5 Natural Face Mask Recipes

Five DIY Face Mask Recipes from food 5 Natural Face Mask Recipes

For those of us who don’t have the time to escape to a spa for relaxation, these homemade face masks are a great solution for giving skin a boost. Even better, they are all made from completely non-toxic ingredients… in fact, you can eat most of them!

1. Basic Face Mask

Use some bentonite clay or kaolin clay and add enough water to make a paste. Apply to face in a circular motion until face is covered. Let dry and use a warm, wet washcloth to remove.

Good for: All skin types

2. Tropical Mask

Mash one banana with 1 tablespoon of honey and mix until it forms a smooth paste. Apply to face and allow to stay on for 10-15 minutes. Rinse well.

Good for: Dry skin

3. Chai  Mask

For a delicious smelling mask that also gently exfoliates skin, mix this mask that doubles as a sweetener for Chai tea. In a small bowl, mix 1 tablespoon of honey and 1/2 teaspoon each of cinnamon and nutmeg.

Rub on face and let sit 20 minutes. Remove with a washcloth and warm water. (Note: some people react to cinnamon or nutmeg on skin. Test a small amount on your inner arm before using)

Good for: oily or normal skin

4. Guacamole Mask

For dry skin, mash 1/2 of a ripe avocado with 2 tablespoons of honey and apply to the face. Let sit 20+ minutes and rinse well.

Good for: All skin types, especially dry skin

5. Cool Cucumber Mask

This one is especially great for oily or inflamed skin. Blend 1/2 of a cucumber with 1 tablespoon of honey and 1 teaspoon of bentonite or kaolin clay. Add additional clay if needed to create a paste. Apply to face and leave on for 20 minutes.

Remove with a washcloth and warm water.

Good for: All skin types, especially cooling for acne prone skin

Aftercare:

After using a facemask, a sea salt spray or 1 teaspoon of apple cider vinegar diluted in 1 cup of cool water work as great toners to lock in the effects.

I find that these all work best in combination with the Oil Cleansing Method for completely natural skin care.

Ever used a face mask made from food? How did it work for you? Share below!

Reader Comments

  1. Amanda says

    I’ve never diluted my ACV that much. I usually do about 2parts raw ACV to 1/2 part filtered water and 1/2 part witch hazel. Works like a charm. My skin has never been so clear!

  2. Venus says

    Is it wrong that this made hungry more than it made me want to put on a mask? Haha these sounds so yummy :) I’m sure my skin would love it too

  3. Lisa says

    I started using egg white as a facial mask when I was about twelve. It’s great! I love the clean, tight yet soft feeling afterward.

  4. Aime says

    I use a teaspoon of honey and a half teaspoon of baking soda one to two times a week. It exfoliates and takes care of my blackheads better than anything I have ever used! My skin feels clean, soft and smooth after! I follow it with the sea salt spray!

  5. Antigoni says

    i would like to try this. should i do the facemask first, and then do the oil method right afterwards? or better not to do these on the same day? thank you!

  6. Stephanie says

    Can these be stored for any amount of time after making them? I whipped up a batch of the guacamolemask, but there was way more than I could use on my face in one go.

  7. Meg says

    I try many face cream even from organic brands but dos’nt work for me. I have a sensitive skin but I’m not allergic to tha sea butter stil I’m not happy with,pleas somebody need help,please!

  8. Aurora says

    Thanks for the recipe!!
    i use half a banana and a whole avocado, a teaspoon of honey and drops of lemon , teaspoon of yogurt and a teaspoon bicarb soda. Usually at this point my mixture is quite thin so i use flour or rice flour to thicken into a paste.
    These stay quite well in the fridge for upto 3 days.
    Enjoy :)
    ~~~~Aurora ~~~~~

  9. Cassie says

    Raw honey can be expensive and i am already going to be using it to put in drinks and recipes, so can i use regular honey or do you recommend raw honey for the face mask????

  10. Steph says

    try milk powder and apple cider vinegar (small amount) – make a smooth paste – apply with brush – instant lactic acid mask! leave on for 10-15 minutes

  11. Annie says

    Ok WOW. I had some overripe avacado left and knew about the health benefits of avacado (but not how to use them in beauty) which led me to find your site. I ended up first using your oil cleansing method with equal parts organic pure expelled coconut oil and EVOO and put it in my magic bullet to get a nice consistency. Once I was done cleansing and rinsing my face, I kept the remaining CO and EVOO in my magic bullet to create my mask by adding 1 whole avocado, and 2 tbsp honey. It felt so luxurious being applied and slightly cool to the touch. I plan to follow my mask (wearing as I type) with the healthy skin sea salt spray. Thanks so much for your creative recipes,

  12. Adriana says

    Hi Katie,

    The Bentonite Clay on Amazon says that it contains trace amounts of lead, which can cause birth defects and other reproductive issues. We are not done having babies (just had our first), so this disclaimer make a little nervous. Are these trace amounts significant enough to cause any real issues?
    I found another option that claims to have no lead whatsoever. it is Sodium Carbonate instead of Calcium Carbonate (link below). Have you tried this one before?
    http://www.amazon.com/dp/B00NALUNAI?psc=1

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