Home-made Face Masks for Healthy and Glowing Skin

Alpa Momaya

May 25, 2021

Want to avoid paying a visit to a cosmetic store or salon now and then? Now you can look after your skin without professional aid. Get a salon-like glow with these 8 effective home-made face masks for smooth, healthy, and glowing skin. There’s no need to loosen your purse strings over a professional facial when you can easily make these recipes at home in a jiffy. 

This carefully curated list of 100% organic DIY face masks contains natural ingredients that are pretty convenient to find in a general store, if not already in your homes. Also, the preparation time is almost next to nothing. You can go about your day with these simple 8 face masks for radiant and hydrated skin. 

#1 Cucumber and Sugar 

Cucumber and Sugar

This is a popular summer face-mask, suitable for all skin types. The cooling cucumber and sugar granules make an awesome combination to do away with all the sweaty gunk. 

What you need:

  • Mashed cucumber slices
  • A teaspoon of sugar crystals


  • Add a teaspoon of regular sugar crystals to a few mashed-up slices of cucumber
  • Refrigerate the mixture for a couple of hours, or until it feels cool
  • Apply the paste evenly on your face using your finger or a brush
  • Wash your face with water after 10 minutes, and pat dry

You will observe an instant glow and soft skin. This mask is known to have quite a soothing and hydrating effect on your face. The sugar crystals gently exfoliate the skin and the cucumber helps the skin cool down. 

#2 Lemon and Honey

Lemon and Honey

Brighten up your day with a ‘lemoney’ face-mask! This is another home-made solution to greasy, oily skin. The magical blend of lemon, honey, and egg is one of the most popular DIY face masks.

What you need:

  • A tablespoon of fresh lemon juice
  • A tablespoon of honey
  • One egg white


  • Mix equal parts of freshly squeezed lemon juice and honey
  • Add an egg white and make a fine blend
  • Apply this mixture on your face and leave it for 15-20 minutes
  • Wash your face with water and pat dry

All three ingredients are known to have amazing effects on your skin. Honey has immense anti-bacterial and anti-inflammatory properties and helps in getting a smooth texture on your skin. Lemon is packed with antioxidants and Vitamin C that give your skin a healthy and clean glow. Egg whites aid in filling up the pores and keeping the skin firm and spotless.

#3 Banana Smoothie Face Mask

Banana Smoothie Face Mask

Banana is a very versatile fruit. A natural moisturizer, banana can brighten up your skin and help you get rid of itchy skin, dryness, blemishes, and wrinkles.

What you need:

  • One mashed banana
  • Two spoons of hung curd/ unflavoured yogurt
  • A tablespoon of honey


  • Form a smooth, lump-free paste of banana, yogurt, and honey
  • Apply this thick paste on your face and leave it on for about 30 minutes
  • Rinse with cold water and pat dry

Using this mask every other day would leave your skin healthy, glowing, and super soft. While it is suitable for all skin types, the mask works exceptionally well on dry skin.

#4 Mint and Turmeric 

Mint and Turmeric

Refresh and rejuvenate with this DIY minty magic. Beat the summer heat with the calming mint leaves and soothing turmeric paste.

What you need:

  • 10-15 mint leaves
  • A quarter spoon of turmeric powder


  • Grind some mint leaves and add the turmeric powder
  • Add some water to make a thick yet runny paste and apply it to your face
  • Leave it on for 10-15 minutes and rinse it off with water

Turmeric is a highly revered ingredient, known for its holistic healing properties. It helps in controlling acne, itchy, and/or oily sky, and gives you a glowing appearance. Adding mint takes your home-made face mask a notch higher to give you smooth, shiny skin.

#5 Pulpy Tomato

Pulpy Tomato

Try this ultimate de-tan face pack for healthy and glowing skin. Tomato is such a superstar ingredient when it comes to keeping your skin radiant and wrinkle-free. Rich in Vitamin C, tomato helps in reducing open facial skin pores and controlling dullness. It can also take care of blackheads and excess facial oil! If you want clear, bright, and shiny skin, use this face mask and avail yourself of the many benefits.

What you need:

  • One tomato pulp
  • Two spoons of lemon juice
  • Honey


  • Puree one tomato and add two spoonfuls of freshly squeezed lemon juice
  • Mix a dash of honey and make a fine paste
  • Apply it on your face and neck and leave it for 15-20 minutes to dry
  • Rinse it off with cold water and pat dry

Take that tan off and get rid of oily skin with this DIY home-made tomato face mask. It’s your one-stop destination to check wrinkles, blemishes, dark spots, and open pores from your face. 

#6 Milky Mighty Almond

Milky Mighty Almond

Milk and almond have been traditionally used in many cultures for both cosmetic and medicinal purposes. Rich in Vitamin E, Almonds are your answer to your chemical-free anti-aging remedies. Both milk and almond help in reducing acne and pimples, and give you that glam-glow without having to spend thousands of bucks on commercial products.

What you need:

  • 10-12 almonds
  • 1/3 cup milk


  • Soak a handful of almonds in milk for 6-7 hours or overnight
  • De-skin the almonds and form a thick granulated paste using the same milk
  • Apply a light layer on your face, preferably at night, and rinse off the next morning

Nourish and soften your skin with this mask every alternate day for a radiating glow on the face. You may try this recipe three days a week, and you should be able to observe a positive change in a couple of weeks’ time.

#7 Oats Spa Face Mask

Oats Spa Face Mask

Oats are rich in Vitamin E and have significant therapeutic and cosmetic value. The skin-friendly micronutrients in Oats enter the deep layers of the skin and naturally moisturize and rejuvenate it. The saponins in them also work as a cleansing agent, leaving the skin smooth and blemish-free. 

What you need:

  • 1 tbsp oats flour
  • Two spoons of honey


  • Mix two spoonfuls of honey to a spoonful of oats flour
  • Apply this thick paste onto your face and neck, and let it rest for 15-20 minutes 
  • Rinse off with warm water and pat dry

This honey-oats blend works wonders on dry and irritated skin. Honey makes an excellent additive to this oat spa recipe. It is anti-bacterial in nature and packed with antioxidants. It also maintains optimum skin pH-balance. Since these properties are already present in oats, imagine all the goodness that comes out of this combination.

#8 Papaya- Honey Mask

Papaya- Honey Mask

Here’s a perfect remedy for flaky and dry skin! Papaya is power-packed with Vitamins A and C that boost your skin life and health. It contains papain that aids in curing skin-related problems, blemishes, and dark spots around your eyes!

What you need:

  • 6-10 cubes of papaya
  • A teaspoon of milk and/or malai (cream of milk)
  • A tablespoon of honey


  • Mask the papaya pulp and mix all the ingredients together
  • Apply the smooth paste evenly on your face and neck
  • Rinse with lukewarm water after 15-20 minutes

Papaya thoroughly hydrates and nourishes the skin. When mixed with honey and milk, papaya fills up the pores and smoothens the skin, making it glow and soft. Whether oily, dry, or irritated skin, the fruit can be used in different ways to remedy different skin-related issues in a natural and chemical-free manner. 

Try these home-made face masks for healthy, glowing, and blemish-free skin. They are very easy to make and apply. Find the cure to acne, dry skin, oiliness right in your home. Give your skin a chemical-free face spa and experience the magic of this DIY regime.

Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs)

Q. What benefits do home-made face masks offer?

A. Home-made and/or DIY face masks are usually 100% organic and made with natural and/or safe ingredients. These face masks are generally cost-effective and can be used for all skin types. They help in maintaining healthy skin and a glowing look without having to stop by a salon or a beauty parlor. Home-made masks are very easy to prepare and apply.

Q. How often should I use a DIY face mask?

A. It is advisable to use DIY face masks every few days a week. This will also help in understanding which ingredient works well with your skin, and which should not be used.  

Q. Can home-made face masks be preserved for a long time?

A. DIY face masks are usually made with natural ingredients that are perishable in nature. It is advisable to make a fresh batch every time you feel like using them. Since they can be made in no time, preparing a new batch won’t be a hassle.

Q. Which home-made face mask is the best?

A. The beauty of using home-made face masks is that you can keep trying different recipes until you find the ones that really work for your skin, without spending a fortune. Also, most of these masks work on all skin types, so it really comes down to your own preferences and choice of ingredients and/or lifestyle.

Q. Why is honey good for the face?

A. Honey is rich in antimicrobial and anti-inflammatory properties. It can help in reducing and eventually removing acne, facial scars, and blemishes. This ingredient mixes really well with a lot of other ingredients and helps in forming the right kind of consistency for a face mask. Moreover, it works wonder on your skin and overall health when used on a daily basis (topical application and/or direct ingestion)

About the Author

As the holder of a Post Graduate Diploma in Dietetics from the University of Mumbai, Alpa Momaya has always understood the value of good nutrition in an individual's life. She is a Registered Nutritional Practitioner (Canada) with over 15 years of experience in the field. Specializing in Clinical Nutrition, Pre & Post Natal Diets, and Weight Management, Alpa found her calling as a Sr. Nutritionist with HealthifyMe. Alpa's love for cooking and good nutrition has seen her contribute several recipes to the HealthifyMe database over the years. Additionally, she takes a keen interest in reading and painting.

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