Are you planning a spa night with your friends or just want to treat yo’ self? Beauty masks are key in a good beauty routine but it can get pricy if you do them nightly or on the reg. Luckily, you can DIY your own beauty masks with some inexpensive ingredients! Most ingredients you’ll most likely already have on hand and the best part is, you won’t have to worry about the masks having extra junk in them! Try these DIY beauty masks and watch your skin glow!
Greek Yogurt Masks
Greek yogurt is not only delicious, but it’s also great for your skin! Yogurt contains lactic acid, lipids and proteins that help moisturize your skin and prevent wrinkles. Greek yogurt has double the amount of protein than regular yogurt and this protein repairs skin tissue, keeping your skin glowing and young-looking! Try these Greek yogurt masks for a boost of hydration and watch your skin soak it in!
Start with a 1/2 cup of flavor-free, full-fat Greek yogurt, add 1tbs of olive oil and half of a mashed avocado. Mix until smooth then apply. Relax for 15 minutes then rinse off with warm water.
Start with a 1/2 cup of flavor-free, full-fat Greek yogurt, 1 tbsp of turmeric and half of a mashed banana. Mix until smooth then apply. Relax for 10 minutes then rinse off with lukewarm water.
Start with a 1/2 cup of flavor-free, full-fat Greek yogurt and add 1 tbsp each of lemon juice and honey. Add a dash of cinnamon and mix. Avoiding the eye area, apply and leave for 15 minutes. Rinse off with warm water.
Bentonite Clay Masks
Bentonite clay is extremely rich in nutrients including Calcium, Magnesium, Silica, Sodium, Copper, Iron and Potassium which means it is basically a vitamin pill for your face! It is known to detoxify, remove toxins, treat oily skin and improve the overall appearance of your skin! Everyone from Instagram models to celebrities to bloggers swear by using this clay as a part of their beauty routine.
Start with a base of the clay, add a tbsp of activated charcoal powder, 1 tbsp of apple cider vinegar and a little water. Mix until smooth. Apply to your face and relax. Rinse off with warm water.
Start with a base of the clay, and add a 1/3 cup of ground oats. Then, add enough water to make a paste and add a drop or two of tea tree oil. Apply to your face and relax, rinsing with warm water.
Start with a base of the clay, add 1/4 cup of apple cider vinegar, 2 tbsp of honey and enough water to smooth the mixture. Apply to face, relax and then rinse with warm water.
Start with a base of the clay, add 1/3 cup of ground oats and enough water to smooth the mixture. Apply to face and relax! Rinse with warm water.
Eggs are incredibly healthy when eaten but have you tried them as a beauty tool? Eggs have a ton of proteins and fats that help nourish your face and gently cleanse and firm your skin. Shrink and tighten your pores with egg whites or nourish your skin with the yolk!
Use 1 egg yolk, 1 ripe banana mashed and 1 tsp of olive oil. Mix together until smooth and apply to face. Allow to set then use a washcloth to remove.
Use 1 egg white, 1/2 tsp of coconut oil and 1/2 a tsp of lemon juice. Mix together until smooth and apply to face. Relax for 10 minutes then use warm water to remove.
Use 1 egg yolk, 1 tsp of Greek yogurt and 1/2 a ripe avocado, mashed. Mix together until smooth and apply to face. Relax, allowing the mask to moisturize your face, remove with warm water.
Use 1 egg yolk, 1 tsp of honey and 1 tsp of almond oil. Mix together until smooth and apply to face. Allow to set and use a washcloth to remove.
Keep the recipe simple and just use 1 egg white with 1.2 tsp of sugar and whip until frothy. Apply to face and wait until the mask feels tight then rinse!
Everyone loves a good peel-off mask. What’s more fun than watching your skin tighten and then peeling off the mask when it’s dry? Peel-off masks work by removing the outer layer of your skin to get rid of dullness and dead skin which will give you a smoother skin texture. They can also help clean out pores and tighten your skin overall. These are slightly more work than the other masks but fun and so worth it!
For this mask, you will need 1 tsp of charcoal powder, 1 tsp of bentonite clay, 1 tbs of unflavored gelatin, 2 tsp of aloe and 1 tbs of water.
Heat the water in the microwave so it is hot but not boiling. Add gelatin and allow to dissolve then add in remaining ingredients quickly.
Allow the mixture to cool slightly then apply to face using a brush.
Let dry for 20-30 minutes or until your entire face is set. Peel off!
For this mask, you will need 2 tbs of unflavored gelatin and 4 tbsp of fresh-squeezed orange juice. Put the gelatin into the orange juice and heat until the gelatin dissolves.
Allow the mixture to cool then apply to face using a brush.
Let dry completely before peeling off.
For this mask, you will need 4 tbsp of ground oats, 1 tbsp of honey and one egg yolk. Mix the oats and honey together before adding in the egg yolk.
Apply to face using a brush.
Let dry for 15 minutes or until the face feels tight then peel off!
Do you love using face masks? Which DIY mask are you going to try first? Let us know in the comments!
Emily Bell is a graduate of Central Michigan University with a degree in Journalism with a Public Relations concentration. She currently lives with her husband and dog on the coast in Florida.