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10 Best DIY Face Masks You Can Make At Home

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My absolute favorite DIY face masks – all natural, easy to make, suitable for different skin problems and soooo good for skin…

DIY face masks are still in. In the last couple of years, this trend has only been growing, and it’s growing strong. Today, you can find thousands of recipes on the internet.

Of course, not all of them are good. But, once you find a natural mask that works for your skin, it feels almost like falling in love.

Personally, I am not someone who’s gonna swap all my skincare products for DIY alternatives. However, I’ve found a lot of DIY products that really are as good (and some even better) than the store-bought ones I’ve been using before.

And, since these products are all-natural, easy to make, inexpensive and give great results, why wouldn’t I want to use them?

The following face masks are certainly some of the best I’ve ever tried. And it’s not just me – my friends and SM followers often share with me glorifying reviews of how some of the DIY masks below helped them fix this or that skin problem.

So, here there are, gathered at one place – DIY face masks that definitely deserve to be on the top 10 list:

10 Best DIY Face Masks:

1. Diy Face Mask with Avocado, Cocoa and Honey

DIY Face Mask with Avocado, Cocoa and Honey - Full Recipe Infographic

Benefits:

Best for dry skin type. Provides nourishing fats and antioxidants.

This mask deep-moisturizes and soothes the skin and makes it plump, soft and supple. It also has anti-aging properties. Perfect for winter, since it reinforces the skin’s protective barrier.

How to make it:

Mash the avocado well until you get a smooth paste. Add the cocoa powder and honey and mix everything well. If the mixture is too thick, you can add 1 – 2 teaspoons of milk or water.

Apply to a clean face, preferably after a face scrub. After around 20 minutes, wash it off with warm water. Apply your face cream while your skin is still slightly damp, to lock in the moisture.

2. Anti-Inflammatory Diy Nutmeg Face Mask

How to Make Anti-Inflammatory DIY Nutmeg Face Mask - Infographic

Benefits:

Best for irritated, acne prone skin or for skin imperfections. This face mask purifies and soothes the skin.

I stole this recipe a few years ago from Huda Kattan, and I use it all the time! The mask is soothing, cleansing and antibacterial. It also gently exfoliates the skin and even has some mild anti-aging properties.

Plus, it smells really nice…

How to make it:

  • 1 tablespoon ground nutmeg
  • 2 tablespoons milk
  • 2 teaspoons honey

Put all the ingredients in a small bowl. Mix well to get a smooth mixture. The mask should get a thick liquid texture, runnier than the classic paste masks.

Apply a thin layer of the mask with a mask brush and then just keep reapplying every time your skin soaks it up. Do this for 10 – 15 minutes, then wash off and apply a face cream.

3. Homemade Face Mask with Banana, Orange Juice and Honey

The Best Recipe for Banana, Orange Juice and Honey Face Mask

Benefits:

Good for dry, combination or sensitive skin. This face mask provides moisture, minerals and antioxidants.

It soothes and replenishes the skin. Banana is one of the most nourishing fruits. Orange juice purifies, refreshes and rejuvenates the skin. You can use this mask to soften dry skin, calm irritations, make your skin plump and supple and add healthy glow.

How to make it:

  • 3 tablespoons mashed banana
  • 1 tablespoon orange juice
  • 1 tablespoon honey

Mash a piece of ripe banana with a fork until you remove all the lumps. Add the honey and freshly squeezed orange juice. Mix well to get a smooth mask.

Keep the mask on your face for around 15 minutes. Wash it off with lukewarm water and a gentle face wash. Moisturize your skin as usual.

4. Papaya, Aloe Vera Gel and Rose Water Face Mask

How to Make Papaya, Aloe Vera Gel and Rose Water Face Mask

Benefits:

Best for dehydrated skin and for preventing premature aging signs. This face mask provides lots of water, vitamins and antioxidants.

Papaya is rich in beta carotene, phytochemicals, AHAs and enzymes that brighten and rejuvenate the skin. After the mask, the skin becomes soft, firm, smooth and visibly rejuvenated. It can also help fade acne marks, dark spots and other skin imperfections.

How to make it:

Mash papaya well with a fork, try to get as smooth a paste as you can. Add the aloe vera gel and rose water and mix well.

Wash and exfoliate your face, then apply the mask with a cotton ball. Keep the mask on your face for 10 – 15 minutes and reapply as needed, then wash off. Apply a face cream right away, to prevent the water evaporation.

5. Diy Face Mask with Grapes and Yogurt

DIY Face Mask with Grapes and Yogurt - ingredients and benefits

Benefits:

Good for all skin types. This face mask has moisturizing, soothing and anti-aging properties.

Grapes contain powerful antioxidants and lightening agents that rejuvenate and revitalize the skin. Yogurt exfoliates and moisturizes, and oatmeal soothes the skin.

How to make it:

Mix well the blended (or mashed) grapes and yogurt. Add just enough oatmeal powder (colloidal oatmeal or finely ground rolled oats) to get the right consistency.

Wash and gently exfoliate your face, then apply the mask. Leave it on for around 15 minutes. Wash off and apply your face cream while your skin is still warm and slightly damp (not wet).

6. Homemade Face Mask with Oatmeal, Milk and Honey

An infographic showing the recipe for DIY Face Mask with Oatmeal, Milk and Honey

Benefits:

Best for sensitive, irritated skin. This mask provides moisture and anti-inflammatory properties.

The mask can calm and prevent breakouts. It can help you get rid of excess sebum, gently exfoliate the skin and reduce acne inflammation. It can also help soothe irritations caused by skin dryness.

How to make it:

  • 2 tablespoons finely ground rolled oats
  • 2 tablespoons milk
  • 1 tablespoon raw honey

Grind some rolled oats to get a fine powder, then add the milk and honey. Mix all the ingredients well together to get a smooth paste.

Apply the mask to a clean skin and leave it on for 15 – 20 minutes. Rinse off with lukewarm water and apply a face moisturizer. This mask is gentle and calming, so you can use it as often as you want.

7. Brightening Face Mask with Strawberry and Aloe Vera

A Recipe for Brightening DIY Face Mask with Strawberry and Aloe Vera

Benefits:

Best for dull, dehydrated skin. This face mask provides lots of moisture and antioxidants.

This mask is a perfect quick fix for every time your skin looks dull and tired. Combined, the ingredients dissolve the dead skin layer, thoroughly hydrate the skin, rejuvenate it and make it smooth, plump and glowing.

How to make it:

  • 2 fresh strawberries
  • 1 tablespoon aloe vera gel
  • 2 teaspoons any carrier oil (I like coconut or jojoba oil)

Mash well the strawberries to get rid of all the lumps. Add the other two ingredients and mix. You should get a thin, runny paste. Apply the mask with your fingers or using a cotton ball.

Leave it on for around 10 minutes. During that time, if it starts to dry, apply another layer over the first one. After 10 minutes, wash the mask off with warm water and a gentle face wash. Apply a moisturizer.

8. Diy Face Mask with Rice, Jojoba Oil and Orange Juice

DIY Face Mask with Rice, Jojoba Oil and Orange Juice Recipe

Benefits:

Best for aging skin, but should also be great for dry, sensitive, damaged or dehydrated skin. Provides brightening, soothing and restoring benefits.

The mask thoroughly moisturizes the skin. It also repairs the skin’s lipid barrier and improves its water retaining abilities. Plus, it can help fade skin imperfections, such as acne marks and aging spots.

How to make it:

Boil the rice until soft and mash it to get a smooth paste. While it is still warm, add the jojoba oil and freshly squeezed orange juice and mix everything well.

Keep the mixture on your face for around 20 minutes. Then wash it off and apply a face cream. You can use this mask 1 – 2 times a week, or more often if necessary.

9. Rejuvenating Carrot and Coconut Oil Face Mask

How to make Rejuvenating Carrot and Coconut Oil Face Mask

Benefits:

Best for dry or aging skin. This face mask provides hydration and antioxidants.

Carrots are naturally antiseptic and anti-inflammatory. They provide the skin with beta carotene, hydrate, protect the skin against free radicals and promote the skin renewal process.

Coconut oil moisturizes the skin, and milk hydrates and slightly exfoliates.

How to make it:

  • 2 tablespoons carrot puree
  • 1 teaspoon coconut oil
  • 1 tablespoon milk

Boil a carrot until soft. Mash well with a fork, to get a smooth puree. While it is still warm, add the coconut oil and milk and mix everything well. Make sure the mixture is not too hot before applying it to your skin.

Apply the mask to a clean face and leave it on for 15 – 20 minutes. Wash the mask off and apply your face cream right away. Use this mask 1 – 2 times a week.

10. Homemade Face Mask with Yogurt, Honey and Matcha Tea

An infographic showing how to make DIY Face Masks with Yogurt, Honey and Matcha Tea

Benefits:

Good for all skin types. This face mask provides exfoliation, moisture, antioxidants and probiotics.

The mixture dissolves dead skin cells, repairs the sun damages, stimulates the collagen production and improves circulation in the upper layers of the skin. It can also help control acne breakouts and adds instant glow to your skin.

How to make it:

Mix well the Greek yogurt and honey. Add the matcha green tea powder and mix again until your mask is smooth, creamy and easy to apply.

Wash your face. Apply a thick layer of the mask and leave it on for 10 – 15 minutes. Wash off with warm water and follow with a face moisturizer.

I love these DIY face masks so much, and I use them every chance I get. No matter if my skin looks dull, dry, sensitive or impure – I know I can find a perfect quick fix on this list.

What is your favorite homemade face mask? Share the recipe down in the comments…

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