DIY face mask is one of my current favorite things. It is affordable, economical, and very easy to do. However, the challenge is doing it right and knowing it would do me good than harm. Thus, it is best to whip up a mixture that is approved and recommended by dermatologists. After doing tons of research and experimentation, I have here a list of 10 concoctions of DIY face mask you can make at home.
10 DIY Face Mask Ideas | Dermatologists Recommended
Trips to the dermatologists could be expensive and you can actually save up and still pamper yourself by doing these DIY face mask ideas. The list below is diverse to cover all skin types: from the oily, sensitive, dry, and pigmented.
1. Yogurt Face Mask
This yogurt face mask is meant for oily and sensitive skin. For the mixture, you can buy a plain yogurt. Place this in a bowl and stir it with a ladle or fork. Once done, wash your face with warm water and apply the mixed yogurt directly to your skin. Leave it on for 15 to 20 minutes. For best results, you can also mix yogurt with soy or oats.
2. Clay Face Mask
This DIY face mask would be ideal for those with oily skin and those who suffer from skin pigmentation. Mix a teaspoon of bentonite clay with a teaspoon of honey. Apply the mixture to your face in circular motions. Leave it on for 10 to 15 minutes. Wash it off with a washcloth soaked in warm water. You can also add a drop or two of lavender oil to this mixture for a more fragrant scent.
3. Soy Milk Face Mask
Those with dry skin will benefit from this DIY face mask. Buy soy milk from your favorite local supermarket. Using a clean cotton ball, you can dab the soy milk directly to your face. Just make sure though that your face is clean. Leave it for about 15 minutes. This mask is guaranteed to increase your collagen levels.
4. Cucumber Face Mask
The cucumber face mask is well suited for dry, pigmented, and sensitive skin. Puree the cucumber and mix some milk and honey together. Apply the mixture onto your face. Leave it for 15 minutes and rinse with cold water.
5. Honey Face Mask
You can’t go wrong choosing honey as the active ingredient for your DIY face mask. It’s been known for its rejuvenating and healing properties. For this concoction, mix a teaspoon of honey, mashed avocado, and plain whole milk yogurt together. Leave it on for 20 to 30 minutes before washing it off with water. This mixture is really good for dry skin.
6. Aloe Face Mask
Aloe as the base ingredient for a DIY face mask is best for treating acne as well as other skin allergies. Squeeze the juice from the plant after washing it thoroughly with running water. Also, scrape the gel from the plant by cutting it in half and taking it from each piece. Mash the gel and juice with two to three drops of lemon juice. Leave it for 15 to 20 minutes. You might feel a sting or slight tingle when applying the mixture on your skin. Rinse with warm water. This is best for oily and pigmented skin.
7. Coconut Oil Face Mask
This is one of those oils renowned for their versatility. Mix a tablespoon of coconut oil with 1/2 ripe banana and a pinch of turmeric. Apply the mixture to your face, and leave it on for about 15 minutes. Wash with cool water then pat dry. This DIY face mask is perfect for those who have acne problems given the ingredients’ anti-inflammatory properties.
8. Baking Soda Face Mask
For a budget friendly DIY face mask, a baking soda face mask is perfect to clear the face. It’s actually a good exfoliant. For this mixture, you only need two ingredients – baking soda and water. Mix 1 1/2 tablespoon baking soda and a tablespoon of water. Put the mixture on a clean face for about 10 to 15 minutes. If you feel some tingling, wash off the concoction right away. Also, make sure to apply moisturizer after washing off this mask.
9. Tea Face Mask
Your basic green teabag could be a good DIY face mask because of its anti-oxidant properties. Tear your bag and use its leaves for this mask. Add equal parts of baking soda. Get a teaspoon of the mixture and add some honey. If the consistency is not right, you may add water until the mixture feels comfortable. Leave it on your face for 10 to 15 minutes. As a bonus, you can also put steeped tea bags on your eyes overnight to take out the puffiness.
10. Coffee Face Mask
Ground coffee is a good ingredient for a DIY face mask regardless of your skin type. Apart from being an exfoliant, it’s a rich source of antioxidants that hydrate your skin. Get 1/2 cup of ground coffee and mix it with 1/2 cup unsweetened cocoa powder. Mix a cup of unsweetened whole milk to the dry ingredients. Add 1 tablespoon lemon juice and 1 tablespoon of honey to the concoction. Leave it on for 20 minutes. You can refrigerate the rest of the unused mixture for up to three days. This is also good for acne because of the high content of sulfur and it guards skin against free radicals making you look young.
These DIY face masks are definitely a must try. If you want more ideas, here’s more from But First, Coffee:
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If you have tried and tested any of these DIY face masks please share your thoughts with me in the comments section below!
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