About the author: Jinane Doughan is a professional make-up artist with a degree from the French Fashion Institute ESMOD Dubai. She specialized in natural handmade skincare and haircare products.
Her YouTube channel, Jinane World, has 600+ educational videos and 100K+ subscribers.
She is an accredited Master Trainer and gives courses at a reputed academy that has 16 branches worldwide. She sells online courses about natural skincare.
Disclaimer: This article is for educational purposes only and does not constitute professional medical advice. Use any natural skincare or haircare products at your own risk and perform a patch test before use.
Embark on a journey to radiant skin with our DIY Face Mask with Blue Nila and Frankincense. Elevate your face care as you discover the art of achieving a natural glow with this powerful combination.
In this guide, we unveil the steps to create a luxurious face mask that not only pampers your skin but also enhances its elegance.
- Frankincense. It comes as resin granules.
- Distilled water
- Vegetable glycerine
- Blue nila powder for skincare applications. Also called indigo blue powder.
- Xanthan gum powder
- Guar gum powder
- Liquid germall plus preservative
Choose high-quality ingredients to boost the effectiveness and safety of your DIY beauty products. Also, where an essential oil is included in my recipes, I utilize either of two types of essential oils: pure, if added in drops, or diluted, if mixed in grams.
- Scale to weigh quantities
- Medium-sized glass beaker
- Small glass beaker
- Small plate
- Glass mixing rod
- Small glass container to store your DIY Face Mask with Blue Nila and Frankincense
Prior to use, ensure that both your utensils and containers are properly cleaned and disinfected. Wash them with warm soapy water, dry with a tissue, and then sanitize by spraying with 70% medical alcohol. Wipe them clean and let them air dry before use.
Steps: DIY Face Mask with Blue Nila and Frankincense
Spoon Measurement Terms
In some of our articles, and for non-liquid ingredients, we use the measurements ‘One Spoon,’ ‘Rounded Spoon,’ and ‘Heaped Spoon’, to measure the quantity of ingredients, rather than precise measurements in grams or ounces. This is because adding a little more or less of the ingredient does not affect the final product. Both tablespoons and teaspoons follow these guidelines. Here’s a brief explanation of these terms:
- One Spoon: Fill the ingredient in a measuring spoon, leveling it with a straight edge.
- Rounded Spoon: More than a level measurement, with the ingredient piled above the spoon’s edge in a rounded shape.
- Heaped Spoon: The non-liquid ingredient is scooped as high as possible on a spoon.
A. Let’s First Prepare Our Core Magical Solution:
1- Put 2 heaped teaspoons of frankincense resin granules on a small plate.
2- Wash the granules properly with water to remove dirt and impurities, and let them dry for one hour. You just want to clean them with water and not soak them. Do not let them dry for more than one hour.
3- Place the washed and dry frankincense granules in a small glass container.
4- Pour 1 cup of distilled water into the container.
5- Allow the frankincense granules to soak in the distilled water for 12 hours.
6- After 12 hours, the contents turn into a milky solution. The milky appearance indicates that the frankincense resin is of good quality. It also indicates that the water has absorbed the beneficial compounds from the resin. This solution serves as a key ingredient in the DIY face mask, contributing to its unique properties and potential skincare benefits.
7- Strain out the frankincense residue before continuing to the next step.
B. Making the Face Mask
8- Pour 86 grams (3.03 oz) of the frankincense-infused water into a medium-sized glass beaker.
9- In a separate small beaker, pour 10 grams (0.35 oz) of vegetable glycerine.
10- Add 1.5 grams (0.053 oz) of xanthan gum powder to the glycerine in the small beaker.
11- Add 1.5 grams (0.053 oz) of guar gum powder into the small beaker.
12- With a glass mixing rod, stir thoroughly the xanthan gum and the guar gum with the glycerine.
13- Slowly, and while continuously stirring with the mixing rod, pour the xanthan-guar-glycerine mixture into the frankincense-infused water in the medium-sized beaker. It is important to do this slowly while stirring, to prevent the xanthan and guar gums from forming lumps.
14- Mix thoroughly and rigorously the contents with the mixing rod. The mixture becomes gelatinous.
15- Add 0.5 gram (0.017 oz) of liquid germall plus as preservative.
16- Add 0.5 gram (0.017 oz) of blue nila powder.
17- Mix the contents with the mixing rod, then use a whisk for a thorough blending of the ingredients.
18- Pour the DIY Face Mask with Blue Nila and Frankincense into a small glass container. The face mask is now ready for use.
How to Use: DIY Face Mask with Blue Nila and Frankincense
- Application: Begin with a clean face. Using a brush or your fingertips, evenly apply the DIY face mask with Blue Nila and Frankincense, ensuring complete coverage. Allow the mask to rest on your skin for a pampering 15 minutes.
- Relaxation Time: Take this moment to unwind and let the potent blend of ingredients work their magic. The calming aroma of Frankincense adds to the overall soothing experience.
- Removal: After 15 minutes, gently wipe off the mask with a damp cloth. The mask is designed to leave your skin feeling refreshed and revitalized.
- Rinse and Revel: Complete the process by washing your face with lukewarm water. Pat your skin dry, and get ready to witness the immediate effects—noticeable brightening and a satisfying tightening sensation.
- Repeat for Radiance: For optimal results, incorporate this DIY face mask into your skincare routine regularly. Revel in the natural glow and tightened feel, embracing the beauty-enhancing benefits of Blue Nila and Frankincense.
- Radiant Glow: The powerful combination of Blue Nila and Frankincense works synergistically to promote a radiant and luminous complexion, leaving your skin with a healthy and natural glow.
- Skin Brightening: Blue Nila, renowned for its skincare benefits, contributes to the brightening of the skin, helping to even out the complexion and reduce the appearance of dullness.
- Natural Tightening: Experience a noticeable tightening effect as the mask works to firm and tone the skin. Frankincense, with its astringent properties, helps enhance skin elasticity, promoting a more youthful appearance.
- Hydration and Nourishment: Infused with Vegetable Glycerine, the mask provides essential hydration, leaving your skin feeling nourished and replenished. This is especially beneficial for maintaining a healthy moisture balance.
- Luxurious Pampering: Treat your skin to a luxurious pampering session with the mask’s rich and indulgent texture. Enjoy the sensory experience of applying a formula designed for both efficacy and pleasure.
- Fast-Acting Results: Notice immediate results after just one use. The fast-acting nature of this DIY face mask allows you to enjoy the benefits of brighter, tighter skin without a prolonged wait.
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Video How-To on My Channel | Jinane World
The steps to make this DIY Face Mask with Blue Nila and Frankincense are demonstrated in this video.