Weekend To-Do: These DIY Face Masks Will Transform Your Skin

It’s not a surprising fact that here at The Everygirl, we are huge fans of face masks. (Call us mask connoisseurs, if you will.) We talk about them all the time, but can you really blame us? Doing a face mask can prep your skin for a long week ahead or can be the perfect way to unwind after a stressful day.

A face mask can really make you feel like you have your whole life together, or at least allows you to pretend for those precious 15-20 minutes. No seriously, they can solve all your problems, right? You missed a work deadline? Do a face mask. Your rent is due soon? Do a face mask. Your boyfriend just broke up with you? Do a face mask! You get the point.

We know it is not always in the budget to run to Ulta and grab the latest Instagram-obsessed face mask — but self-care doesn’t have to break the bank. You already probably have most, if not all, of the ingredients in your kitchen to make your own face mask. Not only can you save money, but by working with your own ingredients you know everything you are putting on your skin is safe and natural. Did you know that in the U.S. the FDA only bans 11 out of the 1,320 ingredients banned in Europe commonly used in skincare? Yikes. Skip the harmful chemicals, and head to your pantry instead.

 Today, we are sharing how to make your own face mask at home to treat common skin problems:

 

1. Probiotic Turmeric Honey Face Mask

This mask will help to reduce inflammation on the skin. We’ve talked about the miracle that is honey for your skin before. It’s natural, healing properties will help to even out skin tone and soothe texture, and will give your skin that natural, glowing boost you’re looking for. Turmeric will help to combat pigmentation while the yogurt will lift away the dull surface cells to leave the skin looking replenished.

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2. Avocado, Yogurt, & Honey Face Mask

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If you are still recovering from the harsh winter, this mask is great for hydrating dull skin. You probably already know that eating avocado can do great things for your skin, but using it on your skin as an actual treatment does wonders as well. Avocados are full of vitamins, antioxidants, and fatty acids that are excellent for moisturizing the skin. The outermost layer of skin can easily absorb the nutrients in avocados, which will give it the healthy boost it needs.

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3. Exfoliating Face Mask

Exfoliating your skin a couple times a week is vital to your glow — it removes the dead cells, leaving the skin fresh and glowy. To get the most out of this mask, apply the mixture in small, circular motions, allow the mask to dry for 10-15 minutes, then rinse the mask off. The baking soda will be key to removing the dead surface cells. Honey and vitamin E oil will work to hydrate and replenish the skin.

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4. Coconut Oil Face Mask for Acne-Prone Skin

Coconut oil can serve so many purposes throughout you beauty routine. It can be used as a makeup remover, an oil cleanser, a body lotion, and so much more. Use it in your homemade mask recipe to help combat acne. Coconut oil and tea tree oil are full of antibacterial and anti-fungal properties to kill off bacteria that causes acne.

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5. Brightening Pumpkin Face Mask

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If you’ve been wanting to try the Insta-famous Summer Fridays mask but don’t want to break the bank to get luminous skin, try making it at home with pumpkin! Pumpkin is full of fruit enzymes that smooth and brighten skin. Pumpkin is also great for boosting collagen production, leaving skin looking more youthful.

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6. Avocado & Mango Face Mask

All of the ingredients in this mask are going to be super effective in hydrating, softening, and restoring skin tone and elasticity. Since this mixture is not too harsh on the skin, you can use it often without drying out your skin. This mask is great for aiding in common skin problems such as inflammation, blemish scars, and dry skin. 

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What are some of your favorite homemade face mask recipes? Let us know in the comments!