Homemade face mask is not only cheap, interesting, but also contains pure natural ingredients, which can promote skin health. These facial masks have many uses. They are some good ways to maintain, clean and treat skin.
Read the comment of a member of our group：
” It’s hard to believe that just over a year ago I was spending up to $150 a month on skin care products. Yep, you read that right. Some of you may relate too. I used to buy expensive department store or mail-order skin care products to fight aging, wrinkles, age spots and adult acne. I used to think the more expensive the skin care product, the better the quality. Some worked, some didn’t. In the end, I spent a fortune without really getting great results. Worst of all, most contained toxic chemicals, such as alpha and beta hydroxy acids (glycolic acid), hydroquinone, parabens, oxybenzone, vitamin A compounds (retinyl palmitate, retinyl acetate, retinol), and other toxic ingredients. And little did I know, I didn’t have to spend a fortune to get the best skin of my life.
But then, I started to think about my skin care products and slowly began making DIY skin care products with simple ingredients – mostly from my kitchen pantry. Now I regularly use these DIY skin care products and save a TON – I spend just about $15 a month for everything! “
How to diy face mask at home?
These are some ultimate guides. Follow them, make easy face masks for beautiful skin.
- What tools do you need to make facial mask at home?
- Identify Your Skin Type
- Choose materials for facial mask
- Recipes of facial mask for different aim.
- Help skin absorb nutrients.
- Notes for homemade facial mask.
Bowl, Stick, Brush, Gauge spoon
For more details, please read this article: Several tools for homemade face mask
Why do I need to know my skin type?
In order to adopt a proper face mask, it is important to first identify your skin type. Your skin type can even change from season to season, and with age.
How to Identify Your Skin Type
There are five types of skin: Dry, Oily, Combination, Normal and Sensitive. You can easily figure out what type of skin you have. The first thing in the morning is to gently tap different parts of your face with a tissue or ink-absorbing paper. In front of a lamp, you can see clearly how much oil is on the paper. If there is little or no oil on the paper, your skin is dry. If the paper shows oil on the forehead and nose, your skin is normal/mixed. If the paper is full of oil, your skin is oily.
This is the check list:
|Skin Type||After washing my face and waiting 1 hour, my skin:|
|Dry||Feels itchy and tight, has some flakey patches|
|Oily||Is shiny and feels greasy, especially in my T-zone|
|Combination||Is oily in my T-zone, but dry or normal on my cheeks and jawline|
|Normal||Feels good and even, not too oily or dry|
|Sensitive||Sometimes gets red, irritated, itchy or inflamed|
How to choose materials for homemade facial mask?
You have to understand two things:
How does each nutrient act on your skin?
What nutrition does common material contain?
Answer 1: You want to see how some nutrients interact with your skin:
|Nutrient||Benefit for skin|
|Vitamin A||Heals peeling skin, essential to cell health and functioning|
|B-Complex Vitamins||Detoxify skin, prevent acne breakouts, boost skin health, oil control, reduce redness & irritation of skin|
|Fatty Acids||Lubricate, moisturize and soften skin|
|Protein||For tissue repair and growth. Promotes strong wrinkle-free skin|
|Biotin||Promotes healthy skin, revitalizes dry and cracked skin|
|Potassium||Locks in water to hydrate dry skin|
|Vitamin B1||For proper skin functioning and healthy skin.|
|Lactic Acid||Promotes smooth skin, exfoliates and moisturizes, clears pigmentation, reveals brighter skin, fights wrinkles|
|Amino Acid||Maintain skin elasticity and strength|
|Vitamin B2||Helps protects cells from free radicals.|
|Vitamin K||Brightens skin, reduces dark circles|
|Vitamin B3||Treats inflammatory skin conditions. Hydrates skin.|
|Alpha hydroxy Acids||Natural fruit acids that help break bonds between dead cells, softening them for easy removal.|
|Potassium||Hydrating and moisturizing. Preserves moisture in skin cells.|
|Salicylic Acid||Fights acne and pimples. Fades acne scars and blemishes.|
|Vitamin B5||Brightens dull skin, lightens acne scars|
|Vitamin E||Popularly known as the best nutrient for skin; also called "the Healer", reduces appearance of scars, reduces pigmentation, powerful anti-oxidant|
|Ellagic Acid||Antioxidant, heals damaged skin, promotes youthful skin.|
|Calcium||Fosters skin renewal, revealing new bright skin underneath|
|Vitamin B6||Necessary for new skin cell formation. Keeps skin moisturized and healthy.|
|Folate||For cell regeneration and production of new cells.|
|Dietary Fiber||Eliminates toxins that would otherwise be released as acne and pimples.|
|Magnesium||Eliminates toxic and cell damaging free radicals that create wrinkles|
|Vitamin C||Produces collagen, boosts skin suppleness, powerful antioxidant, fights free radical damage|
|Zinc||Reverses free radical damage, prevents premature aging|
|Lectin||Destroys harmful bacteria on skin, promoting smooth clear skin free of pimples|
|Riboflavin||For youthful radiant skin. Slows down the aging process of skin.|
Answer 2: The skin-friendly ingredients in our daily foods and fruits:
|Ingredient||Nutrient||Importance in mask|
|Banana||Potassium, Vitamin C, Lectin, Amino Acid||Known as "Nature's Botox", actively fights against fine lines and wrinkles, promotes soft, supple skin, reduces blemishes, solves dry skin problems|
|egg yolks||Protein, Zinc, Vitamin A, Vitamin B2, Vitamin B3||It locks moisture into your skin cells, leaving your face soft and supple.|
|Avocado||Fatty Acids, Biotin, Vitamin A||Rich in fatty acids and Vitamin E, promotes overall healthy skin, hydrates and moisturizes skin, leaves skin looking firmer, youthful and healthy|
|egg white||Protein, Potassium, Magnesium, Riboflavin||Repairs damaged tissues, promotes youthful radiant glow, repairs free radical damage|
|honey||B-Complex Vitamins, Vitamin E, Zinc, Vitamin K||Contains hundreds of beneficial compounds, antibacterial, antihistamine, antioxidant, reduces redness and irritation, softens skin, brightens skin, fights acne|
|yogurt||Lactic Acid, Calcium, Vitamin B5||Rich in good bacteria, deodorizes skin, purifies skin pores, brightens complexion, hydrates skin, moisturizes and uplifts|
|Olive oil||fat-soluble vitamins A, D, E, and K||Is nature’s own Botox. Locks moisture into skin cells and moisturizes dehydrated skin.|
|strawberry||alpha hydroxyl acids||The alpha hydroxyl acids in strawberries helps control oil production on the skin surface, keeping pimples and blackheads away.|
|Almond Oil||vitamin E, vitamin A, monosaturated fatty acids, protein, potassium, and zinc||Treats acne. Heals dry, flaky skin. Nourishes and rejuvenates skin of all types.|
|Oatmeal||vitamins, minerals, antioxidants and lipids.||Absorbs excess oils on skin's surface. Sloughs off excess dead cells and gently removes peeling skin. Nourishes dry withered skin. Exfoliates and lubricates skin.|
|Lemon Juice||vitamin C, calcium, and potassium||Natural astringent. It absorbs excess oils on skin's surface and deep within the pores. Lemon juice has antibacterial properties that kill acne causing germs. It also fades acne scars and dark spots.|
According to your skin and family ingredients, make a perfect spa day at home with the self-made facial mask.
The following recipes have been proved to be effective by these members of our group.
|AIM||You will need||Procedure||Suit for|
|Fresh and Bright Skin||Fresh and Bright Skin 1 tbsp. Apple cider Vinegar|
1 tbsp. Distilled Water
1 tbsp. Honey
|Combine ingredients and apply to skin. Rinse after 10 minutes.||All skin|
| 1/2 teaspoon lemon juice|
1 tablespoon honey
1 teaspoon tomato pulp
|1. Mix all the ingredients thoroughly in a small bowl.|
2. apply the lemon mask to your face with clean fingers. Let the mask dry for about 10 minutes.
3. when the time is up, use warm water to relax the mask, then rinse it with cold water. Dry your face with a soft clean towel.
| 1 egg white|
1/2 or 1 teaspoon of lemon juice (see tips to determine how much is right for your skin)
|1. In a small mixing bowl, whisk the egg white until it bubbles.|
2. Stir in fresh lemon juice.
3. Gently massage the mask on a clean face. Dry for 10 to 15 minutes.
4. Time is up. Rinse the mask with warm water. Dry your face with a towel.
| 2 tablespoons green tea|
A pinch of turmeric powder
1/2 teaspoon lemon juice
|1. Put all the ingredients in a small bowl and stir well.|
2. apply the lemon mask to the face with cotton ball. Let it dry for three minutes.
3. after drying the mask, pat another mixture with another cotton ball and let it dry for 3 minutes. Repeat this procedure until all the mask mixture is finished. Let the last layer of the mask stay for 10 minutes.
4. time is up. Wash the mask with cold water. Dry your face with a towel.
|Acne|| 1 tablespoon baking soda|
1 teaspoon orange juice
|In a small bowl, mix the top material thoroughly.|
When you add orange juice to baking soda, it begins to wrinkle. There is no reason to panic. After the mixture stops curling, it is stirred evenly and smeared.
Apply a thin mask on a clean face. Wait 10 to 15 minutes. Once the time arrives, rinse the dry mask with cold water. Pat dry gently. Drip a drop of olive oil to moisturize.
| 1 egg white|
1/2 teaspoon lemon juice
1/3 teaspoon turmeric powder
|In a small mixing bowl, stir the protein until it becomes foam. Stir in lemon juice and turmeric powder. Apply this mixture to your face. Let it sink for 10 to 15 minutes. When the mask is completely dry, relax the mask with warm water. Rinse with cold water. Pat dry gently.||All skin|
| 1/4 ripe avocado|
1 tablespoon honey
|Put the ripe avocado in a small bowl and mash it with the back of the fork. Continue to mash until a consistent mask without mass is found. Mix in raw honey. Apply the mixture to your face with clean fingers. Sit for 15 minutes. Time is up. Rinse with cold water. Dry with a soft towel.||All skin|
|1 tbsp. plain Greek Yogurt|
1 tbsp. Honey
1 tbsp. Lemon Juice
|Mix together, apply to face.|
Rinse with warm water after 15 minutes.
|1 egg white|
1/2 small lemon
1/2 tsp honey
|Add an egg white, juice of lemon, honey in a bowl. Beat until it reaches a paste. Then apply onto your face.||All skin|
|Hydrating & Moisturizing||1 ½ teaspoons raw honey |
2 teaspoons coconut oil
|Mix the two materials in a small bowl.|
If the mixture is too thin, try putting it in the refrigerator for 10 minutes to make it harder.
Clean your face, and then apply the mixture to your face in circles.
Let it sit for about 10 minutes and wash it off.
|1 tablespoon honey|
1 tablespoon coffee
|Mix all the ingredients well in a bowl|
Apply to your face and spread it on the skin
Gently massage in circular motions
wait for 20 minutes and then rinse it off
| 1/4 ripe banana|
1/2 tablespoon olive oil
A few drops of essential oil of your choice (optional)
|Mash the avocado and banana in a small bowl.|
Add the olive oil and your favorite essential oil. Mix them well.
Cover your chest with a clean towel to keep it from getting dirty.
Gently apply the mixture to your face.
Let it sit for 15 minutes, then rinse it off.
| 1 tablespoon baking soda|
2 tablespoons honey
|Mix the two materials in a small bowl. Mix well.|
Smear on clean face. Let it stand for 15 minutes, then rinse it out.
| 1 ripe banana|
2 teaspoons almond oil (or olive or coconut oil, which are great moisturizers)
1 egg yolk
|Mash the bananas in a small bowl with a fork.|
Add the remaining ingredients. Mix well.
Move in circles and gently apply it to your face. Wait 20-30 minutes before rinsing.
|Mayonnaise||Put some mayonnaise in the refrigerator and chill for a few minutes.|
Paint it on your clean face.
Wait 15 minutes before washing.
| 1/2 cup milk|
1 tablespoon honey
1/2 cup oatmeal
1/4 to 1/2 cup water
|Mix all ingredients in a small pan and cook for at least 5 minutes. Put it aside and let it cool.|
After cooling, coat your face with honey. Apply oat mixture.
Let it stand for about 15 minutes, then wash it off with warm water.
|1/4 cup of honey|
Half an avocado
1/2 cup plain yogurt
|1.Mash all of three ingredients together in a bowl.|
2.Apply with a foundation brush or sponge
3.Leave on for 15-20 mins & rinse.
|1 egg yolk|
1 teaspoon of olive oil
1 tablespoon of honey
|Mix all the ingredients and apply to a clean of honey||Dry/Normal skin|
|Oil-Control||1 tbsp. Avocado|
1 Egg White
1 tbsp. Honey
|Mix and apply, avoid eyes & mouth.|
Rinse with cool water after 10 min.
|Anti-Aging|| 1 teaspoon of natural honey|
1 teaspoon of avocado, mashed
1 teaspoon of coconut oil
|1. In a small bowl, mix all the materials listed above with a spoon or clean finger.|
2. Wash your face and pat dry. Rub the mask into the skin with clean fingers.
3. continue massage for about 60 seconds, and let the mask rest for 10-15 minutes.
4. When the time comes, just wash your face with warm water and pat it off with a paper towel. These tissues can help remove excess coconut oil from the mask and leave some coconut oil on the skin to keep the skin hydrated.
| 1 egg white|
1/2 a small lemon
1/2 tsp honey
|1. Beat an egg and separate the egg white from the yolk. This recipe only needs egg white.|
2. Take a mixing bowl and squeeze out half a small lemon juice. Be sure to get the seeds out.
3. Add honey to egg white and lemon juice and start mixing the mixture with a fork or a small mixer. Stir until fluffy.
4. now, on a clean face, apply a clean cotton ball to the face that you have just prepared. If you use a face brush, be sure to use a clean one.
| 1 small banana (ripe)|
1 tsp orange juice
1 teaspoon of greek yogurt
|1. Mix all the ingredients in a bowl and mash them with a fork to make a smooth and even mixture. Sometimes I just put them in a small mixer and stir them quickly. Don't worry, if you don't have Greek yogurt, any yogurt will do.|
2. Start with a clean face and apply the mixture to the skin with clean fingers or brushes.
3. let the mask rest for 10-15 minutes (most of the mask's standard time).
4. Now wash your face with warm water and pat dry. Your skin should feel fresh and relaxed.
| 1 ripe strawberry|
1 tsp raw honey
1 tsp yogurt
|1. Choose the ripest strawberries and mash them in a bowl with other ingredients. Mash it with a fork, or use clean fingers!|
2. Wash your face gently and pat dry. Use your clean fingers to smear this delicious mask on your face. Of course, avoid entering the eyes.
3. apply the mask for 10-15 minutes, or until it dries.
4. when the time is up, gently wipe the mask with warm water. Rinse all the mask with cold water.
| 1 tablespoon oats powder|
1 table spoon of mashed avocado
|1. Collect your oat flour and avocado paste and put them in a mixing bowl.|
2. Mash the two materials with a fork until they form a uniform mixture.
3. Apply it on a clean face and rest for 10 - 15 minutes.
4. Then rub the face with the circle movement and wash the mask. This will help further exfoliate and scrape dead skin cells to expose new soft skin underneath.
5. Pat your face with a clean cotton towel. There's no need to moisturize your face, because avocados contain natural fat, which can moisturize your skin deeply.
No matter if you apply facial mask or other skin care products, any skin care products will be poorly effective if the nutrients contained in them cannot be fully absorbed. How to help skin absorb these nutrients? Massage is a very simple and effective method. However, the vast majority of people can not grasp the correct massage method. This makes the absorption of nutrients very poor. How to master the massage method correctly, please read this article: 7 steps of facial massage
( Time: You should have a facial massage after you remove the mask and wash your face.)
Masks are a special treatment and should not be used every day. This mask is best used once a week. For sensitive skin, it is best to do it every other week.
Before using the mask, you should use a mild cleanser to clean the face. Make sure you pat your face dry before wearing a mask. After finishing the mask, you should wash your face with cold water, close the pores, and calm the skin. Any product applied to the face after using the mask should be gentle.
Usually mask users describe the pain, itching or pulse sensation when using facial mask. Depending on the type and formula of the mask, this strange feeling can be attributed to skin tension or reaction to acids and vitamins.
If you feel uncomfortable wearing a mask, wash it off.
Join our community and share your experiences. Discuss the various problems encountered in the process of making masks together!
More graphic tutorials:
Watch these videos tutorials of our members to diy face mask at home:
( 24 HD videos, 160 minutes in total.)
Video is played firstly, which needs to be buffered for 3~4 minutes, please wait patiently.
( If the video can’t be played in 3 minutes, please check whether your Flash control is the latest version. )