5 DIY Face Masks You Can Make With Food

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October 21, 2022
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Weather and other environmental stresses can be murder on the skin. It may feel dry, irritated, or dehydrated. However, if you don’t have any fancy trips to the spa planned, these DIY face masks make it easy to bring the spa right to your home

If we want to relax at the end of a rough day with a natural and relaxing face mask, we can probably make one using ingredients already in our own kitchen. These homemade, clean DIY face masks can be prepared in seconds, and all involve food that is readily available in our own homes!

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1. Avocado

In my own kitchen, I’m a big fan of avocado masks. My skin tends to get pretty dry, especially after travel or a windy and cold day, and a mask that is a mix of avocado and honey can be a lifesaver. Honey is full of good fats that are nourishing and soothing to the skin, and the honey will help to hydrate the skin and leave it feeling glowy. I just throw it in my blender (you can also add some egg whites or yogurt to the mix) and wear it while I make my coffee in the morning.

2. Coffee

I’m loving this coffee-centric skin-wakening face mask recipe shared by Food Lion. The only ingredients needed are coffee and coconut oil, which are probably in your pantry right now. Coffee is great as an exfoliant and is often found in a variety of face and body scrubs. It is used in this face mask to slough away dead skin and leaves your skin soft and smooth. It also can help stimulate collagen, which helps the skin to look fresh and plump.

3. Ghee

This face mask with ghee and honey was recently posted to @jivanaskincare’s Instagram by the founder of the Ayurvedic skincare line, Tracy Adkins. It just is a mix of raw honey — which has antimicrobial properties and tons of skin benefits — as well as ghee, which you may already cook with often. Just blend it together in your palm and wear it for 20 minutes or so for super hydrated and refreshed skin.

4. Honey

Another simple recipe that uses only two ingredients – honey and yogurt. This DIY honey mask recipe from Wedderspoon is easy to make and use. Yogurt is used often in food recipes to keep our meats tasting juicy and fresh and it does the same for our skin. Yogurt also contains lactic acid, which is useful for sloughing away those dead skin cells, and the honey itself is soothing, hydrating, and anti-bacterial. Or try our own DIY honey face mask!

5. Oatmeal

An easy and super-effective mask shared on Timeout is one that involves honey, olive oil, egg yolk, and oatmeal. These are standard household ingredients and are excellent for soothing irritated or tired skin. If you are prone to those red patches, try this one.

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