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I DIY'd Masks For My Whole Body And It Really Wasn't Worth It

Six masks in one day was not my best idea.

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Hi, I'm Lauren, and I wish my life was like this:

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Unfortunately, it's not. And because I have student debt and can't really drop bank at the spa, I decided to DIY affordable masks mostly using things I can find at home. I made six — yes, SIX — masks for different parts of my body in a day and things got so messy.

1. Lip Peel

Lauren Han

I started with this lip peel because my lips are always chapped and my lipstick is constantly cracking. After wiping it off and applying lip balm, I was tempted to make out with everyone in the room so they could feel how soft and smooth my lips were.

Relaxation Rating: 💆💆💆💆

2. Avocado Hair Mask

Lauren Han

The avocado hair mask is one of the most popular DIY hair masks, so I thought I'd finally give it a try. Let me just say, I regret it, I regret it, I regret it. Not only was it SUPER messy, but I had to rinse my hair about five times afterwards to get all the chunks of avocado out. My hair was admittedly a little softer, but it didn't last long. I probably should've used a riper avocado, but still, it was too much to clean up after.

Relaxation Rating: 💆


3. Oatmeal Foot Mask

I was so excited for this oatmeal foot mask. I have very rough, calloused feet and have always been a little insecure about it. I've never tried a foot mask before, and I had all the ingredients, so I thought I'd try this one. Unfortunately, it left my feet feeling worse, and they started cracking. Not sure where I went wrong!

Relaxation Rating: 💆

4. Acne Scars and Dark Spots

I could not find a mask specifically for the back, but this mask is for getting rid of acne scars and dark spots, which I have a lot of because I used to have bacne. It was hard to apply this by myself, but since most of my scars are near my shoulders, I was able to cover most of it. I really liked the feeling of this, and it was not too messy, so I'd definitely try this again and again to see if my scars fade.

Relaxation Rating: 💆💆💆

5. 3-Ingredient Hand Mask

Lauren Han

Oh my freaking stars, this one was so simple and so good. I put on Friends and kept massaging my hands with this heavenly concoction for the whole episode — and I've never been more relaxed. My hands were buttery soft afterwards!

Relaxation Rating: 💆💆💆💆💆

6. Honey and Tea Tree Oil Face Peel

I wasn't sure about this face peel at first, but I was amazed at the results. Not only did it clear out my pores, but it also left my skin glowing. This mask was for sure. The only negative thing I have to say about it is that it was incredibly sticky and the tea tree oil scent was a little overwhelming for me.

Relaxation Rating: 💆💆💆💆

7. So, would I do all of these again? No, probably not.


It was exhausting to prepare and clean everything up afterwards, and I didn't really get the results I was hoping for. I LOVED the hand and face masks though and will probably attempt those again in the near future. But for now, I think I owe it to myself to skip the mess and properly indulge at the spa at least one day out of the year.

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