Budget-Friendly DIY Facial Mask Ideas

Posted on Oct 24 2013 - 11:10pm by Ave

The summer is over and winter coming, so it’s the right time to start preparing your skin for colder time. There is no need to buy any special products for getting your skin ready for harsh winter weather – just revise your cupboard, pantry and fridge. You will be surprised how many things you already have at home that can be used as beauty products.

For me, homemade beauty products are more effective that store-bought creams, serum, lotion, etc. Homemade products nourish your skin better, don’t ruin your skin’s balance and contain no preservatives or other chemicals. Natural cosmetics have been used for thousands of years, meaning that DIY beauty products can be trusted and there is no need to buy store-bought products to have a healthy skin.

DIY Facial Mask Ideas @homelifeabroad.com

Selecting the ingredients

Every ingredient we use when preparing a facial mask, has it’s certain properties, so think about the results you would like to get, before mixing those ingredients.

  • Plain yogurt helps to steer away wrinkles and reduce existing ones. Yoghurt is perfect for dry and normal skin. It also lightens your skin and helps to reduce blemishes.
  • Ground oatmeal gives great results when used for excoriating. It calms skin and are perfect for dry and sensitive skin.
  • Honey soothes, calms and moisturizes skin, it also acts as an anti-aging agent, leaving your skin soft and silky.
  • Cucumber lightens, soothes, exfoliates and softens your skin. It also repairs damage caused by environmental toxins.
  • Lemon juice is super food for your skin. It exfoliates, brightens, moisturizes and lightens your skin. It fights wrinkles, tones oily skin, diminishes scars and heals acne.
  • Banana works as an anti-aging agent. It soothes, mozturises.

DIY facial mask recipes

  • Honey + olive oil + egg yolk

Mix a tablespoon full of honey, tablespoon of olive oil and one egg yolk. Apply it to your skin and allow it to try for 20 min. Rinse it off with   warm water and then with cold one.

  • Banana + cottage cheese + whipping cream

Mix ½ of banana, a tablespoon full of cottage cheese and a tablespoon full of cream. Apply to your skin and let it work for 20 min, then rinse the mix off.

  • Lemon + flour

Mix 4 teaspoons of flour and the same amount of plain yoghurt with a teaspoon of lemon juice. Mix the ingredients to form a paste and apply it to your skin. Let it stand for 15 minutes and rinse the paste off.

  • Oatmeal + honey

Mix a teaspoon of ground oatmeal with ½ teaspoon of lemon juice and a tablespoon of honey. Rub it on your skin, leave it for 10 minutes and then rinse with warm water.

  • Cucumber + yoghurt

Skin ½ of a cucumber, cut it into pieces and add a tablespoon of plain yoghurt. Process the mix in a blender. Apply it on your skin, let the mask dry for 20 minutes and then rinse it.

Remember that your skin needs to be cleansed, exfoliated, moisturized and nourished to be healthy. No cream or facial mask makes wonders if you apply it to unexfoliated skin.

Have you tried any homemade facial masks? Do you prefer DIY or store-bought?

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  • brett

    i’m a HUGE lover of lemon. the bonus? it wakes me up 🙂

  • Simply At Home Mom

    These are great facial mask recipes. I love that they are made from things at home too.

  • Jenny @ MyLittleMe

    I love finding new options for DIY beauty care. Thanks for sharing!

  • Thanks for these tips. I am bookmarking this page as I love facial masks.

  • Debbie Denny

    I have aways head oatmeal was great. Lots of good ideas. Thanks!

  • Theresa

    I have to try some of these.

  • I have always wanted to try my hand at making my own face masks as I have sensitive skin, cant wait to try some of these especially the cucumber one.

  • Tina Ashburn

    I had never thought of this, but gee, why not? I’m going to try these (for sure!)

  • Mama to 5 Blessings

    oh wow, nice tips, I am going to have to try the banana one! Thank you!

  • TheNewClassy

    I want to try the recipe with oatmeal and honey because I think it would smell amazing. 🙂

  • Pam W

    I have used the oatmeal and honey mask. Simple but effective!

  • Debra Rutt

    I’ve never tried a home made mask before but they sound pretty easy to make with things I already have in my kitchen!

  • Debbie Lamb

    Using natural ingredients is so important. It is amazing how much better my skin is since I stopped using chemicals.

  • Virginia @thatbaldchick

    I could use a facial right now!

  • Laurie Floyd

    I love an oatmeal and honey mask!! Going to try a few other of your combinations!!

  • Melanie Roberts

    LOVE your post.. always need a little ME time but hate to spend the money.. DIY I can do and Budget I can do, too.. LOVE it.. can’t wait to try the Banana Cottage cheese and whip cream mask… Soo excited. thanks for sharing

  • Elizabeth @ Food Ramblings

    I love this post– my girlfriends and I are talking about doing a spa night– perfect!

  • Carmen’s Coupon Bog

    I have never tried DIY Facial Mask but I don’t even get the store ones because I think they are to expensive but if I can make it at home it would be less expensive and I would be willing to try that.. thanks for the recipes..

  • Danielle

    We recently did honey and oatmeal for a girls sleep over – works very well!

  • Sylvia Elmore Zajis

    I have been doing these for years, love them. A great at home idea for your hair is to use mayo as a “hot oil” treatment and then rinse with beer. Leaves your hair super soft and is a great alternative to buying expensive products.

    • Ave T

      What a great idea, Sylvia! Have to try that out!

  • michele lower

    makes my skin look wonderful

  • Thank you for the mask ideas, I prefer do it yourself since the ingredients can be organic and you know exactly what is going into the product.

  • Krista Bainbridge

    These are great ideas for a homemade facial – and thanks for letting us know the benefits!

  • rebeccabasset

    Thanks for the post, I didn’t know about any of this, I have of course heard about homemade Mask’s but I never knew how or what to use, so thanks for the instructions!

  • Shannah at Just Us Four

    These are great ideas. I use to use yolks for when I had acne as a teenager.

  • Nena Sinclair

    I`m going to try some of these! So much cheaper than buying beauty products from the store and much safer and better for you, too!

  • Lola V.

    i am going to try them!


  • Jens Ken Lundstrom

    So nice mask ideas!

  • veronicalee

    I have never tried DIY Facial Masks but I am definitely going to try some of these! Thanks!

  • Ruz Ramos

    I will start using the Oatmeal and Honey, Thanks

  • That’s really neat. Some of these I knew about already, but some are new. Thanks for the tips!

  • I have to try some of these.

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