Natural Face Masks From Your Kitchen

sSimple yet effective recipes using ingredients you may already have in your kitchen.”

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My natural face masks are simple yet effective recipes using ingredients you may already have in your kitchen. I cover all skin types and you can add almost any kind of essential oil to any of the recipes.

natural face masks

My favorite recipe will always be the regenerative face mask recipe for glowing skin, but here we will be focusing on making face masks using everyday ingredients, followed by some essential oil face masks and finally some steam face masks. There’s a lot of natural face masks on this page I’m sure you will like some of them!

Tip. If you have problem skin buy some Vitamin E capsules and add a few drops of Vitamin E oil to each of these treatments for an extra healing boost.

Face Masks for Dry Skin

Honey Face Mask

What you will need:

  • 1 egg yolk
  • 1 tablespoon Olive Oil, warmed slightly
  • 1 tablespoon honey, warmed slightly

Method:

  1. Mix ingredients thoroughly.
  2. Apply to face and neck.
  3. Wait for it to dry, then rinse off using warm (not hot) water.
  4. Pat dry – never rub.
Honey Face Mask

Honey and Apricot Face Mask

The honey in this natural face mask recipe will help to heal irritated and dry skin, the almonds will leave your face feeling soft and smooth and the fruit will refine coarse skin.

What you will need:

  • 2 ripe apricots (or 1 ripe peach)
  • 2 tablespoons runny honey
  • 2 heaped tablespoons ground almonds

Method:

  1. Take the apricots (or peach), peel them, remove the stone and mash them.
  2. After draining away the juices, mix the mashed fruit with honey and almonds.
  3. Massage the mask into clean skin, keeping away from eyes.
  4. Remove the mask after about 25 mins by rinsing with warm water or a lavatera/ chamomile flower infusion.

Face Masks for Oily Skin

Oatmeal Face Mask

Oatmeal Face Mask
  1. Use a food processor, blender, or coffee grinder to make oat flour out of 1/4 cup regular oatmeal.
  2. Make a paste with a little warm milk, egg white, honey, or just plain water.
  3. Apply to skin, massaging gently for 2-5 minutes.
  4. Allow to dry and rinse off with cool water.

Grape Face Mask

This natural face mask has tonic, astringent properties and will tighten your skin as well as leaving your face feeling moisturised and nourished.

What you will need:

  • 1 egg white
  • 1 handful seedless white grapes (or 1 large ripe pear)
  • Juice of half a lemon
  • 1 teaspoon bran
  • 18 fl oz (500ml) mineral water
  • 10 drops witch hazel

Method:

  1. Take the egg white and beat until it soft white peaks form.
  2. Peel the grapes (or pear) and mash them. Drain away the juices.
  3. Mix the egg white with the lemon juice, bran and the mashed fruit. The blend should be light and fluffy.
  4. Massage the mask into clean skin, keeping away from eyes.
  5. Pay extra attention to the nose, chin and forehead.
  6. Remove the mask after about 15 mins by rinsing with a mixture of the mineral water and witch hazel.

Grapefruit Face Mask

What you will need:

  • 1/2 large grapefruit, peeled
  • 1/2 cored and unpeeled apple
  • 1 egg white
  • 30 seedless grapes
  • 2 tablespoons fresh lemon juice

Method:

  1. Combine ingredients in a blender or food processor.
  2. Apply the mask to your face and let it work for about 15 minutes.
  3. Rinse with warm water (not hot) and pat dry.

Face Masks for Normal Skin

Strawberry and Mint Face Mask

This natural face masks contains lots of vitamin E and are full of moisture, they also have a lovely aroma.

What you will need:

  • 5 – 6 ripe strawberries
  • 1 handful spearmint leaves
  • 1 teaspoon Wheat Germ Oil
  • 1 teaspoon orange juice

Method:

  1. Take the strawberries and spearmint leaves and liquidise them.
  2. Then add the wheatgerm oil and orange juice.
  3. Massage the mask into clean skin, spreading evenly.
  4. Put two slices of cucumber over eyelids.
  5. Remove the mask after about 25 mins by rinsing with warm water or a lime tree leaf infusion.

Fruity Face Masks

Banana Facial Mask

Fresh fruit contains great natural astringent qualities and it’s a great way to use up any extra bits of fruit you may have.

These natural face masks are very quick and easy, made from store cupboard ingredients that can be adapted to suit any skin type.

Fruity Face Masks

What you will need for your skin type:
4 tablespoons of heavy cream (for dry or normal skin)
Or
1 egg white (for oily skin)

Then choose one of the following:

  • 1 apricot
  • 3 strawberries
  • 1/4 peach or nectarine
  • 1 small cube of melon (about 1 inch square)

Method:

  1. Whip the cream until it’s thick enough to stand up in peeks, or beat the egg until it begins to froth.
  2. Mash the fruit into a puree (you will need to peel the apricot, peach or nectarine first).
  3. Mix the fruit with the cream/yogurt.
  4. Smooth the cream over your face and neck, leave for 20 minutes then rinse off with warm water.

Banana Face Mask

Bananas have a thick and creamy texture and when used in a facial mask, it will enrich your skin and leave it feeling clean, soft and nourished.
All you will need for this face mask is:

  • 1/2 a banana
  • 1 teaspoon of honey
  • 1 tablespoon of yogurt if you have oily skin or 1 tablespoon of heavy cream for dry to normal skin.

Method:

  1. Peel and then mash the banana, then mix in the honey, yogurt/cream until nice and smooth.
  2. Smooth the mixture over your face and neck, leave for 20 minutes then rinse off with warm water.

Note:
Fruit can have a tendency to lose its goodness once it has been peeled or mashed, so you really do have to use these natural facial masks immediately.

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Angela Wills

Hi, I'm Angela, and I make most of the homemade things here at Savvy Homemade. I’m fearlessly dedicated to creating tried, tested recipes & products that will work for everyone. I'm an experienced soap maker, skincare formulator, author, busy Mom of 3, and recently a Grandma! Welcome to SavvyHomemade, it's my true passion.

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