We’re not sure what it is about summer, but there’s something about the summertime that just makes us feel the need to do face masks more than usual! We’re pretty sure this is partially due to the fact that we spend so much time on the beach and apply sun screen to our faces. Rather than simply buying the masks at the store, however, we always find that we have much better results when we make them ourselves using all natural ingredients! Because we like to do them quite often and changing up the kind of scent makes things more exciting, however, so we’ve always got our eyes peeled for new recipes and homemade kinds.
1. DIY honey and coconut oil face mask
Have you been hoping to find a simple, low maintenance face mask that’s great for giving your pores an easy clear out with each application? Then we think you’re looking for precisely what Mother’s Nichem shows you how to make here! By combining honey and coconut oil, you’re applying anti-bacterial and soothing ingredients to your face to get a natural glow.
2. Homemade avocado face mask
Rather than simply looking to clear out your pores, are you actually hoping to calm redness and absorb excess oil? Well, that’s the same skin type we have, so we can’t say we blame you! We’ve had great luck with this wonderfully smooth and cool feeling face mask that Freebie Finding Mom shows you how to make from avocado, ripe banana, and olive oil.
3. Simple coffee mud face mask
Perhaps you’re looking to absorb excess oils from your face but, rather than worrying about redness, you’d rather add an element that might exfoliate your skin as you was it off? In that case, we think you’ll get along a little better with something like this simple coffee mud mask outlined step by step on Be Daze Live.
4. Brightening turmeric and lemon mask
Besides adding a fun, bright colour to any mask you make and smelling great, turmeric actually also has anti-inflammatory properties as well, making it quite beneficial indeed for your skin. Lemon, on the other hand, has a brightening effect that has the capacity to make you feel revitalized. That’s why we loved this fantastic face mask from The Glowing Fridge that combines the two in one place! Honey makes for a good antibacterial mixing agent while oatmeal exfoliates.
5. Simple DIY acne mask
Perhaps the whole reason you’re looking for a natural face mask in the first place is that you’re looking for help with acne but you find that the chemicals and ingredients involved in store bought products are just a little bit too harsh for your skin? In that case, we’d absolutely encourage you to take a look at the way Dear Crissy made this all-natural healing acne mask in just a few simple steps.
6. Egg white face mask for smaller pores
Once you’ve cleared your pores and absorbed excess oils from your face, why not spend part of the next day shrinking those pores down so they don’t need clearing again quite so soon this time? That’s precisely what this all natural face mask from Health Extremist does and it actually worked like a charm for us when we tried it. Take a better look at their tutorial to see how it’s made from egg whites!
7. Cinnamon, nutmeg, and chocolate mask
Are you looking for a mask that might help your skin with elasticity? Well, this particular recipe from A Lily Among Thorns is quite good for that thanks to its inclusion of cinnamon but it’s also just plain fragrant and delicious if you’re simply looking to spoil yourself! That’s partially in thanks to its inclusion of rich, deep chocolate.
8. Detox face mask
Perhaps you’ve been scrolling through our list and realizing that there are several things the masks you’ve seen are capable of that your face could benefit from but you’re not sure how many different masks you want to do in one short period? Then combine those core ingredients all into one instead! See how this detox face mask, which was made for that very purpose, was mixed to perfection on The Coconut Mama.
9. Homemade peeling mask
Have you always preferred peeling masks to masks that wash off because you like that they make less mess but you also find that they tend to actually clear your pores out more effectively as well? Then we think you’ll be pleased to hear that peeling masks are something you can make at home quite easily! Get the full instructions for making a eucalyptus scented one on Tips For Her.
10. Banana, lemon juice, and baking soda face mask for acne and scars
We’ve already shown you several homemade, natural face mask options for helping to clear chronic acne, but what if you’re also on the hunt for ways to take care of the scarring you’ve experienced over the years as well? Then we think you just might be the perfect person to give this banana, lemon juice, and baking soda mask from Alluring Soul a try. It takes a few applications, but we noticed a different in much shorter a time than we thought we would initially!
11. Homemade yogurt face mask
Perhaps part of the reason you feel as though you need a face mask in the first place is because you’ve actually been very dry from the sun lately and you’re hoping to find something that will help you naturally rehydrate your skin? Then we think you simply must take a look at the way Freebie Finding Mom made a wonderfully smooth and moisturizing mask that uses- yes, you read that right- yogurt as its base!
12. DIY edible mud mask
While this mud mask also has some wonderfully beneficial skin properties, like moisturizing and calming redness, its biggest novelty is that its made from ingredients so natural you could actually eat it if you felt so inclined! We mostly use this mask when we want to do something that we know makes us feel relaxed and the benefits it provides are a bonus. Get the details for making it on Mom Makes Joy!
13. Moisturizing orange face mask
Just in case you’re still feeling in the market for a mask that does a little bit of everything, here’s another alternative recipe for your consideration! Besides the fact that orange and citrus lovers will adore it for its smell, we love that this mask from Food Plus Words moisturizes, exfoliates, and rejuvenates the skin.
14. Green tea restorative face mask
Perhaps your skin was recently having a bit of a tough spot but now it’s finally on its way to healing and doing much better thanks to the great care you’ve been taking of it? Well, we’re pleased to report that you can actually help it along its course by making yourself something like this rejuvenating green tea mask outlined step by step on Numitea! The green tea helps heal even further and will also restore a bit of elasticity in your skin as well.
15. Anti-aging coffee and milk mask
Have you actually been scrolling through our list thinking about how you’d probably benefit your face the most by finding and making a face mask that gives you some kind of anti-aging properties and slows the development of wrinkles? Well, that might not sound like something a homemade mask made from natural ingredients can do but thankfully The Nosh Life is here to tell you otherwise! Their coffee and milk combination promote smoother skin texture and revitalizes moisture, which is anti-aging in itself.
Have you made other kinds of awesome, refreshing face masks that you really enjoyed but that you don’t see here on our list? Tell us all about it and link us to the recipe in the comments section so we can try it out too!