12 Homemade Face Masks for Glowing Skin

We all want beautiful skin, but thinking about either making your skin gorgeous or maintaining that amazing glow can be overwhelming

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We all want beautiful skin, but thinking about either making your skin gorgeous or maintaining that amazing glow can be overwhelming. Do you run out and buy a 10-step regimen? Do you spend a bunch of money? What works and what doesn’t?

There are some natural ingredients that are tried and true factors in making your skin look fabulous. We did some research and put together a handy list of face masks you can make yourself, at home, with wonderful ingredients. That means no harmful chemicals in this skincare step and something that will do wonders for your face without breaking the bank. A total beauty win-win. So check out these 12 homemade face masks to get the best skin of your life.


Coffee Face and Body Polish

Coffee is more than just a beverage to perk you up before and during work. You can also use the grounds to protect and rejuvenate your skin. Just try out this antioxidant-rich, anti-aging DIY coffee mask from Sneha Sen of Five Feet Five Blog.

“For this DIY you will need:
?Besan/gram flour
☕️Coffee powder
?Lemon juice
?Rosewater for mixing
Make these ingredients in a bowl to form a thin paste. Apply it to your entire face and body before taking a shower. Leave it for around 15 minutes and then rinse it well in circular massaging motions. Removes dead skin and increases blood circulation. Improves the overall texture of the skin.”


DIY Shrekmask


This DIY mask is effective and it has a fun name. Who wouldn’t want to try the Shrekmask? The name comes from the green hue, which comes from parsley, which is mixed with honey, lemon, boiling hot water, gelatin, and corn starch. These ingredients together are said to make the skin smooth, soft, and brightened.


Egg White and Granulated Sugar Mask

This mask is super easy to make and only takes two ingredients to create. You put together one egg white, and one tablespoon of granulated sugar, and mix the two in a metal or ceramic bowl. Apply to the face and leave for 15 minutes. Before washing off, rub into skin to get the exfoliating benefits of the sugar. The egg white will instantly help your skin feel tighter and will shrink your pores!


Avocado Face Mask


You may already be making DIY hair masks with nourishing avocado, so why not try out this easy DIY avocado face mask by Kadeeja Sel Khan of Emerald Beauty?


Avocado ? 1 piece
Honey ? 1 tablespoon
Egg white ? 1
Yogurt plain 2 tablespoon ? This is the first homemade face mask from my 7-day challenge. This face mask felt super refreshing & brightened up my face. I have super sensitive skin as you guys know so I was a little worried before trying it, but it was smooth, soft & I had no skin reaction. MESSY THOUGH! The ingredients I’ve added are Acne skin-friendly.

HOW I MADE IT: ? I cut the Avocado in half and carved as much out. I then grabbed some plain Yogurt & put 2 tablespoons of it in the mixer. I then added 1 Egg white & finished off with one tablespoon of pure honey.

APPLYING IT: ? I applied it with a clean foundation brush or even a face mask brush. It does drip A LOT as it’s very runny! But I kept a towel on my lap for any fallouts. I kept the mask on for 15 minutes until it felt hard & solid.

REMOVING IT: ?I then removed the mask with a damp towel just to see the difference, then rinsed off with warm water. My skin felt so bright & fresh!


This face mask works well with acne-prone skin because it’s rich in vitamins and helps to remove access oil. It’s soothing and also helps fight off bacteria while unclogging pores.


DIY Chocolate Goop Mask


This super easy face mask only requires cocoa powder and yogurt. But it has a bunch of benefits. It is cooling, healing to the skin, anti-aging and gives the skin a great glow, reduces pigmentation, boosts collagen production, and protects against UV damage.


Seaweed & Cucumber Face Mask DIY

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Soap Queen has a ton of DIY beauty tutorials, from bath bombs to soapmaking, to face masks. One cool mask is their moisturizing seaweed and cucumber one. Here are the ingredients; you can learn the entire process right here.


Seaweed and Cucumber Face Mask Label Template
Four 8 oz. Bail Jars
21.4 oz. Distilled Water
1 oz. Cucumber Seed Oil
1.3 oz. Avocado Oil
1 oz. Polawax Emulsifying Wax
0.8 oz. BTMS-50 Conditioning Emsulifier
5 oz. Kaolin Clay
2 oz. Sea Clay
0.4 oz. Spirulina Powder
3 mL Ginger Essential Oil
0.5 oz. Seaweed Extract
0.2 oz. Optiphen


Princess Meghan Markle DIY Face Mask


Of course, you want a flawless complexion like Meghan, Duchess of Sussex. Well, Maria from Lunagloww did some online research and found Meghan’s secret turmeric and coconut oil face mask, recreating it so that everyone else can get in on its benefits. These include providing a great glow, treating acne, moisturizing skin, and treating hyperpigmentation.


Rose Clay Face Mask

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Another rad DIY face mask from the people over at Soap Queen is their rose clay mask. It has “gentle oil-absorbing properties,” contains Vitamin A and C, and soothing chamomile. Here are the ingredients; you can learn the entire process right here.


Four Short 8 oz. Bail Jars
Rose Clay Face Mask Template – Free PDF
21.4 oz. Distilled Water
1 oz. Rose Clay
3.5 oz. Kaolin Clay
1 oz. Rosehip Seed Oil
1.3 oz. Avocado Oil
0.8 oz. BTMS-50 Conditioning Emulsifier
1 oz. Polawax Emulsifying Wax
0.5 oz. Chamomile Extract
0.2 oz. Optiphen (preservative)
1 mL Rose Absolute

wp_*postsDIY Blueberry Exfoliating Mask

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Blueberries are chock full of antioxidants, which help fight off free radicals and keep the skin looking younger. That’s why we were excited to learn more about this DIY blueberry exfoliating mask by Alyssa & Carla. Below are the ingredients and you can learn the entire process here.


1/4 cup blueberries
1 tablespoon honey
1 tablespoon high-quality (organic if you can find it) olive or coconut oil
1 tablespoon sugar (since this is for your face, don’t use anything too coarse)
Toss all those ingredients into a small food processor and blend until combined.


Antioxidant-Rich Pomegranate Face Mask

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Pomegranate is another fruit that is full of antioxidants, which are beneficial if you want to fight the signs of aging. Facial Clay Masks has a ton of great mask DIY recipes, including this antioxidant-rich pomegranate one. Below are the ingredients and you can learn the full process here:

You will need:

½ tsp of pomegranate juice (info on how to get that fresh in the steps below)
1 tsp Kaolin Clay
½ tsp of aloe vera juice*
5 drops of pomegranate seed oil**


Banana Botox Mask

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The Banana Botox Mask is something that many saw on Dr. Oz’s TV show. Touted as a natural alternative to the needle, it contains banana, which has beneficial things like Vitamin C, iron, and potassium; moisturizing honey, and exfoliating yogurt. You can check out more info on this easy to make mask right here.


DIY Hydrating Face Mask

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Hydration is a major factor in having beautiful skin. You want that glow, so why not try this hydrating mask? All you need is half an avocado, 1/4 cup of honey, and 1/2 cup of plain yogurt. Mix together, apply, leave on for 15-20 minutes, and then rinse. Your skin will be exfoliated by the yogurt, and super moisturized by the honey and avocado.

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