DIY Face Mask Recipes for Different Skin Concerns

We all hope to one day achieve skin texture that is smooth and leaves our faces glowing like the sun. However, reaching this goal takes not only care but also understanding of how your skin type works for you. When it comes to skincare, nothing can beat a great DIY mask. These incredible skin treatments will not only help with the overall appearance of your skin but will also target specific problems that your skin has, in order to help you get closer to skin heaven. Here are some of the best DIY masks using ingredients found in your own home that will leave you with the skin of your dreams.

DIY Face Mask Recipes for Oily Skin

If you categorize your skin as oily, you know how difficult it can be to target your specific skin needs, even with a daily skincare routine. Balancing out oily skin starts right on the surface where the excess sebum lives. Here are some great DIY masks to help keep the oil in check to that you can take charge of your skin again:

Lemon DIY Face Mask


This vitamin packed mask will not only control oil on the surface of skin, it will also work to brighten up your over appearance. Here is everything you need to be on your way to a perfectly balanced complexion:

  • 2 Tablespoons baking soda
  • Juice of half a lemon
  • Mixing bowl and brush

Mix together the two ingredients in a non-metallic bowl and grab a clean foundation brush. Apply a thick layer of the mixture directly onto clean and dry skin. Make sure to rub the mask into areas of your face that need extra love like your T-Zone. The lemon works to brighten your skin while the baking soda restores pH balance, which will help control oil. Rinse after 15 minutes with warm water and go about your day!

Fruit DIY Face Mask


Fruit is not only great for your body, but for your skin as well.  Fruit is full of natural antibiotics, vitamins and other essentials that are perfect for calming down oily skin. For this super charged fruit mask, here are the things you will need:

  • 1 Tablespoon Fresh lemon juice
  • 1 Tablespoon Organic honey
  • 1 Large ripe banana

Start by mashing up your ripe banana in a glass bowl using a fork. Once your banana is a smooth consistency, mix in the lemon juice and the honey, and then apply to your face. Banana is a great ingredient for not only combating stubborn oil but also clearing acne caused by oil.

Tomato DIY Face Mask


This mask may leave you feeling like a salad, but trust us, it’s totally worth it! Luckily for people who love natural products and simplicity out there, this mask only needs three ingredients!

  • Tomato pulp (fresh works best)
  • 1 Tablespoon Raw honey
  • 1 Teaspoon Olive oil

Take a fresh ripe tomato and take out some of your built up energy by mashing up your tomato, until you have a thick pulp and then add in your honey and olive oil. Leave this mask on for a full 20 minutes and then rinse with warm water. Tomato will remove excess oil, while the honey will kill surface bacteria. The addition of the olive oil will help to bring some moisture back into your face.

Refreshing DIY Face Mask


Sometimes the best way to recharge your skin is to give yourself a refreshing facial treatment. This DIY face mask will leave your skin soft and plump without any excess oil in sight. Here are the things that you need to grab:

  • 1 Egg white
  • Fresh mint leaves
  • ½ Medium cucumber

Start by pulsing your cucumber and mint leaves in a food processor until you have a mashed texture. Next, using a fork, gently whisk in your egg whites until everything is combined. Completely clean and dry your skin before applying this mixture. Leave the mask on your skin until the egg whites completely dry down. This mask is full of antioxidants and vitamin C, and the refreshing mint and cucumber will make you feel like you just left a spa.

Strawberry DIY Face Mask


Berries are a great addition to any DIY face mask, especially strawberries! Not only are they sweet to the taste but they are sweet to oily skin as well! Here is what you will need to get started:

  • 2 Egg whites
  • 2 Tablespoons lemon juice
  • 1 Cup fresh strawberries

Combine all of your ingredients into a blender and let it do the work for you! After a few pulses you will see the strawberries start to break down and make this thick paste that is perfect for applying to the skin. Leave this mask to sit on your face for 20 minutes and then rinse it away. A tip to remember is that strawberries can stain clothing, so make sure to do this mask in an old T-shirt that you don’t mind getting dirty.

DIY Face Mask Recipes for Dry Skin

On the opposite end of the skin texture scale is dry skin. This can be anything from the occasional dry patch to having problematic skin that cracks up and flakes constantly. While dry skin can take some extra effort to make it work for you, it is totally worth it! Here are some of the best DIY face masks for dry skin, so that you can get out there and slay the day:

Coconut Oil DIY Face Mask


Some beauty experts will tell you that coconut oil is a gift to skin. It’s hard to argue with that logic once you give it a try! Coconut oil does everything from cleansing to moisturising your skin, so it’s no surprise that when it comes to dry skin, coconut oil can be your best friend. Here is what you need to gather for this hydrating DIY face mask for dry skin:

  • 2 Tablespoons Coconut oil
  • ¼ of a banana
  • Lavender essential oil

Start by mashing together the banana and coconut oil. The warmth of the banana will naturally soften the oil, which will make it easy to spread. Make sure not to microwave your coconut oil, because this will kill some of the essential nutruents found in coconut oil. Once your mixture is smooth, add in a couple drops of lavender essential oil and apply to your face for 10-15 minutes. The coconut oil will bring some much needs hydration to your skin, while the banana will help with acne.

Egg yolk DIY Face Mask


While this mask is amazing, it isn’t ideal for the squeamish. Eggs can do more than adding some zing to your favorite sandwich. This fatty additive is full of nutrients that work in perfect combination to treat ultra dry skin. Here is what you will need:

  • 2 Tablespoons olive oil
  • 1 Teaspoon jojoba oil
  • Egg yolk

Combine your ingredients and then grab a clean foundation brush. Applying with a makeup brush will not only help to keep the mixture smooth, it will also keep the mask from getting underneath your manicure. Leave this mask to sit on the skin for 20 minutes and then rinse with cool water. Because this mask is heavy in oil, make sure to rinse your face completely and pat dry.  You will be left with baby soft skin and tight pores.

Cream DIY Face Mask


One common trait among most DIY face masks for dry skin is that they use rich ingredients heavy in hydration, and this cream mask is no exception to this trend. This cream mask will not only soften dry patches, it will also help to heal skin problems like acne and dark spots. Here is what you will need to be on your way to soft skin:

  • ¼ Cup heavy milk cream
  • 2 Tablespoons aloe vera gel

Take a small whisk and start frothing your milk cream until slow peaks start to form. Next, use a spatula to slowly start to fold in the aloe gel and continue to fold until all of the gel has been incorporated. Leave this foamy mask to sit on your skin for 20 minutes and then rinse away clean. Your skin will feel fresh and hydrated.

Frozen DIY Face Mask


Dry skin sufferers know that sometimes the symptoms of dry skin are worse than the dryness all together. Inflammation and red skin is one of those pesky symptoms that are sure to ruin your day. Luckily for you, this frozen DIY face mask is exactly what your thirsty red skin needs. Here is what you will need:

  • 1 Pack of gelatin
  • 3 Camomile extract drops
  • 2 Tablespoons aloe vera gel

You will first need to bloom your gelatin in hot water first. Then you will combine all of your skin helping materials into a large bowl. Next, grab a plate that has a little bit of a lip to it, so that your mixture doesn’t spill.  Allow the mask to set in the fridge.  Once set, use a sharp knife to carve out eye and mouth holes and apply to your face for 10 minutes. (Make sure your skin is comfortable with the cooling effect of this mask, if you feel that the mask is too cold for your skin, then skip using it, always listen to your body, because it has wisdom). While this mask will make you feel a little silly, the results will be totally worth it.

Coffee Facial


Sometimes when we are feeling down, nothing can lift us up faster than a caffeine boost. The same logic can be applied when it comes to dry skin. So put the cup of coffee down and let your skin take in the benefits of a cup of Joe. Here is what you will need:

  • 2 Tablespoons Coffee grounds
  • 1 Tablespoon Honey
  • 3 Tablespoons Milk

Mix all of your caffeine friendly ingredients together until you have a scratchy paste. Prep your skin by washing it with warm water and then pat dry. Use your fingers to work the mixture into your skin by using small circular motions. The grounds will help to soften dry patches, while energizing and gently exfoliating your skin. Leave the mixture on your face for 15 minutes and then give it one final scrub and rinse clean.

DIY Face Mask Recipes for Acne Prone Skin

Whether you have dry or oily skin, one thing is clear: acne doesn’t care what you skin type is. Acne prone skin needs to be treated differently no matter what your base skin type is. Using household items to customise your skin care is a great way to help combat that stubborn acne. Here are some of the DIY face mask recipes to help you keep those pimples off your face, so you can get some of your confidence back.

Oatmeal DIY Face Mask


Did you ever get poison ivy when you were young? Those oatmeal baths that your parents would force you take always felt weird but for some reason they totally worked! Oatmeal has come a long way from those chunky baths you used to take. Here is what you will need to grab for this acne fighting and nourishing oatmeal mask:

  • 2 Tablespoons Oatmeal
  • 1 Tablespoon Baking soda
  • 1 Tablespoon Honey
  • Water

Mix all of the ingredients together until you have a chunky paste. For best results, slowly drizzle in the water, while mixing, so that you can get the consistency just right. Layer this thick mask on clean skin and then relax for up to 30 minutes. Oatmeal is a natural skin soothing ingredient, baking soda will rinse out those pores and honey will kill bacteria that cause acne.

Clay DIY Face Mask


Indian powder clay is a great addition to your beauty arsenal. It has so many different uses from hair masks to nail growth and even treating acne prone skin. This DIY face mask will literally allow you to feel the grime being pulled from your pores. So grab these few things and get ready to pulse!

  • 2 Tablespoons white clay powder
  • 1 Tablespoon apple cider vinegar
  • 1 Tablespoon warm water

Use a non-metallic bowl and spoon, and combine all of your ingredients together. You’re going to hear the mixture sizzle and bubble but have no fears, it’s totally worth it. Slather the clay mask onto clean skin and lay back for 20 minutes. It is important to relax with this mask, because you will be able to feel your skin pulsing. Rinse completely and make sure to follow up with a strong facial toner and moisturiser.

Charcoal and Honey DIY Face Mask


Charcoal is great for pulling out bacteria that lives deep in your pores. Charcoal can hold up to 2000x’s its mass, so think of it as a little germ soaking sponge for your face. Here is what you will need:

  • 4 Charcoal tablets
  • 1 Tablespoon Raw honey
  • Water

Open up your charcoal tablets and pout the powder into a non-metallic bowl. Next, add in the honey and drizzle in the water until a thick paste forms. Apply the mask to clean and dry skin and let it sit for up to 15 minutes. While the charcoal is removing excess dirt and grime, the honey will be killing the bacteria and nourishing your skin. You will be left with ultra soft and clean face.

Peppermint Tea DIY Face Mask


This face mask is great for people who love the one time use sheet masks! Did you know that you can make these just as easily at home? Rice sheets can be found at most Asian markets and are the perfect base to any sheet mask. Here is what you need to grab:

  • 1 Rice sheet
  • 3 Peppermint tea bags
  • Water

Seep your tea bags in hot water and let sit until completely cooled. Next, transfer your rice sheet to a shallow dish, a pie dish works great. Pour the tea over the sheet and leave it to soak for 10 minutes. Next, lay back and apply the sheet mask over your face. Don’t forget to cut yourself some breathing holes! Peppermint is a natural skin soother and will help with not only acne but inflammation as well. Keep this mask on your face for 20 minutes and wash off.

Turmeric DIY Face Mask


Turmeric is not only amazing in curry; it is also perfect for treating acne, as well as the scars they leave behind. Here is what you will need to get rid of those pesky dark spots left on your skin:

  • ¼ Cup of plain yogurt
  • 1 Teaspoon Rice flower
  • 1 Teaspoon Turmeric

Mix all of your yummy ingredients together and then get ready to slather. This face mask works best if you prep your skin first. So, wash your face and then follow up with a hot towel to open up your pores. Once your skin is prepped, apply the mask liberally, focusing on the areas where the dark spots are most visible. For best results, use this mask once a week, keeping it on for 20 minutes, and watch those spots slowly disappear.

DIY Face Mask Recipes For Normal Skin

If you find that your skin can fluctuate from oily to dry or just balanced at all times, congratulations! You have normal to combination skin. While this skin type is often regarded as the best skin one to have, that doesn’t mean that you can’t treat it with a little at home spa treatment. Here are some great masks for normal skin:

Avocado DIY Face Mask


Avocado can do much more than add an extra creamy element to your salad or breakfast. This yummy face mask will help to balance out skin texture and brighten up your look. Here is what you need to grab to get your glow on:

  • ½ Avocado
  • 1 Tablespoon Honey
  • 1 Tablespoon Olive oil

Make sure that you grab an avocado that is ripe, so that it is easier to mash. Mash up your avocado with a fork and then add the honey and drizzle olive oil. Once your mixture is well incorporated, slather it on your face and sit back. This mask has been known to drip, so keep that in mind and throw and old t-shirt or towel on. You will be left with skin that is hydrated and plump after just 30 minutes.

Lemon Sugar DIY Face Mask


This sweet face mask will not only brighten your skin, it will also help remove old makeup and dead cells from skin surface. Here are the sticky sweet things you will need to be one step closer to that movie star skin:

  • ½ Lemon
  • 1 Tablespoon Sugar
  • 1 Tablespoon Olive Oil

This mask works differently than other masks you may be used to seeing because it works like a scrub. Take the olive oil and apply it directly to clean skin. Next, take half of a lemon and dip it into the sugar. Start gently rubbing the sugary lemon on your skin in circular motions and watch as the dead skin falls away. Once the lemon is dry, leave the sugary goodness on your face for 15 minutes and then rinse clean.

Maple DIY Face Mask


This face mask will make you feel like a breakfast plate but if you can get past how silly you feel you will see one serious transformation. Grab these few things and get ready to treat yourself:

  • 2 Tablespoons organic maple syrup
  • 2 Tablespoons rolled oats

Mix this sticky paste together until its soft enough to spread. Lather your face, lay back and let the sweet maple do its work for 15 minutes. Real maple syrup is natural antibiotic and oats are a natural way to nourish your skin and balance its ph levels. The results will be soft and glowing skin. For best results, use this mask up to twice a week!


All this information carries only informative and not recommendatory character. If you have severe skin problems and concerns, please, ask the advise of your doctor, instead of any self-treatments.

Glowing and Confident

DIY face masks are a great way to not only get some glow on but also to get your confidence back. One good thing to note is that everybody’s skin is different. While not everyone can be blessed with a perfectly balanced complexion, that doesn’t mean that you can’t control how your skin behaves. Also, most of these DIY masks can be used in combination. So get out there and experiment! If you find that you have an oily T-zone and a dry side patches, try using a combination of masks to treat certain problem areas. When you do your own masks at home, you have the complete ability to customise your experience. Trial and error is a great way to find what works best for you. 

Stay beautiful!

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