Homemade Face Mask Recipes To Restore That Youthful Glow

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My homemade face mask recipes are packed with lovely ingredients, they will leave your skin feeling soft, smooth, and help renew it on a cellular level. The combination of two high-performance clays, along with the allantoin powder are the real heroes of this first recipe.

a homemade face mask for glowing skin

I can’t help but invite the girls round for some wine and a face mask. That’s the beauty of this kind of regenerative recipe. Because they’re ‘treatments’ (something that isn’t part of your daily skincare routine) they’re a kind of fun ritual or event that you can share with others.

I’ve done plenty of research on the different ingredients I’ve included in my DIY face mask recipes, which I detail below.

About The Ingredients In My Face Mask Recipes

a DIY face mask with a nice creamy consistency

The Dry Ingredients

French Green Clay

Green Clay can help to remove all the built-up impurities from our skin. Although it’s suitable for all skin types it’s particularly good for aging skin as it can stimulate circulation to encourage new cell growth.

Green clay also has a tightening effect on the skin, making it feel fresher and more toned after using it, which is great for oily skin.

Rhassoul / Red Moroccan Clay

Rhassoul / Red Moroccan Clay is great for improving the skin’s suppleness. It’s suitable for all skin types including sensitive and dry skin, as it gently removes dirt from the pores whilst cleansing.

Recent research suggests that due to its unusual combination of minerals, Rhassoul clay holds some wonderfully unique healing properties that can clean and reduce puffiness without stripping the skin of its natural oils.

Allantoin Powder

Allantoin Powder is often included in various anti-aging products due to its ability to increase the renewal of dead skin cells whilst increasing moisture for dry skin.

Allantoin is second to none in soothing inflamed skin and helping to heal and repair damaged areas including eczema patches and rashes. 

Combining your dry ingredients and then transfer to a sterile container

The Liquid Ingredients

Green Tea Extract

Green tea extract is an excellent antioxidant, which helps to protect your skin from external environmental pollutions.

Along with being a great little anti-inflammatory, green tea can help stimulate skin cell renewal and reduce the signs of aging.  


Glycerine is a great humectant, which means that it will help retain moister in the skin. Its wonderful moisturizing properties will help prevent wrinkles, restores and heals damaged skin.

Rose Hydrosol

Rose hydrosol has a beautiful calming aroma It’s mild and gentle on the skin, yet it’s packed full of rejuvenating qualities making it perfect choice for dry, sensitive and mature skin.

Chamomile Hydrosol

Chamomile hydrosol is very soothing and is particularly good for aging or dry skin. It can help reduce red or puffiness from around the eyes.

Weigh the hydrosols out into your glass beaker

Important Note

Clay is extremely difficult to preserve so we’ve chosen to make this face mask recipe up as a two-stage set to be mixed as needed. However, the water part will still need a preservative if you plan on storing it for longer than a week.

If you plan on using all 4 applications immediately as a pamper session for you and your friends, no preservative is necessary. If you are giving this as a gift you may want to consider adding a small mixing bowl and application brush to make it extra special!

homemade face mask

Face Mask Recipe For Glowing Skin

Here's a homemade face mask that's packed with lovely ingredients, it will leave your skin feeling soft, smooth, and help renew it on a cellular level. The combination of two high-performance clays, along with the allantoin powder are the real heroes of this recipe.
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Total Time: 15 minutes
Difficulty Level: Easy
Yield (adjustable): 4 Applications
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Liquids ingredients

Video Guide


  • To make sure your equipment is sterile, give your containers and utensils a wipe around with rubbing alcohol. Bearing in mind you will need the container that’s going to be holding all the dry ingredients to be completely dry before adding them.
    Weigh the clays, place them into a small container and mix until they are well combined. Add the Allantoin and mix again before transferring into your prepared sterile jar.
    Combining your dry ingredients and then transfer to a sterile container
  • Weigh the hydrosols out into a beaker.
    Weigh the hydrosols out into your glass beaker
  • Add the glycerine.
    Add the glycerine
  • Add the green tea extract and stir until well combined.
    Add the green tea extract. Stir until well combined.
  • Mix in the preservative. Keep in mind that if you intend to use up all of the product immediately, you don’t need to add a preservative. I sometimes do this when I have friends round and we all want to try out the DIY face mask.
    Mix in the preservative.
  • Transfer to a clean glass/PET bottle or container.
    Transfer to a clean glass/PET bottle with a screw lid.


This homemade face mask recipe will last for 1 week without a preservative and 6 months with a preservative, but it must be stored in airtight containers
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How to use The Clay Facial Mask

For one application, take one tablespoon of the dry clay mix and mix it with a little of the liquid part until you have a nice creamy consistency.
  1. For one application, take one tablespoon of the dry clay mix and mix it with a little of the hydrosol/ tea water until you have a nice creamy consistency.
  2. Smooth over the face using a brush or the tips of your fingers, avoiding the eyes and mouth area. Leave to dry (usually around 15 minutes) 
  3. Once the masque has dried there isn’t much benefit to leaving it on any longer as its only active whilst it’s still moist. However, you can prolong it for a few minutes before rinsing, by giving the masque a quick spritz with the readymade hydrosol water in the recipe. I’ve added a little extra in the recipe above to allow for this. 
  4. Finally, rinse off with warm water, then pat dry with a clean towel.

Final Thoughts

So there we have it, a DIY face mask recipe that will not only leave your skin feeling soft and smooth, but also help renew your skin on a cellular level.

This is such a feel-good product. Even just applying it puts me in a relaxed mood. I just love to cut some little cucumber slices to go on my eyes. It feel like a little spa trip right in my own home.

When I compare this to the first clay face masks I made or the gel masks, I think this might be my new favorite. It’s just so simple to do, and the ingredients are readily available online or at your local beauty supply store.

Angela Wills

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SavvyHomemade is a true passion for me and my family, its where we've been busy sharing inspirational DIY craft ideas since 2008! With over 30 years of handcrafting and creative experience, the dream is that this information will make life a little easier for others whilst also doing a little towards protecting our planet. More About Angela Wills »

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