Putting on a face mask is a great way to rejuvenate skin and reduce the stress on your face. Some people prefer to do it when needed, some a couple of times in a week. Doing the latter means you need to stock up on your face masks and have them ready for your spur-of-the-moment beauty sessions.
But who says you need to spend so much to keep your skin clean and healthy? These DIY face masks will help put a glow on your skin without emptying your purse and will only need ingredients you can already typically find from your kitchen.
1Glowing Skin Face Mask
This face mask’s main ingredients are cucumber, honey, and cinnamon. It takes but a few minutes to do this mix. You will need two tablespoons of apple cider vinegar, one tablespoon of cucumber, one tablespoon of honey, one teaspoon of ground cinnamon, and one teaspoon of baking soda. Once you gather all the ingredients, mix them all with the mashed cucumber until you get a creamy consistency. Make sure your face is clear of makeup before applying the mixture.
Using your fingers or with the back of the spoon, apply the mix to your face and massage in a circular motion. Leave the face mask on your face for two to three minutes before rinsing it off with cold water. Apply a moisturizer after to prevent getting dry skin from the face mask. You can do this regimen once a week.
2Anti-Stress Face Mask
This anti-stress face mask only takes a few minutes to do and 15 minutes to leave on your face. In total, it takes but around half an hour to freshen up with this face mask and treat your tired skin and eyes. For the recipe, you will need one tablespoon of ground coffee beans, one and a half tablespoon of plain yogurt, half a teaspoon of cocoa powder, half a teaspoon of lemon juice, and essential oil for fragrance.
Simply mix the ingredients together and apply it all over your face using a brush since using your fingers might be too messy. Avoid using the mixture under your eyes to prevent a stingy sensation. Leave the face mask on for 15 minutes. You can read a good book, cook up a quick dish or just listen to music while at it to get the full experience. Remove the face mask after 15 minutes and wash your face with cold water afterward. You can also use the ground coffee beans as a natural exfoliant.
3Turmeric Face Mask
For the turmeric face mask, you will need two tablespoons of flour, one teaspoon of turmeric, three tablespoons of milk, a few drops of honey, and yogurt, which is optional. For the flour, you can use the regular kind. Otherwise, you can opt for rice flour or ground oats if you have dry skin. Meanwhile, the yogurt helps battle acnes.
Once you have all the ingredients, blend everything together and apply a thin layer on your face to avoid any stain after you remove it. You can also apply this to your neck but with a thinner layer. Let it set on your face for 20 minutes. Rinse it off with water and apply moisturizer all over your face after.
4Homemade Mask with Facelift Effect
A homemade mask is not only made for the extra glow on your skin; you can also have a DIY facelift in the comforts of your own home. A facelift can rejuvenate your skin and make those pores tighter, eliminating further clogging when you get that unwanted acne. Egg white is a basic but powerful ingredient you can use to absorb oil from your skin and shrink your pores, making you looking younger and stress-free. To see immediate results, you can do this homemade facelift mask once a week.
If not egg white, you can also opt for a mask combination of cucumber and white egg. Just peel the cucumber, cut it into small pieces and then mix the egg white with it in a blender until you get a creamy consistency. You can also add three to four drops of a liquid vitamin E into the mixture for optimum results. Leave the mixture to set on your face for 20 minutes and rinse it off with warm water. You can do this regimen one to two times a week.
This miracle face mask is called as such because of its miraculous effects on your face, such as its ability to reduce redness and swelling, soothe scars from acne, prevent infection, and exfoliate your face for that smooth feel and glowing complexion.
The main ingredients of this face mask are honey, cinnamon, and nutmeg. For your safety, use this mask only if you are not allergic to any of the ingredients. You can do a patch test before proceeding to ensure that your skin does not show any adverse reactions.
To follow the steps, just mix two tablespoons of honey, one teaspoon of ground cinnamon, and one teaspoon of ground nutmeg until you make a thick paste. Apply the mixture to your face in a circular motion and let it set for 30 minutes. Wash your face with lukewarm water afterward and gently scrub the remaining mixture on your face in the same circular manner to exfoliate your skin. For the last step, apply a moisturizer on your face for a supple effect.
6Hydrating Face Mask
As the name suggests, this homemade face mask helps hydrate your skin and give your face a softer look. You will only need one cup of plain yogurt, a half cup of uncooked oatmeal, and one teaspoon of honey. Before you start with the mixture, make sure your face and neck are clean and free of makeup. Mix the cup of yogurt and the uncooked oatmeal in a bowl, add the honey, and stir everything well.
To apply the mixture to your face, you can use your fingers or a clean makeup brush. Leave it on your face for no more than 20 minutes and then wash it off with warm water. Apply moisturizer on your face to follow the last step.
7Kaolin Clay and Cacao Face Mask
If you don’t already know, kaolin clay is mild clay that suits all skin types and helps draw purities out and away from the skin. On the other hand, cacao is an excellent antioxidant that helps repair skin and has flavonoids that contribute to reducing inflammation. When you combine these two ingredients, you can help your skin have a fresh and clean glow and have that aromatherapeutic benefit you can get from chocolates. You can also replace your regular water with green tea to offer additional antioxidant and anti-inflammatory benefits, which are beneficial for tired eyes.
For this face mask, you will only need one tablespoon of kaolin powder clay, one tablespoon of distilled water or cooled green tea, and one tablespoon of raw cacao powder. Mix the kaolin clay and cacao powder in a bowl and blend them well with a spoon. Add the water or green tea for a smoother paste and use your finger or a clean brush to apply the mixture to your face. Distribute it evenly from your chin upwards, paying closer attention to your t-zone and nose while avoiding the eyes and the lips.
It takes about 15 minutes to set on your face. You can do some quick and easy tasks while waiting for the time or you can just prop up your feet on the couch and relax. Once it dries slightly, rinse your face with warm water and dry it with a clean towel. You can follow this routine with a face wash and toner, which is only optional. The most important part is applying moisturizer on your face to avoid getting a dry skin from the ingredients. Make sure you are not allergic with any of the ingredients. If you can, perform a patch test first before proceeding with the steps.
8Oatmeal Honey Face Scrub
This face scrub is so easy to do and also requires some basic ingredients you can easily find from your kitchen. You will only need oatmeal, honey, and almond oil. You can also use coconut oil or olive oil if you wish. Before starting with the mixture, you would naturally want to know the ingredients’ benefits.
Oatmeal is known for its skin-soothing properties that can help moisturize your dry skin and provide relief for itches, rashes, and other skin irritations. Honey, on the other hand, has antibacterial and healing properties that soothe and cleanse the skin. Lastly, almond oil cleans your pores and helps moisturize and nourish your skin. It’s particularly helpful for acne-prone skin.
For the ingredients, you will need finely ground oatmeal, honey, and sweet almond oil. Mix everything together until you get a thick, sticky solution. If it’s too clumpy or sticky, you can add more oil or a few drops of water. Leave the mask on your face to set for four to five minutes after applying it. Rinse it off with water afterward. You will immediately feel refreshed from this face scrub, which is particularly useful during cold days when the skin easily dries and gets irritated.
9Cinderella Face Mask
This Cinderella face mask can immediately give you a natural facelift without leaving the comforts of your own home or kitchen. This face mask’s main ingredient is the egg whites, which helps tighten the skin and reduce the appearance of pores. You will need one egg white, two tablespoons of oatmeal, one teaspoon of vegetable oil of your choice, and one tablespoon of freshly pressed lemon juice.
For the procedure, separate the egg white into a bowl and add the oatmeal and the vegetable oil or olive or almond oil if you prefer. Mix the lemon juice into the mix. Blend the mix well, spread it all over your face, and leave it on for 10 minutes. After, rinse off the mask with warm water, dry your face with a soft towel, and finish off the routine with your favorite moisturizer.
10Raw Honey and Coconut Oil Face Mask
This face mask is very easy to do, and you will only need four simple materials – virgin coconut oil, raw honey, a mixing bowl, and a spoon. To start off, mix the virgin coconut oil with the raw honey in your mixing bowl. Use a spoon to blend these two ingredients until you get a cloudy consistency. Use only your fingers to apply the mix to your face. Avoid using a brush or spoon because the honey may crystallize, making it rough and painful to spread on your skin if you put too much pressure.
Once you have applied the sufficient amount of mix on your face, let it set on your face for no more than 15 minutes before your rinse it off with lukewarm water. You don’t need to apply moisturizer on your face after this procedure as the coconut oil already supplies your skin withy ample moisture.
11Lemon and Baking Soda Mask
For this face mask, you will only need lemon juice and baking soda. You simply mix one teaspoon of lemon juice with two tablespoons of baking soda and mix the ingredients together until you get a watery, yellow paste. Apply this paste to your face and neck while avoiding the eyes. Focus on your t-zone and nose or whichever part of your face is prone to oil.
You will feel a slight tinge as you rub the paste on your skin, which is a normal sensation since the baking soda is reacting to your face as it does its job. You should not feel a burning sensation. Otherwise, immediately rinse off the paste and don’t attempt to do this face mask again. Only proceed if your skin does not react adversely with the ingredients.
Do not go beyond 15 minutes in keeping the paste on your face to avoid redness. Use a warm wet cloth to rinse off the paste from your face and wash it again to remove the excess, this time with cold water to also close your pores. Pat your skin dry with a towel and apply a moisturizer of your choice.
12Coffee Mask for Puffy Eyes
We all love drinking coffee, but we can also use this ingredient to restore the glow in our eyes and rid of the puffiness. With just egg white and coffee grounds, you will get brighter eyes and rejuvenated skin. You can drink your coffee or apply it to your face for the same energized effect.
Using one egg white and two teaspoons of coffee ground, mix the two ingredients in a small bowl and beat the mixture with a fork until it becomes frothy. It will take about one minute to get the right consistency. You can use your hands or a brush to apply the mixture around your eyes. Avoid the eyelids to prevent the mix from getting in your eyes. If you wish, you can also apply this mix to your entire face.
Let the mix sit on your face for 10 minutes before using a wet towel to rinse off the mask. Don’t forget to apply a moisturizer where you removed the mask.