10 DIY Face Mask Options | DIY Formula

10 DIY Face Mask Options

Everyone deserves a little pampering, if you’ve been dreaming of a day at the spa, but not the price tag that goes along with it, you can still pamper yourself with a DIY face mask. Whether you’re looking to fight breakouts, reduce wrinkles, or moisturize dry skin, you’ve probably got most of the ingredients for a spa quality face mask in your cupboard right now. These easy masks provide an added bonus for sensitive skin since they contain no harsh chemicals or surprise ingredients that could cause irritation.

1. DIY Honey Lemon Facial Mask

This mask is great for acne-prone skin because honey acts as a natural antibacterial agent, preventing breakouts and helping to treat existing blemishes. The lemon in this blend also serves to diminish the appearance of dark spots and acne scars. For best results, use this mask after a warm shower, or use a gentle steam bath to open your pores.

Level of difficulty: Easy

Duration: 30 minutes

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2. DIY Greek Yogurt Mask

Thick and creamy (and also delicious), Greek yogurt is made by straining the whey from thinner yogurt, concentrating the beneficial proteins and lactic acid that make it good for you inside and out. The gentle action of the lactic acid in this Greek yogurt mask works like a cleanser to help strip away dull, dead skin cells, leaving your complexion bright and smooth.

Level of difficulty: Easy

Duration: 20 minutes

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3. DIY Avocado and Honey Mask

These super-fruits are good for more than just your famous game-day guacamole! High in healthy plant fats, avocado makes for a perfect moisturizer. Coupled with the anti bacterial action of the honey in this DIY face mask this makes an excellent recipe for different skin types.

Level of difficulty: Easy

Duration: 20 minutes

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4. DIY Bentonite Clay Cleansing Mask

Powdered clays are common ingredients in spa-treatment facials, but did you know they’re readily available for your DIY mixes too? Because it helps draw off fluid build-up, this bentonite clay mask is great for reducing puffiness and diminishing the appearance of blemishes. Adding essential oils and herbs to the mix can help create a relaxing atmosphere as well as getting rid of skin irritation that might crop up due to dryness or sensitivity.

Level of difficulty: Easy

Duration: 30 minutes

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5. DIY Activated Charcoal Face Mask

You may have heard of activated charcoal being used in everything from fish tank filters to treatments for poisoning. Oddly enough, the same characteristic that makes activated charcoal useful in those roles also makes it a great ingredient in your at-home skin care routine. The porous nature of this kind of charcoal allows this mask to absorb dirt and toxins, drawing them out of your pores to minimize the appearance of blackheads and blemishes. Even though the charcoal turns the mask a velvety black, it washes off easily with no staining.

Level of difficulty: Easy

Duration: 30 minutes

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6. DIY Tightening Egg White Mask

This super-simple mask is ideal for reducing the appearance of fine lines and wrinkles as well as providing a little natural lift to your face. The proteins in the egg whites create a firming matrix as they dry, which also helps to lock in the benefits of the honey and lemon in this recipe. This is a gentle alternative to some of the more extreme cosmetic procedures. No needles here!

Level of difficulty: Easy

Duration: 30 minutes

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7. DIY Turmeric and Lemon Brightening Mask

Turmeric is a bright yellow spice that comes from a plant of the ginger family, and though it’s been used for everything from dye production to cooking, its anti-inflammatory properties also make it useful in health and skincare. In this clarifying DIY face mask, the combined benefits of lemon and turmeric serve to lighten dark spots and scarring, reduce redness, and help prevent breakouts, making it great for acne-prone skin.

Level of difficulty: Easy

Duration: 30 minutes

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8. DIY Aloe Vera Face Mask

If you’ve ever forgotten your sunscreen at the beach, you’re probably familiar with the soothing properties of aloe vera, which makes it great for dealing with the inflammation and irritation of acne-prone skin. While the aloe in this recipe reduces redness and discomfort, the honey helps moisturize and disinfect the skin to minimize the chance of further breakouts. It’s a simple recipe with great results.

Level of difficulty: Easy

Duration: Few hours

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9. DIY Banana Mask

Bananas are rich in micronutrients, which makes them the perfect ingredient to give dull skin a healthy glow. Use a gentle exfoliating cloth or scrub before applying this mask to increase your skin’s uptake of these essential nutrients and improve your results. A little bit of lemon in this recipe helps with that exfoliation, but don’t worry: banana is also an excellent moisturizer, so this mask won’t dry out your skin.

Level of difficulty: Easy

Duration: 40 minutes

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  • 1 banana
  • Honey
  • Lemon juice
  • Glass bowl
  • Fork
  • Foundation brush

 

10. DIY Red Wine Facial

This one sounds almost too good to be true! With this anti-aging DIY face mask, you can wear your wine and drink it too. The antioxidant component of red wine, resveratrol, helps keep your skin youthful and rejuvenated, while the acids in the yogurt and wine provide gentle cleansing and exfoliation for that healthy glow.

Level of difficulty: Easy

Duration: 10 minutes

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Conclusion

A DIY face mask is an easy, inexpensive way to give your skin a boost and take some time for yourself. We’re sure you could use a few minutes to relax. Also, if you’re a DIY beauty hack enthusiast, check out how you can easily whiten your teeth at home on a budget. Try out a couple of these simple recipes and share your results in the comments below.

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