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There isn’t much that a good face mask can’t fix. They help to relieve bad skin days and stressful moments while serving as the best self-care tool for any setting from holiday events to low-key date nights.

If you don’t have time to make it to the spa for a facial, you can save time, money, and heartache for your skin with DIY face masks. All you need to do is walk into the kitchen and pull out your recipe essentials. Then mash them together in a bowl and apply to your skin for the most naturally beautiful mask moment.

Are you wondering which DIY face mask is made for your skin type? Read on for a few tips.

Oily Skin

Egg white, cucumber, and mint mask

Egg whites are the top ingredient in many DIY face masks, and we definitely understand why. This superfood has plenty of vitamins and proteins to absorb excess oils and tighten your skin, while mint contains salicylic acid to clear pores and prevent stress breakouts. And then there’s Vitamin C, with a range of clarifying, clearing, and firming abilities that are made to add “oomph” to your oily skin.

This particular DIY face mask gained popularity back in 2020 during quarantine, as “maskne” became more prevalent, and people leaned more on natural beauty treatments as salons temporarily closed. Two years later, it still works wonders for those with skin on the oilier side.

We’d recommend stocking up on egg whites, cucumbers, and mint to show all your friends at your next spa night!

  1. Put 1 egg white into a bowl
  2. Add ½ cucumber and 4-5 mint leaves
  3. Mix and stir ingredients until smooth.
  4. Refrigerate mask for 10 minutes
  5. Apply mask to clean, dry skin for 15 minutes
  6. Rinse with both warm and cold water

Dry Skin

Avocado, honey, and cocoa powder mask

Avocados aren’t just the best snack ever. They also make you the snack. This totally edible mask contains avocado to nourish and hydrate your dry skin, along with honey and cocoa powder to soothe inflammation and treat acne without further drying out your pores.

Many with a dry complexion struggle to treat all their skin issues, such as blemishes or hyperpigmentation, without using harsh ingredients. These can suck much-needed moisture from the skin, creating a whole new range of pesky complexion problems.

The best part about a DIY face mask is the 100% all-natural ingredients that are always nourishing and never drying. You’ll receive a boost of radiance, hydration, and healthy skin with this beauty treatment!

  1. Mash one-quarter of an avocado in a bowl.
  2. Add in one tablespoon of cocoa powder and one tablespoon of honey,
  3. Mix and stir ingredients until smooth.
  4. Apply mask to clean, dry skin for 10-15 minutes
  5. Wash the mask off with warm water, and moisturize afterward

Combination Skin

Banana, honey, and oatmeal mask

Combination skin is exactly what it sounds like…a mix of both dry and oily spots across your face that often make choosing a face mask all the more difficult. How can you hydrate your dry chin area without overwhelming your forehead with moisture and causing blemishes?

Will applying salicylic acid for acne cause the dryer sections of your face to become irritated? The answer is a resounding “no” when you use this popular DIY face mask recipe for combination skin.

This mask is basically a breakfast treat for your face. It contains bananas to hydrate and nourish pores, honey for antibacterial and anti-inflammatory properties, and oatmeal to soak up excess oil from the skin’s surface.

A great application tip? Try to rub the oatmeal specifically on the more oily parts of your face, like the cheeks or forehead, for the best results.

  1. Mash the banana into a bowl.
  2. Pour in honey and oatmeal, and stir until you get a paste consistency
  3. Apply mask to clean, dry skin for 10-15 minutes
  4. Remove mask with warm water, and then rinse with cold water

Sensitive Skin

Yogurt, honey, and cocoa powder mask

DIY face masks were made for people with sensitive skin. The natural ingredients won’t irritate your face, and they’re way cheaper than buying a sheet mask only to discover that it’s not a match.

Yogurt is the key ingredient for this particular recipe, as it contains soothing proteins and probiotics to gently soften your skin and reduce inflammation.

And then there’s honey, the natural cleanser that deep cleans your pores and nourishes skin without causing irritation. Just try this DIY face mask, and you’ll never go back to store-bought sheet masks again!

  1. Put the yogurt into a bowl
  2. Pour in honey and cocoa powder and stir until smooth
  3. Apply mask to clean, dry skin for 10-15 minutes
  4. Remove mask with warm water and rinse