9 Amazing DIY Face Masks

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9 Amazing DIY Face Masks

There is no doubt that all brides want to have the perfect skin on their wedding day. Who doesn’t? But sometimes skin products can be harmful and filled with artificial and chemical ingredients. They can also be very expensive. The good news is that you can have amazing natural skin products that can be found at your home, to make very effective DIY face masks!

There are so many facial masks and home remedies that you can do yourself in your own kitchen with simple ingredients and very effective results.

 

Rosewater Face Mask

Rosewater soothes and moisturizes your skin, it is rich in antioxidants that help regenerate skin cells.

Ingredients:

  • 2 Teaspoons of rose water
  • 2 Tablespoons of honey
  • 2 Tablespoon of almond oil
  • 3 Drops of Vitamin E oil
  • You can also add a few drops of essential rose oil

Preparation:

  1. Mix all ingredients
  2. Apply on a clean face
  3. Leave for 15-20 minutes
  4. Rinse with warm water
  5. Pat dry

Carrot and Honey Face Mask

Try this carrot and honey mask once a week and you will definitely see the difference. This mask will nourish and hydrate your skin. Carrots have anti-carcinogen which helps fight cancer, they also contain vitamin A (a natural antioxidant), which fights wrinkles and aging signs.

Carrots also help treat uneven tones or pigmentation. They contain essential oils that are great in treating and preventing acne.

Honey prevents drying while hydrating your skin, it also cleanses the pores. It contains sun protection properties to soothe and protect your skin.

Ingredients:

  • 1/3 cup of carrot juice
  • The pulp of half an orange
  • 1 teaspoon honey

Preparation:

  1. Mix all ingredients until smooth.
  2. Make sure your face is washed & make up removed before you apply the mask.
  3. Apply the mask to your face.
  4. Relax and leave for 20 minutes.
  5. Rinse the mask off with warm water, followed by a cool water rinse to help close pores
  6. Pat your face dry with a towel.

Banana and Orange Face Mask

This Banana Orange Face Mask is great for Oily Skin. Bananas are loaded with soothing properties that help in reducing skin inflammation. Applying the pulp of banana on your face helps in making your skin supple and soft. It is known to be helpful in clearing acne as well.

Applying banana on the face enhances the glow of your face. When combined with honey, bananas will give your skin a moisturizing effect as it keeps it hydrated and fresh, and prevents drying.

Honey has natural antioxidant and anti-microbial properties. It helps to protect your skin from the damage of the sun's rays, supports the skin's ability to rejuvenate and refresh depleted skin, leaving your skin feeling silky soft and supple. 

One of the most common natural skincare benefits with honey is related to the treatment of minor acne. Honey absorbs impurities from the pores on the skin, making it an ideal cleansing agent. Honey also contains vitamins, minerals, and amino acids, and therefore is a wonderful beauty aid that nourishes the skin and the hair. Honey also acts as an antibacterial and antifungal agent and helps disinfect and speed the healing process in wounds, scrapes, and burns.

Ingredients:

  • 1 ripe banana 
  • 1 tablespoon honey 
  • 1 orange

Preparation: 

  1. Mash the banana
  2. Mix it with honey
  3. Add a few drops of freshly squeezed orange 
  4. Make sure your face is washed and makeup is removed thoroughly before you apply the mask 
  5. Apply the mask evenly to your face and leave it on for 15 minutes
  6. Rinse it off with warm water
  7. Pat your face dry with a towel

Oatmeal and Yogurt Face Mask

This oatmeal and yogurt face mask is suitable for all skin types and is a very effective natural skin cleanser, facial scrub, and a soothing facial mask.

Oatmeal contains 18 different amino acids and has hypoallergenic properties that help heal blemishes, rashes, allergies, and repair damaged skin. Oatmeal can absorb and remove skin impurities while providing very gentle exfoliation, leaving skin smooth, soft, and clean with a healthy glow.

Yogurt is also effective at cleansing and disinfecting pores, preventing acne, moisturizing the skin and revitalizing its texture. Yogurt's antibacterial and antifungal properties make it a useful, degerming cleanser treating skin conditions such as acne and eczema, and its lactic-acid content soothes irritation, clarifies the pores and softens the skin.

Remember, if you have dairy or alpha and beta hydroxy-acid allergies, you should not use yogurt for skincare.

Ingredients:

  • 1 tablespoon oatmeal, finely ground
  • 1 tablespoon plain yogurt
  • A few drops of honey

Preparation:

  1. Add the yogurt to the oatmeal in a small bowl and mix together.
  2. Warm a few drops of honey. To do this, warm a spoon under hot water for a minute then add a few drops of honey to the spoon.
  3. Stir the honey into the yogurt and oatmeal mixture.
  4. Make sure your face is washed & your make up removed before you apply the mask.
  5. Apply the mask gently to your face.
  6. Leave it on for 10 minutes.
  7. Then rinse it off with several splashes of warm water.
  8. Pat your face dry with a warm towel.

Egg Yolk, Honey and Olive Oil Facial Mask

The combination of egg yolk, honey, and olive oil makes a wonderful facial mask for dry skin.

Egg Yolk has vitamin A that has retinoids or Retin A which is used to help skin shedding, regulate the amount of skin produced and stops pores from clogging. Egg Yolks also have 13 cis retinol, which helps reduce oil production and bacteria that can cause acne.

If you are suffering from dry skin or live in a dry environment, you must try out this simple homemade recipe. It works wonders on your skin leaving it soft, moisturized and radiant.   

Ingredients:

  • 1 egg yolk
  • 1 tablespoon honey
  • 1 teaspoon olive oil

Preparation:

  1. Separate the yolk from the egg white in a bowl.
  2. Beat the yolk with a fork.
  3. Add the honey and olive oil.
  4. Make sure your face is washed & make up removed before you apply the mask.
  5. Apply the mask evenly on your face.
  6. Leave it on for 15 to 30 minutes.
  7. Rinse it off with warm water.
  8. Pat your face dry with a towel.

Avocado and Carrot Face Mask

This Avocado and Carrot Face Mask are used for moisturizing & cleaning your skin.

The creamy flesh of avocados is a great base for many moisturizing & cleaning facials. Avocados provide nearly 20 essential nutrients, including fiber, potassium, Vitamin E, B-vitamins, and folic acid, which all help in improving your overall skin health and giving you a soft look as well as an instant glow.

Carrots are antiseptic and, when included in a homemade facial mask recipe, help tone and rejuvenate your skin.

Olive oil has numerous health benefits. It is one of the most sought after natural oils for skincare. There is a variety of antioxidants in olive oil, including Vitamins A and E, but the most potent compound is hydroxytyrosol, which prevents free radical damage on skin cells. Therefore, olive oil has very potent anti-inflammatory properties.  

Olive oil also contains a natural moisturizer, called squalene. Sebum is what makes our skin too greasy, but squalene has the incredible ability to regulate its secretion. This means that, when used on your skin, the sebum will be reduced, and you will experience fewer skin problems than before.

Ingredients:

  • 1/2 ripe avocado
  • 1 carrot
  • 1 tablespoon olive oil

Preparation:

  • Cut an avocado in half. Remove the pit from the center, then peel and mash the flesh.
  • Cook the carrot until soft.
  • Cut the carrot. Add it to the avocado and olive oil and put the mix in the blender.
  • Make sure your face is washed & make up removed before you apply the mask.
  • Smooth the avocado carrot mask over your face. Avoid getting any of the substance in your eyes. Relax and leave the mask in place for 20 minutes.
  • Rinse the mask off with warm water, followed by a cool water rinse to help close pores.
  • Pat your face dry with a towel.

Cucumber and Mint Face Mask

Enjoy the cooling feeling of this Cucumber Mint Facial Mask that helps soothe and soften your skin, refresh it, and give you a revitalizing cooling sensation.

 With so many useful ingredients in cucumber, this mask can help with treating so many skin problems. The cleansing property helps your skin tremendously, making it soft and supple.

Fresh mint can also be used to cure several skin problems, as mint works on your skin like an antiseptic. Mint has also proved to be beneficial in curing blackheads that occur in blocked pores.   

This Cucumber Mint Facial Mask is also good to cool off sunburnt faces. 

Ingredients:

  • 1/2 cucumber
  • 1 tablespoon plain yogurt
  • 1 tablespoon nonfat dry milk
  • 5 mint leaves

Preparation:

  • Add all ingredients to a mixer or blender.
  • Pulse the ingredients until smooth.
  • Make sure your face is washed & make up removed before you apply the mask.
  • Apply the mask evenly on your face avoiding your eye area.
  • Relax and leave the mask on for 15 minutes.
  • Rinse it off with warm water.
  • Pat your face dry with a towel.

Berry Yogurt Face Mask

Every bride wants to have beautiful skin before her wedding, and taking care of your skin naturally is the best thing to do.

This berry yogurt face mask does not only smell delicious, but it is also amazing for your skin.

Berries fight free radicals to keep your face radiant; blackberries are especially good for your skin, as they deliver antioxidants more than any other kind of berries.

Honey gently exfoliates, promotes tissue growth and seals in moisture.

As for yogurt, it contains high levels of lactic acid which is beneficial to the skin, even Cleopatra from ancient Egypt was known to take yogurt baths to keep her skin youthful.

Ingredients:

  • 2 tablespoons of plain yogurt
  • 2 tablespoons of honey
  • ¼ cup mixed berries
  • 1 tablespoon lemon juice

Preparations:

  • Combine yogurt and honey, and pulse until fully combined.
  • Add 1/4 cup mixed berries, puree until smooth, and add 1 tablespoon lemon juice.
  • Using your hands, apply the mixture to a clean, dry face.
  • Let the mask sit for 15 minutes, then rinse face with warm water.

Apple Pear and Mint Face Mask

This apple, pear, and mint will have your skin looking and feeling amazing in no time.

Apples are rich in minerals and vitamins, they contain antioxidants like flavonoids, polyphenols, and vitamin C.

Apples also have the highest content of collagen and elastic, which is great to fight wrinkles, and brighten your skin. They hydrate your skin and treat acne, blemishes, and dark spots.

As for pears, they are loaded with fibers, which are great to keep your skin smooth and prevent skin damage. They are also rich in vitamin C and antioxidants, which help tone up your skin. And if you have oily skin or acne, pears can be really great for you.

Mint is known for its anti-inflammatory properties.  It also helps to soften and calm dry or itchy skin. It’s also great to remove dead skin cells.

Check out this wonderful apple, pear and mint mask recipe:

Ingredients:

  • 1/4 cup yogurt
  • 5 thin slices of pear
  • 5 thin slices of apple
  • 5 thin slices of cucumber
  • 1 teaspoon dried mint
  • Drizzle of honey

Recipe:

  • Mix all of the ingredients in a blender until the mixture is smooth. 
  • Cleanse face and neck, rinse completely
  • Refrigerate in a bottle or jar and use daily.