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5 DIY Face Masks For Every Skin Type & How To Make Them At Home

5 DIY Face Masks For Every Skin Type & How To Make Them At Home

If you’re anything like me, every single time I go to the drugstore or corner store, I throw a few face masks or sheet masks in my basket right before check out. There’s nothing better than a nice face mask for Self Care Sunday, am I right?  

Self care has become increasingly important while we are spending more time at home, and many have begun to focus on caring for themselves mentally and physically. A face mask is a great way to sit back, relax, and care for yourself and your skin with minimal effort. The only problem is, they’re somewhat expensive, and they’re usually only good for one use.  

So, if you are sick of spending money on face mask after face mask at the store, here are 5 super easy DIY face mask recipes using products you probably already have in the kitchen or pantry (this means you don’t even need to leave the house…you’re welcome).  

How To Make A Face Mask

For each of these custom face mask recipes, the directions are very straight forward. Simply mix all the ingredients together into a paste (there’s no harm in adding a bit more of one ingredient to create a thicker solution). Then, apply a thin layer to your skin using a brush or your fingers and relax for 10-15 minutes. Rinse the mask thoroughly from your face (I suggest using a gentle washcloth) and be sure to follow up with a moisturizer 

You’ll notice thatall ofthese recipes include an essential oil. While these are optional, I highly recommend essential oils for a multitude of skincare benefits. Learn all you need to know about essential oils for skin here. 

DIY Face Mask Recipes

Best Face MAsk For Acne-Prone Skin


  • 1 tsp honey 
  • 1 tsp aloe vera 
  • ½ tsp turmeric 
  • 2-3 drops tea tree oil  

If you are constantly fighting breakouts, oily skin, and acne, this is the best face mask for you. This DIY face mask recipe includes the natural anti-inflammatory, turmeric, as well as honey and aloe vera for soothing inflammation and irritation. Plus, aloe vera contains naturally occurring salicylic acid (MIND BLOWING…read all about salicylic acid here). These ingredients will help fight the bacteria that clogs pores and causes acne, and will absorb excess oil. This homemade face mask recipe also features my all-time favorite essential oil that fights acne—tea tree oil 

Best Face Mask For Aging Skin & Wrinkles 


  • 1 egg white 
  • 1 tsp oatmeal 
  • ½ tsp olive oil 
  • 2-3 drops rosehip oil 

Anti-aging skincare products are notoriously expensive (I’m talking into the hundreds), so a homemade DIY face mask is a must-have for anyone looking for anti-aging solutions. As we grow older, our body produces less and less collagen (read my post about collagen here), resulting in visible signs of aging like fine lines and wrinkles. This DIY face mask recipe will minimize the visibility of these signs without purchasing expensive products or using invasive procedures. The homemade face mask recipe includes egg whites, which help shrink pores and tighten skin. While oatmeal provides gentle exfoliation of dry/dead skin, buttermilk and olive oil soothe and rejuvenate your skin, resulting in a more youthful look. Also included in this homemade face mask is rosehip oil, which is a proven, natural way to boost elasticity in the skin! 

Best Face Mask For Sensitive Skin 


  • ¼ banana, mashed 
  • 1 tsp honey 
  • 1 tbs yogurt 
  • 2-3 drops lavender oil 

If you want to learn how to make a face mask, but are worried about your sensitive skin, this one is the best face mask for you! The simple ingredients in this DIY face mask will soothe sensitive skin, and bring out your natural glow without causing irritation. Yogurt is the best ingredient for a DIY face mask for sensitive skin because it is naturally soothing and contains proteins that are great for skin. This homemade face mask recipe also includes honey for soothing skin, banana for Vitamin A benefits (skin cell production), and lavender oil for calming effects. 

Best Face Mask For Oily Skin


  • 1 tbs yogurt 
  • 1/2 tsp lemon juice 
  • 1 tsp aloe vera 
  • 2-3 drops rosemary oil 

If you suffer from oily, shiny skin like I do, this is the best face mask for you. Many ingredients from your kitchen or pantry are natural oil absorbers, and will rejuvenate your skin for a natural glow. The ingredients for this DIY face mask include aloe vera, which we discussed naturally contains salicylic acid, the ultimate antidote for oily skin. The citric acid in lemon naturally helps control oil production, while yogurt soothes with moisture that won’t turn greasy.  Rosemary oil is a natural astringent, which balances out the skin’s oil content, controlling excessive oil production.  

Best Face Mask For dry Skin 


  • ¼ avocado, mashed 
  • 1 tbs sugar 
  • 1 tsp coconut oil 
  • 2-3 drops cedarwood oil 

    If you’re feeling like you’re in desperate need of an exfoliating facial for your dry skin, this is the best DIY face mask for you! It not only acts as a super-moisturizing mask, but when removing it, the sugar acts as an exfoliant, turning it into a scrub as well. Avocado is a SUPER moisturizer (my favorite ingredient for moisture), and will leave your dry skin nourished and smooth. Coconut oil will soothe your skin while also providing much-needed moisture, while cedarwood oil smoothes and nourishes! 

    Whatever your skin type, there is a face mask recipe for you! Even better, you can DIY these recipes using ingredients you probably already have at home! Happy DIY-ing! 

    About The Author

    Kari Emerson

    Kari Emerson is a NYC-based blogger and model. She is the writer and creator of The Important Things Blog, chronicling her experiences navigating life as a 20-something in New York City. Her goal is to help her readers attack “adulting” in a stylish and resourceful way.

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