Everyone wants supple, glowing skin but we are not all blessed with radiant, acne free skin. So instead we spend a ton of money on facials or hair masks. Besides, we spend hours preening and primping to recapture that youthful glow of our teen years. But do we really need to waste all the time and money on expensive treatments? What are the best homemade face mask for your skin type?
Try a homemade face mask at least once, and you won't regret it. For a few bucks, and a few minutes of prep work, you can easily make a face mask at home. You probably already have most of the ingredients in your kitchen or bathroom. Thus, homemade facials are easy to make and apply and you can wear them while watching TV or performing your nightly routine. In this article, we shall provide you with some simple recipes for the best homemade face mask.
1. Oatmeal, Yogurt & Honey Face Mask
- ½ cup of hot water
- ⅓ cup oatmeal
- 2 tbsp natural honey
- 1 egg white
- 2 tbsp plain, unsweetened yogurt
Recipe: This simple homemade face mask will nourish your skin for a healthy glow. All you have to do is mix ½ cup of hot (NOT boiling) water with ⅓ cup oatmeal (steel cut oats are best). Let the mixture settle for three minutes and then add 2 tbsp natural honey, 1 egg white and 2 tbsp plain, unsweetened yogurt. Then apply this mixture to your face in a thin layer, leaving it for up to 15 minutes. Rinse with warm water and gently pat your face dry.
2. Yogurt Homemade Face Mask
- 1 tbsp plain, unsweetened yogurt
- Orange pulp
- 1 tsp orange juice
Recipe: If you want to thoroughly clean your pores, this is one of the best homemade face masks you can make with few ingredients, Simply mix 1 tbsp plain, unsweetened yogurt with some orange pulp, the juice from a quarter of an orange and 1 tsp alone. Apply it to your face and leave it on for five to ten minutes before rinsing off. As a result, your skin will feel fresh and revitalized.
3. Powdered Milk Facial
- ¼ cup of powdered milk
Recipe: Why pay money at a spa for a mask you can easily duplicate at home? Simply mix ¼ cup of powdered milk with water till it forms a thick paste. Apply it generously, allow it to completely dry and then rinse your face with warm water. Consequently, your skin will feel rejuvenated and soft.
4. Homemade Banana Face Mask
- 1 ripe banana
- 2 tbsp honey (optional)
- ¼ cup unsweetened, plain yogurt (optional)
Recipe: Of course, everyone loves bananas. Moreover, they have so many health benefits including moisturizing properties to make your skin feel soft and smooth. Simply mash a ripe banana into a paste and then apply it to your face. Allow it to stay for up to 20 minutes before rinsing it off with cold water. And if you want to make it a little for like a spa treatment, mix in 2 tbsp honey and ¼ cup unsweetened, plain yogurt. This is also an excellent and completely natural acne remedy.
5. Vinegar Face Rinse
- 1 tbsp natural apple cider vinegar
- 2 cups of warm water
Recipe: Apple cider vinegar has many benefits, including a very effective skin cleanser. After washing your face before bed, simply mix 1 tbsp natural apple cider vinegar with 2 cups of warm water and rinse your skin with the mixture to properly clean your skin and tighten your pores, too. But if you have dry skin, you might want to do this treatment only once or twice a week as too much vinegar can dry your skin.
6. Simple Mayonnaise Facial
- Whole-egg mayo
Recipe: Mayonnaise will leave your skin looking and feeling clean and smooth. All you need to do is apply whole-egg mayo to your face for about twenty minutes. If you can’t stand the cold, let it stay for a few minutes until it reaches room temperature. Wipe it off your face with a soft paper towel and then rinse with cold water.
7. Lemon Juice and Aspirin Face Mask
- 6 aspirin
- 2 tbsp freshly squeezed lemon juice
Recipe: If you have acne prone skin, this mask is an excellent facial. Just crush up about 6 aspirin and add 2 tbsp freshly squeezed lemon juice. Mix until it forms a paste. Apply it to your face and let it stay for ten minutes before rinsing off with warm water.
8. Egg Facial
- 1 egg
- lemon or honey
Recipe: This simple remedy is one of the best homemade face masks for dry skin. And all you have to do is separate one egg, beat the yolk and add lemon or honey. Next, apply the mix to your skin; then allow it to stay for half an hour and then rinse with lukewarm water.
9. Strawberry & Honey
- 6 fully ripe strawberries
- 1 tbsp brown sugar
- 1 tbsp raw or organic honey
- 1 tsp lemon juice
Recipe: Honey is known to be excellent for skin, that is why it is the common ingredient in diy body scrubs as well as in masks.. First, mash up (or blend in a food processor) 6 fully ripe strawberries (stems removed) and then add 1 tbsp brown sugar and 1 tbsp raw or organic honey and 1 tsp lemon juice. Then mix it through so it forms a thick, even paste. Next, apply this to your face for ten minutes before rinsing off. However, those who have extra sensitive skin should not use this facial as it can be harsh and dry out your skin.
10. Avocado Oil Face Mask
- Cold pressed olive oil or 2 tbsp avocado oil
- 1 tsp honey
- 1 beaten egg
Recipe: Avocado is full of nutrients that can naturally nourish your skin. We recommend cold pressed olive oil for this simple homemade facial. All you need to do is mix 2 tbsp avocado oil with one tsp honey and one beaten egg. Apply it thoroughly to your face and let it stay for ten minutes before rinsing off with cold water.
11. Milk and Honey Facial
- 1 tsp of honey
- 1 tsp of whole milk
Recipe: Milk and honey are both ingredients in the best homemade face mask because both have nutrients to soothe and nourish your skin. And all you need to do is mix tsp of honey with 1 tsp of whole milk. First, mix it together until it forms a paste and apply to your face. Then let this mixture stay for half an hour before rinsing with warm water.
12. Kiwi Face Mask
- Ripe kiwi
- Plain and unsweetened yogurt
Recipe: This simple mask works for dry skin; all you need to do is mash up a ripe kiwi without the skin and mix it with a little plain and unsweetened yogurt. Then apply the mixture to your face and let it stay for ten minutes. Besides, kiwi is rich in Vitamin C and acts an exfoliant. So, your skin will thank you.