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Skip the Spa with These 3 DIY Face Masks

Skip the Spa with These 3 DIY Face Masks

Need a good facial? Skip the spa and try these 3 DIY face masks that you can make with just a few, inexpensive items you already have in your kitchen!

There is nothing quite as indulgent as treating your skin to a soothing face mask, but a trip to the spa can be time consuming and costly. And with the current situation on the global pandemic, most beauty spas and salons still remain closed for business.

Fortunately, there are wonderful DIY face mask recipes that can be made with just a few, inexpensive, common items you probably already have in your kitchen.  The best part is these recipes are natural and do not contain preservatives, harsh chemicals, or other potentially irritating ingredients found in many commercial products.  Making your own face mask is remarkably easy.  Seriously, if you can make a sandwich, you can make your own face mask.

Before you start, try to carve out 30 minutes of uninterrupted time for yourself.  This is not critical, but taking time to lay back and relax while your mask is applied adds to the pampered feeling.  Try adding some relaxing in the tub with some soft music and a candle for a pleasing, multi-sensory experience. Before you apply any mask, make sure to start with a clean face, and if you have long hair, you may want to tie it back.

1. Honey Oatmeal Face Mask

This simple mask addresses so many skin concerns.  Oatmeal is soothing and moisturizing, while nourishing honey contains natural anti-fungal and anti-microbial benefits.  The optional addition of lemon can help fight blackheads, fade age spots, and reduce an overabundance of oil.


3 tablespoons ground oats (you can grind rolled oats in a blender or food processor. TIP: grind a cup or two at a time and store in an airtight container to have them ready to go at any time.)

2 tablespoons of honey

1 tablespoon of hot water

1/2 tablespoon of lemon juice (optional)

Mix the oatmeal and water to a paste-like consistency.  Add the honey and optional lemon juice and mix well.  Apply to clean skin, avoiding the mouth and eyes, and leave on for 15 minutes.  Rinse with warm water.  Use this mask 1-2 times a week.

2. Yogurt and Turmeric Face Mask

This mask has an impressive set of benefits.  Yogurt contains lactic acid, which is an alpha hydroxy acid, that gently exfoliates and dissolves dead skin cells.  Turmeric is a natural anti-inflammatory and skin brightener.  The honey and lemon juice are anti-microbials that contain beneficial antioxidants. Be sure to protect your clothing, as the turmeric can stain.


1/2 cup plain yogurt

1/8  teaspoon turmeric

1 teaspoon honey

1/2 teaspoon lemon juice

Combine all ingredients in a small bowl.  Apply to clean skin, avoiding the mouth and eyes, and leave on for 20 minutes.  Rinse with warm water.  This mask can be used once a week.

3. Egg White Face Mask

This pore reducing mask is great for tightening and toning the skin.  Egg whites also contain lysozyme, which is an enzyme known to destroy acne-causing bacteria by digesting their cellular walls.  Avoid this mask if you have dry skin.


1 egg white

1 teaspoon lemon juice

½ teaspoon honey

Mix the egg white and lemon juice until frothy.  Add the honey and stir well.  Apply to clean skin, avoiding the mouth and eyes, and leave on for 15-20 minutes.  Rinse with warm water.  This mask can be used once a week.

If you have sensitive skin, be sure to do a skin patch test first before using these natural skincare face masks. Or if you have any concerns at all, check with your dermatologist.

So, what do you think of these natural DIY face masks? Have you tried these or any similar DIY beauty recipes before? Tell me about it in the comments.

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Jocelyn Brown

A former school teacher, Jocelyn Brown created Hip Mama’s Place in 2007. Her motto for this blog is: get inspired, create and share! Jocelyn loves sharing about food and recipes, crafts, DIY projects and her random travels with her family. She also loves all things social media, but her latest obsession is Instagram.

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  1. 05/15/2021 / 9:14 pm

    I’d love to try the turmeric mask! These all sound like great things for your skin.

  2. Ruth I
    05/15/2021 / 4:57 pm

    Love all these face masks idea! It’s natural and easy to make.

  3. Catalina
    05/14/2021 / 9:07 pm

    Yogurt and turmeric mask sounds to be an easy one to make it at home. Need to try!

  4. Tammy
    05/14/2021 / 8:35 pm

    Love these face mask ideas. Thanks for sharing

  5. 05/14/2021 / 4:30 pm

    At home things are great, but I wouldn’t want to skip the spa completely. It is a more relaxing experience.

  6. Kathy
    05/14/2021 / 3:59 pm

    I love face masks. I haven’t tried making them myself yet though. I’ll have to give these a try. My daughters and I love having spa days at home.

  7. Eileen M Loya
    05/14/2021 / 3:07 pm

    The honey oatmeal face mask looks like the one I want to try first. I will just have to resist the urge to eat it. I bet it smells heavenly. Love that this mask can help reduce blackheads.

  8. Richelle Escat
    05/14/2021 / 5:42 am

    Thanks for sharing, I’ll surely try this all, I love diy face masks!

  9. Richelle Escat
    05/14/2021 / 5:42 am

    Thanks for sharing, I’ll surely try this all, I love diy face masks!

  10. 05/13/2021 / 10:12 pm

    I do not do a lot of home treatments but these seem to be a great way to pamper yourself and take care of your skin. I will try and find one mask and use it soon.

  11. Amber Myers
    05/13/2021 / 10:03 pm

    I will have to try out these masks. My skin has been rather dry so these could help with that.

  12. 11/03/2020 / 4:25 pm

    I badly need this! Due to the pandemic, we haven’t visited our facial spa for the longest time and had no choice but to DIY. Thank you for sharing this. Would love to try all 3 of them.

  13. 11/02/2020 / 8:14 pm

    I need to plan a DIY spa day at home next time my daughter is off. I’d love to try the oatmeal and honey mask. I’ve heard it works great if you have acne. Thanks to mask wearing I tend to get more break outs now. Maskne is annoying but there are plenty of options to try to prevent it.

  14. 11/02/2020 / 3:03 pm

    These are such good options. I love that they are all household products that I already have so I don’t have to go to the store or prepare ahead of time. Super easy!

  15. 11/02/2020 / 2:53 pm

    I love doing DIY masks especially the cold weather here in Canada. Thanks for sharing definitely doing the mask.

  16. Nikki Wayne
    11/02/2020 / 5:31 am

    One of my friends do the egg white face mask regularly. And honestly her face is so smooth.

  17. 11/02/2020 / 1:37 am

    Yes, I need a DIY mask since I can’t get to the spa right now! Thanks for sharing this.

  18. 11/02/2020 / 12:11 am

    Those masks look amazing. I wonder if the tumeric would turn me orange? Just my luck, if I hadn’t asked!!

  19. Beth
    11/01/2020 / 9:03 pm

    I have all the ingredients for the honey oatmeal mask. I need to give it a try!

  20. Jen
    11/01/2020 / 12:45 pm

    I could definitely use a good face mask right now. These all look so simple and relaxing. Thanks for the ideas!

  21. Catalina
    11/01/2020 / 10:33 am

    Easy masks that I can do at home! I don’t need to buy one or the ingredients! I have everything at home already!

  22. 11/01/2020 / 4:44 am

    Love your recipe and so great that I was just looking for something like this earlier! It would be fun making them at home and they are good gifts for the holiday seasons too! – Knycx Journeying

  23. Monica Simpson
    11/01/2020 / 12:42 am

    My daughter and I love doing face masks together at night. These look so fun since we can make them together!

  24. 10/31/2020 / 10:13 pm

    My mum introduced me to the egg white face masks. I really like it.

  25. Ebony
    10/31/2020 / 10:09 pm

    I love the health benefits of turmeric! I would love to try the turmeric and yogurt combination!

  26. Maricar Rodriguez
    10/31/2020 / 9:23 pm

    I haven’t been to a spa and this one is a great idea. I think I must try the egg white because it sounds cheaper lol!

  27. 10/31/2020 / 7:11 pm

    I love how these are all so easy to make, with things we already have on hand at home! Also love how you included the benefits of each ingredient and what it will do for your skin!

  28. 10/31/2020 / 4:17 pm

    The mask has been made from herbal extracts and good for skin treatment. I always using egg white for mask. Its good for dark spot on your face and death skin.

  29. 10/31/2020 / 3:50 pm

    Admittedly, I haven’t done a lot of at home face masks, but I have everything on these lists, so I might as well try!

  30. Melissa
    10/31/2020 / 2:55 pm

    Oh I love a good face mask! I have tried the honey oatmeal and love it. Will have to try the other 2.

  31. 10/31/2020 / 2:47 pm

    I’ve never tried those DIY face masks before. How interesting! Thanks for the ideas.

  32. Kathy
    10/31/2020 / 1:27 pm

    I’m loving all of these. I need to have a spa night with my daughters. They love it when we have spa days.

  33. Kimmy
    10/31/2020 / 11:32 am

    I love the idea of making your own masks!

  34. 10/31/2020 / 10:22 am

    Yeah. When I go to the spa it’s typically just for a massage, and honestly, I don’t really go to SPAS per say, I go to those hole in the wall places, ha ha ha! Spas are overrated IMO… Especially when you can easily do face masks like this!

  35. Ruth I
    10/31/2020 / 9:34 am

    I haven’t been to a spa since the lockdown. These are great DIY skin care. I love how these ingredients are easy to find in the kitchen. I want to try them all thank you for sharing these DIY information!

  36. Mow
    10/31/2020 / 9:04 am

    What a clever way to make use of natural ingredients you have around in the kitchen. It is relatively inexpensive too. Thank you for sharing these impressive techniques. I look forward to treating myself soon!

  37. 10/31/2020 / 2:38 am

    I’ve been wanting to do a mask! I’m going to try that oatmeal one this week! Thx!

  38. 10/31/2020 / 2:28 am

    I would love to make my own masks. The turmeric one sounds really good and a great way to improve skin.

  39. Pam Wattenbarger
    10/30/2020 / 11:37 pm

    What I like about this is that I have all the ingredients needed for all three of those masks! I can pamper myself.

  40. 10/30/2020 / 10:47 pm

    Now these sound like some amazing facemaks to make at home, I keep meaning to make more skincare items as it is so nice to know exactly what you are using on your skin.

  41. 10/30/2020 / 10:08 pm

    OOH I’m gonna need to try the honey and oatmeal mask. That sounds amazing!

  42. 10/30/2020 / 9:28 pm

    Thank you so much for the recommendations, I’ve been looking for a way to take care of my skin while staying safe at home!

  43. 10/30/2020 / 9:17 pm

    Woo hoo! I’ve been doing tons of at-home “spa days” lately. They really help keep me centered and give me a little down time to reset. I can’t wait to try these.

  44. 10/30/2020 / 9:15 pm

    Ooh. I love face masks! I can’t wait to try making my own. The egg mask sounds very interesting to me.

  45. 10/30/2020 / 9:07 pm

    These natural face masks is a great alternative to spa, especially during the pandemic. I have made masks on my own just for going outside, but now I will experiment these new face masks you have introduced to us.

  46. Ben
    10/30/2020 / 8:50 pm

    These sound awesome. I’ll have to show this to my girlfriend. She recently discovered DIY masks and scrubs, and she’s obsessed.

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