8 Homemade DIY Face Mask Ideas for That Glow Up

8 Face Masks You Can Make at Home With Ingredients in Your Kitchen

Self-care starts with skincare!

Looking to give your skin a treat? Swinging by a facial spa is not the only way to go about doing it. DIY homemade face masks to the rescue! Not only are they a great addition to your skincare routine, you can also easily make them with ingredients in your kitchen. The cherry on top: They won’t break the bank. 

From a sugar scrub to an avocado moisturising mask, this list of eight homemade DIY face masks can help you get that coveted glow on. Always remember to shower your skin with tender loving care. After all, you’ll wear it everyday for the rest of your life.

Also read:The Skincare Diet is the Latest K-Beauty Trend — Here’s How It Works! 

 DIY face mask ideas your skin will thank you for

1. Honey and lemon face mask to clear out acne

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Ingredients

  • 1 tsp of lemon juice
  • 1 tbsp of pure honey
  • A tsp of baking soda

Steps and application

  1. Mix all the ingredients well together until it reaches a thick paste.
  2. Gently apply it to your face and avoid the area under the eyes.
  3. Rinse off with lukewarm water after 10 to 15 minutes. 

Benefits

Honey is a natural antibacterial that gets rid of dirt and bacteria on your skin. Plus, it is loaded with antioxidants that reduces inflammation. Combine it with the high PH level of lemon that aids in eliminating oil from the skin, and you have yourself a homemade face mask that can ward off acne. 

2. Rose and cucumber mask to refresh tired eyes

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Ingredients

  • A few slices of cucumber
  • 1 tbsp of rose water
  • Cotton rounds

Steps and application

  1. Using a blender, liquify the slices of cucumber and rose water. 
  2. Transfer it to a bowl once it reaches a watery consistency. 
  3. Cut your cotton rounds into half and soak them in the mixture. You can leave the soaked cotton rounds and leftover mixture in a resealable bag in your refrigerator overnight for an added coolness. 
  4. Apply it gently to your undereyes while you’re resting. 
  5. Resoak the cotton rounds in the mixture after leaving it under your eyes for a few minutes.

Benefits

All that long period of staring at your computer screen is sure to tire your eyes out. This two-ingredient eye mask is a simple treatment to revitalise it. Cucumber hydrates dry eyes while removing water retention to reduce swelling and puffiness; rose water, on the other hand, soothes the delicate area under the skin.

3. Turmeric and yoghurt homemade face mask to brighten skin

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Ingredients

  • ½ cup of plain yoghurt
  • ½ tsp or ⅓ tsp of turmeric powder

Steps and application

  1. Incorporate ½ tsp or ⅓ tsp of turmeric powder into ½ cup of plain yoghurt. Be mindful of the amount of turmeric powder you intend to use as it can stain the skin. 
  2. Mix it well until the paste has a slight tint of yellow. 
  3. Apply gently on the skin and leave it on for 10 to 15 minutes.
  4. Rinse well with lukewarm water afterwards.

Benefits

Turmeric is a Southeast Asian spice that boasts multifarious benefits. Antioxidant — check.  Anti-inflammatory — check. Antimicrobial — check. It also contains curcumin, which helps lighten pigmentation. As a matter of fact, turmeric is a common ingredient found in many skincare products! Lactic acid in yoghurt, on the other hand, evens out skin tone and improves signs of aging. Use this DIY face mask on a regular basis and you can get that natural glow on! 

4. Brown sugar and coconut oil scrub to slough away dead skin cells

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Ingredients

  • 2 tbsp of brown sugar
  • 2 tbsp of pure coconut oil 

Steps and application

  1. In a bowl, combine 2 tbsp of brown sugar together with 2 tbsp of pure coconut oil. 
  2. Mix well until the texture becomes somewhat grainy. 
  3. Apply it to your face and gently use your damp fingers to rub in a circular motion for about one to two minutes. Be careful not to rub very harshly as you do not want to risk irritating your skin. 
  4. Afterwards, wash off the scrub with lukewarm water. 

Benefits

Did you know that regular exfoliation is vital to achieving a radiant complexion? Plus, it also enhances absorption of your skin care products. With brown sugar and coconut oil as natural ingredients in your homemade face mask, you’re getting all the benefits of a good exfoliator. Moreover, the fine texture of brown sugar is not too abrasive for your skin and coconut oil doubles up as a moisturiser. You can say goodbye to clogged pores and hello to clearer skin!

Also read: 4 Essential Skincare Products To Up Your Beauty Game

5. Egg white and lemon juice to get rid of pesky blackheads

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Ingredients

  • 1 egg white 
  • 1 tbsp of lemon juice
  • Face brush
  • Paper towel

Steps and application

  1. Mix the egg white and lemon juice together until it turns white and foamy.
  2. Using a face brush, gently apply the mixture to areas where you have blackheads. 
  3. Place pieces of the paper towel enough to cover the different areas. 
  4. Dab some more of the cloudy mixture on the paper towels to hold them in place.
  5. Let it dry for a few minutes. 
  6. Peel it off slowly once completely dry.

Benefits

Blackheads can be so unsightly if left untreated! This homemade face mask is your best friend when it comes to getting rid of them. Egg white absorbs excess oil from the skin. Moreover, it brims with protein, vitamins, and minerals. Meanwhile, lemon contains citric acid — an effective agent in unclogging pores and brightening skin. Together, they make for a great alternative to pore strips. 

6. Avocado and honey face mask to moisturise skin

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Ingredients

  • ¼ cup of ripe avocado 
  • 2 tbsp of pure honey
  • ½ tsp apple cider vinegar

Steps and application

  1. In a bowl, combine avocado, pure honey, and apple cider vinegar. 
  2. Mash ingredients with a fork until the overall texture becomes creamy. Try as much as possible to break up the lumps. Alternatively, use a blender to achieve a smoother texture. 
  3. Apply a thin layer to clean, damp skin. The reason behind applying the mixture to damp skin is to allow for better absorption of nutrients.
  4. Leave it on for a few minutes or until the DIY face mask becomes dry. 
  5. Wash off with lukewarm water.

Benefits

It’s no secret that your skin produces oils, also known as sebum, to keep your body’s largest organ hydrated and healthy. However, most of the time, it is not enough and a moisturiser is necessary. Besides being a delicious superfood, avocado contains natural oils and nutrients that help combat dullness and dryness. They can deeply penetrate the dermis to impart skin-loving benefits. Honey is a natural humectant lauded for its ability to retain moisture, while apple cider vinegar balances out the skin PH levels. With so much good stuff in this homemade face mask, your skin will be soft and supple in no time! 

7. Papaya and milk to battle dark spots

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Ingredients

  • 4 cubes of ripe papaya
  • 2 tsp of raw milk

Steps and application

  1. Mash the cubes of ripe papaya in a bowl to achieve a paste-like consistency. 
  2. Add about 2 tsp of raw milk to smoothen out the paste. 
  3. On a damp face, apply the mixture and let it sit for about 15 minutes. 
  4. Hereafter, gently rub the remaining ingredients on your face in a circular motion and wash with lukewarm water. This DIY face mask is suitable for those who are not allergic to dairy products.

Benefits

Papaya’s vitamins and enzymes are the hero ingredient in many skincare products. They can work their way around irregular pigmentation while stimulating collagen production. Overtime, this helps to fade dark spots that cause skin to age drastically. With a fusion of the natural lightening properties of raw milk, dark spots will be a thing of the past. Additionally, raw milk also leaves your skin soft and smooth as it is packed with nourishing acids, antioxidants, and proteins. 

8. Banana and other wholesome ingredients face mask to combat signs of aging

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Ingredients

  • 1 ripe banana
  • ½ tbsp of pure honey
  • 1 tsp of full-fat yoghurt 

Steps and application

  1. Mash a ripe banana evenly in a bowl using a fork.
  2. Once there are no lumps present, add in ½ tbsp of pure honey and 1 tsp of full-fat yoghurt. Mix well until the texture is smooth. 
  3. Apply a thin layer to clean, damp face to allow for better absorption.
  4. Allow it to rest on your skin for 15 to 20 minutes. 
  5. Wash off with lukewarm water.

Benefits

You might just go bananas after learning about the incredible benefits of this fruit. It’s a natural collagen booster and contains high levels of antioxidants — targeting fine lines and reducing the appearance of wrinkles. Diversely, yoghurt nourishes the skin from inside out and honey adds an extra oomph of moisturising effect. Voila, you can age gracefully by incorporating them into your skincare regime!

Also read: 15 Korean Beauty Tips We Can Learn from Our Favourite K-Drama and K-Pop Stars

There you have it: A list of DIY face masks you can do while social distancing at home. Just like any product, it’s important to do an allergy patch test. Also, don’t forget to share this article with your friends and family who love skincare!


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