Natural Skin Care Masks You Can Whip Up At Home

Curated by Claudia Shannon / Research Scientist / ishonest

So, your skin has decided to have a meltdown moment and create a few craters and bumps on your glowing face. If you’re anything like me, you may have tried tons of products that don’t serve you the results you’re looking for.

Well, let this be a load off your mind — sometimes the answers to our skin care concerns are sitting right in our very own pantries.

ishonest No.233 - Pigmentation & Blemishes

No.233 - Pigmentation & Blemishes

I started buying skin care masks that had ingredients I recognized from brands like Lush and Glossier. After switching to natural masks full-time, I found that my sensitive skin reacted better to them and calmed down faster after a breakout than when I had used a chemically-packed product.

Lush for example has a whole line of masks that live in your fridge due to their natural ingredients like: chocolate, oatmeal, honey, bananas, and essential oils. However, most stores are making things in bulk and need a few filler ingredients. In those same masks, you might find things like glycerin and added fragrance — which both are common skin irritants.

Making your masks at home takes the guesswork out of figuring out what you’re actually putting on your face. And the best part is the learning process. If something about your recipe doesn’t work, you can locate the problem pretty quickly and make adjustments. Similarly, if it does work, you’ve found a new skin care solution that’s only a few steps away from the bathroom cabinet.

With that in mind, here are three recipes for skin care treatment masks that you can whip up at home.

Coffee mask

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This mask is a great option if your skin is in need of instant replenishment. After a night out, or a hard workout, this is great to throw on during your cool down time.

Turmeric mask

A turmeric mask is great for giving you a natural glow. Packed with anti- inflammatory and antioxidant properties, it’s known for being healing and cleansing.

Tea tree spot treatment

This treatment isn’t a full facial mask, but it is a great topical option for irritation spots or acne. It also helps to reduce excess oil production on the skin’s surface.


As you experiment with the ingredients in your home to make your own skin care treatments, don’t be shy about tweaking things according to how your skin reacts.

Some combinations will yield different results. But part of the fun is finding your way to skin care success with the natural resources in your home.

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