Face masks at home. 15 recipes for the most effective homemade face masks

Girl with a refreshing face mask

The cosmetics industry is developing tons of masks, offering them for both professional hairdressers and home use. However, homemade face masks from natural ingredients will always be preferable to the factory options.

After 25 years, girls need to start taking care of their face and not only wash it with clean water, but also nourish it with various masks. Otherwise, insufficient care will manifest itself in early mimic wrinkles and a noticeable deterioration of the skin condition.

What face masks are there?

Usually, face masks are categorized based on the effect they produce. There are mask types:

  • nourishing, moisturizing, toning and cleansing - designed for continuous skin care and maintenance in excellent condition.
  • anti-inflammatory, whitening, anti-couperose - this group of masks successfully fights obvious skin imperfections.
  • anti-aging, lifting masks - belong to the anti-aging group and help tighten facial skin.

How to determine your skin type

Before choosing a face mask, you need to determine your skin type. In classical cosmetology, it is common to distinguish between skin type:

  • strongly,
  • dry,
  • normal,
  • in combination.

Because the needs of different skin types differ significantly, you should choose a homemade face mask depending on the type of skin you are.

As a rule, this is not a problem, as girls are usually careful in their appearance and skin type can be easily determined even by looking at themselves in the mirror. However, sometimes difficulties arise. Therefore, to accurately determine your skin type at home, wash your face with regular neutral soap and do not use products on it.

After about an hour and a half, place an absorbent paper towel firmly on your face. Take a close look at the towel and evaluate the degree of oily skin:

  • If there is a trace of sebum on the entire surface of the napkin, it means that the skin is not tight at all and you have oily skin.
  • If there are no marks on the towel, but the skin does not peel and does not feel tight, then your skin type is normal.
  • If there are no greasy marks on the napkin, but you feel a noticeable tightness, then your skin is dry.
  • If in the center of the napkin your forehead, nose and chin are marked with strong marks and in the area of ​​application of the cheeks and temples, the skin has left no marks (dry or normal), then such an uneven content distributionin oily indicates a combination or mixed skin type.

Nourishing face masks at home

Face mask

Nutritional masks are necessary to cover the lack of nutrients, vitamins and trace elements in the skin.

Recipe # 1. Nourishing mask for oily skin (honey)

A simple composition made from 2 teaspoons of honey, 20 drops of lemon juice and 1 tablespoon of low-fat sour cream is ideal for oily skin. Mix all the ingredients in a bowl until soft, spread the resulting mixture on your face. Leave it for 20 minutes to half an hour and then rinse with warm water.

The mask nourishes the skin, giving it a uniform color, radiance and beauty.

Recipe # 2. Nourishing mask for dry skin

To nourish dry skin at home, use the following ingredients:

  • 1 egg yolk,
  • 2 teaspoons
  • 1 half tablespoon thin oat flakes.

Pour the oatmeal with very hot milk, let it soak slightly (10-15 minutes). Beat the egg yolk with a fork and mix the flakes. Apply the mass on your face and leave for 20 minutes.

This soothing mask with deep penetration into the pores nourishes dry skin, relieves the feeling of tightness and peeling, leaving it soft and velvety.

Recipe # 3. Nourishing mask for normal skin

It is a great misconception that normal facial skin does not need nourishment and care, saturation with vitamins. The nourishing mask for normal skin based on grapes gently and carefully cares for the skin, soothes it.

Grate 6-7 grapes of any white variety (or black as a last resort), remove all seeds and peels, combine the grape mass with 1 tablespoon sour cream. Apply the mass on your face, hold for 20-30 minutes and then rinse with warm water. The mask is so nourishing that even irritated skin can heal.

Moisturizing masks at home

Natural moisturizing face masks keep the skin hydrated. Most of the time, hydration is necessary in summer and spring, when, under the influence of ultraviolet radiation and ambient temperature, part of the moisture is lost from the surface layers of the skin. Even mild dehydration can lead to decreased skin elasticity, the appearance of sagging and wrinkles.

Recipe # 4. Moisturizing masks for oily skin

The following recipe will help hydrate oily skin. Beat 1 egg white and mix with 20 ml of liquid honey until soft. Add 1 tablespoon chopped oatmeal. Apply the mask on your face, leave it on for 20 minutes. Rinse first with warm water and then rinse your face with cold. You can replace the flakes with potatoes or starch to tighten the pores and nourish your skin.

Recipe # 5. Moisturizing masks for dry skin

Dryness is perfectly eliminated with a curd mask.

Dry skin needs hydration, not only in summer and spring, but generally at any time of the year. Mix about 30 grams of cottage cheese with 2 tablespoons of milk, warmed to body temperature. Bring the mass to a homogeneous consistency, without lumps. Apply the resulting mask on the skin for 15 minutes. Rinse with warm water.

Recipe # 6. Moisturizing masks for normal skin

Use a grapefruit mask to hydrate normal skin. To do this, mix the chopped pulp of two slices of grapefruit with 1 egg yolk. Apply the mask on the skin for 15 minutes. Then rinse with warm water.

Toning and cleansing homemade face masks

Cleansing and toning masks generally have a strengthening effect on the skin, activate the subcutaneous circulation and cleanse the pores of the face from seborrheic secretions, giving it a youthful appearance.

Recipe # 7. Toning mask for oily skin

Oily skin is perfectly accentuated by a white clay mask. To prepare it, dissolve 2 tablespoons of white clay in cold boiling water, add 1 egg white, 3-4 drops of lemon juice and 5 ml of honey. The resulting homogeneous mass should look like sour cream consistently. Apply the mask on your face and wait until it dries completely. Rinse the clay mask with warm water as soon as it is completely dry.

Recipe # 8. Cleansing mask for dry skin

Dry skin is visibly improved and cleansed by the action of white clay. To prepare a mask at home, take 1 tablespoon white clay, 2 times more milk and 5 ml of honey. Stir until soft and apply on face. After 10-15 minutes, rinse the mask and finally, after cleansing, use a moisturizer.

Recipe # 9. Toning mask for normal skin

Normal skin will quickly regain freshness and firmness with a lemon peel face mask. Mix 1 yolk and 20 ml of low-fat sour cream, add the zest of 1 lemon. Hold the mask on your face for no more than 30 minutes.

Whitening homemade face masks

Many girls dream of getting rid of freckles and generally doing face whitening. At home, whitening face masks will help reduce age spots and even age spots.

Recipe # 10. Cucumber whitening mask is known to everyone for good results. Grate a medium-sized cucumber (without seeds) and mix with the daily nourishing cream or sour cream. Apply mass on face for 20 minutes. Rinse with warm water.

Recipe # 11. The following whitening face mask turns out to be quite moisturizing. At home, mix liquid honey and lemon juice in equal parts by volume. Immerse the gauze napkins in the resulting mass, which are then placed on your face. Leave it on for 15 minutes, then remove the tissues and gently rinse your face with water.

Anti-aging face masks at home

Over time, the skin begins to age - this is an inevitable process. But when the first problematic wrinkles appear, you should not lose your heart, but include a rejuvenation process in regular skin care. Regular use of anti-aging collagen masks allows you to postpone the appearance of new age-related changes in the skin of the face and to smooth out the existing small wrinkles.

Recipe # 12. The refreshing aloe vera face mask at home is very popular. Combine a tablespoon of the juice of this plant with the same amount of nourishing face cream and excellent vegetable oil (preferably olive oil). Mix and apply the mask slightly warm, keep it on the face for 10 minutes.

Recipe # 13. In summer, you can make a mask from fresh pine leaves. Grind the leaves in butter and mix with honey in equal parts. If the mixture is too thick, such as a gelatinous mixture, dilute lightly with water. Keep this dirty on your face for at least 15 minutes. Remove it first with a damp swab and then rinse your face with cold water. And no botulinum toxin is required.

Masks with lifting effect for the face at home

Combating sagging skin on the face requires constant attention from women over 30 years old. Therefore, when the skin begins to fade, you need to arm yourself with tried and tested means that will help align the upper layer of the skin.

Recipe # 14. This anti-aging vitamin face mask is made at home from pharmacy ingredients.


  • 1 tablespoon pink clay,
  • 1 ampoule of vitamin A
  • 30 ml flavored green tea brewed.
The beautician applies a mask to the face

Gently dilute the dry clay with tea and, stirring constantly, bring the mass to a homogeneous texture. Add vitamin A and apply the whole mixture on the skin. The mask lasts 25 minutes. Regular use of this recipe restores firmness and health to the skin.

Rinse this mask with plenty of cold water.

Recipe # 15. Natural and effective lifting can be observed in egg whites. Beat a protein in a hard foam and mix with two teaspoons of oats. The exposure time of the mask on the skin is 15 minutes.

According to the girls, there is a lifting effect: there is skin tightening.

How to properly apply a face mask at home

Before applying any mask, you should clean your face from decorative cosmetics with a gentle make-up. A refreshing gel usually completes the makeup removal process, but you can use an extra peel.

Pre-exfoliation of dead cells is desirable for good penetration into the skin of the face of all the substances that make up the mask. The scrub can also be used at home, for example, according to any coffee exfoliating recipe.

When applying the mask, follow the general rules for cosmetics at home:

  1. The mask application process cannot be performed "on execution". Put aside all household chores and spend half an hour alone.
  2. Any effective homemade face mask should be prepared (mixed) shortly before use. The remaining mass can not be stored.
  3. All ingredients of the mask must be of good quality and ingredients such as sour cream, fruit, kefir, etc. , must be fresh.
  4. Before applying the mask, the face should be cleansed in the usual way. Owners of oily and combination skin will probably also need a preliminary exfoliation. After cleansing the skin, open its pores as much as possible, they may swell over a bath or a hot liquid compress may be applied. This will allow all the ingredients to be absorbed as much as possible and have the best impact.
  5. To keep the hair away from the face, tie it in a bun and secure it with something.
  6. The mask should be applied, depending on the consistency, with clean hands, brush, gauze or cotton.
  7. Most masks should be applied not only on the face, but also on the neck and décolleté. An exception will be the drying masks for oily skin, because in the décolleté area the skin is much drier.
  8. Apply the homemade mask along the massage lines, performing movements from the middle of the face to the temples. The exception is the skin just around the eyes, you do not need to apply a mask on it.
  9. Rinse the mask with clean water. It is better not to take it out of the tap, but to prepare in advance a jug of boiling water, cooled to body temperature.
  10. After rinsing the mask, you do not need to wipe your face, gently wipe off excess moisture with a clean towel. On a wet face, apply a cream suitable for your skin type.
  11. Do not expect an immediate result from the first procedure. Homemade face masks should be repeated regularly at intervals of 1-3 times a week. The duration of the course must be at least 3 weeks.

Precautions when using household masks

For girls who are prone to allergies, before applying the prepared mask at home, it is imperative to do a test on the wrist or inside the elbow. If signs of an allergic reaction occur, take an antihistamine and do not use this product.