DIY Masks to Bring Your Dull, Dehydrated Skin Back to Life

Curated by Claudia Shannon / Research Scientist / ishonest

Don't beat yourself up.

Pour yourself a glass of H2O (or a cup of tea) and take a few deep breaths. Your skin is probably just in need of some TLC. Luckily, you don't need to leave the house to breathe life back into your dull complexion, thanks to a few natural ingredients you may already have in your pantry, crisper, or fruit bowl.

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Just make your way towards the kitchen and keep reading!

Avocado, Honey, and Yogurt Moisturizing Mask

All the ingredients in this mask are incredibly hydrating. Honey is a natural humectant, which makes it perfect for renewing your dewy glow. Yogurt soothes the skin and is also a light exfoliator, thanks to the lactic acid in dairy. Avocado, in addition to being moisturizing and rich in anti-inflammatories, also packs plenty of skin-brightening vitamin C. Raid your kitchen for the ingredients below, and follow the instructions over at The Everygirl to whip up this treat for your skin.

Ingredients:

1/2 avocado1 tablespoon plain Greek yogurt1 tablespoon organic honey

Oatmeal, Egg White, and Lemon Juice Pore-Clearing Mask

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Perhaps you slept in your makeup last night. We promise we're not judging you. We've all been there. Give this refreshing mask a try to help soak up what's left lurking in your pores. The oats provide gentle exfoliation, while the lemon juice (a natural astringent) cleans your pores, and the egg white tightens your skin. To get a deep clean, grab the ingredients below, and head over to Glamour for the full instructions.

Ingredients:

1 tablespoon rolled oats1 tablespoon fresh-squeezed lemon juice1 egg white

Pumpkin Papaya Exfoliating Mask

Together pumpkin and papaya make an amazing revitalizing mask. The enzymes will exfoliate away the layer of dead skin cells that are dulling your complexion. Just plug in your blender, pick up the ingredients below, and follow the instructions over at Teen Vogue to revive your complexion.

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Ingredients:

2/3 cup papaya1 can pumpkin1 egg

Kiwi Yogurt Brightening Mask

Kiwis are full of blogs/claudia-shannon/i-cant-remember-the-last-time-i-had-a-zit-thanks-to-this-product' target='_blank' rel='noopener noreferrer' >alpha-hydroxy acids and actually have a higher concentration of skin-brightening vitamin C than lemons. Add antioxidant-rich orange juice, skin-soothing olive oil, and moisturizing yogurt, and you've got a brightening face mask your skin will love. Head over to Dr. Karen S. Lee's blog for the full instructions.

Ingredients:

2 kiwis3 tablespoons plain Greek yogurt1 tablespoon fresh-squeezed orange juice1 tablespoon almond or olive oil

Caution: Do not use any ingredients that you are allergic to. Test masks on the inner part of your elbow to make sure that the ingredients will not cause irritation or a reaction. If you have any severe skin problems, consult a dermatologist before trying any natural skincare recipes.

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