Sometimes your face can get a little tired or undernourished, and when that happens, there’s only one solution. Facial masks. These lovely things have been around for quite some time because they never get old and they will always make you feel better. You can even make different masks based on the specific needs of your skin! They’re super versatile, super delicious, and super revitalizing. So if your skin is in desperate need of a pick-me-up (or you’re just in the mood for some fun), this is the answer to your problems! So here are 8 DIY facial masks you absolutely need to know about.
1. Avocado and Honey Mask
This rejuvenating mask is perfect if you’re having trouble with dry, cracked skin! Feel the relief wash over you as your mask begins to work wonders. In order to make this facial mask, simply begin by mashing up half an avocado, then combine it with 2 tablespoons of honey and 1/2 a teaspoon of coconut oil. Spread this yummy mask all over your face, wait around 15-20 minutes, then remove with a warm, damp washcloth.
2. Orange Juice and Egg White Mask
If you’re having trouble with your pores, then this is the mask for you. The egg whites will help tighten your pores and get rid of acne-inducing bacteria, as well as prevent wrinkles! Not to mention, you get the replenishing Vitamin C from the orange juice and a more even and bright skin tone from the additional turmeric. To make this mask, just add together 1 egg white, 1 teaspoon of orange juice, and 1/2 a teaspoon of turmeric. Apply it to your skin and wait for 15 minutes, or until the mask has dried. Afterward, wash it off thoroughly with warm water. Keep in mind that turmeric is a natural dye so it stains clothing easily. Wearing some old clothes is a good idea.
3. Mixed Berry Blast Mask
This mask is especially awesome because it also acts as a tasty smoothie! It aids in anti-aging as well as moisturizing and getting rid of pesky acne. If this mask is the one for you, then you’ve chosen well. To prepare this clever mask, blend 1 cup of mixed strawberries, raspberries, and blueberries together in a blender or food processor. After they are all well-blended, add in 1 cup of plain yogurt (or vanilla if you prefer) and blend the mixture well. To top it all off, add in 1/2 a tablespoon of honey to sweeten things up a bit and you’re done! Drink your delicious smoothie, making sure to leave enough for your mask. After you’ve consumed your drink, apply the remainder and do this once or twice a week. Leave the mask on for around 20 minutes, then remove with warm water.
4. Morning Matcha Power Mask
If you wake up with dull, drained skin, have no worries. This mask is here to save the day! This facial wonder works great for energizing your face and making it glow with life. If you want to make this mask, just stir together 1 teaspoon of matcha and 1 teaspoon of chlorella in a bowl. Once the mixture is well-combined, add just enough water or aloe water to turn it into a thick paste. To use this mask, just rub a thin layer all over your face and let it do its magic for 15-20 minutes. After the time is up, rinse it off with warm water and pat your skin dry.
Source: Marie Claire
5. Superb Cooling Cucumber Mask
Having skin that is greasy or irritated is no fun. But what if you could get rid of the issue? Luckily, you can! Use this cooling cucumber mask to take care of inflamed or oily skin. The healing properties of the cucumber mixed with the moisturizing honey and the pore-tightening clay is the ultimate way to fix the problem. If this face mask suits your fancy, begin by blending half of a cucumber with 1 tablespoon of honey as a base. To finish the whole thing off, add in 1 teaspoon of bentonite or kaolin clay and blend that with the rest of the mask. If your mask is still a little runny, add in a bit more clay to transform it into a nice paste. All you have to do now is apply it all over your face and wait for about 20 minutes. After your mask has dried, wipe it off with a soft washcloth and warm water. Gently pat your skin with a fluffy, clean towel afterward for optimal results.
Source: Wellness Mama
6. Tasty Cocoa Mud Mask
Fortunately, this mask isn’t actually made of mud! It’s made of something even better. Food. Here is yet another facial mask that you can eat. To whip up this mud mask, combine together 2-3 tablespoons of Greek yogurt with 1 teaspoon of cocoa powder, 1 teaspoon of buttermilk, one quarter or half of a banana, 1 teaspoon of honey, and 1 teaspoon of lemon juice. Make sure to blend it all in a blender or food processor until it is thick and creamy enough (it shouldn’t run down your face). Apply some to your face and let it marinate for 20-30 minutes. After it has worked its crazy wonders, rinse it off with lukewarm or cool water, then splash your face with cold water to make sure your pores are closed. Note: this bomb recipe makes enough for 3-5 individual masks.
7. Tomato Medley Mask
The ingenious purpose of this mask is to help collagen production and defend your skin from damaging free radicals. If you want to just calm down and lay low while healing your skin at the same time, then you should definitely make this mask! To prep this amazing mask, start by mixing together 1/3 a cup of cornmeal with 1 cup of peeled and crushed tomatoes, 1 egg white, 1 teaspoon of honey, and 1/2 a teaspoon of lemon juice. Once all of your ingredients are well-combined, apply it to your freshly-washed skin and wait for around 10-15 minutes. Once time is up, rinse off your facial mask and pat your skin dry. If you need to, feel free to apply a hydrating gel or cream afterward.
Source: Total Beauty
8. Honey and Lavender Mask
This mask is the simplest one of them all. With just two ingredients, this facial mask will have you feeling fresh and ready for whatever comes your way without a ton of effort! Another great reason to use this mask is that it works for literally every skin type. So, if you’re up for the easiest and most versatile ones yet, here is how to make it. Just mix together 1 tablespoon of raw or organic honey and 3 drops of lavender essential oil. Bam! You’re already finished. To get the most out of this face mask, wet your face with warm water and slather on your mask. Leave the mask to sit for around 15 minutes. After you’ve finished waiting, rinse your mask off with warm water and enjoy your newly-refreshed face!
Source: Benefits of Honey
This incredible collection of facial masks is now ready to serve you whenever and wherever you need it. On vacation? Use one of these masks. Home alone? Use one of these masks. Out and about? Use one of these masks. There is such a wide variety of skin types, and this selection of masks covers them all. So why not let yourself chill out and relax a bit? There is never a time when a mask isn’t a good idea. They can fix up your skin, tighten your pores, brighten your face, prevent aging, soothe irritation, and so much more. Without further ado, here are 8 DIY facial masks you absolutely need to know about. And now you do.