40 DIY Face Masks You Need To Try For Killer Skin
It’s no secret that I love a good face mask. It is just something about taking the extra time to pamper myself. It can seriously turn a bad day all the way around. I mean let’s face it (pun intended) We don’t often take time out to focus on just us, and your skin will snitch on you in a heartbeat. I haven’t really talked about my struggles with anxiety on my blog… mostly because I have a hard time articulating what that feels like to other people, even my girl friend of 5 years… Spoiler Alert – Yeah I’m gay, but that has nothing to do with face masks so I’ll try not to go on anymore tangents here…. Right… Anxiety! Since I was diagnosed with severe anxiety I try to practice good self care… Mostly in self talk… or what we are calling these days as Mindfulness, but I do try to take some time out to pamper myself and spend a little time thinking about nothing but myself and what I need. I choose to focus pretty heavily on my skin care routine because it is just one of those non-negotiable things for me… The time I spend on my skin care is solely my alone happy Erica time… no exceptions.
One thing I love about face masks is that they take time. It’s a good excuse to shut the world out and just be alone with myself, sometimes I meditate. Sometimes I think about what I want out of this crazy thing called life. The idea for me is to chill out and de-stress and give me and my skin some attention. That all being said skin care, like many products in the beauty industry can get pretty expensive. It all depends on what you buy and when you buy it, am I going to say that $400 La Mer Face Cream is pointless, well no, it’s really dope, but do you NEED $400 face cream? That my dear is conversation you and your bank account are going to have with each other. 🙂
DIY Beauty Face Masks
If you’re looking into making some beauty products yourself I think face masks are a good place to start. For starters it is really hard to mess it up… mix some ingredients together put it on your face. 🙂 I’ve scoured the abyss of Pinterest and found 40 face masks that super easy to make and have some pretty groovy results. Now it’s important to note that with DIY Masks, you only need to make small batches as these things absolutely will not keep. It is also important for me to point at that I am not a doctor or a chemist so I can’t really say much on chemical reactions of ingredients or how your skin will react to it, so you know… Just use your best slice of common sense when it comes to DIY beauty products and your skin.
This mask comes from blogger, Britni over at Play. Party. Plan. This mask marries the skin refreshing power of cucumber, the humectant properties of honey, and the elasticity champion of collagen together in a yogurt base
to soothe the skin.
Activated charcoal has become the IT ingredient in the past couple of years. You can find it in masks, cleansers, and even micellar water. This mask from Oh, The Things We’ll Make harnesses the impurity sucking benefits of charcoal and clay to deliver flawless skin with a more even skin tone.
It’s no secret that my fellow bloggers are my favorite people. Something gets popular and there is a blogger out there who will dupe it. Find out how to dupe Glamglow’s popular mask over at My Newest Addiction.
Kiwi is probably my favorite fruit. I am conflicted on this mask because I’d much rather eat kiwi than to put it on my face… but then there’s the vitamin C… Fun Fact – one cup of kiwi has 185% of DV of Vitamin C. Vitamin C is essential for collagen production and is also full of antioxidants to neutralize free radicals. Check out this simple kiwi mask over at StyleCraze
This mask comes to us from Health Extremist and it’s the most straight forward mask out there. It is straight egg whites to clean and shrink pores and decrease the appearance of fine lines and wrinkles.
I can not think of just that sounds as indulgent as a Chocolate Face Mask, especially this edible version we found on Simplistically Living. Using everyday ingredients you can soften and pamper your skin in the most divalicious way possible.
You can’t go more than two scrolls on Pinterest without seeing turmeric this or turmeric that. Let’s face it that herby thingy no one knew anything about 5 minutes ago is all of a sudden the trendiest thing on the planet. 🙂 Crunchy Betty brings us this 3 ingredient super easy little delight of a mask.
We’ve talked about the skin benefits of pumpkin in the past. so I won’t rehash it here. I think this pumpkin pie mask from Byrdie is a great way to celebrate the fall season and give your skin a boost at the same time.
Because… Fall! 🙂 Check out this beauty over The Pistachio Project
When it comes to skin care sometimes the simplest methods are the best. Take this simple oatmeal mask from Health Ambition. Oats and Honey… that’s it. Oat and honey mixed together and slathered on your face. Genius!
This mask is pretty identical to the one above but adds vanilla essential oil and banana to the mix. Thank Style Tips 101 for this baby!
This lovely little mask is super easy – mix lemon juice and honey together- You Got Yourself a Mask Baby! We’ve already talked about how honey traps moisture in the skin, but we haven’t really addressed lemon yet. Lemon is full of vitamin c but also a fair dose of nice acids to gently exfoliate the skin. It can also diminish acne scars. Find the recipe with measurements over at SS Life & Style
So we’ve talked about miracles of coffee, or caffeine in coffee on skin in a previous post. You can find that here. The simple coffee mud mask has the same effect. You can find the recipe on Be.Daze.Live
I sort of love when bloggers find a way to DIY stuff. Here’s Style Tips take on the popular mask from Lush.
This easy 3 ingredient mask offers your skin Vitamin E and Vitamin C, skin pampering ingredients that will leave you feeling like a million bucks. Visit Freebie Finding Mom for all the details.
There are so many cool avo masks out there that it was difficult to just point out one. So I actually found a blog post that features 5 avo masks categorized by skin type, you can view that here.
What’s so great about Avocado? Well other than being delicious… they are full of natural oils that can benefit the skin. The Huffington Post wrote a great article on the beauty benefits of avocado, seriously give it a read.
If the above link of 5 masks weren’t your thing how about a minty version? Check out the Minty Guac Mask over at The Instructables.
Green tea is a favorite skin care ingredient. So I’ll just leave this baby from Style Tips here as a more complex option but still perfectly easy to make.
Ok Peeps… Full Disclosure. Coconut oil has recently come under fire for being comedogenic … which is fancy industry talk for this shit will clog your pores. In face one of my lovely readers pointed that fact out to me on a post a I wrote a While ago about potentially carcinogenic ingredients in skin care and what to try instead. You can totally read that here at your leisure. Now I can’t speak for other but I have never had an issue with coconut oil myself but I just wanted to be all upfront on how this might not be a good idea – especially if you already have oily skin. For the rest of who are ballsy and want to walk on the wild side let’s talk about this face mask. I found this mask over at Mother’s Niche and think I’ll give it a shot in the future. I love that her post gives several options for different skin type. If you are terrified of coconut oil I also found this cool post on The Bustle on alternatives try.
Just in case that mask wasn’t for you here’s a collection of 9 coconut oil face masks to try out. You can find them at The Irie Diva
When I saw this face mask I immediately thought … Wow… This has got to be the most ghetto broke-down face mask I have ever head of. Then I thought about that post I did on Drugstore Face Mask for broke college students and I realized that could literally go to the cafeteria, grabs some mayo & honey packet and have themselves a spa day. So you know… whatever works! I do remember my grandmother telling me that black women used to use mayo as conditioner back in the day. Makes since it’s literally eggs (protein) and oil so yeah that makes a lot of sense now that I’ve talked it out in my head as I write this. You can find this mask and many others at MaxMyLooks.
We’ve already talked about why berries rock… we’ve talked about why yogurt and honey are moisture saviors. This mask from Whole Living just marries everything together to leave you beautiful.
Here’s a mask for those with “problem” skin.. read oily skin. 🙂 Thank IMBB for this cocoa powered baby.😊
Activated Charcoal is so trendy these days. Here is a take on the Coalface Cleanser from Lush, it can be used as a cleanser or a face mask… It does contain coconut oil so if that bothers you steer clear of this one. You can find it over at Ashley Riley.
Not gonna lie, I’ve included this mask because it is the consistency of jello and I really just want to know how that feels to rub jello all over your face. It’s normally frowned upon in polite society… Let’s be rebels and try this mask from The Makeup Dummy.
This mask contains spirulina an incredibly helpful superfood. It does it – exfoliates, retains moisture, and cleanses the skin. I advise you to have read at The Glowing Fridge… her post was insanely informative.
This has got to be the most chill mask on the list. Lavender & Chamomile are know for their relaxation inducing factors so combining them in a mask sound like the perfect bedtime routine treat. You find all the details over at The Pistachio Project.
The mask marries the chillaxin mood of lanvender to the impurity zapping power of clay. Check out the directions over at Soap Queen.
Grapes of Wrath! Ok settle down Erica… for a DIY version of the Lush classic head on over to Style Tips 101.
I promise I didn’t just make that up. Savy Naturlista has figured out how to turn this childhood treat into a peel off face mask.
Seaweed is a skin care lovers dream come true, even Kim Kardashian uses seaweed based skin care products to clear up her psoriasis. I am not at all aware how accessible seaweed is, I have never actually looked for it, but in the event you can get your hands on it Mommypotamus will teach you how to make it.
We talked about Neem oil a couple of weeks ago, and went over the hair and skin care benefits of adding this ancient oil to your beauty routine. Here’s a list of all the different face masks you can make out of this miracle oil from Style Craze.
I feel like shea butter gets overlooked in the beauty community. I mean sure, a lot of people use it like lotion but they completely skipped it in skin care a lot of the time. Head on over to Beauty Munsta to learn how to use shea butter in you mask game.
Oh we stan an oldie but a goodie! My grandmother advised me to put a crushed up aspirin on my acne to prevent scarring. What I didn’t know back then was that aspirin was in the NSAID family and as such offers anti-inflammatory effects. Check out Mrs Happy Homemaker to get the skinny on this oldie mask.
So there you go! 40 DIY Masks to try out at home. We’d love to hear from you! If you try any of these masks make sure you tag us on Instagram @EricaEverAfter