There’s nothing better than treating yourself and having a pamper night. There are some great facemasks on the market for different skin types, but buying good facemasks regularly can be expensive, so why not try some of these DIY face masks using ingredients that most of us have lying around in our kitchen.
Whether you have dry, oily or acne-prone skin, we have found easy DIY facemasks you can whip up at home using all-natural ingredients that will leave your skin looking and feeling healthy and fresh. So instead of raiding the shelves in your local pharmacy, check out these DIY facemasks for all skin types for your next fix.
DIY Facemasks For Oily Skin
Oily skin is caused by hormones and genetics, and can be very frustrating to get under control and find the right products to minimalise the oil. Sometimes putting extra product and face masks can be quite daunting for those of us with oily skin, as it can leave residue and cause further oily-ness. These masks all use natural ingredients that are proven to reduce oil production and tighten pores.
Egg, oat and Honey mask
The thought of putting eggs on your face can be, um, well, a bit unappealing but trust us, egg whites are a fantastic ingredient for combatting oily skin as they are proven to tighten the skin, shrink large pores and clarify follicles and pores that product too much oil.
1 egg white
1 teaspoon honey
1 tbsp ground oats
- Whisk the egg white with the honey until thoroughly combined and the mix looks frothy.
- Stir in the ground oats until you have a paste.
- Smother your face in the mix, avoiding your eyes, and leave on for 10 to 15 minutes.
- Wash away with warm water.
DIY Facemasks For Dry Skin
On the other side of the spectrum, having dry skin can be just as annoying when no amount of moisturiser or product will give you that much longed for glow and hydration. Dry skin can be irritating, itchy and uncomfortable, and can be caused by a number of factors such as weather changes, chemicals or other skin conditions such as eczema. But luckily for you ladies with dried-out skin there are a ton of natural ingredients to help add some moisture back in to your skin.
Avocado, yoghurt, olive oil and honey mask
You may think avocado is just for putting on your toast at brunch, but avocado is packed with antioxidants and vitamins to help soothe and hydrate dry and irritated skin. Plain yoghurt is perfect for acting as a mild-exfoliant for dry skin, that will gently break down dry patches. It also contains lactic acid, which dissolves damaged and dead skin cells leaving you with smooth and moisturised skin. Olive oil contains numerous antioxidants which can also reduce any inflammation.
2 tablespoons plain yogurt
1 tablespoon olive oil
1 tablespoon honey
- Take 1 fully ripe fresh avocado, remove the skin as well as the seed, and mash it up into creamy pulp in a bowl.
- Add and stir in honey, olive oil and yoghurt until it forms a smooth paste.
- Apply to skin and leave it on for 10-15 minutes.
- Wash off with warm water
DIY Facemasks For Acne-Prone Skin
Acne-prone skin can be very difficult to care for and can be a long process of trial and error to find out what works for you. It is a common problem for teenagers, and about eight in ten will experience some sort of acne in their teenage years. Many people with acne prone skin have to be very careful about what products they use, as many products contain ingredients that can irritate and aggravate the skin and in initiate more breakouts.
Oatmeal & Cucumber Face Mask
For acne-prone skin, cucumber can work to cool down the skin, offering a soothing and calming benefit to keep those pimples at bay. Cucumbers are over 90% water, so it also acts as a great way to naturally hydrate your skin without having to use a moisturiser that may aggravate it further. They have been used for decades to help common skin problems such as aging and inflamed skin, and are known as one of the superfoods for the skin. As mentioned earlier, oats soak up any extra oil that may be on the face, that can contribute to acne breakouts. They are also rich in zinc, which reduces inflammation and kills bacteria.
One peeled cucumber
2 tbsp Oatmeal
1 tsp Honey
- Mash the peeled cucumber in a mixer or blender and transfer to a bowl.
- Add the oatmeal/porridge and honey in the bowl and mix well to form a paste.
- Apply the face mask and leave it on for about 30 minutes.
- After 30 minutes, rinse the mask with lukewarm water and end it with a splash of cold water to tighten your pores.
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