I have been a huge advocate of DIY Face Mask and Homemade Exfoliating Face Scrubs for almost 10 years now.
If you have wanted to learn how to make DIY Face Masks using all natural ingredients, many found in your refrigerator or pantry, here are 8 homemade recipes you’ll absolutely love.
I have tried a ton of diy face masks over the years and wanted to share my favorites!
DIY Face Mask
Homemade Turmeric and Honey Mask
If your skin is in need of nourishment, or you battle with skin redness, irritation or acne, your skin will love this mask.
- 1 tsp turmeric
- 1 tsp honey
- 1/2 tsp fractionated coconut oil
- Combine all of the ingredients in a small bowl, stirring until well mixed.
- Make sure your face is clean and free of makeup, then add the homemade turmeric and honey mask to your face, avoiding the eyes and mouth.
- Leave the mask on for 15 – 20 minutes, then rinse well.
Read more about the Homemade Turmeric and Honey Mask here.
Homemade Dead Sea Mud Mask
Dead sea salt has been known for providing relief for eczema and acne, and includes 21 beneficial minerals that help cleanse, soften, and detoxify the skin.
- 1 tsp dead sea mineral salt
- 2 tsp bentonite clay
- 1 tbsp plain greek yogurt
- 5 drops tea tree oil
- Combine dead sea mineral salt, bentonite clay, yogurt and tea tree oil in a small bowl. Add water, 1 tsp at a time, until ingredients form into a spreadable clay.
- Apply to clean facial skin and allow to dry (the mask will turn a lighter color) – about 10-15 minutes. Rinse with warm water and apply a natural moisturizer.
Learn more about the Homemade Dead Sea Mud Mask here.
Homemade Strawberry and Honey Face Mask
If you are looking to protect your skin against damages from the skin (think wrinkles), this is the face mask for you. This DIY face mask also helps soften and moisturize the skin, with some saying it provides brightening effects as well.
- 2 – 3 strawberries
- 2 tablespoons honey
- Remove the stems from the strawberries and place in a bowl. Use a fork to mash the strawberries. Stir in honey.
- Apply a layer to the facial skin – lay down for 15 – 20 minutes – and let dry. Turn on some good music or read a good book to pass the time! Once dry, take a wet cloth and gently wipe away.
- Rub on a thin layer of olive oil or coconut oil onto the facial skin for an extra moisturizer, if needed.
Read more about Homemade Strawberry Honey Face Mask here.
Homemade Rose Clay Face Mask
This diy face mask, made with rose clay, helps remove impurities and excessive oils from the facial skin. The kaolin clay is highly absorbent, which reduces toxins and other contaminants on the skin.
- 2 tbsp rose clay
- 1 tbsp water
- Combine ingredients in a small bowl, mixing until it forms a thick paste. Add more water if too dry, add more clay if too wet.
- Apply to clean face and allow to dry, about 15 minutes. Gently rinse face until clay is gone. Apply a moisturizer if needed.
Read more about a Homemade Rose Clay Face Mask.
DIY Activated Charcoal Face Mask
Due to activated charcoal’s highly absorbent nature, it can help absorb and remove bacteria, chemicals, and other build up on the facial skin.
DIY Activated Charcoal Face Mask
Combine all ingredients together in a small bowl. Apply liberally to clean face, avoiding eyes and mouth. Allow to dry for 10 minutes, then remove with warm water.
If needed, add a dab of olive oil or coconut oil to the skin to moisturize afterwards.
Read more about the DIY Activated Charcoal Face Mask here.
Strawberry & Sweet Potato Anti Aging Face Mask
If you’re looking for an anti-aging face mask, this recipe is rich in antioxidants and cell regulators.
- 1/2 sweet potato, cooked, peeled and cut into chunks
- 3 large strawberries, stem removed
- 1 tbsp honey
- 2 tablets vitamin E oil
- Combine all ingredients in a blender, and blend until smooth.
- Apply liberally to clean face, avoiding the eyes and mouth. Allow to sit and dry for 20 minutes. Rinse clean with warm water.
- Dab on a little olive oil or coconut oil, if additional moisturizer is needed.
Learn more about this mask here: Homemade Anti Aging Face Mask
Carrot and Coconut Oil Face Mask
For this face mask, carrots provide a natural antiseptic and Beta-carotene, which help smooth the skin and reduce wrinkles. It can also help hydrate and moisturize the facial skin.
- 1 carrot, washed with top removed
- 1 tbsp organic coconut oil
- Roughly chop carrot into 5 or so chunks
- Bring about 1″ of water to a boil in a sauce pan. Add carrots, reduce heat to low, cover and steam for 8-10 minutes
- Drain water and add carrots to food processor or blender. Add coconut oil and blend until smooth, like a puree
- Apply carrot and coconut oil face mask to clean face, avoiding the eyes and mouth. Allow to set about 15-20 minutes
- Wash face with warm water, and gently wipe off any remaining bits with a wash cloth.
- If you need a moisturizer, apply a little coconut oil or olive oil.
You can read more about the Carrot and Coconut Oil Face Mask here.
Moisturizing & Exfoliating Strawberry Face Mask
If you’re looking for a simple mask that is packed with Vitamin C, while providing intense moisture for the skin, then you’ll love this recipe.
- 3 strawberries, washed with tops removed
- 2 tbsp honey
- 1 tbsp olive oil
- 2 tbsp uncooked oats
- Put all ingredients in a food processor, and pulse until mixed and oats are a bit broken up.
- Apply to clean face (avoiding the eyes), and leave on for 10-15 minutes
- Rinse and gently wipe dry with a towel
Find the recipe for my Strawberry Face Mask here.
Get a GOOD Face Wash
Are you using a store-bought face wash full of chemicals and ingredients you don’t recognize? It may be doing more damage to your skin than help.
When it comes to washing my face, I use a natural charcoal cleansing bar that is great for oily and blemish-prone skin.
It is made with charcoal, green tea, and organic coconut oil to detoxify and cleanse, while absorbing the impurities on your skin. Giving you a brighter, smoother complexion.
It’s a bit pricey for a face wash, but one bar lasts me 6 months, so it’s totally worth the investment, IMO. Grab your natural charcoal cleansing bar.