Don’t have time or the budget to get a spa facial? No problem. That’s what DIY face masks are for! In this article, we will list down all the best DIY face masks to try at home. We have included face mask recipes for all skin problems, made from natural and healthy ingredients that you can easily find at home.
Let’s take a look at these 13 DIY face masks and make up for the exhausting day you had in office today.
1. The Oatmeal Face Mask
The oatmeal face mask is a perfect pick-me-up for a refreshed look that makes you look and feel good.
- 1/2 cup hot water
- ⅓ cup oatmeal
- 2 tablespoons plain yogurt
- 2 tablespoons honey
- 1 small egg white
You can prepare the oatmeal face mask at home by mixing half cup hot water with one-third cup of oatmeal. Once you see the oatmeal settled in water (which would take 2-3 minutes), add the yogurt, honey, and egg white in this mixture. Your oatmeal mask is ready.
Apply a thin layer on your face and wait for 10 to 15 minutes. Once the layer has dried out, wash your face with lukewarm water.
2. The Mayonnaise Face Mask
The mayonnaise face mask is a perfect alternative to those expensive facial creams.
- 2 or 3 tablespoons Mayonnaise
- 2-3 drops lemon juice
To make DIY mayonnaise face mask, take whole-egg mayonnaise and squeeze 2 drops of fresh lemon juice in it. With clean hands, spread the mask over your face and wait till 20 minutes. After 20 minutes, wipe the mask off with a hot towel and rinse your face with cool water. Your face will instantly look clean.
3. The Turmeric and Avocado Face Mask
The turmeric and avocado face mask is a perfect solution for hyperpigmentation. Turmeric is known to level pigmentation on your face and reduce skin irritation. It is also good for wrinkles.
- 1 tablespoon turmeric powder (juiced or pressed)
- 1 tablespoon fresh lemon juice
- 1 tbsp honey (if you use turmeric juice, use 1/2 mashed avocado instead of honey)
To make the turmeric face mask, add lemon juice in turmeric and then all the other ingredients and mix well. Now apply the mixture on the parts of your face with hyperpigmentation and leave it on for 3 minutes then rinse it off with lukewarm water. If you have open scars, avoid adding lemon juice in the mask as it will hurt. Use this mask twice a week for 4-5 weeks for noticeable results.
4. The Coconut and Avocado Mask
Between running errands all day and battling through the city smog, your skin may get irritated and exhausted. To get rid of pollution and dirt from your face, the coconut and avocado mask is a perfect solution. As delicious as it sounds, the results of this mask are equally amazing. The hydration from coconut combined with antioxidants in the honey give an instant glow to your face.
- 1 tsp honey
- ¼ avocado
- 1 tsp coconut oil
- 2 drops lavender oil
Mix all the ingredients together and apply it on your face with a mask brush. Keep the mask on for 12-15 minutes and rinse it off with water. You will feel an instant uplift in the tone and appearance of your face.
5. The Avocado and Honey Mask
Avocado is the magic ingredient for both your body and your face. This avocado and honey mask is a perfect natural moisturizer to fix your flaky skin. This hydrating face mask would instantly give your face all the hydration it needs.
- Half avocado
- 1 tbsp honey
- Few granules of oat/oat bran
Despite the fact that this mask has all the ingredients that your breakfast does, refrain from eating it. Mix all the ingredients together and apply a layer on your face. Leave it on for 10-12 minutes and then wipe it off with a hot tower before rinsing it with lukewarm water. Your skin will instantly feel hydrated.
6. The Yogurt and Turmeric Mask
Having a supple and smooth skin doesn’t necessarily require you to spend hundreds of bucks on expensive creams and scrubs. Sometimes, a yogurt and turmeric mask can do the trick!
- 1 tbsp plain yogurt
- 1 tbsp honey
- 1 tbsp turmeric powder
Take 1 tbsp of yogurt and add honey and turmeric powder in it. Mix it well until you have an evenly yellow mask. Now apply this facial mask all over your face and neck for 10-15 minutes. Once the mask has dried off, wipe it off with a wet towel and then rinse it with water.
This mask is recommended by Bollywood and Hollywood star, Priyanka Chopra, for removing the rough surface of dullness from your skin and revealing a brighter and flowing tone.
7. The Cacao and Papaya Mask
The cacao and papaya mask is another great facial mask for removing the dullness from your skin and improving your complexion. Perfect for sensitive skins, this mask is packed with the bursting vitamins of Aloe Vera and radiating properties of papaya. A perfect pick-me-up for those dehydrating days.
- 1 tbsp cacao powder
- ¼ papaya
- A pinch of aloe vera
In aloe vera gel, add mashed papaya and cacao powder and mix them well until they form a sticky paste. Now apply a thick layer of this mask on your face and leave it on for 15 minutes then rinse it with water. Your skin will be exfoliated, thanks to the enzymes packed in Papaya, leaving behind newer and fresher skin.
8. The Egg White and Honey Mask
Although many people vouch for the pore minimizing properties of egg whites, there’s actually no way you can close your pores completely. But egg whites do help obscure them. Egg whites and lemons are packed with astringent properties that are good for tightening your skin and making your pores appear obscured. The addition of honey in this mask will ensure that your skin doesn’t feel too tight due to egg whites and that it is amply moisturized.
- 1 egg white
- A squeeze of lemon
- 1 tbsp honey
In a bowl, crack an egg and only pour the egg white in it. Add honey and some lemon juice in the egg white and mix well. Now apply the mixture and leave it on for 7-10 minutes. Once your skin feels tight and the mask has dried, wipe it with a wet towel and rinse it with lukewarm water.
9. The Dead Sea Salt Mask
Getting a fresh cluster of acne before a big event is pretty normal. It’s like those damn things know beforehand about all those important events. But don’t worry! This Dead Sea salt mask is a great way to fight those pesky little acnes, whiteheads, and spots. Dead Sea salt mask is a great natural ingredient for drying out your acne and cleaning your clogged pores.
- 1 tbsp manuka honey
- 1 tsp turmeric powder
- Half tsp dead sea salt
Take half tsp dead sea salt and add 1 tbsp manuka honey in it. If you don’t have manuka honey, add any other honey you have available. Lastly, add the turmeric powder and mix the solution well. Apply a thick layer with a facial brush on your face, ensuring that all the areas of your face with acne and whitehead are perfectly covered. Leave it on until it dries then rinse it gently with cold water.
Manuka honey is packed with bacteria-zapping properties that greatly help with reducing acne. Turmeric calms the redness of acne and makes it less irritable. Whereas the dead sea salt cleans your skin and reduces the inflammation.
10. The Almonds Mask
The almond mask is great for tackling the environmental pollution that can irritate your skin. Staying outdoors most of the time in polluted air can soon take its toll on your skin. If not catered right away, you may end up getting red or acne prone skin. Almonds are packed with fatty acids that penetrate your skin to provide hydration and leave your skin soft and supple.
On the other hand, olive oil protects you from free radicals and prevent fine lines and dehydration.
- Few grounds of almonds
- 2 tbsp olive oil
Mix the two ingredients together to form a paste. Apply on your face with a brush and leave the mask on for 10 minutes. Before you rinse it off, massage the mask gently into your skin so it cleanses the grime, dead cells, and makeup on your face. Add a teaspoon of matcha powder for greater protection against pollutants.
11. The Raspberry and Green Tea Mask
As yummy as it sounds, this face mask is equally beneficial for your skin. This powerful punch of raspberry and green tea on your face is great for brightening dull skin. It is packed with antioxidants that help soothe any redness and inflammation on your skin.
- 1 cup boiled water
- 1 green tea teabag
- 6 raspberries
Seep the green teabag in boiling water for two minutes and then cut it open. Now take the tea leaves out in a bowl and add 6 mashed raspberries into the leaves. It’s okay if the mixture is chunky. Once the paste is cool enough to be applied on your face, apply it on a clean surface and leave it on for 15 minutes. Wipe it off with a wet towel and then rinse with water.
12. The Coffee and Honey Mask
Sleep deprived schedules and tired days leave behind dark circles, which make you look tired, sick, and exhausted. To get rid of the puffiness under your eyes and treat dark circles, coffee and honey mask is incredibly good. Ground coffee has miraculous results on your eyes as they tighten your skin and constrict the blood vessels under your eyes, which can reduce the puffiness under your eyes.
- Half tbsp ground coffee
- 1-2 tbsp raw honey
In a small bowl, add ground coffee and pour honey into the grounds. Mix it well to make a thin paste. Apply the mixture under your eyes only with a fan brush and leave it on for 10 minutes. Rinse it off with lukewarm water and you’ll see an instant reduction in the puffiness.
13. The Aloe Vera and Tea Tree Oil Mask
The aloe vera and tea tree oil mask has two magic ingredients that are great for acne prone skin. This formula shows soothing effects and removes dark spots from your skin. Tea tree oil is a natural antibacterial ingredient that is considered the most effective ingredient against acne and acne spots. Since tea tree oil cannot be applied directly on skin due to its burning aftereffects on broken skin, diluting it with aloe vera gel creates a powerful mixture.
- 1 tbsp aloe vera gel
- 1 drop tea tree oil
Mix the tea tree oil in aloe vera gel with a fork to form a sticky paste. Apply it on clean skin and dry skin for ten minutes and rinse it off with water. Lastly, apply a moisturizer.
These DIY face masks to try at home are sure to fix all your issues no matter what skin problems you have! But if you don’t have the energy to make and apply a DIY mask, an instant HydraFacial from a nearby clinic can give you a quick glow.
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