Diy Face Mask Recipes At Home

Some of us may have started using sheet masks daily and our sheet masks supply are just getting low. While you’re waiting for your Korean sheet masks haul to arrive, consider what many are also embarking on: DIY masks using ingredients that can be found in your kitchen.

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From easy DIY mask recipes that take only five minutes to prepare to potent concoctions that require ingredients like egg whites and aspirin tablets, here are 20 DIY all-natural face mask recipes for glowing and healthy skin at home.

We have recommendations for every skin type and concern; if you have normal skin, you can try any of them listed here, and if you have combination skin, consider multi-masking by using a recipe for oily skin on your T-zone and a different one for your U-zone.

DIY mask recipes for dry skin

1. Yogurt face mask

This is a popular and easy, three ingredient recipe that will soften, exfoliate, and moisturise your skin all at once. All you need to do is to mix yogurt, honey, and oatmeal together to form a thick paste, and apply it to your face! You may know honey as a great anti-inflammatory ingredient, but yogurt actually has plenty of skin-friendly properties too, including exfoliating dead skin cells with its lactic acid, and calming acne or irritation.


  • One tablespoon yogurt
  • One teaspoon honey
  • One teaspoon oatmeal

Leave on for 10-15 minutes.

2. Avocado and honey face mask

Want something more decadent? Ditch the oatmeal and yogurt and reach for the avocados instead. When ingested, this delicious fruit has healthy fat to boost skin health and hair shine, and also calms, softens, and moisturises when applied to the skin. Just don’t be tempted to lick it all off!


  • Half of an avocado
  • About one teaspoon of honey

Leave on for 10-15 minutes.

3. Brown sugar mask

A popular ingredient in baking and skincare alike, brown sugar helps decongest pores and remove dead skin cells to remove fresher skin underneath. While this recipe calls for coconut oil, it’s known to cause severe breakouts in some, so remember to test the ingredient on a patch of skin before, or switch it out for other types of oils like sweet almond, or use honey instead.

Tip: although scrubs are one of the most effective ways to get glowing skin fast, sensitive types should stay away from physical exfoliators as they can be too harsh for your skin.


  • Brown sugar
  • Enough coconut oil or a substitute to form a thick paste

4. Banana orange mask

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? Home masking ? Hope you’ve had a lovely Monday! Today I’m sharing my homemade banana hair mask! I’ve seen quite a few banana masks on the market and was inspired to make my own. This mask is extremely nourishing and conditioning for the hair making it silky soft. Ingredients: ?1/2 banana ?2 teaspoons of plain yoghurt ? 2 teaspoons of olive oil ?2 teaspoons of coconut oil Mix the above ingredients in a blender and your mask is ready to use. Apply and leave in your hair for 15-20 minutes and wash off using normal shampoo. Bananas are rich in potassium and other minerals which help soften the hair. Yoghurt is extremely hydrating for the hair and helps with dandruff. It also gives your hair a natural shine. Coconut and olive oils are extremely nourishing for the hair and helps improve the quality of your hair. ?TIP? You can add a few drops of milk or rose water if you prefer a thinner consistency. I personally don’t like this. Have you tried any banana masks before? Comment below and let me know ☺️? Please note the above is what works for my hair length (just above your elbows)

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Gentle enough for all skin types, this three-ingredient mask hydrates, brightens, and energises tired complexions, and is good enough to eat! The abundance of potassium in the banana moisturises, while the vitamin C rich orange brightens your skin for that post-workout glow, even if you skipped leg day.

Tip: Use masks that contain citrus fruits (like orange, pineapple, or limes) only at night, and apply generous layers of sunscreen the next day- although vitamin C promotes that enviable glow, it makes your skin more photosensitive and irritable when in sunlight!


  • Half a banana, mashed
  • One tablespoon of orange juice
  • One tablespoon of honey

Leave on for 15 minutes, and moisturise.

5. Cocoa mask

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Save some cocoa powder for this hydrating and anti-oxidant mask! The mix plumping and hydrating avocado, anti-oxidant cocoa powder, and anti-inflammatory honey not only sounds (and tastes) like a smoothie, it’ll give you an illuminated complexion, sans highlighter.


  • A quarter of an avocado, mashed
  • One tablespoon honey
  • One tablespoon cocoa powder

Leave on for 10 minutes.

6. Cucumber and aloe mask

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Je sais pas vous mais je pourrais passer des heures à regarder et à toucher cette texture ? As-tu reconnus l’aloe vera ? Aussi bien en utilisation externe qu’interne, l’aloès est un trésor ! Elle contient une mine d’actifs nutritifs, mais aussi des minéraux, des acides aminés et des vitamines. Vous pouvez tout à fait la cultiver chez vous en vous assurant qu’il s’agit bien d’une espèce comestible (il en existe plus de 200). Ensuite, vous pourrez soit réaliser un gel soit en extraire le jus. (Attention la substance jaune orangé est dermocostique et toxique, il faut faire attention si vous le préparez vous-même) Le gel en application cutanée sera extrêmement hydratant mais aussi réparateur en faisant un super allier contre les coups de soleil par exemple. Il sera la base de nombreux masque également. Sur cheveux mouillés, le gel sera parfait pour nourrir et gainer le cheveux tout en assainissant le cuir chevelu. Par voie orale, le gel sera idéal pour remplacer le gaviscon et apaiser les inflammations et reflux. Il aura des vertus détoxiquantes (20 à 50ml/jour) tout en apportant des vitamines et minéraux et éviter la fatigue tout en boostant l’immunité. Du fait de sa compo riche en vitamines B et enzymes, le gel peut accompagner l’alimentation en boostant le métabolisme. Le gel aura tendance à plus embarquer les déchets que le jus. Voilà ! On déconseille l’utilisation par voie orale aux femmes enceintes ☝? Et toi, tu utilises l’aloe vera ? PS : les gens qui viendront faire leur pub de vdi, vous êtes bloqué direct ?

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It’s as refreshing and as light as it sounds! Use this hydrating, cooling, and calming one as a quick pick me up on hot afternoons, or as a relaxing treat before bedtime.


  • Half a cucumber, blended
  • Two tablespoons of Aloe Vera gel


Add the Aloe Vera to the blended cucumber and mix still smooth. Massage into face and leave on for half an hour.

DIY mask recipes for dull skin

7. Honey and orange mask

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Oranges contain natural AHAs like citric acid to gently exfoliate dead skin cells and brighten skin without causing harm, while honey protects and nourishes skin, so you can wave goodbye to dull and tired skin.


  • Three tablespoons of orange juice
  • Four tablespoons of honey

Leave on for 15 minutes and follow with moisturiser.

8. Rice paper and green tea mask

This well-loved tutorial by beauty YouTuber Michelle Phan features a simple two-ingredient mask made of rice paper and green tea to brighten and hydrate skin. Rice is known to have lots of nutrients and brightening properties, so stock up on affordable rice paper the next time you order groceries for a cheap and easy way to care for your skin!


  • One sheet of rice paper
  • Enough green tea to soak the rice paper in


  • Using clean scissors, cut the rice paper into smaller shapes to fit each part of your face. Phan cut one for each of her cheeks, under eyes, forehead, chin, and nose areas.
  • Dip each piece into the green tea for about 30 seconds, and put each piece onto your face.

9. Papaya mask

If you have an uneven skin tone, sun spots or pigmentation, this one may help! Like oranges, this enzyme-rich fruit isn’t only tasty, it has AHA to effectively yet gently remove dead skin cells and reveal the lighter skin beneath.


  • Two tablespoons of honey
  • Eight tablespoons of papaya, mashed

Leave on for 15-20 minutes, and moisturise.

DIY mask recipes for oily and acne-prone skin

10. Aloe Vera and Tea Tree spot mask

Opt for this light, gel mask if you don’t like a heavy feeling. The refreshing Aloe Vera soothes and cools angry acne, while the Tea Tree fights any bacteria causing it, and brings down redness. Just apply it on areas that are particularly irritated and remove for calmer skin!


  • One tablespoon of Aloe Vera
  • One drop of Tea Tree oil

11. Egg, oat, and honey mask

Originally featured on Huda’s blog, this mask uses egg whites to tighten unsightly enlarged pores, while the oat calms and exfoliates, and the honey protects your skin for a toned and softer skin.


  • 1 egg white
  • 1 teaspoon honey
  • 1 tablespoon ground oats


  • Whisk honey and egg white until frothy.
  • Stir in the oats until they form a paste.

Leave on for 10-15 minutes.

12. Aspirin and lemon juice spot treatment

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❗️The cheapest way to get rid of a spot ASAP! ❗️ If like me you can suffer with break outs every now and then you’ll have probably tried every spot product under the sun ! Some being more effective than others. So what do I do if I have an angry spot I need to calm down ASAP… I do an aspirin mask ! And it costs about 50p!! So what you probably don’t know is that aspirin contains an ingredient called acetylsalicylic, which is related to the anti-acne ingredient salicylic acid (which is what’s in all spot products) We usually take aspirin at home as an anti inflammatory which is why applying it directly to your face will instantly take the swelling/redness/inflammation out of spots. 1. Use powdered aspirin or completely crush a few tablets. 2. Combine the aspirin powder with 1 tablespoon of warm water to create a paste. 3. Apply the aspirin paste directly to the acne. (Onto clean skin)You can use it as a spot treatment or apply over your entire face like a face mask. 4. Leave on for 10 to 15 minutes at a time. 5. Rinse thoroughly with warm water. 6. Follow up with your usual moisturiser. And tada !! Angry red spots will be a lot calmer and reduced in size almost instantly ! #aspirinmask #problematicskinsolutions #skincare #skincareadvice

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While this isn’t technically a mask for your whole face, this one does shrink pimples within minutes. Containing only two ingredients, the anti-inflammatory properties of the aspirin heals pimples faster so red, angry spots are a thing of the past.


  • A few aspirin tablets, crushed into powder
  • A few drops of lemon juice


  • Mix both ingredients to form a thick paste, and apply a little to each spot.

Remove once dry. Take note to stay away from sunlight after this treatment or apply generous amounts of sunscreen.

13. Strawberry mask

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Your skin deserves a sweet treat once in a while! Save a few strawberries for this mask- the salicylic acid naturally found in them are great for healing and reducing acne, while the sugar gives you smoother skin.

See more face mask recipes using strawberries here.


  • Six fresh strawberries, de-stemmed
  • One tablespoon honey
  • One tablespoon brown sugar
  • One teaspoon fresh lemon juice


  • Blend the strawberries by hand, or with a food processor.
  • Add in the rest of the ingredients and blend until smooth. If it’s too watery to apply, try adding a spoonful of flour at a time!

Leave on for 10 minutes.

14. Baking soda mask

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While baking soda is usually used in baking, it can also be used to decongest clogged pores of impurities and dirt alike for a cleaner complexion!


  • One teaspoon baking soda
  • Two teaspoon oatmeal


  • Combine both ingredients with a few drops of water or lemon juice at a time until it forms a thick paste.
  • Apply onto face and wait for it to dry before washing it off with warm water.

15. Turmeric mask

This popular health food often comes in larger packets, so why not try some on your face? Used in India for centuries, this yellow powder not only has anti-oxidant and anti-bacterial properties, it also brightens and boosts skin’s glow.

Tip: despite its endless benefits, turmeric can stain most fabrics and may temporarily give your skin a yellow colour that should fade after a few hours. If you have very fair skin, try a patch test first to ensure it doesn’t stain your skin!


  • 1/4 teaspoon turmeric powder
  • Two tablespoons flour or cornstarch (to thicken the paste)
  • Two or three drops runny honey
  • 1/4 cup plain yogurt, plus three to four drops lemon juice


  1. Mix the flour and turmeric together. Once combined, stir in the honey.
  2. Add lemon juice and stir. Slowly mix in the yogurt until a creamy paste is formed. Use more or less yogurt to your liking.
  3. Apply the mask to your face and neck.
  4. Leave the mask on for 15 to 20 minutes.
  5. Using a warm, wet washcloth, rinse off the mask.

16. Blueberry yogurt mask

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This one’s even approved by dermatologists! The yogurt and blueberries in this one also contain AHAs to remove dead skin cells, while honey eliminates acne-causing bacteria.


  • 1/3 cup of blueberries, mashed
  • Two tablespoons of yogurt
  • One tablespoon of rice flour
  • One teaspoon of honey.


  • Mash the blueberries with the yogurt.
  • Add honey, then rice flour if it’s too runny to apply.

Leave on for 15-20 minutes.

17. Tomato and Aloe Vera mask

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Most of these masks can feel a little too rich for some, so if you want a lighter option, this is for you. It only requires two ingredients, and both are acne-fighting, soothing and brightening, making it an easy choice if you want to pamper your skin without the fuss.

  1. Two tablespoons of tomato juice
  2. One tablespoon of Aloe Vera gel

Leave on until dry and wash off.

DIY mask recipes for sensitive skin

18. Matcha and Aloe Vera mask

Aloe Vera is known to be soothing for irritated skin, so if you find yourself battling redness often, try this one! Matcha and Aloe Vera are anti-inflammatory, and while Aloe calms, the caffeine in the matcha constricts the blood vessels to lessen redness in your skin.


  • One teaspoon of matcha
  • One teaspoon of Aloe Vera gel

Leave on for 10 minutes and wash off.

19. Cocoa and honey mask

If you have real cocoa powder (not hot chocolate powder!) sitting around from your baking endeavours, add it to your masks! You’d be surprised that the flavanols in it calms skin and soothes redness for a more even complexion.


  • One tablespoon yogurt
  • One teaspoon honey
  • One teaspoon cocoa powder

Leave on for 20 minutes.

20. Carrot and honey mask

The vitamin A and C in carrots will help your skin heal itself faster from external irritation like sunlight or pollution, so use this protective mask whenever you can!


  • 2/3 of a carrot, cooked and mashed
  • One or two tablespoons of honey

Leave on for 15-20 minutes, then wash off.

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