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Get ready for the ULTIMATE homemade face mask recipes list of 10 of the best DIY face masks for glowing skin.
Since being in quarantine due to COVID-19, I have been trying to find new ways to do some self care basics.
A homemade face mask recipe is exactly what I needed to get me back in the swing of things.
I love doing homemade face masks and figuring out the ingredients that will work with my skin type.
Picking the correct homemade face mask for you can be hard to figure out.
For this reason, I created a list of the 10 best homemade face mask recipes for glowing skin based on skin type.
All of these recipes can be made from ingredients you find around the house.
Keep reading or choose your skin type from the list:
You’ll also see that I included the best homemade peel off mask recipes as well as the best homemade mud mask recipes which are good for any skin type.
How Homemade Ingredients Benefit the Skin
I’ll be talking about a lot of different ingredients that can be found in your home in order to make all of the homemade face masks recipes.
Here is an ultimate chart of the skin benefits of each ingredient that can be found in your home:
|Oatmeal||– Reduces inflamation in skin|
– Naturally soothes dry and irritated skin
|Cucumber||– Hydrates, soothes and cools skin|
– Deep cleans pores
– Helps to lighten the skin with lightening agents
– Soothes and moisturizes
|Tomato||– Combats oily skin by tightening large pores and contains acid for balance|
– Clears acne by deep cleaning pores
|Lemon||– Natural astringent, rids skin of bacteria|
– Lightens and reduces any scarring
|Avocado||– Reduces inflammation and redness|
– Hydrates and nourishes with healthy fats
|Egg-Whites||– Balance greasy and oily skin to help prevent breakouts|
– Kills acne causing bacteria
|Yogurt||– Locks in skin’s moisture|
– Brightens and soothes
|Turmeric||– Contains anti-oxidants and is an anti-inflammatory |
– Prevents and heals acne breakouts
– Creates healthy glowing skin
|Honey||– Helps reduce eczema, acne and psoriasis|
– Reduces inflammation and helps with healing
Homemade Face Mask Recipes for Oily Skin
You can be sure that you have oily skin if you have larger pores and your skin gets oily quickly after you wash it.
Unfortunately, the solution is NOT to dry out the skin because you cannot solve oily skin.
No matter how many toners and drying skin products you use, you will not eliminate your oily skin but you can manage it.
A great way to manage oily skin is to use ingredients that are soothing for the skin.
Food like honey, aloe vera and cucumber are all soothing elements that can be used in a home made face mask.
Here are the best home made face mask recipes for oily skin:
1. Egg White, Mint and Cucumber
As mentioned above, using soothing ingredients can help combat oily skin. All of the ingredients of egg whites, cucumber and mint will allow the skin to feel clean and refreshed.
2. Homemade Tomato Face Masks
Since tomatos help reduce your pores, a tomato face mask is the best solution for oily skin.
Tomatos have a natural astringent property that will help draw out unnecessary moisture from the skin.
This will help oily skin combat the excess oil and sebum that is being produced in your oily skin.
Tomatos will help you get a healthy rosy glow. The lemons in these recipes will help fade acne scars, brighten skin’s appearance and give you a healthy glow.
Try these three tomato home made face mask recipes I found:
You can see how tomatos are paired with anti-inflammatory ingredients such as honey, lemon and cucumber in all three recipes.
Since cucumber is 95% water, you’re hydrating your skin by putting the moisture back in your face.
Even if you have oily skin you NEED to keep hydrated!
Follow these helpful TIPS for the tomato face mask recipes above:
- Use raw honey for the skin because it is less likely to provide irritation
- Use ripe tomatos because they are easier to work with on the skin
- Store unused face masks in the fridge for up to 3 days
3. Homemade Banana Mask
A banana mask is perfect for oily skin because it will help brighten skin and reduce oils.
Ripe bananas are perfect for this oil reducing face mask and you’ll find that your skin will look more radiant.
Here is the perfect banana homemade mask perfect for oily skin.
Homemade Face Mask Recipes for Dry Skin
Dry skin is arguably the easiest skin to make a mask for because you are likely looking for hydration.
Some of the key home made mask recipes for dry skin include ingredients such as: olive oil, oatmeal avocado and coconut oil.
Oatmeal is one of the most universal homemade face mask ingredients because it calms and soothes skin.
4. Oatmeal Honey Mask
An oatmeal honey mask is perfect for soothing dry skin.
The honey nourishes the skin and also combats acne in the process.
A basic oatmeal honey mask will only contain a few ingredients: oatmeal, honey and water.
There are other masks that combat acne and these will contain tea tree oil or lemon.
The best oatmeal honey mask I’ve found online is on Wiki how which explains
5. Soothing Milk Mask
A milk face mask will help rejuvenate dry skin by soothing it. It also moisturizes and is great at refining pores.
When you combine other soothing ingredients such as brown sugar and honey, you get the ultimate mask for dry skin because all ingredients work together to achieve glowing skin.
The best homemade milk mask I’ve found online is this milk, sugar and honey mask. It combines all of the ingredients I’ve listed above for the perfect soothing and hydrating mask for dry skin.
If you aren’t into using milk, you can always replace milk with a homemade kefir mask in the recipe above.
Homemade Face Masks for Acne
Acne is one of the most requested face mask remedies.
You can create a diy face mask for glowing skin and get rid of acne at the same time.
Here are some of the best homemade face masks for acne.
6. Turmeric Acne Mask
Tumeric is an anti-inflammatory and a natural anti-bacterial. This is why Tumeric is beneficial for acne because it combats the problem pores and remedies them.
According to “Hello Glow”, all you need for the Tumeric Acne Mask recipe is:
- Apple Cider Vinegar
- 1/2 teaspoon of Tumeric Powder
- 1 tablespoon of honey (raw)
Notice that milk is one of the ingredients.
As mentioned above, milk as a soothing agent to calm irritated skin so make sure you put some milk or kefir in your masks!
7. Butternut Squash Homemade Acne Mask
Butternut squash is one of the best home ingredients used to fight against acne due to its high collagen factor.
Here are the ingredients in this butternut squash homemade mask according to Allure:
- Butternut squash
- Tea tree oil
When combined with tea tree oil as recommended in the recipe, this mask helps boost collagen level, fight acne and bring a healthy glow to the skin with the inclusion of honey.
8. Apple Cider Vinegar and Green Tea Acne Face Mask
Apple cider vinegar is one of the best natural ingredients in fighting acne. It acts as an astringent and removes dirt and oil.
Before you use this mask, you do have to make sure that you dilute the apple cider vinegar as it could cause burns to the skin if it is too concentrated.
Here are the ingredients you need to make this acne fighting face mask:
- Diluted Apple Cider Vinegar
- Green Tea
- Raw Honey
Homemade Face Mask Recipes for Combination Skin
Since combination is a mix of both oily and dry skin, a clay based mask for combination skin will work the best.
Since it is not easy to create a clay mask from scratch, common household items that help with combination skin are: yogurt, avocado, eggs and coconut oil.
Check out this amazing homemade mask for combination skin to get the glowing skin you deserve.
9. Egg-White Yogurt Face Mask
The egg-whites in this face mask will help combination skin combat oil on the t-zone and the yogurt will help to sooth the dryness of the skin on other areas.
It will help reduce the size of pores and mattify the skin.
All you need is one tablespoon of yogurt and one egg white. Mix together and slather on your face for 10 – 15 minutes.
Rinse off with warm water and then use some cool water to close up the pores.
10. Avocado Face Mask
If you want hydrated and glowing skin you’ll want to incorporate avocado into your skincare routine.
I found this recipe from “Beautiful Eats and Things” and loved how simple this avocado face mask recipe is.
You will need a blender in order to make it easy to apply to the skin.
Here are the ingredients that you’ll need:
- 1 ripe avocado
- 1 tablespoon lemon juice
- 2 teaspoons of honey
- 1/3 cup of plain yogurt
- oats (optional)
You basically blend all of these ingredients together and apply to the skin after you have cleansed.
Let stand for 20 minutes and rinse off with warm water followed by cool to close the pores.
There you have the 10 best homemade face masks for glowing skin!
If you make any of these homemade masks let me know how they turned out. Remember to always follow instructions and if you feel any tightness or burning to wash off the mask entirely.
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