Homemade Face Mask Recipes for Healthy Skin
Taking care of the skin on your face is a big part of slowing, or reversing, the evidence of aging! From sunspots, age spots, and dry skin, these moisturizing homemade face mask recipes will empower you to care for your skin naturally!
The Best Time to Use a Homemade Face Mask
Did you know that your pores start to close just 2 minutes of getting out of the shower? This means any moisturizing that you do, whether it's your face, or your legs, needs to happen immediately after showing. So, do your mask before, shower, then you can use a toner and then moisturize!
I recommend making your homemade face mask before you hop in the shower. You can then go about your morning routine like setting out clothes, brushing your teeth, make the bed, or whatever you need to do while the mask does its work.
And don't forget your neck! Most women take care of their face and legs, and sometimes their arms, but our necks are just as important and should be treated with the same care we give our faces.
After Your Use Your Homemade Face Mask
I like to use apple cider vinegar as a toner. If your skin is extra sensitive you may want to water it down a little with some purified water.
For a moisturizer you can try my healing skin serum or my oil base. Add 8 drops of lavender to every ounce of the serum or oil base. Or for more anti aging or healing use 4 drops lavender, 2 drops tea tree and 2 drops frankincense.
Moisturizing Facemask Recipe
This is a straight up moisturizing mask that anyone can use! It's great for daily use, for those spa parties you host for your friends, or the mama-and-me time with your daughters.
I like to use raw, local honey in this mask, but if you don't have it, maple syrup will do! I know it sounds sticky, but both of these items are really good for your skin. And don't worry, they'll wash off when you're done.
- Mix well in a small glass bowl. Apply to clean face and neck about 10-15 minutes before showering. Wash off in the shower.
Homemade Invigorating Face Mask Recipe
I love to use this face mask recipe when I feel like my face needs a little pick-me-up! This one moisturizes, clarifies, tightens, tones, and leaves your skin feeling bright and fresh. The ingredients are gentle and cleansing and the peppermint essential oil adds just enough zing to wake you up!
- 1 Tablespoon Veganaise or So Delicious unsweetened coconut milk yogurt
- 1 Tablespoon oatmeal, organic and gluten-free
- 1 Tablespoon almond milk
- Half a mashed banana
- 1 drop lavender essential oil
- 1 drop peppermint essential oil
- Blend well and apply to clean face 10-15 minutes before showering. Let the mask dry on your skin
- then rinse off in the shower.
Face Mask Recipe for Age Spots
Starting to notice some age spots on your face? Frankincense essential oil to the rescue! Really tho, there is nothing better for healing irregular patches of skin than frankincense and aloe.
- 2 teaspoons coffee powder
- 2 teaspoons raw honey
- 1 drop lavender essential oil
- Mix well and apply to your clean face and neck. Allow to work for a 10-15 minutes before rinsing off in the shower. Gently dry with a soft towel.
Face Mask Recipe for Skin Damage from the Sun
Anyone can develop sunspots. And like age spots, or liver spots as some people call them, these patches of skin need special care. My secret ingredient? Coffee powder. If you don't have a blender strong enough to turn coffee beans or grounds into a fine powder you can make a cup of coffee and let it cool then use a little of that with the other ingredients. The mask will be much thinner, more like a toner, but it'll do the trick!
- Mix all ingredients together. Wash your face then apply mask to your entire face and neck right before your shower. Allow to soak in for 5-10 minutes, then rinse off in the shower. Blot dry with a soft towel.
- Apply 2 times per day in morning and at night.
The roll-on can be used if you want to use it on a more patchy area or area that is worse following. Some people use this alone for a moisturizer.
Safety & Contraindications
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When it comes to drug interactions and contraindications, there are literally textbooks devoted to the study of essential oil safety and, as a trained researcher and doctor, I think it’s important to note that there is virtually no research out there discussing how essential oils interact with drugs in human clinical trials. This means that essential oil safety is still a wild frontier in the science community and no one really knows (for certain) how essential oils will interact with drugs or your body.
Nonetheless, properly diluting your essential oils is fundamental to safety and effectiveness because they are highly concentrated plant compounds. To help you along your journey, I have a created an easy-to-use dilution guide that you can download for FREE to make sure that all of your topical applications are safe and effective for the entire family.
As with as medicine and natural therapies, this is only a guide and be sure to discontinue use if any adverse reactions occur and consult your physician immediately.