You totally don’t need to spend tons of cash on expensive products to have great skin. In fact, you don’t need to buy any skincare products at all! Most of these easy face mask recipes can be made entirely from items you already have in your kitchen.
But before we get to the masks, a quick warning. A ton of DIY face masks out there recommend using lemon juice, an ingredient you should NEVER put on your face! Lemon juice can create a mild chemical burn, potentially leading to eventual hyperpigmentation and messing with your skin’s acid mantle. The TL;DR version is that while it is actually effective at reducing acne, it does more harm than good in the long term.
Anyway, enjoy these fun (lemon-free) masks! Send us pictures of yourself with your mask on for a chance to be featured on our blog.
All it takes is a little bit of baking soda and organic honey to make a mask that’ll banish stubborn blackheads.
We saw some version of this nutmeg, honey and cinnamon mask on a couple of websites, and while its popularity’s probably due to its effectiveness, we can help but think that the fact that it smells totally delicious has something to do with it too.
This three-ingredient mask (the third ingredient’s milk powder) hydrates and nourishes your skin. Plus, cucumbers are full of vitamins A, B and C – a veritable alphabet of skin health!
This mask removes blackheads, tightens your pores and keeps oiliness in check. Plus, peel-off masks are super fun!
This 100% natural mask will leave your skin incredibly soft. Plus it’s delicious, so no worries about accidentally getting some in your mouth.
Who knew that Aspirin could make you more beautiful? This double-whammy works on skin that’s both dry and acne-prone.
Clay masks can be super potent and effective. If you’re new to making your own, you’ll love this foolproof recipe.
Developed by top dermatologist Dr. Loretta Ciraldo, this mask will give any skin a glow, but it’s especially potent on aging skin – even seriously aging skin. “I have a 93-year-old patient with incredible skin who uses this mask,” Dr. Ciraldo says.
Glamglow Supermud is constantly raved about by fashion insiders, but at $76 for 1.2 oz, it’s pretty pricey. This blogger’s developed a winning formula that produces similar effects for a way cheaper price.
This blogger swears by her pore-tightening yogurt mask, which consists of just one ingredient – yogurt! Perfect for those lazy days when you want to treat your skin to some nourishment but even whipping up a simple mask feels like too much effort.