Looking for something to do at home tonight?
Why not try out a DIY face mask? Up your skincare routine by using natural ingredients that have so many benefits and have been used for thousands of years! The best part is that you most likely have most of these ingredients sitting in your kitchen and they’re so easy to put together.
Check out the 10 DIY face masks below to get started!
1. Cocoa & Avocado
INGREDIENTS: 1/4 Avocado + 1 TBS Cocoa powder + 1 TSP Honey
INSTRUCTIONS: Mash avocado and stir in cocoa powder and honey. Apply the mask to your skin for 15 minutes. Wash off with warm water and moisturize.
BENEFITS: Avocado’s natural oils make it a deeply hydrating substance, having antioxidants like vitamins C and E, oleic acid and chlorophyll which help reduce fine lines, wrinkles, and redness. Cocoa is a strong antioxidant flavonoid that helps in fighting skin damage and increase blood flow to the skin. Honey has antibacterial and anti-inflammatory properties, is a pore cleanser, natural hydrant and can cure acne.
3. Orange & Honey
INGREDIENTS: 2 TBS orange juice + 4 TBS honey
INSTRUCTIONS: Mix orange juice and honey together and lightly rub a generous layer on your face. Leave it on for 15 minutes and rinse with warm water and moisturize.
BENEFITS: Oranges give dull skin a bright glow and the vitamin C works as a toner. The body converts beta carotene in oranges into vitamin A which protects the outer layer of skin, reducing breakouts. Honey’s antibacterial properties reduce inflammation of the skin, removes impurities and moisturizes.
4. Lemon & Honey
INGREDIENTS: 1/2 Lemon + 1 TBS Honey
INSTRUCTIONS: Mix the juice of a lemon with honey and apply a layer on the face. Wash with warm water after 25 minutes.
BENEFITS: Lemons contain hydroxy acid which removes dead skin cells, clear blackheads, acne, and discoloration. This combination clears, moisturizes, soothes irritation, brightens and softens skin.
6. Turmeric & Honey
INGREDIENTS: 1 TSP Turmeric powder + 1 TBS Honey; Manuka if you have it.
INSTRUCTIONS: Mix the turmeric and honey to form a paste and apply it to your face especially your T-Zone. Keep on for 10-20 minutes. Wash off with warm water and finish off with a moisturizer.
BENEFITS: Honey’s healing and antibacterial properties work well with Turmeric’s anti-inflammatory properties. This mask is a great cleanser that can fight off infection, irritation, blackheads and makes a great skin cleanser.
7. Turmeric & Yogurt
INGREDIENTS: 1 TBS plain yogurt + 1 TBS honey + 1 TBS turmeric powder
INSTRUCTIONS: Mix together the three ingredients and apply a generous layer to your face and neck. Let is sit for 20-30 minutes. Rinse with warm water and moisturize.
BENEFITS: Yogurt’s probiotic properties cleanse and tighten the pores and the lactic acid soothes the skin, making it an anti-aging and anti-wrinkle ingredient. Combining honey and turmeric powder to yogurt boosts the cleansing and moisturizing benefits of the mask and is good to balance dry and oily skin.
8. Flaxseed & Yogurt
INGREDIENTS: 2 TBS yogurt + 1 TBS flaxseeds
INSTRUCTIONS: Grind (optional) flaxseeds. If you can’t that’s fine just combine flaxseeds and yogurt and let it sit for a few minutes to soak. Apply generously to face and neck for 25-30 minutes. Rinse off with warm water and moisturize.
BENEFITS: Flaxseeds have an insane amount of benefits for the skin and hair. It’s high in antioxidants, fatty acids, phytochemicals and is anti-inflammatory. All these nutrients help to treat acne, exfoliates dead skin, and prevents skin from drying out and is antiaging. Combined with yogurt which also has antiaging properties makes it a great treatment to tighten skin and look more rejuvenated.
9. Flaxseed gel & Oatmeal
For gel: 1/4 cup flaxseed + 2 cups water |
For mask: 1 TBS oatmeal + 1 TBS flaxseed gel
For gel: Bring water to a boil over stove-top, add flaxseed and stir occasionally until it forms a gel substance. Turn off heat and let it sit for 10 minutes. Once cooled down, pour it into cheesecloth or sieve and squeeze out gel into a bowl then transfer into an airtight container. Store in a fridge for longer keep.
For mask: mix gel and oatmeal together and apply the paste to your face. Leave it to dry and rinse off with warm water then apply moisturizer.
BENEFITS: Flaxseed is packed with omega 3 and has anti-inflammatory soothing effects for the skin. It improves the elasticity of your skin and is high in antioxidants giving it healing properties and antiaging effects. It can treat acne and gives firm vibrant, skin. Oatmeal is a great skin soother and also contains anti-inflammatory properties making this combination one of the best especially for sensitive and irritated skin.
10. Cinnamon Flax
INGREDIENTS: 3 TBS flaxseed (or gel) + 1/4 cup yogurt + 1 TSP cinnamon + 1 TSP honey
INSTRUCTIONS: Mix all ingredients together and apply it to your face for 10-25 minutes. Rinse with warm water and moisturize.
BENEFITS: Flaxseed’s anti-oxidants and anti-inflammatory properties combined with honey’s antibacterial properties combined with yogurt’s probiotic properties provides the skin with all the winning benefits. Cinnamon is great for the skin as it is anti-acne can kill bacteria and deep cleanse the skin. it also improves blood flow and removes dead cells. This mask is a wonderful treatment.
11. Avocado & Cucumber
INGREDIENTS: 1/2 avocado + 1/4 cucumber, blended
INSTRUCTIONS: Blend ingredients together or mash avocado with blended cucumber and apply to clean face. Leave on for 15-25 minutes. Rinse with warm water and moisturize.
BENEFITS: A super cooling mask that’ll make you feel clean and fresh. The cucumber will hydrate the skin due to its high water content and vitamin C will reduce any breakouts and puffiness as well as open up pores and clean bacteria. Cucumber peel contains silica which firms up the skin. The avocado regulates oil production, helps reduce inflammation, moisturizes, is antiaging, and gives a natural glow.
12. Ground Almonds & Olive Oil
INGREDIENTS: handful of almonds (ground) + 2 TBS olive oil
INSTRUCTIONS: Grind up almonds and mix with olive oil. Apply a generous layer to face and leave on for 10-15 minutes then gently massage into skin. Wash off with warm water and moisturize.
BENEFITS: Almonds contain fatty acids that get absorbed by the skin leaving it soft and plump. Olive oil contains vitamin E which moisturizes the skin and reduces dullness, dehydration, and fine lines. The combination cleans the skin from bacteria, dead cells, dirt and oil.