Crappy day? Feeling stressed? Looking for a new natural product for your self-care Sunday?
A DIY face mask is your cure. Banish parched skin, minimize large pores, zap zits, and say goodbye to dark circles – without leaving the comfort of your home.
Achieve spa-worthy face masks at home. Find all the ingredients you need for the best DIY face mask in your kitchen cupboard.
The DIY face mask recipes I’m about to show you combat any skin issue, making them an affordable and super-easy way to care for your skin. Keep reading to learn the three ingredients you need and the steps to make your homemade face mask. I’ll show you how to modify the recipe for your skin’s needs as well.
The Absolute Best DIY Face Mask in 3 Simple Ingredients
Why should you try this DIY face mask recipe?
Easy. It’s the absolute best DIY face mask you can whip up in your kitchen with only three ingredients.
You also have the option of slightly modifying the recipe for any skin issues you come across (more on this later). Use and modify this recipe to include different types of face masks, such as:
DIY face mask for acne
Homemade face mask for sensitive skin
DIY moisturizing face mask
Homemade face mask for dry skin
DIY face mask for oily skin
Homemade face mask for dull skin
DIY face mask for dry flaky skin
Homemade face mask for glowing skin
Skin texture issues
Other medical types of skin problems on face, like eczema or psoriasis
Yogurt is full of lactic acid, like milk, which comes with gentle exfoliating and anti-bacterial properties. The trick is to use plain, organic yogurt. Stay away from sugar or additives.
Natural, plain yogurt lifts and dissolves rough dead skin cells on the surface, uncovering a brighter appearance. The resulting glow appears natural and the mask simultaneously works to prevent breakouts and diminish the appearance of wrinkles, fine lines, discoloration, and sunburn. It also hydrates all skin types and helps tighten pores.
Honey is excellent for a wide range of skin ailments as well. It tackles spot-causing bacteria, helps retain moisture without feeling overly oily, and works as an antioxidant for the skin. After using a honey face mask, your skin should feel soft and elastic.
But what truly makes honey a wonder ingredient for all skin types and issues is buying local. Local, high-quality honey even naturally aids seasonal allergies.
Use honey to help with the appearance of scars, improve skin texture, provide deep moisture for flaky skin, calm irritation, or heal and prevent blemishes and acne. You can even wash your face with this ingredient.
A bright, yellow-orange spice, turmeric is linked to healing the skin. Turmeric has anti-inflammatory and antioxidant properties to revive skin and bring out your natural glow. It also combats pigmentation issues, particularly if you spent too much time in the sun.
Ideal for raw and angry, acne-prone skin, turmeric is anti-bacterial. It brings down redness and inflammation. The ingredient even helps heal wounds faster, which is particularly beneficial if you have psoriasis, eczema, acne scarring, rashes, dark circles, or other skin issues.
Test turmeric on a small section of your forearm before applying it to your face. Allergic reactions may cause irritation, swelling, and redness. Wait for 48 hours. If you see no allergic reactions, your skin is safe for a turmeric face mask.
The Only DIY Face Mask Recipe You Need
Ideal for many skin issues, this DIY face mask recipe performs among the best natural cures to improve uneven skin texture and tone. The yogurt provides gentle exfoliation to remove dead skin while the honey provides soft moisture. Turmeric tackles pigmentation issues and all the ingredients help with issues like acne and flaky skin.
Together, the ingredients in this face mask help to:
Prevent and heal breakouts
Reduce acne scarring
Lock in moisture
Reduce dark circles
Create even tone and texture
Diminish fine lines and wrinkles
1 tablespoon of natural, plain yogurt
1 tablespoon of honey (local is ideal)
1 teaspoon of turmeric powder
Start with a clean face. Mix the ingredients in a small bowl and apply the mask to your face. Allow it to sit for 15 to 20 minutes, then rinse with lukewarm water. Always finish your skincare routine with your favorite serum and moisturizer.
How to Use This DIY Honey Face Mask
Try a yogurt, honey, and turmeric face mask DIY project as a part of your weekly skincare routine. Rather than buying expensive face masks from the store, you save money and time by using ingredients already in your kitchen pantry.
Apply the face mask at least once and up to three times per week. Whip up a small amount for spot treatments, as needed (for blemishes, wrinkles, or dark circles).
Modifying the Recipe for Your Skin Woes
You are not required to use these three ingredients together for each weekly face mask you apply. Alter the recipe slightly based on your skin’s current needs.
Acne, Blemishes, Inflammation, Dark Circles, and Uneven or Dull Skin
If acne is a problem for your combination skin type, for example, a great homemade face mask for acne and dry skin would include:
1 teaspoon of turmeric
1 tablespoon of honey
Honey and turmeric form a powerful acne fighter. The gentle exfoliation means you can skip using a sugar scrub, and the recipe even works as a spot treatment to scale down zits overnight. A turmeric and honey face mask recipe clears skin and combats acne scarring, unlike other homemade cures.
Blend the orange ingredients together and apply the blend to a clean face. Allow the mask to sit for 15 to 20 minutes, then rinse with lukewarm water. Apply your favorite serum and moisturizer to seal in the benefits.
Sunburnt, Rough, Dry, or Dull Skin
Combat rough and dry skin with yogurt alone. A yogurt facial is perfect for supple skin when the cold months make it difficult to retain moisture. Yogurt by itself also relieves a harsh sunburn and fights acne.
Use yogurt two or three times per week for:
Wash your face, then smooth a natural yogurt on your face and neck. Allow it to lock in moisture for around ten minutes before rinsing it off with warm water. If using yogurt to spot treat zits or prevent wrinkles and fine lines, let the yogurt sit on the area for around 30 minutes.
Extra-Dry and Flaky Skin
During the winter, your skin may flake. Yogurt and honey help brighten your complexion, exfoliates the dead skin cells away, and adds tons of hydration. Try a yogurt and honey face mask by combining:
2 tablespoons of plain Greek yogurt (for added moisture)
1 teaspoon of raw, local honey
Apply the mask in a thin layer, making sure it’s even across your entire face. Sit for 20 minutes. Rinse your face with cool water and moisturize. Removing a yogurt mask before 20 to 30 minutes may not allow enough time for the moisture to set in your skin. Use this mask one or two times per week at max.
Why Do You Primarily Use Homemade Face Masks?
Do you use homemade face masks because you’re interested in natural skincare? What is your favorite DIY face mask recipe and why? Share your experience in the comments.