Purify Your Pores with This DIY Rubber Peel-Off Mask

I am a Korean skincare regimen fanatic; of all the eleventy-billion steps in the routine, my very favorite is the mask. Clay masks, sheet masks, I love them all, but there’s one type of mask that holds a special place in my heart: the peel-off mask. That’s why I’m totally excited about this DIY rubber peel-off mask from Ina De Clercq’s recent book, DIY Beauty.

Peel off mask diyIf you haven’t tried making a DIY rubber peel-off mask before, you may be wondering how exactly you can do it at home. The secret ingredient is agar agar powder, an ingredient often used in vegan desserts as an alternative to gelatin; it’s what makes the mask solidify once it’s applied to your face.

Ingredients for rubber peel off maskThis mask is a copycat version of Dr. Jart+’s Shake & Shot Rubber Masks. In addition to the agar agar, there’s clay, rice flour, and oatmeal in it to help absorb oil and clean out your pores. After peeling the mask off, if there’s a little residue leftover, you can even rub it on your skin a bit with some water for some additional exfoliation benefits.

Rubber peel off maskBut let’s back up: peeling the mask off. Oh. Em. Gee. It is the best part of the whole DIY rubber peel-off mask thing. It’s so strangely satisfying. I always make a game of trying to peel the entire thing off my face in one go, although it never quite works out. Once you’re done, your skin will feel squeaky clean and totally refreshed.

For more copycat recipes from favorite beauty brands like Herbivore, Lush, Burt’s Bees and more, check out DIY Beauty by Ina De Clercq on Amazon.

Jiggle Juice Mask

Excerpted from DIY Beauty by Ina De Clercq. Copyright © 2019 Simon and Schuster, Inc. Used by permission of the publisher. All rights reserved.

Servings: 1 mask


How to Make:

  • Pour water into a small saucepan. Add agar agar powder and stir.

  • Bring the mixture to a boil. Keep stirring the mixture and let boil 1 minute.

  • Take the saucepan off the heat and allow to cool 1 minute. Pour the mixture into the container.

  • Add bentonite clay, rice flour, and oatmeal to the container.

  • Secure the lid on the container. This is a hot liquid, so make sure the lid is on tight!

  • Carefully shake the container to combine ingredients.

  • Pour the contents into a small dish or mixing bowl.

  • Let the mixture cool down to room temperature 10 minutes. It will start to thicken.

How to Use:

  • Make sure the mixture has cooled down to room temperature. Do a patch test on your arm or hand first to check the temperature.

  • Use a makeup brush or your fingers to apply a thick layer on your skin. Allow the mask to sit 5–10 minutes.

  • Peel off the mask. Rinse with water.


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