Glowgetter’s Guide to Natural Beauty Masks
Beauty masks are a great way to rehydrate, moisturize, and cleanse the face. The good news: you don’t need to buy the latest trendy mask set online — you can make them from what you likely have lying around in your kitchen or a quick trip to the store!
Now, there are many DIY natural beauty mask tutorials out there, but you want the ones that actually work.
We’ve compiled a list of some of the best natural beauty masks you can make at home that are inexpensive, fun to make, and actually do what they’re supposed to!
We’ve done our best to find a list of ingredients that are non-allergenic, but if you are allergic to anything on this list, remember to exercise caution and use your common sense.
Oatmeal, Yogurt, & Honey Mask
This one is a double threat. It hydrates and cleanses out your pores without irritating the skin. All you need is plain yogurt, honey, and oatmeal! This mask is a staple and can be made on the fly and extremely quick when you need something to perk the skin up.
Take a ½ cup of hot water (not boiling, as that would burn the skin), and 1/3 cup of oatmeal and combine together. Stir to make sure the oatmeal is coated with the water.
After about two or three minutes, mix in:
- 2 tablespoons plain yogurt
- 2 tablespoons honey
- 1 small egg white
- Stir until a bit thickened.
- Take a small amount and apply a thin layer to your face, especially along the T-Zone and upper lip. Let it sit for 10 to 15 minutes.
- Afterwards, rinse your face with warm water and be sure to get all the granules off. Place a strainer or a container in the sink to avoid clogging the drain.
You’re sure sure to feel refreshed here!
DIY Collagen Mask
It’s no secret that you can use collagen as a facial mask, but a lot of people don’t know how to make one!
In this recipe, we’ll show you exactly how to make a great mask using collagen and aloe vera. This mask will moisten and firm the skin to minimize your pores and leave you with bright, beautiful skin.
- Half an aloe vera leaf
- 1 scoop Collagen powder
- Squeeze the aloe vera leaf juice into a small bowl. (Add more if needed.)
- Mix with the Collagen until it is evenly distributed.
- Then gently apply it to your face and rinse after 10 minutes. If you want to get a full firming effect, leave it on for 20.
The All-Out Hydration Face Mask
This mask might need a quick trip to the store, but you’ll thank yourself for it. In this recipe, we’re combining rose water, coconut, and rosehip oil and use a cloth (or napkin, if you wish) to use as the mask. If you have dry skin and need something that will hydrate, this is the one for you.
- 1/2 cup of rose water
- 1 T coconut milk powder
- 1 t rosehip oil
- cloth or napkin
- In a small bowl, mix rose water and coconut milk powder together. Wait for about one minute. (Use powder instead of milk because it’s a bit lighter in density and thickness than regular Coconut Milk or Oil.)
- Then, stir in Rosehip Oil. You might notice that the oil and rest of the mixture don’t mix when left to settle — this is perfectly fine. Just stir it right before you dip in the cloth.
- Dip the cloth in and allow it absorb as much of the mask as possible and then gently apply it to your face. It may need a bit of wringing, but you want to keep as much moisture in as possible!
- Leave it on your face for about 15 minutes. Rub in any excess and then rinse after letting dry for 3–5 minutes.
Lemon & Olive Oil
Simplicity is brilliance. This recipe only has two ingredients but don’t let that fool you — this mask packs a punch! For those with medium to normal skin, use a little bit less to avoid over-hydrating.
- 1 ripe lemon
- 1/4 cup of olive oil or sweet almond oil
- cloth or napkin
- Take the lemon and juice it into a small bowl. Remove any seeds.
- Then, mix the oil with the lemon juice. Stir very well to combine the cleansing citrus and hydrating oils.
- You can either take a cloth or napkin and dip it in the solution or apply it directly to your face. Experiment to see what works best for you!
- Leave it on for at least 10 minutes, but no more than 15. Rinse your face afterwards and feel the shine!
These are four of the simplest, easiest, yet most effective facial masks available that you can make from the comfort of your home. Give them a try and they just might become a part of your skincare routine!