Whether your face is oily, dry, acne-prone, aged, or even already perfect—anyone can benefit from a great, all-natural face mask to boost their complexion. Good news is you don’t have to break the bank or go too far out of your way for healthier skin. In fact, you can craft an all-natural face mask with home products that will benefit more than just one way. Try these easy recipes using all organic ingredients to make your masks 100% organic and all-natural.
Sunburn Skin Repair Face Mask
Main ingredients: aloe vera, coconut oil
This mask combines two of nature’s finest skin boosters: aloe vera and coconut oil. Mix a good amount of both together and apply it directly to sunburns or use it as a mask to cover your full face. With aloe vera’s ability to fight sunburn damage and bacteria, it can soothe and heal the skin through its anti-inflammatory properties. The coconut oil can then add a sheen to any dry, flakey skin for deep moisturization, by strengthening the epidermal tissue and healing from the inside out. So the next time your skin is red, burnt and peeling from too much sun exposure, the aloe vera mixed with coconut oil mask can bring your face back to full health. Coconut oil also contains small amounts of natural SPF, so you can use the mask on a regular basis to prevent future sunburns and boost the antioxidant levels in your tissues for not just a healthier face, but also a stronger one that can avoid damage.
Sea Salt Essential Oil Exfoliator
Main ingredients: sea salt, tea tree oil, argan oil, almond oil
More of a facial scrub than a mask, this mixes the pure exfoliation power of sea salt with essential oils for a renewing skincare routine. You can mix any number of essential oils you’d like with the scrub but some that we recommend are tea tree, argan, and almond oils. Tea tree oil will help clear acne and reduce skin inflammation, while the argan oil packs power vitamins (A & E), antioxidants, and fatty acids to keep your face moisturized during and after the mask. Finally, almond oil adds a wonderful aroma and antiviral properties that will destroy harmful bacteria. Combine one to two teaspoons of sea salt with an added drop or two each of the essential oils and then mix together. Then, apply to your face to cover the entire area and scrub gently. If you don’t find the mixture potent enough, you can add more essential oil as desired. The sea salt boasts a huge amount of magnesium, sodium, calcium and potassium
—all the same nutrients found in our skin. So naturally, it can strengthen the skin and restore it to its peak form. If you struggle with your face either being too oil or dry, the sea salt will return the oil production to normal and turn dryness into moisture.
Ultra Moisturizing Raw Honey Face Mask
Main ingredients: raw honey
This is a simple face mask with tons of healing properties and ultimate moisture. Warm up just a half teaspoon of raw honey and spread it onto your face, letting it sit for ten minutes before rinsing. The raw honey is a terrific natural source for enzymes, vitamins and skin-strengthening acids. It will rid your skin of disease-causing microorganisms, boost healing wounds, combat allergens and lower the visible effects of scars. Make sure to buy honey that is clearly labels as raw! The color will be solid and crystallized, which occurs naturally in raw honey. Conventionally processed honey loses its nutritional and healing value, while raw honey maintains all of the benefits and is unpasteurized. The raw honey face mask is great when you don’t have the time or energy to put together a more complex face mask at home. Chronic dry skin will be a thing of the past!
The Anti-Aging Acne Killer
Main ingredients: avocado, apple cider vinegar
It sounds like a strange combination, but avocado and apple cider vinegar both can do wonders for your skin. To make the mask, mash avocado in a small bowl to a creamy texture as you mix in a few teaspoons of apple cider vinegar. Add enough of the mixture to cover your face and then let it sit for ten to fifteen minutes after applied. The avocado acts as a natural moisturizer full of vitamins A, D and E, which will seep into your face and heal deeply. It can boost collagen (protein in connective tissues) levels and act as an anti-inflammatory for irritated skin, returning any of your dryness or itchiness back to a healthy glow. Apple cider vinegar
is the stronger punch of the two as an acne fighter. It can destroy harmful bacteria underneath the skin, reduce gut-centered skin issues, dissolve dead skin cells, and reducing acne scarring. With the two together, this mask will make your skin younger, brighter and prove stronger against future breakouts.