Gelatin Face Mask
(Jello facial mask)
Making Face Masks

Not so many people know yet of the effectiveness AND the fun of making and using a gelatin face mask. Well maybe you and we can change that. It is an underestimated but very useful ingredient to use when making face masks

And everyone, and that includes you, can enjoy a relaxing and satisfying natural spa experience right there in your own home with these jello or gelatine face masks. It's all made clear; these face mask recipes are as simple as ABC, affordable or downright cheap and you probably have the ingredients already somewhere in your kitchen cabinets




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Why a gelatin face mask; what are the benefits of gelatin for me…or my skin?

Gelatin is made of animal collagen and that's why it is so effective in natural skin care. It helps build your collagen best when you take it as a food but when applied on your skin it also has proven to be very helpful

When you have applied it to your facial skin it will bind with the dead skin cells and oil that clogs your pores, clearing your skin when you peel it off. This is also why gelatin has a softening effect on your skin and as it dries it will also help to firm and tone


If you want to find out more about Gelatin or Jello as an active ingredient in do-it-yourself facial masks visit our homemade facial mask basics page by clicking on the link. There you can also find out more about many other possible ingredients and ways to combine them into your own signature facial mask recipe


Some useful tips

Before applying any facial mask clean your face and neck with fresh water. Take off all cosmetics, creams, lotions, in short: everything. Use a non abrasive, non aggressive soap if necessary. When finished, pat your skin dry

Even better is to take a hot shower or a steam bath to clean and open up your pores. For some useful steam bath suggestions & tips check our steam bath page

When you have applied the gelatin face mask of choice make sure you take your time to lie down, place a towel under your head and neck. Put 2 cucumber slices on your eyes; or use 2 used and cooled down chamomile teabags (our personal favorite!) or 2 cotton pads soaked in rose or lavender water


To make your face mask experience even more satisfying we suggest you check our quick facial tips page. These will smooth things out just a little bit more





Making face masks
Gelatin face mask recipes

We gathered some great cleansing and fun gelatin mask recipes here for you. These should keep you occupied and jell-o-ed for a while ;-)

Enjoy applying and making face mask recipes all by yourself or with friends. Use regular gelatin or use Jell-o of your taste to make a personal, fresh, funny and effective Jello facial mask

It's now official home spa pampering time! Gather the ingredients, invite some friends over, turn off your phone, turn on your favorite music, pour that drink you love, shift your mind to the good things in life, put on a smile and most importantly:


Think positive, happy thoughts and relax...

this is actually half the secret of these recipes!




Enjoy and have FUN!



Making face masks

Basic Fruit juice Gelatin face mask
(For all skin types)

A very simple peel off gelatin face mask. It feeds, softens, firms and tones your skin


What do you need:

  • 1 packet unflavored Gelatin
  • 1/2 cup fresh Fruit juice, pick the one that's right for your skin type*


How to do it:

Put the gelatin and fruit juice in a small pan and slowly heat it up over a small fire, while constantly stirring, until the gelatin is dissolved completely

Place the bowl in the fridge until it is firm and almost set but still liquid enough to be applied; this will take about 20 to 30 minutes

Stir to see if it is the right thick consistency, if so spread the paste gently and equally with a facial mask brush or spatula on your clean face and neck; keep the eye and upper lip area clear

Now lie down, relax and leave the mask on until it gets dry

Then peel it off, start under your chin and peel it off in an upward motion, this will tingle a bit. Finally rinse with fresh cold water; pat your skin dry with a clean towel


*Which juice?

For normal to dry skin use peach, raspberry, apple, papaya, pear or strawberry juice, or combine some of these.

For oily skin use lemon, lime, carrot, orange, grapefruit, tomato or white grape juice, or combine some of these




Making face masks

Herbal Tea, Fruit juice Gelatin face mask

(For all skin types)

A gelatine face mask with herbal tea infusion for extra power


What do you need:

  • 1 packet unflavored Gelatin
  • 1/4 cup fresh Fruit juice, pick the one that's right for your skin type
  • 1/4 cup Herbal infusion Tea


How to do it:

Make a herbal infusion tea with your herb of choice and strain it. Pour the warm herbal tea together with the fruit juice and the gelatin in a small pan. Then gently warm this mixture up over a slow fire, while constantly stirring, until the gelatin is completely dissolved

Let this cool down for a while and place the bowl in the fridge until it is firm and almost set but still liquid enough to be applied; this will take about 30-40 minutes

Stir to see if it is the right thick consistency, if so spread the paste gently and equally with a facial mask brush or spatula on your clean face and neck; keep the eye and upper lip area clear

Now lie down, relax and leave the mask on until it gets dry

Then peel it off, start under your chin and peel it off in an upward motion, this will tingle a bit. Finally rinse with fresh cold water; pat your skin dry with a clean towel





Making face masks

Egg White, Milk Gelatin face mask

(For all skin types)

A gelatine face mask with herbal tea infusion for extra power


What do you need:

  • 1 tablespoon unflavored Gelatin
  • 1,5 tablespoon whole Milk
  • 1 Egg white


How to do it:

Mix the milk and gelatin in a pan over a small fire, while stirring constantly, until the gelatin is dissolved. Remove it from the heat source and let it cool down just a little bit. Then add the egg white and mix until you have a smooth substance that is cool enough to touch

Quickly, before it starts to set in the pan, but gently spread the substance equally but not too thick with a facial mask brush or spatula on your clean face and neck; keep the eye and upper lip area clear

Now lie down, relax and leave the mask on until it gets dry, this will take about 30 minutes

Then peel it off, start under your chin and peel it off in an upward motion, this will tingle a bit. Finally rinse with lukewarm water; pat your skin dry with a clean towel




Some words of Caution

A lot of fruits contain citric acid. Lemon, lime and orange (juice) in specific. When you use them in a skin treatment always be careful with how much you use. Too much can cause acid burns. Also if you have sensitive skin be extra aware with these ingredients

Same goes for all essential oils, this is really powerful stuff; be very careful what and how much you use

Because you can never be too careful when it comes to your skin, always do a patch test on a small piece of skin (e.g. behind the ear) to see how your skin reacts to separate ingredients



Looking for more homemade skin care recipes or natural beauty ideas?

Why stop at a gelatin face mask? Try out some of our other facial masks or natural homemade cosmetics, like lotions, scrubs, creams, hair care recipes and much more, follow one of the links below to some of our other homemade skin care pages and make your spa days even sweeter


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