5 DIY Face Masks you can make in your home

Please remember to do a patch test before trying out any of these masks. Try it out on your arm first and see how your skin reacts to it. If any itchiness, redness, or swelling occurs please do not put it on your face.

Also, if you know you are allergic to any of these ingredients do not use them.

Lemon, cucumber, aloe vera

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My favorite face mask has to be the Aztec Clay Mask from Amazon or Moroccan Ghasool. They are both effective face masks. But I also like to use masks I make at home with items and ingredients that are right in my pantry.

Before applying any of these masks, make sure your face is clean. Use a facial steamer on your face before applying any masks to open up pores. An alternative to steaming is to lay a wet, warm washcloth over your face for the same effect you would get from steaming your face. After rinsing off the masks with warm water, wash your face with cold water to close up the pores. Make sure to moisturize your skin afterward. I like using vaseline.

  1. Rose Water Face Mask
  2. Turmeric Face Mask
  3. Alternate Turmeric Face Mask
  4. Honey Face Mask
  5. Rice Water Face Mask/Toner

1. Rose Water face mask

Benefits: Leaves face glowing.

Skin Type: For all skin types.


  • 2 teaspoons of cornstarch
  • 1 teaspoon of rose water or plain water
  • 1 teaspoon of milk


Mix ingredients and apply to face. Leave it on for 20 minutes before washing. Do not wash it off immediately. Massage mixture into face and then wash with warm water. Rinse with cold water.

2. Turmeric Face mask

Benefits: Gets rid of acne and reduces hyperpigmentation.


  • 1 teaspoon of turmeric
  • 1 teaspoon of plain yogurt

Instructions: Combine ingredients and leave on face for 30 minutes before removing the mask with warm water. Rinse with cold water. Use two times a week.

Image by Nirmal Sarkar from Pixabay

3. Alternate Turmeric Mask

Benefits: Brightens face, helps reduce acne scarring.


  • 2 teaspoons of flour
  • Half a teaspoon of turmeric
  • 2 teaspoons of water

Instructions: Mix ingredients well. Apply to face and leave for 15 minutes. Wash with warm then cold water.

Sidenote: Turmeric can stain your face temporarily turning it yellow or giving it a yellow tinge. But it should fade.

4. Honey face mask

Benefits: Hydrate the skin


Instructions: Apply the mask, leave on for 15 minutes. Wash off with warm water then rinse with cold water. You can add a teaspoon of lemon juice if you have oily skin. Or two teaspoons of honey instead of one if you have dry skin.

Please avoid your eyes when using honey and lemon as they can both sting your eyes. And if you’re planning on going out after using this mask with lemon please remember to limit sun exposure. And use a broad-spectrum sunscreen, as lemon can make your skin photosensitive.

Image by Дарья Яковлева from Pixabay

5. Rice Mask/Toner

Benefits: Brightens face, closes pores.


  • Approximately half a cup of water (Depending on the bottle you are using to store the rice water)
  • Approximately a tablespoon of rice

Instructions: Wash a tablespoon of rice. Then leave the rice in a small bottle full of water for the entire day. Every night before sleeping use it as a toner. Leave in the fridge for use between 3-5 days and then toss out.

Don’t use any of these DIY masks a day before an important event as you don’t know how your skin will react. A great rule of thumb for any beauty products is don’t use them on or just a few days before an important event. You need to know how things react to your skin.

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