While following a skin care routine religiously is of utmost importance, it is not enough. Combining DIY homemade face masks to your daily skin care regimen can make all the difference in rejuvenating your skin and reviving its natural glow.

You may not always have the time for luxurious facial treatments. That’s when DIY homemade face masks come to the rescue. Preparing face mask recipes at home is not only convenient and economical but also healthy and nutritious. Your skin loves natural ingredients just as much as your body. Therefore, it’s important that you pamper your skin with basic ingredients from your kitchen at least once a week. You don’t have to necessarily opt for elaborate recipes, a one-ingredient recipe can also do wonders to your skin.

To help you with DIY homemade face mask recipes, we’ve curated some of the most simple and effective natural treatments for clear, glowing skin.


1. Homemade Aloe vera face mask

Aloe vera mask

Step 1: Mix together one tablespoon aloe vera gel, two tablespoons milk cream and a pinch of turmeric

Step 2: Apply the mixture evenly on your face and neck

Step 3: Let the mixture rest on your face for about 30 minutes

Step 4: Rinse with lukewarm water

Benefits: Aloe gel has anti-inflammatory and antibacterial agents (1) that help improve your skin texture. Its antibacterial properties remove bacteria from the skin thereby reducing the risk of dark spots. From treating acne and sunburns to eczema and psoriasis, this DIY homemade face mask is a wonder treatment you didn’t know your skin needed. It’s always a great idea to use skin care products infused with aloe vera gel to soothe and calm your skin and prevent it from environmental damage.


2. Honey and egg mask

Honey and egg mask

Step 1: Take four teaspoons milk and make it warm

Step 2: Mix the milk with two teaspoons honey

Step 3: Now, grab a cotton ball and apply the mixture on your face with it while it is still warm

Step 4: Let your skin soak in the mixture for about 10 minutes

Step 5: Wait for 20 more minutes before you wash off with lukewarm water

Step 6: Lastly, rinse your face with cold water

Benefits: The benefits of using honey on your face are more than you can even imagine. Being naturally antibacterial, honey helps cure and prevent acne (2). It is rich in antioxidants which means it also helps slow down the ageing process. And lastly, its moisturizing and soothing properties is sure to leave you with a healthy glow. Eggs on the other, help improve the skin texture, be it dry or oily. Egg whites contain albumin, a form of protein that helps remove excess oil and tighten pores while egg yolks are rich in fatty acids that help moisturize the skin. This DIY homemade face mask is apt for all those with dry and oily skin.


3. Gram flour (besan) mask

Gram flour (besan) mask

Step 1: Mix two tablespoons besan with one tablespoon milk cream and one teaspoon lemon juice

Step 2: Add some water to make the consistency of the paste smooth

Step 3: Apply the mixture evenly on your face and neck

Step 4: Let the paste sit on your face for 15-20 minutes

Step 5: Wash off with cool water

Benefits: Using besan on face is an age-old remedy that has proved to work wonders for anyone who desires spotless, glowing skin. This common ingredient can be easily found in your kitchen shelf and is often used as a facial exfoliant. From exfoliating dead skin and treating acne to removing tan and reducing oiliness, a DIY homemade face mask infused with besan is one of the most effective natural remedies that helps you achieve soft, smooth and flaunt-worthy skin.


4. Turmeric mask

Turmeric mask

Step 1: Mix together half teaspoon turmeric powder and one teaspoon baking powder

Step 2: Add one to two teaspoons rose water and mix until you get a smooth paste

Step 3: Apply the pack on your face and leave it on for 5 minutes

Step 4: Wet your fingertips and give yourself a gentle facial massage using small circular motions. Massage for 5 minutes to remove dead skin

Step 5: First rinse with lukewarm water and follow it up with cool water

Benefits: Turmeric contains anti-inflammatory properties and antioxidants that help provide glow and luster to the skin. Pampering your facial skin with a turmeric-infused DIY homemade face mask can help revive your skin thereby bringing out its natural glow. And that’s not all! Turmeric helps treat acne, psoriasis (3) and has healing properties too.


5. Avocado mask

Avocado mask

Step 1: Peel one ripe avocado and remove the seed

Step 2: Mash the pulp well in order to make it free of lumps

Step 3: Add one tablespoon honey to the avocado pulp and mix well

Step 4: Apply the paste all over your face and let it sit for 10-15 minutes

Step 5: Rinse with lukewarm water

Benefits: Avocado is loaded with vitamins A, D and E and omega-3 fatty acids (4) that help nourish and moisturize the skin. An avocado-infused DIY homemade face mask can help treat many skin concerns such as sunburns, early signs of ageing and acne. Use this pack once a week for acne-free and spotless skin.


6. Cucumber mask

Cucumber mask

Step 1: Grate one cucumber and blend it into a paste

Step 2: Apply the paste all over your face

Step 3: Let the paste sit on your face for 15 minutes

Step 4: Rinse with cool water and pat your skin dry

Step 5: Finish off with a moisturizer

Benefits: Cucumber is rich in Vitamin C, K, manganese and beta-carotene which ensures healthy skin. Even your parlor lady places cucumber slices on your eyes during a facial treatment. That’s because the cooling properties of cucumber help make your skin look fresher, healthier and more youthful. The water content in cucumber helps hydrate dull skin and can be an easy substitute for any facial cream. Using a cucumber-infused DIY homemade face mask can help treat sunburn, rashes, dark circles and puffy eyes.


7. Yogurt mask

Yoghurt mask

Step 1: Take half cup sour yoghurt and mix it with one teaspoon lemon or orange juice

Step 2: Mix well and apply the paste all over your face

Step 3: Let the mixture sit on your face for 15-20 minutes

Step 4: Wash off with lukewarm water and then immediately splash cool water in order to tighten the pores

Benefits: Did you know? A tasty ingredient from your fridge can help you flaunt flawless skin. Yes, applying a yoghurt-infused DIY homemade face mask twice or thrice a week can leave you with soft, supple skin. Yoghurt helps moisturize your skin, fights acne, soothes sunburns, reduces discolouration and prevents premature ageing.


8. Multani mitti (Fuller’s Earth) mask

Multani mitti (Fuller’s Earth) mask

Step 1: Mix together two tablespoons multani mitti, one tablespoon tomato juice and a pinch of sandalwood and turmeric powder each

Step 2: Add some water to the mixture to make a smooth paste

Step 3: Apply the paste on your face and neck evenly

Step 4: Wash off after 10-15 minutes with lukewarm water

Benefits: The oil-absorbing properties of multani mitti is what makes it one of the most effective DIY homemade face masks to reduce acne and speed up the healing process. It cleanses and purifies skin by removing oil, dirt, and impurities and sloughs away dead skin cells. And that’s not all! Applying multani mitti on a regular basis helps boost circulation and improve the overall skin health.