Skillshare

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DIY Skincare :: Make a Skin Beautifying Mask

teacher avatar Elizabeth Heck, Herbalist, Educator, Formulator

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Lessons in This Class

6 Lessons (11m)
    • 1. Introduction to making a beautifying mask

    • 2. Overview of making your mask

    • 3. How to make your mask

    • 4. How to store your mask

    • 5. How to use your mask

    • 6. Thank you

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About This Class

There are so many benefits to creating your own facial skincare you'll wonder why you didn't start sooner! It's easier than you think and anyone can do it. This course gives you all the skills you need to create a lovely beautifying facial mask.

You will learn detailed information about making, using and storing your mask.

Course benefits:

  • Avoid unsafe chemicals of commercial products
  • Create glowing, radiant skin
  • Deeply nourish the skin for long-term benefits

The course offers:

  • Learning from a professional formulator of natural botanical skincare
  • Easy step-by-step instructions to formulate your mask
  • Detailed simple recipe
  • Understanding of the most beneficial and effective ingredients

This course is packed with insights from years of experience. You will never find better skincare than what you can make yourself. It will be fresher, far superior and above all, safe and healthy.

This course emphasizes healing botanicals. Botanicals offer profound nourishment inside and out. The cosmetic industry is catching on. Companies large and small are adopting plant-based formulations and revisiting botanical ingredients that have been used with great effectiveness for centuries. Yet what you pay at the counter largely covers the enormous costs for marketing, insurance, administration and retail overhead. Avoid the costs, preservatives and often unsafe chemicals by making your own skincare in lovingly wholesome small batches.

Crafting skincare in your own kitchen really is fun and it's creative. Most importantly, you'll be deeply caring for yourself each and every time you use your own creations.

Enroll now for the best skin of your life!

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Elizabeth Heck

Herbalist, Educator, Formulator


Elizabeth Heck is the founder and Director of the Home Herb School. The school offers a complete suite of herbalism courses empowering students to build confidence in working with plant medicines.

As Skillshare’s most qualified herbalism instructor, Elizabeth has a solid background in herbal medicine. She has a 25 year history as a land steward, medicinal herb grower and medicine formulator. She was the founder of Pure Dermacare, an herbal products company offering all natural, botanical-based skincare.

Elizabeth taught botanical and herbal curriculums as a naturalist at Eloise Butler Wildflower Garden for nearly a decade. She also makes speaking appearances at the top herbal conferences, teaching centers and events globally. Most notably, Elizabeth frequently presen... See full profile

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1. Introduction to making a beautifying mask: a healthy complexion says a lot about you. It's important that you know the best way to care for your skin. Fortunately, there age old secrets to keep you looking. Your best mass are one of the most decadent parts of great skincare in this class. Learn to make mass for a variety of skin types. There's so many benefits to creating your own skin care. You might wonder why you didn't start sooner. You will never find better skin care than what you could make yourself at home in your own kitchen. It will be fresher, and it will be more effective, and it will be far superior to anything that you can purchase a. This store. And most importantly, it will be safe, and it will be healthy. Creating your own skin care is easier than you think, and anyone can do it. My name is Elizabeth Hecht, Ivan Herbalist and I have my own line of all natural skincare. In this class, you'll learn what ingredients to use, where to purchase them and what each one of those ingredients is doing in the recipe. You also learn how to store your creation and how to use it your do it yourself. Skin care will make amazing gifts for others. Creating your own skin care is easy, fun, creative and the cost savings are substantial to join me in this empowering course, where we learn how to care for our beauty and our health. 2. Overview of making your mask: in this lesson, we're going to be making a mask, master concentrations of whole botanicals that stay in the skin and go to work for a few minutes. Since we're going to be making a mass for mature and dry skin, we're going to look for it to do a few things. We'd like to stimulate a sluggish complexion and really offer some nourishing softening effects to the skin. So we were Look for botanicals that will richly feed the skin. In this lesson, I'd like to cover everything that you will need for this course. I like to keep the tools and materials as simple as possible. So much of what you'll need. You probably already have on hand use measurements by volume rather than by weight. So rather than going out and buying a scale, all you'll need is a measuring cup. You will also need a mixing bowl and a spoon. It's nice if you have a fellow. If you don't that's okay. You can generally pour everything into your storage jars, but it just makes a little more convenient if you have one 3. How to make your mask: so to begin with, we have our barley. The barley has a lot of moistening effects can also help promote skin elasticity. And the barley is rich in minerals, vitamins, antioxidants. So we're going to be using 2/3 of a cup of barley, and I like to find powdered barley. In fact, all of the's for the mask. I've used powdered ingredients, these air dried powdered botanicals. If you can't find powdered, you can grind them up yourself. I have a couple of different appliances here that you could use. One is our grinder here that works really well and also a coffee. Grander works really, really good. I would just caution you not to use the same brander that you use for your coffee. Otherwise, your coffee will taste like herbs, and your herbs will taste and smell like coffee. So if you can but find them powder, that really is the best way. Green tea is a little tricky to find powder, but it is out there. I do have some here that has been pre powdered professionally, so we're going to go ahead and add our 2/3 a cup off barley to our mixing bowl. we also have here 1/3 of a cup of oats, and the oats have that really moistening effect. So this is actually going to be sitting on the skin for a few minutes and providing a lot of moistening properties for us and next we're going to add are green tea. This is one tablespoon of green tea. Green tea is rich in antioxidants, and green tea has the added benefit of not only being able to repair cellular damage but also good for any type of skin condition that has had a lot of sun damage or damage due to pollution. Um, smoking, excess alcohol consumption. Any of those different reasons can cause damage to the skin. And lastly we're going to add are hello, which is also anti accident and also moistening. But the al oh can firm and tone the skin as well. I'm only adding a teaspoon of the yellow, the yellow. It has so many wonderful properties to it, but it can actually once you had the water, too, it water to the dried al Oh, that is when it sits on the skin can actually get a little bit gluey, so I only I want to add a little bit, and this amount will do just beautifully in your formulation. So once I have them all of a mixing bowl, I'm going to mix them all together thoroughly. Some of those powders, the barley powder and the O partner could get a little plumpy. So I want to be sure, Really get those clumps out of here and mix this together nicely. 4. How to store your mask: Since this does not include water or other moisture, we can go ahead and store this. This one should store for up to about a year. So pretty long time, and we'll start in the same way that we've stored some of the other dried products, either in our cannon jar or in a more decorative jar. If you like, or even in a Ziploc baggie will work just fine, then finally, you will also want something to label all of your recipes with you think you'll remember what you made, but it turns out a lot of us don't always remember, so it could be a simple as something like this, a piece of paper just hand written, taped on. Or you could make it even something fancy that you print out with lots of colors, and that's real decorative. It's nice to have something that's either tipped over or coated, because some of your containers may get wet as you used, Um, and those labels will just smear and run and just start to peel off after a while. I just wanna make sure your containers, if you are recycling, you're really good and dry before you put any of your ingredients in them, so we don't want any spoilage toe happen. Make sure you right, right on your label. What? You've made the name of your recipe, what ingredients you put in it and then the date that you made it. 5. How to use your mask: So once we have that all mixed up and ready to go, then we can do our mask. So I'm going to take just a little bit of water here. I have about a tablespoon of water, and I'm going to add enough of the mask just enough to must rise it and make a really thin paste. And I have to add a little bit more here. So probably about, uh tablespoon of water to two tablespoons off mask, a little more water there. You just have to play around with a little bit. Get it to the consistency that you really like. Not too runny that too thick. All right, I think this is good. Then I'm going to go ahead and tie my hair back and apply the mask you want. Apply the mask to clean skin. I'm like applying the mass after a steam so the pores are nice and open, so I could let the mask really absorb in there nicely. This could use my fingers and apply this to my whole face. It feels really nice and lovely already. Doesn't look so pretty, though. And go ahead and get my forehead. You want to stay away from the area. There's no reason to put any mask on the area. I'm going to go ahead and let this sit on my skin until it dries. Mass can get a little itchy towards the end, so hopefully you'll be okay with that. This one doesn't get to it. You more. The clay mass tend to dry and pull. This one doesn't do so much. You can take it off a little sooner if you really can't stand it. But it actually, right now it does feel really nice. So let this sit until it dries. Boat 15 20 minutes or so. And once I'm finished with that, then I will move to the next step, which is toning the skin. 6. Thank you: thanks for joining the class. I hope you enjoyed making these simple and effective mass thes make fabulous gifts. And the project that I've created for this class will be a gift for a friend. Please share your project with all of us so that we can collaborate and help each other. If you enjoyed the class, check out my other classes and be sure to leave a review which I find very helpful for more learning. You can also visit my website at www dot botanical home remedies dot com. Thank you again and I look forward to seeing you in another class.