There is some special about mixing up your own homemade DIY face masks using food ingredients straight from your pantry or fridge. The best part is, you’ll know exactly what real and wholesome ingredients you are using for your skincare concoctions. Below are five face mask recipes we recommend for different skin-types to help you nourish your skin naturally at home. For all the recipes, it is recommended to use organic ingredients if possible.
Matcha + Oatmilk Face Mask
For Acne Prone Skin
- 1 teaspoon matcha
- 2 teaspoon oatmilk
This simple face mask is perfect to combat inflammation and soothe blemish prone skin. Matcha is naturally rich in antioxidants and helps control excessive sebum production. Oat Milk is rich in beta-glucans that soothe, hydrate and cleanse the skin gently. Mix the two ingredients together, apply on skin and wash off after 15 minutes. These two ingredients can also be used to make a matcha latte for nourishing benefits from the inside out and outside in.
Avocado + Cocoa Face Mask
For Dry Skin
- ½ avocado
- 1 tablespoon cocoa powder
- 1 tablespoon raw honey or agave
This tasty mask will add hydration back to dry skin. Avocado is rich in natural oils that help moisturize the skin. Cocoa powder adds a boost of antioxidants and honey or agave soothes the skin by combating inflammation. To make the mask, mash the avocado with a fork until it is a paste-like consistency. Add the other two ingredients, mix and apply to skin. The mask won’t dry completely and can be washed after 20 minutes.
Turmeric + Honey Face mask
- 1/2 teaspoon turmeric powder
- 1 tablespoon raw honey or agave
- 1 tablespoon virgin olive or coconut oil
Turmeric is a powerhouse ingredient to tackle inflammation and redness. It is a natural anti-inflammatory with curcurmin contributing the bright yellow colour and the skin calming benefits. It also helps to brighten the skin. Honey or agave and olive oil or coconut oil contribute to the soothing benefits and keeps skin moisturized. To make the mask, mix all ingredients together until a thick consistency is formed. Turmeric may stain lighter skin types, so test out the mask on your wrist before applying to the face. Wash off the mask after 10 minutes.
Yogurt + Coffee Face Mask
For Tired Skin
- 2 tablespoons plain yogurt
- 1 teaspoon ground coffee
Yogurt is naturally rich in lactic acid that helps to gently exfoliate the skin and remove dead skin cells. The coffee also provides physical exfoliation that renews and brightens complexion. Caffeine in the coffee is perfect for tackling dark circles and spots to create a more radiant look. To make the mask, mix the two ingredients together and apply on skin for 15 minutes. When washing off, gently wash in a circular motion to exfoliate.
Colloidal Oatmeal + Banana Face Mask
For Sensitive Skin
- ⅓ cup dried oatmeal
- ½ cup hot water
- ½ banana
This face mask takes a little work and patience, but it is very much worth the effort! Colloidal oatmeal is the ultimate skin soothing ingredient that is made from extracting the natural beta-glucans and starch compounds from oatmeal. The FDA has recognized colloidal oatmeal as a skin protectant that helps alleviate inflammation and irritation. Banana adds a boost for vitamins and minerals to nourish the skin. To make the mask, add all three ingredients to a blender or food processor and blend. Allow mask to cool to room temperature and apply to skin for 20 minutes. The mask can also be stored in the fridge for up to two days or used as a skin cleanser.