There's no denying the powerful benefits of face masks for your skin, and while there are plenty of great face masks available on the market sometimes it can be fun to create your own. Whether you have a specific skin problem or sensitive skin type, there's a do it yourself face mask here that can help tackle your issue.
These face masks are intended to suit all different skin types and to give you a boost when you need it most. When you’re looking for a quick and easy way to unwind but don’t have the money to splurge out for an amazing new face mask, these are some fun ones you can create using just the ingredients in your fridge and pantry.
Face Mask For Hydration
If your skin is looking a little worse for wear and it’s in need of some serious hydration, a face mask can be the easiest solution. This is great for those mornings after a big night where you’ve lost a lot of important nutrients and antioxidants from your skin and need a pep me up.
- ½ ripe avocado
- Extra virgin olive oil
Mix these two simple ingredients together to form a thick paste and then apply to your face and neck. Wash off with lukewarm water once dried completely for best results. If you’re looking for extra soothing and hydration, place the mask in the fridge for half an hour first for a cooling touch.
Face Mask For Acne
When you’ve had a serious breakout or just live with the constant reminder of acne on your face, it can make you feel as though you want to hide away forever. However, with the natural powers of honey and yeast, you can help to soothe the irritation from acne and clear out your pores so that there’s less chance of another breakout.
- One cup of brewed chamomile with two tea bags
- 1 tablespoon raw honey
- 1 teaspoon of nutritional yeast
Stir the honey and yeast together, and then slowly add the brewed chamomile tea so that it forms a thick paste. Once ready, apply to your face and neck in a thin layer and then allow to dry completely before washing away with lukewarm water.
Face Mask For Dry Skin
Whether you have naturally dry skin or find yourself suffering from the change in weather, you’ll be happy to know that you can create this wonderful mask with a few ingredients from your fridge. It takes just minutes to whip up and will help to bring moisture and softness back to any complexion.
- 2 ripe bananas
- 1 tablespoon honey
- ½ cup yogurt
Place all of the ingredients into a blender or food processor and mix well for until they’ve formed a consistent base. Rub the mask all over your face until it dries which takes around 20 minutes, and then wash off with lukewarm water. This mask is particularly helpful for sunburn too as it both cools and moisturizes at the same time.
Face Mask For Oily Skin
When your face is prone to producing extra oil, a face mask can be the quickest and easiest fix you have to help dry it out. Using these simple ingredients from home you can restore the pH balance in your face and help to clear up the oil.
- One egg yolk
- 1 tablespoon honey
- 1 tablespoon olive oil
- ½ cup oatmeal
Combine all of the ingredients and then apply to your face for around 15 minutes. Although this has oil in it, it actually helps to fight your skin’s natural urge to create more. Ensure you follow up with a moisturizer after you’ve washed off with lukewarm water.
Face Mask For Sensitive Skin
If you have particularly sensitive skin and find that even some natural products can leave your face stinging, this is a gentle but effective face mask that you can try at home.
- 2 teaspoons raw honey
- 1 teaspoon aloe vera gel
Mix the two together to form a gel-like face mask and apply a thin layer to your face. Leave it to rest for 10-20 minutes and then wash off with warm water and a towel. Because there’s thick honey in this it may take a little more work to get off, but the results are worth it.
Face Mask For Glowing Skin
This face mask is ideal to use before a big event, or if you’re just feeling a little dull and lifeless and want to give your skin a glowing boost.
Best of all, there are barely any ingredients and it’s mess free to make.
- One teaspoon of chlorella
- One teaspoon of matcha
Mix the chlorella, matcha, and water together to form a paste with a thick enough consistency to stay on your face. Apply a thin layer to your face and neck, then allow to rest for 20 minutes or until completely dried and then wash off with warm water.
Although it's nice to buy yourself a treat now and then and indulge in a store-bought face mask, sometimes it can be even better to create your own using all natural ingredients. There are so many variations available to suit all skin types, and best of all you're saving yourself money in the process by using products that you might already have at home.
A good face mask is a must have for any beauty routine, and not only is it great for your skin but can give you a chance for some much needed relaxation time which has been proven to reduce stress levels and anxiety. Since you're making your own for free, there's really no reason not to indulge and treat your skin to something new.