There are so many great homemade face mask recipes out there, most of which only use ingredients that you’d find in your cupboard and fridge at home. Everyone loves putting on a face mask but the shop bought ones can be expensive, particularly if you want a natural one without all of the nasty chemicals in it. So, why not save some money and make your own face mask instead.
With a few ingredients, you can make great face masks to tackle everything from acne to dry skin. To start you off, here are 8 must try homemade facemask recipes that are so good and so easy to make, you’ll never buy the shop bought ones again.
1. Hydrating Avocado, Honey And Oats Face Mask
This super hydrating avocado face mask is so good you’ll have to resist the temptation to eat it right out of the mixing bowl. What’s so great about this recipe is that it uses ingredients that you probably have lying around at home and it’s actually a great way to put overripe avocados to good use.
To make it simply mix together half a mashed avocado, a spoon of honey and a couple of tablespoons of oats together in a bowl. Then apply to skin and leave on for 30 minutes. Not only does this face mask smell great, but the combination of the avocado and the honey really helps to moisturize dry skin and reduce the appearance of scars and redness.
2.Invigorating Coffee Face Mask
If your skin is looking a little tired and worse for wear then don’t fret, this coffee face mask will perk you right up. To make it you’ll need ground coffee, cocoa powder, honey, milk and sugar, mixed into a paste. The sugar will work as an exfoliant, helping to remove dead skin cells while the cocoa, honey and milk will help to hydrate skin. Coffee contains loads of antioxidants so you’ll be giving your skin an added boost while simultaneously waking you up.
3.Acne Banishing Baking soda And Coconut Oil Mask
Acne is something that loads of us suffer with and despite the claims on the packets, a lot of pre-bought face masks can do your skin more harm than good. Homemade facemask recipes containing only natural ingredients are definitely the way to go, and this easy baking soda and coconut oil might just do the trick.
The magic ingredient in this mask is the baking soda that works as an exfoliant, removing dead skin cells and dirt from your pores. The coconut oil then works to soothe and moisturize your skin leaving your face feeling soft and smooth.
4.Skin Brightening Banana And Brown Sugar Mask
Here’s one of our favourite homemade face mask recipes which is a sweet treat for your face. Not only does this banana brown sugar facemask smell great but it also does wonders for your skin. Banana is one of the most versatile face mask ingredients and because it contains loads of nutrients, as well as being really hydrating, it does a great job at brightening up dull looking skin.
This is one of our favourite homemade face mask recipes because it’s so easy. To make it you just need to mix together mashed ripe banana with a couple of tablespoons of brown sugar. The sugar firstly works as a face scrub and then the banana works to hydrate and restore.
5. Lemon, Turmeric And Yoghurt Face Mask For Oily Skin
Oily skin can be such a nightmare and it can leave you wary of putting products on your face that might potentially make your skin even worse. However don’t fret, this turmeric face mask is just what you need to cleanse and dry out oily skin.
To make it you need to mix the juice of half a lemon, a spoon of turmeric and a spoon of natural yoghurt together into a paste. The acidity in the lemon works to neutralise the oil in your skin, while the milk acts as a cleanser and the turmeric provides powerful anti-acne properties.
6. Antioxidant Banana, Avocado and Olive Oil Mask
The weather and other environmental factors can play havoc with your skin to give your face that added boost of antioxidants with this nutrient-filled face mask. To make it you need to mix one small mashed banana, half a ripe avocado and a tablespoon of extra virgin olive oil into a paste. The ingredients in this mask will work to hydrate and restore your face, combating dull, dry skin, removing redness and puffiness.
7. Hydrating Aloe Vera Mask For Sunburn
Summer is coming and for a lot of us, that means plenty of time spent tanning at the beach. However, summer can play havoc on our skin and even the best of us somehow end up getting burnt from time to time. However don’t stress, this hydrating aloe vera mask will work to combat sunburn and repair damaged skin.
To make this mask, you’ll first need to puree or grate, half a cucumber. Then mix it with 2 tablespoons of natural aloe vera gel and a spoon of rose water. This mask will do wonders for your damaged skin and will really help to cool your face down if it’s burnt.
8. Dreamy Blueberry, Yoghurt And Honey Face Mask
This blueberry yoghurt and honey face mask is the perfect one for a chilled pamper day at home and it’s super easy to make. All you need to do is mash together a couple of tablespoons of blueberries, 2 tablespoons of natural yoghurt and a teaspoon of honey and mix until smooth.
The milk in the yoghurt works as a natural cleanser, while the blueberries provide antioxidants. What’s more, the honey’s anti-inflammatory properties will leave your skin looking refreshed and restored.