Finding the right facial products has always been a nightmare. I’ve always wanted beautiful, youthful, dewy skin but it is so hard to find what is right for me. You’ve been there, right?
Shopping for facial masks is expensive, confusing, overwhelming, and rarely do you ever get the skin you’ve been looking for. But what if I told you that the key to perfect skin wasn’t in the shopping aisles but in your pantry?
Just in your kitchen alone, you have up to 16 different facial masks to choose from and they’re natural, safe, and effective – all within reach!
If you want to get glamorous skin naturally without shelling out all the extra money, then DIY face masks are the way to go. You get to reap the benefits of nature without questioning what you are putting on your face.
Whether your skin is dry, acne-prone, sensitive, or dull, there are plenty of masks to choose from to give you your best skin. Natural face masks are so beneficial and much safer than anything you can find on the market.
According to Dr. Edward Group, the natural ingredients strengthen and protect your skin while saving you from the potential toxicity of sulfates and preservatives among other harmful substances.
1. The Easiest All-Around Mask
The internet’s been buzzing about the benefits of honey, and one of them is the use in natural face masks! This is the perfect go-to for any type of skin since it’s hydrating, non-irritating, and very soothing.
Apply a teaspoon full of raw, organic honey to your face in a circular motion and leave on for 30 minutes to reap the benefits of hydration. Check out some other great ways to use honey here or check out the video above, too.
2. A Tingly Mask for Acne-Prone Skin
While there are a lot of causes and no single fix for acne, there is a mask that can ease the pain of some of those zits. Using 1/3 cup Baking Soda, a pinch of salt, and a little bit of water, mix into a paste and apply to face for two to three minutes.
Baking Soda is a great exfoliator and it also restores the pH balance of your skin to reduce inflammation. Jessica from Delicious Obsessions has some other natural fixes for acne-prone skin.
3. Dull or Discolored Skin Needs a Mask with a Zing
If you’re looking to get a brighter complexion or fade some scarring, this mask will do the trick! Apply one teaspoon of raw, organic honey with a squirt of lemon juice to your face for 10 minutes.
The Vitamin C restores the vibrance to your skin, while the acidity helps to break down the darker pigmentation of scars. The honey helps to keep your skin hydrated throughout the process.
4. A Yummy Yogurt Face Mask
Mmm. Try not to lick this face mask off! Apply a thin layer of natural (unsweetened) yogurt to your face and rinse off after 30 minutes.
Between the probiotic, antibacterial, and anti fungal properties, this mask is a no-brainer. To see all the benefits, check out Organic Authority’s article on this yummy treat.
5. Remove Dead Skin Cells with a Sugary Concoction
My absolute favorite mask is this honey and brown sugar mask! Mix two teaspoons of brown sugar with one teaspoon of honey and one teaspoon of cinnamon. Lightly scrub on face for one minute and leave on for up to ten minutes.
The sugar sloughs off all the old skin and the cinnamon is a great antibacterial. It is definitely a good mask to go to once a week to rejuvenate and soften your skin.
6. A Mask that is Most Eggcelent
Egg whites are perfect for their protein, bacteria-killing enzymes, and potassium. It’s also a great way to utilize the last one in the carton instead of throwing them away!
Apply one egg white to your face and gently scrub off after 15 minutes. Especially focus on areas prone to blackheads and watch them disappear. Read more about egg benefits in this article by Bellatory.
7. Shrink Pores with a Spicy Milk Mask
Milk is packed full of calcium and vitamins which help shrink pores and Turmeric is a spice with too many vitamins to name; all which target aging, acne, pores, and dry, dull skin.
Mix one teaspoon of each and apply to face for up to two minutes. Considered one of the most powerful herbs in history, you can read what Dr. Axe has to say about its many benefits.
8. Olive Oil & Oatmeal Mask for Hydration
This is the perfect mask for dry skin. Olive oil contains tons of vitamin E and oatmeal will help soothe skin that is dry or itchy.
Put two tablespoons of oatmeal with one tablespoon of olive oil and wash off after 20 minutes. This is an awesome mask to use more often during the winter when you are more prone to dry spells. Trust me, your skin will thank you.
9. Make-up Remover and Mask in One
Another great benefit of olive oil is that it is a champ at removing makeup. If you wear a lot of heavy makeup that is harder to take off than put on, apply a thin layer of olive oil to your face and let sit for up to 5 minutes.
You will have NO residue of makeup and it’s safe enough to use on your eyes, too!
10. Mayo Skin Be Beautiful Mask
A mayonnaise mask is twice as beneficial as it is weird! If you suffer from dry or irritated skin, spread a teaspoon of mayo on your face for 10 minutes to get rid of dead skin cells and hydrate your skin. You can read more of the benefits of mayo (not just for skin!) at Beauty Munsta.
11. Extra Energy for Aging Skin
If you’re looking to plump out those fine lines or give your face a little lift, mix two bags of green tea with one teaspoon of honey and apply to your face.
The caffeine will increase blood flow to your skin which in turn helps to fill in the small aging lines and tighten the skin. You can also apply already steeped tea bags to your eyes to help with under eye lines.
12. Go Bananas for this Skin-Softening Mask
Bananas are awesome not only to eat but also for your face! Mash up a medium banana and leave on skin for 30 minutes. Containing Vitamins A, B, and E, this is a great fix-all for aging, dark spots, and peeling. Add a little brown sugar for an effective, gentle scrub.
13. Mustard Mask is a Must for Inflammation
If you deal with acne, inflammation or sensitivity, a mustard mask might be for you. Patch test first on skin to make sure it’s mild enough for you – everyone’s skin is different. Then use 1/3 cup of mustard on your face for 15 minutes to balance your skin’s pH and kill bacteria.
It also does a great job of exfoliating those dead skin cells, leaving your skin smooth and less irritated. The spice is sure to give your skin a bit of a tingle, too!
14. A Pumpkin Mask for Any Season
Pumpkins are great for more than just decoration or delicious pie. Full of antioxidants, zinc, and vitamins, they are perfect for any skin type as they provide nutrients your skin might be lacking!
Apply 1/3 cup of pumpkin (canned or raw) to your skin and let sit for thirty minutes. Add a tablespoon honey if you’d like an extra moisture boost.
15. Relax with a Mint-based Facial Mask
Part of what makes masks so awesome is how relaxing they can be. If you just want to kick back and enjoy a night to yourself, crush some mint and cucumber and apply to your face for 30 minutes. You’ll get great hydration with a nice cooling sensation to boot.
16. Create Your Own Mask!
The best thing about all of these masks is that they are interchangeable and can easily mix together. If you like the benefits of one ingredient and want to mix it with another, go for it!
These products are natural, so feel free to try what you want! The possibilities are endless and there are more ingredients than these. Make a day of it and see what new masks you come up with!
Start Revitalizing Your Skin Today!
Rather than paying top-dollar for a skin treatment you aren’t sure will work, try some ingredients in your kitchen first. I cannot imagine how much money I’ve saved by doing this, it is much easier than the trial-and-error I find with department stores. These masks will not disappoint in more ways than one!
From oily skin to dry, acne-prone or sensitive, dull or aging, one of these masks is sure to be the answer for you – all without subjecting yourself to harmful ingredients or fillers. I still have a lot of fun making (and sometimes eating) most of these masks, so go crazy with them and most importantly make time to take care of yourself and your skin, we only have one.
What mask did you find most beneficial? Do you prefer your mask over your store-bought brands? I know I do, and it helps that these are all things we can use in other aspects of our daily life. Being able to get beautiful skin naturally is possible, the answer has been in our kitchens all along!