We tried some homemade face peels, so you know exactly what you’re getting into.
Aalia (best friend) says: I have always been really interested in the black mask that’s all over Insta. But they are sooo expensive, therefore these homemade masks caught my eye. Its natural and a cheaper option, with really good results.

Here’s what happened – mine consisted of rooibos leaves, vanilla bits, honey and gelatin! It looks a bit funny on your face, but what mask doesn’t? It dries for about 15 minutes and then the fun bit came. Honestly, I did not expect the pain, but it was not that bad.
The result is fantastic! I was left with soft skin and as a double whammy – those blackheads evacuated my pores like scared little … blackheads?
My first time trying the mask was such fun! I would try it again and recommend it to anyone aspiring for glowing, natural beauty. 


Remember, these measurements can be adjusted to fit your face and natural gorgeousness!

  • 2 tsp gelatin (unflavoured and unsweetened)
  • 2 tsp milk

Here you can customise:

  • 2 tsp honey
  • 2 tsp rooibos/ green/ black tea leaves (ONLY HERBAL TEAS)
  • 1 tsp lemon juice (for oily skin)
  • 1 tsp olive oil (for dry skin)
  • 1/2 tsp vanilla chips


Step 1: combine all your ingredients in a microwaveable bowl.

Step 2: put your mixture in the microwave for 15/20 seconds. (BASICALLY UNTIL EVERYTHING IS MELTED TOGETHER)

Step 3: allow the mixture to cool. Apply a small amount to the inner side of your wrist or the top side of your hand to see if it’s cool enough. (THE OPPOSITE SIDE OF YOUR PALM).

Step 4: apply the mixture to your face with the back of a spoon or a make up brush or get down and dirty and use your hands.

Step 5: remember to steer clear from your eye area and YOUR EYEBROWS !!! 

Step 6: wait 15 minutes, or until dry – you’ll know it’s done when you tap the face mask and nothing sticks to your fingers. 


Share this with friends. Get your girls together and document your reactions. Or simply try this for yourself and witness the eerrrmmaaasssing results.Tell us what you thought in the comments below! And share your pics with us on Instagram, Facebook and Twitter!



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