If you’re a regular reader, you know by now that we love putting food on our faces. But not in a crazy way—I swear!—in a perfectly normal, natural, skin-loving way. My coconut oil jar is always moving back and forth between the kitchen and the bathroom, and more avocado halves than countable have been known to end up mashed into a mask.
50 DIY Face Mask Recipes
It’s safe to say we’ve got a natural face mask for everything: acne, dry skin, enlarged pores, aging skin—you name it! Whatever the problem, it can probably be remedied the natural way: with nourishing food on your face!
Dry Skin Face Masks
1. Make a moisturizing Greek yogurt mask to benefit from probiotics, calcium, and live bacteria directly on your skin! Leave your mask on for 20 minutes and enjoy moisturized, glowing skin.
2. To detox dry, winter skin, try this grapefruit face mask. It will gently exfoliate the skin, clean out the pores, and its vitamin C will calm irritation and aid in collagen stabilization [source].
3. Moisturize your skin overtime with an avocado honey mask. The honey retains moisture [source] while the oil in avocados treats dry patches and increases collagen synthesis [source], making your skin glow more than ever.
4. Dry, irritated skin could use this calming face mask. It’s made with soothing, hydrating cucumber [source] and oatmeal, which improves the skin barrier [source]—perfect for cold days.
5. For dry skin, moisture is what you need! Try this strawberry honey face mask to exfoliate, protect delicate skin from sun damage [source], and moisturize at the same time.
6. For the foodie in you, but also to moisturize dry skin, try this pumpkin bread face mask.
7. If your skin is dehydrated, moisturize and nurture it with an aloe vera face mask with avocado and oats.
8. Nourish your skin—and hair, while you’re at it—with a yogurt and rosemary face mask.
Oily Skin Face Masks
9. Make this egg white honey mask and enjoy tightened, toned skin without excess oil. The mask also contains ground oats, which absorb oil and exfoliate the skin.
10. Make a white Kaolin clay mask to balance oily skin. It has drying effects that draw out toxins and will leave your skin feeling nice and clean.
11. Remove oil from your skin with an apple lemon mask. Its drying, exfoliative effects are due to the natural alpha-hydroxy acids [source] contained in apple and lemon, paired with sage’s astringent properties that help close up the pores.
12. A fenugreek seed face mask helps reduce oil production and can also prevent breakouts.
Combination Skin Face Masks
13. If your skin combines an oily T-zone with side dry patches, you need to multitask your mask. Let all the ingredients work at once for skin that feels well-balanced.
14. Regardless of your skin type, you’ll find one of these 8 recipes for making a hydrating face mask useful.
Sensitive Skin Face Masks
15. Try a soothing oatmeal mask if you have sensitive skin. Easy to make with just 2 ingredients, this mask is calming and anti-inflammatory. Oatmeal is a good choice for gently exfoliating face masks, which soothe inflamed skin.
16. Calm your skin with a cucumber yogurt mask. It’s refreshing and anti-inflammatory. Yogurt has milk proteins that help with skin healing [source], and the caffeic acid in cucumbers will reduce swelling and sun inflammation.
17. This spirulina and avocado mask soothes the skin and calms irritation [source] while also helping even out the skin tone.
Aging Skin Face Masks
18. This tropical enzyme ice face mask does wonders for aging skin, exfoliating gently and aiding pigmentation problems. Since it’s made with papaya, it’s packed with vitamins A and C, as well as antioxidant-rich alpha-hydroxy acids.
19. How about a wrinkle-smoothing wine face mask? You can totally relax and sip some of the wine while it’s wiping out free radicals!
20. Use a flaxseed and honey mask for its anti-aging properties. It’s antioxidant-packed, anti-inflammatory, and its omega-3 fatty acids are healing and deeply moisturizing [source].
21. Pamper your skin with a pineapple face mask that feels like a day at the spa. The enzyme bromelain in pineapple will peel the skin’s outer layers, reducing age spots and wrinkles. It also helps to reduce puffiness and inflammation.
22. Who knew you could use chocolate to fight wrinkles? Try this dark chocolate honey beauty mask for youthful, glowing skin.
23. This chia seed green tea face mask fights age spots and wrinkles in every way! Green tea is a powerful antioxidant and photoprotectant [source], and chia seeds are filled with calcium, protein, and healthy omega-3 fats.
24. Play the benefits of coffee in your favor with this anti-aging mocha mud mask. It’s excellent for pulling toxins out of the skin and leaving it baby-soft.
25. This berry yogurt age-fighting mask is packed with antioxidants and vitamins for fighting free radicals that lead to skin damage and premature aging [source].
26. Try a pomegranate repair mask for aging skin, and you’ll get a powerful boost of antioxidants, sun protection, and hydration at the same time [source].
27. This natural glycolic acid face mask helps exfoliate the skin, making room for smooth new skin beneath the surface layer.
28. Feel like a geisha with this matcha green tea face mask with catechins that fight free radical damage [source] and protect the skin against effects from the sun [source].
29. Use tomato and grapes on your face to even out skin tone, or grapes and egg white for the combination’s anti-aging properties.
Acne Face Masks
30. This aloe vera face pack is beneficial for all skin types, but we recommend it highly for acne-prone skin since it reduces inflammation and pain. It also helps fade hyperpigmentation and acne scars.
31. Fight acne with a cinnamon flax mask. Loaded with antioxidants, it’s anti-inflammatory and antibacterial [source].
32. Attack acne with an activated charcoal mask. Charcoal absorbs oil, unclogs pores, and calms irritation, whisking away the impurities that contribute to breakouts.
33. Try a DIY sheet mask for acne-prone skin using tea tree oil and witch hazel. These ingredients are antibacterial and calming [source], just what acneic skin needs.
34. Another way to battle acne is by using this turmeric face mask. It makes your face glow with its antioxidants, anti-inflammatories, and natural exfoliants [source].
35. Grapefruit is your ally against acne. Make a grapefruit honey face mask with cornmeal to gently exfoliate while unclogging pores and reducing oil.
36. This zit-zapping strawberry face peel is very efficient while still entirely natural. The vitamin C and alpha-hydroxy acids in the fruit exfoliate your skin to perfection [source].
37. This overnight face mask with green tea and potato will help you wake up to clearer skin.
38. Make a quick pomegranate clay mask to clean and heal your complexion [source] without drying out the skin.
39. A tea tree acne-fighting mask with its bacterial-fighting properties [source] is an easy, at-hand solution to those annoying breakouts.
40. When nothing else works, these 12 acne-fighting face masks are sure to bring your skin some well-deserved peace.
41. If former bouts of acne have left you with scars that just won’t go away, try one of these face masks designed for this very purpose.
Pore-Tightening Face Masks
42. Tighten and reduce pores with an acai face mask. It also fights acne, smoothes fine lines, and protects cells from free radical damage [source].
43. This apple and cinnamon pore-cleansing mask is the perfect choice for easy and quick pore reduction action. The ingredients are antioxidant, antibacterial, and antifungal.
44. Keep your pores to a minimum with a glycolic acid face mask. It has an exfoliating effect, revealing fresh new skin at the surface, and it’s as easy as mixing honey, sugar, and lemon juice.
Blackhead Face Masks
45. Blackheads don’t stand a chance with this clay face mask. It works quickly and easily, just like you want it to.
46. Try this deep cleansing mask for blackheads, made with clay and egg white. Regular use will help control oil accumulation and subsequent blackhead formation.
47. Detox your skin with a blackhead-busting mask made with activated charcoal.
Face Masks for Redness
48. If your redness is caused by rosacea, try this simple seaweed sheet mask. It’s filled with oligosaccharides that have anti-inflammatory and naturally exfoliating effects, prebiotics that restore the skin flora, and tons of nutrients and moisturizers that help ease swelling and redness [source].
49. Try a sun-protective green tea face mask packed with antioxidants that inhibit cytokines, compounds that cause inflammation, redness, and skin cancer [source].
50. Redness caused by sunburn can be reduced with an aloe face mask. It’s soothing, healing, anti-inflammatory, and moisturizing [source].
This post was medically reviewed by Dr. Jennifer Haley, a board-certified dermatologist with extensive experience in medical, cosmetic, and surgical dermatology. Learn more about Hello Glow’s medical reviewers here. As always, this is not personal medical advice, and we recommend that you talk with your doctor.197
Sanjai Kanesamoorthy says
I was wondering if you could assist me in putting together a mask for daily use?
I have some ideas of the composition I would like to see, it is similar to your seaweed face mask.
It would be great if you could email me with your response.
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Milena Yordanova says
What an amazing face mask guide! I am making the dark chocolate honey mask today.
Valora Abbett says
Wow! So many great recipes. I have pale skin and I am worried that some of the ingredients such as turmeric, pomegranate, and wine may stain my skin. Was this a problem at all when you tested these out?
Wine,pomegranate won't but the turmeric definitely will. Prepare to scrub it out with something, better yet don't bother.
Jennifer Rose says
This is great! I love fresh face masks and I especially love how there's something for every skincare need.