There’s nothing better than having a night all to yourself for some much needed pampering. One of the best ways to treat yourself is with a beautifying face mask; however store-bought masks often have a lot of ingredients included in them. To avoid this, here are 15 DIY face masks that have four ingredients, or less, for an organic glow! From clay to peeling face masks, we’ve got something for everyone!
1. Antioxidant Hibiscus and Clay Mask
Hibiscus flowers are not only one of nature’s most beautiful flowers, but are also high in Vitamin C. By applying a mixture of a tablespoon of hibiscus powder, a tablespoon of bentonite clay and two tablespoons of hot water to your face, letting it dry completely before removal, you’ll soon find yourself fresh faced and purified!
2. Green Goddess Spirulina Face Mask
Get green with this spirulina face mask, which tightens skin tissue and helps to get rid of acne. Spirulina is also rich in antioxidants which reduces sun damage. Create your mask by mixing one teaspoon of spirulina powder, one teaspoon of honey and 1/4 teaspoon of water, leaving it to set for twenty minutes. This mask is also great for soothing sensitive skin.
3. Oatmeal Floral Face Mask
For especially stressful days, try this oatmeal floral mask that soothes and moisturises the skin, with florals like either dried rose petals or dried lavender, to calm your senses and relax. To make this mask, blend together 1/4 cup of rolled oats, 1/4 cup of dried lavender (or rose, whichever you prefer), to create a powder base, then add a few drops of matching essential oils and 2 tablespoons of water. Apply to clean skin, leaving it to dry for at least 10 minutes, and watch as your worries melt away!
4. Nourishing Healing Mask
If you’re looking for face masks that are just purely for your skins overall health and benefit, this mask will work wonders! Our skin is always getting attacked with dirt, oils, pollution and makeup, so this nourishing mask is perfect for when your skin needs a little attention. Make this mask from a 1/4 teaspoon of turmeric powder, two teaspoons of rice flour, two to three drops of honey and two to three drops of either milk or water.
5. Chocolate Strawberries Mask
This is a face mask perfect for a girls night in! Indulge your skin with chocolate and strawberries that assist in cell regeneration, reduces blemishes and makes your skin incredibly soft. Use four strawberries, 1/2 tablespoon of honey, one tablespoon of yoghurt and two tablespoons of cocoa powder for a delicious concoction you can use on your face or eat with a spoon! Allow this mask to sit for at least 15-20 minutes.
6. Mask for Dark Spots
After a few hours out in the sun, often times we notice a bit of sun damage on our skin; sunburn, acne and dark spots to name a few. This is where aloe vera comes in to save the day. This mask containing aloe vera, lemon juice and turmeric is especially helpful for dark spots, and also leaves your skin super glowy, no highlighter needed!
7. Avocado Face Mask
Everyone loves a bit of avo, so why not apply it to your face? There are so many avocado-based face masks available on the market, however this mask has only three ingredients, so you know you’re not putting any additional chemicals on your skin. With just 1/2 an avocado, 1/2 a ripe banana, one tablespoon of olive oil and 15-20 minutes, this mask moisturises, reduces redness and irritation and helps to repair damaged, dull skin.
8. Coffee Mud Mask
So turns out there’s more than one way coffee can wake you up, and that’s through this coffee mud mask! While this mask does nothing to wake up your brain in the morning, it does tighten your pores, exfoliates and accelerates scar healing. To create this mask, use two teaspoons of bentonite clay, one teaspoon of coffee grounds (fresh or recycled will do), one teaspoon of apple cider vinegar for anti-bacterial and cleaning purposes, and an essential oil of your choice. Let it semi-dry for about 15 minutes before washing off with a warm, damp cloth.
9. Egg White Mask
There are no other face masks that are as easy to make, and are so effective, as this one, because it only has one ingredient; egg whites! This mask is a one stop shop for shrinking pores, preventing breakouts and giving you beautiful, glowing skin after just 15 minutes on your skin! Add to this the fact that egg whites maintain healthy tissue and prevent wrinkling, this is a mask to keep close for a lifetime!
10. Peeling Mask
Peeling masks are a big seller on the beauty market at the moment, so save yourself a buck and make a mask using only three ingredients; 1/2 tablespoon of apple cider vinegar, one packet of unflavoured gelatine and eucalyptus essential oil. Mix together the ingredients then microwave for 10-15 seconds and leave on your face for 5-10 minutes for softer, glowing skin. This mask also reduces blackheads and pores, and cleans your face.
11. Glowing Skin Face Mask
Turmeric is such a great ingredient for your overall health because of its antioxidants, but it’s also especially great for your skin. To make your skin as glowy and fresh as possible, create this mask using three tablespoons of rolled oats (grounded), one tablespoon of manuka honey, 1/2 teaspoon of turmeric and a squeeze of lemon juice. Let it sit for 15-20 minutes before rinsing off. This face mask is great to keep that summer glow all year round!
12. Acne Mask
If you suffer from acne, or simply want to draw toxins from your skin, cleanse and purify, then this mask using only two ingredients is just the thing. Mix two tablespoons of bentonite clay and two tablespoons of apple cider vinegar together and apply, leaving it on for 10-20 minutes. You may have noticed bentonite clay has been mentioned several times so far in this list, and it’s because it’s so great in drawing out toxins, which makes it perfect for problem skin.
13. Big Red Mask
If you’re familiar with the American chewing gum, Big Red, then you’ll sort of have an idea as to how this next face mask will turn out. Made with one teaspoon of honey, one teaspoon of cinnamon and one teaspoon of nutmeg, this spicy concoction eliminates blackheads and smoothes and stimulates the skin, leaving it soft and glowing. Leave it on for 30 minutes or less depending on how sensitive your skin is.
14. Detox Mask
When you find that your daily cleanser isn’t as deep cleaning as you’d like, then try out this detox mask that really clears the impurities from your face, leaving you with clean and clear skin. Using two tablespoons of our favourite ingredient- bentonite clay, one teaspoon of virgin coconut oil, 1/2 tablespoon of raw honey and the juice of half a lemon, combine the mixture and apply, leaving it on for 10 minutes.
15. Black Head Peel Mask
This last mask is probably one of the most popular face masks around, renowned for removing blackheads and targeting problems areas, such as the nose or the chin. But instead of buying a mask with too many unrecognisable ingredients, try this DIY mask with just three, highly recognisable ingredients! Combine together 3 charcoal caps, 1/2 teaspoon of peppermint oil and 1-2 tablespoons of liquid white glue, applying to clean skin and leaving it for 10 minutes until it becomes dry. Remove by peeling the mask from the bottom up. An important tip; beauty is pain. Good luck.