It’s Sunday: the day of sleeping in, running errands and catching up on some much needed R&R – Oh, and how could we forget to include our latest Game of Thrones episode?? With the SECOND TO LAST episode premiering this week, we at Nive Girl are planning on pulling out all of the stops – and want you to be prepared to do the same. That is why we have fashioned a list of 6 different DIY Game of Thrones-inspired face masks for you to sport while you are glued to the next 80 minutes of premium televised action.
*Before reading, we wanted to fully disclose that some spoilers may be included in the below post, so if you are still catching up on your Game of Thrones episodes, you may want to refrain from reading.
White Walker Ice Mask
Too soon? We didn’t think so. What better way to kick off this week’s episode than by paying tribute to that unforgettable scene where Arya outmaneuvered the night king and saved the Seven Kingdoms (and Bran…but we’ll get to him later). To make, add ¼ cup of powdered milk while slowly adding in water and stirring until a thick paste is formed. The milk contains an alpha-hydroxy acid that eats away at any dead skin cells that are on your face. Once mixed to the appropriate consistency, spread on your face and leave for 10-15 minutes. When finished, rinse and pat dry. This facemask is meant to both soothe and revitalize, while simultaneously creating a cooling effect.
RIP to our Dothraki heartthrob. At least now we can celebrate his memory with this brightening yogurt facemask! Much like Khal’s appearance on the show, this mask is a quickie. To make, add:
- One tablespoon of whole milk plain yogurt (trust us, fattier = better)
- One tablespoon of honey
- Two tablespoons of finely ground almonds
- Half teaspoon of lemon juice
Mix everything together and gently rub onto your face for no more than two minutes. When finished, rinse with warm water and pat dry. Not only is this facemask a tasty one – but it also moisturizes the skin, while preventing future breakouts!
Melisandre's Anti-Aging Face Mask
We love to hate our Scarlett Lady - she’s just one of those characters in the show that we don’t think we will ever truly understand. Unfortunately, we don’t all have our own ruby necklace that will allow us to look years younger than we already are, so we will just have to take matters into our own hands with this DIY anti-aging facemask:
- One tablespoon of red wine (preferably Malbec or Pinot Noir)
- One green tea bag
- One tablespoon of plain yogurt
- Two tablespoons of honey
After mixing, apply evenly to the face and let sit for 15-30 minutes. Once finished, rince with warm water and pat dry. We know it sounds strange. Why put red wine on your face? An antioxidant called resveratrol is found in grape skin and is believed to reduce the effects of aging. The best part about this mask, is that you can enjoy the rest of your wine while watching the show AND wearing the mask! Remember to multi-task responsibly ;)
*If you’re not a big wine drinker, resveratrol is also found in grape juice and can be taken as a supplement to increase heart health!
Dani’s Dragon Fruit Mask
Now that Viserion and Rhaegal are both gone, we are left to rely on Drogon to be used at the disposal of Daenerys in the next two episodes of the season. While we’re still in shock over Euron’s ruthless attack, we’ve come up with this dragon fruit mask to calm our nerves and skin in preparation for the summer. Dragon fruit contains a ton of vitamin B3, which can be used to relieve skin redness and itchiness, while preventing free radical damage. Some free radicals are said to cause cellular damage and are known for causing the skin to prematurely age. In order to prevent their effects, blend together:
- Half of a dragon fruit
- One tablespoon of extra virgin olive oil
- Two tablespoons of honey
Once the puree is finished, apply to a clean face and let sit for 15 minutes. Afterwards, rinse and pat dry. If you’re a little apprehensive to apply dragon fruit to your face, you’re in luck! Dragon fruit is rich in Omega 3 and Omega 6, which is perfect for a hair mask. Simply blend together some dragon fruit with a splash of water to create a thick liquid consistency and apply to your hair. Not only will it give your locks a healthy glowing look, but it will also prevent against split ends by hydrating and strengthening your strands.
Before we share this formula with you, we are going to caveat it by warning you that it does look and sound a little scary – hence, why we have dubbed it as The Executioner. Surprisingly enough, many of the ingredients are inexpensive and usually sold in your neighborhood drug store. This mask is used to detoxify the skin, while strengthening the underlying tissues. To make, mix:
- One 280 mg capsule of charcoal supplement
- Two teaspoons of turmeric (anti-inflammatory supplement used to heal wounds)
- Two teaspoons of honey
- ½ teaspoon of spirulina (a supplement that improves age spots, acne, and rashes)
- ½ teaspoon of coconut oil
- ½ teaspoon of water (add enough to make the mask easy to disperse over the face)
After mixing everything together, apply evenly to your face and leave on for 15-30 minutes. Once finished, rinse with warm water and pat dry.
*Keep in mind that the turmeric may stain the skin temporarily, so it may take a few rinses for the tint to wash away entirely. BUT, don’t let that deter you from trying this mask out because it offers instant results!
Botanical Highgarden Face Mask
While the blossoming paradise of Highgarden is no longer mentioned in the series, we certainly have not forgotten about its lasting beauty – or House Tyrell for that matter. In memento, we created a floral and oatmeal mask to cleanse, restore and moisturize your skin. To create, blend the following ingredients in a food processor or coffee grinder:
- Two tablespoons of rolled oats (blended into a fine powder
- One tablespoon of brown sugar
- One tablespoon of dried lavender buds or rose petals
Once blended together, add in just enough plain yogurt to combine all ingredients together in a wet paste. Gently massage over neck and face for no more than two minutes. Afterwards, rinse thoroughly with warm water and pat dry. This mask is perfect when transitioning seasons and as a preventative measure against dry or dull skin!
We hope you enjoy these face masks just as much as we do! Let us know which one is your favorite in the comment section below!