Sometimes skin care can also taste good – certain edible ingredients have natural healing and hydrating qualities, perfect for at-home skincare. Simply rummage through your kitchen to find the ingredients for the following easy, DIY homemade face masks that you can throw together in just a few minutes!
Homemade Face Masks
Avocado Honey Mask
This mask is ideal for acne-prone skin. It can be used primarily as a spot treatment or on larger areas, wherever your skin is most susceptible to break-outs.
Avocado is a natural anti-inflammatory whereas honey is antibacterial, a great combo for sensitive skin.
- 1 avocado, ripe
- 1 tablespoon honey
In a small bowl, mash the avocado until smooth. Next, prepare for sticky fingers and add the honey, mixing until fully incorporated. Leave the mask on for about 10 minutes, giving it time to work it’s magic.
Honey Lemon Mask
Lemon juice is a natural exfoliant, aiding in hyperpigmentation. This mask is great for targeting dark spots and all-around acne.
It’s best to apply this one at night, as lemon juice can lead to photosensitivity, making your skin more susceptible to sun damage. Make sure to apply your favorite sunscreen the day after application.
- 1 teaspoon lemon juice
- 1 teaspoon honey
- 1 teaspoon baking soda
Thoroughly mix all three ingredients together in a small bowl. Gently apply to the skin and let sit for 15 minutes before rinsing, first with warm water (this will help break down the honey), and then fully removing the mask with cold water.
Strawberry Yogurt Mask
Yes, you may be tempted to snack on this one before applying to your face.
Strawberries contain antioxidants whereas yogurt is a natural, gentle exfoliant that helps break down dead skin cells. Best of all, this mask is super hydrating and will leave your skin feeling smooth and refreshed.
- 3-4 ripe strawberries
- 2 teaspoons plain greek yogurt
First, use a blender to puree strawberries. If you don’t have a blender, mash well with a fork or whisk, making sure to break down larger clumps. Stir in yogurt, fully incorporating it into strawberry puree. Apply the mixture to your face and leave on for 10-15 minutes before rinsing off.
DIY Oatmeal Mask
Yet another breakfast food to put on your face! Oatmeal contains zinc, a property which helps to reduce inflammation and absorb excess oils in your skin. Honey is antibacterial, making this mask a perfect acne-fighting combination.
- ¼ cup oatmeal
- ½ cup water
- 1 tablespoon honey
On the stovetop (or microwave), boil oatmeal in water until fully absorbed. After fully cooked, stir in the honey, mixing well. Apply to your face and wash off with warm water after 15 minutes.
Oatmeal Yogurt Mask
This DIY face mask is great for oily or combination skin. Probiotics in yogurt help fight inflammation while also hydrating, leaving your skin feeling clear and refreshed.
- ⅛ cup oatmeal
- ¼ cup water
- 2 tablespoons plain yogurt
- 1 tablespoon honey (option)
Boil oatmeal and water until cooked. Mix in yogurt and (optionally) honey, making sure to fully incorporate. Apply to skin and rinse off with cool water after 10-15 minutes.
The Bottom Line
Whether you’re preparing your breakfast or hoping to rejuvenate your skin, the fridge is always a good place to start. Meal prep can quickly turn into skin care with these simple DIY face masks!