Top 7 Best Homemade Face Masks for Glowing Skin

Written by Sierra Hamilton | Reviewed by Linda Simko Last Updated: March 16, 2024

Everyone deserves a spa day; it’s that Sunday afternoon where you sit back and tend to the beauty needs that easily get overlooked during the week. If a professional spa day isn’t in the budget, don’t worry. This article discusses the best homemade face masks, listed by skin type. So, you can find a face mask that keeps your skin glowing and your wallet full.

 7 Best Homemade Face Masks to Consider

1: Banana Face Mask

a sliced banana in its peel

If your dry skin is in serious need of refreshment and hydration, give this mask a try. Bananas are a powerhouse fruit with high levels of potassium and other vitamins, such as A, B, C, and most importantly, E. Vitamin E is your greatest ally in the fight against free radicals and aging.

This mask is also incredibly inexpensive since most of the ingredients are probably already in your kitchen. For this recipe, combine two tablespoons of honey with a ¼ cup of plain yogurt and a banana. Even if the face mask doesn’t do anything for you, you’ve at least created a delicious snack.

2: Egg Face Masks

a broken egg on a white surface

This is another favorite among DIYers seeking hydrating homemade face masks. Eggs are an excellent source of nutrition for your body, internally and externally. The proteins and collagens in egg whites are essential ingredients that can improve skin tone and elasticity, and can hydrate every pore of your face.

This mask can also be a great remedy for wrinkles. Collagen fills in developing wrinkles, temporarily giving your face a younger appearance.

Once again, you can find most of the materials necessary for this mask in your kitchen. For a simple mask, combine one teaspoon honey with an egg white. When you mix these ingredients together, it should create a frothy liquid that hardens into a mask.

3: Oatmeal Face Masks

cranberry oatmeal in a bowl

Oatmeal masks are excellent for the dry and normal skin. The benefits of these homemade face masks are long; oats contain vitamins essential for healthy skin, such as B1-3 and folate. The oats also serve as an exfoliator, cleaning out your pores and dead skin cells.

Meanwhile, your skin also soaks up the anti-inflammatory properties of the oats, reducing inflammation and irritation. For an extra-hydrating solution, try combining avocados and oatmeal.

4: Honey Face Mask

a bowl of honey

Honey is a common ingredient in homemade face masks. Since ancient times, it was used to clean out wounds and dress burns. In the beauty world, honey is a defender against bacteria that may cause acne outbreaks and an excellent moisturizer.

Honey face masks can be used on dry and normal skin. Try combining a tablespoon of honey with ½ an avocado, and a tablespoon of avocado or olive oil for a quick and efficient hydration mask.

5: Cucumber Face Mask

a sliced cucumber on a table

Everyone suffers from oily skin at some point. Most oily skin is caused by the excessive production of androgen during teenage years. However, for many women, oily skin extends far past high school. Just about anything can cause an oil breakout: stress, your period, and even some homemade face masks.

For an oily skin-safe recipe, try the cucumber face mask. Cucumbers are a staple ingredient in beauty salons. A cucumber is rich in biotin, antioxidants, and B1. Combine the benefits of cucumbers with the detoxifying properties of bentonite and the antiseptic properties of honey, and you’ve got an impressive face mask ready to treat all face types.

6: Activated Charcoal Mask

charcoal powder on a hard surface

Activated charcoal is one of the hottest beauty trends right now. Despite its sudden popularity, activated charcoal has been a valuable component of health and medical remedies for years. Much like bentonite clay, it has the ability to trap toxins and remove them from your body.

In the medical world, activated charcoal was used to treat overdoses or toxic reactions. In the world of beauty, it can be used to trap the everyday toxins and dirt clogged in your pores, leaving you with a fresh, remarkably clean face.

Activated charcoal masks combine powerhouse ingredients, such as bentonite clay and honey, to create an awe-inspiring mask for normal to oily skin. There are several homemade masks available, but has a particularly powerful solution that can produce incredible results.

7: Wrinkle Smoothing Wine Facial

a glass of red wine

The beauty industry has long been aware of a woman’s fight against the effects of aging. There are thousands of anti-aging creams and masks on the market. However, excellent anti-aging masks can be very expensive, and results may vary. If your main concern is to fight aging and you have normal skin, give this mask a try.

The wine facial mask makes use of a remarkable ingredient called Resveratrol. This compound has been reported to reduce the risk of heart problems, cholesterol, obesity, and can assist with repairing skin tissue damaged by years of exposure to the sun. It’s a key ingredient in several anti-aging creams that can be quite expensive.

Luckily, resveratrol can also be found in common red wines. Combine your favorite red wine with other powerhouse ingredients, such as kaolin clay and oat flour, to exfoliate and detoxify your skin. Pour yourself a glass of wine and relax while this mask rejuvenates your face.

Putting It All Together

Homemade face masks can be the perfect ingredient for a stress-relieving weekend at home. These masks deep clean your skin, creating a glowing complexion and an even happier mood. For dry skin, try the banana, oatmeal, egg, or honey face mask.

Sometimes applying face masks can be tricky for oily skin types, but the activated charcoal and cucumber masks are safe and have incredible results. Finally, if you have normal skin, lucky you! All of these masks can be used safely. For a relaxing time and beauty treatments that can fit into any budget, treat yourself to homemade face masks today.

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  • Sierra Hamilton

    Hi, I'm Sierra Hamilton, the founder and main author of My journey began as a salon enthusiast, and over time, I came to recognize the challenges many face when comparing services and prices across different salons. Tired of the opaque pricing in the beauty world, I was inspired to launch My mission is simple: to offer a platform where visitors can access accurate and up-to-date price listings for a myriad of beauty services, streamlining the decision-making process. I'm deeply committed to ensuring everyone can make informed and confident choices about where to indulge in their next beauty treatment. Hamilton Sierra

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