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9 mood-boosting DIY face masks that don’t take all day to make


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Something about DIY face masks is inherently soothing—maybe it’s mixing the ingredients and the squishy noises they make. Maybe it’s the satisfaction of using items straight from the pantry to create a skin-perfecting panacea. Or maybe it’s simply the act of self-kindness that takes the concoction straight from kitchen to complexion.

In theory, it’s the ultimate act of self-care. In reality, who has the time? You’re likely strapped for time and probably grapple to find the 10 free minutes listed on the back of a sheet mask—much less the mountain of moments necessary to buy and DIY ingredients together and then use them. So just how do busy women à la Elle Macpherson get in on the self-care game?

Think of these like Blue Apron for your face: All the ingredients are easily accessible and packaged to the exact measurement.

They respect the ritual, while achieving it through a realistic means. Enter the two-step DIY beauty set. Think of these like Blue Apron for your face: All the ingredients are easily accessible, packaged to the exact measurement, and generally are just adorable, too. While it only takes a few minutes to whip each up, the added effort to mix them yourself does add a special something to your everyday skin-care routine. So give one (or, you know, all) of them a go. Because hygge season is here—and the long winter means staying inside and indulging in some serious skin-care self-love.

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If you’re not into the #DIYlife, try one of these editor-approved bath-and-mask combinations. Or if you’re really short on time, give the French girl face cleanser a go.

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