For those of us who can’t escape to a spa on a daily basis (or even occasionally) for relaxation, these self-facial mask recipes are a great solution to promote a nourishing, moisturizing skin.
Even better, they’re all made from completely non-toxic ingredients; in fact, you can eat most of them and take them to your kitchen at your fingertips!
Why make a homemade face mask?
There are a lot of standard natural skincare options these days (I’ll link to my favorites at the end of this post), so why not make your own?
Bottom line, it’s easy, inexpensive, fun to do, and these DIY masks really work! Not to mention that you know what’s in them (without reading the hard ingredient labels)
My favorite DIY face mask recipes
You can’t go wrong with these simple and affordable recipes:
1. Very basic face mask (s)
Bentonite clay is something I keep around for a wide range of DIY recipes. Use some bentonite clay or kaolin clay and add enough water to make a paste. Apply on face in circular motion until face covered. Allow to dry and use a warm, wet wash cloth to remove.
Another great basic face mask is just one ingredient; dear! You will be amazed at how a simple honey mask will leave your skin. If your skin is sensitive or a little over time, give it a try!
Good for: All skin types
2. Tropical mask
In my opinion, this is the only good use for bananas, one of my least favorite foods (to put it mildly!). Make a banana with 1 tablespoon of honey and mix until it becomes a smooth paste. Apply face to face and leave on for 10-15 minutes. Rinse well.
Good for: dry skin
3. Pumpkin spice face mask recipe
I like pumpkin everything, so why not put it in a face mask? Pumpkin contains vitamins and minerals that are good for the skin, such as vitamin C, vitamin A, and zinc. It also contains enzymes and antioxidants that have an alpha-hydroxy-like effect.
After this recipe, add pure pumpkin, honey, bentonite powder and a little cinnamon and apply. There is a guarantee that you will get a pumpkin stalk right away.
Good for: skin to skin
4. Tea mask
For a fragrant mask that spreads lightly, mix 1 teaspoon of honey and 1/2 teaspoon of each cinnamon and nutmeg.
Rub on face and sit for 20 minutes. Remove from wash cloth and warm water. (Note: Some people react to cinnamon or nutmeg on the skin. Check a small amount on your inside before using.)
Tip: Double the batch and use as a dessert in a cup of chacha tea!
Good for: oily or normal skin
5. Gokimol mask
For dry skin, mix 1 / 1/2 of a ripe avocado with 2 tablespoons of honey and apply on the face. Sit for 20+ minutes and rinse well.
Good for: All skin types, especially dry skin
6. Cool cucumber mask
This is especially good for oily or inflamed skin. Mix 1/2 cucumber with 1 teaspoon honey and 1 teaspoon bentonite or kaolin soil. Add extra soil if needed. Apply on face and leave on for 20 minutes.
Remove from wash cloth and warm water.
Good for: Cooling for all skin types, especially acne prone skin
7. Macha Cha face mask
Matcha tea is a powdered green tea and the same properties that make it beneficial to drink make it great for the skin! Add a little honey to make an anti-oxidant sweet tea mask to increase swelling, even skin tone, and skin elasticity.
Again, I recommend making Sweet Tea Lettuce to go with your spa experience!
Good for: Skin affected by acne or redness
8. Chocolate face mask
I saved the most delicious for the last! This moisturizing and toning chocolate face mask is made by combining honey, coca powder, and chocolate. Thebromine in cocoa stimulates blood flow to the skin for natural glow and even protects against sun damage, according to the study.
Buy instead of DIY?
If you love these natural face mask recipes and are ready to join this department, I highly recommend Altura Natural Clay Mask. This is the purest formula I’ve ever found and keeps my baby’s skin soft with significantly smaller pores and fewer breakouts. It’s like combining the benefits of all these recipes!
Mask after normal
After using the face mask, a sea salt spray or 1 teaspoon of apple cider vinegar dissolved in 1 cup of cold water works as a great toner.
I know they all work best together with natural skin care oil cleansing procedures.
Ever used a face mask made from food? How does it work for you? Share below!