Instead of spending hours (and I do mean hours!) browsing through hundreds of expensive face masks at retail stores, why not make your own homemade face masks?
These face masks are perfect for dry skin, oily-combination skin, and uneven skin tone and provide a lovely pampering experience for your face.
Homemade face masks are an effective way to enhance your skincare routine and take it to the next level.
Do Homemade Face Masks Really Work?
Homemade face masks won’t magically transform your face overnight.
However, they do come with a ton of benefits like smoothing out and tightening pores, reducing the appearance of fine lines, moisturizing dry skin, and so much more!
Homemade face masks are quick and less complicated than a full spa facial plus they’re cheaper!
If you don’t want to spend $40 on a face mask you’re only going to use once and throw away after 10 minutes, then check out these easy homemade face mask tutorials you can make with common household ingredients.
*All the face mask recipes recommended in this article are dermatologist-approved!
There’s also a handy how-to card at the end of this article. You can print it and have it on hand when you want to try out any of the recipes.
1. DIY Face Mask to Soothe Dry Skin
You don’t need to dip your face in a batch of luxury face cream to give your tired, dry skin a much-needed boost of moisture with this soothing moisturizing mask.
- 1/2 tablespoon of coconut oil
- 1/2 tablespoon of raw honey
- 1/2 an avocado
- 2 drops of lavender essential oil
- Place the avocado in a cosmetic mixing bowl like this and mash thoroughly with a clean fork or spatula.
- Measure in the honey, coconut oil, honey, and lavender essential oil. Mix until smooth.
- Apply to clean skin with a brush for a complete at-home spa experience.
- Leave on for 15 – 30 minutes then rinse out with lukewarm water.
The fatty acids in coconut oil and avocado will deliver intense hydration, while the honey will open up your pores and zap those annoying blackheads.
Lastly, the lavender oil will smooth out blotchy patches and help lessen redness in the skin.
2. DIY Face Mask for Uneven Skin
Your new skincare holy grail might be hiding behind your milk carton in the fridge, more specifically in a pot of yogurt.
- 1 tablespoon of raw honey
- 1 tablespoon of plain yogurt (Greek yogurt works too!)
- 1/2 tablespoon of turmeric powder for sensitive skin (replace with 1 tablespoon for oily skin)
- Measure all the ingredients into a cosmetic mixing bowl and mix thoroughly with a spatula.
- Apply to clean skin with a brush or clean fingertips.
- Leave on for 10 minutes then rinse off with lukewarm water.
Yogurt is packed with lactic acid, which helps reduce wrinkles and fine lines by encouraging cell renewal while the turmeric powder rejuvenates your skin and leaves it glowing.
3. DIY Face Mask that Fights Oily Skin
This homemade face mask targets excess oil, removes gunk, and unclogs your pores. And all you’ll need is just two ingredients.
- 1/3 of a cucumber
- 1/2 an avocado
- Put the avocado in a cosmetic mixing bowl and mash thoroughly.
- Cut the cucumber up and add to the bowl then mash some more until the mix is thoroughly smooth.
- Apply to clean skin and leave on for 30 minutes and rinse off with lukewarm water.
This cucumber and avocado homemade face mask is extra cooling and will get rid of excess oil and make your face feel refreshed at the same time.
Cucumber is packed with vitamin C, which can help counteract excess sebum, which is what leads to breakouts and acne.
Avocado, on the other hand, is loaded with fatty acids and vitamins C and E, which can minimize breakouts, hydrate dry skin, soothe skin conditions like acne and eczema.
And according to this Cambridge University study, avocado can even help reduce wrinkles and early signs of aging.
4. DIY Face Mask that Soothes Sensitive Skin
- Measure the kaolin clay into a cosmetic mixing bowl.
- Add in the aloe vera juice and mix it into a smooth and spreadable consistency. If too thick, add a little bit more aloe vera juice.
- Apply to clean skin and leave on for 10 minutes then rinse off with lukewarm water.
Kaolin clay detoxifies the skin, evens out skin tone, and controls sebum production on the skin.
Aloe vera juice is rich in vitamins A, C, E, B1, B2, B3, B6, and B12 and promotes radiant and hydrated skin.
You can also sub aloe vera gel for aloe vera juice in this recipe and mix it into a smooth consistency as recommended.
5. Anti Wrinkle Homemade Face Mask
- Place the avocado in a cosmetic mixing bowl and mash with a fork.
- Measure in the raw honey and cocoa powder and mix until it’s a smooth paste.
- Apply to clean skin evenly and leave on for 10 – 15 minutes.
- Rinse off with lukewarm water.
Cocoa powder contains catechins, polyphenols, and flavanols, powerful antioxidants that protect the skin from environmental damage.
Cacao seeds are actually a super fruit and contain more antioxidants than any other fruits according to this study.
Antioxidants encourage collagen and elastin production; firming up the skin and revealing glowing skin.
6. Oatmeal Homemade Face Mask for Itchy and Irritated Skin
- Measure the ingredients into a cosmetic mixing bowl and stir.
- Apply to cleansed skin evenly and leave on for 10 – 15 minutes.
- Rinse off with lukewarm water.
Oatmeal contains avenanthramides, antioxidant and anti-inflammatory properties that help soothe the skin and calm irritation.
It also helps keep acne under control and exfoliates dead skin cells on the skin’s surface.
Rosewater has soothing properties and calms the skin. You can also use lavender water in this recipe.
7. DIY Refreshing White Tea Face Mask
- Measure the white tea leaves into a cosmetic mixing bowl and crush with a spoon or spatula.
- Add in the raw honey and baking soda and mix together thoroughly.
- Spread the mix evenly over cleansed skin and leave on for 10 minutes then rinse off with lukewarm water.
White tea contains a powerful collection of antioxidants that reduces the signs of premature aging and environmental damage. White tea also refreshes the skin.
Clay face masks are also very good for all skin types. For more on this, read 4 Homemade Bentonite Clay Makes for Healthy & Glowing Skin.
Equipment Require for Homemade Masks Recipes
This Silicone Face Mask Mixing Bowl Set is perfect for homemade masks. The set contains everything you need in 1 pack:-
- 2 bowls
- 2 brushes
- 1 spatula
- 1 measuring cup
- 1 measuring spoon
- Stylish storage bag
This set will exclusively be for your homemade face masks so there’s less chance of contamination. You can see the whole set HERE.
14 Tips for Getting The Best Out of Your Homemade Face Masks
- After applying your homemade face mask, lie down to encourage blood flow to your face. Feel free to play some soothing music to help with relaxing.
- After rinsing with lukewarm water, splash some cold water on your face to close your pores.
- Do not use expired products in your homemade face masks. If you wouldn’t eat it, why would you put it on your face?
- Mix the homemade face masks fresh every time. They do not keep in the fridge at all. Mix them only when you’re ready to treat your face. If you mix the face mask and are not able to use it the same day, throw it out and make it again when you’re ready.
- Just to be on the safe side, you could conduct a patch test first before you apply any of the homemade face masks to your skin.
- Use organic and/or natural ingredients in your homemade face masks as much as possible.
- Leave homemade face masks on for at least 10 minutes. This is the minimum time required for the ingredients to penetrate the skin and do the work.
- If possible, apply the face mask before you take a hot shower or bath for additional benefits from the steam.
- Homemade face masks should be applied to cleansed skin. Wash your face with a gentle cleanser and apply the mask once your skin is dry.
- Don’t forget to apply a moisturizer after rinsing off the face mask. You could also apply a light toner before the moisturizer.
- Do not leave the face mask on longer than recommended to prevent skin irritation.
- Use these homemade face mask recipes no more than 2 – 3 times a week.
- Do not use any abrasive products like scrubs or brushes prior to and while the face mask is on. Wait a few days after treatment before using abrasive products.
- You can apply all the face masks to your neck as well if desired.
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