Six easy homemade face masks recipes to take care of your skin

Don't you think face masks are so relaxing? Of course, we can go to a spa to get them or simply buy them, but we can also make face masks ourselves.

There are some advantages to DIY face masks. First of all, we know exactly what they contain. We can, therefore, have more control over what we apply on our face, which can be an enormous advantage, especially for vegans. Second, this option is more often than not cheaper than face masks available in stores.

In the end, we can also feel even prouder of ourselves for having taken this self-care time, which we will have organized from A to Z.

1 The classic cucumber face mask

Skin type: combination skin, ideal after a day under the sun

The cucumber hydrates and cleanses your skin, in addition to giving it a beautiful radiance. The face mask itself is anti-inflammatory and reduces swelling due to sun exposure.


  • half a peeled cucumber, mashed
  • 2 tablespoons of natural yogurt
  • 1 probiotic capsule (optional)

Preparation and application:
Mix the ingredients in a small bowl and apply over your clean face. Avoid the eye area. Relax 15 minutes and rinse with lukewarm water.

2 Oatmeal and banana face mask

Skin type: dry and/or irritated skin

This face mask soothes and hydrates at once.


  • 1/4 cup (60 ml) of finely crushed oatmeal flakes
  • 1 ripened banana
  • 1 teaspoon of honey

Preparation and application:
In a bowl, mix the first two ingredients and add the honey. Apply on your face, and let it sit for 15 to 20 minutes. Rinse with lukewarm water.

3 Oatmeal and lemon face mask

Skin type: oily or combination skin

Lemon has antibacterial and antioxidant properties, which will help reduce your skin’s imperfections. This citrus fruit is also a known exfoliant.


  • 2 tablespoons of finely crushed oatmeal flakes
  • 2 tablespoons of natural yogurt
  • 2 teaspoons of lemon juice

Preparation and application:
Mix the first two ingredients, and add the lemon juice. Delicately massage your face as you are applying the mask. Relax a good 15 minutes before removing the face mask. Be careful not to rub your skin as you are removing the oatmeal.

4 Egg anti-wrinkle face mask

Skin type: mature skin

Egg whites are used to tighten and tone the skin, which makes it a natural anti-ageing ingredient.


  • Juice from half a lemon
  • 1 egg white
  • 2 teaspoons of olive oil (or argan oil)

Preparation and application:
Whisk the egg white until it’s foamy. Next, add the other ingredients while stirring. Apply a fine layer of this preparation on your skin, and let it rest for 20 minutes before rinsing.

5 Avocado honey face mask

Skin type: dry skin

Avocados will treat the dry spots of your skin while honey will keep your skin moist.


  • 1 tablespoon of mashed avocado
  • 1 teaspoon of honey
  • 1 teaspoon of thick cream

Preparation and application:
Mix the ingredients until you get an even consistency. Apply on your face and neck, and let it sit for 10 minutes before rinsing.

6 Tea tree oil anti-acne face mask

Skin type: oily skin

Tea tree oil is a natural antibacterial that works wonders when it comes to acne. You can find it in organic shops.


  • 3 drops of tea tree oil
  • 1 tablespoon of natural yogurt
  • 1 tablespoon of honey

Preparation and application:
Mix everything together. Apply generously on your face, especially on problematic areas. You can also use this mix for acne that is elsewhere on your body. In any case, let it sit for 10 to 15 minutes and rinse with lukewarm water. Repeat 2 to 3 times a week, and you should see results within a few weeks.


We hope you’ll have a lot of relaxing time with these face masks. Once these moments have passed, don’t forget to take care of your skin with a gentle facial cleanser!

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