The following best DIY homemade facial masks are as easy to use as 1, 2, 3 and can help you combat many common skin problems including acne, blackheads, premature aging etc. So, without further adieu, here are the best DIY homemade facial masks for glowing skin.
1. Strawberry oats DIY homemade facial for blackheads
- 2 ripe organic strawberries
- 2 tbsp ground oats
Mash the strawberries with a fork and work the ground oat powder. Apply to face and especially on blackheads. Wash after 20 minutes. Apply once a week to get rid of blackheads.
2. Apple yogurt DIY homemade facial mask for oily skin
Oily skin can lead to acne. By using this DIY homemade apple facial every once in a while, you can reduce oiliness and get rid of acne problem.
- Ripe apple-2tbsp grated
- Plain (preferably homemade) yogurt- 1 tbsp
- 1 tsp lemon juice
Mix all ingredients and apply on the face. The lemon juice is antibacterial and its acidic action helps clean the pores without harming your skin. The friendly bacteria in yogurt help balance PH of skin and prevent acne. Use this DIY homemade mask every week to combat oiliness and get rid of acne.
3. Honey Yogurt Simple facial
This ultra simple face mask is ideal for all skin types. Honey is antibacterial in nature and can combat acne. It also nourishes and moisturizes dry skin. Yogurt can help balance ph and remove acne causing bacteria from the skin.
- 1 tbsp full at yogurt- homemade is preferred
- 1 tbsp raw organic honey
Combine both ingredients and apply to face. Let it dry naturally, then wash off. You can also make this mask healthier by adding ¼ teaspoon of Turmeric. Turmeric is antiseptic and can heal, nourish the skin while combating pimples and acne. Do take care if using turmeric as it can stain skin and clothing.
4. Ground coffee yogurt and cocoa homemade facial scrub for pimples
Ground coffee is a natural scrub that can remove dead skin and blackheads and also soften the skin.
- Ground coffee (brew the coffee as you normally do and scoop out the grounds)-1/2 teaspoon
- Salt-1/2 teaspoon
- Cocoa powder-organic and unsweetened- ½ teaspoon
- 1 tbsp yogurt
- 1 tbsp honey
Mix all ingredients together and apply on face and body. Let dry for about 30 minutes before washing off with warm water. Avoid using on open inflamed skin and zits as coffee can be abrasive.
5. Anti blemish calming Oatmeal face mask
Colloidal oatmeal is soothing as it heals, protects and nourishes dry, damaged skin. If you have pimple marks and scars, use this homemade face mask at least once a week to reduce the scarring. It is also effective against insect bite marks.
- Organic ground oats- 3tbsp
- 1-2 tsp raw honey
- 1-2 tsp full fat milk
Combine all ingredients and apply all over the face or body having pimple marks and insect bite scars. Let remain on skin for up to 30 minutes. Wash off with warm water and mild soap. Use weekly to see results.
6. Surprisingly simple fruit based DIY homemade facial recipes
Fruits like strawberries, papaya, banana, apples, tomatoes, mango etc all have natural Alpha Hydroxy acids that provide peeling action. This can remove dead skin to reveal younger looking skin.
- Use any fruit of your choice, preferably ripe
Mash the fruit with a fork and apply the pulp all over the face. The natural acids in the fruit will break down the dead skin cells. Wash off after 20 minutes. Use this face mask only once a month as overdoing it can lead to skin irritation.
7. Avocado Oatmeal homemade face mask for dry skin
Avocado is rich in essential fatty acids and oils that help combat dry skin to give it a healthy glow. Oatmeal also nourishes, heal and soothes dry, inflamed or acne prone skin. Use this healthy face mask for dry skin once a week.
- ½ an avocado- ripe, mashed
- ½ cup oatmeal- ground
Mix the two ingredients to form a paste. You can add some water if needed. Apply all over the dry skin. Let it remain for quarter of an hour before washing off with tepid water. In place of oatmeal, you can also use ingredients like honey, egg white or yogurt.
8. Anti aging egg face mask for a natural facelift
This face mask is particularly beneficial for mature ageing skin. If you have started noticing loose folds of skin, apply this face mask with egg white to tighten the skin and also shrink the pores.
- White of an egg
- 1 tsp honey
- 1-2 drops of tea tree oil
Mix the ingredients and apply all over the face. Let dry naturally before washing with warm water and mild soap. Egg whites provide temporary firming and lifting action and also squeeze out blackheads while reducing pore size. The tea tree oil is ideal for combating adult acne. Honey provides moisturizing action and also soothes the skin. As a variation, try mixing some avocado pulp or apple sauce with the egg whites for several beauty benefits.
9. Best acne face mask with baking soda and orange juice
If you are looking for good homemade face masks for acne and blackheads, try the recipe below.
- 1 tbsp baking soda
- 1-2 tsp orange juice-freshly squeezed, no pulp
Mix the two ingredients and apply all over the acne marks and scars. Wash off after 15-20 minutes. Do not apply over open, pus filled zits. You can also replace orange juice with some lemon juice, water or grapefruit juice.
10. Chia Coconut mask for sensitive aging skin
Chia seeds are now being hailed as superfood. The face mask recipe given below is ideal for hydrating, moisturizing and providing antioxidants to the skin to combat signs of aging.
- ½ tsp chia seeds
- 1 ½ tsp coconut water
- ½ tsp coconut milk
Mix all ingredients and let sit for 15 minutes so the Chia seeds absorb the moisture from the coconut water and milk. This will yield a gel like consistence which you can apply all over your face. Spread a thick layer on the face and allow to sit for 25 minutes. Wash off with warm water and follow up with a toner and oil-free moisturizer.
We hope you enjoy these DIY homemade facials and see their amazing beauty benefits.