14 Apr 6 of the Best DIY Face Masks to Try Making at Home
After trying DIY face masks and skincare, I’m never turning back, and I can guarantee you won’t either if you try these six homemade face mask recipes.
Read on to learn about how I care for my skin with the help of some everyday essentials you probably already own.
Getting Into DIY Skincare
As a skincare newbie with a barebones beauty arsenal, I decided to keep costs and clutter low by incorporating DIY face masks into my routine. Although the beginning stages of my foray into DIY skincare were messy, I now cringe at the thought of investing in luxury creams or serums.
Almost overnight, I began to see the results of my natural skincare routine and became a believer that most — if not all — of the products we need to keep our skin healthy and glowing are located right in our own homes.
So, before you open your medicine cabinet or skincare fridge, take a lot at your refrigerator or pantry. Then, slather on these homemade face masks and let them sit for 20 minutes. You just won’t believe the results!
Here are six DIY face masks that will turn you into a DIY-skincare believer.
Honey Oat Hydration Mask
This hydration mask combines avocados, honey and oats, which will leave your skin supple and soft.
Honey, a natural humectant, helps your skin retain moisture, while vitamins E and C and natural oils from avocado hydrate the skin and improve the appearance of fine lines and wrinkles.
Finally, oats gently exfoliate the skin to whisk away dead skin cells and encourage cell turnover. This ingredient’s antioxidant and anti-inflammatory properties also ward off redness and gradually brighten dull complexions.
- ½ of an Avocado
- 1 Tablespoon of Honey
- ½ Cup of Oats
Brightening Tumeric Mask
The star of this Brightening Mask is antioxidant-rich tumeric, which has been used for centuries to lighten dark spots and other skin discolorations.
In addition, this mask contains Apple Cider Vinegar, a natural astringent, which clears up oil and reduces breakouts.
A double-duty face mask? What’s not not love?
Natural humectants like honey and yogurt counter the drying effects of the ACV by drawing more water to the skin. The results will leave you with an illuminated and nourished complexion.
- 1 Teaspoon turmeric powder
- 1 Teaspoon organic apple cider vinegar
- 1 1/2 Tablespoon of organic honey
- 1 Teaspoon milk or yogurt
Cashew Milk & Egg White Mask
This face mask boasts loads of Vitamin C from lemon juice, a natural astringent.
Lemon juice will not only help control oily skin and kill bacterial with its natural antimicrobial properties, but will also lighten dark spots and acne scars. Cashew milk and egg whites, meanwhile, work hard to tighten your skin and rehydrate parched skin.
- 3 Teaspoons natural cashew milk
- 1 Egg white
- 1 Teaspoon Lemon Juice
Coco-Honey Yogurt Mask
This one’s for the girls with dry skin! This face mask features ingredients such as coconut oil and honey, which are majorly hydrating thanks to their humectant properties.
In addition, greek yogurt, which contains tons of lactic acid, works to gently exfoliate the skin and eradicate signs of aging.
With continued use, this creamy, nourishing face mask will leave your skin lightly scented and unbelievably smooth!
- 1 Tablespoon of Coconut Oil
- 1 Tablespoon of Honey
- 2 Tablespoons Greek Yogurt
Rose Oats Mask
This rose mask will reduce redness and stimulate collagen production as it transports you straight to your last spa trip. It’s just that luxiorous! But did you know that it’s also easy to make?
Chop the dry rose petals very finely with a small knife. To make a smoother rose petal paste, use a small herbs grinder to crush the flower into a medium-coarse powder.
Next, combine your ground-up rose petals with two tablespoons of oats in a small bowl. Add water to this dry mixture, as needed, to create a thick paste.
Massage the paste into the delicate skin of your face and décoletté, and voila — instant spa facial!
- 2 Handfuls of Dried Rose Petals
- 2 Tablespoons of Oats
Mint Face Mask
The touch of turmeric in this mask will banish blemishes and combat skin discolouration, while yogurt will keep the skin hydrated and plump. But the real star here is the mint.
Mint has strong anti-bacterial and anti-fungal properties that will bring current breakouts under control. Notably, it will also keep inflammation and other skin flare ups at bay.
Try chopping up the leaves as finely as possible to get a smooth minty paste. Apply the finished product generously across the whole face and neck area.
- 10 Sprigs of Mint
- 2 Tablespoon of Water
- 2 Teaspoon of Turmeric Powder