11 Homemade Face Mask Recipes

With these luscious face mask recipes, you can bring the escapism of the spa to the comfort of your own home.

There isn’t much better out there for your skin than a good old face mask can’t cure or spirit away. They can be the loving shoulder at the end of a tough day or an active part of a skin rejuvenation routine to zap problem skin, trouble patches and blemishes away.

You can turn to store face masks or an indulgent trip to the spa for a face mask … or you could experience the same benefits from the confines of your favourite chair or spot in the garden.

Join us as we take a look at the best homemade face mask recipes that actually work wonders for your skin!

Homemade Balance Dry Skin Face Mask

Clay mask

Dry skin can be quite the troublesome foe. Give it the cold shoulder with this DIY face mask recipe that balances the moisture in your skin. Clay based and supercharged with honey and lavender oil, the aromatic scent is relaxing for the nervous system and bouts of insomnia.

 

Ingredients:

  • 6 tsp clay
  • 1 tsp natural raw honey
  • 2 tsp aloe vera juice
  • 3 drops of lavender essential oil
  • Dash of natural spring water

How to make:

  • Mix the ingredients together until they form into a smooth textured paste.
  • Massage the finished mix into your face, getting good and healthy coverage.
  • Leave for 10-20 minutes before rinsing off the face mask with warm water
  • Gently pat dry the skin after you have washed it.

Stress Relief Face Mask

stress face maskEveryone’s stressed but not everyone knows the key to beating stress may actually be in your cupboard!

This powerful blend of oat powder, chamomile powder, yoghurt and clay soothes the skin, relaxes the body and supplies the skin with helpful nutrients.

Ingredients:

  • 6 tbsp Oat Powder
  • 4 tbsp Chamomile Powder
  • 4 tbsp Kaolin Clay
  • 1 tbsp Turmeric powder
  • 1 tbsp full-fat plain yoghurt
  • 1 tbsp of raw natural honey
  • Add water if the solution is too thick (optional)

How to make:

  • Mix the ingredients together until they form into a smooth textured paste and let it sit for 2 minutes.
  • Massage the finished paste into your face
  • Leave for at least 15 minutes before rinsing off the face mask with warm water and a soft cloth

Hyper Pigmentation Face Mask

Hyperpigmentation mask
This acid and vitamin-based face mask is formulated to specifically target hyperpigmentation problems with the skin.

Using turmeric, an ingredient is clinically proven to address hyperpigmentation, this DIY face mask reduces skin irritation and wrinkles.

Ingredients:

  • 1 tbsp of fresh turmeric powder
  • 1 tbsp of fresh lemon juice
  • A healthy splash of water
  • 1 tbsp of honey (optional)

How to make:

  • Mix the ingredients together until they form into a smooth textured paste
  • Massage the mix into your face and leave for 3-5 minutes before rinsing off the face mask with warm water
  • This face mask is particularly effective if you use it over the course of five weeks at a frequency of twice a week.

Homemade Banana Glow Face Mask

Banana face mask
Transport yourself to the beaches of heaven with this healthy and natural face mask designed for all skin types. Using banana, orange juice, honey and water, this mask moisturises the skin and leaves you with a natural glow on the surface.

Ingredients:

  • ½ banana
  • 1 tbsp orange juice
  • 1 tbsp honey
  • 1 tsp of honey (optional)

How to make:

  • Mix the ingredients together until they form into a smooth textured paste & don’t worry if there are lumps
  • Apply the face mask and leave for 15 minutes before rinsing off the face mask with warm water
  • This face mask also works wonders when used before your regular moisturiser!

Soothe Irritating Skin Face Mask

Soothing face mask
If your skin is easily irritated by city pollution and the general wear and tear of the day, this soothing face mask can help comfort the skin and combat redness.

The deep hydration, antioxidants and soothing properties come from coconut oil, honey and lavender oil. These ingredients hold essential fatty acids that add moisture and suppleness to the skin. And the end result is a spa-like face mask.

Ingredients:

  • 1 tsp coconut oil
  • ¼ of a ripe avocado
  • 2-3 drops of lavender oil
  • 1 tsp of honey

How to make:

  • Mix the ingredients together until they form into a smooth textured paste
  • Massage the mix into your face and leave for 10-15 minutes before rinsing off the face mask with warm water

DIY Face Mask for Sensitive Skin

Yoghurt mask
If you experience regular bouts of redness, you can’t beat a yoghurt-based face mask. It is packed with probiotics and proteins that soothe the skin.

The cocoa powder is backed with Flavanols which calm irritation. And, on top of that, the wonder ingredient that is honey tightens the skin for a finished glow up.

Ingredients:

  • 1 tbsp yoghurt
  • 1 tsp cocoa powder
  • 1 tsp of honey

How to make:

  • Mix the ingredients together until they form into a paste
  • This should take no longer than 30 seconds to one minute
  • Massage the mix into your face, making sure you get full coverage and leave for 15 minutes before rinsing with warm water.

Vinegar Skin Toner Face Mask

ACV skin mask
Face masks and vinegar have been working together since the days of Helen of Troy. A popular ingredient through the ages, vinegar helps tone the skin, as well as clean and tighten the surface.

Ingredients:

  • ¼ cup of apple cider vinegar
  • ¼ cup of water

How to make:

  • Mix the ingredients together and apply the finished solution to the face
  • Massage the mix into your face, making sure you get full coverage
  • Leave it to dry for 10 minutes before wiping it off with warm water.

DIY Hydrating Skin Face Mask

Oat face mask
For those of you who suffer from flaky and dry skin, it can be hard to find moisture. This homemade face mask might sound like a breakfast recipe but it’s not for eating at all.

The honey helps the skin retain moisture and helps with the appearance of scars by healing and activating tissue regeneration. The oats are great at nourishing and soothing the skin, whilst the avocado leaves the skin feeling smooth as ever.

Ingredients:

  • Handful of oats
  • ½ avocado
  • 1 tbsp of honey

How to make:

  • Mix and mash the ingredients together until they form into a paste.
  • Massage the mix into your face and leave for 15 minutes before rinsing with warm water.

Homemade Face Mask for Uneven Skin

Uneven Skin mask
Don’t worry about expensive facials and tubs and tubs of scrubs to improve your uneven skin texture and toner anymore, you can do it all at home!

This yoghurt-based face mask lifts the skin’s surface, giving it a brightened effect. The added honey smooths the skin and fights against pockets of pigmentation.

Ingredients:

  • 1 tbsp of natural plain yoghurt
  • 1 tbsp of turmeric powder
  • 1 tbsp of honey

How to make:

  • Mash the ingredients together until they form into a paste.
  • Massage the mix into your face and leave for 10 minutes before rinsing with warm water.

DIY Acne Buster Face Mask

acne skin mask
There’s nothing more infuriating than acne. Well, maybe clusters of acne but you get the point.

This do-it-yourself face mask is good at combating whiteheads, blackheads and acne because the Manuka can zap bacteria away whilst the turmeric soothes the redness. Turmeric is also anti-inflammatory and anti-bacterial which means it can reduce infection. The end result is clear and impressive skin.

Ingredients:

  • ½ tsp of Dead Sea salt
  • 1 tbsp of turmeric powder
  • 1 tbsp of Manuka honey

How to make:

  • Mix the ingredients together until they form into a paste
  • Use a brush to apply it gently on the face and in areas of high acne, blackheads and whiteheads
  • Leave for 10-15 minutes before rinsing with warm water.

Homemade Cooling Mask for Oily Skin

cooling skin mask
This homemade face mask hydrates the skin and reduces break out activity with its richness in vitamin C. The added avocado manages the oil levels in your skin and reduces inflammation. It is great for both hydrated and dehydrated skin because it is water-based as a result of the cucumber.

Ingredients:

  • ½ avocado
  • ¼ cucumber (blended)

How to make:

  • Mix the ingredients together until they form into a paste
  • Apply on the face, getting good coverage and all of the T-zone
  • Leave for 10 minutes before rinsing with warm water.

Do it yourself!

Just because you’re feeling lazy and don’t want to labour to the spa doesn’t mean your skin should be ignored. These 11 great homemade face masks are designed to combat a wide array of skin problems and irritations with ingredients from the back of your cupboard.

So, get to mixing and show your face some love!

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