DIY Face masks are a great way to maintain beautiful skin on a budget.
DIY facials can be a relaxing and rewarding self-care practice that you can get in the habit of doing once a week.
There are more beauty products you can create from the ingredients in your kitchen than you might think. And this post shows you just how easy it is to make nourishing face masks that are nourishing and oh-so-great for your skin.
There are some ingredients in face masks that are used over and over, and for good reason. These ingredients have proven again and again to be awesome for your skin. Here are just a few. Check and see if you have them in your cupboard:
Start With A Gentle DIY Face Scrub
A gentle face scrub makes sure you get rid of all the dead skin cells on the surface. While face masks are helpful, they won’t necessarily be great for getting rid of dead skin on your face. That’s why its a good idea to start with a gentle DIY face scrub.
This can be as simple as combining one small spoon of sugar with one small spoon of your favorite natural honey. Once you mix them together and rub it all over your face in gentle circular motions, you’ll feel it exfoliating your skin and leaving you with baby soft skin after rinsing.
Once you are done with your face scrub, you can then move on to applying your favorite face mask.
Don’t Forget Your Toner!
Toning the skin is important for a more even complexion. I became obsessed with toners and have created my own DIY face toner with a with hazel base. It does wonders for the overall evenness of my skin and helps blurr acne marks.
Moisturizing after you’re finished with your face mask session is an absolute must. While your toner can leave your skin soft, you want to make sure you’re adding moisture back to your skin after exfoliating and leaving on a mask. Always remember before bed and after a face mask…moisturize, moisturize, moisturize!
Here’s a look at all the different DIY face masks you can make from the comfort of your home—
DIY Acne Mask
Image and Recipe: Dear Crissy
An acne face mask can be helpful in maintaining your pores as clean as possible without the abrasion caused by lots of other face masks out there with harsh chemicals. This diy face mask for acne contains bentonite clay and apple cider vinegar. Both great ingredients for the health of your skin.
Pineapple Papaya Enzyme Peel
Image and Recipe: Freut Cake
Fruity face masks are not only fun to make (and can probably taste good too) they can also be helpful for softening your skin. Papaya can also help with hyper pigmentation and sun spots. This pineapple papaya peel might just be for you if you’re looking for something more than a mask. Try the DIY peel off mask and see how you like the results.
Coconut Oil and Honey Face Mask
Image and Recipe: Coconuts and Kettlebells
Coconut oil is like a million bucks for your skin. It works wonders when used right. If you mix with with a dabble of honey and apply it to your face, you’ll very well end up with much softer and nourished skin. Honey can always be great for giving your skin a pretty glow.
DIY Turmeric Clay Face Mask
Image and Recipe: Soap Queen
Turmeric has long been known as a great nutrient for your body when ingested. And lots of it already comes in your favorite foods (like Indian food). This turmeric clay mask is a very interesting one that is definitely worth trying and its a great diy face mask for oily skin.
Nutrient Rich Clay Face Mask
Image and Recipe: Soap Deli News
Clay face masks are known for being great at removing deep seated dirt in your skin, and for softening your complexion overall. This nutrient rich clay mask is a great concoction to get your face mask ritual going.
Radiant Rose Facial Mask
Image and Recipe: Nitty Gritty Life
Try the radiant rose facial mask by ‘Nitty Gritty Life.’ It’s great for drawing impurities and toxins out of the skin. And can be a favorite if you like rose hip oil.
Homemade Avocado Face Mask
Image and Recipe: Freebie Finding Mom
Avocados are great! And when they’re on your face (or eaten) well, they become even greater! Avocados are used in many beauty recipes because of it’s many health benefits.
They contain more potassium than bananas and are loaded with fiber. Avocado oil is rich in fatty acids which makes it an effective moisturizer. It also containes Vitamin E, which is often recommended by skin care experts for skin regeneration and healthy cell creation. It’s a great DIY face mask for dry skin.
Deep Clean Pores Face Mask
Image and Recipe: The Indian Spot
Try a yogurt and oatmeal face mask. Since this face mask contains oatmeal, it can also double as a face scrub, so you can skip the scrubbing before applying your face mask and just use the oatmeal in the mask to exfoliate.
Image and Recipe: Alluring Soul
If you’re a coffee lover why not try a coffee moisturizing face mask? The coffee grounds can also serve as an exfoliant to your fave and can have many positive effects on the skin due to its antioxidants.
Egg White and Honey Mask
Image and Recipe: Dirty Looks
We all know honey is great for your skin. But egg whites? Turns out, egg whites are great for cleansing. And it can make a great hair cleansing mask too.
Detox DIY Face Mask
Image and Recipe: Feed Your Glow
Try a detox mask to detoxify your skin with oatmeal, vinegar, and olive oil. Vinegar is a great pH balancer for your skin and can even help with evening your skin tone as well.
Chocolate Face Mask
Image and Recipe: Gourmande In The Kitchen
Who says chocolate can’t be healthy for you? While a chocolate face mask is not your most common face mask, it can be a fun face mask to try at home. The nourishing ingredients in the mask make it extra moisturizing and fragrant. A win win.
Green Tea Face Mask
Image and Recipe: A Drop Of This
The benefits of a green tea face mask: It reduces redness and adds moisture to the skin while soothing any irritation you may have. The cinnamon powder can also act as an exfoliating agent that you can use by applying the mask in circular motions.
DIY Honey Cinnamon Face Mask
Image and Recipe: Simply Quinoa
It’s a given honey is a great skin ingredient, but how about cinnamon? Turns out cinnamon can be great for the skin, especially acne prone skin. Usually when you make a cinnamon face mask, you have to leave it on for about 20-30 minutes.
DIY Papaya Face Mask
Image and Recipe: The Makeup Dummy
If you’re really struggling with dark spots on your skin and blemishes that leave marks, try out a pure papaya face mask. Papaya contains enzymes that have been found helpful for the reduction of skin spots, which is a great natural skin lightener.
Strawberry Citrus Face Mask
Image and Recipe: Rosanna Davison Nutrition
The strawberry face mask can be great for refining your pores, and can help remove excess oil from the skin. You can head on over to Rosanna Davison Nutrition to get the full directions.
DIY Face Masks Don’t Have To Cost A Ton
Having healthy and glowing skin shouldn’t and doesn’t have to cost a fortune. DIY face masks once a week can mean the difference between healthier and moisturized skin and undernourished skin that needs some help asap.
So give yourself some ‘me’ time and get ready to treat your skin better without spending big bucks.