Homemade Face Masks – 5 Easy Formulas To Try Today

Giving yourself a facial is bliss, isn’t it! Putting on a natural face mask, letting the good ingredients pamper your skin while you read a magazine or listen to your favorite music or just lay on the couch relaxing, enjoying the much-needed break!

There are loads of natural face masks (and other, synthetic masks too, of course) on the market, but if you want to get crafty and perhaps save some money you might want to try making a homemade beauty mask. I’ve put together a list of five of the best and easiest hydrating formulas I know and I hope you find something suitable for you there!

Homemade face mask for dry skin – Apricot and Honey beauty mask

The honey in this face mask for dry skin will help to heal any irritations and the almonds will leave your skin feeling silky and soft. The apricots are full of vitamins and will smoothen the skin.


  • 2 ripe apricots

  • 2 tablespoons honey (liquid)

  • 2 tablespoons finely ground almonds

What to do:

  1. Peel the apricots, remove the stone and mash them with a fork

  2. Mix the mashed fruit with the honey and the almonds

  3. Massage the mask into your clean skin (face and neck), but keep away from the eyes

  4. Put your feet up and relax!

  5. Remove the mask after about 20-25 minutes by rinsing it off with warm water.

DIY face mask for dry sensitive skin – Avocado & Oatmeal beauty mask

This is the best and easiest avocado face masks I know for anyone with dry and sensitive skin, as it is very moisturizing and helps to restore damaged skin due to the beneficial oils of avocado and the healing properties in oatmeal.


  • 3 tablespoons of a ripe avocado

  • 3 tablespoons of oatmeal

What to do:

  1. Cook the oatmeal as instructed on the package (with water), let it cool

  2. Mash the avocado with a fork

  3. Mix the ingredients together

  4. Apply the mask onto your skin

  5. Relax and enjoy the break!

  6. Remove the mask after about 10 – 15 minutes by washing it off with warm water

Homemade face masks for oily skin - Banana beauty mask

When used in a homemade beauty mask, bananas will enrich your skin and leave it feeling clean, soft and nourished.


  • 1/2 a banana

  • 1 teaspoon of honey

  • 1 tablespoon of natural yogurt

What to do:

  1. Peel and mash the banana

  2. Mix in the honey, yogurt until the mask is rather smooth.

  3. Apply the mask on your skin

  4. Take it easy and relax!

  5. Remove the mask after about 20 minutes by rinsing it off with warm water.

Easy homemade face mask for acne scars – Pineapple and Cucumber mask

Acne scars or other blemishes on the skin can fade away and be made less visible by using peeling agents like fruit acids – in this formula pineapple and cucumber are used, as they are effective and soothing ingredients.


  • ½ cup fresh, ripe pineapple

  • 1/2 cup fresh cucumber (use the skin only if the cucumber is organic!)

  • 1 tablespoon honey

What to do:

  1. Blend the pineapple and the cucumber in a food processor

  2. Mix in the honey

  3. Apply the mask on your skin, either only on the acne scars or your entire face and neck (or other areas, where you have acne scars)

  4. Relax and enjoy the pampering!

  5. Remove the mask after about 10-20 minutes by rinsing it off with warm water, ending with a splash of cold water to close the pores

Homemade face mask for wrinkles – Green tea face mask

Green tea is known for its health benefits and youthfulness boosting properties – and the good news is you can even make a natural face mask for wrinkles with it!


  • 2 tablespoons olive oil

  • 1 teaspoon green tea leaves (or just open one tea bag)

  • 1 tablespoon honey

What to do:

  1. Mix the honey and the olive oil together

  2. Add the green tea leaves to the mix

  3. Heat the mixture for 30 seconds in the microwave or in a double boiler, mix well. Don’t skip this step, the mask works best if warm (but not hot!)

  4. Massage onto the skin

  5. You guessed it – relax!

  6. Remove the mask after about 10 minutes by rinsing it off with warm water.

These were the homemade natural beauty mask formulas I wanted to share. Give them a try and see if you like them!

For more effective results especially if you want to get rid of wrinkles or fine lines, I would recommend you try Xtend-Life natural masks though, such as the Age Defying Cleansing Mask or their Age Defying Sheer Day & Night Cream which is actually a skin cream, but has the hydrating power of a mask! They have been made to effectively boost youthfulness while deeply moisturizing and nourishing your skin much more effectively than any homemade facial mask could do!

Why not check them out at the Xtend life natural skin care site!