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10 DIY Facemask Recipes To Try During Quarantine

Facemasks can be a great addition to your self-care routine during quarantine. With all this extra time on our hands, this is the perfect opportunity to create our own recipe for facemasks that are great for our skin. It sounds complicated at first, but DIYing your own facemasks couldn’t be easier. You most likely already have most of the ingredients in your home! Although, you can add or adjust ingredients to make your facemask match what your skin needs, here are some recipes to get you started for creating your own simple DIY facemask.

1. Banana Mask – Softer Skin

Got some old bananas that are about to go to waste? Put them to good use by creating a luxurious facemask with them. Bananas are good for moisturizing and making the skin look and feel softer. Heres what you’ll need:

  • 1 banana
  • 1/4 cup of plain yogurt
  • 1 tablespoon of honey

Mash up the banana and mix all the ingredients together and viola! Leave on for about 10-15 minutes.

2. Lemon Mask – Exfoliation

Lemons are another common food we have in our homes. You may be hesitant to put lemon juice on your face, but it can actually be a great way to both exfoliate the skin but also provides lots of moisture. Heres what you’ll need:

  • 1 lemon
  • 1/4 cup of olive oil

Squeeze the juice from the lemon into a bowl and add the olive oil. Mix together and gently massage onto the skin. The lemon will detoxify the skin leaving it glowing. Massage for about 5 minutes and rinse off.

3. Avocado With Banana Mask – Hydration

This mask is great if you have oily skin. Give your face the hydration it is craving with the natural oils from avocado and banana. Heres what you’ll need:

  • 1/2 an avocado
  • 1/2 a banana
  • 1 tablespoon of honey

Mash the avocado and banana together and add the honey and mix well. If the mixture is too runny, try adding some oat flour to thicken it up. Leave on for about 20 minutes until it hardens a little bit, then rinse.

4. Oatmeal Mask – Sensitive/Eczema Related Skin

If you have sensitive skin, most face products might irritate your skin. That’s one of the best reasons to DIY your own facemasks because you are able to customize what you know works for you and use all-natural ingredients. Oatmeal is a great way to gently exfoliate the skin and provide antioxidants and anti-inflammatory properties to help soothe and calm the skin. Combined with the antibacterial properties in honey, it is a great skin-healing mask. Here’s what you’ll need:

  • 1 tablespoon of oatmeal
  • 1 teaspoon of honey
  • 1/2 teaspoon of water

Mix all of the ingredients in a bowl and you can always make more as needed. Gently massage onto the skin for about 2-3 minutes and leave on for about 10 minutes to allow the healing to soak into the skin.

5. Sugar Mask – Lip Exfoliation

Yes, you can even DIY your own lip mask! This one is super easy as it only needs two ingredients. You’ll need:

  • 1/2 tablespoon of cane sugar
  • 1/2 tablespoon of honey

Mix into a small bowl and apply to lips. Massage gently to allow the sugar to remove the dead skin cells. Let sit for about 5 minutes so the antioxidants from the honey can provide lots of hydration. After you rinse off, be sure to apply lip balm.

6. Classic Yogurt Mask – Brightening Dull Skin

If you ever just want something that will bring your skin back to life and leave it bright and dewy, then look no further. Most masks are made with a classic greek yogurt, and it is a classic for a reason. It works! It is so simple and does the trick every time. Here’s what you’ll need:

  • 1 tablespoon of plain greek yogurt
  • 1 teaspoon of oatmeal
  • 1 teaspoon of honey

Mix all the ingredients together and lather all of your soul. Leave on for about 15 minutes and rinse off. Your skin will feel so incredibly soft.

7. Aloe Vera Mask – Acne

Let’s be honest, most of us are doing facemasks when we are having a surge of breakouts. Our skin needs some extra attention when it comes to acne and this DIY facemask is just the answer. Here’s what you’ll need:

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  • 1 tablespoon of aloe vera gel
  • a couple drops of tea tree oil

Mix together in a small bowl. If the mixture is too thin, you can also add oat flour or oatmeal to thicken it up. Lather on the skin and begin to feel the cooling, healing effects. Tea tree oil is a natural acne fighter with its anti-bacterial properties. Combined with the hydrating and calming aspects of the aloe vera, it becomes the complete anti-acne mask. Leave on for about 10 minutes and rinse off. Be sure to moisturize afterward!

8. Turmeric Mask – Acne Scars And Dark Spots

If you have acne you probably have some acne scars. These are so hard to get rid of and it can be so frustrating to have them on your face for so long. Not to worry, here is a DIY facemask that can help you take your skin back. Here’s what you need:

  • 1 teaspoon of Tumeric powder
  • 1 tablespoon of plain yogurt

Mix the ingredients together in a small bowl. Turmeric has wonderful anti-inflammatory and antioxidant qualities that brighten up dark spots and other discoloration. Make sure not to add too much Tumeric if you plan on making extras as it has been known to temporarily stain the skin yellow. Apply a thin layer to the skin and leave on for about 15 minutes and rinse.

9. Egg White Mask – Minimize Pores

Enlarged pores are often hard to minimize with just a basic skincare routine. Here is the perfect facemask that you DIY to shrink those pores back down and leave your skin silky smooth. Here’s what you’ll need:

  • 1 egg white
  • 1 tablespoon of honey
  • 1 lemon

Mix the egg white and the honey together. Squeeze the lemon juice into the mixture and stir together. Lather on the skin. Both the egg white and the lemon have skin-tightening qualities that will make those pores practically invisible. Combined with the honey, your skin will be left feeling hydrated and so supple. Leave the mask on for about 10-15 minutes and rinse.

10. Almond Mask – Pollution Protection

Yep, you read the right. There are DIY facemasks to protect your skin against pollution! This one is simple and your skin will thank you for the extra support against the CO2 that is in the environment everywhere. Here is what you’ll need:

  • 1/4 cup of ground almonds
  • 2 tablespoons of olive oil

Mix and ground the ingredients together. The almonds are strong enough to penetrate the skin using the natural fatty acids and clear away and layers of gunk that allow the olive oil to use its vitamin E is create a layer of protection for the skin. This will leave your skin feeling soft, supple, and ready to take on the day. Lather on and leave it for about 15 minutes and rinse off.

You can always add flower petals, essential oils, or any other natural ingredients that you love to give your masks a little something extra. Which one of these DIY facemasks were you most excited to try? Give it a shot and let us know about your experience in the comments below!

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