5 Easy DIY Face Mask Recipes

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Read on for 5 simple DIY face mask recipes using ingredients you probably already have on hand…mix up enough for one treatment or a larger batch to keep in the fridge! I absolutely love mixing up my own recipes, but not when they have 6+ ingredients! That’s why I adore 1-2 ingredient recipes for the lazy DIY-er in me!

What’s you favorite DIY face mask recipe? Please share in the comments!

DIY face mask recipes

5 Natural DIY Face Mask Recipes

by Isabella Franklin

Everyone’s skin needs a bit of TLC from time to time, so why not enjoy a bit of pampering and preening? Buy your favourite moisturiser or create your own face packs at home – all in the name of beauty.

If you fancy making your own products, here are five natural face masks that can be concocted at home.

 

Banana, Oats and Honey Mask

To make a rejuvenating skincare mixture, simply mash up one banana so it’s nice and smooth and stir in 2 tablespoons of uncooked oats as these are great natural abrasives. Add a few drops of honey and mix until the ingredients start to form a paste. Spread the mask all over you face and leave it on for ten minutes before rubbing it in and leaving for a further five minutes. Rinse off thoroughly with warm water and your face should feel supple, fresh and smooth. Bananas are great for keeping the skin soft and honey is thought to have soothing properties, so why not give this a go?

 

Avocado Mask

If you want to create a simple, anti-aging product, simply mash up two avocados until they have a creamy texture. Apply the mixture all over you face and let yourself relax for approximately 20 minutes. Because there are no harsh chemicals in this mask, it doesn’t matter if you leave the mixture on for longer, but you should see results within half an hour. After you’ve chilled for a while wash the mixture off and close the pores with cold water. Avocados are thought to reduce the signs of aging and their antioxidants are supposed to soften the skin. [Editor’s Note: This is also amazing for your hair! Click here for my post on avocado face and hair masks.]

 

Butter and Water

There are many treatments out there for rough skin but have you ever thought of using butter and water? This mixture is incredibly simple to make but can reduce dry patches if left on for about 15 to 20 minutes. Many shops sell fragranced body butters, but if you feel like keeping thing simple then why not use the contents of your fridge? If your skin is looking a bit worse for wear you could also opt for a course of IPL Laser skin rejuvenation but there are always alternatives that you can try at home first.

 

Lemon and Egg White

To help revamp your appearance, try mixing the juice of a lemon with one beaten egg white. Apply to you face and leave the mixture on for as long as possible (preferable overnight) before washing off with warm water. Lemons have many anti-bacterial, anti-inflammatory, anti-viral and anti-aging properties and egg whites are thought to tone your complexion, so your skin should look replenished.

 

Strawberry Mask

If you suffer from acne, you might want to check out the healing power of strawberries. The salicylic acid found in this red fruit is supposed to cure bad skin and the pulp is thought to lighten any pigmentation problems. So, if you are looking for a better complexion try mashing up four strawberries and mixing them with sour cream. Leave the mixture on your face for ten minutes before washing off with warm water – hopefully you’ll see a difference.

 

So if your skin needs a bit of extra care, why not get creative in the kitchen?

 

About the Author: Isabella Franklin, the blogger behind CosmeticSurgery Guru, leaves no stone unturned in her quest to bring the latest developments in the cosmetic surgery industry to her readers. From advice and information on breast enhancement and liposuction to Botox and laser hair removal, she’s got it all covered.

 

Robin started her career as an educator of children and has now become an educator for adults everywhere who want to know the truth about what they put into their bodies through the skin. She is passionate about educating people to make better health and beauty choices.
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  • http://radiant-brown-beauty.com Michelle

    ok you make me just want to eat LOL! I’d love to try the strawberry mask though.
    I’ve been using a prescription gel successfully and my skin is clear now but im curious to see if this mask will work on spot treating in the future.
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  • http://www.untrainedhairmom.com Brooke

    Nice recipes, I’ve only ever tried the avocado before, I will have to give the other ones a go, too.
    Brooke´s last blog post ..Rockin’ Hairstyle: Cornrows, Pompadour and Curls

  • http://www.biteablebeauty.com Rebecca Goodyear

    Great post, really showing how simple (and inexpensive!) it is to make your own! I’ve been using white clay bought in Marrakech most recently, followed up by argan oil.

    Pineapple and Papaya is another of my faves – here’s the recipe -

    Ingredients

    ¼ ripe papaya
    ¼ ripe pineapple
    1 sachet of gelatin or agar flakes

    To make juice tor mash the papaya and pineapple, passing the pulp through a fine sieve. Mix ¼ cup of boiling water with 1 teaspoon of agar flakes or gelatine and simmer gently until dissolved. Leave until lukewarm then mix with the papaya anad pineapple mixture. To use, spread a thin layer all over the face, neck and décolleté, avoiding the lp and delicate eye area. Leave on for twenty minutes and then peel or rinse off.

  • http://www.toxicbeautyblog.com/about?rel=author Natural Organics

    Hi Rebecca,

    Thank you so much for sharing another fast and easy recipe! I love it!

    -Robin

  • http://beautyproductwarnings.com/ Zoe

    Wow awesome recipes. I’ve read a bunch of DIY face mask recipes but these ones are all new to me – especially the lemon and egg white one! I’m going to try that tonight :-)

  • http://www.toxicbeautyblog.com/about?rel=author Natural Organics

    Hi Zoe,

    So glad you enjoyed the post! I hope the mask came out good!

    -Robin