Make All Natural Face Mask at Home | 5 DIY Skin Care Face Mask Recipes

There is nothing better than treating yourself to a spa quality natural face mask at home. Relax and unwind in the bath or on your couch while treating your skin to some pampering. If you have never made a diy face mask before, don't worry we have some easy recipes made from everyday pantry ingredients that will hydrate, purify and soften your skin without the price tag.

Cocoa Hydrating Face Mask

You will love this cocoa face mask with its nourishing combination of avocado, honey and cocoa which will help to combat dry skin. Avocado's natural oils are extremely hydrating, while cocoa is full of antioxidants which soothe your skin, and honey has antibacterial properties, and is anti-inflammatory which helps to combat imbalances like excess oils and will lock in moisture. You will love this hydrating mask!

You will need:

  • Avocado, cocoa powder, honey

How to make:

  • Mash one-quarter of an avocado in a small bowl.
  • Add one tablespoon cocoa powder and one tablespoon honey, mixing well into a creamy paste.
  • Using clean clean hands, apply the mask to your face and neck rubbing in a circular motion. Do not put on eyes or lips. Leave the mask on for 10 minutes. Rinse off with warm water, pat your face dry with a clean towel, then apply your favourite moisturiser or facial oil.

Nourishing Manuka Honey Face Mask

You will love this natural purifying face mask made with honey, chamomile and yeast. Manuka honey can improve your skin's appearance, its naturally anti bacterial and can fight acne causing bacteria. It can balance your skin's pH level and help to remove dead cells. Its anti-inflammatory properties can decrease local inflammation caused by acne. Nutritional yeast is also excellent for treating acne, as it's rich in B-vitamins that help calm the skin barrier, especially if you're suffering from hormonal break outs.

You will need:

  • Chamomile tea, Manuka Honey (or raw honey), nutritional yeast

How to make:

  • Brew one cup of chamomile tea with two tea bags and let cool completely.
  • In a tiny bowl, stir together one tablespoon of Manuka or raw honey, and one teaspoon of nutritional yeast.
  • Add a few teaspoons of chamomile tea to the bowl to create a thicker paste that's still runny enough to spread across your skin, but not too watery.
  • Apply a thin layer to your face using clean hands or a makeup pad and let it sit for 20 minutes.
  • Rinse off with warm water, pat your face dry with a clean towel, then apply your favourite moisturiser or facial oil.

Vegan Face Mask with Papaya and Aloe Vera

This heavenly combo of papaya, aloe vera and cocoa is good enough to eat, think of it like food for your skin. This mask is rich in natural vitamins and enzymes which cleanse and nourish skin. Aloe Vera is filled with vitamins A, C, E, B1, B2, B3, B6 and  B12 it gets deep into skin cells to soothe, hydrate and nourish parched skin. Teamed with papaya - which is packed with exfoliating enzymes that will dissolve dead skin cells and help to draw out impurities. The added powder of antioxidant rich cocoa works total wonders. When layered over clean skin, it brightens and boosts circulation for plump skin which feels softer.

You will need:

  • Cocoa, papaya, aloe vera gel (99% ideally)

How to make:

  • In a bowl add 1/4 of a papaya, peeled and mashed with a fork.
  • Add 1 tablespoon of cocoa and 1 tablespoon of aloe vera gel to the papaya and mix until combined.
  • Using clean clean hands, apply the mask to your face and neck by rubbing clockwise in a circular motion. Avoid your eyes and lips.
  • Leave the mask on for 10 - 15 minutes. Rinse off with warm water, pat your face dry with a clean towel, then apply your favourite moisturiser or facial oil
DIY Natural Face Mask

Brightening Yoghurt Face Mask

This facial cleansing mask brings you the best in natural skin care at home! Yoghurt is naturally high in lactic acid which helps to remove dry damaged surface cells to uncover newer, brighter ones. While honey helps to fight acne causing bacteria and balance your skin's pH level and help to remove dead cells. Its anti-inflammatory properties can decrease local inflammation caused by acne. Finally the addition of turmeric helps to calm your skin and combat dark spots and discoloration from sun damage.

You will need:

  • Yoghurt, turmeric and honey

How to make:

  • Combine 1 tablespoon of natural yoghurt with a tablespoon of honey and a teaspoon of turmeric powder.
  • Using clean clean hands, apply the mask to your face and neck by rubbing clockwise in a circular motion. Avoid your eyes and lips.
  • Leave the mask on for 10 - 15 minutes. Rinse off with warm water, pat your face dry with a clean towel, then apply your favourite moisturiser or facial oil
Green Tea Homemade Face Mask

Rejuvenating Green Tea Face Mask

This is a super simple face mask with maximum benefits. Green tea is rich in antioxidants that have the ability to fight free radicals, a 2003 study showed it can rejuvenate dying skin cells and help to combat signs of ageing. The vitamins in green tea, especially vitamin B-2, can also keep your skin looking more youthful. Vitamin B-2 has the ability to maintain collagen levels, which can improve the firmness of your skin. Green tea’s anti-inflammatory properties can help reduce skin irritation, skin redness, and swelling. This mask is great for all skin types and even sensitive skin.

You will need:

  • Matcha green tea, honey, boiled water

How to make:

  • In a small bowl combine 1 tablespoon of Matcha green tea with 1 teaspoon of honey and 1/2 tablespoon of boiling water.
  • Using clean clean hands, apply the mask to your face and neck by rubbing clockwise in a circular motion. Avoid your eyes and lips.
  • Leave the mask on for 10 - 15 minutes. Rinse off with warm water, pat your face dry with a clean towel, then apply your favourite moisturiser or facial oil

These DIY masks are not just great for your skin, they are also a much more sustainable alternative than single use sheet masks. Sheet masks found in the pharmacy and supermarket are usually packaged in a pouch made of plastic and aluminium which can't be recycled and ends up in landfill or the ocean. The sheet masks themselves are often a blend of synthetic materials which can't be composted. Recent “hydrogel” versions are either made of synthetic polymers or eco-friendly biocellulose, but biodegradable sheet masks aren’t always better. Some come soaked in serums thick with silicones which leaves a thin film on the skin’s surface to create the illusion of a glow. 

We recommend always checking the ingredients before you buy, make your own mask at home or purchase an all natural face mask in powder or cream form, with sustainable packaging. See our skin care range for more great tips and natural skin care products.

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