12 BEST DIY Face Mask Recipes

By Aniela M / January 16, 2020

When it comes to making your own face masks, there are hundreds of questions to be answered! Which face mask is best for my skin type? What kind of ingredients should I use? The list goes on and on. Today, we'll be sharing some of the best DIY face mask recipes as well answering some pertinent questions!

We've compiled a list of some of our most asked questions when it comes to DIY face mask recipes. If you have a question but don't see it in here, drop a comment below and we'll promptly reply!

DIY Face Mask Recipes & Other Questions

#1. What Homemade Face Mask is Best for Acne?

For acne prone skin, we recommend all natural homemade face masks that don't irritate the skin. Below, we've shared some of our best and most popular DIY face mask recipes for acne. All of these face masks have been tried and tested not only by our team, but also by hundreds of people who love them!

Of course, as with anything, please be sure to test a small patch on your arm before applying any of these masks on your face. If you incur any sort of allergic reaction, discontinue use immediately.

Recipe #1: Honey & Cinnamon Mask

honey mask
  • 2 tbsp honey
  • 1 tsp ground cinnamon
  • 1 tsp nutmeg
  1. Mix all of the ingredients in a small bowl until it forms into a smooth paste.
  2. Before applying, make sure to remove all makeup and cleanse face thoroughly.
  3. Apply all over face and neck and leave on for 10-15 minutes.
  4. Rinse off with cold water and pat dry.
  5. Follow up with a light moisturizer or serum.
  6. Repeat 2-3 times a week for best results.

Recipe #2: Lemon & Baking Soda Mask

honey lime juice mask
  1. Mix all ingredients together.
  2. Before apply make sure your face is clean and makeup free.
  3. Apply to a clean face and neck.
  4. Leave on for 10-15 minutes and rinse off.
  5. Pat dry and follow up with a light moisturizer.
  6. Repeat 3 times a week.

Recipe #3: Strawberry Mask

strawberry face mask
  • 3-4 strawberries
  • 2 tbsp honey
  • 1 tbsp sugar
  1. Mash the strawberries (remove stem first!) and add honey and sugar.
  2. For a more paste-like consistency, put the mixture in a food processor.
  3. Before applying, make sure your face is clean and makeup free.
  4. Apply all over face and neck and leave on for 15-20 minutes.
  5. Rinse off, pat dry, and follow up with a light moisturizer.
  6. Repeat 3 times a week.

Recipe #4: Clay Mask

clay honey mask
  1. Mix the two ingredients together using a wooden spoon (a metal spoon will make the clay less effective).
  2. Apply all over face and neck and leave on for 10 minutes or until mask starts to tighten.
  3. Gently rinse off using a soft, wet cloth.
  4. Pat dry, and follow up with a light moisturizer. Repeat 3 times a week.

Recipe #5: Turmeric Mask

turmeric treatment
  • 1 tbsp turmeric
  • milk
  1. To a bowl, add 1 tbsp turmeric, and add enough milk to make a smooth paste.
  2. Apply to a clean face and neck leave on for 15-20 minutes. Rinse off and
  3. pat dry.

How do You Make a Peel Off Mask at Home?

milk and honey peel off mask

Making a peel off mask at home is actually easier than you'd think! All you need are just a few ingredients. Peel off masks are great for those who want to exfoliate, get rid of blackheads, and prevent breakouts. Do not use if you have any open sores, very sensitive skin, or have adverse side effects to any of the ingredients. Below, you'll find two different homemade peel off face mask recipes: one with gelatin and one without.

Peel Off Mask With Gelatin

peel off mask

Ingredients:

  • 2-3 tbsp milk
  • 1 tbsp gelatin

Directions:

  1. In a microwave safe bowl or on the stove, heat up the milk until warm.
  2. Pour warm milk onto the gelatin and stir for a few minutes until gelatin is completely dissolved.
  3. The mixture should look like a thick, gooey-like paste (almost like Elmer's glue!).
  4. Touch the mixture with your finger to make sure that it's not too hot to apply to the face.
  5. Use a mask brush or your fingers to apply the mask to your face. Make sure to avoid the eye area.
  6. Leave on for about 30 minutes or until you feel the mask tightening on your skin.
  7. Gently peel the mask off starting from the chin and going upwards.
  8. Rinse off any leftover residue and pat dry.

Peel Off Mask Without Gelatin

peel off mask

Ingredients:

  • 1 egg white
  • 1 tbsp freshly squeezed lemon juice
  • tissue paper or toilet paper

Directions:

  1. In a small bowl, beat the egg white until nice and frothy.
  2. To that, add a tablespoon of freshly squeezed lemon juice and mix the two ingredients well.
  3. Use your fingers or a face mask brush to apply the mixture all over your face or concentrate on acne prone areas such as chin, nose, and forehead.
  4. Press 1-ply tissue paper or toilet paper onto the areas and let dry for 10-20 minutes.
  5. Once time is up, gently peel the tissue away to reveal softer, smoother, and brighter skin!
  6. Rinse off any leftover residue with warm water and pat dry.
  7. Follow up with a homemade toner and moisturizer.
  8. Can be used 2-3 times a week to prevent wrinkles, reduce the appearance of fine lines and acne scars.

How do You Make a Homemade Charcoal Mask?

charcoal bentonite mask

We get this question often! Homemade charcoal mask recipes are super east, so long as you have charcoal powder or capsules. Once you've got that, the possibilities are truly endless! Below, we've compiled 5 of our best and most popular charcoal face masks that actually WORK! Charcoal face masks are best suited for those with acne prone and oily skin.

Recipe #1: Charcoal & Clay Mask

charcoal and bentonite clay

Ingredients:

Directions:

  1. Mix all ingredients and apply to a clean face and neck.
  2. Leave on for 10-15 minutes or until mask has dried.
  3. Wash off with a warm wash cloth and pat dry.
  4. Not suitable for dry or sensitive skin.

Recipe #2: Charcoal Face Polish

charcoal scrub polish

Ingredients:

Directions:

  1. Mix all ingredients together and massage into wet skin in slow, circular motions.
  2. Leave on for a minute or two and rinse off with warm water.
  3. Pat dry and follow up with a moisturizer.
  4. Use twice a week to exfoliate.

Recipe #3: Black Sugar and Charcoal Mask

activated charcoal mask

Ingredients:

Directions:

  1. Mix well until all ingredients are incorporated.
  2. Apply to face and neck and rinse off after 15-20 minutes.
  3. Pat dry and follow up with a moisturizer.

Recipe #4: Clay & Lavender Charcoal Mask

charcoal mask

Ingredients:

  • 1 tsp bentonite clay
  • 1 tsp activated charcoal powder
  • 2 tsp water
  • 1/2 tsp raw honey
  • 1 drop essential lavender oil & 1 drop tea tree essential oil

Directions:

  1. Mix all ingredients together and apply to face and neck.
  2. Leave on for 10-15 minutes or until mask has dried.
  3. Rinse off, pat dry, and follow up with a moisturizer.

Recipe #5: Coconut Oil & Charcoal Face Mask

charcoal face mask

Ingredients:

  • 2 tbsp melted coconut oil
  • 1 tbsp activated charcoal powder
  • 1/4 tsp baking soda

Directions:

  1. In a small bowl, mix all ingredients together until well combined.
  2. If you feel that the substance is too thick, add an extra teaspoon or two of coconut oil.
  3. Mix well so that all ingredients are well incorporated.
  4. Leave on for 15-20 minutes.
  5. Remove with a soft, wet washcloth.
  6. Rinse off any leftover residue and pat dry.
  7. Repeat twice a week.

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This is so helpful. Thanks