DIY At-Home Face Masks for Every Skin Type


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Ever find yourself in an emergency skin care sitch where you have no sheet masks on hand? No need for tears, doll! You can still nourish your skin ’cause most of these DIY masks are made with ingredients that you can easily find at home. Just mix in a bowl, apply, and rinse after several minutes!

For Dry Skin

Avocado, aloe vera, and olive oil

  • Half an avocado, mashed
  • 1 teaspoon aloe vera
  • 1 teaspoon olive oil

Mash an avocado with a fork then mix with aloe vera and olive oil until it forms a consistent paste.

Avocados have lots of vitamin E which prevents inflammation and is a powerful antioxidant; aloe vera gel has cooling, healing, and hydrating properties; and olive oil is an intense moisturizer. These three ingredients are the best dry skin fighters. They’re totally safe to use on flaky eczema flareups.

Coconut oil, honey, and yogurt

  • 1 tablespoon coconut oil
  • 1 tablespoon honey
  • 1 tablespoon plain yogurt

Heat the coconut oil in the microwave to liquify it. Then, mix all ingredients in a bowl and apply all over the face.

Coconut oil is an excellent moisturizer that is also antibacterial and anti-fungal; honey moisturizes and prevents premature aging; yogurt contains B vitamins that keep the skin hydrated and fight free radicals. This powerful trifecta makes sure your skin is plump with hydration and moisture.

For Oily and Acne-prone Skin

Egg, oat, and honey

  • 1 egg white
  • 1 teaspoon honey
  • 1 tablespoon ground oatmeal

Whisk the egg whites and honey until frothy, then mix and stir the oats in until it creates a paste.

The egg whites are great at toning the skin and tightening pores; oats are gentle exfoliants that also soak up oil, and honey nourishes your skin and has antibacterial properties. Together, these three add moisture to the skin while improving its appearance and keeping oil at bay.

Banana, honey, and lemon

  • 1 banana, mashed
  • 1 tablespoon honey
  • 1 table spoon lemon juice

Mash the banana, then mix in the honey and lemon juice. Stir the mixture until it forms a clump-free paste.

Bananas are packed with vitamins A,B, and E and a mineral called potassium that fights blemishes; honey helps prevent the formation of acne; lemon juice is an astringent that helps control oil production. This mask is best suited for people with acne-prone skin, just make sure your pimples aren’t popped when you apply this mask.

For Normal Skin

Apple and honey

  • 1 apple, grated or pureed
  • 2 tablespoons honey

Chop up an apple to remove its core and seeds, then grate or blend it. Mix in some honey and chill in the fridge for about 10 minutes before applying to the skin.

Apples are packed with vitamins A and C that remove dead skin cells and leave you with glowy skin. Honey removes dirt and prevents the growth of bacteria on the skin. This mask is great for people who want a natural weekly cleansing mask.

Cucumber, milk, honey, brown sugar

  • Half a cucumber, pureed
  • 1/4 cup milk
  • 1 tablespoon honey
  • 1 tablespoon brown sugar

Puree the cucumber in a blender, then stir in the other ingredients.

Cucumbers cool the skin and reduce redness; milk contains lactic acid that gently removes dull skin; honey acts as a moisturizer; and brown sugar adds a bit of texture for exfoliation. These ingredients make your skin softer and smoother.

For Sensitive Skin

Yogurt, honey, cocoa powder

  • 1 teaspoon plain yogurt
  • 1 teaspoon honey
  • 1 teaspoon cocoa powder

Mix all the ingredients in one bowl and apply to the face.

Yogurt is full of probiotics and lactic acid that brightens and nourishes the skin; honey moisturizes and soothes sensitive areas; cocoa powder is rich in antioxidants called flavonols which fight free radicals and keep your skin looking youthful. This super sweet mask is not abrasive and is made with ingredients that calms irritation and reduces redness.

Oatmeal, honey, and yogurt

  • 1/3 cup instant oatmeal
  • 1/2 cup hot water
  • 1 tablespoon honey
  • 1 or 2 teaspoons of plain, unsweetened yogurt

Mix the oatmeal and water until it becomes fluffy, then add the rest of the ingredients and mix.

Oatmeal reduces itching and inflammation; honey has antibacterial and anti-aging properties; yogurt fights aging and brightens skin. These three work well for those with dry and irritated skin as the mixture sloughs off dead skin cells to reveal brighter, softer, and moisturized skin.

For Combination Skin

Determine what your skin type combo is then multi-mask! Multi-masking addresses multiple skin concerns in one go, because you only put a specific recipe on designated parts of your face. Make several of these recipes depending on your skin types, and apply the appropriate mask on each part of your face. Each mask is formulated for a special skin type, so if you get an oily T-zone but have super dry cheeks, it’s not advisable to use oil-based ingredients on oily parts of your face. Instead, use a honey base on your oily spots, and oil on your dry areas.

Tried any of these out? Let us know by tagging us on Instagram! Use #bookyapp to tag us and let us see your glowing and beautiful skin!

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