7 Homemade Face Masks for Different Skin Conditions

Establishing the right skincare routine is crucial to keeping your skin healthy. This involves cleansing, exfoliating, and properly moisturizing your skin. You can hydrate your skin with different creams and moisturizers, but you can also try face masks. Especially those that are homemade, with those you-probably-have-them-at-home ingredients. Don’t know how to mix them? Check out these super easy recipes for different skin concerns. 

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For Acne Prone Skin: Try Banana, Baking Soda, and Turmeric  

Ingredients: 

  • 1 mashed banana 
  • ½ teaspoon baking soda
  • ½ teaspoon turmeric powder

This mask is perfect for people with mild acne problems. Bananas are full of vitamin A which promotes skin turnover and helps pores to stay clean. Baking soda will absorb the excess oil, while turmeric power will fight any bacteria that might have appeared on your skin. 

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For Dry Skin: Try Avocado, Yogurt, Olive Oil, and Honey

Ingredients: 

  • 1 avocado
  • 2 tablespoons plain yogurt
  • 1 tablespoon olive oil
  • 1 tablespoon honey

 

The omega fatty acids in both avocado and olive oil will help heal cracked dry skin. Thanks to honey and yogurt your skin will feel soft and extra hydrated after removing this mask. 

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For Dull Skin: Try Papaya, Egg White, and Honey

Ingredients:

  • ½ cup mashed papaya
  • 1 teaspoon honey
  • 1 whipped egg white

Papaya is known for its natural exfoliators that will make your skin glow again. All those dead skin cells will be off after removing the mask. Honey and egg white will bind the mask and make your skin hydrated. 

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For Sensitive Skin: Try Yogurt, Cocoa Powder, and Honey

Ingredients: 

  • 1 tablespoon yogurt
  • 1 teaspoon honey 
  • 1 teaspoon cocoa powder

People with sensitive skin will love how their skin feels after a yogurt mask. That said, yogurt will soothe sensitive skin due to the probiotics it contains. Honey will tighten the skin, while the flavanols from cocoa powder will calm down irritated skin. 

For Oily Skin: Try Oatmeal, Egg, and Lemon Juice

Ingredients: 

  • ½ cup of oatmeals, cooked and cooled
  • 1 egg
  • 1 tablespoon lemon juice

It is well known that lemon juice is perfect for removing excess oil on the skin as well as all dead skin cells. On the other hand, oatmeal will soothe the skin after that ‘lemon cleansing’. The egg is here to bind the mask but to hydrate the skin as well.

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For Blemished Skin: Try Butternut Squash, Honey, and Tea Tree Oil

Ingredients: 

  • 1 butternut squash, mashed or pureed 
  • 1 tablespoon honey
  • 2 drops of tea tree oil

If you want a mask that will boost collagen production, then you need to find butternut squash in your local market. While it will be great for a collagen boost, tea tree oil fights blemishes, and honey brightens your skin. The result? Perfectly glowing and even skin complexion. 


Facial Masks Do’s and Don’ts

Here are a few do’s and don’ts about homemade face masks that you should know before applying them to your face. 


Do’s

  • Let the ingredients penetrate the skin by leaving masks for 10 to 30 minutes. 
  • Wash the face with a gentle cleanser before applying the mask. This helps ingredients penetrate better into the skin. 
  • Apply a moisturizer after washing off the mask.
  • Choose a mask according to your skin condition. 

Don’ts

  • Don’t use masks if your skin is extremely sensitive or prone to allergies. 
  • Don’t overuse masks. Apply once or twice a week.
  • Don’t scrub your face after removing the mask, because this can cause irritation.