Monday, 18 January 2016

Five Simple Face Masks

Here's the third post revisiting of some of the easy skincare recipes I shared last year. There are links to the earlier posts below.

Egg Yolk Hydrating Mask

This is excellent for dry skin. Makes enough for one mask.

You need:
  • 1 egg yolk
  • 1 teaspoon olive oil
  • 1 pinch turmeric

Mix to a paste. Apply to clean, dry skin. Leave for 20 minutes then rinse off. Turmeric can give this mask quite a vibrant colour,  but will not stain your skin.

Strawberry Exfoliating Mask

Very quick and easy to make. 

To make this you will need:

  • 3 medium-sized ripe stawberries
  • 1 teaspoon of liquid honey

Mash the strawberries well, then mix in the honey. Apply to a clean dry face, avoiding the area around your eyes. Leave for 15 minutes then rinse off with warm water

Can be stored in the refrigerator for up to 3 days.

Rosie Oats Face Mask

This is a gentle mask suitable for most skin types.

Oatmeal soothes, hydrates and can reduce redness. The clay helps to draw out impurities and the rosewater acts as a gentle toner.

To make enough for one mask you'll need:

  • 1 tablespoon ground oats
  • 1 tablespoon rosewater
  • 1 tablespoon kaolin clay*
  • 1/2 tablespoon liquid honey
  • 2-3 drops rose essential oil (optional)

Mix the ingredients to form a paste - you can use less or more rosewater to get a consistency you like. Massage into your face and neck. Leave for 5 minutes then rinse with warm water.

* Green clay can be used if skin is prone to acne or rose/pink clay for mature skin.

Avocado Carrot Face Mask (1)

Simple to make and rich in anti-oxidants this mask will help improve the texture and tone of your skin.

To make this you will need:

  • 1 carrot (cooked and well mashed)
  • 1 avocado (mashed)
  • 1/2 cup cream 
  • 3 tablespoons liquid honey
  • 1 beaten egg yolk (optional)
Combine all the ingredients in a bowl and blend until you have a smooth, but not runny, paste. You may need to adjust the amount of cream used to get a good consistency.

Apply to your face and neck. Leave for 10 to 15 minutes, then rinse. Follow with your usual toner and moisturiser.

Note: natural yoghurt can be used in place of cream if you prefer

Avocado Face Mask (2)

Another one using avocado. This is a simple to make mask suitable for most skin types - and a great way to use up an avocado that getting a bit too soft.

To make this mask you will need:

  • 1/2 of an avocado
  • 2 tablespoons plain yoghurt
  • 2 tablespoons liquid honey

Mash the avocado until smooth and creamy. Stir in the honey and yoghurt. You want a smooth consistency that's not too runny.

Apply to clean, dry skin avoiding the area around your eyes. Leave for 10-15 minutes. Rinse of with warm water, then follow with your usual moisturiser.

This makes enough for one mask.

You may also like:
Six Favourite Toner Recipes
Six easy to make Scrubs

I link up here. 


  1. your posts always sound good enough to eat - and this is another one! It's great to see natural products being used so cleverly. thanks for sharing at our #OverTheMoon link up ~ Leanne :)

  2. Great recipes! Thank you for sharing them on the Art of Home-Making Mondays!

  3. These are great! Thank you for sharing on Meetup Monday!

  4. I have never made my own mask before. I will be trying some of these. Thanks so much for sharing! :)

  5. I want to try this...the avocado one sounds so healthy! Thanks for sharing on the Thursday Blog Hop!

  6. I've used a couple of these things before, but I've never used strawberries! I'll have to try it sometime soon. Thanks for sharing. Stopping by from Funtastic Friday. Hope you have a great weekend!

  7. These sounds really interesting. I think I'll try the strawberry one.

  8. I love that avocado mask! I think it would be great for hydration. Avocado is so rich!

  9. I also love to make my own natural beauty aids so I am so delighted that you shared Five Simple Face Masks with us at the Healthy Happy Green and Natural Party! I'm Pinning and sharing this!Thank you so much for sharing your gems and for your support! All the best, Deborah

    1. Thank you for both the opportunity and for the feature. :)

  10. These are so easy! I never realized how simple masks are to make. Thanks for sharing at Inspiration Thursday!

  11. These look great! My skin is so dry this time of year, I need to do something.

    Thanks for sharing on the Homestead Blog Hop.